|In Australia, the "Lucky Country"|
"The Q Society is a national grassroots organisation run exclusively by volunteers since 2010. Members and supporters are concerned about the socio-political problems associated with the rise of Islamic sharia law in Australia; as well as religiously-motivated human rights abuses against women and indigenous religious minorities in OIC member countries. We seek to inform and lobby for a free and open discussion about the socio-political impact of political Islam in Australia. Q Society opposes the Islamisation of our society as well as attempts to silence critical debate under the pretence of multicultural tolerance and political correctness. We reject racism and multiculturalism and stand for an integrated multi-ethnic society."
|In New York City|
"From China to Iceland and from New York to Sydney, Islam is spreading. Since the 7th century this unique theocratic ideology, veiled in religious veneer, has conquered people and nations. No other ideology spawns discrimination, division and violence on a global scale. People are looking for information, perspectives and better policies. This symposium offers insights and answers."Americans Pamela Geller of "Atlas Shrugs" and Robert Spencer of "Jihad Watch" are listed among the speakers.
So is the Israeli Arabic specialist Dr Mordechai Kedar, an expert in Islamic ideology and movements, who of course in 2008 on Al Jazeera gave a memorable defence of the Jewish People's claim to Jerusalem:
Dr Kedar's attitude towards the threat to the West from Islam may be discerned from his remarks here in 2009, where he warns of the Muslim demographic weapon that seems poised to undermine Europe and of the wider danger contained in Iranian ambitions and machinations:
|The Hamas Covenant goes global|
There's New York-based human rights activist Simon Deng, a black man who was enslaved for some years by Muslims in his native Sudan.
There's Anders Gravers, chairman and founder of Stop the Islamisation of Denmark and leader of Stop
"Despite death threats, violent attacks and harassment from Neo-Nazis and Islamic extremists, Anders continues to fight for freedom of speech and to stop the further Islamisation of Europe and his native Denmark."There's the head of the Q Society, Debbie Robinson, of whom it's explained:
"Witnessing a violent anti-Israel rally in the streets of Melbourne led Debbie to question the source of hatred and aggression she saw that day. Realising that the freedom of the Western World is also at stake, Debbie now dedicates her time to raising awareness about the true nature of Islam."
The full list of speakers can be found here
Meanwhile, under the headline "Don't be taken in by Islamophobia", a Jewish far-left activist in the correspondence columns of last week's Australian Jewish News, aghast at the contention of one of his friends that Muslim "asylum seekers" are
"only pretending to be boat refugees. But in fact they are the advance wave of a Muslim tsunami that threatens to engulf us all",wrote:
"You might expect to find such ideas among some of the more benighted members of the general community, but not among fellow-Jews. Readers of The AJN should keep their eyes and ears open, and resist the blandishments of racist anti-Muslim campaigners."
I have mentioned more than once how a senior Jewish academic known to me was reported to his department by a clique of Aussie Jewish far leftists intent on making trouble for him after he'd told the AJN in an interview that after what he's seen in the UK in recent years Muslim immigration is not in the interests of the Jewish community or of the wider society. A strange totalitarian bunch, some leftists.
A strange bunch in general, the Islam-friendly Left, seemingly prepared to overlook or to forgive the Islamic war on Christians, Islamic oppression of women, Islamic cruelty towards animals (see here for the difference between halal and kosher slaughter, a difference very much to the former's detriment) in their absurd insistence that all cultures are created equal.
Among the speakers at the forthcoming International Symposium on Liberty and Islam will be a well-known member of the Jewish community, retired Melbourne businessman Michael Burd.
At least Michael has no vice-chancellor and no head of department to whom the totalitarian leftists will be able to "dob him in" (an Aussie term for squealing on someone):
"A vocal member of Melbourne’s Jewish community whose letters in support of Israel and Jewish Human Rights often appear in Australian newspapers. He is a retired rag trader who spent 25 years manufacturing clothing out of India and Pakistan. Michael has an intimate understanding of the mindset of Muslims and Hindus. He is a passionate Zionist advocate and a critic of the Jewish community representatives’ views on multiculturalism and asylum seekers."