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Dhimmi Cop In the aftermath of the recent terrorism raids in Melbourne, Simon Overland, Victoria's Chief Commissioner of Police, has been quick to reassure the victims, who thanks to his sensitivity training, he now identifies as the Islamic community. Writing in The Age, he makes a plea for Australians to be more understanding:
 
IMAGINE how you would feel if a member of your family was a convicted terrorist. This is the reality for one man in Melbourne who has been working with Victoria Police to help us understand how to deal with convicted terrorists...The Muslim community is working with us because it understands that vulnerable, isolated and alienated young people are often easily cultivated to engage in criminal activity.
...this week's events have caused people to feel concern and even shock, none more so than in our Islamic and Somalian communities. Not only do they have to deal with their safety fears, more regrettable is that some people have jumped to the conclusion that all Somalis and Muslims have strong links with terrorism.
...we should all share in the responsibility by respecting and accepting diversity and difference. Not just because it enriches our lives, but because alienation is one of the biggest risks we face. Disengaged, vulnerable, marginalised people are more likely to develop the type of views that can lead to involvement in all forms of crime and antisocial behaviour, not just acts of terrorism. And vulnerable young people, who may feel a loss of their own identity or culture, are often targeted and cultivated by influential people.
In a way, what we are seeing with terrorism is the extreme of this.
Islam is not the problem. Social isolation and disengagement stemming, from among other things, racism and negative stereotyping, is the real problem.
Victoria Police will continue to maintain strong and supportive relationships with the Islamic and Somali communities and we will continue to protect the security of all. To them I say that we understand the impact these types of issues have on your community. (source)
Don't struggle
..we should all share in the responsibility by respecting and accepting diversity and difference. Not just because it enriches our lives, but because alienation is one of the biggest risks we face (or translated into plain English: Do not resist, do not struggle you just make it more painful for yourserlf).
 

And according to Waleed Aly:

''You don't generally desire to blow up a society that you think you belong to. Alienation and personal grievances and frustrations are a major factor. Ideology then takes those grievances and explains it in a way these people can understand and translate into action.'' (source)
 
Age writers also seem to have read the cultural sensitivity handbook:

Crim Bashing seasonNadia Mohamed was driving to university when she heard on the radio that members of the Somali and Lebanese communities had been arrested on terror charges... The sense of alienation and victimhood that the 24-year-old had seen steadily waning suddenly waxed strong.
"I know the families of these boys. I still don't believe they can be a part of that. It seems guilt by association — maybe they are friends with people who are friends of people . . . that was the message that Somali leaders got yesterday at a meeting arranged by the Victorian and federal police. Police invited only a few, but about 100 turned up to Coburg Town Hall and it got pretty emotional, according to Stephen Fontana, the Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner for Counter-Terrorism Co-ordination. "The purpose was to engage the community... There's been a lot of media coverage that obviously causes angst in the community. We wanted to talk to the community, brief them on the background, discuss any issues and see if we could provide any support."
They are particularly concerned about the impact of some of the reporting and that it might lead to the whole Somali community being targeted — a concern Fontana shares.
Islamic Council of Victoria president Ramzi Elsayed says Somalis are angry and traumatised
 "There were two lots of anger: first, they see it as a slur on the community by association, and second, at how the arrests unfolded...(Police) were going house to house without cultural sensitivity."(source)


How extraordinary that Victoria and federal police rushed to arrange a special meeting for Muslims, buying into their victimhood claim. Why was there was no special meeting for non-Muslim Australians worried about the threat of Islamic terrorism? Why did Fontana not see if they could provide any support for those of us worried about being the victim of terror attacks?

The Commissioner does himself a disservice by relying on the likes of Aly and others to "advise" Vic Police. To claim that it is our racism and negative stereotyping that leads to their feeling socially isolated and disengaged, which in turn  leads them  to embrace Islamic terrorism, is simply ridiculous. Indeed, these claims are contradicted by Dr Basam Tibi, a Syrian Muslim scholar who has lived and worked in Germany for the past 40 years. Unlike Aly and Vic Police's other "advisers" Tibi has an extensive list of publications and an international reputation (reference)
 
To illustrate how the Commissioner has made himself look foolish:
Overland: “Islam is not the problem. Social isolation and disengagement stemming, from among other things, racism and negative stereotyping, is the real problem.”

Mumbai massacre
Our Super-Sensitive-Cop Simon Overlander would certainly  agree that the families of the   people who organized the Mumbai massacre need our help, support and councelling rather that condemnation of their beloved, marginalized children and a mass hysteria in support of the slaughtered victims

Compare this with Tibi, a leader of the small worldwide Muslim reform movement, who is warning the West against wishful thinking as the U.S. government promotes an intensive dialogue with Islam.

"The dialogue is not proceeding well because of the two-facedness of most Muslim interlocutors on the one hand and the gullibility of well-meaning Western idealists on the other.
Both sides should acknowledge candidly that although they might use identical terms these mean Islam will dominatedifferent things to each of them. The word 'peace,' for example, implies to a Muslim the extension of the Dar al-Islam – or 'House of Islam' – to the entire world," explained Tibi, who is also a research scholar at Harvard University.
"This is completely different from the Enlightenment concept of eternal peace that dominates Western thought, a concept developed by Immanuel Kant," an 18th-century philosopher.

"Similarly, when Muslims and the Western heirs of the Enlightenment speak of tolerance. In Islamic terminology, this term implies abiding non-Islamic monotheists, such as Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians, as second-class believers. They are 'dhimmi,' a protected but politically immature minority."
According to Tibi, the quest of converting the entire world to Islam is an immutable fixture of the Muslim world view. Only if this task is accomplished, if the world has become a "Dar al-Islam," will it also be a "Dar a-Salam," or a house of peace.
Tibi appealed to his co-religionists to "revise their understanding of peace and tolerance by accepting pluralism." Furthermore, he said, Muslim leaders should give up the notion of Jihad in the sense of conquest, as opposed to Jihad as an internal struggle of the individual. (source)

In "Why they can’t be democratic" (Journal of Democracy, Volume 19, Number 3 July 2008)
Tibi insists any intelligent discussion of Islamism, democracy, and Islam requires clear and accurate definitions. Without them, analysis will collapse into confusion and policy making will suffer. His own view, formed after thirty years of study and reflection, is that Islam and democracy are  indeed compatible, providing reforms are made. The propensity to deliver on such reforms is what he sees as lacking in political Islam.

Few would disagree with his statements about Europe:

We are left with the following imperative: those who seek to come to Europe must also strive to become part of its community, adopting the democratic consensus expressed in its value system. They must want to become European and to participate in the European identity, rather than seeking to alter it. In a word: Europeanisation, not Islamisation. If this idea becomes a political concept of the EU, together with the political will to push it through, the Islamic enclaves of the parallel societies in city districts where the Turkish or other clearly non-European flags are brandished will no longer be tolerated.

(Tibi  is author of the book "Europa ohne Identität?" (Europe without an identity?) published  by Siedler Verlag, as well as  "Islam between Culture and Politics", published by Palgrave Press.)
(reference)

As Tibi's analysis shows, the problem is whether European and other politicians have the will to oppose the continued development of parallel Islamic societies. And whether Islamisation has gone too far to be rolled back.

Meanwhile our police force must not meekly allow themselves to be manipulated by Muslims posing as moderates.
Their duty is to protect all Australians, not become a tool of Islamic infiltration.
Muslims must be trained to be respectful of our egalitarian values and Australian law. This is the only “cultural sensitivity” training  that should be allowed, not the variety given by the ICV, which is Islamisation by stealth .

The Police represent the thin blue line between order and chaos. By colluding with Islam in blaming the victim and excusing the perpetrators, they have betrayed our trust and made law-abiding citizens feel very uneasy.


With thanks to   Ganesh Sahathevan < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > for providing much of the information
Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2009 04:04  

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