The Battle of Broken Hill

Sunday, 28 December 2008 22:21 Dan Zaremba
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The First Islamic Terrorist Attack on Australian Soil
 
On January 1, 1915 two Broken Hill men, both former camel drivers, armed themselves with rifles, an homemade flag bearing Islamic insignia and a large supply of ammunition and launched a surprise attack on the Picnic Train about 3 kilometres outside Broken Hill.

The train carried about 1200 Broken Hill residents to Silverton where a picnic to celebrate the new year was to take place.

The two Muslim men, Gool Mohamed originally a Pashtun tribesman from Afghanistan and Mullah Abdullah from what is known today as Pakistan, decided to wage jihad against Australian infidels after Australia and the Ottoman Empire officially joined the opposite sides in the WWI.
 
Despite attempts from ”progressive” authors, who try to explain the actions of the two Muslim men as acts of  misplaced patriotism or as a desperate response to brutal racial persecution, the reasons for the terrorist attack were clearly stated by the perpetrators themselves. Both men knew very well they were going to die and (as any present day terrorists do) and left notes explaining that they had to become martyrs - George Negus - An old marxist fool DEFENDING THEIR FAITH and the caliphate.
 
The attack was not spontaneous. It was a very well planned and a premeditated act. Both men wanted to inflict as much damage and kill as many infidels as possible and having almost the entire population of the tiny settlement packed into forty open, wooden carriages where people sat in rows, shoulder to shoulder on flat wooden benches, presented a great opportunity to do just that.

Gool and Abdullah knew very well that each January 1st, the Manchester Unity Order of Oldfellows held  its annual New Year’s day picnic. The train carriages were normally used for taking ore to Port Pirie but once a year they were washed thoroughly, fitted with wooden benches and transformed into the Broken Hill Picnic Train.  It was a perfect target in a flat area, with the train moving slowly and people sitting close to each other without much chance to hide or run anywhere.

The two Muslim men used Gool’s ice-cream cart to transport their rifles, the flag and ammo to the place previously selected by them for the ambush, to avoid  raising any suspicions.
Gool's Cart

The train left Broken Hill Sulphide Street station at 10 a.m.
About two miles out of Broken Hill, an ice cream cart flying a Turkish flag was noticed by those on the train.  It was on the northern side of the line close to the railway fence and two men, later identified as Gool Mohamed and Mulla Abdulla, lay in a trench beside the track within 30 yards of the passing train.  They began firing as the train drew level with them The firing continued as the train passed with 20 or 30 shots being fired in total.

The train was brought to a halt further up the line.  It was found as a result of the attack on the train two people were killed and seven wounded.  (source)
Six not seven people were wounded on the train the seventh injured person was a police constable, who was wounded during the pursuit, which followed the assault)
Sulphide Street Station
Broken Hill - Sulphide Street Station as it is today

The murdered passengers were:  17-year-old Alma Cowie and William John Shaw who died instantly.
The six wounded people were: Mary Kavanagh, George Stokes, Thomas Campbell, Lucy Shaw (daughter of William Shaw), Alma Crocker and Rose Crabb.

Soon after the assault Gool and Abdullah withdrew  towards the west. During their attempted escape they came across and murdered Alfred E. Millard who had tried to hide in his hut.Picnic Train

By this time the police were in full pursuit and when they sighted the two running assassins they fired their guns above their heads in order to force them to surrender, but  instead Gool and Abdullah returned fire and seriously wounded  Constable Robert Mills.

The murderous pair made their last stand at the top of a hill where they found good cover behind large rocks.
They were both shot dead  by the police during an hour and a half gun battle.

Interestingly, the locals as well as most of the contemporary Australians, did not understand the nature of this terrible “incident”.
Weapons used by Muslim terrorists
Snider (top) & Henry Martini rifles - Gool and Abdullah used weapons similar to those pictured above

First of all, it did not appear possible to the  people that the pair acted simply out of religious Islamic  fanaticism. Patriotic zeal or even a simple act of  revenge were blamed but religious piety was not even considered a valid reason for the massacre.

Secondly, people could not believe that the pair acted alone without any links and orders from a larger, organized The last standgroup, as for most of non-Muslims it simply doesn’t occur that the orders to kill them are not given from enemies in this material world but by Allah himself from the depths and core of the Islamic religion.

As a result, the authorities suspected that the men acted on orders issued by their local German or Turkish handlers and the fact that the two were not even closely related to Turkey, or that they openly admitted in their letters to acting in the name of Allah just did not make any sense.

 
 
Conclusion:Alma's Grave
Islamic loyalties cannot be changed because their allegiances are hard-wired into their religious doctrine. There are many examples from the past, similar to the tragedy described above, and so it would be  natural  that our current leaders and “social visionaries” would come to a logical conclusion that forcing Muslim immigration upon an innocent population will all work out in the end – but in reality it is just like setting a time bomb with a hope that the timer will somehow stop ticking.

 
Unfortunately history’s lessons are often not understood or are simply ignored or forgotten
 
 
 

 
References:
 
1. ABC - Transcripts
2.  Archive AMOL
3. The Battle of Broken Hill - the movie
4. Broken Hill  - Files
5. Crimes of Passion
6. Migration Heritage
7. Postcards-SA
8.  Travel Intelligence
9. Wikipedia
 
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 07:42