Item the first. Allowing the troops of Muslim-majority Muslim-ruled Indonesia to reconnoitre our vulnerable north-west doorstep...on the spot and inside the gates. As reported by Phoebe Stewart for Australia's ABC.
"Indonesia joins Top End war games for first time'
'For the first time, Indonesia has joined international war games in Australia.
'Fighter jets from Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the United States are taking part in combined defence force exercise Pitch Black.
'The two week mock combat operation is held in Darwin every two years because of its open air space.
'Royal Australian Air Force Group Captain David Thiele says it is significant that Indonesia has decided to join in.
Indeed it is...They get to sus out how Australian, Singaporean, Thai and US pilots fly and fight...They get to reconnoitre our biggest northern city, our gateway to SE Asia, and find out exactly where its military installations are. That does not fill me with confidence. Rather the reverse.- CM
"It shows a strong growth in the agreements between Australia and Indonesia, as well as our military cooperation", he said.
My dear Captain David Thiele, I would advise you to do some research, quickly, on what classical Islam teaches about exactly what kinds of 'agreements' and 'cooperation' may obtain between Muslims and Infidels. Start with the Treaty of Hudaybiyya.
For a very brief introductory account of what that Treaty was, and its implications for Infidels, see here - "Fitzgerald: Islam, The Treaty of Hudaybiyya, and the Two-Stage Solution":
"In the Muslim view, treaties with Infidels are not to be obeyed. They are to be entered into when Muslims feel that they are at the moment too weak to do otherwise, and where they sense that they can gain, in the end, by entering temporarily into a treaty with Infidels. For Muslims, every treaty with Infidels is merely a "truce" treaty, a "hudna". The very idea that Muslims could recognize the permanence of an Infidel nation state goes against everything in Islam.
"The basis of Muslim treaty-making with Infidels can be found in the Treaty of Hudaibiyya that Muhammad made with the Meccans in 628 AD. Finding himself and his followers too weak to take the Meccans on directly, Muhammad made an agreement with them...The treaty was to have lasted for ten years - and ten years, by the way, is the maximum period that a treaty with Infidels can normally last, though some Muslim authorities have said that a treaty can be renewed at the expiration of that ten-year-period, if the Muslims need more time to strengthen their forces and would benefit from a continued "hudna".
"The treaty with the Meccans lasted only 18 months, however, when Muhammad decided to find a pretext to attack, and did. And he has been praised ever since in Muslim lore, for his ability to deceive the unwary Meccans and to use the time of that truce to his advantage...". - CM.
"I think the opportunity for the Indonesians to work with us for the first time will be historic."
'It will also be the first time that the RAAF has come in contact with Indonesia's Russian-made Sukhoi SU-30 fighter aircraft.
Take notes, gentlemen. Take lots of notes. Just in case those 'agreements' and that 'cooperation' go the way of all other 'agreements' that many other foolish Infidel states, down through the centuries, have entered into with Muslim entities. - CM
'The planes have been built to compete with American-made FA-18s, which are used by the RAAF and US air force.
'It is the first time that Indonesia has sent its primary air defence aircraft to a foreign nation.
'Four of the SU-30s will take part in Pitch Black.
'The exercise, which will operate out of Darwin and the Tindal air base near Katherine, runs for about three weeks.
'Australia and Indonesia are currently in the process of negotiating a defence co-operation agreement.
Why? How can any non-Muslim state trust any agreement with a Muslim-dominated state such as Indonesia, given what the Quran and other Islamic texts teach?
Surah 48: 29 states - 'Muhammad is Allah's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to unbelievers but merciful to one another"; and in Ibn Ishaq's canonical Sira, or 'Life of Muhammad', it is stated that "Muslims are one ummah (community) to the exclusion of all men. Believers are friends of one another to the exclusion of all outsiders". Many Quran verses e.g. 3: 117 and 5: 49, 56, 57 - expressly prohibit befriending or allying with unbelievers such as Jews and Christians. The only exception is if Muslims don't feel strong enough to engage in open jihad; then temporary alliances and feigned friendship may be resorted to, while the Muslim individual or group bides its time and builds up its strength. Surah 3: 28 of the Quran says "Let believers [Muslims] not take for friends and allies infidels [non-Muslims] instead of believers. Whoever does this shall have no relationship left with Allah - unless you but guard yourselves against them, taking precautions".
That line about 'guarding yourselves' and 'taking precautions' has tradtionally been interpreted as permitting Muslims to temporarily feign 'friendship' or enter into alliances, if they deem it expedient.
Al-Tabari, interpreting 3: 28, wrote - "If you (Muslims) are under their (infidels') authority, fearing for yourselves, behave loyally to them, with your tongue, while harbouring inner animosity for them...Allah has forbidden believers from being friendly or on intimate terms with the infidels in place of believers except when infidels are above them [in authority]. In such a scenario, let them act friendly towards them"; and Ibn Kathir, another authoritative 'theologian', writes - "Whoever at any time or place fears their [infidels'] evil may protect himself through outward show". - CM
'The move comes after talks earlier this month in Darwin between Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Prime Minister Julia Gillard."
Meanwhile, there are surely more than a few Muslims in Indonesia who share the sentiments and goals that were openly expressed within earshot of V S Naipaul when, some thirty-plus years ago, he visited a pesantren, the Indonesian version of a madrasa, in Pabelan in Java. I quote, from 'Among the Believers' (first published in 1981), section IV, part 3, chapter entitled 'Deschooling':
'Taufiq said, 'We move the younger ones around...for the interaction. Here it doesn't matter whether they are Javanese or Sundanese or Sumatrans. They're indonesians. You see that boy?' he said to Prasojo. 'He's from Timor'.
"Prasojo was interested. 'Which one?' (i.e., from East or West Timor - East Timor being then occupied and ruled by Indonesia - CM).
'Timor', said Taufiq, and laughed. 'Our newest colony. Soon we'll be colonizing Australia.'
'Prasojo said, 'You mustn't say those things.'" End quote.
I wonder whether PM Julia Gillard or RAAF Group Captain David Thiele have read V S Naipaul's Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey, or the follow-up, Beyond Belief: Among the Converted Peoples, both of which deal unblinkingly with the havoc that Islam has wreaked and is wreaking in Islamic Iran, Islamic Pakistan, Muslim-ruled Malaysia and Islamic Indonesia. Probably not, alas. If they did, they might learn something.
But now to our second piece of egregious Aussie folly which would also not be happening if our politicians had even the smallest understanding of Islam, of its doctrine of Jihad and its doctrines of deception. Again, the ABC reports.
'Australian Signs UAE Uranium Deal'
'Greens Senator Scott Ludlum says he is very concerned Australia has agreed to sell uranium to the United Arab Emirates.
I am, too, though not perhaps not quite for the same reasons that Senator Ludlum is reported as giving, later in the article. - CM
'Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr yesterday travelled to the UAE to sign off on the deal.
Bob Carr never met a plausible Muslim salesman that he didn't like. Back when he was Premier of NSW he once found a certain Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, proponent of the 'Ground Zero Mosque', so wonderfully charming that he invited him to Sydney to spread his taqiyya and da'wa. As was reported by the SMH in 2004:
'West Must act to end Jihad: Imam.
"The US and the West must acknowledge the harm they have done to Muslims before terrorism can end, says an Islamic cleric invited to Sydney by [NSW] Premier Bob Carr.
'New York-based Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who impressed Mr Carr at an international conference last year, arrives in Sydney today for two weeks of meetings and public talks... His major talks will be at noon on April 1 [April Fool's Day - how appropriate that was - CM] at St Mary's Cathedral with Cardinal George Pell [who may have been a little harder to fool than Mr Carr - CM] and Mr Carr, and a public lecture at 6 pm at the Wesley Centre in Pitt Street.'
Oh, dear. - CM
'The UAE says the agreement will allow it to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
I would advise FM Carr to read Bassam Tibi and study up on the special Islamic definition of 'peace', which is operative (for example) whenever Ahmadinejad of Iran claims his country's little nuclear project is for 'peaceful purposes', and which is surely operative for the UAE's Muslim rulers as well.
According to Bassam Tibi "the word 'peace'... implies to a Muslim the extension of the Dar al-Islam, or 'House of Islam', to the entire world", and again, "In Islam, peace requires that non-Muslims submit to the call of Islam, either by converting or by accepting the status of a religious minority (dhimmi) and paying the imposed poll tax, jizya". And again: "world peace, the final stage of the da'wa (call to embrace Islam) is reached only with the conversion or submission of all mankind to Islam...Muslims believe that expansion through war is not aggression but a fulfilment of the Qu'ranic command to spread Islam as a way to peace...". 'Peace' indeed... Islamspeak makes George Orwell's Newspeak look amateurish. For a preliminary discussion of Islamspeak, see here - one Wolfgang Bruno's "Islamic Dictionary For Infidels":
'Senator Ludlum is currently in Japan and has visited Fukushima prefecture, which was devastated by a nuclear meltdown last year.
"When things go wrong at a nuclear power station entire economies and regions can be shattered", he said.
"The idea that the Australian Government is blindly entering into another sales treaty with anybody else in the world, no matter where, is a cause for enormous regret, not any sort of celebration.
'Blindly' is the right word. Because this is not just 'anybody else', this is about our selling uranium to Muslims. Muslims who are rich enough to be able to buy what they need to turn that uranium not into rods for reactors, but..into bombs. - CM
"The Australian Government's got to take a good hard look at [itself] as to our responsibilities for the disasters that can be caused from this trade".
You can say that again. But meltdowns in nuclear power plants, my dear sir, are the least of my worries when I see us blithely preparing to sell the hot stuff to an Islamic entity. - CM
'The UAE has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty'.
To which Treaty they will, no doubt, accord exactly the same degree of respect as Muslims throughout history have accorded to any 'agreement' or Treaty made with Infidels. That is: none. Their signature on that Treaty is worth exactly nothing. As and when they deem it to their advantage - to the advantage of the Ummah, or Mohammedan Mob, vis a vis the despised Infidels - to breach that Treaty, they will do so.
Rope. Sell. Hang. - CM