Category Archives: Democracy And Terrorism

Only 22 terrorists?

By Andrew L Urban. The usual suspects have derided Immigration Minister Peter Dutton this week (November 23, 2016) for pointing out that mistakes in immigration polices can have long term negative consequences, citing the Malcolm Fraser folly of 1976. That … Continue reading

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Complicit in our own destruction

By Andrew L. Urban. In Australia, the historical welcome mat which is put out for migrants has never distinguished between races, cultures or religions, viewing all comers as equally welcome, expecting – and almost always getting – a reasonable level … Continue reading

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What’s to respect?

By Andrew L. Urban. In these tumultuous times of intense, fanatical religious fervour on the part of extremist Muslims, we in Australia have been publicly debating if and how to show respect to their faith (holus bolus) in public speech … Continue reading

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Yes it IS about Islam

By Andrew L. Urban. If terrorism by Jihadists such as (but not only) ISIS is not about Islam, what is it about? If it is not about Islam why do they claim it to be very much about Islam? The … Continue reading

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Silence is complicity in Jihad

By Andrew L. Urban. I was about to write ‘moderate Muslims’ but then I paused to think why I needed to put the word ‘moderate’ in my sentence? Of course, I mean to refer to Muslims who do not plan … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill’s 1899 take on Islam

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, … Continue reading

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Wine, women and … yeast to deradicalise young Muslim men naturally

The absence of women and wine in the daily life of many Muslim societies contributes enormously to violent male behaviour, says one philosopher, while an acclaimed lateral thinker says young men need to have yeast in their diet to curb … Continue reading

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Recruit former Jihadists to combat radicalisation

By Andrew L. Urban. Letter to The Editor, Sydney Morning Herald, 15/3/2015 – unpublished. It is encouraging to hear of plans to use former Jihadists to counter radicalisation (SMH 14/3/2015, Ex-jihadists could be used to counter extremist message); it shows someone … Continue reading

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Jihad & Judeochristianity – different moral universes

Jihad is propelled not merely by religion but its own and different moral universe, writes Andrew L. Urban. “The struggle against Islamic extremism has been crippled by a failure of historical awareness and cultural understanding. From the very beginning, we … Continue reading

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Anger itself fires furies of ISlam

It’s not a mistake: I fully intend to write it as ISlam, highlighting the inbuilt anger in the very title of the religion that is setting the world on fire. By Andrew L. Urban. I found an article about Andy … Continue reading

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