Allah’s Assassins, Then and Now

broken hillThings were certainly different 100 years ago. Officialdom moved a lot faster in identifying the obvious.

On January 1, 1915, for example, a disaffected Pakistani, Badsha Mahommed Gool, and an halal butcher and cleric,  Mullah Abdullah, opened fire on a picnic train leaving Broken Hill, killing  four and wounding seven others. In a note found on Gool’s body all was explained:

“I must kill your men and give my life for my faith….”

Twelve days later, the inquest was done and dusted, with the official finding making no bones about what inspired the murder of innocents. From The Australasian‘s report of the coronial hearing:

In reply to the corner (sic), Captain Hardie said … Gool was evidently a warlike and a very religious man. The case seemed to have been one of Moslem fanaticism….

Inspector’ Miller: Such cases happen in India.

Witness: They frequently occur on-the north-west of India on the frontier. The Mahommedans frequently come out and kill the Christians…

A century later, investigators seem to have lost that sharp focus on religion as a possible motivation for murder. From Andrew Bolt’s interview with a remarkably vague Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs:

Bolt: I find it amazing that he’s gone to a mosque, the mosque is raided, the police are looking at which preachers he may have heard, there is a potential links to it Islamic State, note the word Islamic, and also Hizb ut Tahrir, which is an Islamic group, and yet the government keeps calling it a politically motivated attack and not a religious one and I just want to know why.

Fierravanti-Wells: Well, I think Andrew that this is an ongoing investigation.  I’m sure that there will be a whole lot of details that are going to emerge and when those details emerge I think that picture will be clearer.

Bolt: So you think it is political, not religious.

Fierravanti-Wells: I’m just saying to you, Andrew, that this is just the initial phase of that investigation.

Bolt: Sure, but you still say it’s political.

Fierravanti-Wells: The Police Commissioner has made certain comments and we will wait when the NSW police have completed their investigation and then we will see very much what is the motivation. Look, there is no doubt that the motivation is very important issue. People want to know what motivates a 15-year-old boy to walk down a street…

Bolt: Shouting “Allah”.

Fierravanti-Wells: …shouting whatever he is alleged to have shouted.

Bolt: You see, you can’t even say what he is alleged to have shouted. He shouted “Allah”.

Fierravanti-Wells: He shouted what he shouted and did this and it is really important that we do understand what is the motivation.

Yes, indeed, things were very different 100 years ago.

11 thoughts on “Allah’s Assassins, Then and Now

  • bemartin39@bigpond.com says:

    Yellow-bellied, wriggling, squirming, cowardly politicians! Fierrawati was desperate to toe the official, politically correct line in fear of displeasing his mealy-mouthed boss by uttering forbidden words or phrases. Muslim leaders would be well pleased and congratulating themselves for having so successfully trained our leaders to serve the cause of the islamisation of Australia. A glaring evidence of that success is the delay and likely refusal of visa to Geert Vilder, slated to be the keynote speaker at the official launch of the Australian Liberty Alliance on the 20th of this month. And don’t we just need such a new political party to call a spade a spade and fearlessly point the finger at the supremasist violent nature of Islam!

    • acarroll says:

      I don’t think Muslim leaders are training anyone.

      I they’re exploiting the systems put in place by bureaucrats who’ve possibly bought into the post-holocaust guilt tripping, that having a strong sense of ethnic or racial identity is a form of sickness (if you’re European).

      • bemartin39@bigpond.com says:

        It is by exploiting the system, as you say, that the Muslim leadership is “training” most of our politicians, journalists, commentators and opinion makers. That exploitation includes complaining about being victimised for their religion, threatening to vote en masse against politicians critical of Islam, often even making barely veild physical threats against them and generally intimidating anyone they deem detrimental to the progress of Islam in this country. It is a subtle and very effective method of bending those who matter to their will.

  • John Cook says:

    Bill Martin, Concetta is a woman.

  • Jody says:

    It’s all unravelling in Europe; pretty soon we’ll be able to say what we like here!!

  • aertdriessen@gmail.com says:

    Having listened to several ABC TV interviews with muslim community leaders, I got the clear impression that it was all our fault — that these young muslim boys feel unaccepted in this country, that they don’t feel included … blah, blah, blah. Give me a break please! When will an ABC journo or a politician say it the way it is!

    • PT says:

      Hmm. Funny Italian immigrant children in the past didn’t act like that; Vietnamese and Chinese etc. All viewed with suspicion and not really wanted in our Anglo society. But somehow, criminals apart, no big issue.

  • Rob Brighton says:

    One would like to think their is a method to the appeasing madness, if only the political betters would express it. So far the best I have heard is the reasonable proposition that not all Muslims are gun toting nut jobs hell bent on murder and mayhem, therefore reasonably ought not be tarred with the same brush.

    Reason is not the guiding principle here however, our “live and let live” theme only works to the benefit of the aggressive mentality, it is not reflected back to the society that displays such notions as a fair go for all, freedom and opportunity.

    The result will be a changed Australia, we won’t lose this fight but the battle will change us and not for the better.

    The drift from clear acknowledgement of what is rather than what ought to be is the vehicle that has gotten us here, perhaps in time the next generation who will have to deal with the mess left to them will complete the circle and return to a reason based society.

    What a legacy.

  • ian.macdougall says:

    On January 1, 1915, for example, a disaffected Pakistani, Badsha Mahommed Gool, and an halal butcher and cleric, Mullah Abdullah, opened fire on a picnic train leaving Broken Hill, killing four and wounding seven others.

    One little aspect of this: Mullah Abdullah was according to this report, an halal butcher and cleric.
    This underscores the fact that in Islam, anyone can set themselves up as an imam (priest): there is no formal training required, as there is in every branch of established Christianity. The Christian New Testament also has the blank cheque to the churches given by Christ:

    And I will give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven.”

    MATTHEW 16:19 KJV
    In Islam, there is no way for any of the faithful to alter the Koran: The Prophet left strict instruction before he died that this could never be done. So the only way out of the bind is to cherry-pick it. Mullah Abdullah no doubt focused on the most violent bits.

    He had a fair selection to choose from. Vide http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/023-violence.htm

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