Islam is a total system of life
Here is a perspective by Dr. Peter Hammond. Dr. Hammond’s doctorate is in Theology. He was born in Capetown in 1960, grew up in Rhodesia and converted to Christianity in 1977.
Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: “Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat” – Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.
Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.
Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.
Here’s how it works:
As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 3% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:
United States — Muslim 2%
Australia — Muslim 2.5%
Canada — Muslim 2.8%
Norway — Muslim 2.8%
China — Muslim 2.9%
Italy — Muslim 2.5%
At 3% to 8%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.
This happening in:
Denmark — Muslim 5%
Germany — Muslim 6.7%
United Kingdom — Muslim 7.7%
Spain — Muslim 8%
Thailand — Muslim 7.6%
From 8% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply.
This is occurring in:
France — Muslim 12%
Philippines — 9%
Sweden — Muslim 8%
Switzerland — Muslim 8.3%
The Netherlands — Muslim 8.5%
Trinidad& Tobago — Muslim 10.8%
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims approach 15% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions.
In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.
Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:
Guyana — Muslim 15%
India — Muslim 19.4%
Israel — Muslim 16%
Kenya — Muslim 18%
Russia — Muslim 21%
After reaching 25%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%
At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
Bosnia — Muslim 40%
Chad — Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%
From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non- believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
Albania — Muslim 70%
Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
Sudan — Muslim 70%
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:
Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
Egypt — Muslim 90%
Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
Iran — Muslim 98%
Iraq — Muslim 97%
Jordan — Muslim 92%
Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan — Muslim 97%
Syria — Muslim 90%
Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%
100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace.. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrassas are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:
Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
Somalia — Muslim 100%
Yemen — Muslim 100%
Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.
‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. — Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’
It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrassas. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death.
Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.
Today’s 2 billion Muslims make up 28% of the world’s population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century.
Remember a vote for the Liberals, ALP or Greens is a vote for Islam
Churches in Sydney’s Northern Beaches suburbs have been targeted in a poster campaign by the Party for Freedom which has garnered public support to keep refugees out of their iconic area.
St Stephens Belrose is one of 30 churches on the northern beaches working with the Settlement Services International (SSI) on a refugee support initiative.
The church asked those wanting to help, to offer low-cost self-contained accommodation for at least three months, help refugees find paid employment or help them become familiar with the Australian way of life.
With many thousands of Australians genuinely out of work in the Sydney district, housing refugees of doubtful origin has fired up Party for Freedom spokesman Nick Folkes.
Many of the refugees are Christians seeking safety, Mr Aitkin said. “But we welcome Muslims too as Jesus taught us to love our neighbour.”
“If, despite all the government stringent screening, an extremist does come, the best remedy is to welcome them into an Australian home and to love them.”
This Minister epitomises the combined stupidity of the churches, thinking that Muslims with an inherent desire to kill all infidels, will somehow convert to Christianity.
This email (below) more than clarifies the treason practiced by many misguided churches on the northern beaches that have shamelessly committed to the invasion initiative by donating money and paying of rental properties in the area, Mr Folkes said.
Listed under the heading Accommodation:
We have had 2 Sundays since the ‘Call to Action’ video and there has been some encouraging response with regard to housing but we still need more.
So far we have –
5 granny flats – separate entrance, self-contained etc – provided by people from the community, St Stephens and Beacon Hill Anglican, Seaforth Baptist.
CLC Mona Vale has committed to renting a 2 bedroom apartment.
St Stephens Belrose has several families committed to renting a 3 bedroom house for 6-12 months.
Avalon Baptist has pledged $4000 to subsidise rental housing.
St Matthews, Manly has pledged $6000 to subsidise rental housing.
Balgowlah Uniting has committed to some financial/housing support.
Uniting Church has offered conference space in Lane Cove but negotiations continue with government bodies on whether this is suitable.
I have spoken to several people at Pittwater Uniting where I attended January 24, for them as a church to consider renting a 3 bedroom house.
C3 Oxford Falls is looking to support this initiative and will have a proposal ready soon.
Undefined financial support from Frenchs Forest Catholic
If there is more please contact us on this email or fb message us as a priority.
In deploring the offer from the churches, Mr Folkes said: “The financial backers working with Minister Michael Aitken and Premier Mike Baird have been exposed in this damning email highlighting the financial contributions and housing support supplied by church groups listed, so far. The misplaced and misguided compassion industry is alive and well within church hierarchy.
“The multicultural gravy train, refugee advocacy groups, church groups and political establishment are more than willing to fund and promote the genocide of the Australian people. Minister Michael Aitken, Premier Baird and the various church groups should hang their heads in shame and turn away from the wickedness.
“There are millions of Australians living in perpetual poverty struggling to make ends meet each week yet the demonic government and anti-Christ church groups continue to work behind the scenes in destabilising the once prosperous lucky country. Australia should close its doors on Muslim refugees and re-direct the money to help locals doing it tough,” Mr Folkes said.
Premier Mike Baird is making room for Syrian refugees to be dumped onto the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney.
Nick Folkes, Party for Freedom Chairman, calls on Premier Baird to support the many thousands of unemployed and homeless Australians, not Syrians of doubtful origin.
Citizens Want “Refugees” Gunned Down At Borders
Enough is enough! German citizens are witnessing the fast-track decline of their nation. Does America need to look any further than Germany to see that bringing in hundreds of thousands (in Germany’s case millions) of Muslim men from countries who have no interest in assimilating in the Western world, is a serious threat to its citizens? Liberal open-border policies that have been put forth by Angel Merkel and other progressives in power have clearly put their citizens in grave danger.
OVER one-in-four Germans say they back a policy to open fire on unwanted illegal refugees at their borders.
Watch massive brawl break out in refugee camp over torn Quran:
The Alternative for Germany (AFD) party leader Frauke Petry caused a storm a week ago when she advocated the right of border police to gun down migrants. But her comments have struck a nerve in a country being pushed to the brink by the crisis with 29 percent of respondents in a weekend poll backing her extremist plan. Via: Express UK
We recently reported about a vigilante group in Finland that is gaining large numbers of international members. The Soldiers of Odin are taking matters into their own hands. They are no longer going to sit back and allow the women and children in their communities be raped by these “migrants,” who have no regard for the laws of the countries that have generously agreed to accept and support them.
“I think it’s going to be a war between local people and immigrants.” – Soldiers of Odin member
“Foreigners can’t go out alone after dark anymore. It used to be safe to go out in Finland at night, even by yourself, but now we just don’t have the courage to do it.” – Migrant
Even Merkel Knows It Was A Mistake, But It May Be Too Late!
From the Charlie Hebdo shooting to the chemical factory attack, Muslim immigrants are wreaking havoc in yet another country they were invited in to call home.
As Paris suffers one Muslim terrorist act after another the French government, in spite if a massive increase in security forces, seems helpless to stem the tide of violence against its citizens. Vigilante forces are now rising up on the streets of the city to take care of the problem themselves.
France, Germany, Belgium, England, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, the list of countries with escalating Muslim immigrant problems is growing fast. As tempers rise and the threat of Islamic violence becomes a reality, more and more citizens are taking up arms to solve the problem their politicians have created for them.
“We Will Not Stop Until Our Families Are Safe In Our Homes!”
With a population of roughly 65 million, France is home to one of the largest and fastest growing Muslim populations in Europe. While the French government is prohibited from tracking citizens religion, estimates indicate that about 5 million Muslims, or 7.5% of the population are of Muslim descent . . . and the numbers are growing.
What happens next? Millions of immigrants, the vast majority of which are Muslim, are flooding the streets of Europe causing rampant chaos and crime.
At the same time, speaking out against migrant policy is deemed racist as Germany and other European countries are beginning to moderate social media and crack down on free speech.
Violence in the streets is escalating as the growing sense of uneasiness is leaving citizens who want a safe, secure place to raise their family with little choice but to fight back.
As fuel is added to an already blazing fire, it is safe to say that we will see more and more vigilante groups taking matters into their own hands.
Oslo Police Declare “We Have Lost the City”…Islam Has Taken Over
Grønland, a district in the city of Oslo that is said to have “apocalyptic level of culturally-enriched violence.” It is only two subway stops from the Parliament, one stop from the Central Station, and fairly close to the government offices that were bombed by Breivik.
All Non-Aquaintence Rapes Were Committed By Immigrants
No Norwegian has committed a rape in Grønland where the victim and the rapist did not know each other before hand.
The Grønland district of Oslo looks like Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one. People sell drugs openly next to the Grønland subway station, violence is epidemic, and the police have largely given up. It’s not Norway or Europe anymore, except when there is welfare money to be collected.
The police have largely given up. Five years ago Aftenposten a pro-Islamic leaning publication that is the largest newspaper in the Oslo, stated that there are sharia patrols in this area, and gay couples are assaulted and chased away. “Immigrant Fatima Tetouani says that ‘Grønland is more Muslim than Morocco.’”
The women are being raped at night in Oslo, and the men are robbed more than ever.
Sturla Nøstvik (36) did not suspect any danger when the barrel of a pistol was smashed into his forehead. That was the beginning of fifty minutes of hell as a hostage of the robbers.
In just the past ten years more than 4,000 people have been robbed in the town center and the area of the Grønland police station [an immigrant ghetto]. Most of them are young men. Sturla Nøstvik was robbery-victim 351 from Grønland just from this year, the same period in which around fifty assault-rapes have been reported in Oslo. The robbers play on fear, violence
A Female Olso Police Officer Takes A Walk Through A Rape Scene And Explains The Immigrant Horrors That Festering For A Decade.
We are on a street in eastern Oslo. One of the top leaders of the police district tells about what happened here New Year’s Eve 2006, ten years ago, when a woman was subjected to aggravated sexual assault. The police officer Explains:
What we know is that a young woman aged 20 walked from there to here, well dressed, getting captured on CCTV. She is going to the direction Bopell. It’s about 4:00 am. There comes a man we can see on CCTV.
The man catches her running and tries to make contact with her. She Refuses. The man throws the woman over here and begins to strangle her saying that she has to have sex with him or else she will die.
The police of Oslo have gone through all reported rapes where the victim did not know the rapist. It has given a clear perception about who is behind these kind of rapes.
The rapists are young men from other countries, often asylum seekers. They come often from traumatized countries or countries with a different view on women than here in Norway.
It’s both traumatized men and culture related incidents.
It’s like that.
What do you mean with that?
We see their view on women is that they may control other people, especially women.
Has it sometimes happened that our ethnic Norwegians have committed such rapes?
No, there has not been any such cases at us the violence and sex department of Oslo.
She went on to say
Use of aggravate violence was typical for the rapes.
We have example of violence that is so grave that when the victim describes it later, says that there and then, she was just fearing for her life.’
can you describe the violence?
It can be anything from threats and knives to strangling and hitting with different objects.
Kremlin Press Release – February 22, 2016 21:50
The President made a special address following the adoption of a joint statement by the Russian Federation and the United States of America, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), on the cessation of hostilities in Syria.
I just had a telephone conversation with President of the United States of America Barack Obama. The phone call was initiated by the Russian side, but the interest was certainly mutual.
During our conversation, we approved joint statements of Russia and the US, as co-chairs of the ISSG, on the cessation of hostilities in Syria. Adoption of the statement was preceded by intensive work by Russian and American experts. We also made use of the positive experience we accumulated over the course of cooperation in eliminating chemical weapons in Syria.
Our negotiators held several rounds of closed consultations. As a result, we were able to reach an important, specific result. It was agreed that the cessation of hostilities in Syria commences at 00:00 (Damascus time) on February 27, 2016 on terms and conditions that are a part of the Russian-American statement.
The essence of these conditions is as follows: by 12:00 pm on February 26, 2016, all parties warring in Syria must indicate to the Russian Federation or our American partners their commitment to the cessation of hostilities. Russian and American troops will jointly delineate the territories where these groups are active. No military action will be taken against them by the Armed Forces of the Syrian Arab Republic, Russian Armed Forces and the US-led coalition. In turn, the opposition will cease all military action against the Armed Forces of the Syrian Arab Republic and other groups supporting them.
ISIS, Jabhat Al-Nursa, and other terrorist organisations designated by the United Nations Security Council, are excluded from the cessation of hostilities. Strikes against them will continue.
It is fundamentally important that Russia and the US, as co-chairs of the ISSG, are prepared to launch effective mechanisms to promote and monitor compliance with the ceasefire by both the Syrian Government and the armed opposition groups.
To achieve this goal, we will establish a communication hotline and, if necessary, a working group to exchange relevant information. Russia will conduct the necessary work with Damascus and the legitimate Syrian leadership. We expect that the United States will do the same with regard to their allies and the groups they support.
I am sure that the joint actions agreed upon with the American side will be enough to radically reverse the crisis situation in Syria. We are finally seeing a real chance to bring an end to the long-standing bloodshed and violence. As a result, humanitarian access to all Syrian citizens in need should be made easier.
Most important is the creation of conditions for launching a long-term political process through a broad inter-Syrian dialogue in Geneva, under the auspices of the UN.
Unfortunately, recent history has many examples where one-sided actions not sanctioned by the UN, which favour short-term political or opportunistic interests, have led to dramatic results. These examples are on everyone’s lips: Somalia, Iraq, Libya, Yemen.
Against this background, Russian-American agreements on the cessation of hostilities in Syria, and their joint implementation in coordination with all nations participating in the International Syria Support Group, can become an example of responsible actions the global community takes against the threat of terrorism, which are based on international law and UN principles.
I would like to hope that the Syrian leadership and all our partners in the region and beyond will support the set of actions chosen by representatives of Russia and the US.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mr Bill Shorten your political monopoly is showing severe cracks in this election year
A special report by the Bertelsmann Foundation, complimented by a TNS Emnid survey, showed that a majority of German citizens considered Islam dangerous. Consequently, there seemed to be a “strong sympathy“ for “Pegida paroles“. In absolute numbers, 57% of all surveyed thought of Islam as a danger. 40% felt like “foreigners in their own country“, while 24% stated that they would like to prevent further Muslim immigration.
The Australian duopoly party faithful are breaking ranks across Australia daily clearly indicating patriotic resistance to the parliament’s ISLAMIC capitulation dismissing immigration requirements to observe our laws and the Australian culture.
Passive removal of that political power has begun with people awakening to the lies and deceit gushing from Canberra. With Internet being the vehicle and the polling day pen being the sword we are offered a ray of sunshine into the black hole we have tolerated far too long.
Thousands of Europeans throughout the continent protested against the Islam and Syrian refugee program. This caused them to clash with riot control police and groups that are pro-immigration.
In Dresden, Germany, there were around 2,000 people protesting at a rally that was created by “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West,” which is a far-right group that is condemning the Syrian refugee resettlement program. This demonstration today in Dresden is the biggest amongst all the other demonstrations that the group has put together in cities across Europe.
The group is referred to as PEGIDA, which is its German acronym. The group was started two years ago in Dresden and has quickly spread throughout Europe.
Nationalist groups throughout Europe have harshly criticized the increasing amount of refugees that are being let into their countries. These refugees come from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Today there are protests being planned throughout cities in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Poland, France and Britain.
Published at www.sosnews.org February 2015
To keep your mind on the assimilation of our misunderstood Islamic cousins, here is a reminder to their appreciation of our Navy personnel saving their lives under the Labor government open house policy.
Their true intentions soon came to surface.
A group of Muslims attempting to invade Australia illegally by boat but turned back by the Australian navy and were sent away in their crappy boat and were filmed yelling “fuck Australia, remember 9/11.”
This is the attitude of all these Muslims coming into Western nations. They all hate us and they would all just as soon kill our Men and rape our women.
How could these 34 people from Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh— mostly Muslim countries that are neither war-torn nor famine-struck — think that threatening to kill Australian sailors, shouting “f—- Australia” and warning of another September 11 would make the country unlock their hearts and their door?
Moral of the story: ban all Muslim immigration permanently. Deport whoever has entered already.
Editorial: The moral never happened, the problem remains, the dinosaurs still hold government swinging on those shirttails of the party faithful who ride the slide to the irretrievable position the Islamic puppet masters created for the control of Australia.
by Larry Pickering
Islam needs to be “named, shamed and dealt with, either fit in or f*ck off”
That’s the same lying little Arab who today refused to name the execution of Police worker Mr Cheng an act of terrorism…“I don’t know, I need more proof, it’s still being investigated”, he said through his interpreter. I suppose it could have been a Presbyterian kid called Farhad Jabar who was yelling Allahu Akbar while trying to shoot pigeons for a Friday barbeque.
During his hour long waffling Press conference today Turnbull read straight from the incompetent Security Agencies’ written instructions: “For Christ’s sake don’t say anything to upset them or they might kill someone else and, to be honest, we don’t have a bloody clue who… so don’t make our job harder.”
The Security Agencies’ handbook now reads, “For terrorism say politically motivated”.
Turnbull’s message du jour, was an ad nauseam “mutual respect”. Well, respect is earned not gifted and certainly not to people who have no respect for us or our country. Perhaps Abbott was right to imply that Islamic leaders are liars.
Perhaps Abbott went to the trouble of reading the Koran, perhaps he knew of the law of taqiyyah where Muslims are required to lie to non-Muslims if it will further the cause of Islam.
“Muslims must lie to gain the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerabilities and defeat them”, is the advice to good Muslims.
Don’t take my word for it, ask the little grand mufti grub, he’s the expert, he knows that undertakings made to non-Muslims have no validity. He knows all that legal stuff about beating wives and razoring little girls’ genitals.
Ask him if it’s ok to have sex with betrothed babies using the thighing technique.
Oh don’t bother, I forgot, he’s required to lie if it means Islam might get some adverse publicity.
Turnbull’s “mutual respect” might start with a grand mufti who has lived here for 20 years and still makes no attempt to speak English. Nothing respectful or mutual about that is there!
Or it might start with the previous grand mufti, Sheikh Taj El-Din Hamid Hilaly who said our women were uncovered meat to be taken advantage of. Not much respect there either.
If Parliamentarians would just read the Koran they would understand what all this Islamic crap is about… they would understand why Muslims need mega mosques that harbour and encourage budding terrorists.
They would understand why the Islamic cult can never assimilate into Australian society…
“and they might finally understand why it’s not supposed to.”
Even galahs like Mark Latham now agree we have a Muslim problem. But his solution is to ensure that they all have jobs, you know, keep their creative little minds occupied.
Well, at the risk of getting my arm broken, you Mark Latham, are a fornicating fool! Why do you think Muslim immigrants gravitate with their multiple wives to countries with the most generous welfare schemes? Simply because they can’t work! They don’t work. They have no intention to work!… only infidels work.
You would have to be bonkers to employ a Muslim! Who needs an employee who prays five times a day and has Fridays off to listen to the mosque’s imported hate preachers before taking to the streets to set cop cars on fire.
“Oh it’s only a small minority”, they say. Well, it’s a lot more than a small minority, it’s an international movement that plunders our welfare budget and has discovered how to tax everything we buy… and it has a clear agenda that includes our eradication.
Islam needs to be named, shamed and dealt with. We must never appease Islam like our leaders suggest. Further development of mosques must be stopped and those promoting terrorism razed to the ground, as is happening in other more enlightened countries that have already suffered the scourge of Islam.
Our taxes must not be used for “education” in subsidised Islamic schools that bleed our own schools’ much needed grants.
A spluttering Mr Turnbull, under pressure, finally spat out, “It is not compulsory to live in Australia. If you find Australian values, you know, unpalatable, then there’s a big wide world out there and people have got freedom of movement”.
Did he say, “freedom of movement”?
In Australian I think that means, “Either fit in or f*ck off!” We’re over it!
by James Purtill of Triple Hack
Nick Folkes, the founder of a new anti-Islam party, lives on a street that smells of gardenia flowers and overlooks Sydney city. He answers the door wearing a cartoon of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a nuclear bomb. As night falls, the city lights up.
His manner is non-threatening, almost ingratiating. The party is selling commemorative t-shirts for $50 each. “Australian-made organic cotton,” he says, holding one. “Make a few dollars.”
The t-shirts read: ‘Sydney is fun. Cronulla is a riot’.
The interview is held in the party HQ – a small crowded room by the front door. Further back in the house Folkes’ wife, who is originally from Japan, is banging pots together cooking the family dinner.
Details of his domestic life contrast starkly with the the logistics of organising a party strictly opposed to Muslim immigration. The Party for Freedom, which Folkes says has 400 members, celebrates the racially-charged violence in Cronulla 10 years ago as a “rebellion”. In the centre of the room beside a box of children’s shoes is a full-size coffin, stood on its end and painted black.
It is stenciled: ‘2015 Cronulla beach memorial Saturday 12/12/15. RIP multiculturalism‘.
Party for Freedom founder Nick Folkes beside a coffin commemorating the Cronulla riots.
triple j Hack: James Purtill
The coffin was Folkes’ idea. He had planned to hold a mock funeral procession with pallbearers and a hearse, and bury it at the beach, but police said no and sought an injunction to stop the rally.
“I know it’s a very controversial thing to say, but Islam isn’t compatible with our way of life,” he says, seated at his desk beside the coffin. On the desk is a copy of the Qu’ran annotated with sticky notes and a stack of anti-Islam Cronulla rally flyers. The room is full of all kinds of flags: the Aboriginal flag, the boxing kangaroo, the southern cross flag, the Australian national flag.
“What happened 10 years ago we feel needs to be marked.”
A police officer helps a man after he was set upon by a crowd at Cronulla beach in Sydney on December 11, 2005.
On Thursday, Folkes will go before the NSW Supreme Court to fight the police injunction. He is also fighting a racial vilification charge in the Federal Court. He looks weary and hunted. He’s just paid a barrister $5000. Whatever happens in court, he says, he and others will go to Cronulla on Saturday to commemorate the riots. They want to celebrate an episode in Australian history that exposed an ugly racial divide the mainstream would prefer to forget. Folkes says he will go to jail if necessary.
Hack: What are you commemorating?
Folkes: A rebellion
Hack: But was it a good thing?
Folkes: I think overall it was a good thing. We spoke to residents who say there were serious problems going on down there. Gangs were going into the area.
Hack: But we have police to deal with that.
Folkes: The unfortunate thing is these people are protected, they’re privileged.
Folkes: Ethnic privilege. Where do we fit into this multicultural project?
Hack: But you’re white, you’re part of the most privileged group in the country.
Folkes: If I went to government and said I’d like a multicultural grant they’d tell me to piss off.