What would be effective counter-terrorism if the terrorism is driven by false religion?
Like many of you I followed the news about the hostage-taking and killing on the news yesterday. Here is the Daily Mail’s description of the leading perp:
The man responsible is self-proclaimed Islamic cleric, who lives in southwest Sydney after coming to Australia from Iran as a refugee in 1996.
He first came to the attention of authorities when he started sending hate mail to the families of Australian dead soldiers between 2007 and 2009, according to The Daily Telegraph.
The siege in the Lindt cafe in Martin Place on Monday reportedly followed an unsuccessful effort to have a conviction related to penning those letters overturned in the High Court on Friday, according to The Age.
Monis received 300 community service hours and a two-year good behaviour bond for the correspondence, which he claims were his version of sympathy cards and sent with the help from his girlfriend Amirah Droudis.
The hostage-taker was charged as an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife – who was allegedly stabbed and set on fire on a flight of stairs in her western Sydney apartment block in November 2013. The man’s current partner was charged with murder but they both received bail as the case was deemed too weak.
He was arrested in April this year for the sexual assault of a 27-year-old woman in 2002 after luring her to his clinic following claims he was as an expert in astrology, meditation and black magic, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Monis was slapped with an additional 40 charges in October after more victims came forward alleging incidents took place in his spiritual healing clinic in Station Street in Wentworthville, western Sydney.
High-profile Sydney Muslim leader Jamal Rifi told Daily Mail Australia he knew of the gunman but not on a personal level.
‘What he expressed did not reflect the Muslim community which is why he is not part of the larger Muslim community and that’s why he does not belong to a mainstream mosque,’ he said.
‘He wanted his name known and may want some gratification from the reaction to this’
If Western nations want to discourage future events like this, they need to invite cameras in for the aftermath, as someone “accidentally” knocks over a can of bacon grease, or perhaps a slab of ham slices, onto the body—the wise man utilizes the beliefs of his enemy against him.
Islam provides no assurance of salvation, except for the one who dies in an act of “jihad.” But… since Islam is a manmade, works religion, you can negate that outcome (in their twisted beliefs) by “defiling” the body with anything having to do with pork, so… take away the incentive to die in an act of jihad, and they have to find other ways to occupy themselves.
Let every Islamic terrorist know we will drape their body in bacon.
“A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust.” (Proverbs 21:22)