Sheik Yer’Mami at The Winds of Jihad website has wonderful news, delivered in typical Aussie style. In this (partially) mirrored post, editorial comment is attributed to “CM”, one Cristina McIntosh:
Islamic State Fighter Khaled Sharrouf Becomes First to Lose Citizenship Under Anti-Terror Laws
That should be “Counter-Jihad Laws”. — CM
‘Australian’ (sic: “Aussie-passport-holding” — CM) Islamic State (IS) fighter Khaled Sharrouf has become the first dual-national to be stripped of their [Australian] citizenship, under the Federal Government’s anti-terror laws.
‘National security sources confirmed to the ABC that the 35-year old’s citizenship had been revoked, meaning that he cannot legally return to Australia if he chooses to leave the Middle East.
Excellent news. That’s one sorted. Now for all the others… CM
‘The convicted terrorist slipped out of Australia in 2013 using his brother’s passport, and travelled to Syria with fellow Sydney man (that would be “Sydney-resident Muslim man” — CM) Mohamed Elomar to join the Islamic State terrorist group.
Indulging their bloody Caliphate dreams. — CM
Ugh. I can’t go further than that. If you want to see corrupting images of Islam’s idea of honor and brave valor, go to the post.
I wasn’t paying attention when he called them “head-choppers”. Or perhaps I thought he meant it metaphorically. For GoV, that image is what we call jihad porn; the one of his young son holding another head is even more so. It has long been our contention that jihad porn dulls decency. There are lines you can’t cross without damaging the Self. It’s not as if we don’t already know what they do; their sick modus operandi has been unequivocally established for centuries. These images are intended to shock and terrorize… you, the beholder. Eventually, you’re supposed to numb out (and you will), making your mind easy pickings for the jihadists.
Failing to respect the limits of one’s humanity by looking too long at the results of jihad carries the risk of blunting decency. Do that long enough and even glasses won’t help restore one’s moral vision. Then again, perhaps Sheik Yer’Mami hopes an ignorant Leftie will happen upon this post, and the searing of his soul via seeing those images will miraculously restore his rational faculties, converting him into something resembling an adult human being?
It’s an idea.
Yeah, I’ll admit I’m deeply touched by such pictures. That’s the problem with having the lifelong plague of developmental PTSD. Now, for the rest of the day, that image will take up most of the room in my head as my stomach churns and my pulse gallops. There are times I can clear my mind by sleeping off the horror, but that trick doesn’t always work. I’m learning meridian tapping, but am not adept enough for it to help much yet.
I don’t exactly envy those who can take in such horror with equanimity; nonetheless, their ability to do so is far beyond my ken. Would I prefer to be someone who can be briefly, properly horrified, and then go back to watching football? An unanswerable question, since such a mental state is beyond me. It’s like the dividing line for those who happen upon a grisly car accident, well-warned ahead of time by the flashing lights and haphazardly parked emergency vehicles that fragile flesh lies mangled in cars-turned-coffins. The first group slows down to see what they can of the carnage even as it sickens them; the other group, my group, has their eyes glued to the road ahead, thinking of the families whose lives have been turned inside out in a careless moment.
[A personal aside: I remember vividly the day my doctor told me he wanted me to try an anti-anxiety drug. I protested that I didn’t need drugs, what was his deal? Since I wasn’t about to waste my money on such a thing, he went so far as to give me a hospital prescription for exactly one pill. Not only that, but he fetched the medicine himself. I was instructed to wait until the next time I could actually feel anxious (usually, I simply dissociated instead, another state I was used to, though doing so was out of my conscious awareness at the time). It was the following week, after nearly being plowed into by an errant driver that anxiety descended even as the terror receded. I remembered the anxiolytic tablet in the small bottle in my pocket and took it as instructed. Once it had had time to take effect, I was bowled over by the revelation. Wow. This was how other people felt most of the time? As my pulse returned to baseline, the ensuing calm was yet another light on my Damascus Road.]
Those pictures in the post at Winds of Jihad are full proof of the twisted sadism which is the core of Islam. Even as I know intellectually that the man holding those heads was himself the victim of perverse sexual abuse as an infant and child — for only they can carry out such smiling sadism in adulthood — I still find his existence loathsome. America’s laws allowing the execution of this kind of criminal seem the correct response to this kind of crime. Surely such punishment is more civilized than the dhimmi European exclusion of capital punishment? Are not some crimes so inherently evil they deserve nothing less than a mortal strike in return?
A state without the manly fortitude to eliminate those evil perpetrators eventually becomes a failed state. It fails to protect its citizens from mortal harm, instilling in them an existential unease.
Thus, I am glad we executed Timothy McVeigh.
Even as questions remain about whether or not he had help, those questions should not, did not, delay his exit from this earthly realm.
In contrast, Britain’s laws, which allow the killers of Lee Rigby to continue living at taxpayer expense, are deeply amoral and supinely weak. Those laws tell Britons their own lives have little value to the state. How demoralizing is that?
At any rate, Australia has revoked this killer’s citizenship based on a law passed in 2015. That revocation tells us loud and clear that the state of Australia stands for something. Meanwhile, in America, in France — all over the West, the killers are returning. Where are all those righteous fools who showed up to spit on America’s soldiers after Vietnam? Resting on their government pensions no doubt. Where are our legislators needed to pass similar laws?
Here’s a link to this Australian Counterjihad law, passed in 2015 but only recently put into effect by the state. Better late than never. Now if we can just get the rest of the West to line up behind Oz in a return to human decency. Perhaps other countries have these laws on the books? Has anyone besides the Aussies bothered to enforce what was once common sense?
As CM says in that post on Winds of Jihad, Excellent news. That’s one sorted. Now for all the others…
Sadly, those who stand to gain the most — at least initially — are the lawyers. Surely they smell blood by now and are busy churning the waters. No matter what delaying tactics the slimers use, I have no doubt Australia will do the right thing.
Hey, Canada, as part of the Commonwealth, why not suggest these same laws to Baby Doc?