Australian judge throws down the gauntlet to Muslims: taqiyya ensues

Caption: Justice Fagan has challenged Muslims to disavow the Koran’s violence. He’d better not hold his breath.

For all that we?re forever lectured about the ‘peaceful majority’ of the ‘religion of peace’, we don?t often seem to see concrete proof. Surveys indicate that a substantial minority of Muslims across the globe support violent jihadis, even if they don?t actively join them. Instead of forthright condemnation of Islamic violence, so-called ‘moderates’ fudge and obfuscate. As scholar Daniel Pipes says, ?there are lots of fake-moderates parading about?.

An Australian judge has finally issued a straight challenge to the supposed peaceful majority to actually put their money where their mouths are. Quote:

A NSW Supreme Court judge has called on Muslims to publicly disavow violent verses of the Koran that he says have been used by Islamic extremists to support terrorism in Australia.

Justice Desmond Fagan said the lethal messages derived from “hostile passages” of the Koran were not effectively countered by suggestions from “various quarters” that the verses had been “cherry picked” or that Islam was an “interpretive religion”.

“The incitements to violence which terrorists quote from the Koran cannot just be ignored by the many believers who desire harmonious coexistence. Those verses are not ignored by terrorists,” Justice Fagan said. End of quote.

Of course they can?t be ignored: it?s a fundamental Islamic tenet that those words are the direct, untranslated and unalterable speech of Allah. Quote:

He said there were sometimes assurances offered to Western communities that ?Islam is a religion of peace?.

“But in the absence of express public disavowal of verses which convey Allah?s command for violence, as quoted in the jihadist literature tendered in this case, such assurances are apparently contradicted,” he said.

“Certainly that is how the matter is seen by jihadi propagandists and those who have followed them.”

?Justice Fagan, who has presided over many terrorism-related cases, said the Islamic religion’s broad acceptance of the Koran without denouncing verses supporting “intolerance, violence and domination” would “embolden terrorists to think they are in common cause with all believers and indeed that they are the spearhead of the religion.” End of quote.

Cue the taqiyya, from an Islamic leader who has advocated sharia, including polygamy and has refused to publicly condemn terrorist organisations like Hezbollah. Quote:

Keysar Trad, founder of the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia, said imams continued to disavow violent interpretations of sections of the Koran.

“We continue to be extremely vocal in countering that. As much as we can find an opportunity to put the correct context to these situations, we do,” Mr Trad said. “The underlying premise of Islam is peace and peaceful encouragement for people to do what is right.” End of quote.

The foundational premise of Islam is submission. But, as is usual with such double-dealing apologists, Trad is ignoring the key issue: Islam has only ever given its enemies three choices ? conversion (this is Trad?s ?do what is right?) or death for most, and a third choice of dhimmitude (brutal subjugation) for ?people of the book?.

But, note the usual carefully-worded avoidance: Trad babbles about ?violent interpretations?. That?s not what was asked. The judge directly challenged Muslims like Trad to publicly disavow ?verses which convey Allah?s command for violence?. Trad is dodging. Quote:

“If the verses upon which the terrorists rely are not binding commands of Allah, it is Muslims who would have to say so,” [Justice Fagan] said.

“If Australian followers of the religion, including those who profess deep knowledge, were to make a clear public disavowal of these verses, as not authoritative instructions from Allah, then the terrorists? moral conviction might be weakened.” End of quote.


Well, that?s just it: they can?t. To disavow verses of the Koran is to disavow the direct words ? the authoritative instructions ? of Allah.

Issued with a direct challenge to reject the violent commandments of the Koran, the head of Australia?s Muslims refuses to do so, but fudges around the issue with double-speak and deception. It?s almost like so-called ?moderate? Muslims tacitly supporting the violence of their co-religionists.