Behind terror

Australia’s Grand Mufti has unhelpfully diagnosed the ‘causative factors’ behind Friday’s atrocities.

He claims they are “racism, Islamophobia, curtailing freedoms through securitisation, duplicitous foreign policies and military intervention.”

ISIS, on the other hand, claims the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted Paris because it was ‘the capital of prostitution and obscenity, the carrier of the banner of the Cross in Europe.’

In today’s The Australian I write that attempts to rationalise the behaviour of these demented people serves only to dilute their guilt.

It is enough to say simply that they are our enemy. They are enraged by everything civilised people stand for and claim the authority of Allah to reap carnage in crowded restaurants, streets and concert halls. There is nothing to negotiate; we just wish them dead.


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