Have You Seen The Bizarre French Response To Islamic Terrorism?

The Worldview That Revolutionised How Westerners Respond To Enemies.

Something bizarre is happening in France – and I don’t mean the terrorist attacks. France is responding to the attacks in an unexpected way. Instead of vengeance and demonising all Muslims, there’s a surprising response – a response you wouldn’t expect after 3 major terrorist attacks in 18 months. 1) Instead of Outrage and Vengeance Against […]

How Should We Respond to Sonia Kruger and Waleed Aly ?

Social Media Firestorms, Islam, and #SendingForgivenessViral.

A firestorm erupted on Social Media last week. Sonia Kruger, Channel Nine TV show personality, made provocative comments about Islamic Immigration and  terrorism: There is a correlation between the number of people in a country who are Muslim and the number of terrorist attacks…Personally, I would like to see [Islamic immigration] stop now for Australia. […]

Are We To Blame For Islamist Terrorism?

What The Eastern European Experience Can Teach Us.

It’s happened again. France is reeling after yet another terrorist attack. This time in the port city of Nice.  A single Islamist terrorist, wielding nothing more than a driver’s licence and a small truck, managed to murder just under 90 people and injure many others. And so the urgent question we need to ask – and answer […]

Do We Cause Islamist Terrorism?

What The Eastern European Experience Teaches Us About Terrorism.

Let me start with a public confession. It’s a little embarrassing. But here goes: When I was 10 years old, I wanted to start a revolution against the dictatorship ruling my homeland. There. I’ve said it. I wanted to start a revolution against the government of communist Hungary (as it was at the time). As […]

5 Important Things We Should Consider After The #ParisAttacks

Understanding Islamist Terrorism.

So here we are again. In the space of less than a year, we’ve seen Australia come to a standstill with the Lindt Cafe terror siege. We’ve seen  Paris come to a standstill with the Charlie Hebdo massacre. And now, just a mere 10 months after Charlie Hebdo, the people of Paris have just experienced […]

Did You See This Coming? I Sure Didn’t.

Something happened recently that I did not see coming. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about the recent terror attack in France, and made the following comment: “[T]here are very few (if any) Muslims that would advocate for the freedom to publicly insult Muhammad. Or to put in Voltairian language, no devout Muslim would ever say: ‘I disagree with your insulting of […]

Uncommon Sense.

Christian Historian and Theologian Dr John Dickson seems to have sparked some heated discussion over one of his recent posts on his Facebook page. Whilst the manhunt was still on for the killers of the Charlie Hebdo journalists, John posted the following: Surely it is too soon for Muslim leaders to say, as I just heard a […]

When Your Words Can Kill You.

 “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” – President Barack Obama, speaking at the UN General Assembly in 2012.  So it’s happened again. Another terrorist attack on Western soil. This time in France. According to intelligence site Stratorfor.com, the following took place on Wednesday: Three suspected Islamist militants attacked the […]

When Your Words Can Kill You.

 “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” – President Barack Obama, speaking at the UN General Assembly in 2012.  So it’s happened again. Another terrorist attack on Western soil. This time in France. According to intelligence site Stratorfor.com, the following took place on Wednesday: Three suspected Islamist militants attacked the […]

When the Poo hits the Fan, God gets a Hashtag: Reflections on the Lindt Cafe Siege.

  Terrorism has come home. For all intents and purposes, the first post-9/11 terrorist attack has taken place on Australian soil. A siege at the Lindt Cafe, in Sydney. I still remember watching the events of 9/11 on TV, those 13 years ago. It was horrifying, and yet I couldn’t take my eyes off the TV. […]