John Miller: suspend further Muslim immigration

13 Aug 2005, John Miller, News Weekly:

The nature of the July London bombings reveals that Australia faces a steep learning curve to meet the terrorist threat, warns John Miller, a former senior intelligence officer ...

John Stone, a former Australian senior public servant and later a senator, has recently challenged some long-held shibboleths in The Australian (July 23, 2005). His conclusion? At present, Muslim immigration should virtually cease. Rod Liddle, writing in the UK Spectator magazine (July 16, 2005), has said pithily:

"Truth is, Islam is not remotely a peaceable religion, compared with, say, paganism, Zoroastrianism, or Buddhism and Sikhism or Judaism or modern Christianity for that matter, and still less humanism. Nor is it particularly well integrated, compared with say, Hinduism or Sikhism or Judaism ..."

Dewy-eyed proponents of multiculturalism will have to face the fact that more draconian security measures will need to be instituted.

We will have to seriously consider cessation of migration from certain countries and heightened screening of visitors and tourists ...

In Pogo's immortal phrase, "We have met the enemy, and he is us."

The last thing that Australia needs is precipitate action. Nevertheless, there is a good case for the Prime Minister to recall Federal Parliament:

* to suspend further Muslim immigration; ...

We need swift action, not procrastination and endless discussion ...

It is not a question of if, but when, one of our major cities is attacked.

Distasteful and unpalatable though it may seem, in circumstances of doubt in dealing with multicultural matters, the Government must be seen to have all necessary power to deal with terrorism in all its aspects, from the school, the reading-room, the madrassa, through to the mosque.

The doublespeak employed by certain Islamic clerics should be identified for what it is - coded instructions for jihad or support thereof ...

As for the media, we need no more bleeding-heart stories about ASIO arrests and harassment or raids. Those legally-sanctioned raids have been based on information received and, as with the police force, are not conducted on the basis of a knee-jerk reaction.

The media has a great capacity to undermine public confidence in the forces of law and order and national security. Such action in itself should be prohibited and the D notice system should be updated and applied to all forms of the media, including the Internet ...

Australia has often been called the lucky country but there is a time, as everyone knows, when luck runs out. It might not be tomorrow, but who knows when?
Via A Matter of Opinion

2 comments:

Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. said...

A more recent article by former Nationals Senator John Stone was in Quadrant in September 2006 entitled " The Muslim Problem and What to do about it".

Abandon Skip said...

Thanks, Esq, I am aware of that one. "When you are already in a hole, stop digging". So simple, it is incomprehensible to today's politicians.