The Australian way to confront terrorism

Austrialian government officials have impressed many with their frank speaking about the threat of radical Islam. It turns out that this isn’t just talk, but is also allied with bipartisan action aimed at exposing and isolating radical Islamists in Australia:

It so happens that the approach advocated for Britain by Martin Bright in his important Policy Exchange pamphlet When Progressives Treat With Reactionaries is consistent with what has occurred Down Under over the past five years. Put briefly, the Australian system takes Islamist ideology seriously. It does not deal with radical Islamists. It confronts extremists

UPDATE: It’s awfully nice that you clicked over to this post, but I have to confess that this isn’t one of my better posts. Indeed, it looks as if Word Press ate part of the post, leaving me to wonder what I once wrote, but have long since forgotten. Now that you’re at my blog, though, I urge you to check out the more current offerings and, if you like my writing, to come back soon.

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  • Jodi

    There are two words that have been coming to my mind in the past couple of weeks: “Awesome Aussies”. The United States should follow Australia’s lead and stop being wimps. In fact, I’ve been wishing Howard was our President. He seems to understand what needs to be done unlike our pandering politicians.

  • Anna

    Yes, I’m liking those Aussies more and more!

  • highlander

    It’s a good example of what can happen when we stop treating minorities as victims and start treating them as people who can take responsibility for their actions. Hurray for the Aussies!

  • swampacreage

    Possible bulldust.Me thinks there is a Kangaroo loose in the top paddock down under.Aussies are the masters of seeing where the parade is heading(where America is going) and then jumping to the front of the line.They love to OUT OUT the Americans(the little show off brother).They are the friend that will punch your adversary in the mouth first(they love the dustup . . it’s so macho) and ask questions later . . ouch . . we know the results of that approach (and we thought George invented the pre-emtive strike).Reason before emotion.Everyone knows moderate Islam needs support(from the power hungry thugs) and protection.Aussies didn’t invent this idea .It takes time, patience and diplomacy(if that is not to PC for you)? America should know this through their own history.How long did it take to root out Capone and the thugs? In the end he was put away with PC reasons (tax evasion).Fair dinkum ?

  • jg

    One is impressed by Australia’s solidarity. It’s to be emulated.

    The Democrat’s insanity on American national security will possibly kill very many more.

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  • Jodi


    I don’t equate Capone and the Mafia with radical Islam. I also don’t think it is smart to allow groups such as CAIR to claim people are victims, especially since they have been linked to terrorist organizations. I also think that we need racial profiling and if we are afraid to do so because it isn’t PC it will not be good for National Security. History has shown us that we do need to do exactly that.

  • Danny Lemieux

    The Israelis have it right – look at the person, not the weapon.

  • swampacreage

    Something like George Bush who looked deep into Putins eyes and saw the soul of a good person.How many people has Putty knocked off? Better look again and check the weapons as well(be careful what you eat and drink).

  • Danny Lemieux

    Er,Swampy – the Israelis have a pretty good track record IDing terrorists. I can’t think of a safer airline to fly than El Al.

  • Jodi


    I agree with you on Putin. I never did like him.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Is that “Ras”-Putin, Jodi?