Promoting Ramadan is becoming “a thing” in Australia.
Woolworths do it to sell stuff to Muslims and get more money.
The ABC, Australia’s tax-payer funded public broadcaster does it because of their underlying devotion to the failed ideology and social experiment that is multiculturalism. That and because they want to obfuscate the Christian heritage and foundations of Australian society by overemphasizing other religions and cultures so that Christianity becomes just another face in the crowd, relegated to a small slice of the pie or, if possible, none of it.
Multiculturalism helps achieve this end because it asserts that all cultures are equal and that cultural expressions, whether clothing and foods or traditions and values, can exist side by side and be interwoven together, if only people can be forced educated into tolerance and submit to embrace diversity.
Historically, this has rarely been the case. Ultimately, one culture will always prevail over another. In reality, this means the domination of ideas expressed in values and traditions. Food and clothing aren’t so important but ideas define cultures and nations in the most important ways – live or die kind of ways.
So promoting Ramadan is really about promoting a culture and Ramadan is an Islamic expression of worship to the false god of Islam, a culture and value system that radically contradicts that of both Christianity and the secular humanist West.
This ideological war against Christianity makes for strange but not unexpected bedfellows: Islam and atheistic humanism.
But at 2% of Australia’s population, Muslims represent a very small group (consider that 2.5% practise Buddhism) so for Ramadan to get a mention is somewhat akin to wool knitters getting airtime. Yet you won’t see wool knitters in the media and for good reason – most people don’t care and it doesn’t impact them in any way.
Frankly, Ramadan is no different.
It’s not just media coverage though – it’s messages from the Prime Minister and state Premiers.
If I was a wool knitter, I wouldn’t be holding my breath waiting to hear from Tony Abbott.
Take a read of some of the laughable propaganda regarding Ramadan from the ABC:
Australian Muslims are gathering at local mosques across the country to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
The festival is one of the most joyous days on the Islamic calendar and signals the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a period of 30 days during which all Muslims are obligated to abstain from eating and drinking between dawn and sunset.
Ramadan is observed worldwide and is a period of prayer, fasting and charity for Muslims and its observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
Maha Abdo, chief executive officer of the Australian Muslim Women’s Association, said Eid was a joyous celebration after a month of prayer and discipline.
“Hopefully with a lot of prayers this morning we’ll be able to seek the acceptance of all our worships for the last 29 days,” she said.
“And also wish and pray for the betterment of all humanity for the month and year to come.”
One of the “most joyous days” huh? I can’t recall that kind of language ever been used in reference to Christianity.
The very fact that they need to explain all these details about Ramadan begs the question of why it’s headline news in the first place.
People don’t know because it has no impact on them. So why report it?
The report continues:
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sent his best wishes to Muslims across Australia as they come together for Eid.
“The breaking of the fast is a time of joy to be shared with family and friends,” he said.
“By fasting, and through acts of charity, Ramadan encourages Muslims to remember those less fortunate than themselves.
“Australia has long been an exemplar of how people of different faiths and cultures can live harmoniously together and find unity in diversity.
“I send my best wishes to everyone celebrating Eid Al-Fitr.”
About 30,000 people packed the Lakemba mosque and spilled out into the street in Sydney’s south-west, at one of the country’s largest Eid celebrations.
Premier Mike Baird addressed the congregation at the mosque and said Ramadan was an important festival that was “a part of us”.
“A big part of it is the concept of it is that by denying self, there’s an opportunity to reflect on those that are in need and those that are vulnerable and the opportunity to give and support,” Mr Baird said.
“The incredibly important messages that come through this festival are important are important across the city and across the world.”
The Premier said the Muslim community was “part of the NSW family” and the day’s events gave an opportunity to join in with the celebrations.
“The important message is that there are challenges that we’re facing, not just here but across the world, and the way we can deal with them is by coming together,” Mr Baird said.
“That cohesion is the important point – we saw it in events here in Sydney after the Martin Place siege and my hope is that we continue to see that because we’re much stronger when we come together.
“We’re unified in peace and love rather than hate and anger.”
While I would certainly respect a national or state leader speaking to the people they represent, especially the insignificant ones, I’m convinced that this is not why the Muslim community gets special addresses from the Prime Minster.
Like the homosexual community, Muslim minorities in no not-Muslim nations frequently plead victimhood and demand to be heard and treated as a majority rather than the tiny minority that they actually represent. The penalty in the West is the politically correct ad hominems “bigot” or “islamophobe.” Not the kind of labels anyone in politics wants to be hit with, Prime Ministers included.
It’s interesting to note that last point about “unified in peace and love”. It reminds me of those self-help mantras that if spoken enough will come true.
But is peace and love actually a reality or is it self-induced delusion?
Back on the topic of Ramadan though, there is plenty that the ABC News report conveniently overlooks, including the history of Ramadan and what it looks like in nations dominated by Islam.
Consider the below question and response, which explores both of the aforementioned issues:
Question: Why does violence by Muslims increase during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan? It was during Ramadan 2006 that hundreds of Iraqi police were poisoned, obviously by Muslims.
Response: The increased violence was exactly as expected. We are engaged in a war to the death—not against terrorists and extremists who, as President Bush insists, have “hijacked a peaceful religion,” but with Islam itself—a fact that the West refuses to acknowledge. The “politically correct” lies, so popular in the West, must be abandoned. We are losing this war and will continue to do so until the West faces the truth that our enemy is not terrorism perpetrated by Muslim “extremists” but the violent religion of Islam itself!
Ramadan is not, in fact, an Islamic holy month. Not only is it not “holy,” but it did not originate with Muhammad and Islam. Pagan Arabs had observed it for centuries before Muhammad was born. Arab tribes had traditionally refrained from fighting one another at that time. So, why do Muslims fight and kill during Ramadan?
Muhammad began his violent career in Medina, then called Yathrib, a city founded by Jews, in which he killed all of the males and enslaved the women and children. He established himself as the Prophet of Islam with more than 20 murders of those who opposed him, especially poets, whom the Qur’an says are inspired by Satan (Surah 26: 221-26 – a special “revelation” from Allah to justify Muhammad’s murders).
Muhammad’s first three attacks upon rich caravans passing near Yathrib on their way to Mecca were a failure. Then he received another timely “revelation” from Allah, added to the Qur’an, that Muslims could fight during Ramadan (Surah 2:217). His first military success followed. The caravan he attacked was caught by surprise during the agreed-upon “time of peace.” That great success caused Arabs to flock to Muhammad to get in on the booty by joining this new religion of “peace” that allowed fighting during Ramadan!
Muslims still seem to think that Ramadan is a good time for surprise attacks, as we have just seen demonstrated in Iraq and other Muslim countries. Shiites blow themselves up in Sunni mosques as their sure way to paradise, while Sunnis blow themselves up in Shiite mosques as their quick way to paradise. Of course, Sunnis say the attacking Shiites went to hell, while Shiites say the same of Sunni suicide bombers who attack them.
Nor is the concept of Muslims killing Muslims anything new. Three of Muhammad’s first four successors were killed by fellow Muslims. And as this “religion of peace” spread, it only got worse. Through the centuries, hundreds of thousands of Muslims have been killed by fellow Muslims—exactly as they are doing to one another today not only in Iraq but in Afghanistan, Algeria, Pakistan, and wherever Islam exists.
From 1948 to 1973, there were 80 revolutions in the Islamic world, 30 successful, including the murder of 22 heads of state. The Muslim Brotherhood threatened to kill Egypt’s Nasser and succeeded in assassinating Anwar Sadat, a deed that Arafat applauded. In 1971, East Pakistan rebelled against West Pakistan (both Muslim states) and became Bangladesh. In the eight-year war between Iran and Iraq, Muslims used 1,000 tons of poison gas against one another and killed as many as died in World War I. Literally thousands of young school boys died walking through mine fields to clear them for troops with the promise of paradise for becoming “martyrs.” In 1990, we “pagans” had to rescue Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and other Muslim nations from Iraqi Muslims demonstrating Islam’s peacefulness.
Islamic violence during Ramadan began with Muhammad and is supported in the Qur’an. There is not one example in the entire world of Islam ever having brought peace to anyone anywhere except by killing or enslaving the opposition!
The above information begins to make a lot of sense when you hear Muslims threaten to use Ramadan as an opportunity to act out worse than usual and see violence increase during the Eid festival marking the end of Ramadan.
The history of Islam and the significance of Ramadan is there for anyone who isn’t afraid of being labelled an Islamophobe.
And for anyone who isn’t afraid of being labelled a Christian, we have a hope in Jesus Christ that transcends contemporary Australian culture and any poor judgment s our nations makes with regard to Islam and other antichrist ideas.