|Lt. Colonel Bernard Gaynor.|
- Ambushed On Ledo Road
- Burma In Limbo
- Daw Moe Swe: Red matron
- Scourge of Burma
- Second Lt. Hnin Aung
- Rice Riots to Race Riots
- Song For Irrawaddy
- Aung Moe and Amy
- Midnight Searches
- 1978 Opium War
- Major Kyaw San?
- Burma's Killer Highways
- First Anglo-Burmese War
- Tha-din-gyut in Mawgyun
- Shans' 1962 Federal Mu
- Burma's Land Reform
- General Min Aung Hlaing
- Islamic Genocide of Buddhists
- Irrawaddy Waters and Ne Win's Gold Trees
- Chun Doo-Hwan Bombing
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Australian Muslims Fighting For Syrian Islamists?
As I’ve written a number of times before, Australians urgently need to debate the pros and cons of continued Islamic immigration.
News that ASIO is concerned that hundreds of Muslim Australians have gone to Syria to fight with radical Islamist groups highlights that this debate must be had.
In my opinion, it is easier to keep the chilli powder in the can than trying to pick it out of the flour once it is dropped in.
My latest press release regarding this issue is below:
A former Regular Australian Army Intelligence Officer says ASIO’s admission that hundreds of Muslim Australians may be fighting with al Qaeda in Syria highlights the urgent need to reassess Australia’s immigration settings.
Bernard Gaynor, who deployed to Iraq on three occasions and also served in Afghanistan, says that government policies allowing Islamic immigration betrayed the efforts of serving personnel and only increased the long-term terror threat in Australia.
“In the last decade 39 young Australians have given their lives fighting against Islamic violence,” Mr Gaynor said. “In the same period, Australia’s Islamic population has almost doubled. This does not make sense and is a betrayal of the hard work and sacrifices our soldiers make on operations to defend Australia.”
“Now ASIO has confirmed that hundreds of Muslim Australians have travelled to Syria and may be supporting al Qaeda and other affiliated Islamic groups. This is a ticking time bomb.”
“Firstly, any person who leaves Australia to support violent Islamic groups should be denied the right to return. Secondly, there should be a debate about whether it is in Australia’s interests to continue taking in Islamic immigrants. I say it is not in Australia’s interests.”
“Unfortunately, the politically-correct major parties will probably be too cowardly to address this issue and will continue to bury their heads in the sand.”
“Their approach of sticking their fingers in their ears and rocking back and forth while chanting ‘religion of peace’ will not address this problem,” Mr Gaynor said.
Mr Gaynor also said that political-correctness was hampering the Army.
“I am still in the Reserves and am under investigation for racism for suggesting the ADF gain a better understanding of Islam.”
“I would like to point out that Islam is a religion and not a race. It is also the ideological basis for the actions of our enemies overseas and every terror attempt in Australia over the last ten years. But in this politically-correct environment the facts are not allowed to get in the way of the thought police. How can you possibly fight an enemy when you are not allowed to discuss its religious beliefs? The situation is ludicrous.”
“It’s the kind of thing you would expect in a Dilbert cartoon but unfortunately this sick joke concerns national security,” Mr Gaynor said.
With a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture (including three deployments to Iraq with the Australian Army) he is also critical of modern thinking and quick to defend Australia’s way of life.
As a married father of five children, he is an advocate for family values that work; the protection of children and all life; and the preservation of Australian society from those who would replace its Christian heritage.)