Dated:26 April 2016

Dear Australia Wake Up Supporter,

It is tempting to look around at all the problems we have and to think that things are hopeless. This is how Jihad works. It is designed to sap people's resistance and make them submit mentally.

It is important that we never fall into this trap. We have all the advantages in this country and should never give up. The stakes are too high and our children and grandchildren are depending on us.

Each of us can make a difference and lots of small differences add up to one big one. When we take a stand, others are inspired by our courage and are empowered to speak out.

Two of our favourite Australia Wake Up activists are Samantha and her 17 year old son Kevin. They told us that they were catapulted into this fight after overhearing a conversation in a shopping centre food court in Logan in Brisbane.

Logan is an area which is rapidly becoming islamised. The conversation they overheard was between two Muslims who were discussing hatred of Christians and how they would like to kill them.

They reported this to the police but were told that unless a crime were committed, they would not be able to do anything.

Since that time, the two of them have engaged in numerous attempts to oppose the Islamisation of their area. The following is an account by Samantha of some of the activism that they have engaged in:

A couple of years ago, Brisbane City Council put out a booklet. It was called "Islam in Brisbane". I phoned the Council to ask if I could have a copy of their booklet "Hinduism in Brisbane".

I was told they don't have one. I asked for "Catholicism in Brisbane". What a surprise when they said there wasn't one. I then asked for the Sikhism booklet. No. Still no booklet. I was asked the usual "Is there anything else I can help you with?"

I said yes. I just wanted copies of all the other religious pamphlets that Brisbane City Council had invested in. I was told "There are no others". When I questioned why not, I was told "I don't have that information".

Then one Christmas a few years back, I walked past the Council Library at Sunnybank Hills. They had a huge window display in Arabic and a great many Arabic books on display.

No books in Mandarin. No books in Cantonese. No books in English. All signage was in Arabic. I phoned the library when it opened in the morning.

I asked why an Arabic display appeared in the window at Christmas time when there was nothing in English, Cantonese or Mandarin (there are lots of Asians in my area).

I was snapped at and told it was because the Council were very proud of having so many books in Arabic and it was to accommodate the Arabic speakers. I decided to embellish a little. I explained how I had come to Australia from a non-English speaking background a few years earlier.

I said that I had found it was more helpful to people who want to embrace the Australian way of life, to be exposed to the English language. I said it was very offensive to me not to at least see English translations next to the Arabic.

I explained that they weren't helping Arabic speakers with life in Australia. Hey Presto! They removed the display, and I was invited in for morning tea with the library staff to offer input on future culturally sensitive displays.

Naturally I thanked them and declined the invitation. It is amazing how the tone changed when they believed English was relatively new to me.

On another quick note, did you know the TAFE at Inala is a minority only TAFE? They have a huge billboard with an Aboriginal and a Muslim in hijab at the TAFE.

I phoned and asked what courses they had on offer because Kevin was keen to find out if there was anything of interest to him. I was not asked my skin colour or where I was from.

I was simply told "Your son can't go to TAFE here because we only offer courses for migrants." If that's the case, I can't understand how the Aboriginal fellow appeared on the billboard.

I am currently looking for where grants are awarded. I think I know what we are doing wrong with regard to grants. We just aren't rioting enough. The Sudanese community were awarded $2.2 million from the Victorian government after 200 of them went on that rampage through the streets with machetes and baseball bats.

No charges. No fines. Just a reward. Exactly the same as the stupid government funded de-radicalisation deterrent payment paid to Muslims. It's no more than Jizya (a per capita yearly tax historically levied by Islamic states on certain non-Muslim subjects). Throw more money at communities so that they don't kill us. It makes no sense.

Kevin is in the process of applying for a Weapons Licence. On 28 April it will be the 20th Anniversary of the Port Arthur Massacre. Gun debate around the country has heated up and there are calls for tightening gun control even more.

So much so that John Howard has jumped on board. How would tighter gun laws have stopped Curtis Cheng's murder or the Lindt Cafe Siege? The guns were used by unlicensed people and had been passed around quite a bit of Western Sydney.

Kevin was considering writing a letter to politicians asking for government funding for those with legitimate Weapons Licences just so they don't shoot people. He was going to use the government funded de-radicalisation payment figures to support his argument. When it's all laid out like that, how stupid do these "please don't kill us" payments sound?

Samantha and Kevin are an inspiration to us all. Simply standing up and refusing to accept what we believe is wrong sends a powerful message. The strength of Western Judeo/Christian/Secular culture it that ordinary people are able to hold our leaders accountable. Our current crop of leaders is becoming complacent. They believe that they are unaccountable and able to ride roughshod over our rights. Australia Wake Up supporters are leading the fight against this totalitarian attitude. Please keep it up.

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Kind Regards,
The Australia Wake Up team

Dealing with Questions

This is a new regular part of our newsletter that we hope you will find useful. In this part of the newsletter we hope to suggest to you a possible line of answering of questions that are often posed when you raise any concerns about Islam.

Question/Statement: I have Muslim friends who tell me not to believe what people are saying against Islam.

Suggested Answer: That person may be a friend, or he/she may be a Muslim, they can't be both, the Koran is very clear on that point. Two noteable verses in the Koran are chapter/verse 4:139:

"Yea, to those who take for friends unbelievers rather than believers: is it honour they seek among them? Nay,- all honour is with Allah."

and chapter/verse, 4:89:

"They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper."

So it is imperative, firstly, that you as a non-Muslim understand that you fall into this 'category' and that they are commanded to observe the teachings of the Koran in dealing with you.

As for their denying any of the criticisms levelled at the conduct of their belief system, it is important to remember that we all have a simple moral compass instilled in us and that the Koran clearly states repeatedly that the non-Muslim, the 'kaffir', can be deceived, harmed and even killed for not believing in Islam.

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