K R Bolton
The Auckland mall knife attack at Countdown, New Lynn, on 3 September that felled six people, three in a critical condition, has been undertaken by a Muslim from Sri Lanka. He is said to have been a known supporter of ISIS, which adheres to Wahhabism. The jihadists are a minority within Sunni Islam– Wahhabists backed by the USA’s Saudi and Emirate allies. Shi’ite Islam is a bulwark against Wahhabism, yet it is targeted for destruction by the USA.
Shi’a and certain Sunni Imam and scholars are friends and allies of the Right, (See: Arash Najaf-Zadeh, The European New Right – A Shi’a Response, London, 2019). and some seminal Rightist thinkers such as Claudio Mutti are Muslim converts. Iran is the citadel of Shi’a, yet the primary target for elimination by the USA.
Islamophobia is instigated by influential and wealthy pro-Israeli neocons; they fund those such as Gert Wilders and Tommy Robinson who oppose Islam because it is in conflict with Western Enlightenment Liberalism. But is the defence of the latter the Right’s cause? Hardly. Traditional Islam and the Dissident-Right are in accord on that.
But the Right serves as a red-herring. You will not get Partick Gower or Paul Spoonley exposing the actual promoters of Islamphobia. (See: Bolton, Islamophobia: Trojan Horse Amidst the Right, Arktos Journal, https://arktos.com/2019/04/26/islamophobia-trojan-horse-amidst-the-right/; Bolton, Zionism, Islam & the West, London, London, 2018).
What we have is the utter cant and hypocrisy that have been the instant response from Prime Minster Ardern. She states with emphasis that this individual (‘S’) is not representative of a faith or an ethnic community, and that ‘nobody supports his ideas’.
Ardern cries of Islam in regard to the attack: ‘it is not them; it is not them’. Imams will follow: ‘it is not us’.
Nontheless, what has been the ongoing response of Ardern, the Left, media, Gower, Spoonley, police, SIS, ‘experts’, the Islamic Federation, and politicians in the aftermath of Tarrant ? – To vilify the entirety of the so-called ‘far right’; to describe the Right per se as intrinsically ‘white supremacist’ and violent. To seek to criminalise and demonise the ‘Right’.
Yet the fact remains that despite extensive searching by Messrs Gower, Spoonley, SIS, police, and antifa, the only terrorist training network ever found in New Zealand has been that of the psycho-left ‘peace activists’ practising throwing Molotov cocktails with Maori in the Ureweras.
It is not widely realised that just a year prior to the Tarrant lunacy, a terrorist action was narrowly averted – a Muslim youth had planned to take a car and randomly drive into infidels in Christchurch, then proceed with a knifing spree. He was given a jolly good wrist-slapping and put into the care of the Linwood Mosque. A media report stated at the time:
A Kiwi teenager radicalised online planned to ram a car into a group of people in Christchurch and then stab them.
The teenager wrote a goodbye note to his mother, then started a violent incident, but has since told a psychologist when it began he “decided not to hurt anybody because he did not have the means to kill enough people”, Crown prosecutor Chris Lange told the Christchurch District Court at sentencing on Thursday.
“The reason no-one was hurt was that he did not have access to knives,” Lange said. But there was significant premeditation, and hostility towards non-Muslims.
After his arrest, the youth told police he was angry and had “done it for Allah”. He had left school at age 15, become socially isolated, and converted to Islam.
The court has adopted a rehabilitative approach to the teen’s sentencing, with Judge Stephen O’Driscoll releasing him on intensive supervision with a list of conditions and a warning that if he breaches the conditions or reoffends, he will likely be sent to prison.
Among the conditions – which will apply for two years while the judge monitors his progress – is counselling by a member of the local Muslim community.
(Kiwi teenager radicalised online planned mass killing in Christchurch ‘for Allah’, Stuff, 16 February 2018; https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/101480988/kiwi-teenager-radicalised-online-planned-mass-killing-in-christchurch-for-allah)
Hazim Arafeh, president of the Islamic Federation, said at the time: ‘It’s easier to recruit people who are misinformed about Islam. If people wanted to know about the real Islam they could approach anyone at mosques around the country’. (Ibid.) To which it could have been said, if given the opportunity somewhere amidst the cynically manipulated hysteria in the aftermath of Tarrant: ‘It’s easier to recruit people who are misinformed about the Right…’ I could go as far as to suggest that had Tarrant read my book Zionism, Islam and the West, published the year previously, and translated into Arabic, with an introduction by a Muslim scholar, he might not have proceeded to act on the Islamophobic bilge that originates from pro-Zionist neocons.
Yet this same Islamic Federation (founded by anti-Communist Albanian refugees, but now jumping aboard the same bandwagon with Communists) prattles in its submissions to parliament that the Right is synonymous with ‘terrorism’; that it is ‘white supremacist’. It even cites Zionist sources such as the Anti-Defamation League.
What irony that this attack comes just after another of Patrick Gower’s inane attempts (‘On Hate’) to show the existence of what really does not exist – a ‘white supremacist terrorist threat’. Will Gower present an ‘On Hate’ TV special in regard to Wahhabism in New Zealand? Will Spoonley warn of a lurking threat? Rather, what we will hear is nothing other than apologia that ‘this is not Islam’. Indeed it is not, but the stench of hypocrisy will rise like excreted putrescence from Ardern and the rest, lest the multiculturalism become suspect.
We are assured by Ardern that ‘S’ was a ‘lone wolf’; hence there is no further danger to the public. Yet Tarrant was a ‘lone wolf’, but two years later and the Establishment is still trying to keep the public in a state of paranoid tension in regard to mythic ‘white supremacist terror cells’.
Let the Right maintain its composure and discipline, and leave it to the Left, politicians, journalists, academics, and whatever political faction it is that seems to have taken over the Islamic Federation in recent years, to peddle their cant… This is Wahhabism; not Islam per se, any more than Tarrant was ‘the Right’. But now that ‘the shoe is on the other foot’ we will see the double-standards come quick and fast.