|Source: James Brickwood, SMH|
And there was a huge, violent demonstration in Sydney yesterday staged by militant Islamic forces who, according to police came intent on doing damage.
It started with no advance warning, apparently using text messages to rally the troops.
Around 400 people rallied to the call to 'defend the prophet'.
They took over the central business district at lunchtime, and kept it going for over five hours.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald:
"NSW Police used batons, capsicum spray and the dog squad to quell the angry crowd, who carried signs such as ''Behead all those who insult the prophet'', ''Obama, we love Osama'' and ''Our dead are in paradise, your dead are in hell''."
...The Sydney protest went in waves of calm, from prayer to rants about Christians lacking morals, then frenzied chanting and violent clashes with police. The Sun-Herald saw several arrests and seriously injured police and protesters. One protester being taken away by an ambulance spat at officers and chanted ''Allahu Akbar''.
And all for a film few of them had actually seen (though you can find trailers and extracts on youtube).
I only watched a few seconds of the film trailer, but it does look pretty outrageously obnoxious.
And it is surprising that clips from it are still available on youtube.
But Muslims simply confirm perceptions of their inability to adapt to life in a Western country such as Australia, and about their faith, with actions of this kind.
Is it too late to prevent the fall of the West from the forces within? Probably.