Author: dr-daud-batchelor

Can root causes of the Christchurch massacre be removed?

Fifty Muslims preparing for Friday worship were massacred by a white supremacist terrorist (‘T’) shattering the peace in beautiful Christchurch. An atrocity of this enormity demands action to prevent recurrence. It requires identification and removal of root causes. The Australian mass-murderer undoubtedly conducted his maleficence in NZ due to weak gun controls. Although aggravated and triggered in Europe, T’s radicalisation began in Australia. Probable root causes in Australia were identified by this writer and shared at a meeting of Muslim leaders with the Queensland Police Service (incl. Commissioner Ian Stewart) and other authorities.Advertisements Primary cause is the strident anti-Muslim...

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Sacrificing national interest in Embassy move

In today’s geopolitics, Australia must balance relations with its largest trading partner China and key defence ally, the United States, at a time of spirited jousting. Maintaining good relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations also becomes essential with expanding Chinese power. Significantly, ASEAN has a dominant 67% majority Muslim population. Indonesia is expected to become the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2050. Former PM Paul Keating remarked, “No country is more important to Australia than Indonesia. If we fail to get this relationship right … the whole web of our foreign relations is incomplete.”Advertisements Indonesia and Malaysia, Muslim-majority...

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Islamic Republic of Iran at 40: A critical assessment

The Islamic Republic of Iran, established following Ayatollah Khomeini’s successful 1979 Revolution, has stood as a remarkable polity, surviving for the last 40 years while withstanding widespread opposition. It’s support for Hezbollah broke the invincible aura of the Israeli war machine.  Now, however, it faces its greatest challenge, since due to exclusivist policies, a strong front – the US-Israel alliance and Gulf regimes – gathers seeking its extinction. The suffering of Iranians is high due to the harshest-ever imposed sanctions. An objective assessment, as provided in my book, Comparing Political Systems of Islamic Republics; Pakistan and Iran, finds many...

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Murdoch Media Power: ‘Rolling’ Australian Prime Ministers

Rupert Murdoch’s involvement in toppling Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull seems self-evident. Murdoch flew into Australia on 10 August. By 24 August Australia had a new PM, Scott Morrison. Murdoch had intimated to fellow magnate Kerry Stokes, that Turnbull should be replaced. Stokes called Turnbull warning him that Murdoch and NewsCorp were intent on removing him. Prior to this, NewsCorp commentators began warning Liberals to “stand against Turnbull’s global warming idiocy” and then promoted minority views in the coalition who saw big ‘C’ Conservative Peter Dutton as the solution – and PM candidate. No wonder the Edelman Barometer finds Australians’...

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Britain’s leading role in West African slavery

Britain’s colonial civilisational legacy, often condoned, is tainted by major actions against humanity, which clamour down the ages. These include the New World slave trade, which principled Englishmen such as William Wilberforce ended through their magnificent emancipation ‘jihad.’ However, other programs continued, causing wholesale devastation, such as Britain’s facilitation following the ignoble Balfour Declaration, during its Trusteeship of Palestine, for Zionists to establish a homeland, not in Britain, but on predominantly Palestinian-owned land; and Britain’s covert support in helping build Israel’s nuclear WMD capability. Israel’s existence continues to destabilise the Middle East. Much of Britain’s industrial growth was related...

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