ABC blames France when jihadis murder its innocents

Today in The Australian


Since the brutal assassination of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded on the street by an ­Islamist for showing his students a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed, the ABC has distinguished itself by publishing one piece after the other that pins the blame for the French terrorist attacks not on the fanatics and their murderous ideology but — you guessed it — on France.

About Henry Ergas

Henry Ergas AO is a columnist for The Australian. From 2009 to 2015 he was Senior Economic Adviser to Deloitte Australia and from 2009 to 2017 was Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility. He joined SMART and Deloitte after working as a consultant economist at NECG, CRA International and Concept Economics. Prior to that, he was an economist at the OECD in Paris from the late 1970s until the early 1990s. At the OECD, he headed the Secretary-General’s Task Force on Structural Adjustment (1984-1987), which concentrated on improving the efficiency of government policies in a wide range of areas, and was subsequently Counsellor for Structural Policy in the Economics Department. He has taught at a range of universities, undertaken a number of government inquiries and served as a Lay Member of the New Zealand High Court. In 2016, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia.
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35 Responses to ABC blames France when jihadis murder its innocents

  1. Tom

    Excellent article, Henry, full of your customary deep historical research, which I wouldn’t have read had you not posted it at the Cat. Thank you.

    (Even though I still subscribe to The Australian, it is at war with its readers, effectively banning reader comments that don’t conform to the radical left view of the world of the junior staff members who are allowed to moderate reader comments without restraint according to the prejudices they were taught at J-school.)

  2. maree

    SA always has been off kilter, weird, amiiss.
    Something has been wrong there. Hoi

  3. Bruce

    The lockstep socialists and terminal statists conveniently ignore one key thing:

    Whilst the head-loppers hate Christians and Jews with a bloody passion, they utterly loathe the “godless”.

    The “alliance” between the screaming lefties and Mo’s Marauders is merely one of convenience. Remember, Hitler formed an “alliance” with the Mufti of Jerusalem, megalomaniacal blood brothers to the core.

    However, when the wheels were blasted off the Nazi wagon, there was a VERY brief interlude before a new “strong horse” was hitched to the global tumbrel, the “international socialists” hailing from Moscow.

    The ideological successors to those murderous Muscovites are to be found on abundances in places like France, whose universities’ alumni include a bloke named Saloth Sar, AKA, Pol Pot. The “local” products of these same “seats of learning” and, consequently, the bulk of their political “class”, have been actively playing footsies with a more muscular brand of head-loppers for many years now. They are simply enabling the means of their own destruction, perhaps hoping to be “eaten” last.

  4. John snowy Bowyer

    Who cares this shabby little newspaper has a paywall and I will not pay for lies. Let them stew in their own corruption!

  5. notafan

    Ho hum on progressives falling in line with is lam ic apologists.

    Boycott French food and holidays!

  6. JohnJJJ

    The ABC and the inner city left as well as all the well meaning need a quick reality check. And the only people who can provide it are the Jihadis. It is just the inevitable logic of a safe society. Nice to see the Engel dialectic reappearing as society embraces the forces of its own destruction.

  7. JohnJJJ

    The ABC and the inner city left as well as all the well meaning need a quick reality check. And the only people who can provide it are the Jeehadis. It is just the inevitable logic of a safe society. Nice to see the Engel dialectic reappearing as society embraces the forces of its own deestruction.

  8. Alain

    We are in the last stages of a losing war. Sure we had some victories, George Pell and Trump but we are facing a constant barrage.
    Tony he ate an onion Abbott, Russia Collusion, Victoria Cross winner Ben Robert Smith, now the ADF,
    the lockdowns, climate change.

    We are just ramping up, Krudd and Malcom trying to shut down sky news, Democrats and the new green deal.

    Prepare yourselves for the great “reset”

  9. Bruce of Newcastle

    I was amused by this article today:

    Swedish City to Spend Over a Billion Dollars to Fix No-Go Zones (19 Nov)

    The Swedish city of Gothenburg is looking to spend over a billion U.S. dollars in an effort to remove the city’s six no-go zones from a police list of vulnerable neighbourhoods.

    The majority of the cash, 7.5 billion kronor, will go toward construction projects in the areas of Biskopsgården, Tynnered, Hjällbo, Bergsjön, Hammarkullen, and Lövgärdet over a period of ten years.

    The rest of the money will go toward what the city government refers to as “super management”, including security on-site seven days a week, a zero-tolerance policy to crime, no illegal renting or subletting in the areas, and swift clean up of vandalism and graffiti.

    In September it emerged that the police in the city were growing increasingly concerned about growing ethnic violence between gangs involved in the drug trade in the city.

    “There are regular large violent clashes in central Gothenburg between young Afghans and especially young Syrians, but also Somalis where they fight for good drug sales. There have been several stabbings in connection with these brawls and police have on various occasions found street fighting weapons,” a police intelligence report stated.

    Just weeks before, gangs set up roadblocks in certain areas of the city and demanded local residents obey a curfew instituted by the gangs themselves in what was described by Gothenburg Police Chief Erik Nord as a “demonstration of power.”

    The highlighted bit sounds awfully like actual policing Giuliani-style. Quite a backflip from softly softly Swedish progressive-socialism.

    Then the bit about the gangs of Afghans and Somalis couldn’t but make me think of a certain Australian city. Maybe Dan should go on a study tour of Gothenburg.

  10. thefrollickingmole

    ABC

    Awful people.
    The worst
    Believe me.
    Many such cases.

  11. Roger

    I was amused by this article today

    The benefits of multikulti.

    Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Swedes are emigrating in large numbers.

    The population, however, contues to grow due to “immigration”, as does the welfare bill.

  12. They are all Anthony Mundine now.
    p.s. It would be interesting to see what their ABC had to say about Mundine’s comments after 9/11.

  13. Chris M

    SA always has been off kilter, weird, amiiss.

    ?? Saudi Arabia…?

    We are in the last stages of a losing war.

    Nah, big picture – we are winning. And every day of every week Bidens brain continues to disintegrate, would be sad if it weren’t happening in such an evil person. So winning and entertaining – every garbled speech is a howler.

  14. Professor Fred Lenin

    The wars ar over in Somalia Afghanistan ,Syria, Pakistan ,Bangla Desh, India , China its time for those overseas to be reunited with their Kulcha . Mass reverse migration lets clean up the West .
    The marxist fascists can follow ,room in Venezuela, Cuba ,North Korea ,and west China whose population are in re education camps .now that would really clean up the West.

  15. The Swedish city of Gothenburg is looking to spend over a billion U.S. dollars in an effort to remove the city’s six no-go zones from a police list of vulnerable neighbourhoods.

    These people just don’t understand the hordes they imported.
    The Hordes will laugh at the fact that they can destroy a place, and instead of being bombed, hunted down or mass gassed (which is what they are used to), the Swedes shower $Billion on them. They will laugh and laugh and steal as much of that $billion as they can.
    They will then get stronger and destroy the joint again.

    The rest of the money will go toward what the city government refers to as “super management”, including security on-site seven days a week, a zero-tolerance policy to crime, no illegal renting or subletting in the areas, and swift clean up of vandalism and graffiti.

    I laughed and laughed and laughed. Have you seen those Swedish coppers? Those fat sheilas run as soon as they see the hordes whites of their eyes and bucked teeth (was that waacist?).
    There is zero chance the Swedes will take control back. FFS dictators can’t take control of some of their country’s areas where these hordes come from. What chance a pillow of Swedish coppers? (is that the collective noun for Swedish coppers, a pillow?)

    Here is what needs to happen but never will (because the Swedes are just too civilized don’t you know).
    Anyone found guilty of any crime gets deported. Even if they’ve attained citizenship, they get that stripped and get deported.
    Family members of deported hordes then get put under scrutiny. Any one of them so much as jaywalk, they too get deported.
    Don’t even bother about extradition. Just ship them into pirate waters off the horn of Africa and push them off in their rubber duckies.

    This will guarantee (and I guarantee it) that crime will drop dramatically within 3 months.
    Then you start dozing buildings where known crims hang out. Anyone found to be homeless after that gets deported.
    Any business found to be dealing in cash or involved in criminal activity is stripped of all its assets and gutted. The owners then deported.

    In short, find any excuse and deport people. Deport as many as possible in as short a time as possible.
    When the number of hordes who look like the pirate in that Tom Hanks movie drops to ZERO, the job is done.
    Anything less means all you’ve done is enter a cycle.

  16. The ABC, as with all the partisan left, are faithful adherents of 98:6

  17. cohenite

    Baa Humbug
    #3665371, posted on November 20, 2020 at 10:58 am

    All true. Happening here. Witness the coroner’s report into the RoP car rampage in Melbourne, aided and abetted by the wallopers.

  18. Up The Workers!

    The anti-Australian/French/Christian A.L.P.B.C. hate-mongers and terrorist-apologists should be careful with their cowardly, ignorant, racist insults against the French.

    The French are known to actually fight back – or have they forgotten the “Rainbow Warrior” incident?

    I’d be very wary about any ticking parcels smelling of French perfume, just sitting unattended in the corridors of Old Aunty Ita’s ‘House of Ill-repute and Presstitution’, if I was a loud-mouthed terrorist-apologist A.L.P.B.C. frog-hater.

  19. Up The Workers!

    If the vile pro-terrorist brown-noses at the A.L.P.B.C. are so dismissive of the horrific, barbaric Muslim-terrorist murder of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty for merely showing a cartoon, what would their reaction be if artist Andres Serrano, responsible for the 1987 “artwork” named: “Piss Christ” – a sicko representation of a crucifix bearing Christ’s body, suspended in a bottle of the artist’s own foul urine, was violently beheaded by a devout Christian?

    Would that be another matter for mere shits and giggles too?

  20. stevem

    Maybe Dan should go on a study tour of Gothenburg.

    It’s cold over there this time of year.
    I’ll chip in and buy him a nice warm jacket with a tasteful Charlie Hebdo cartoon in the back.

  21. thefrollickingmole

    Maybe Dan should go on a study tour of Gothenburg.

    We could send Monty of Malmo as his guide.

  22. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We could send Monty of Malmo as his guide.

    Complete with rake!

  23. Simon Morgan

    Note to Prime Minister Scott Morrison: The ABC s a fifth column, destroying our freedom and democracy from within. When are you going to do something about it?

  24. W Hogg

    Baa Humbug
    #3665371, posted on November 20, 2020 at 10:58 am

    All eminently sensible and moderate ideas better than what’s coming out of out “think tanks” [sic]. Definitely should try those out for 5-10 years.

  25. areff

    The ABC critic goes to the flicks, kicking off his review of ‘Palm Springs” thus:

    It’s hard to imagine a worse place to spend eternity than at a straight couple’s resort wedding, but that’s just where Andy Samberg has found himself in this agreeably clever new romantic comedy …

    Switch “straight couple” to “gay couple” and the howls of protest would be deafening.

  26. JC

    The ABC critic goes to the flicks, kicking off his review of ‘Palm Springs” thus:

    Don’t bother. I watched some of it last night and turned it off as it’s so boring.

  27. areff

    Kinda figured it would be, JC. The ABC critic was so impressed it just has to be crap.

  28. Squirrel

    Macron must be losing sleep over the loss of support from the ABC……

    Closer to home, it’s worth noting that the ABC was happy to see trade with Indonesia shut down over animal rights, but is most concerned that trade with China is being affected over human rights – interesting priorities from our taxpayer funded broadcaster.

  29. Baa Humbug:

    There is zero chance the Swedes will take control back. FFS dictators can’t take control of some of their country’s areas where these hordes come from. What chance a pillow of Swedish coppers? (is that the collective noun for Swedish coppers, a pillow?)

    The King of Jordan many years ago finally got fed up with the troublemakers. He surrounded their enclaves, dug in troops to make sure no one got out, then lined up his artillery and shelled the bastards .
    The remnants were then moved to Lebanon via Syria where they promptly started up a civil war which ruined the nation.
    The modus operandi is the same wherever they go – move in, take over local government, throw bombs and knife people. Then plead victimhood when the locals get the shits and kick the crap out of them. Their big brothers demand the UN ‘stop the bloodshed’ that they started, then start it up all over again.
    This is what happened in Myanmar with the Rohingas, it happened in Sarajevo, the Kurds are masters of the lie which why very few in the Middle East tolerate them.
    It’s happening all through Europe and being backed by the same people – the Collectivists, who in one of natures rare displays of humour are the first against the wall after the Revolution.

  30. Stevem:

    It’s cold over there this time of year.
    I’ll chip in and buy him a nice warm jacket with a tasteful Charlie Hebdo cartoon in the back.

    You’re just too kind, Stevem.
    A printed Tshirt will do fine until it doesn’t matter.

  31. Cassie of Sydney

    “Winston Smith VRWC Pty Ltd
    #3665977, posted on November 20, 2020 at 8:04 pm”

    Excellent comment WS.

  32. maree

    Winston Smith VRWC Pty Ltd, your posts are always on point, and make me smile when reading.

  33. Chris M

    The origin of the Arab / Israeli nations, half brothers is explained in scripture:

    Genesis 16 “And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

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