Media Release: Government and Defence blinded on Islam

Below is a press release I issued today following the murderous atrocity carried out in the name of Islam just metres from a British Army barracks overnight.

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Three-time Iraq veteran, Bernard Gaynor, says that the Australian Government and Defence Force urgently need to open their eyes to the dangers of Islam.

His comments come after a British soldier was hacked to death just metres from his barracks by two machete wielding men. During the attack they continually referenced their Islamic beliefs.

“This is not the first time soldiers have been targeted or murdered by home-grown Islamists,” Mr Gaynor said.

“Three men were arrested in August 2009 for plotting a terrorist attack on Holsworthy Army Barracks in Sydney. Their aim was to kill as many Australian soldiers as they could and Islamic beliefs provided their motivation.”

“In November 2009, 13 American soldiers were killed and another 32 wounded at Fort Hood, Texas, by US Army Major Hassan who yelled Allah Akbar throughout the attack.”

“It is clear that Aussie Diggers – just like their counterparts in the USA and Great Britain – are a target at home. The threat is home grown and its core motivation stems from Islamic beliefs.”

“The motivation for these attacks is perfectly logical under Islamic law. Mohammad had his enemies murdered, so it is no surprise that his followers believe that attacking non-Muslim soldiers is also perfectly legitimate.

“Yet Western governments remain blind to this danger. In fact, Major Hassan is still on the payroll of the US military and the US government has refused to identify his murderous actions as terrorism because they do not want to offend American Muslims.”

“In Australia, it is no different.”

“The Australian Defence Force is protecting Islam, rather than examining what it stands for. If an Australian soldier makes a statement linking Islam with violence then they will be charged.”

“I know this because I am currently facing disciplinary action for that reason.”

“It is time for the Australian Government and the Australian Defence Force to take the blinkers off to Islam.”

“This is urgently required as ASIO continues to warn that hundreds of Australian Muslims are fighting with Al Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria. When they come home they will bring their training, military experience and hatred with them.”

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of eight children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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