Possibly not using the same style of converting unbelievers that Saint Francis Xavier used, fanatical Islamic jihadists in Australia have reportedly threatened a parliamentarian with decapitation unless she converts to Islam, and then champion’s instituting Shari’a law Down Under. As reported by Radio New Zealand and also Sky News of Australia, both on March 1, 2015, Senator Jacqui Lambie, and Independent from the island state of Tasmania, has responded to threats communicated to her by letting the self described “mujahiddin” understand in no uncertain terms that she has no intention of backing down or to be cowed by their threats. As the legislator stated to the press, “I will continue to speak out about the threat that supporters of Islamic State and Sharia law pose to the Australian democratic culture and people.”
Known for being unapologetically pro-Australian as well as no friend to ISIS or their supporters, the medically retired Corporal from the Australian Army’s Military Police has made both friends and enemies in her calls for the nation to formally outlaw the Islamic burqa to be worn in public, as well as ensure laws are in place to block Shari’a from ever being implemented anywhere in the country. Senator Lambie left little to the imagination when she spoke in Parliament of the threat to freedom if Shari’a law would ever be brought to Australia (see video).
Calling supporters of Shari’a as “thugs” and “maniacs and depraved humans,” Sen. Lambie wasn’t quite done yet, she stated those advocating Shari’a nation-wide will not stop committing “cold-blooded butchery and rapes until every woman in Australia wears a burka.” She also raised eyebrows by calling for the nation to re-instate the death penalty for any Australian citizen in league with ISIS.
Obviously, the Tasmanian lawmaker’s comments haven’t exactly gone over big with a group who’ve given themselves the nom de guerre of the “Adelaide Islamic State Mujahideen.” In a letter that has been turned over to the Australian Federal Police as well as Tasmanian local law enforcement authorities, the self-styled terrorists “included threats to behead [Senator Lambie] unless she converted to Islam and helped implement Sharia law by March 18.” The letter also threatened her with, “By the powers invested in me by Allah, I sentence you to death. I will take the honour in beheading you … when you are least prepared; my men and I will take your office by surprise.”
For her part, the Senator held her ground when she publicly stated, “I will continue to advocate for a ban on Sharia Law, unnecessary face coverings in public and tighter regulation of Halal certification fees in Australia – and to have those Australian Citizens who assist Islamic State in any way, charged with the high crimes of Sedition or Treason.” Angering many of Australia’s Muslim population, Miss Lambie turned down an invitation to visit a Sydney mosque with the explanation that she is “a Catholic; I’m religious.”
The lawmaker has found herself the darling of many political conservatives when she came out in favor of bringing back the Draft (National Service), “Maybe it is time we placed National Service back on the agenda but reconfigured to suit today’s conditions. It’s time to teach [our youth] some respect, loyalty and honour.” Perhaps embracing the spirit of the late Australian hard-core anti-Communist activist Bartholomew “Bob” Santamaria, Sen. Lambie has also warned of the threat to the nation from China, “If anybody thinks that we should have a national security and defence policy, which ignores the threat of a Chinese Communist invasion – you’re delusional and got rocks in your head. The Communist Chinese military capacity and level of threat to the western world democracies is at an unprecedented and historical high.”