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Pamela Geller and the Q Society of Australia

Pamela Geller describes Saturday’s “Counter-Jihad” rally in Stockholm:

…What has emerged from an intense forty-eight hour strategy session is the first activist leadership team uniting counter-jihadists in Europe, the U.S., and Australia: the President’s Council of Stop Islamization of Nations (SION).

The initial members of the President’s Council are SIOE’s Anders Gravers; Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll of the EDL; Debbie Robinson of the Q Society of Australia, Robert Spencer and me. The members of the newly formed council unanimously voted to elect me Council President. I am honored. This is a momentous beginning to what I am confident will become a powerful force for defending freedom worldwide.

No surprises there, then – the “Q Society” and Debbie Robinson are less-known than the other figures, but Robert Spencer is the organisation’s “International Patron” and he was brought to Australia by the group at the end of last year. Hope Not Hate also lists Walid Shoebat as being a patron, although there is no evidence of this on the Q Society website.

The Q Society was founded in late 2010 to save Australia from “Islamisation”; although the organisation appears to be secular, its president, a man named Geoff Dickson, interprets Islam through his own religious beliefs. This can be seen from his articles on Australian Islamist Monitor, where he explains that:

The world is perhaps not far off from solving one of the great mysteries in revealing the true identity of the promised AntiChrist that was predicted in the Bible in the Book of Revelation around 100AD and which can be shown to be entwined with Islamic prophecy. Islam is awaiting the rise of the Caliphate which was killed off in 1924 by Mustafa Ataturk.

…The seventh century BC prophet Isaiah named Satan / Lucifer as “Hilal ben Sahar” in Isaiah 14:12 and it is translated in English as Lucifer, son of Dawn. However Hilal means “shining one” in Hebrew and “Moon crescent” in Ethopian.

…The black stone of Mecca is clearly an image of Satan/Allah.

…Islam is indeed the product of Satan and should be opposed by all free thinking people.

However, Dickson’s commitment to “free thinking” is somewhat limited: he also calls for Islam to be banned outright.

Dickson’s religious views are derived from Walid Shoebat and Joel Richardson – Spencer has also provided the cover blurbs for Richardson’s apocalyptic screeds, although it’s doubtful he shares such beliefs. It’s possible that Dickson’s religious views is why Geller’s “President’s Council” has opted for a link-up with one of Dickson’s deputies, rather than the man himself.

2 Responses

  1. When I lived in Melbourne, Victoria, I detected no anti-Muslim prejudice. Aside from the general Aussie piss-take on just about everyone. Mostly done in good humour. I worked in a public hospital which had patients from all age ranges and social groups, so I saw a good cross-section of the populace. I’d catch some prejudice against Aborigines, but nothing special against Muslims. (And they were no jerkier as patients than any other ethnic group.) So I’d rate this “Q Society” as a fringe group. I certainly never heard of ’em, and I paid a lot of attention to politics during the 4 years I lived there.

  2. President’s Council of Stop Islamization of Nations (SION).

    The members of the newly formed council unanimously voted to elect me Council President.

    So, was it just called the Council of Stop Islamization of Nations (SION) before she was elected president? Weird.

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