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This Sunday, I head for
It is funded by that awesome bunch of people known as Australian taxpayers. Thanks to you all!
So I might as well give these guys (most women aren’t stupid enough to be shock jocks or monocultural pundits) some juice. I’ll save them the effort by making it sound as sensational as possible.
The trip I am going on is … wait for it … are you ready? … a Muslim Exchange Program! It’s being organised by those nasty radical seminaries known as the
(Plus, when Aussie and Indonesian terrorists meet in Java, they always speak Sinhalese just for his benefit! Though we tend to just repeat “jihad, jihad, jerka, jerka”.)
Even Peter Debnam is getting ready to blame the police for not arresting us already given our well-established links to Sheik Marie Bashir.
Or should that be Abu Bakar Bashir? Who cares! They all look and sound the bloody same in Cronulla and Maroubra! And it should generate more headlines than that other thing about the police and those Arab crooks…
Anyway, getting back to reality. By the time this thing gets published, I will probably have arrived at
I’m not sure of what to expect in
I don’t know a huge amount about that part of the world. I do know something about its history, and I certainly know enough to write about how terrorism can hurt entire communities.
I have a few Indonesian friends at uni, mainly overseas students. I go fishing with an Indonesian mate who lives down the road. Up until recently, I was spending a lot of emotional energy on a wonderful lass whose mum apparently speaks fluent Indonesian. Or was that Malay? Who gives a nasi gorang!
I guess by now, you will get the picture. I’m not exactly an authority on all things Indonesian. Well, apart from satays and peanut sauce.
Accompanying me on the delegation will be a Victorian copper who wears a hijab. If she ever gets seconded to NSW, I hope they don’t ever send her to Cronulla Police Station. Presuming, of course, Uncle Morris will give the go ahead for a Cronulla Police Station! Otherwise, I hope she’ll start trying directing the traffic in
Apart from my copper colleague, I’ll also be joined by a civil engineer, a lawyer and a uni student. Thankfully, two people in our delegation can speak Bahasa. So I won’t have to ring up my ex every five minutes for another crash course.
We are spending time in
Anyway, I’d better go and pack. I promise I’ll tell you dudes and dudettes more. I think you’ve earned it. Especially since I’m spending your money!