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  1. May 2019
    1. having a coffee in Martin Place, or walking out of police headquarters in Parramatta, or attending a concert in Paris


    2. hearts and minds are gripped by fears


    3. While acknowledging, addressing, challenging, responding to, and where possible, preventing and correcting the bad things that happen, we must also celebrate the many good things in life

      Call to action

    4. take a chill pill!


    5. “At home” here in Australia (and I use the words “at home” ironically)

      Irony in the use of the words "at home" as this is where the domestic violence occurs

    6. they shrink to even less significance


    7. Notwithstanding


    8. take a chill pill!

      colloquial language to relate to youth

    9. this means that you are more likely to be struck by lightning in your lifetime than a Muslim is likely to commit a terrorist attack during that same timespan

      selection of detail and manipulation of data

    10. With an estimated 1.5 billion Muslims around the world and less than 150,000 belonging to organizations such as ISIS, (al-Qaeda, al-Shahbab and Boko Haram) terrorists represent less than 0.001 percent of all Muslims.[xiii]

      Very relevant statistic

    11. Even if Muslims were hypothetically behind every single one of the 140,000 terror attacks committed worldwide since 1970, those terrorists would represent barely 0.009 percent of global Islam

      This is a veryyy relevant statistic, thank god.

    12. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, in the 36 years between 1978 and 2014, 113 people died from terrorism, but this year alone 730 will die from domestic violence—i.e. on average two women each week—and around 2,500 people will take their own lives.

      bad argument IMO - completely irrelevant to main point as this compares terrorism on a whole to other crimes, as opposed to comparing islamic terrorism to terrorism on a whole

    13. That is, deaths from terrorism account for 0.025 of the total number of murders, or 2.5%

      Irrelevant statistics IMO

    14. March 2016

      Context - Terrorism rates on the rise in western countries. Written not long after terrorist attacks in Paris that killed over 130

    15. American Muslims have killed less than 0.0002 percent of those murdered in the USA during this period

      selection of detail

    16. In fact in 2013, it was actually more likely Americans would be killed by a toddler than a terrorist

      selection of detail

    17. How many people did toddlers kill in 2013? Five, all by accidentally shooting a gun

      selection of detail of outlandish statistic to emphasise main point

    18. you actually have a better chance of being killed by a refrigerator falling on you

      selection of detail of outlandish statistic to emphasise main point

    19. We are safer living among Muslims who have a religious obligation to protect minorities than we are among amoral criminals or citizens who have no regard for the lives of others!

      generalises all citizens as immoral criminals with no regard for the human life

    20. Since 9/11, Muslim-American terrorism has claimed 37 lives in the United States, out of more than 190,000 murders during this period


    21. pproximately 60 were carried out by Muslims. In other words, approximately 2.5% of all terrorist attacks on US soil between 1970 and 2012 were carried out by Muslims.


    22. 94 percent of the terror attacks were committed by non-Muslims


    23. Muslim terrorists were responsible for a meagre 0.3 percent of EU terrorism during those years.


    24. meagre

      diction - meagre connotations suggest inadequate

    25. in 2013, there were 152 terrorist attacks in Europe. Only two of them were “religiously motivated”, while 84 were predicated on ethno-nationalist or separatist beliefs


    26. in the 4 years between 2011 and 2014 there were 746 terrorist attacks in Europe. Of these, only eight were religiously-inspired, which is 1% of the total


    27. European Union’s law enforcement agency

      Authority Figures

    28. official data from Europol


    29. the following statistics from Europe, America, Australia and the world show.


    30. in violation of clear Quranic texts and established Islamic principles

      use of diction here to create the idea that those terrorists who are muslim are going completely against the Islam ideals

    31. patently false

      Formal language

      • positions the audience to trust his authority
    32. Contrary to the stereotype, this too is false

      Formal language

    33. Rev Dr Patrick McInerney

      Authority Figure Reverend and Doctor