I wish I was a hero Fighting for the rights of man I wish I was a tribesman In the hills of AfghanistanAfghan tribesmen? Fighting in Afghanistan? In 1984? Who were they? Who were they fighting? They were, of course, the Afghan jihadis fighting the Soviet Union. And they weren't fighting alone; Saudi Arabia and the United States were supplying them with advanced weaponry. If you don't believe me, ask Charlie Wilson, who helped arrange it all. Lots of Arab volunteers were fighting with the Afghans as well. If you don't believe me, ask Osama bin Laden. He was organising their kit, accommodation, recruitment, medical treatment, etc. OK, it's too late to ask Charlie and Osama, as they are deceased. Still, you can ask Tom Hanks if you like. Angry Anderson’s wish became my wish. Like Anderson, I wanted to be a hero fighting for the rights of men, rights being trampled on by the Soviet communist empire. I wanted to fight in a war in which global Islamism and the global Western right were together on the same side, just as they continue to be, on the ground, across much of the so-called “Muslim world”. Good on Angry Anderson for making jihad such a fashionable topic for this hard-rocking Anglican-school boy. The people he praised, those he wanted to be were fighting for freedom, for liberty, for the West and for Islam. Yes, a rather strange form of Islam. An Islam that many Muslim theologians at the time found rather difficult to understand, let alone swallow. But I guess if Ronald Reagan is leading the jihad, it must be good. So as Angry Anderson accepts his endorsement to run on the anti-Islam Australian Liberty Alliance platform, I hope he recalls with fondness the days when he was singing his jihad anthem.
Australian Liberty Alliance candidate once sang songs of jihad
Angry Anderson is the new Senate candidate for the anti-Islam Australian Liberty Alliance. But Rose Tattoo was once on the side of Afghan jihadis.