Skip to comments.Muslims Out Of Australia
Posted on 01/31/2007 10:57:30 AM PST by UScbass
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state, and its laws were made by parliament. "If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Austr alia is not for you", he said on National Television. "I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia: one the Australian law and another Islamic law that is false. If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better option", Costello said. Asked whether he meant radical clerics would be forced to leave, he said those with dual citizenship could possibly be asked to move to the other country. Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims who did not want to accept local values should "clear off. Basically people who don't want to be Australians, and who don't want, to live by Australian values and understand them, well then, they can basically clear off", he said. Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote: "IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It." "We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society .. Learn the language!"
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ping. Go Diggers!
They'd first have to repeal their gun bans.
WOW!! Twice recently, I've had people say they might move to Australia if the Hildabeast gets elected. It's looking mighty tempting.
scroll to the bottom, per snopes:
The individual statements attributed to Australian government officials included in the e-mail reproduced at the head of this page are thus essentially accurate, but the selectively-quoted excerpts of controversial material from different news stories create the misleading overall impression that Australia enacted a formal policy to force some Muslim groups out of the country. The statements quoted were part of the public debate over an issue that flared briefly in the immediate aftermath of the London Tube bombings, then quietly subsided.
Last updated: 4 April 2006
So, it's essentially a collection of sundry quotes from varous people in the tense time after the bombings, neither official government pronouncement nor representative of current policy.
I just thought we should clarify that for the record here.
The Aussies have been standing up against the radical Islamics a lot lately.
Were it not for the gun laws and the high cost of private flying "down under", I'd seriously consider a move.
Oh to have an elected official in America who has the spine to be so clear!
Someone has backbone, but he will probably be the target of a series of threats by the proponents of the ideology of death and destruction.
Perhaps they should also be on the lookout for this little perfidity:
Hiding her identity, a woman takes refuge at a jail in northern Jordan. Women who were raped or had adulterous relationships are kept in jail to protect them from honor killing by their families.
I'm with you...but take water. Australia: The Last Frontier of Freedom.
Boy howdy do the Australians rock. Real men.
How is a self described "secular state" with the power to force out people of any given religion a "Frontier of Freedom". Sounds more on the totalitarianist side to me. Personally, I'm glad that the US guarantees freedom of religion.
This is great! I admire Howard more and more. And the Brits need to take a lesson from this. We do too.
Since this is from SNOPES, the famous urban legend website (motto: Rumor has it...), how sure are you that it is an authentic report?
Thinking about it .... but they have very restrictive gun laws.
Hey folks... good story but if one scrolls to the bottom of the "snopes" article you'll find that the article was updated in April of 2006. The post makes it seems as if the news if from 1/31/07. I know it's tough.
Of course, I agree with the notion all together.
Yes, but until we can have islam redefined as something other than a religion, it gives the muzzies a loophole they can drive an explosive-filled truck through.
How about the same mantra the Libs/MSM/DEMS say about Iraq, US out of Iraq now..... how about LIBS/MSM out of USA NOW ?
Yeah... at least they " GET IT " .
Aemobas don't have cartlidge much less bone for a spine.
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