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Skip to comments.America Needs A Leader Like This!
Posted on 10/21/2007 1:45:22 PM PDT by captnorb
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.
A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia and her Queen at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his Ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown. 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 Australia 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. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians."
"However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the 'politically correct' crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to Australia ." "However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand." "This idea of Australia being a multi-cultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. And as Australians, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle."
"This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom"
"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!"
"Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture."
"We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us."
"If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like "A Fair Go", then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. By all means, keep your culture, but do not force it on others.
"This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,
'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'."
"If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted."
A fresh breeze of common sense.
I have always admired the Ozzies for their common sense and realism. Their gun-control laws, I don’t admire so much.
Amen. And.........Amen. Thanks for the post!
There’s only one candidate I know of with enough of a spine
to say something like that-obvious, truthful, and necessary-
and the establishment desperately wants him to go away-
Politicians in America have lost the spine to stand up for these values which are the foundation, and CULTURE of this country as well.
If they want to be elected then they need to quit the PC crap and stand up against the Democrat God hating Marxists and Rock worshiping Mohammadans whose goal is to destroy America's Christian culture and convert it into the backwards 7th century barbaric sharia law cesspool they came from. That makes them by definition enemies of this nation.
They should be here because they want to escape that barbaric culture they came from, embrce American culture and become Americans, or go back where they came from.
Now the true test will come forth. I have found in my own native country England and to a lesser extent in Canada, a characteristic of many, but not all "minorities". This is that the more deference to these people, the more concessions - the more demands. The exaggerated care taken by the majority spokespersons not to offend, only brings on the "gotcha" tactic.
This tactic is to wait until the slightest deviation from the politically correct norm, then they pounce. Aided by the sycophantic press and human rights johnny come lately, they reduce solid citizens to mumbling apologies. "I didn't mean it like that" they say to deaf ears.
The real test is that the naysayers etc, will quail in front of an ultimatum. If that ultimatum has teeth- and that is the bottom line, John Howard will win going away.
What a contrast to what we’ve heard from Jorge since 9/11. This sort of speech needs to be made about twice a week throughout the Western Civ. nations.
Problem is that John Howard is also a gun grabbing idiot, must be something like Rudy, that way!
While these are clearly great words which could only be spoken by a person not concerned about re-election, I think we better get confirmation that Howard actually said them.
Either way.... I will vote for the man or woman that says something similar in the US.
'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'."
This is exactly correct.
Well, sort of....
It’s called the Hegelian Dialectic.
This is at least 2 years old ... but still a great read!
Bush: Now looky here, this is the religion of peace, good folks just tryin to make a better life fer themselves and and their little bombers, er, er I mean bambinos. Heh heh, Almost shame on me fooled me once.
We should try that sharia law thing for a while, seems to be workin for these folks. Look at how happy the women are. I heard the government got a few of them stoned the other day. I remember that, good times.......
We could even relax the rape laws to match sharia so that our other favorite guests can have less time in court and more time to drive drunk, steal and kill folks.
Heh, heh seems I gots all this figured out and didn't need to go nukeular!
I think we ask them [illegal aliens] to go home. This country has lost 619 thousand Americans on the battlefields around the world in the last 100 years making the world safe. The reason we are not sending people back to Nazi Germany because we took care of Nazi Germany and we liberated the Germans and the reason we are not sending people back to a Communist Poland is because we brought down the Berlin Wall. The reason we are not sending people back to a Marxist Dictatorship in El Salvador is because we liberated El Salvador. We have made the world much freer. And we have pumped billions of dollars into lots of countries to improve their economies. So I think the United States, more than any nation in the world, has a right to tell folks, you folks stay in your own country, make it work and when you want to come into America knock on the front door.
Good post. To laugh or cry? That is the question.
may I respectfully say - this is not a Duncan Hunter thread - can we just be allowed to enjoy this fresh breath of air and the two men that have the fortitude to stand TALL and say it...it gives up hope that maybe, just maybe, this could be the paradigm shift that others countries can gather sense and courage from...and stand up and say:
"What He said!"
This action, if multiplied in the world's nations, can well be the 'other shoe' dropped on the mooseslimes
I love it, Cal!
imperative - I want to send this to my 'list' but hesitate to without a link.
It’s just so rare that we come across public officials with spines, and the posts prior to mine made Duncan Hunter’s name jump out at me.
in addtion to
if you GOOGLE “Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted”
” you’ll get multiple hits - but is Costello’s the original source?
Very good.......well said !!
Ahhhhh, a country with a back bone. If we get pushed out of our own country, you think they’d take us in?
Oh yes, I am sure they would say "Come on in!". Then, they would let us live in clusters that preserve our AMERICAN culture, worship in our own churches protected by their law enforcement/security personnel and teach our children that Muslim laws and people are evil and that we need to destroy them and thier way of life. They would never want to OFFEND US!
I think you’ll find few of those quotes are factual. Most of the article is written as if it were quoted from Howard, but I smell a rat. Sounds like right-wing Christian propaganda. Fear Mongering. Perhaps some Pauline Hanson (blatantly racist, former One Nation party leader) quotes have sliped in there. Only it looks like they have been edited because she never spoke with such grammatical correctness.
Hey Dubya are you listening?
Look like you don’t get it...at all. Did you join FR just to demonstrate your unbelievable ignorance?
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