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  • Greens slam Liberal MP Kevin Andrews' suggestion for debate about Muslim population

    10/28/2009 10:32:40 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 674+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 29 October 2009
    THE Australian Greens have described as "despicable'' a suggestion that Australia needs to have a serious discussion about the growth of its Muslim population. At least one Liberal frontbencher has distanced the party from the views of the last immigration minister in the previous Howard government, Kevin Andrews. Mr Andrews says the issue of a growing Muslim population is a topic that has to be discussed. "To have a concentration of one ethnic or one particular group that remains in an enclave for a long period of time is not good,'' the Liberal backbencher told Macquarie Radio Network today. "You...
  • Patience with Hilali has run out - Andrews (Oz Govt to moozie: "Find somewhere else to live!")

    04/08/2007 9:12:30 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 575+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 April 2007
    AUSTRALIA has lost patience with Mufti Sheik Taj al-Din al-Hilali and he should think about somewhere else to live, Immigration Minister Kekin Andrews says. Calls for the sheik to be sacked intensified today after reports that he travelled to Tehran and urged Muslims worldwide to support the Iranian government of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, whose nuclear ambitions have raised the ire of the international community. "The mufti of Australia has called on the Islamic world to stand in the trenches with the Islamic Republic of Iran which possesses the might and the power," the Iranian Alalam News reported in Arabic on its...