Australia takes a clear stand

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  1. mswicord

    mswicord New Member

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    Not a bad approach on how to a country.....perhaps we should a like stand. The US was created by people with common desires and wants that were not welcome in their mother countries.


    Prime Minister John Howard - Australia


    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."
     
  2. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    We are different, we have something called the first amendment. Mohammadans can believe whatever they want as long as they don't hurt anyone. The ones that do hurt people are called criminals.

    I don't want to be asked to leave the U.S. one day because I like to get "real" wine at church on sunday's.
     

  3. flyin929

    flyin929 New Member

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    Great Speak!
    If you don't like the color of the carpet, pick up your suitcase.
     
  4. fallison

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    That's not the point. The point is people choosing to move somewhere different than where they are from, trying to change it to be like where they are from, and then accusing anyone who complains of racism or zenophobia. I don't care what someone believes as long as they aren't trying to jam it down my throat with special taxpayer funded perks and city-wide calls to prayers. If the shitholes they crawled out of are so great that they think they need to turn our country into a copy, why don't they move back, or better yet, stay there to begin with.
     
  5. SigP229

    SigP229 Active Member

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    :exactly: :righton:
     
  6. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I think this was posted earlier, but that's ok. Isn't this the same Prime Minister that wants to suck up all of your guns?...No thanks.
     
  7. Sharky

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    I saw the exclusive interview with Fred Thompson on the news the other night. He seemed to be hinting something similar. I felt like he was trying to spark a bit of thought into the american people about our founding ideals. What the country was built on. We have the foundation, however the floors in our building have drastically been changed.

    I am not against religious freedom or anything like that, however I agree with some of the ideas the Prime Minister has in Austrailia. They have a set way of doing things that is very different from the US but it is their way. I wonder if the people of Austrailia feel the same?