Prime Minister John Howard - Australia
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.
Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.
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.Quote has been trimmed
Since the terrorist attacks on Bali we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. 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.
'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...
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This was sent to me via email and I take no claim for its authenticity. But I do endorse the message in principle, although I would like to point out that it would greatly improve the relationships, if the old-timers, I can't call them Natives, could rise above their petty narrow-mindedness and abstain from open hostility and harassment of a particular nationality.
For instance here in the CC Forum we have Nuggler and Company who decided to target me with Nazi slurs and accusations of antisemitism since I revealed my age and my German heritage.
Example from my line of "Reputation" points:
Blaming Holocaust on... -More from the resident nazi on Jan 10th, 2009
In Pictures: the... -Nazi scum on Jan 7th, 2009
In Pictures: the... -More anti-semitism from the resident nazi on Jan 6th, 2009
It takes no great imagination to know this same group would also harass anyone else who doesn't suit them and is vulnerable. That's the kind of mindset they have and are proud of.
So, in my opinion Howard's philosophy is a two-way street. If no genuine welcome is extended, except harassment, one mustn't wonder why the Muslims huddle in groups in their mosques and stay in their own comfort zone, or become aggressive themselves.