I have nothing against people practicing their own religion, that is their right, and in Australia as long as it does not breach our cultural practices and laws, no problem. Muslims are as welcome here as any other immigrant provided they assimilate to our lifestyle and the laws of the land. What religions can’t do, especially Islam, is be political. With aspirations of living under Sharia law in a new country, it then becomes a problem. Their laws can be expressed in varying degrees, but it is mostly rigorous and poses impediments for both women and children. This is of course repugnant to Australians, as here we treat women equally and they are culturally and legally protected from any form of oppression.
Sharia law has nothing to do with Australian society and no race or religion has the right to live within this country and determine their own laws, especially when they are detrimentally seen from our cultural perspective. Even the Islamic clothing that conceals a women’s face is against our openness and transparency. Those who think Australia is racist would be wrong, we are just maintaining the integrity of our culture. Should immigrants not comply with our ways, why are they here? If Muslims want to live under Sharia law, then live in an Islamic country and leave us to our own paradise.
Australia is a collection of many nations, people who have come together and assimilated into one culture, one Australia. Muslims can be a part of this great nation, but certainly not in the area of politics, and providing they actually assimilate. If they are not prepared to dress as Australians, follow the laws of Australia, and that includes treating their wives and children with kindness and dignity, they do not belong here. Without first the intention to assimilate, any kind of granted visa is ludicrous, as it is the tax payer who carries the financial burden and disharmony within our nation.
If there are Muslims here demanding an Islamic state, who are they and why are they here? These are the potential terrorist that want to rule. Their actions are subversive and should be dealt with immediately. As far as entry into our country, we must be very sure these immigrants are prepared to be Australian and work for our country for a better life. Politicians must act for this nation and its interest, as opening the door is a disaster waiting to happen.
Tony DeLorger © 2017
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