Religion, Not Politics

Religion, Not Politics
Religion, Not Politics

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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4 thoughts on “Religion, Not Politics

  • March 3, 2017 at 12:16 AM

    Any country has the right and moral obligation to take your stance, ” we are just maintaining the integrity of our culture.”. This is an essay that should be publicized and sent to your politicians, Tony. I am in the process of writing a letter to our state senator, Congress, and House of Representatives on these same issues you mention and your essay helps me put it in proper perspective. Thank you for sharing this important issue, Tony. Great work and much needed.

  • March 3, 2017 at 1:30 AM

    Glad you appreciated it Phyllis, its an important issue and we can’t stand idly by and what politicians be ineffective in matters of national interest and security. Cheers!

  • March 3, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Sharia Law is akin to a death sentence for anyone who doesn’t follow the “party line” to exacting standards. In America, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas have “banned sharia” i.e. passed foreign law bans. In 2010 and 2011 more than two dozen states “considered measures to restrict judges from consulting Sharia, or foreign and religious laws more generally”.

  • March 3, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    And so it should be, it should be banned completely across the board, and how dare any religion decide to instigate a system of law within another country. Ludicrous!

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