sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, January 7, 2011

Australia Responds -- to Fundamentalist Islam

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard suggested that Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law  to get out of Australia. (SNOPES - LINK) My first take on this was a lot of pride in the thunder from down under. This is a compilation of quotes on the subject for your review and comment if you are moved to make one.

She has had more to say on the subject: "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...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!" By so saying, Prime Minister Gillard simply outlined what many Australians had been feeling for a long time. "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..."
"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."

I know that nobody in the United States Government would have the courage to say this, but I applaud our brothers and sisters in Australia who risked life and limb from retribution meted out by the Religion of Peace - for speaking their minds.


Dynamic Duo

When I was a kid, the dynamic duos wore capes. I refer to Batman and Robin - Superman and Supergirl - and so forth. Today it's just a bit different as Dale captured in his graphic (below):

We harken back to whether the free flow of information on the internet is a greater threat to national security than fundamentalist Islam. Or whether the ObamaNation (more spending in the last two years than in the previous two hundred as a nation, combined) is a greater threat to America than the latest evil that the Mainstream Media discovered: The Tea Party?

Americans voted (the poor deluded unwashed masses) and returned the House of Representatives to the Republican Party in an effort to balance the books - but will Obama and his toadies in the Mainstream Media ever forgive them for doing that?