Wishful Thinking Downunder: More Taxpayers Money Wasted For Feelgood BS

Absorbing Muslims tackles radicalism: PM

Prime Minister John Howard says assimilating new citizens into the Australian community helps tackle the problems of radicalism among a minority of Muslims.

In Tuesday’s budget, Treasurer Peter Costello allocated $461,000 to programs that help Muslim communities integrate into the wider Australian community.

“I think it’s in the interests of everybody,” Mr Howard told Southern Cross Broadcasting.

There’s every reason to try and assimilate – and I unapologetically use that word ‘assimilate’ – a section of the community, a tiny minority of whose members have caused concern.

“After all, once somebody’s become a citizen of this country the best thing we can do is to absorb them in the mainstream.”

But he denied the measure was about trying to assimilate people’s religious beliefs.

“The reason that religion is used as a descriptor is it’s a small category of radical Muslims that have adopted attitudes that we think are bad for the country and the most sensible thing to do is try and change those attitudes.”

* Allowing the spread of Islam, more mosques and madrassahs and unhindered da’awa (proselytizing) including prison Islam (Prislam) will certainly not help integration or assimilation.

Perhaps Howard should have used the money for a study of how the integration efforts are going in Europe.

France would have been a good start….

Meanwhile, in other news: 

Taliban makes bombs from Dutch aid 

Expatica via Dhimmi Watch 

AMSTERDAM - Dutch aid to Afghan civilians is falling into the hands of terrorists. Handsaws and batteries distributed by the Dutch have been used in roadside bombs constructed by Taliban fighters, magazine Elsevier reports this week.

As a result, troops in Uruzgan are being ordered not to distribute any more handsaws or radios. The troops at Kamp Holland have also been instructed not to discard batteries until they are completely empty. A spokesperson for the defence department did not want to confirm these reports on Wednesday.

The director of the military intelligence and security service (MIVD), General Pieter Cobelens, said in Elsevier: “One of the tasks of the MIVD is to warn of the unwanted side effects of the reconstruction mission. But the political and military leadership at the defence department must evaluate whether reconstruction activities should be stopped as a result.”

4 thoughts on “Wishful Thinking Downunder: More Taxpayers Money Wasted For Feelgood BS”

  1. “The reason that religion is used as a descriptor is it’s a small category of radical Muslims that have adopted attitudes that we think are bad for the country and the most sensible thing to do is try and change those attitudes.”

    How, John, by waving your hands around and telling us to treat them as a joke?

    If there are 300,000 muslims in Oz, what will $1.50 per head achieve?

    On the one (waving) hand, muslims deny that the radicals are muslims, because their actions are “un-Islamic”, and it is “Islamophobic” to view them as muslims.

    On the other hand, when the authorities take action against the radicals, muslims claim that the actions are “anti-Islamic hate crimes”.

  2. “Perhaps Howard should have used the money for a study of how the integration efforts are going in Europe.”

    Perhaps Andrew Robb’s “Address to the Muslim Community Reference Group”
    (http://www.andrewrobb.com.au/news/default.asp?action=article&ID=163)
    might give us a clue as to how the money will be used – among other things to … overcome unfair stigmatising & empower the muslim community.

    “These actions by extremists in the name of Islam have seen the great majority of Muslims being unfairly stigmatised.
    Our challenge is to overcome the unfair stigmatising and the community anxiety so that Australian Muslims can get on with their lives like everybody else, in the knowledge that they are respected as a normal part of the wider community.

    The way forward

    To meet this challenge, I believe we need to empower the Muslim community in Australia.”

    AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT (AMCE) might be a model for subverting Australia from within… (Strategic Plan)
    (http://www.amceweb.net/3.html)

  3. Fact is: None of the Western countries have any need at all for moslems in our midst.

    So why waste a dime on anything but round-up and deportation?

  4. I really have my doubts on assimilation. This bunch is dead set against it and that might just be a good thing. Let them stand out as freaks so that they can be more readily identified. Assimilating this crowd would be like trying to assimilate cancer into one’s own body.

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