Opposing the freedom sack is “Ignorant”. Opposing Islam is “ignorant”.
Hmm, perhaps we should tell Keysar Trad that Australia is un-Islamic…..
Join the cult so you can be filled with wisdom, just like Keysar Trad, who calls us “the Â criminal dregs of white society”.
An Australian Liberal senator’s call to ban the burqa has been dismissed as a political stunt aimed at tapping into anti-Islamic sentiment. TVNZ
sez Cory Bernardini
Islamic groups hope the vast majority of Australians will see through the comments as “nothing short of either ignorance or political opportunism”.
Writing on his personal blog, outspoken South Australian senator Cory Bernardi referred to a burqa-clad man who robbed a Sydney shop, commenting that the veil was now “emerging as the preferred disguise of bandits and n’er do wells”.
He wants to see it banned, but also because it prevents women from interacting in normal day-to-day life.
“The burqa isolates some Australians from others,” he wrote.
“It is un-Australian … and its symbolic barrier is far greater than the measure of cloth it is created from.
“For safety and for society, the burqa needs to be banned in Australia.”
“The criminal dregs of white society colonised this country, and now, they only take the select choice of other societies, and the descendants of these criminal dregs tell us that they are better than us.”
Islamic Friendship Association’s Keysar Trad rejected the call as “ignorant.”
Wearing the burqa actually encouraged women to integrate into Australian society, whereas a ban would only force them indoors where they’d “miss out on the vitamin D”.
“It’s tantamount to denying them the right to drive, the right to enjoy all the services of society as well as equal opportunity,” Trad said.
Really? Â Trad is playing the Italian “chicken” game here. By restricting a woman’s movements even more and blaming it on the state’s efforts to prevent it… not unlike the frequently encountered, circular argument that fighting back against jihad is the root cause of jihad. Australian authorities, for their part, may want to consider the application of rules on wrongful imprisonment.
“I hope Australians will see this for what it is, it’s nothing short of either ignorance or political opportunism.”
In France, a bid to ban the veil from public places was about President Nicolas Sarkozy trying to win anti-Islamic votes, Trad said.
It was no surprise that with only months to go before a federal election, an Australian politician was trying the same tack.
But such comments only drove a wedge into the community. (Not. Mohammedans drive a wedge in our community. Mohammedanism divides us, Mohammedanism has to be stopped in Australia/ed)
Trad also said that once caught, authorities should prosecute the burqa-clad robber on race-hate charges as well as stealing for doing it in a racialised manner.
Senator Bernardi refused to comment further on his blog, but fellow Liberal Tony Smith said that while the Howard government never moved on the issue, it was up for community debate.
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