RIGHT-WING “nutters” in the US are as dangerous as Islamic terrorists, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke said yesterday.
Sure thing, Hawkeye. Â GWB did 9/11, Palin was behind the Times Square bomber and Â Gingrich organized the underwear bomber. Â And don’t mention Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly and Fox TV! Extreme right wing nutters, all of them!
Mr Hawke was in Adelaide yesterday welcoming the new head of the University of South Australia’s International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding, Dr Salman Sayyid. (would be nice to see his rap sheet. He used to be in Leeds before. What brought him to Australia?)
Mr Hawke said religion was not a problem but fanatics of all religious persuasions were, and said he hoped the centre, which he has helped found, would be a world-leading institution for creating understanding and banishing ignorance.
“One of the greatest dangers to peace and stability in the world is this question of misrepresentation, misunderstanding, between the Muslim and non-Muslim world,” he said. (I’m sure Hawke studied Koran, sira & hadith to make such a judgement. Australia’s union thugs and Labor hacks are really switched on, no doubt. Â Alright: how about we follow the money instead…?)
“The difficulties of Muslim fanaticism are well established … but never let us forget the equally dangerous fanaticism of extreme right-wing nutters in the US who inspired and sustained the President’s unjust war in Iraq which killed and displaced hundred of thousands of people. Those fanatics are also dangerous. Our problem in the world are fanatics, people who misrepresent the great truths that underpin these great monotheistic religions.”
So much shit out of one mouth is infectious. The virus spreads……..
Who Represents our Youth?
Al Age’s Good Weekend September 18th featured a youth issue, which included an article about our 2010 Australian Youth Representative to the UN. In case you’re imagining your typical friendly outgoing Aussie, let me reassure you that in our glorious multicultural society, a Muslim woman complete with hijab is our chosen representative. Given that Muslims comprise only 2% of our population, and Muslim females presumably roughly half that amount, you could be forgiven for asking why choose someone who speaks for only 1% of our youth.
Let’s hear more about Samah Hadid: a 22 year old human rights advocate from Bankstown, Sydney’s West, she is completing her Masters in Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of New South Wales, and in her spare time is a performance artist writing a play called The Burqa Monologues.
This busy lass is the Youth Representative on the Australian National Commission for UNESCO and a member of Amnesty International’s Diversity Steering Committee.
Samah co-wrote an article about the burqa in which she claimed Muslim women’s rights were being sacrificed to score cheap political points:
It seems a prerequisite for selection is promoting global citizenship, just like the UN does. Personally, I would hope our youngsters would support democracy rather than a One World Government. (Australian Islamist Monitor)