OPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott has been forced (“forced?” By whom?) to dissociate himself from controversial remarks by his shadow parliamentary secretary Cory Bernardi, who said he was ”against Islam”.
”There are Islamic extremists just as there are other extremists that are a problem in a tolerant and pluralistic society. In suggesting that Islam itself is the problem, Cory does not represent my views.”
You know you are lying Tony. We don’t have a problem with “extremists”. The world has a problem with Islam!
He forgot to mention ‘genocidal’.
Senator Bernardi, one of the party’s most prominent rightwingers, said on radio that, in the past decade or two, there had been ”an increasing indulgence of people who are pursuing an ideology and a values system that is at complete odds with Western society and with Western culture”. If he said he was against Islam, Senator Bernardi said, ”I’m called a racist or a bigot.”
Asked whether Mr Abbott had tried to stop him from expressing his views, Senator Bernardi said: “He certainly hasn’t”.
He said that “Islam is the problem â€“ it’s not Muslims. Muslims are individuals that practise their faith in their own way. But Islam is a totalitarian political and religious ideology. It tells people everything about how they need to conduct themselves, who they are allowed to marry and how they are allowed to treat other people.”
Mr Abbott said last night: ”There are Islamic extremists just as there are other extremists that are a problem in a tolerant and pluralistic society. In suggesting that Islam itself is the problem, Cory does not represent my views.”
No one in his right mind can vote for Â this jelly bean. What do you believe in, Tony?
The latest embarrassment follows a damaging week for the opposition, which started with a furore over comments from its immigration spokesman Scott Morrison objecting to the government flying relatives from Christmas Island to Sydney for the funerals of asylum seekers who drowned late last year.
This was followed by a leak alleging Mr Morrison hadÂ suggested at a shadow cabinet meeting that the opposition capitalise on public sentiment against Muslim immigration.
- The media does not even understand the debate it’s trying to stop
- The Muslim debate dividing Liberal MPs
Funny how no one says Japan needs to become a melting pot/multicult. No one says China, Africa, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Haiti, Saudi Arabia, should be deluged with massive random, foreign populations to demonstrate how “moral” they are, or to enrich their sorely lacking culture.
So what is it, that is so special about all white countries, even the crushingly poor ones like those in Eastern Europe, that they and only they, must become melting pots/multi cultural?
Can someone from the Labor Party, please explain it?
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
Saul Alinsky,Â Rules for Radicals
Abbott: I’m such a sucker for a hug!
Channel 7’s Mark Riley went out of his way to ambush Tony Abbott and get this “foregiveness” shot to avert some of the furious public criticism he was getting over his deceptive “shit happens” sliming of the Opposition Leader:
The Seven journalist, who has received hundreds of abusive emails and phone calls and been vilified on social media and blog sites, said it was time to draw a line under the incident.
TONY Abbott and Seven Network political editor Mark Riley have kissed and made up, putting behind them the controversy over the Opposition Leader’s “shit happens” remark….
Riley badly needed that embrace, and I’ve castigated Abbott for his excessive Christianity in forgiving without demanding an apology.
Turns out I was right not to trust Riley an inch. Far from being apologetic, his network is now running promos for its news service which star Riley and footage of his same disgraceful “shit happens” stitch-up.