VICTORIA’S peak Muslim body has lashed out at “hysterical” objections whenever plans for mosques go before local councils.
But mosques are not simply places of worship. They are command centres for the soldiers of allah:
Islam’s political documents and law call for the overthrow of our Constitution and our man-made laws, and therefore for the overthrow of our government, which by definition constitutes sedition and treason.
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Islamic Council of Victoria board member Nazeem Hussain said there was an underlying level of Islamophobia in society and Muslims had to do more to educate people about their religion and mosque proposals.
“People are clearly fearful of Muslims and Islam, and it’s easy to create that fear and hysteria in some ways,” Mr Hussain said.
Several applications are in the spotlight, including a bid by an Afghan community group to build a mosque and community centre in Doveton, on the city’s south-east fringe.
The mosque, which would be built next to the future headquarters of evangelical church Catch the Fire Ministries, has been hotly debated by residents and City of Casey councillors.
Nazeem Hussain, aÂ Â guy who runs around with a “free Gaza” t-shirt, may as well wear one that says ‘kill all Jews’.
- In Clayton, a Uniting Church congregation has apologised to Islamic groups for suggesting to Monash Council a new mosque could become a training ground for fanatics.
Last year, Whittlesea councillors rejected plans for an Islamic school in Mernda despite council planning officers recommending it.
Mr Hussain said Islamic community applications often were met with hysteria not faced by proposals by other religious groups.
“It speaks to an underlying level of Islamophobia in society and a fear of Muslims moving into neighbourhoods and disrupting locals,” he said.
Mr Hussain accused Catch the Fire Ministries pastor Danny Nalliah of creating community divisions by spreading false information about Muslims and the Koran in his opposition to the Doveton mosque.
But Mr Nalliah, who had a long-running legal battle with the Islamic Council over a racial vilification matter, said he had no issue with individual Muslims but objected to violent passages in the Koran.
“I am concerned … because of what is going to be taught in the mosque based on what is in the Koran,” he said.
State Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Minister Nick Kotsiras said people had the right to object to building proposals on planning grounds.
“To base it on religious grounds is unfair,” Mr Kotsiras said.
Last night, Monash Council was due to vote on a plan to build a Monash University-linked mosque in a Clayton residential area.
Intelligent Multiculturalism – Survival and the Beauty of OpennessÂ (Citizen Warrior)
Blind multiculturalism and political correctness seem to be the only things standing in the way of simply adopting what should be commonsense self-defense: Arresting or deporting those who propose the overthrow of our government (which is apparently happening inÂ the majority of mosques) and stopping all concessions to this relentless band of interlopers (orthodox Muslims).
If you’ve got someone pushing forÂ special concessionsÂ regardless of fairness, and who have stated their intentions to usurp the legitimate government, you would think it a no-brainer to stop them.
The two things that prevent most Westerners from even knowing about this issue are political correctness andÂ blind multiculturalism. These two cultural blots prevent politicians from speaking openly and directly about orthodox Islam. They prevent newspapers and television reporters from reporting openly and honestly about it, and they even prevent individual people talking about it among themselves out of fear of making a social blunder and being consideredÂ racist or bigoted.
Of the two, I would say blind multiculturalism is the more important one. If that’s true, it means the single biggest barrier toÂ being heardÂ by a significant portion of the population of non-Muslims â€” the one thing stopping a widespread public education about Islam â€” is blind multiculturalism, so let’s deal with it right now.
I thought William Bennett made a good point inÂ Why We Fight: Multiculturalism simply says we might have something to learn from other cultures. For several centuries, Westerners have taken up multiculturalism with a passion, often driven by a reaction to the self-righteous snobbery of Europeans and Americans when they came into contact with “primitive” people.
The openness and willingness to look for value in other cultures is good, and the willingness to consider people from other cultures just as human as people in your own culture â€” that’s good too.
But over time, this idea has streamlined. It simplified into merely: “My own culture stinks. Other cultures are worth respecting and appreciating. Except mine.”
Maybe multiculturalism combined with the natural teenage rebellion against the “establishment,” I don’t know.
But however it morphed from something completely legitimate to something self-destructive, there is no doubt it has morphed, and this simplified, dumbed-down multicultural ethos has permeated two very influential positions: School teachers and journalists. The vast majority of teachers, from kindergarten to graduate school, are dyed-in-the-wool blind multiculturalists. And so are the majority of journalists in the mainstream media.
It’s not really multiculturalism that is bad. The original idea is very good. ButÂ blind, oversimplified multiculturalismÂ could be our downfall.
Trying to oppose one extreme position (ours is the only culture worth appreciating) with the opposite extreme position (ours is the only culturenotÂ worth appreciating) still misses the reality of the situation, which is that not all cultures are equal, not all cultures are the same, not all cultures allow equal amounts of freedom or human rights, not all cultures allow equal amounts of free speech and rights for women, and not all cultures allow for equal opportunity for economic abundance and creative pursuits.
Some cultures areÂ better, in some respects, than others. We should appreciate and be open to other cultures, and here in the West, we are â€” and we are more open than probably any society has ever been in history, and that’s one of the reasons this culture, our own culture, is superior to any other culture in at least this one respect (and there are others).
To take an example, do you think Saudi Arabian culture is more open to other cultural influences than we are?
No, they aren’t. Not even close. Which means we are more open than they are. Which means when it comes to this particular value â€” openness to influence by other cultures â€” we measure higher. Our own culture isbetter. (Gasp!)
Our Western culture is not perfect, and we should never become so arrogant as to think so, but it has many fine qualities. So whenever multiculturalism devolves into hating Western culture, it is as limited and ignorant as loving Western culture and willfully finding nothing good in any other culture.
But even here, we have at least two variations within our own culture: One that hates its own culture but is open to other cultures, and one that loves its own culture but is not open to other cultures.
These two variations can also be judged. On the criteria for openness, the first one is better. But what about survival in the face of an aggressive competing culture? Islam is aggressively trying to encroach and ultimately replace our culture. Which of our two variations is better at surviving that kind ofÂ encroachment?
In other words, if you have two equal cultures and one hated itself but was open to other cultures, but the other culture loved itself but was closed to other cultures, wouldn’t the self-loving culture be more likely to survive if they clashed? I think so.
That means that those who have adopted blind multiculturalism (and spread it in schools and the media) are accidentally (or not) making our culture â€” and all the freedom that goes along with it â€” vulnerable toinvasion and subversionÂ by orthodox Muslims.
Blind multiculturalists must be converted to multiculturalists who appreciate their own culture.
A culture (like ours) that is open to other culturesÂ but also appreciates its own strengths and fine qualitiesÂ would be the best one to live in and it would surviveÂ an invasion by orthodox Islam.