Abbott: "Free speech puts our national unity at risk at this time…”

TONY Abbott gave an alarming reason today for dumping his reforms to the Racial Discrimination Act and keeping our muzzle.
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“I want to work with the communities of our country as ‘Team Australia’ here,” he said, and his free speech reforms would be a “complication” in trying to sell his crackdown on jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq.

ARABIC and Islamic leaders praise Abbott for being a good dhimmi:

“We are absolutely delighted with the decision,” council chief executive Randa Kattan said. “There was never a case that justifies repealing or weakening section 18C. There was never a case to justify insulting, humiliating and offending somebody.”

“Free speech, change 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act  puts our national unity at risk at this time. When it comes to counter­terrorism, everyone needs to be part of Team Australia,” said Abbott, in the vainglorious hope to get the ‘Muslim community’ on his side.

The Koran forbids that:

O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk. (5:51)

Natasha Robinson, The Australian

ARABIC and Islamic leaders have welcomed the federal government’s abandonment of changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, but were confused last night by Tony Abbott’s attempt to link the backdown with a call for unity in combating homegrown terrorism.

The Arabic Council of Australia — which spearheaded a combined strong campaign against the changes to section 18C of the RDA by multicultural and indigenous communities — yesterday said the government had made the right move.

“We are absolutely delighted with the decision,” council chief executive Randa Kattan said. “There was never a case that justifies repealing or weakening section 18C. There was never a case to justify insulting, humiliating and offending somebody.”

Announcing the government’s backdown yesterday, the Prime Minister attempted to link the government’s crackdown on homegrown terrorism and advocacy of terrorism with the government’s retreat on the RDA changes. “When it comes to counter­terrorism, everyone needs to be part of Team Australia,” Mr Abbott said. “The government’s proposals to change 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act have become a complication in that respect. I don’t want to do anything that puts our national unity at risk at this time.”

But Ms Kattan said it was an odd message for the Prime Minister to send. “I have to say that it’s very confusing as to what the Prime Minister meant by that,” she said. “One doesn’t cancel out the other. We need to take the proposed changes to the RDA off the table, but we need to maintain vigilance in terms of what it means in terms of counterterrorism laws. All of us are against terrorism. We want harmony in Australia; however, we need to be vigilant in terms of ensuring that people’s civil liberties are not impinged.”

The Sydney-based Lebanese Muslim Association last night also questioned how the two issues were linked. “It’s unfortunate that (the Prime Minister) put it in those words,” LMA spokesman Ahmad Malas said.

Mr Malas said the changes would have “posed a serious threat to the harmony and multicultural fabric that makes up Australian society”.

5 thoughts on “Abbott: "Free speech puts our national unity at risk at this time…””

  1. Mr. Abbott,

    It’s not so much that you abandoned 18c, slapped your Attorney General, Brandis (a good man) in the face by trying to emulate Gillard’s “it was the Captain’s call” (I didn’t know that you were a fan of hers), let Andrew Bolt (soon the way things are going the only honourable voice in Australia) hand out to dry, but you shamelessly announced that you had given into black mail by Muslims.

    This will cost you more votes than if you had given in on the Carbon tax. And it will cost you the votes of your voter base. (that includes mine).

    And it will get you no brownie points from the rest who hate you whatever you do, just as the Arabs, the Left and the Greens hate Israel and the Jews whatever they do.

    In conclusion:
    You side with the Muslims against OUR freedom of speech
    You dont dare reprimand, let alone TOUCH the propaganda arm of HAMAS et al, the ABC

    Ditto for SBS

    Do you really hat Jews that much? ‘

  2. This surrender by Mr Abbott is extremely disappointing! I am starting to lose faith in the PM. Yes, he appears to be a dhimmi in his kowtowing to the small minority of Muzzies in our population. Who the bloody hell cares if they are “offended” by criticism? Earlier migrants from Europe etc., were often called “wogs”, “eyeties”, pommy whingers, etc., but only in fun, not in malice. Those earlier migrants have assimilated into our way of life and enriched it in many ways.

    Does anyone believe that the Muzzies will enrich this country? No bloody way!

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