Worst idea ever: Australia giving up free speech to placate Muslims

Andrew Bolt gets better by the day:

 Giving up free speech so extremists Muslims don’t feel picked on

TONY Abbott has exploded one of the dangerous myths of our out-of-control immigration program. We once expected immigrants like my parents to assimilate to Australian values.

But now Australia assimilates to the values of the immigrants — including the most oppressive values.

The Prime Minister confirmed it on Tuesday in explaining why he’d dropped his plan to scrap restrictions in the Racial Discrimination Act that make it unlawful simply to “offend” someone with a statement related to their “race” or ethnicity.

“We are also determined to engage in ever closer consultation with communities including the Australian Muslim community,” he said.

“When it comes to counter-terrorism, everyone needs to be part of ‘Team Australia’ and I have to say that the Government’s proposals to change 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act have become a complication in that respect.”

Pardon? We must placate Muslim Australians by restricting our freedom to say something critical of their cul-(ture), for instance, extremists savages being so prone to jihad?

(Read full article here.)

Exactly how Liberal is this government?

This Liberal Government:

– has dropped its plans to restore free speech.

– maintains the fiction that man-made global warming threatens the world and we can stop it.

– proposes to change the constitution to divide Australians on the basis of their “race”.

– maintains absurdly high levels of immigration despite evidence of overcrowding and social dysfunction.

– has actually increased government spending.

– has left the ABC largely untouched, and dangerously huge.

– has left the Human Rights Commission intact and now functioning as a de facto opposition.

– proposes intrusive new surveillance powers it struggles to explain.

– has left oppressive workplace restrictions in place.

– has raised the top tax rate by 2 per cent, and broke an election promise in doing so.

Yes, it still:

– opposes same-sex marriage, but is toying now with allowing a conscience vote that is more likely to allow it.

But at least it has:

– called a royal commission into union corruption.

– stopped the boats.

– scrapped the carbon tax.

Are Liberal supporters happy? Should they be?

UPDATE

Is Liberal Democratic Senator David Leyonhjelm the more authentic Liberal voice?

I am very disappointed that the government has dropped its plan to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act under the guise of national unity. If we want to live in a free society, we should take the advice of Chopper Read and harden up. There are many pressing issues for our governments and courts, but the question of who has had their feelings hurt is not one of them…

The government is now saying it will also force internet service providers to store the internet communications of their customers. We are all to be treated as potential criminals-in-waiting, with the evidence to be held in case it is needed.

This is not acceptable. In a liberal democracy in which the government serves the people, free speech must be the default option, with every encroachment subject to strict justifi­cation. Agencies such as ASIO must never be given the benefit of the doubt.

5 thoughts on “Worst idea ever: Australia giving up free speech to placate Muslims”

  1. And the government continues to allow Chinese nationals to buy our property, which makes the value of homes skyrocket, then wants to punish pensioners for this rise by including the family home in their assets. Which means more homes will be sold to the Chinese. We are being asked to give way to both poor refugees and rich Chinese.

  2. Ah! Lets see if I have this correct …..
    The Australian government was told that if they repealed 18C the Muhammadans would have Multiple Hissy Fits.

    But the Muhammadans plan on having Multiple Hissy fits anyway.
    It is THE command of their “holy book” the pitiful qur’an.

    ‘The Central Message of islam !’ ….
    Ensure non-Muhammadans – “(Either) Submit to islam, or pay the jizya with willing submission else we (Muhammadans) will kill you.”

    Muslims are commanded by their demon to fight until non-Muhammadans submit and pay extortion (9.29);
    CRIMINAL EXTORTION
    QUR’AN 9:29 – YUSUFALI:
    Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

    QUR’AN 9:29 – PICKTHAL:
    Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.

    QUR’AN 9:29 – SHAKIR:
    Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Messenger have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.

    Muslims are commanded by their demon to fight non-Muhammadans and
    murder & mutilate us (8.12).
    OF BEHEADING
    QUR’AN 8:12 – YUSUFALI:
    Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.

    QUR’AN 8:12 – PICKTHAL:
    When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger.

    QUR’AN 8:12 – SHAKIR:
    When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

    Muhammad even boasted of it:
    Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:
    Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand

    The “Dhimmis” have been repeatedly warned about islam but continue to put the rest of their civilistion at risk and continue to practice their own suicides – the “sex” with the Muhammadan must be good.

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