With thanks to Peter / from 9MSM & National News
* They won’t fly the flag, of course not. Unless they are forced to do so, just like in most Muslim countries. But in most Muslim countries even the Friday kuthba, the sermon,- is prescribed (and censored) by the government
But we are liberal and tolerant, we cant push our nationalistic views on the ummah now, or can we?
Muslim leaders are calling for the Australian flag to be flown outside mosques as an expression of the Islamic community’s “loyalty” to Australia.
The Weekend Australian newspaper reports that a number of senior Muslim clerics have urged the country’s 300,000 Muslims to get behind the idea as a symbol of “integration” and pride.
“Even in Muslim countries in the mosque they fly the national flag … (such as) in Pakistan,” the former chairman of the Prime Minister’s Muslim reference group, Ameer Ali, told the newspaper.
“If that can be done in a Muslim country why not in Australia?
“We are Australian Muslims, and it (the flag) is a symbol of our national identity.”
But Muslim leader Keysar Trad said some community members would consider the idea of displaying the flag as “politicising a place of worship”.
“I have no problem with the flag being at Muslim schools, but a place of worship is for all people to be equal and as such I believe places of worship should maintain the tradition of not raising the national flag,” Mr Trad told The Weekend Australian.
Prominent Sydney-based Islamic cleric Khalil Shami also expressed fears that raising the flag outside mosques would lead to potential violence and further division with the community among factions opposed to the idea.
No Keysar, you are Muslims in Australia, not the other way around. You are the 5th column of the ummah, Keysar. We understand that. Besides, we know what you think of the ‘criminal dregs’ who proudly stand behind their flag. You are not one of them, Keysar:
And you never will be!