An update on the kumbaya fest in Lakemba, the epicenter of catmeat sheik Â Taj din al Hilali’s proselytizing efforts:Â Lakemba, the place to be: Interfaith & kumbaya galore…
Muslim leader wants elements of sharia in Australia
At least former treasurer Peter Costello had the guts to tell these Mohammedan headbangers to pack up and ship out: “Anyone who believes Islamic sharia law can co-exist with Australian law should move to a country where they feel more comfortable.” – Unfortunately, this cannot be expected by his KRuddness, the current PM of Oz, who is hard as pudding on all issues….
ELEMENTS of Islamic law – the sharia – should be legally recognised in Australia so that Muslims can live according their faith, a prominent Muslim leader says.
Addressing an open day at Lakemba Mosque on Saturday, the president of the Australian Islamic Mission, Zachariah Matthews, (a member of the Muslim Brotherhood) said parts of sharia could be recognised as a secondary legal system so that Muslims were not forced to act contrary to their beliefs. ”Sharia law could function as a parallel system in the same way that some traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law was recognised in the Northern Territory,” Dr Matthews told theÂ Herald after the session.
”I don’t think we are so unsophisticated that we cannot consider a multilayered legal system as long as it doesn’t conflict with the existing civil system.”
In other news:
Scotland sinks deeper into dhimmitude:
- A Scottish law firm has become the first in the country to offer clients “conventional” legal representation alongside advice on sharia law.
The comments shocked some attending the open day. They felt Dr Matthews was advocating the introduction of the penal system under which women have been stoned to death for adultery, and corporal punishment is meted out for some offences.
”It came as quite a shock to some non-Muslims in the crowd when sharia law and the idea of a parallel legal system was mentioned,” one audience member, Jasmine Donnelly, said.
”One group of people just left straight after that.”
But Dr Matthews said he was referring only to certain elements of family law and inheritance law and was not advocating the sharia penal system.
”I wasn’t talking about sharia law in its entirety – we are not calling for the introduction of the penal system which calls for cutting off hands,” he said.
Dr Matthews said a clash occurred in some custody matters. ”Under sharia law, if a couple divorce and the mother remarries, her former husband has the right to decide whether the children will live with the new husband or not,” Dr Matthews said.
”There is still a preference for the child to go with the mother, but the father has the ultimate decision.
”This does not exist in Australian law but I do not believe it clashes fundamentally with Australian values or the Australian legal system.”
It does. Fundamentally!
Once again, I ‘m posting Hugh Fitzgerald’s prayer here, in the vain hope Â that one or two of our elected fools reads it Â and smells the coffee:
Stop, for god’s sake stop, importing troubleâ€”and Muslim immigrants,Â as a whole, necessarily mean trouble,Â in all lands where the political and legal institutions, and social arrangements, are flatly contradicted by the Shari’a.Â Muslims are obligated to change or tear down those institutions, in order to remove all “obstacles to Islam.” It is not special or individual malice that prompts that attitude.Â That is their duty, a central duty. Why not come to fully and soberly understand that duty, and out of a minimal sense of self-preservation, cease to import those into our lands (America, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia, and every other place that has so generously admitted, under a twisted definitiion of “refugees,” people who do not, and can not, wish our ways or institutions or constitutions well.
February 23, 2006
Anyone who believes Islamic sharia law can co-exist with Australian law should move to a country where they feel more comfortable, Treasurer Peter Costello says.
All Australian citizens must adhere to the framework in society which maintains tolerance and protects the rights and liberties of all, he said.
It is a pre-condition for citizenship of Australia.
Mr Costello was giving a speech on the meaning of Australian citizenship to the Sydney Institute.
“There is one law we are all expected to abide by,” Mr Costello said.
“It is the law enacted by the parliament under the Australian constitution.
“If you can’t accept that, then you don’t accept the fundamentals of what Australia is and what it stands for.”
Mr Costello, the son of a Methodist lay preacher and who was raised a Baptist, emphasised that Australia is a secular state under which the freedom of all religions is protected.
“But there is not a separate stream of law derived from religious sources that competes with or supplants Australian law in governing our civil society,” he said.
“The source of our law is the democratically elected legislature.
“There are countries that apply religious or sharia law – Saudi Arabia and Iran come to mind.
“If a person wants to live under sharia law these are countries where they might feel at ease.
“But not Australia.”
Mr Costello said there were some beliefs and values which were so central to Australian society that those who refused to accept them refused to accept the nature of Australian society.
“If someone cannot honestly make the citizenship pledge, they cannot honestly take out citizenship,” he said.
“If they have taken it out already they should not be able to keep it where they have citizenship in some other country.”
It was more difficult for those born in Australia or who had no dual citizenship, Mr Costello said.
“In these cases, we have on our hands citizens who are apparently so alienated that they do not support what their country stands for,” he said.
“Such alienation could become a threat to the rights and liberties of others.
“And so it is important to explain our values, explain why they are important and engage leadership they respect to assist us in this process.
“Ultimately, however, it is important that they know that there is only one law and it is going to be enforced whether they acknowledge its legitimacy or not.”
Â© 2006Â AAP