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Originally posted by kenshiro2012
I would be very interested if you can post a link to the newstory that seems have been the seed that started this all. The one where the men attacked the cameraman. It will put a proper perspective on all of this as well as provide a clearer understanding of the circumstances.
Originally posted by snafu7700
i wish one of our lawmakers would have the intestinal fortitude to say something like this:
"everyone is welcome, but start preaching hate and youre going to be deported. furthermore, we will no longer change any rules for your benifit. take us as we are, or leave."
[edit on 11-11-2005 by snafu7700]
Originally posted by Odium
How very democratic of him...
I always thought it was;
If you do not like our way of life, vote another Government in. Oh wait...he means just Muslim's. We've not yet got to the point of "Our way or leave our Nation".
What about the Muslim's who were born their and don't like the laws?
Should I stay or should I go?
Originally posted by Odium
Isn't that what part of a democracy is, people saying "This is how I think it should be done" and when the majority disagree than we have a democratic process. When we begin to say "Hold our view point or leave" it in fact stops being a democracy.
How many Muslim's actually called for it [christmas] to be cancelled?
Originally posted by Trent
Yes Australia has a very strict immigration policy and we only let people in that have skills we want or are genuine refugees. That said, our immigration rate per 1000 is actually higher than the USA or Europe, so it's not like we are anti-immigrant or anything. Of course this doesn't account for illegals.
Australia: 3.91 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
USA: 3.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
[edit on 11-11-2005 by Trent]
Originally posted by Flyer
Hes got it spot on, do you think the Saudi government would be listening to non muslims there calling for alcohol, strip bars and visableg strings to be allowed?
No, they would be laughed at, just as any muslim should when they try to force their "values" on us.
Originally posted by AceOfBase
Thank you for standng up and saying what needed to be said Peter Costello.
There are already a lot of muslim countries out there that muslims can move into. We shouldn't allow the Christian countries to be changed to suit them.
Originally posted by mrjones
It's about time someone put their foot down and said no, we're not going to change to suit you, you came HERE so be like us!
Laws are made to protect the majority of people.
If they offend the minority then too bad.
If a country were to accept every minority custom law and rite, there would be complete anarchy among its peoples.
Why should I lose my heritage just for you to keep yours?
Why should my kids not have a christmas play just because your kid isn't a christian?
Don't send them to school that day if you are afraid of them learning something about another culture.
Sounds pretty closed minded to me.
Originally posted by Githzerai
Its a nice idea really, not that it will change anything.
If anyone wants to argue that the majority of muslims are peaceful kind people who want to cuddle puppies and help orphans, then maybe you should live in lakemba, sydney for a few years like i did. The muslim capital of australia. Then we can talk.