Saturday, September 27, 2014

Brand me as a bigot, but am I wrong?

This was a long post. I visited it several times, rewriting, rephrasing, adding and subtracting, quoting Jackie Lambie, but still it was not fit to publish.

I have deleted what I wrote, including quotes, opinions, articles and history.

I will summarise what I wrote thus. I have no issues with Moslem religion. I really do not like Middle Eastern Moslems. I am sorry if you are a decent Middle Eastern Moslem who is socially tolerant and don't force your women folk to wear hijabs and or the terrifying niqab. No, I just lump you with all the awful things that are being done around the world in the name of or by Moslems. You are not a good fit into Australian society and we should have not let you in. Our governments are not taking blame for allowing you in though.

While religion has at times been divisive in Australia, in recent years there has been nothing like what is happening now.

Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindus, South East Asian Moslems and non believers lived in social harmony in Australia. Not so with Middle Eastern Moslems.  

So there endeth my bigoted rant. But the Moslem lad who cut up a couple of cops was born here in Australia, and grew up with the privileges of being Australian. Who can understand.? A mild form of Sharia Law is already in force in Australia. Is this what we want for our diverse and previously cohesive society?

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  1. There are good and bad people in all cultures and religions.Terrorism is evil whoever the perpetrators. Throughout history and the world, religion has been the cause of so much unrest and bloodshed just because people can't tolerate others having different beliefs.

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    1. Diane, nicely expressed and don't most of us want to believe in the goodness in people. Just this one religion does not seem satisfied with practising religion, but think everyone else should too.

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    2. It isn't religion they are practising, it's bullying. Do it our way or we'll chop off your head.
      They're a bunch of bullies who should not be allowed to play. Go home.

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    3. River, they say they are acting for their god, but you are correct.

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  2. I would agree with diane b. And Christianity has been responsible for some fairly awful acts as well.

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    1. I agree, Elephant and diane.

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    2. EC, indeed it has, and to a lesser degree in some countries perhaps still is. But Christianity is becoming an impotent religion in most western countries. I am not sad to see that happen. Christianity, if we absorb what is in the media, is hardly a shining example to Moslems.

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    3. Hels, you would have to agree generally, certainly in our big cities, Australia is a reasonably tolerant society of diverstiy. Why do Moslems hate us so much?

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  3. "A mild form of Sharia Law is already in force in Australia. Is this what we want for our diverse and previously cohesive society? "
    No it most certainly is not. It may be cruel of me to say so, but at the first signs of fanaticism, they should have been deported and not allowed back.

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    1. River, I generally agree with you, but the lad who cut up the cops was born here. How can we deal with these people? Maybe the consequence of going off fighting in a Middle Eastern war is that you never come back to Australia and see your wife and children may make idiots think twice.

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    2. If he wants to play by their rules, let him live in their country.

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  4. Wonder if things would be different if that 'fairy story' hadn't been written in the first place.. too many interpretations!

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    1. Grace, it took me about twenty seconds to get what you said. Subtle and very nice work.

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  5. It's a bit difficult to write about certain subjects at times. Jacqui, well I say no more!
    Muslims born in Australia I read are becoming a problem, but then the press do exaggerate at times. I am not in favour of women covering up their faces...but I understand why. Have no idea why some of these Muslims don't like us, and when they get killed it's for Allah

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    1. WA, we are very manipulated by media and politicians and I keep that in mind. Thanks.

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  6. Andrew, interesting but religion very often is a source of conflict,. What a pity.It is difficult to understand it.

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    1. Gosia, it is just too hard to understand, so you just react to the very obvious.

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  7. I find it's best to never discuss religion with anyone, I not much interested who is right or who is wrong, I am only interested in living my life to what I think is right.
    Merle ..............

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    1. That's just what I do 99% of the time.

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    2. Oh yes, Merle. I get into strife with posts like this, but I think it is something to discuss and I am interested in what others think.

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  8. The Muslim lad was called into the police because he waved a flag in a shopping centre. (Mind you, they had already suspended his passport.) Since when is waving a flag in a shopping centre something that gets you called into the police station?

    He was 18. His "moderate" parents (from Kabul; that probably makes them brefugees from the Russians fromwhen we saw things the other way round) were concerned about him, but were looking into an arranged marriage as a way of settling him down.

    Obviously there's lots of different sorts of people in Australia and I'm sure that some of them aren't my kind of people, and that I'm not theirs.

    That Ned Kelly, for instance. Crypto-Fenian cop killer. Who the hell let his lot in?

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    1. You took your time Marcellous, but I knew you would come. I am a media junkie and a reader of many diverse sources. I am well versed on the 'Russian invasion of Afghanistan'. Marriage will sort him out? I recall that in Australia in the sixties for wayward lads. An amusing theory, until he beat up his wife. Sorry, but I am in the guise of an Alan Jones talkback caller today. I may regain my leftie let them all in guise tomorrow, or maybe not.

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    2. Andrew

      I took my time because I was biting my tongue.

      The second paragraph as to the marriage was mere reportage - not my own diagnosisi.





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    3. You were remarkably restrained :).

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  9. diagnosis = diagnosis

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  10. Ban all religion.......

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    1. I would Allan. I suppose there would be still things to fight over though.

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