And The Bleat Goes On.Little Johnny Howard, aka the Man of Steel, is at it again.
What on earth has he done that is so outrageous and offensive to such a broad strata of society?
He said what a lot of people think:
"There's a small section of the Islamic population which is unwilling to integrate," he said.
"And I have said, generally, all migrants ... they have to integrate, and that means speaking English as quickly as possible, it means embracing Australian values and it also means making sure that no matter what the culture of the country from which they come might have been, Australia requires women to be treated fairly and equally and in the same fashion as men.
"And if any migrants that come into this country have a different view, they better get rid of that view very quickly.
As Sherene Hussain said tonight on TodayTonight (no transcript avail so I'll paraphrase), "What he is saying might seem reasonable enough, but muslims don't hear it that way."
So what do muslims hear? Well, unless he tones down his rhetoric, we might be looking at more riots like Cronulla. Of course, no doubt if we do have another bunch of drunken yobs picking on any unfortunate people who appear of middle eastern origin, I'm sure the Lebs will worry about the backlash before going on the rampage yet again.