In the meantime, we've got our very own version of Andy Choudary, the (not so) photogenic Shannon Conlon aka Ibrahim Siddiq Conlon prating all over the television that islam uber alles is what he's about, and he'll grab all the air time he can get to tell us what's good for us.
Especially if we give him $5000 for the privilege of being hectored by him.
(hint:yeah, he wants sharia)
Unfortunately for Ikebal Patel and Shannon, there was a bit too much scrutiny applied to this idea, and the talkback radio, letters to the editors and blogs showed that your regular aussies, and not a few immigrants themselves, don't want islamic jurispridence in this country.
So the Attorney General, Rob McClelland, had to come out and explain that:
"As our citizenship pledge makes clear, coming to Australia means obeying Australian laws and upholding Australian values," he said.
"Australia's brand of multiculturalism promotes integration. If there is any inconsistency between cultural values and the rule of law then Australian law wins out."
It's good to have public discussion on this, although it appears that Oscar Wilde was incorrect when he said that "the only thing worse than being talked about it not being talked about."
Looks like Ikebal's gone awol and the wagons are circling.
O' disbelieving enemy of Allah, read with two eyes; while you and your feral, racist, redneck, drunken yobbos are wasting your money drinking, gambling your money away, we are working hard, praying to Allah and preparing. The result is not in our hands nor yours but with Almighty God-Allah. you seem o forget that just north is the worlds largest muslim country who are also preaparing and many have pledged their loyal support to me and to Allah. We dont protest. We fight. Ibrahim Siddiq -Conlon
So my favourite out and proud "revert" - because some people can't just "convert" like everyone else - thinks that regular aussies are quite colourful. Just not in an approving way.
For someone who used to be one of us, he surely has forgotten where he comes from - as a self-identifying bogan, I will confess to not drinking to excess and preferring to use manners and niceness rather than being a total feral.
About the only thing he missed calling us was drongoes, but that's okay. I can fill in the spaces.
It's also entertaining to see his use of the word "redneck" in the same sentence as "racist". Redneck is racist language, but I guess those rules don't apply any more since he became one of the Best People.
These are, of course, the Best People who believe that sharia is the be all and end all for all our woes.
Standing Against Sharia or, Free Speech in 'Melbun'.
Yesterday was the first demo of the Australian Defence League. We were standing against sharia in Australia,at Federation Square in Melbourne, because it's about time that someone did and we're also rather partial to free speech.
Over the course of the past few months, I've had people ask me why on earth I'd bother being involved with any sort of rally. "It's not time." "It's racist." "You'll look just like those EDL thugs."
And, of course, "You won't accomplish anything."
Needless to say, there are also people who think that the mere idea of speaking out against the islamification of your country is "racist", but we already knew that and were expecting some opposition.
Well, yesterday we had people from othergroups standing with us. They were not there as representatives of those groups; just as Australians who are concerned about the imposition of sharia requirements on our country and culture.
We were a small group, too. I've heard of estimates of about 100 people, but I would hesitate to go that high. I'd say 60 max, but I need to check more photos. A quick glance here will give you a comparison, and according to the HeraldSun, 40 was more like it.
I won't argue with that (much), because it was quite fluid with some people arriving later than others, and some leaving early. When it started getting physical, then some did leave.
This is understandable when you consider that the people who came were not professional or serial protesters like the opposition.
We are just ordinary people who are tired of having to pander to a particular minority.
We don't want special times at public swimming pools to cater to muslims who don't want to share with the kuffar, or window coverings to protect those precious petals from our evil gaze.
We don't want to have to hear about eid at christmas time, or all about how islam is wonderful. Tell that to the Royal Women's Hospital with its FGM unit. While FGM is not exclusively an islamic practice, the majority of women and girls who have suffered it are muslim.
We just want our Australia back.
The rally was supposed to start at 12pm, while the opposition were advising their start time as 11.30am, and it pretty much started around 11.40. There was jeering and catcalling, and the other side had more megaphones than we did, so we were pretty much shouted down.
Tolerance and rationality are not the strong suits of the socialist, anti-fascist[sic] left.
While most of our group held down the fort against all comers, I wandered around to take some photos and videos, including an aboriginal woman complaining about racism, and the obligatory old commie railing against the evils of capitalism.
What any of this had to do with sharia law is beyond me, but again... check your logic at the door before you enter.
This old Commie rattled on for about 5 minutes and managed digs at everything except the subject at hand.
First a disclaimer. This topic is painful to write and will be painful to read, particularly if you do have children. I apologise in advance for my tone, as I am trying to keep an emotional distance so I can make some sense of it.
My prayers are with Rachelle D'Argent, and those around providing her with the support she so desperately needs at this time.
m13.2 The necessary conditions for a person to have custody of a child are:
(a)uprightness (def:o24.4)(O: a corrupt person may not be a guardian, because child are is a position of authority, and the corrupt are unqualified for it. Mawardi and Ruyani hold that outward uprightness (def:m3.3(f)) is sufficient unless there is open wrongdoing. If the corruptness of a child's mother consists of her not performing the prayer (salat), she has no right to custody of the child, who might grow up to be like her, ending up in the same vile condition of not praying, for keeping another's company has its effects);
(b) sanity (O: since a mother uninterruptedly insane has no right to custody, though if her insanity is slight, such as a single day per year, her right to custody is not vitiated by it);
(c) and if the child is Muslim, it is a necessary condition tht the person with custody be a Muslim (O: because it is a position of authority, and a non-Muslim has no right to authority and hence no right to raise a Muslim. If a non-Muslim were given charge of the custody and upbringing of the child, the child might acquire the character traits of unbelief(kufr)).The Reliance of the Traveller.pp551-2[emphasis added]
One of the big problems with our multicultural paradise is that sometimes a culture has ingrained beliefs that just don't mesh with the Western Civilisation.
All over the news at the moment is one Ramazan Acar, who pleaded guilty to murdering his young child a few days short of her 3rd birthday.
I do a lot of reading on the situation of separated parenting, being in that space myself, and parents (men in this case) killing their children during a dispute is not unheard of. We have Arthur Freeman, recently sentenced for murdering his four-year old daughter Darcey, and Robert Farquharson, who was found guilty of driving into a dam and drowning his children Jai, Tyler and Bailey on the way back from an access visit.
What makes Acar's crime more heinous than those other two is the nature of the murder. He stabbed his daughter multiple times and then sent his former partner/fiancee text messages to tell her what he'd done.
That is something that you don't often hear of happening, but one of his text messages (via Prof Bunyip) is quite curious:
"U wanted to convert ma kid do it u wanted to lock me up I did it u wanted 2 b indapendant do it u take full custdy do it u wana kill me il do it wat eva makes u happy nw tel me"
As the Professor notes,
"What we have here is a wicked man who killed a child, in part to honour what he, and many others, believe to be the tenets of his creed. What we also have is a misogynist who thought his ex needed to be taught a lesson for acting “indapendant”.
What we also have here is a craven, cowardly media that insists on filtering the news rather than reporting it fairly, honestly and fully. Your opinionisers will go on at great length about Tony Abbott being a Catholic and how dangerous that makes him. But a Muslim butchers a baby and abuses his former partner for making her own way in the world and the silence is near-total. Maybe all the feminists were washing their hair that day.
But not to worry. This incident was all about social media, not Islam – at least not that you will read about, anyway.
Perhaps it isn't specifically about islam, but that does not negate the fact that under islam, a man is enjoined to keep his women in line a la the quranic sura and verse 4.34.
Sure the usual caveat of not all muslims are like that must be applied, but ultimately, there are enough that are who make it difficult for everyone. Infidel and believer alike.
Given the nature of the text messages and the knowledge that Acar posted on facebook that he was going to kill his daughter, given that he is muslim, Rachelle is christian and she may have wanted to convert their daughter to christianity, the script was written long before either of them were born.
As the mother is a non-muslim, she should not have custody of a muslim child. No ifs, ands or buts.
Here in the West, however, it's not so clear-cut. While the majority of the time in separations the mother has the main custody of children, it is becoming more common for there to be more equitable joint custody, or even for the father to raise the children.
It doesn't matter how Westernized this young man is, the facts are that he is a muslim, known to be a muslim, and therefore superior to a christian woman.
Perhaps Rachelle wanting his daughter Yazmina to be christian was the last straw for him.
As Dan over at Islammonitor says, "Better dead than with an infidel mother."