I was forwarded this and thought it was to good not to share. What does everyone think?
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd - Australia
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks..
Separately, Rudd angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote:
'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. '
'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'
'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!'
'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.'
'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'
'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'
'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'
LOL! I suppose people could take offense to this, but each country has there own basis and if you move to that country then I wouldn't expect them to change to fit me. I won't go to Japan and expect them to learn english try to change their holidays.
If it was it would get your liberal blood boiling wouldn't it?
No, I wouldn't be surprised over anything the Australian government does. There was a time that people of color were not allowed to immigrate there at all.
yeah looks like a mixture of misquotes from the previous government under Little Johnny Howard (I could think of more rude names to call the man). If ever there was a xenophobic government that was it. And they they made a common practise of stirring up people's prejudices along with it. A great way to maintain control. I, personally, am glad the electorate got a big boot and got rid of him. The only the second incumbent prime minister to be voted out of his own seat. I cheered.
Kevin Rudd, by comparison, has spent a lot of time apologising for past wrongs. First the Aboriginals Lost Generation and now the British Orphans shipped over here for years. Yes, a real leader with a conscience. While I don't agree with everything Kevin Rudd's government has done, I do applaud them for trying to build bridges instead of ignoring past pains hoping they'll go away.
I agree on both counts. Howard was deplorable, and Rudd is smart and aware of what Australia needs as a nation. He has restored pride and been fair. I think that his labor government gets it wrong sometimes, but we live in a good country with mostly good management.
Of course not. But arguing it is a moot point since it was never said by the Prime Minister.
Funny how when the English moved to Australia they didn't all learn the Aboriginal language that the people who lived there were speaking.
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