– Letters to the Editor

IS ALLOWING A MOSQUE IN A WESTERN DEMOCRACY AN ACT OF TREASON?

According to Wikipedia, a mosque is a place where Muslims (members of the faith called Islam) can come together for prayers, lead by the Imam, and to disseminate information, educate, and dispute settlement. A mosque therefore, is not merely a place of devotional worship, it is also the centre for the establishment and promulgation of Islam/Sharia which embraces and teaches practices which are contrary to Australian law; Islam is therefore illegal and unconstitutional in Australia.  Furthermore, Waseem Razuim, organiser of the ‘Australian Islamic Peace Conference’ held in Melbourne last year publicly stated their aim is to Islamise Australia.

One example of Islam’s illegal teaching comes from Abu Hamza, also a speaker at the Australian Peace Conference in Melbourne last year. He ridicules laws that prohibit rape in marriage and supports the forced marriage of young girls to older men. If council allow the establishment of a mosque to promote the teachings of Islam it will not to protect and safeguard the wellbeing of all women, particularly Muslim women and children, in the city of Bendigo as required according to their local government mandate.

According to the current Local Government Act, a Councils primary objective is to endeavor to achieve the best outcomes for the local community having regard to the long term and cumulative effects of their decisions. In seeking to achieve its primary objective, a Council must have regard to improve the overall quality of life of people in the local community.

The building of a mosque would not improve quality of life, according to Australian culture, for all people in the community now or in the future.  Islam is currently challenging the democracy of all its host nations. Sharia law courts have become imbedded in Europe, America and Canada. Sharia has also been effectively enshrined into the British legal system.  Australia will follow the same path of conflict, growing enclaves and the escalation of human rights abuses in Australia if we do not rise up and say no to Islam now.

To say no to Islam is to say no to an acceptance of domestic violence, polygamy, child brides, female circumcision, inequality before the law.  To say no to Islam is to say yes to the Australian culture of freedom and equality and to the exercising of our democratic process for the protection and safeguarding of all citizens and for the safeguarding of our democracy.

According to the Encarta dictionary, treason is a violation of the allegiance owed by somebody to his or her own country.  High treason is treason perpetrated by somebody against his or her own sovereign or country.

The granting of a mosque is in effect granting permission for an ideology contradictory to the Australian Constitution and law and surely that amounts to treason.

A response to the front page article written by Jeff Jones 15th July titled ‘Refugees welcome.

Politically speaking, the phrase ‘a multicultural society’   does not refer to food, fashion, the arts or even religion; it refers exclusively to law.   Failed ‘multiculturalism’ describes the attempt of western democracies to embrace Sharia Law for Muslims.  When the Rise Up Australia Party calls to ‘Keep Australia Australian – Multi-Ethnic – One culture’ they do not want to stamp out Australia’s rich heritage – the melting pot of many different nationalities.   I know of no one who is even slightly opposed to African music, Middle Eastern foods or Japanese art but I do know many who are opposed to the proposed Bendigo mosque.     Cr R***** and Rev G**, your assumptions that those who oppose the proposed Bendigo mosque would also oppose providing ‘people fleeing incredible persecution’ with a safe harbour in Australia is offensive to say the least?

Must those who oppose the Bendigo mosque be religious bigots?  Some possibly, however it is more plausible that they are just patriotic Australians who love their country, value people and want to ensure Australian law applies to all Australian citizens, now and for generations to come.  The application for the proposed Bendigo mosque stated that the entire community can use the facility, but it will be run under Islam’s regulations.  Excuse me – Islam’s regulations?   Does it matter?  I say it does because we must insist on the protection of Australian law for all Australians – no exceptions.

Are those who oppose the mosque racist?  The answer is a resounding NO primarily because Islam is not a race it is an ideology complete with its own legal system called Sharia.    At the annual  ‘Australia Day’ meeting organised by Daniel Nalliah president and founder of CTFM and RUAP there were Australian’s from  Uganda, Indonesia, Pakistan, Egypt, Israel, Christmas Is, India, Holland, Fiji, Indigenous Australians and in fact people from over 50 countries who call Australia home gathered together to celebrate.  Clearly the RUAP is not a racist party and yet they oppose the introduction of Islam into Australia.

Some portray opponents of the proposed Bendigo mosque as extreme right wing, hate filled, ethnocentric bigots but I ask you, do you assume that those who stood against the ancient practice of foot binding  were right wing, hate filled, ethnocentric bigots OR people concerned to see that all little girls and women enjoyed the same freedoms that they themselves enjoyed?  Opposing the painful and debilitating practice of female foot binding and opposing the practice of Islam/Sharia does not equate with opposing human rights but rather with enforcing human rights.  Conversely, were the silent majority or those who stood for cultural diversity or those who rationalised their inappropriate apathy with sentiments such as, ‘We tolerate diversity’ or ‘it’s none of my business what people do in the privacy of their own homes’ or ‘They have a right to live how they choose’, the ones who really cared?  I think not.  Why doesn’t Australian politics acknowledge what is known; Islam is incompatible with western democracy, freedom and equality?

Islam is now progressing down the same predictable path in Australia that it has throughout the western world.  We need to break free from a stifling, politically correct perception of reality and take a good hard look at the world around us.  Did you see footage of the violent riots in France this week?  Don’t listen to deceptive rhetoric; take note  of escalating violence, riots, street marches, injustice,  inequality and the end of the social cohesion we once took for granted in all the western democracies that have tried  to tolerate/be inclusive of Islam.   No doubt a very sweet Muslim girl will stand up and tell us that 75% of Muslims are peaceful law abiding citizens.  Well two things to mention here, if 25% of Muslims are ‘extremists’ that adds up to the entire population of the US that are hell bent on destroying western democracies and second, if the remaining 75% of Muslims are not standing up to protect the values of their host countries as Islamic Councils continue to push for Sharia Law within the democracies that shelter them then that statement is either an irrelevance or untrue.

Is it possible, that those who oppose the Bendigo mosque, contrary to the views represented in Jeff’s article and the media in general, are not only compassionate people who understand the need to protect ‘our own’ in addition to ‘people fleeing incredible persecution’ but are those who also understand the urgent need to ensure the ongoing protection available here in Australia by standing resolutely against Islam/injustice/divisiveness/inequality and demanding  One Law – Australian Law for each and every citizen – no exceptions?  If we don’t where can the persecuted run too?

To build or not to build, that is the question

To rely on ad hominem or tolerance to support the building of a mosque highlights a lack of depth, lack of knowledge, lack of vision and lack of perspective. To rely on the facts and the Local Government Act as a basis for arguing for or against a mosque is, by contrast sound, logical and well grounded.

Number one of the Preamble – Local Government Act reads: –

(1)  local government is a distinct and essential tier of government having the functions and powers that the Parliament considers are necessary to ensure the peace, order and good government of each municipal district.

The building of a mosque is to further Islam’s infiltration into a host nation. Even a cursory glance at recent world events illustrates the fact that the establishment of a mosque/Islam in a western democracy does anything but ensure the peace, order and good government of each municipal district.  Council must therefore vote no to the building of a mosque.

Number two of the Preamble reads: –

(2)  It is the role of Councils in exercising those functions and powers to work in partnership with the Governments of Victoria and Australia.

The Portfolio of Multicultural Affairs was abandoned in 2013 by the Federal government of Australia because multiculturalism has been proved a worldwide failure. That Portfolio has been replaced with ‘Immigration and Border Protection’.  Rather than ensuring peace, the introduction of Islam into democratic nations, has, does and will, cause civil uprisings, loss of identity for the host nations, deep enclaves and increasing violence. To vote no to Islam would be in keeping with Councils mandate to work in partnership with the government to ensure the long term peace, order and good government of Australia.

According to the Act: –

  • The primary objective of a Council is to endeavour to achieve the best outcomes for the local community having regard to the long term and cumulative effects of decisions. [so a no vote is obviously required]

(2)  In seeking to achieve its primary objective, a Council must have regard to the following facilitating objectives—

(a)  to promote the social viability and sustainability of the municipal district;

[Again, a no mosque vote is obviously required ]

(b)  to ensure that resources are used efficiently and effectively and services are provided in accordance with the Best Value Principles to best meet the needs of the local community;

The Act dictates that the overarching needs of a community are not the wants, demands or threats of the community but the overarching needs of a community. According to the Council Charter the number one need is to ensure the long term peace, safety, good governance and social cohesion.  [A mosque/Islam would clearly be counterproductive to achieving this aim]

(c)  to improve the overall quality of life of people in the local community;

It will no doubt offend many never the less to say no to a mosque is to say no to Islam/Sharia Law and therefore no to an acceptance of domestic violence, polygamy, child brides, female circumcision, inequality before the law and to the unequal distribution of inheritance based on gender and religion.  A no vote, most assuredly, will improve the overall quality of life for all people in the local community. To say no to a mosque/Islam/Sharia is to say yes to the Australian culture of freedom and equality and to the exercising of our democratic process for the protection, safeguarding and wellbeing of all citizens and for the safeguarding of our democracy.  Voting no to a mosque is a requirement necessary to maintain the overall quality of life of all Australian people, including Muslims, who reside within the local community.

Finally and also according to the Local Government Act,

Council has the power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done in connection with the achievement of its objectives and the performance of its functions.

Clearly a no vote, not tolerance is the legal requirement to fulfil Councils role to ensure peace, order, good government and social cohesion for Bendigo now and in the future.