Friday, December 21, 2007

COMMENT: Chemo in Camden?

Republican Presidential contender Mitt Romney once said he’d have no Muslims in his administration. Of course, Romney is the sort of chap who follows a Christian sect that all Christians regard as mainstream.

Fred Nile and his friends at Camden have gone one step further than Romney. They want no Muslim independent school in their backyard, and no Muslim migrants for at least a decade.

(And no preferences to Coptic Christian Liberal candidates with Muslim-sounding names!)

But don’t for a minute call them sectarian bigots or racists. No. According to Katie McCulloch of the Residents’ Action Group, the issue isn’t religion but rather integration. Ms McCulloch tells The Oz ...

If it was an integrated school, we wouldn't mind.

Of course Islamic schools simply refuse to integrate and adopt Aussie values. Look at that nasty seminary in Chullora called Malek Fahd Islamic College. I mean, just look at what un-Australian extremist nonsense they teach there? You only have to click here to see just what damage non-integrated schools do to innocent kids.

McCulloch then asks:

How can we understand when we don't have the opportunity to talk to anybody from the organisation?

Fair enough question. To which my answer is: Why don’t you get on the phone and ring Jeremy Bingham?

McCulloch says more. Here's how The Oz quotes her ...

In every group there is good and bad, there may be a few bad seeds protesting, but religion is not our issue with it ...

This is a historic town - if people want to come here, they have to integrate. If it was an integrated school, we wouldn't mind.

Some people may think of me as a racist but I'm an open-minded person. I just want this country to stay nice and quiet.

Fred Nile and Liberal MLC Charlie Lynn attended the public meeting two nights ago, along with this dude and his friends who were waving Aussie flags and making tasteful and Christian statements to ABC reporters such as ...

If it does get approved, every ragger that walks up the street's going to get smashed up the arse by about 30 Aussies.

Speaking of women emulating Jesus’ mum, a mate of mine told me about his mum. She’s an Anglo-Aussie who has lived in the Camden area for over 15 years. Recently she was profiled by one of the local papers (whose journalists have been bravely reporting both sides of the dispute) explaining the piece of cloth on her head.

Since the profile was published, some locals have changed their attitude toward her. Here’s how my mate put it:

Mum asked one of them: ‘What’s changed about me?’ Then one of the locals said to her: ‘We thought you were wearing that thing because you had cancer’. Yeah, right!
It must be one hell of a chemo!

Words © 2007 Irfan Yusuf

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UPDATE: Holiday stuff ...

I'm sure most of you have better things to do during your holidays than read my crap. But for those who don't, here's a sample of recently-published shite:

An Irreverent Guide to the Aussie Hajj (ABC Unleashed)

Slaughtered Sheep and Saints on the Street (New Matilda)

'Australian way' too tarnished to serve as Kiwi economic blueprint (NZ Herald)

Fighting jihadists with inkjet printers (A/M)

The Protocols of the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey - Part I (ABC Unleashed)

All the best for the holday season!!

Words © 2007 Irfan Yusuf

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