The Howard Government's multicultural spokesman, Andrew Robb, yesterday told an audience of 100 imams who address Australia's mosques that these were tough times requiring great personal resolve.Some Indians complain that Australians are racist, but I think the Aussie style of plain-speaking is necessary today, in order to combat the excesses of the new generation of ummahgrants and assorted dhimmigrants (Islamist immigrants and assorted allied left-wing PC "SouthAsian" immigrants). Ummahgration and dhimmigration pose a growing threat to the developed world and also to India, which gets more and more Bangladeshis everyday.
Mr Robb also called on them to shun a victim mentality that branded any criticism as discrimination.
"We live in a world of terrorism where evil acts are being regularly perpetrated in the name of your faith," Mr Robb said at the Sydney conference.
"And because it is your faith that is being invoked as justification for these evil acts, it is your problem.
"You can't wish it away, or ignore it, just because it has been caused by others.
"Instead, speak up and condemn terrorism, defend your role in the way of life that we all share here in Australia."
Mr Robb said unless Muslims took responsibility for their destiny and tackled the causes of terrorism, Australia would become divided.
Monday, June 25, 2007
In an impressive display of frank talk, the Australian govt's spokesman on multiculturalism addressed a conference of imams in a forthright way: