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Submitted by rw (Australia), Mar 12, 2010 at 04:41

It was interesting to read the comments from Peter Costello, former treasurer of my country, Australia, which comments I did not know had been made. Readers might like to know that our present government, which is left leaning, is now proposing to allow sharia law a foot in the door. Simon Crean, our minister of trade, has recently proposed, in a bid to attract overseas finance,to facilitate sharia banking - apparently current laws would in some way make sharia banking difficult, so he plans to alter the law, producing a double standard, different laws for different people.

This is already a vexed issue in Australia in that there are advocates of allowing aboriginal people to follow their own 'law', which tends not to be very nice for those subject to it. There are other ways in which law is being undermined - one of these is that the police are able to confiscate the assets of people suspected of crimes - they can take their houses away and so on. This creeping erosion of law can lead to consequences as dire as allowing in sharia, so no doubt we will be stopping what we can at our next election.

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NOT JUST MONIQUE, CHRISTIANS, WAKE UP! [372 words]Nur el Masih ben HaqMay 25, 2015 15:32223514
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sharia in australia [199 words]rwMar 12, 2010 04:41170007
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thanks from me as well [302 words]MarkMar 13, 2006 10:4929842
to Mark [222 words]SiddaMar 14, 2006 10:0729842

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