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NO, to muslim immigration in Australia

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Submitted by JONI (Australia), Jun 12, 2008 at 02:02

Since I have spent 3 years in Saudi Arabia, working as a teacher, being a few of the only white Australian females, I felt heavy prejudice against my ethnicity, christian background.

Every day, in the intense heat I was forced to wear their head dress, abaya, it was unbearable. Should I have worn western clothes, even showing the slightest skin imaginable, the local 'matawa' would take me away, lock me up, and ring my husband to collect me.

My passport was immediately taken from me and my husband (who is Australian) would keep it in his safe. I would have to be accompanied by my husband in the shops, travel to the shop in an 'only woman shopping bus', and meet him at a designed bus stop at Al Khobar. In Dammam, the dark city, as we called it, was clad with eight year old girls draped in black sheets, with their mothers, walking behind their fathers or husbands. The Riyhad and Dhahran airports condemn anything pertaining to christianity and would be confiscated.

A crucifix was pulled off from a woman's neck, and the customs officials stomped on it and intimidated it, whilst shouting: "christian, christian". Also, I watched in horror as a woman's tiny bible was taken and she pleaded with officials that it was her late mother's, but they laughed in return. The stories became more frightening and I became more homesick. The beheadings in the local Saudi Gazette. The kidnappings of western workers, particularly, the Phillipino maids, who were murdered.

The list was endlesss and so I returned back home. I find that Australia is growing with muslim immigration.... Our politicians are so proud of our population growth on this massive scale. The muslim woman have at least 10 babies per household. They will love our baby bonus, our welfare, and all of the other handouts. Most of these immigrants do not find work, even if the policy is mainly for seeking 'skilled migrants'.

How are they skilled? My neighbours, Persian, watch tv all day. The male has a few wives at his beck and call, and all I see is the women becoming pregnant. I can imagine their baby bonus, and not telling Centrelink their correct living arrangements and other details. I am sick of these people living amongst us, we are mainly christians, and the muslims will never accept this, I should know. They tried to convert me when I was living over there, and they called us "prostitutes because we showed our skin and wore strange clothes.

The muslim women look daunting as they walk around in time machine clothing. They should adopt our way of life, our dress code, our religion, our democdracy. Instead they insist on non-assimilating with christians, build special islamic schools, places of worship. They build enclaves and resist integrating with fellow christians. I will keep on fighting for a non-immigration policy, but I think no one is listening. I pray to God, that in my life time, that I can build a big wall and simply block out what's going on around me.

Regards, Worshipper of the Cross Forever

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