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Reader comment on item: Islamophobia?

Submitted by Maggie (Australia), Oct 29, 2005 at 01:51

Am I to be given the label Islamophobic if I am willing to state what is on my mind? As a Christian woman I believe that it is my right to go to Mass every day, but if the evil power behind Islamofacism had its way I would be prevented from being a Christian - or I would be killed because of my own refusal to convert. I am not prepared to be silent when I read about school boards, such as that of Hillsborough County in Florida, caving in and taking away religious holidays that are celebrated because that causes offence to Muslims. It is wrong to cave in on such issues.

However, I am speaking out here for another reason, something that has been mentioned by other Australians who have responded - gang rapes, and other criminal activity. In Australian political correctness has gone too far and we are not allowed to mention the race of anyone who has committed a crime against us. Thus, when some Lebanese thugs attacked my sons and attempted to rob them of their mobile phones, they were not allowed to say that these men were Lebanese possibly from the Auburn area - so when we say that they are of Middle Eastern appearance we automatically jump to the conclusion "Lebanese", and yes there is a high probability that they are Muslim.

I am living in Sydney and already there have been several serious gang rapes involving Muslim men who have lured innocent young girls into their cars, and then set about attacking and raping those girls. One such group who participated in those action were brothers from Pakistan. Their father is a doctor and he condoned what they had done, placing blame on the young girl who was so viciously attacked by these thugs. They came from an area of Pakistan where women are clearly not respected, and any woman who shows a bit of leg is fair game for them.

If I turn around and state that I believe that this type of person should be shipped out of Australia, I will receive some rather villifying comments because I have taken the politically incorrect road on the subject. Yet I believe that this is what we should do to rid ourselves of this particular menace. If they refuse to integrate into our society by refusing to abide by our laws then we do not need them as citizens. There are others who would be willing to fill those jobs, and more so there are others who would make better migrants (including perhaps some of the persecuted Sudanese).

We should not have to compromise where religion is concerned just because something might offend one who does not celebrate Christmas. Jews do not celebrate Christmas but many of them get around the situation in one way or another, including gift giving to employees at that time of the year.

I have nothing against those Muslims who have become integrated into our society, but I believe that there should be no room here for those who are willing to kill Australian citizens because they are followers of Islamofacism. As such I am willing to be labelled as an Islamophobe, even though I have defended Islam against some very uncharitable remarks.

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