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Australia is no shining example

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Submitted by Frahad Navkhoda (United Kingdom), Apr 2, 2007 at 10:12

Dear MM,

Christians and Jews and others have lived in Muslim lands for hundreds of years. It is only a recent phenomena that Muslims have formed communities in Christian countries- or should I say Liberal and Secular Western countries.

Coptic Chistians in Egypt, Armenian Orthodox all across the Middle East, Lebanese Marronites, Assurians and Oriental Jews have lived amongst Muslims communities in peace until Western (mainly British and French) interference. You can just see by the recent trend in Iraq to note what pressures are borne down on Christian communities namely being forced out from their homes which they have lived in for two thousand years, due to their 'shared' religion with those that invaded Iraq. We should also note that these Christians seek sanctuary in the Muslim nations of Syria and Jordan. Need I remind you of the fate of Jews, Gypsies and others who dared to look and act different in the old Christian Europe? Can you absolve your ancestors of this persecution since I am sure, they were in Europe-and not Australia- at the time.

A lot of complaining is not done by minorities but by well-intentioned bleeding-heart liberals. I am not quite sure how many Muslims you have come across personally that have complained about the Christian tradition of Australia or even objected to the Cruxifix. A lot of changes currently underway in Europe is instigated by natives who have converted to Islam. Bring to your attention Altaf Smith in Italy. An englishman in Italy who led the ban against the crucifix in a local school. The Jewish father of two Muslim girls who led the campaign against the Headscarf ban in Europe. The Spanish (ethnic) Muslims who wrote the letter to the Pope seeking permission to pray in the cathedral in Granada (which was orignally a Mosque).

As far as Australia is concerned, you are an Asian nation, you just need to get use to the Idea, maybe the Australian Grand Mufti is correct. Muslims have more right to be in Australia then convicts.

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