The discussion about Islam in Australia is very rarely a discussion about Islam. Commentators and politicians usually get bogged down in name calling along with tangents such as who are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ Muslims. It is time to cut through the rhetoric and actually have a debate about the ideology known as Islam.
….and it has nothing to do with dangerous animals, crazy sports or hair-raising stunts!
Cardinal Pell is not a child molester. He is simply a sad character who has lacked female affection and his sex life has been confined to masturbation. His sin is that he knew of paedophilia within his church and sought to protect the church rather than the children.
Forecasts that he would self-destruct have proven wrong and Donald Trump has broken the mould for nominee elections forever. No-one has ever seen anything like this before. In between promising to deport 11 million illegal entrants and having an unpresidential punch up with the Pope his successful loony shenanigans have forced his opponents to adopt similar unfamiliar tactics.
Charter for Compassion International have recently released a guidebook on Islamophobia. After reviewing it, we can honestly say we had no idea it was such a problem. This document gives lots of helpful ways for non-Muslims to reduce Islamophobia.
I was on a gurney being wheeled into a forbidding theatre. I stretched to see a wall clock that showed 3.20. “This will help you relax”, said an anaesthetist shoving some pink stuff on my tongue. I figured this would be a good time to review my atheist status. Hmmm, not likely.
Those who think the political war on carbon will lower Earth’s temperature or keep climate stable need to study climate history. Temperatures on Earth dance to a cyclic rhythm every hour, every day, every month, every season, every year, and to every beat of the sun-spot and glacial cycles.
Stan came from an ethnic minority community. He says he faced racism. So have I. As have millions of others. Stan faced racism as a white man with aboriginal background. I faced it as a wog dago. My surname was a curse, in that it made me a target in the 1970s. I wasn’t ashamed of my surname, but was called all sort of names I can’t repeat here.
First there were the rumours. Soldiers based at Puckapunyal were told that halal ration packs were on the way. That was about a year ago. Then came the facts.
THE Daily Telegraph recently ran a story written by Catherine McGregor. That article quoted former PM Tony Abbott saying: “At the moment no serious senior conservative figure has come out and demanded the formation of a new political party to combat extremism."
Three students in one of Queensland’s top Universities wandered into an unmarked (or at least under marked) facility looking to use a computer. They were stopped and questioned about their ethnic ancestry. When it turned out that they belonged to the “wrong” ethnic group they were refused access to the computers and asked to leave the facility.
Most people cannot spell… they think they can but they cannot. So a whole irrecoverable generation is basically unable to pass on a valuable treasure-house of true word meanings… thanks to that delinquent Whitlam who was besotted with phonetics.
Finally, the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) is facing serious scrutiny. It could soon lose its status as a charity as the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission (ACNC) investigates ‘inappropriate use of funds’ at AFIC. And that should be simply the start of matters.