I have finally received an appalling response from the PM. Well, actually there was no response from the PM at all. Shocking and so unexpected – NOT! Instead he duck-shoved my questions to Senator Zed Seselja and the Acting Assistant Secretary Felicity Smart.
This week marks one year since the Economics Reference Committee handed in its recommendations on the Third Party Certification of Food Inquiry. The photo is of Senator Cory Bernardi and me earlier this year at Parliament House. I submitted two petitions that day. One to the Senate and one to the House of Representatives that George Christensen MP received.
Breakfast television was one of the main reasons our family disconnected from mainstream media. The constant ‘gossip’ presented as news, the obvious advertising pushes and the political activism and bias by the presenters was all we needed to switch off a number of years ago now.
I, along with many Australians, are becoming increasingly concerned about your lack of knowledge, or your deliberate deception, when it comes to Islam in Australia.
The Daily Mail has reported that a pub in Sydney is hosting a F*** Pauline Hanson party. They are billing it as a day of inclusiveness. Seriously!!! How many Muslims will be going to go to a pub?
I am so devastated and sad this morning regarding the news coming out of Orlando. 50 dead and another 53 injured because a devout Muslim took the Islamic texts and example of Mohamed literally.
On my 4 hour drive home yesterday I stopped at the 7 Eleven Heatherbrae NSW (near Newcastle) for fuel. This was the poster confronting me as I filled up.
I have mentioned before that I don’t watch television. Sunrise is another vivid example of why I avoid it. The story was titled the Violent Protests over Halal Food. No, the violent protests were initiated by the lefty thugs who act like fascists trying to shut down peaceful demonstrations. By the way, no-one on that panel, including myself had anything to do with the protests.
Sadly it is not. This is a case of our Prime Minister treating us all as ignorant little children. He seems to have forgotten the inconvenient truth that most of us are indeed adults, with a brain.
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!
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."
This week it was announced that counter-terrorism expert Anne Aly would contest the seat of Cowan in WA for Labor, in the upcoming federal election. In the Sydney Morning Herald Anne Aly said the national security debate had often been driven by the "politics of division and fear".
Halal certification is a profitable business not a charity. The Adelaide mosque has been found to be raking in approximately $200,000 a year as a halal certifier and doing so as a charity - avoiding taxes and other regulations.
Today the Sydney Morning Herald published yet another article by their Islamic poster boy Waleed Aly. The comment preceding the post on facebook said, “This isn’t really a conversation about Islam. It’s too transparent politically, and theologically illiterate – for that. The more interesting story here is one of a collapsing brand of politics.”
Last week wrapped up the third and final hearing for the senate inquiry into the Third Party Certification of Food. It began in May this year and the report, including recommendations, will be presented on the 30th November.
In all the hoo-haa of budget week Senator Cory Bernardi managed to put forward and win an inquiry into third party certification schemes in Australia. This is great news. It includes, but is not limited to, halal certification.
It is reported that Tareq Kamleh was attending the Thornlie mosque just weeks before joining Islamic State in Syria and claimed to have given up drinking and womanising for his faith. “At the time, he was one of the most immoral people I knew, in terms of promiscuity at least”, said one colleague.
When halal organisations try to diffuse any suggestion of funding terrorism they like to point out that the money goes to Islamic mosques, Islamic schools and Islamic charities. So Cadbury, Nestle, Bega, Sanitarium, Byron Bay Cookies and hundreds more should feel really good about themselves because they are supporting the Islamic community in Australia. And you should too, right?
I confess – I really, really, really like my chocolate! And I have sampled quite a bit in my time. Of course I have tried Nestle, Mars, Cadbury, Lindt, Haigh’s and more in the past. These days I tend to stick to just a couple of brands, with Lindt and Haighs being my personal favourites.