MOSQUE BAN A PYRRHIC VICTORY
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
The king of Epirus (pyrrhic) defeated the Roman army at Asculum in 280 B.C. But the victory was at such cost to his own army that he was rendered unable to attack Rome itself. He had lost the war for the sake of a battle. He had remarked, "One more such victory and we are lost". So, the loss of one mosque does not a Spring make.
Some will say that we are now officially at war with the Islamic State and it’s only proper that we not encourage the building of edifices from where Islamic superiority is preached. But councils are not saying that, their decisions are made on planning and environment criteria and public acceptance.
There is no doubt that the Gold Coast’s Council decision to disallow the Mosque at Currumbin will be challenged. But the Planning and Environment Court usually settles disputes with compromise. In this case there is no room for compromise and an appeal to a higher Court can be expected.
As long as Islam can legally be defined as a religion then we are fighting a losing battle that can only be settled by Constitutional interpretation that would never get up in either the High Court or both Houses of Parliament.
To win the battle and the war, Government would need to be forced to declare Islam a subversive cult and in no way a legitimate religious order thereby escaping the Constitutional “freedom of religion” imperative.
That is very unlikely, Islam is a faith in the same context as is Christianity.
But Sharia law is the very basis of Islam and we have fought against that in Afghanistan and now in Iraq. So, if we are already at war with Sharia, then it’s reasonable for us to expect that it be banned here.
Banning Sharia law would need neither the High Court nor Parliament, it could be done under an executive decision in a time of war. It would separate the so called “moderates” from the “extremists”, it would not impinge on religious rights and would take the wind from the sails of the Sharia law radicals who threaten our lives and lifestyle.
Sharia law, administered by Australia’s Grand Mufti, has infiltrated our food chains, our banks and our electorates. It should be stopped as soon as possible and Tony Abbott has the ability do it.
He would have all but the Greens and a few ALP members against him as a tsunami of public opinion wells up against Islamic extremism.
And when could this be done?
Well, it’s best we do it while we are physically at war with Sharia. Like right now!