MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS... do we ever ask what brand?
Don is no-nonsense bloke with a background in the arts and business. He pens unique Aussie banter and has an interest in all things controversial
Even before good old Mohammed came along, the Middle East was already a highly “tribalised” place. They all had their different groups with their Sultans (warlords) with their differing loyalties. It was a lot like England in the middle ages with different groups vying for power and arranging marriages to keep alliances together.
Not only was it highly tribal it was pretty bloodthirsty too. There was a hell of a lot of fighting and invading going on. Even in the time of Jesus the Roman Empire controlled a large chunk of the Middle East including most of the area we know as Palestine.
In fact the Roman Empire at its mightiest, around 117-120 AD, controlled an area of some two and a half million square miles throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and had some 88 million people under its control.
Regardless of the fact that it was controlled by the Romans, the Middle East consisted generally of nomadic tribal peoples.
However as the Roman Empire started to decline around 400 AD, shrinking back to Rome primarily from the Middle East and Africa and the strength of certain tribes within the Middle East started to grow considerably.
Most of these Arabic peoples were either Christian, Jewish or they followed various forms of worship of various “gods” of ancient times.
Then in 570 AD along comes Mohammad. Now the first part of his life is pretty good and he preaches love and tolerance but the second part well, to put it bluntly, he becomes the ancient equivalent of Adolph Hitler and seems to have the shits with the world.
When he lived in Mecca Mohammed had preached and written good loving stuff, then when he goes off to Medina for some reason, the second book of his Quran becomes filled with hate, anger and Jihad.
Even before his life has ended his followers are promoting Mohammad’s Islam at the point of a scimitar and invading Palestine. It would appear the best bit of Mohammad's teachings was all that blood and guts Jihad stuff in the Quran part 2?
So before we go anywhere, understand the Quran is terribly conflicted in its two forms.
Now, to make matters worse we have several different groups within the Islamic world who interpret this manuscript of Mohammad in different ways so, just as we have different varieties of Christians, we have the same within Islam except for one fundamental difference… Islam is based on tribal ethnicity.
So you have these groups of Islamists hating each others' guts not only because they see the word of Mohammad differently, but they probably hated each others' guts long before Islam came along anyway!
In between all this we have WWI and WWII and if we go into the intricate dealings that went on there, we will be here until after Christmas!
Let's just say that when they carved up the spoils on both occasions no-one gave a rats arse about tribal ethnicity or religious backgrounds, they just drew up borders and said, "this is yours and this is ours".
A classic example is Yugoslavia. Once the Russians moved out, all frigging hell broke loose and there are several such examples around the place, but they all had one thing in common…on one side were the Christians and on the other side were the Muslims.
Oh, the second common denominator is, guess who started the fucking fight?
But I digress.
For 1400 years we have had these different groups of Islamic Arabs hating each others' guts because they interpret the Quran differently. Seriously, when they build a Mosque. is it for all the local Muslims to come and pray in? You can bet your arse it’s not.
In the Islamic world, when some bastard took over a country or an area, heaven help anyone who was of the other breed of Islam, let alone a Kurd, an Assyrian or a Coptic Christian!
Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s those Lebs, Gypo’s and Assyrian's and most anyone else who came here were bloody Christians trying to get away from the damned Muslims. All our early Yugoslavs were Catholics trying to get away from Muslims!
So when Fraser, Hawke, Keating, and Howard to a degree, opened the door to immigration from some of these countries, all they did was let the very people into Australia our hard working well-assimilated Christians were trying to get away from in the first place!
Talk about brilliant! Then we have Keating’s family re-unions that just let more Muslims into the joint, add Rudd’s border protection stuff-up to the equation and we have over 2% of the population now Muslim!
Here is the really tricky question, "what frigging brand of Muslim are they?"
If they are all Shia... great they get along, if they are all Sunni, fine they get along, but you can bet your left nut that no-one in the Federal Government has any bloody idea!
Notwithstanding, do you think these people are just going to put thousands of years of ingrained hatred behind them just because they are now in Australia?
Bloody hell, we have this Islamic group, we have that Islamic group, but who do they actually represent? Does anybody know?
Imagine if I went up to my local council and said I own 3,000 square metres of land in this particular street and here are my plans, I want to build a Christian Church. The first question the drop kick behind the counter would ask is, “What kind of Christian Church do you wish to build sir?”
My reply would be, "A bloody Christian Church, what difference does it make?"
Now the drop kick would say, "But sir we need to know if it’s a Catholic, Baptist or Church of England Church”.
And I would say, “What difference does it make, it’s a bloody Christian Church?”
Okay, now stick a fucking white knitted tea cosy on yer head and rock up to the same drop kick at the same council and tell him you have 3,000 square metres of land and you wish to build a Mosque… and I bet he does not ask you, "Now, what brand of the Muslim faith would this mosque be for sir? “
All I can say is, thank Christ Morrison has stopped the boats, because we have enough trouble with who we have here already, and half these dopey politicians have no bloody idea of the diabolical situation they have left us in!