NEW ISLAM PARTY COULD BE A RIPPER!
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.
While Ed Husic looks somewhat confused, Bill Shorten says this new Islamic Party will drive a wedge between Muslim and Australian communities and that there is no room for “religious” denominations in the Parliament.
Okay Bill, have you heard of the Christian Democrats? Or the Catholic Right of the Labor Party or the old breakaway Roman Catholics of the DLP? Bob Santamaria, Fred Nile?
Separation of Church and State eh, Bill. Why then do you join in prayers to open Parliament?
I reckon any Islamic Party would bring a rush of fresh air through Parliament because Muslim Members would need to denounce their Islamic faith and swear an Oath of Allegiance to the Commonwealth and the Crown... how good would THAT be? I mean we can't get the buggers to do that now!
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT - SECT 44
"Any person who is under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or is entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or a citizen of a foreign power; (is disqualified from sitting in either House)."
Advice from the Attorney-General’s Department confirms that Members making the Oath of Allegiance need not necessarily make it on an authorised version of the Bible, although this has been the common practice.
A Member may recite the Oath while holding another form of Christian holy book, or, in respect of a non-Christian faith, a book or work of such a nature.
The essential requirement however is that every Member taking the Oath should take it in a manner which affects his or her conscience regardless of whether a holy book is used or not. (Apparently you can swear on the latest Playboy magazine as long as you sincerely believe in it.)
In September 2010, Ed Husic, Member for Chifley, became the first Muslim to be sworn into the Federal Parliament.
For the first time a Muslim took the Oath of Allegiance while holding a Koran rather than a Bible. (The Koran belonged to his parents who were immigrants from Bosnia.)
But it’s not what is held in the hand that matters, it’s the declaration of an allegiance to an entity that no fair dinkum Muslim can possibly swear to.
If he does, then the very basis of his Islamic faith is destroyed... he immediately becomes an apostate of Islam. No allegiance can come before Allah.
The Oath of Allegiance goes like this: “I, Edward Husic, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Her heirs and successors according to law. So Help Me God!”
Other Muslims of this new Party might be running the other way when they find out about this!.
Anyway, congratulations Ed, you are no longer a Muslim, mate.