B63 - Australia - Canada --- Christian Rednecks.. eh!

My brother-in-law sents me e-mails from time to time, mostly pictures or attachments that he thinks are funny or cool. He sent the following regarding a hot topic of discussion in Australia and said that we should apply the same laws to Canada. I'm going to post the e-mail and then my reply...
Pls substitute Canada for Australia.
Looks like a stand we could emulate quite nicely thank you.

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia and her Queen at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his Ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown.

Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state, and its laws were made by parliament. "If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you", he said on national television.

"I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia : one the Australian law and another the Islamic law, that is false. If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better option", Costello said.

Asked whether he meant radical clerics would be forced to leave, he said those with dual citizenship could possibly be asked to move to the other country. Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims who did not want to accept local values should "clear off. Basically people who don't want to be Australians, and who don't want to live by Australian values and understand them, well then, they can basically clear off", he said.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques Quote: "IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians."

"However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the 'politically correct' crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to Australia "

"However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand."

"This idea of Australia being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Australians, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle."

"This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom""We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, Learn the language!"

"Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right; wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture."We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us."

"If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like 'A Fair Go', then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. By all means, keep your culture, but do not force it on others."

"This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'."

"If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted."

Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, our citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voting the same truths!!


I got you note re: Australia...and Canada ..eh.. and I just have to comment...

Seems that those in power don't look past their own self interest... and their present fears.. If what they were indeed saying was how they really felt and was truly fair for one and all... then they should also walk their talk... MEANING

They first came to Australia as exiled convicts and were basically immigrating to Australia. Why didn't they then.... and NOW.. adopt the ways, customs and life styles of the native population... after all they were there first... :) The natives weren't Christian... but had their own religion, customs and way of life that the pious, righteous and judgmental red-neck so-called Christians felt were wrong... in the same way that they now feel Muslims are wrong. Their fear is that they don't want to Muslims to do to them, what they did to the natives..... Yet a basis of Christian belief is to "do onto others as you would have others do onto you"... LOL..... makes me laugh at the hypocrisy of religious beliefs.

The same scenario holds true for Canada... eh!

A red neck is a red neck, no matter what they look like or where they live.
Harper - Canada ___________or___________ Howard - Australia

They are people so afraid of anothers belief and of possibly changing their narrow minds and life style that they are blinded by their judgments that only serve their self interests and in the process they (in the name of Christianity or whatever they use to justify their fragile beliefs and deny their fear) try to make others change their minds, customs and beliefs to have them believe and do as they do.. or in reality.... to create more pious, righteous and judgmental fraidy cat red necks.

Food for thought,

PS: I had made a brief seach and downloaded clipart for this post and it wasn't until I saw the pictures I posted of Howard, the cartoon rednecks, and Harper that I realized how ignorant we are to stereotype a redneck as just a so-called dumb, smoking, drinking, rough-housing, gun toting, lustful hillbilly, cowboy, or out-back low life that is just plain numb, ignorant and stubborn.... Well that may apply in some but cases but as you can see, some plain ole good looking and intelligent people are also rednecks.. Just goes to show you, you can't judge a book by it cover... I'm also laughing as I see a similarity between the three pictures... like Howard and Harper are the two cartoon buddies... :)

PPS: My brother-in-law wrote back....
I replied,
LOL... Well I says it like I see it...from my point of view and if you see it differently so be it........ If you also see that you have a red ring around your neck... might be time to get the soap out... :) I'm still laughing as I can see you saying " WOW!!! I GUESS I HAVE BEEN TOLD EH BROTHER" while looking shocked and sticking your tongue out as you talk and shaking your head like a cartoon character...
UPDATE: '06 Sept 21 Aborigines win Australian land claim
A federal court judge has given a tribe of Aborigines a limited land title claim over the major Australian city of Perth. It was the first such ruling for Aborigines, the indigenous people who lived in Australia before white settlers arrived.

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