Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd Said "No" to Sharia-Fiction!
Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd Said "No" to Sharia-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Summary of eRumor:Allegations that Prime Ministers in Australia have told Muslim immigrants that if they did not like the Australian legal system that they were welcome to return to where they came from. This is said to have happened after requests were made to include Sharia to the Australian legal system.
The Truth:TruthOrFiction.com has found no evidence that Julia Gillard made such a comment. This appears to be an old eRumor that has risen from the ashes and made current by changing the political figure who was alleged to made such a comment.
The origin of this eRumor stems back to 2006 when Australian Finance Minister Peter Costello said in a speech at the Sydney Institute, "There is one law we are all expected to abide by. It is the law enacted by the Parliament under the Australian Constitution. If you can't accept that then you don't accept the fundamentals of what Australia is and what it stands for."
Costello suggested that if someone wanted to live under Sharia law [law derived from the Koran], Saudia Arabia and Iran should be considered.
Then he added, "Before becoming an Australian you will be asked to subscribe to certain values. If you have strong objections to those values don't come to Australia."uot;
Since then, the names of Australian Prime Ministers have somehow had their names brought into this eRumor, including Gillard and Kevin Rudd.
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A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
W O W ! She Did It Again!!!
Australia says NO — This will be the second Time Julia Gillard has done this!
She sure isn’t backing down on her hard line stance and one has to appreciate her belief in the rights of her native countrymen.
A breath of fresh air to see someone lead. Australian Prime Minister does it again!!
The whole world needs a leader like this!
Prime Minister Julia Gillard – Australia
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.
Separately, Gillard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying she 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.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
NOTE: IF we circulate this amongst ourselves in Canada & USA , WE will find the courage to start speaking and voicing the same truths.
If you agree please SEND THIS ON and ON, to as many people as you know…
A senior member of Australia’s government has said Muslims who want to live by Islamic Sharia law are not welcome in the country. The comments have stoked Muslim anger against the Australian government.
Australian Finance Minister Peter Costello said in a speech late Thursday that immigrants must respect the country’s laws and traditions. Costello singled out Muslims who wanted to live under Sharia law as not welcome in Australia.
In his speech on Australian citizenship, the minister said his remarks were directed at what he called a “small radical minority.” “You don’t have to swear at the football and eat a pie to be an Australian,” he said, “but you do have believe in democracy, the rule of law and the rights and liberties of others.”
Earlier this week Prime Minister John Howard also addressed Islamic extremism, saying it violated Australia’s principles. He pointed to contentious issues such as relations with non-Muslims and the rights of women.
Australian Muslims have reacted with anger to both sets of comments. They accuse the government of being deliberately inflammatory and divisive.
Keysar Trad, president of the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia, says Costello’s comments are unnecessary. “He is singling out the Muslim community again,” he said. “Rather than calling on all citizens to respect the law of the land and respect traditional
values, he is making an inference in his comments that Muslims don’t do that. Well, on the contrary, Muslims do respect the law of the land and do respect the values of this country.”
There are around 300,000 Muslims in Australia.
Community leaders say racism toward this minority group has increased since the terrorist attacks in the United States in September 2001 and the bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali a year later, in which Australian tourists were targeted.