Thursday, October 26, 2006

Aussies Govern, Bush Preaches

There is "Outrage as Muslim cleric likens women to 'uncovered meat.' ''

Australia's most senior Muslim cleric compared immodestly-dressed women not wearing the Islamic headdress to meat left on the street to be eaten by cats.

To a crowd of 500 worshippers in a Ramadam sermon on the topic of adultery, Sheik al-Hilali suggested that a group of Muslim men recently jailed for many years for gang rapes were not entirely to blame..... "If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab [veil] no problem would have occurred.... women were weapons used by Satan to control men."

But our enlightened friends down under aren't going to allow this kind of medieval incitement against women and justification of rape to go unanswered.

"Australian politicians including Prime Minister John Howard, community leaders and a large number of Muslims condemned the mufti's comments amid calls that he should be deported to Egypt, his country of origin."

Australia is taking a pro-active stance against extremist Muslims and others who don't want to assimilate into their culture .... learn English, respect women, accept that Australia's laws are secular.... should leave the country.

But U.S. citizens can't depend on this type of clear-cut no-nonsense government policy.

The Decider and his religious right demanders want to put church.... let's be clear about this, their evangelical-dogma-adhering church.... not only into state, but running state and its treasury, and all of us in the process.

Are you ready to allow intelligent design to be taught as "science" in our public schools, or to give up rights of privacy guaranteed under our Constitution, to draw a veil over our legal protections and safeguards?

There's still time to pull the country back from The Decider's extreme-ideology brink and return the country to the rule of law....


1 comment:

slskenyon said...

It's hard to find a balance between those who are a part of the country and different and those who are destructive. I think it is important to weigh one's contribution to any society, and if a person is preaching against culture and more generally, against the people in that culture, the concept of toleration is necessary.