The Mad Old Sheik

In opinion on January 12, 2007 by karan

Sheik Taj el-din al Hilaly claims Muslims are more Australian than “the descendents of convicts”

The dear old Sheik has just shown how mad he really is. He claims that because Muslims came to Australia freely, rather than being “brought in chains”, Muslims are more entitled to Australia. Also, that Islam “has deep roots in Australian soil that were there before the English arrived”.

If that’s not enough to prove the guy is madder than a squirrel on speed, I’m not sure what would. Aboriginals, the original Australians, have no link what so ever to Islam. And Muslims were far from the only people to come here by choice – indeed, they’ve only really come here within the last 40 years or so, after the White Australia policy was lifted. Chinese have been here longer, since the mid 19th century gold rush.

He further goes on to claim Muslims have no democratic freedoms, and that Australia’s laws allowed freedoms that at times were “close to madness”. What on earth is this guy talking about? I’d laugh, but it infuriates me that this guy has any shred of credibility.

I’m not usually one for ultra-conservative actions, but don’t let this guy back into the country. It’d make us all happier.


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