This is a million dollar question and a very tricky one.
Can we still love and embrace a Muslim or should we be fearful of them and not have anything to do with them??
Many have asked me this question because of my strong stand against the religion of Islam that Muslims follow. When I give them my response, that I genuinely love the Muslim people, they are very often shocked or think that I am not fair-dinkum.
As those of you who surely know by now, I say what I mean and mean what I say. We must understand that a person cannot choose what religion they want to be born into. However, when a person grows older, they can choose whatever religion they want to follow, or have no religion at all.
This is the freedom we enjoy in our country Australia.
However, in many cultures around the world, this is not an option. In particular, in Islam (which is culture, religion & law) from birth you are indoctrinated with the teachings of Mohammed, and the Muslims are forced to follow the Quran.
So a true Muslim is a person who follows the teachings of Mohammed and the Quran.
The Boston brothers were very nice moderate Muslims, up until they started visiting the Mosque regularly, and started learning about Jihad from the Quran.
Make no mistake, it is not the teacher who radicalises a Muslim who should only be blamed, but the Quran from which they teach, a book promoting hate, violence, terror, death and destruction.
So how can we love a Muslim and yet not accept the teachings of Islam. There are many sincere Muslims and in particular, in most cases Muslim women who are victims of their own religion. They cannot speak out against their religion, as according to the Quran you will be very severely punished.
Do you know of any wife who would like to see her husband go to bed with 3 more women (wives)?? These poor Muslim women have no choice as surah Chapter 4:3 in the Quran permits this to happen.
By isolating a community and being fearful of them, we’re only creating more fundamentalists in our midst or may I call it true Muslims (according to the dictionary, a fundamentalist is a person who believes in the fundamental truths in what they believe in).
We must love all people and help them assimilate into Australian way of life and culture.
However, this does not mean that we have to embrace their culture or belief systems. The Bible, which was one of the primary books which was used by our forefathers to establish our Judeo-Christian foundations of Australia, records a story where a prostitute was brought in front of Jesus, with the religious leaders about to stone her. However, our loving and merciful Lord forgave her and embraced her. Then He said, “Go and sin no more.” He embraced the person, but not the lifestyle or action.
We should never ever hate anyone, but love all people. However, this does not mean that we compromise our morals, values and rights.
I encourage every Aussie to make friends with Muslims and all other people of different faiths, or no faith at all. There are many very sincere Muslims who do not follow the strict law of the Quran.
Nevertheless, we have the right to be watchful and informed of the teachings of the Quran. Our political leaders today have no guts to stand up and protect Australia. Political correctness has gone so mad, that even at kindergartens they do not sing “Bah Bah Black Sheep” as it is supposed to be offensive. What?? to whom??
Christmas nativity scenes are considered offensive, also Christmas trees, and the list goes on. The host country Australia ( & all of the Western world) is losing all its rights at the cost of embracing Multiculturalism.
It is time to turn the tide around. Sir Edmund Burke stated, “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
I am sure that there are many good men and women out there who love Australia and want to keep it Australian. I challenge you this election to VOTE # 1 Rise Up Australia Party to Keep Australia Australian.
Can we make a difference?? YES WE CAN!!
(National President RUAP & Lead Senate Candidate for Vic)