It is somewhat paradoxical that this article about the devastation that political correctness has wrought in Australia seems reluctant to name the group that is taking chief advantage of the supine state of Australian culture and society at this point: radical Islam. From the Courier Mail, with thanks to Jean-Luc:
POLITICAL correctness had formed a social divide in the Australian community which fuelled race-related gang rapes and prompted religious leaders to express sympathy for terrorists, Federal Parliament has been told.
Gold Coast-based Liberal MP Steven Ciobo said the commitment Australians had towards developing a multicultural society where values were shared among the community was being eroded by political correctness aimed at promoting “value diversity”.
Mr Ciobo said the best example of the social upheaval caused by the promotion of a value-diverse Australia was the “frightening crime wave” of pack-rapes in Sydney’s western suburbs almost four years ago.
“These were crimes committed against Western women, perpetrated by criminals with a value set which dictates that Western girls are easy or are viewed as being sexually promiscuous,” Mr Ciobo told Parliament.
“The promotion of values in which, for example, women are second-class citizens, Jews are morally corrupt or Western democracies are to be attacked and slain is offensive to the Australian character, to our heritage and, of course, to all Australians.”
Mr Ciobo, the first-term member for Moncrieff, said another example was the recent statement made by Australia’s leading Muslim cleric made in support of the terrorists who launched the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
“These comments, although disputed by the mufti as being translation errors, demonstrate a clear disdain for the pluralism from which Australia has grown and to which so many immigrants have contributed,” he said.
“Of primary concern to me . . . is the knowledge that such views are at best often excused as being a cultural difference or at worst actively promoted and supported as some kind of ridiculous testament to our cultural maturity.
Mr Ciobo said the nation’s immigration policy should require a commitment to a pluralistic Australia – an adherence to a “fair go”, with migrants deported if they fail to demonstrate this commitment.
“It is not enough for immigrants to simply alter their geography; it is our values that must be adopted, not only our freedoms,” he said.
Ciobo has hit the nail on the head with that one.
A piece from the Sydney Morning Herald (thanks again to Jean-Luc) raises a key related issue: “When Sydney’s gang rapes of 2000 came before the courts, legitimate questions were raised about what it was about the culture in which the young Lebanese Muslim perpetrators were brought up that made them have such contempt for the ‘Australian’ women they targeted.”
That is a question that must be answered.