Andrew Bolt writes in Australia’s Herald Sun, with thanks to Looney Tunes.
It’s time we accepted the difficult truth: many of the Muslims we invite to live in Australia want to destroy us.
FOR four years, since the September 11 attacks, I’ve begged our Islamic leaders to drive extremists from their mosques.
For four years I’ve also reassured you that most Muslims here are moderate.
I’ve even insisted they have some moderate Muslim leaders, and last week again endorsed Sheik Fehmi Naji El-Imam of Preston mosque as a man of peace.
How eager I was to praise. Heavens, I described as “moderate” the Melbourne-based Islamic Information Services Network of Australia (IISNA), which purged from its website articles I’d noted claiming democracy was a sin, Jews were behind September 11 and Western society was a pollution.
But was I just kidding myself? Isn’t it becoming terribly clear that Islam — at least the Islam of Australia’s Arab sheiks and imams — is hostile to our society?
Isn’t it now obvious we should never have let into our country those imams who now preach hate?
Isn’t the evidence that some cultures — Muslim Arab ones — pose more problems than their importation at this rate is worth? Isn’t multiculturalism making these problems worse?
I know these are dangerous, hurtful questions. I also know many Muslims will feel deeply offended, loving this country and obeying its laws, and I wish only I heard from them far more often.
But the London bombings, perpetrated by home-grown Muslims, makes our silence on such issues not a sign of civility, but suicide.
So let me admit that the past few days have been terrible for those of us who thought we could count on Muslim leaders for real help against the Muslim extremists who threaten us…
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