Islamization of Australia alert: “Anger over attack on Christmas,” from The Sunday Mail, with thanks to A:
RELIGIOUS groups have launched an attack on Christmas — calling for it to be renamed and toned down.
A leading Islamic body says the use of the term “Christmas” is politically incorrect because it excludes too many people in multicultural Australia.
The Forum on Australia’s Islamic Relations wants a community debate to find an alternative — suggesting the word “festive” as a possible replacement.
And a Queensland Jewish leader has called for an end to the “automatic imposition” of Christmas on the community, saying the season has been reduced to a “shopping festival”.
The attacks have outraged Christian churches, family groups and civic leaders. Even other Muslim groups have slammed the call.
Islamic Council of Queensland president Abdul Jalal said Muslims have “no right” to question what Christians called their religious festival.
Thanks, Jalal. I will drop my plans to rename Eid ul-Fitr.