Politicians would find it much easier to promote the benefits of multiculturalism if Muslims would stop advocating and committing and violence in the name of Islam. But of course, everyone is too afraid to hold the Muslim community to account. “Multiculturalism needs better promotion: Democrats,” from Australia’s ABC News Online, with thanks to Brenda Walker:
The Australian Democrats say politicians need to promote the benefits of multiculturalism to reduce community fears about Muslim extremists.
Senator Andrew Bartlett is a speaker today at a multicultural symposium in Brisbane….
“There’s always a risk of adding to community fears about extremism or about particular groups and Muslims are obviously the group where people have the fears at the moment.
Hmmm. Why is that?
“I think we need to recognise that some of those fears are based on an understandable reaction, but also recognise we have had muslims in Australia for over 100 years.”
Irrelevant. The community’s growth in numbers has been accompanied by a growth in overt jihadist expression. Again: why is that?
Meanwhile, an Islamic leader says Australia’s politicians are not doing enough to embrace multiculturalism.
Keysar Trad, from the Islamic Friendship Association, says the Federal Government needs to be more pro-active about multiculturalism.
Keysar, has it ever occurred to you how no one — except for the real racists on the fringe — ever complains about Hindus or Buddhists or other groups immigrating to Western countries? Why is it just this one group that raises so much suspicion? Might that have something to do with the behavior of the members of the group?