Victoria is the Australian state that has outlawed giving offense, thereby handing a tool to Islamic supremacists to silence truthful speech about Islam and jihad. I spoke about the suicidal folly of such laws frequently during my Australian speaking tour over the last two weeks.
Here we see that on the one hand, Victoria’s government is ruling out Qur’anic courts, but on the other, is encouraging Muslims to report even “minor” incidents of “hate,” which have been used and even fabricated by Muslims in the United States in order to deflect attention away from jihad terror activity and gain for Muslims privileged victim status. And so it is only a matter of time: Premier Ted Baillieu is ruling out Qur’anic courts today, but once he receives reports of a sufficient number of “hate crimes,” no matter how trivial or spurious, he will surely bend to Islamic supremacist demands.
“Baillieu government rules out koranic courts,” by Pia Akerman for The Australian, December 5:
THE Baillieu government has ruled out introducing koranic courts similar to the Koori courts for Aboriginal offenders, despite growing support from the Muslim community.
A spokesman for Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark rejected the proposal put forward by the president of the state’s Somali community, which has also been dismissed by lawyers.
The government’s refusal came as Australian Federation of Islamic Councils president Ikebal Patel said the suggestion of a koranic court “absolutely” fitted with a call he made earlier this year for legal pluralism.
His submission to a federal government inquiry on multiculturalism sparked controversy and prompted Attorney-General Robert McClelland to rule out any changes that would introduce aspects of sharia law in Australia.
“There are many ways the Australian legal system can engage with issues of Islamic law,” Mr Patel told The Australian.
“My comments about legal pluralism and sharia law were taken out of context: people thought we were talking about an eye for an eye, having your hands being chopped off and all the rest of it.
“You don’t want to have systems which are not operating within the greater Australian legal system.”…
The Baillieu government refused to give its reasons for rejecting the proposal, but prominent Melbourne defence lawyer Rob Stary said there was no realistic prospect of separate courts for Muslims.
“I don’t see it in the foreseeable future,” he said, speaking on behalf of the Law Institute of Victoria’s criminal law division….
I do. Here’s why: “New clamp on Muslim haters,” by John Masanauskas for the Herald Sun, December 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
MUSLIMS are being urged to report hate crimes under a special disaster plan to deal with the fallout from terrorist attacks.
Under the Muslim Emergency Management Plan, backed by the state and federal governments, Victorians will be given advice on how to react to anti-Muslim incidents, even if they are considered minor.
Muslim victims of abuse are encouraged to save evidence, take photos and report any incident to police and their local mosque or Islamic organisation.
And in another initiative, Victoria Police is introducing new strategy to deal with violence and threats motivated by prejudice.
It comes amid growing concern over inter-racial tensions in Melbourne’s suburbs and against the backdrop of fears of further terrorist attacks that could strain relations further.
Police are being asked to develop databases on crime motivated by race or religion, so that offenders can be prosecuted.
The “prejudice-motivated crime strategy” focuses on crimes linked to race, religion, sex, age, disability or homelessness.
Muslims told the Herald Sun they faced increasing abuse on the streets because of their religion.
“A lot of women get yelled at and told ‘Go home’, or ‘There’s no place for you here’, especially women wearing the burqa,” a Muslim source said.
“It happens in shopping centres, at the park or just when you are walking along in the street.”
Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria director Ross Barnett said the new police initiative was needed.
He said judges had the power to take into account hate-related issues in sentencing, but police were not equipped to provide the evidence.
“The elements of the strategy include training for officers, capacity to start collecting data so they’ve got a sense of what is happening, how often it happens, and what the extent of it is,” he said.
The Muslim Emergency Management Plan, financed by the state and federal governments, was devised by the Islamic Council of Victoria with support from the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship.
Islamic Council general manager Nail Aykan said there was no doubt Muslims would suffer a backlash in the event of a terrorist attack….
Why? When has that ever actually happened? Outside of a handful of incidents after 9/11, innocent Muslims have never been targeted in the West — and yet after every jihad plot, the mainstream media focuses on a backlash that never materializes.