My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Sensible talk in Australia...

I wish our Ministers would talk like this.
TREASURER Peter Costello has continued his attack on what he calls 'extremist' elements in Australia's Muslim community.

Mr Costello last week attacked "mushy multiculturalism" and likened abiding by Australian laws and values after migrating here to taking your shoes off when entering a mosque, a sign of respect.

Muslim leaders accused him of promoting Islamophobia and said the Government was running an anti-Muslim campaign.

But today Mr Costello expressed surprise anyone would find his comments controversial or provocative.

"Is it provocative to say that citizens should be loyal to Australia, that they should abide by the rule of law, that they should respect the rights and liberties of others?" Mr Costello said on ABC television.

"Is that now provocative in Australia? Gee, things have got pretty bad if that's provocative."


Blogger Danté said...

Damn right. Sounds like Australia is Paradise.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

No, what is provocative is creating two classes of citizens, and mixing values with law.

5:25 AM  

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