So what motivates this, apart from the above and the screamingly obvious?
Stuff like this:
Muslims in Sydney have been told they need to maintain unity as Western nations try to impose secular and capitalist values upon them.
Soooo - why are you here, then, exactly? Sorry, I must have missed that bit.
“. . .the meeting's keynote speaker, Soadad Doureihi, says Islamic values are under threat in the West and Muslims need to band together. "We must make it unacceptable for Muslims to carry these labels of moderate, extreme or fundamental - we have Muslim and non-Muslim," he said.Well, Soadad, there’s something I want to make ‘unacceptable’, and people who follow ideologies like yours are a part of it. But there you have it. Something we’ve all been banging on about for years, straight from the horse’s mouth: there is no such thing as a moderate or fundamentalist Muslim. And I think he’s right.
Mr Doureihi told the crowd that Muslims are facing persecution and discrimination as Western nations try and force Muslims to accept secular values.More of the ‘poor oppressed Muslim' bit. Gee, what a surprise. More of the mindset that will see them oppressed whether they are or they are not. That said, this one's a doozy. Forcing them to accept secular values? What? Evil secular things like democracy, freedom of speech, rights for women? Stuff, when it's all said and done, they came here for? Can they make it any clearer though, I wonder?
"They try to force us to accept a new version of Islam, with invented labels such as moderate, extreme or fanatical," he said.Keep talking, Soadad. . .
"They further use these new terms, which have no basis in Islam itself to divide the Muslim community in Australia."No problem, Soadad. I’m sure you have a country you can go to. Just don’t forget to cough up the Australian passport on your way out.