Though I entirely agree with him, and am glad he’s said it, I’m afraid this simply doesn’t go far enough. Further immigration from the areas in question should be stopped, and stopped immediately. This has now become far too dangerous a threat for us to continue to ignore or pretend isn’t happening. It is happening. And it’s happening now.
TREASURER Peter Costello said radical Muslims would not be allowed to turn Australia into an Islamic state.
Mr Costello said Muslims who wanted to live in a country governed by sharia law, which imposes strict limitations on freedoms, would be better off living elsewhere. "If you are somebody who wants to live in an Islamic state governed by sharia law you are not going to be happy in Australia, because Australia is not an Islamic state, will never be an Islamic state and will never be governed by sharia law," Mr Costello said.
"We are a secular state under our constitution, our law is made by parliament elected in democratic elections. We do not derive our laws from religious instruction."
Mr Costello said anyone who was alienated by Australia's form of government, judicial system and civil rights and wanted something else "might be better advised to find the 'something else' somewhere else".
"There are Islamic states around the world that practise sharia law and if that's your object you may well be much more at home in such a country than trying to turn Australia into one of those countries, because it's not going to happen," he said.
PM Howard, who stated just this week that there would be no change to Australia’s current ‘non-discriminatory’ migration policy, very much needs to be reminded what the consensus currently is, because on this topic (if the polls are anything to go by), it’s overwhelmingly not with him.
So, let me speak for the majority of Australians, even if PM Howard won’t: bring on the quarantine. Bring it on now. No more Muslim immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa until further notice. It's time to end this insane rush to self-destruction. It's already too late for France. The rest of Europe won't be far behind.