by Anthony Cox
I have written about how Islam is not moderate and Muslims cannot be moderate if they practice their religion. The reason is simple; Islam offers a complete package; it prescribes its own legal system, its own economic, banking and trading system and social and political parameters. It is a contradiction in terms for Muslims to say they are law abiding if to be a Muslim means you must support laws other than the laws of the host nation.
Australia is a secular democracy. Our legal and political system is based on the separation of church and state. That separation is one of the great inventions of mankind. It allows people to worship their own religion without allowing any religion to force itself on the rest of society.
Islam does not support that separation. In every host nation Islam seeks to introduce aspects of its legal system, Sharia. They range from parallel marriage systems to halal certification which many food sources and outlets subscribe to and pay vast amounts of money to Islamic authorities.
In an ironic move Australia’s first Islamic politician Ed Husic was sworn into parliament using a Koran. The significance of that was entirely missed by Australia’s political and media classes. The fact that many of Australian politicians depend for their survival on Muslim votes is well known: