What is it about Islam that makes Muslim leaders so easily offended? Answer: it is an essential part of the stealth jihad waged on Western nations – take offence at anything and everything, and then demand concessions and special treatment.
Try doing that as a Christian in Iran or Saudi Arabia and see how far you get.
Here is a quote from the ICV press release:
It is with extreme disappointment then that the ICV noted the comments made by the Prime Minister on Sydney radio station 2GB prior to his meeting with Sydney community leaders. The Prime Minister’s comments were ill informed and inflammatory. Once again the Muslim community, with no justification whatsoever, was challenged about its role in Australian society.
No justification? Seriously?
The Secretary of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Mr Ghaith Krayem, stated “What we look for from our Prime Minister is true leadership in difficult times but what we find, for the second time in as many weeks, is a Prime Minister who wilfully places our community in the crosshairs of every bigot and racist in the country. When we are trying to build harmony and good will across the community we cannot understand the motives behind the Prime Minister’s inflammatory remarks today.”
You get the idea – play the victim card. Here is the full transcript of Tony Abbott’s comments to Ray Hadley yesterday. What were these ‘inflammatory and ill-informed’ remarks? These are the ‘worst’ bits I can find:
This is the thing, Ray. We’ve got a serious problem of radicalised people going to the Middle East to fight with terrorist groups. Some of them will want to come back to Australia and they do pose a risk if they do, because they’ve been radicalised, militarised and brutalised by the experience. We discovered a few years ago, with people coming back from Afghanistan, that about two-thirds of them subsequently went on to be involved in home-grown terrorist plotting.
OK, that’s just fact. Look it up.
So, we do have to be vigilant against it and my position is that everyone has got to be on ‘Team Australia’. Everyone has got to put this country, its interests, its values and its people first, and you don’t migrate to this country unless you want to join our team, and that’s the point I will be stressing.
Loyalties again. Loyalties. Where do they lie?
And what we need to do is to encourage the moderate mainstream to speak out, because you know, over the years, Ray, we’ve had all sorts of different ethnicities, religions, nationalities, migrating to Australia. Overwhelmingly, our country is comprised of good, decent people who want to put Australia and its people first, and it’s important that individual communities can’t be caricatured on the basis of a militant few rather than on the basis of what I take to be a sensible majority.
Unfortunately Islam is the only immigrant group that has a problem integrating into Australian society (or in fact European, American or any other society on earth). Buddhists, Sikhs, the Chinese, Indians, every other race and religion you care to mention just gets on with life in their adoptive country – grateful, in many cases, to be here. But not Islam, because as we all know, Islam does not coexist. It conquers, and standing in the way of that conquest is ‘Islamophobic’.
And because of this, no doubt, the ICV doesn’t like the light being shone too brightly on the conquest, and claim that the comments are ill-informed and inflammatory. Abbott says the sensible majority is being portrayed in a bad light by the extremists – which is true. That majority should be more vocal in its rejection of those extremists – also true. And if they remain quiet, then one has to ask, why?
But that was enough for the ICV to huff off and refuse to meet the Prime Minister. Islam regards the filthy kafir government as beneath them anyway, so confecting an excuse to avoid meeting them would be expected.