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Sunday, January 20, 2013

HOW FEAR OF OFFENDING MUSLIMS EFFECTED ORGANIZATION OF GEERT WILDERS VISIT TO AUSTRALIA

THIS WHO THEY ARE TRYING NOT TO OFFEND

Debbie Robinson, a small business operator who describes herself as an ordinary citizen, wants to bring to Australia a Dutch political leader who is a supporter of democracy, freedom of religion, feminism and gay rights. But when she started making arrangements all she encountered was fear.

''In Sydney, venues that were initially available were cancelled or would not take the booking when they realised who the speaker was,''

Finding venues was not her only problem. ''Earlier in the year I approached APN Outdoor to arrange a four-week run of bus ads in Sydney. The artwork was forwarded to them and I was quoted a price for the job … Then I was advised they would not be able to run the ad as it was too political and would result in the buses being damaged and defaced. They would not say who would do the damage.''

the anti-Western Hizb ut-Tahrir is not ''fringe'', nor worthy of an excoriating opinion piece, but the leader of a party that won 24 seats, 1.4 million votes, and 15 per cent of the vote in the Dutch 2010 election represents an extremist fringe.

Debbie Robinson believes the fear she has encountered in Australia merely confirms her reasons for arranging Wilders' visit: ''With every refusal I asked why, and was almost always informed that management had concerns about the repercussions. The audience was never the issue. The issue was offending Muslims. Looking at the number of cancellations and refusals it is apparent the Islamic community are not getting their message across about being the religion of peace.''

ITS INEVITABLE THAT AUSTRALIA WILL END UP PAYING A HEAVY PRICE FOR TRYING TO CREATE "MULTICULTURAL" SOCIETY. 


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http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/free-speech-dogged-by-politics-of-difference-20130120-2d13b.html

1 comment:

  1. So true, our current Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard & her Labour Party are trying to maintain power; therefore appeasing the minority groups like the Muslim vote & our beloved Australia is a forever changed country.

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