Thursday, March 09, 2006

More Australian-made maddness

The heavy-handedness of Australia's dealings with its Islamic residents is continuing. Our Attorney General is calling for Islamic religious leaders to preach in English:

"Attorney General Philip Ruddock, in London for anti-terrorism talks, was told by Islamic leaders moderate Muslims had complained about fiery UK clerics using Arabic to incite followers against the West.

He said a key aspect in preventing radicalization and home-grown terrorism was education and improving understanding between imams and the communities they worked in."

Yes, that'll work, Philip. Tell a group that they should preach in English; assert that the western tongue is to dominate - that is sure to make them less radical.

[Hat tip to Tim Dunlop of Road to surfdom]

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