Ninja 1: The Burka ban is a step in the right direction but it needs to be enforced fully

Britain’s politicians may take fright at the idea, but Sarkozy’s move is both popular and right.

In 2005, a viral email began circulating claiming to show a transcript of a speech made by then Australian Prime Minister John Howard. The integrity and validity of this transcript has been hotly debated ever since and many believe the speech to have been exaggerated. Nevertheless it read:


‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture.. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.’

‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom’

‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!’

‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’

‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,


‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country that accepted YOU!’

Now, whether or not this was actually said in its entirety, I believe it has hit the nail directly on the head and is a viewpoint that should be applied across the globe. This is exactly why I believe in the banning of the Burka. Need I say any more?

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2 comments on “Ninja 1: The Burka ban is a step in the right direction but it needs to be enforced fully

  1. Intolerance for diversity takes many forms. One wonders about what the first citizens of Australia thought when European colonists arrived and stole their land. Did they shout “it’s your right to leave if you don’t agree with our way of life?’ The power of the majority to enforce discrimination can be abused. Clothes are a matter of choice, and to take action against one group’s choice of clothing is …discriminatory, racist, anti-Islamic and xenophobic. Do they ban Jews from wearing their little beanie caps? Do they ban Sikhs from wearing turbans? No….so, it is an overt form of discrimination targeting one group. Scapegoats are not “popular” but a society that tolerates abusing an entire cultural minority -through the legal system- is not a country that I want to live in.

  2. prgirlswild says:

    Don’t you believe that banning the Burka is preventing a group of people from showing their beliefs (which should be a human right)?

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