Why Did We Do This to Australia?

danish cartoonAt least one person has been killed and another two injured after a Muslim terrorist went on a stabbing frenzy in Bourke Street, Melbourne, on Friday afternoon. The past four successful terrorist attacks on Australia’s soil have all been carried out by Muslim terrorists, some of whom had successfully applied for refugee status before the Australian authorities. For instance, Islamic State’s most influential recruiter in Australia, Muhammad Ali Baryalei, is a Muslim refugee that the government allowed to stay in the country.

Australia has a population of approximately 24 million and around 500,000 of its people are Muslims. The number of Muslims has risen dramatically over the last thirty years. Over 300,000 of them use Arabic at home. Needless to say, most Muslims are not terrorists but, unfortunately, all terrorists consider themselves to be faithful Muslims. While security measures are not specifically directed against the broader Muslim community, terrorists are, of course, drawn exclusively from this specific religious group.

The problem is that we simply do not know who to trust amongst a religious group that largely despises our democracy, culture and laws, and that do not even accept the principle of religious tolerance and separation of powers.

Although jihadists are not drawn exclusively from the first-generation Muslim immigrants, a large Muslim immigration to Australia invariably provides a larger recruiting ground for terrorists and other Islamist militants. Both the influx of asylum seekers from dysfunctional majority-Muslim countries and the constant influx of Muslim immigrants to Australia naturally exacerbate the threat of Islamic terrorism on our soil.

bourke street bodyBourke Street, November 9, 2018

Curiously, however, the last federal electoral campaign coincided with a string of terror raids and major overseas terrorist attacks across the globe. At no point did our then-prime minister, Malcolm Turnbul, use his authority to make the case to fight against radical Islam. Instead, our previous prime minister constantly expressed his utmost admiration for the Islamic religion. He would never utter the terms ‘Islam’ and ‘terrorism’ in the same breath, probably because he believes that Islam is not the source of the problem and that criticising the more troubling aspects of the Muslim religion can make the country less safe.

Here it is worth reminding the words of Sir Harry Gibbs, formerly Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia:

“While it would be grossly offensive to modern standards for a state to discriminate against any of its own citizens on the grounds of race, a state is entitled to prevent the immigration of persons whose culture is such that they are unlikely readily to integrate into society, or at least to ensure that persons of that kind do not enter the country in such numbers that they will be likely to form a distinct and alien section of society, with the resulting problems that we have seen in the United Kingdom.”

I wholeheartedly agree with Sir Harry Gibbs. Indeed, if it becomes less and less likely that the actions of this faction within the Muslim community can hardly be prevented, then the most effective way to protect the basic rights of our people and reduce the risk of further terrorist attack is by tightening Australia’s immigration policy, which involves reducing — even to the point of virtually halting — any further inflow of Muslim migrants to this country.

Dr Augusto Zimmermann LLB (Hon.), LLM cum laude, PhD (Mon.) is Professor and Head of Law at Sheridan College in Perth, Western Australia, and Professor of Law (Adjunct) at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney campus. He is also President of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA), a former Associate Dean for Research at Murdoch University (2009-2012) and a former Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia (2012-2017). Dr Zimmermann is also the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, Murdoch University (2012).

26 thoughts on “Why Did We Do This to Australia?

  • exuberan says:

    Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet

  • lloveday says:

    The wife of the Somali-born terrorist who stabbed three shoppers was (still is?) being sought by police and is described as “radicalised”, which is the usual descriptor politicians and senior police apply to a Muslim involved in terrorism.

    These people are not, by my understanding, radicalised – they are following the dictates of their religion Islam as laid out in the Koran.

    The “radicalised” Muslims can reasonably be said to be those who have rejected major parts of the Koran and don’t accept they should kill or enslave people for not being Muslim or for following another version of Islam.

    Rather than the wife having been “radicalised,” she is likely a garden-variety, conventional Muslim.

  • jeffholl says:

    Thank goodness for Quadrant. This article perfectly expresses my view on multiculturalism and Muslim immigration and as such, has helped me deal with my total anger today towards our “leaders” and MSM who have enabled and promoted these cancerous policies and who now, unwilling and/or unable to control or stop them, conceal the truth and use own our laws to shut us up. I cannot express how angry I am today – and I will not be lighting candles and singing Ïmagine”. Yet again.

  • gardner.peter.d says:

    Diversity is perfectly possible. It is why we have nation states. People who like to live this way got country X, people who want to live that way go to country Y.
    The original intention of the UN Convention on Refugees was to provide temporary residence until the refugee’s homeland became safe and then to send them back. We should return to that honourable objective. then if we controlled immigration more tightly to preserve the diversity of nation states, we could afford to be more generous to refugees, and we could justifiably take stronger action against oppressive states.

  • Homer Sapien says:

    “The ghosts that I called….” Goethe

  • Jody says:

    It was Barack Obama who said an immigrant could claim asylum from domestic violence. (Holds finger to temple) “I wonder why the migrant caravan is moving towards the USA border as we speak? The Left is unintelligent. When is everybody going to realize that?

  • Jody says:

    I’d like us to discuss diversity bollards in place in Melbourne. And then the fatuous, but parrot-like predictability of Kaysar Trad who has said ‘it’s unhelpful for Morrison and Shorten to be talking about muslims”.

  • ianl says:

    Well, well … on Sky earlier, an undoctored (I think) TV grab of Morrison squarely saying that militant jihad is the core driver of these atrocities, along the lines of he cannot avoid saying this any longer.

    Dean (Outsiders) keyed a repeat of this in one of his segments but the censorious little Sky sub-editor twerps simply left it hanging – NO repeat. So Dean then read it loud from his transcript, quite obviously irritated at the censorship.

    The media “control” is genuinely repulsive. They don’t even pretend now.

  • Lacebug says:

    I tried to post a comment in the SMH along the lines that we are going to need a lot more people like the ‘Trolley Man’ if the left’s favourite religion gets it way. Of course, not a chance of it being published. Which also begs the question: Why IS Islam the Left’s favourite faith?

  • Burning Panda says:

    Thankyou. This single article just validated my subscription. I consider myself reasonably intelligent but feel increasingly marginalized in a country where the problems are obvious and urgent but are ignored for the sake of apparent political correctness.
    Nice to read some common sense for a change.

  • Keith Kennelly says:

    What do you mean WE?

    WE didn’t and still don’t get a say.

    For Jidy’s Bbenefit. It’s stupid to blame the left wingers.

    This has been done to us by the Managerial elites with their ponzie immigration, Keynesian economic and their educated stupidities.

    Oh and like you THEY all know what is best and keep yabbering on at us with their wrongheaded inanities.

  • Keith Kennelly says:

    And your latest hero, the great Leaderless Morrison, is just another one.

  • mags of Queensland says:

    My mother’s parents came to Australia 100 years ago this year. They came from Lebanon but were Christians. The muslim invasion hadn’t started then. They were unable to take jobs that Australians could do so were reduced to hawking or domestic work. Their children were all born hers and they contributed to the nation through their work. My grandparents fit into the society of their community because they had their religion in common and were the only Lebanese family in the town.

    The migrants who came to Australia after WW11 were able to integrate because of common values. There were also many European migrants denied entry because of finicky rules of the Immigration Department.Unfortunately when the government allowed so many muslim ” refugees” and migrants into Australia in the ’70’s they weren’t so picky and instead of Christians form the Middle East, who would have fit into Australian values etc, we got people whose ideology is the diametric opposite to ours. And we expected them to fit in and accept our values?

    The face of Australia has changed forever. We are now made to be ashamed of our country, our values and our beliefs. These ” radicalized” muslims are taught the violence of Islam in their mosques. It’s time that our security people had more power to take action against these sources of breeding killers.

  • Les Kovari says:

    When you surround yourself with snakes it is very difficult to avoid being bitten.

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