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American Culture – The Melting Pot – Australian Culture

Posted by Orrin Woodward on January 9, 2008

I received this email and believe this is true news from Australia.  It looks like Australia is cracking down on radical Islamist in their country.  I know and am friends with many peace loving Muslims and this is not meant as an attack against my fellow Americans.  This radical wing of Islam does not accept
the laws of the host nations and pledges to bring Sharia law to each country.  America is the great melting pot and immigrants must buy into the American culture to unify the melting pot.  If I move to another nation, I certainly would pledge to live by the rules of that country.  If I did not like the culture, then I should not move to the country in the first place.  This is common sense to me, but I have heard that common sense is the least common thing.  Here is the article.

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. 

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques.  Quote:
‘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,   ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’

‘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 YOU accepted.’

Assignment: Do you believe the culture of the host nation should be followed by immigrants moving into the country?  Did your ancestors immigrate to the
US or Canada?  Do you feel a full citizen even though your ancestors were immigrants?

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