Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Keeping Australian Culture Western

Peter Costello, the Australian Treasurer, made some interesting statements as a prologue to a forthcoming terrorist summit:
"This is the way I look at it: Australia is a secular society, with parliamentary law, part of the Western tradition of individual rights."

In an interview with The Australian, Mr Costello said migrants needed to understand and respect the "core values" of democracy, a secular society and the equality of women.

And he warned that Australia needed to be clear that the nation's core values would not change.

"If you are looking for a country that practises theocracy, sharia law -- which is anti-Western -- there are those countries in the world ... you will be happy there. But you won't be happy in Australia."
Hat Tip: Fiftieth Star

1 Comments:

Blogger Blair said...

How sad that no American politician, newscaster, or nary a university professor would dare utter such a clear statement as this gentleman.
Truly sad.

10:15 AM  

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