way to go ozland

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way to go ozland

Post by FootbalYouBet » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:38 pm

someone else wrote: Australia says NO - Second Time she has done this !

She's done it again..
She sure isn't backing down on her hard line stance and one has to appreciate her belief in the rights of her native countrymen..
A breath of fresh air to see someone lead. I wish some leaders would step up in Canada & USA ..

Australian Prime Minister does it again!!
This woman should be appointed Queen of the World.. Truer words have never been spoken.

It took a lot of courage for this woman to speak what she had to say for the world to hear. The retribution could be phenomenal, but at least she was willing to take a stand on her and Australia 's beliefs.
The whole world needs a leader like this!

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard - Australia

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, Gillard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying she 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.'
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Re: way to go ozland

Post by Dave in Korea » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:27 pm

Goes both ways: if a country wants/needs immigrants, it's got to accept that those immigrants might have different cultures. You can't choose to let them in and then complain about them being different.
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Post by FootbalYouBet » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:44 pm

Dave in Korea wrote:Goes both ways: if a country wants/needs immigrants, it's got to accept that those immigrants might have different cultures. You can't choose to let them in and then complain about them being different.
if you read the supposed speech (some question about its authenticity) you will see that the sentiment expressed is welcoming to immigrants and allows for practice of differents cultures. It simply says two things. They should learn their new country's language, and they should not try to change things for everyone else, to fit their culture. Otherwise, no complaint about their differences.
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Re: way to go ozland

Post by Dave in Korea » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:53 pm

FootbalYouBet wrote:
Dave in Korea wrote:Goes both ways: if a country wants/needs immigrants, it's got to accept that those immigrants might have different cultures. You can't choose to let them in and then complain about them being different.
if you read the supposed speech (some question about its authenticity) you will see that the sentiment expressed is welcoming to immigrants and allows for practice of differents cultures. It simply says two things. They should learn their new country's language, and they should not try to change things for everyone else, to fit their culture. Otherwise, no complaint about their differences.
There are mixed messages (ex: IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT.. Take It Or Leave It).

My point still stands. Immigration is a compromise. Both sides must adapt for it to work. And that includes language, culture, religion, food, music, art, etc. The great thing is that when compromise and adaptation occur, life becomes so much richer for both/all sides. :beauty:
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