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Turnbull urged to ‘pull Abbott into line’ over Islam comments

Updated December 09, 2015 11:28:11

Labor has likened Tony Abbott to Donald Trump, soon after the former prime minister referred to as for a “religious revolution” inside Islam and declared “all cultures are not equal”.

Mr Abbott created the comments in a wide-ranging interview with Sky News final night, and followed up with an opinion column published by News Corp these days.

“All of these items that Islam has never had — a Reformation, an Enlightenment, a nicely-created concept of the separation of church and state — that needs to come about,” Mr Abbott stated.

“It is not culturally insensitive to demand loyalty to Australia and respect for Western civilisation.

“Cultures are not all equal. We should be prepared to proclaim the clear superiority of our culture to one particular that justifies killing folks in the name of God.”

Labor frontbencher Andrew Leigh described the comments as “strange”.

“I do not think the correct part for Tony Abbott is to be an Australian Donald Trump, and I do not think anybody imagines that if there are sensitive conversations to be had within the Muslim community, that our most divisive prime minister is the correct person to lead those conversations.”

Labor frontbencher, and the only Muslim MP in federal parliament, Ed Husic said the comments appeared to be portion of a broader effort to “Trumpify” Australian politics.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten referred to as on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to “pull Tony Abbott into line”.

“Producing assertions about cultural and religious superiority is totally counterproductive,” Mr Shorten said.

“Inflammatory language undermines efforts to build social cohesion, mutual respect and has the possible to harm the efforts of national security agencies to preserve Australians secure.”

Yesterday Mr Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, referred to as for a “total and total shutdown” of Muslims getting into the US, claiming there was “great hatred towards Americans by massive segments of the Muslim population”.

His comments drew fire from all sides of the US political spectrum, with everybody from Hillary Clinton to Dick Cheney saying banning a specific religious or ethnic group would go against almost everything America stood for.

Topics: government-and-politics, parliament, federal-parliament, australia

First posted December 09, 2015 11:20:03

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Grand Mufti thanks Burke for assistance amid criticism of Paris attacks comments

Posted December 02, 2015 00:26:26

Australia’s Grand Mufti has personally thanked Labor MP Tony Burke for defending him during a speech to Federal Parliament, showing how closely the Islamic cleric is following the political debate in Canberra.

Ibrahim Abu Mohamed has come under fire for initially failing to condemn the Paris terrorist attacks, with Sources Minister Josh Frydenberg describing it as a “graphic failure” of leadership.

On Monday, Mr Burke slammed Mr Frydenberg’s comment as “needlessly aggressive in its tone, illogical in its substance and self-defeating in its effect” and accused him and other MPs of “stoking division” by attacking Dr Ibrahim.

“The language of a minority of other members of Parliament appears like a coordinated try to ignite a sectarian debate,” he said in the chamber.

The ABC understands Dr Ibrahim called Mr Burke’s office following that speech and visited Parliament House on Tuesday to thank him in person.

Shortly right after the Paris attacks, Dr Ibrahim issued a statement partly blaming racism and Islamophobia for terrorism but he later made a clarifying statement, saying there was no justification for the taking of innocent lives.

Mr Frydenberg delivered a stinging rebuke of Dr Ibrahim on the weekend and known as on more moderate Muslim leaders to speak out against extremism.

“We need to have to acknowledge the significance of this threat, to acknowledge that religion is component of this dilemma,” he mentioned.

“We want to deal with it at the challenging edge with the military response, but also we also need to have to deal with it with a counter narrative.”

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton mentioned while he was offended by Dr Ibrahim’s initial response to the Paris attacks, he did not think there was a difficulty with the Muslim religion.

“I believe it really is a issue with extremism and these people who seek to take the cover of Islam and misrepresent it into one thing it is not,” he said.

“We need to have an open, an sincere debate, there is no sense in saying it really is OK for young individuals to be radicalised, that it’s OK for folks here in leadership positions within the Islamic neighborhood not to condemn these terrorist attacks.”

Topics: parliament, government-and-politics, federal-parliament, religion-and-beliefs, community-and-society, islam, australia, france

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Clubs NSW drops court action against Wilkie over lobbying comments

Posted November 27, 2015 10:42:06

Clubs New South Wales has dropped court action against independent MP Andrew Wilkie over comments he produced about their lobbying behaviour.

Mr Wilkie was incorporated in a defamation case against the ABC over a 7.30 plan which aired audio of former MP Peter Garrett claiming he was handed an envelope of money from the business body although elected.

The clip was taken from a documentary on the gambling sector.

Mr Garret has since mentioned his memory failed and he was offered a cheque prior to he took workplace.

Topics: gambling, government-and-politics, australia

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