Wouldn’t it be a novel approach to do a story on what doesn’t offend Muslims? Perhaps we could figure out why they’re risking their lives entering both America and European countries if “western culture” offends them so!

According to the Islamic activist group, Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Australia  is enforcing democratic values and a “disputed view” of history which contradicts Islamic beliefs. According to their spokesman, Unthman Badar,  “Requiring schoolchildren to sing the national anthem, and the citizenship pledge supporting democratic values, are a part of an oppressive campaign by Australian authorities of ‘forced assimilation’ of the Muslim community.”

Here’s the pledge:

From this time forward, [under God,]

I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people,

whose democratic beliefs I share,

whose rights and liberties I respect, and

whose laws I will uphold and obey.

Pretty oppressive, right?  If you are graciously accepted into a country and you can’t even say that pledge, is there any chance of assimilating into the culture?  Here’s the national anthem:

Australians all let us rejoice,For we are young and free;

We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;

Our home is girt by sea;

Our land abounds in nature’s giftsOf beauty rich and rare;

In history’s page, let every stageAdvance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern CrossWe’ll toil with hearts and hands;

To make this Commonwealth of oursRenowned of all the lands;

For those who’ve come across the seasWe’ve boundless plains to share;

With courage let us all combineTo Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,Advance Australia Fair.


 Super oppressive lyrics, right?

Moreover when immigrants and or asylum seekers actually seek entrance into a benevolent host nation, it is with a reasoned understanding that they will adhere to the principles and  laws of that host country.

If those seeking entrance cannot abide by those basic principles, they should not be allowed to enter…it’s really that simple.

Watch  Hizb-ut-Tahrir spokesman, Unthman Badar, make the case against Muslim school children singing the national anthem.  It begins around the 10 minute point.

Do you think that immigrants should adopt the culture of their host nation or be allowed to force changes to suit them?

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