It takes a nation to protect the nation
Petition is labeled "abhorrent"... LOL. Muslim immigration into Australia is MANDATORY
ACT Liberal Senator Gary Humphries says he tabled a petition in Federal Parliament questioning Muslim immigration because of his belief in the right to free speech.
The petition, signed by three people in Sydney, calls for a moratorium on Muslim immigration.
It seeks a review of immigration policy be undertaken to ensure priority is given to Christians.
Senator Humphries says he disagrees with the petition and will meet local Muslims to allay their concerns.
"Many muslims are my friends and I hope they'll remain my friends," he said.
"But I hope that they'll also understand that as a member of the Federal Parliament I have an obligation to fulfil or place before the Parliament points of view of citizens if they're on matters that affect the powers and the role of the Federal Parliament," he said.
A leading member of the Muslim community has questioned Senator Humphries' decision to table the petition.
Australian Federation of Islamic Council president Ikebal Patel says if Senator Humphries does not agree with the views expressed then he should not have tabled the petition.
"You either put it in and back it or you take Senator Kate Lundy's view that.. she chose not to put it forward because it was an abhorrent position," he said.
It would be nice to see the actual wording of the petition, which I cannot find on the www.
filtering out Muslims in one thing, filtering in Christians is another.