Muslims cannot be elected to Govern Australians

Muslims cannot be elected to Govern Australians

Section 44 of the Australian Constitution may prevent Muslims from taking political office — on a matter of allegiance.


Greens Muslim candidate Mehreen Faruqi. Picture: Nikki Short Source: The Australian

The practice of every Muslim requires the reverent bowing five times a day to a location point outside of Australia to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The practice of being a Muslim also requires an unswerving allegiance to the “Ummah”.

The Ummah is the nation of Islam to which every Muslim belongs. According to the Koran each individual is commissioned to protect and support the “Ummah” with their life, money and possessions. The Ummah is without land boundaries, supersedes blood ties and the host nation in which any Muslim resides. Instead Mecca has become the quintessential religious monument of the “Ummah” for Muslims across the globe

Recently the Australian National Islamic Council and Hizb-ut Tahrir (HUT) urged the Australian Government to consult with the Muslim community before embarking on a Middle East offensive and joining our allies against ISIS. Both of these bodies were acutely aware that the Sunni Muslims in Australia would consider an attack by our Government on a Sunni Muslim in another part of the world as an attack on their “brother or sister”.

Here is the issue—ISIS is comprised of Sunni Muslims and considered by many in Australia’s Muslim community as waging a holy jihad on behalf of Islam against the Alowite (Shiite) Muslim government of Syria. An attack on ISIS would be considered by some, as an attack on the Sunni Muslim community in Australia and would give cause for a reprisal action against the attackers—namely the Australian public and the Australian government.

This warning was given to the Australian Government by the Australian National Islamic Council—“If the Australian Government is serious about reducing the terror threat locally, then it must review its foreign policy decisions with regard to this region.”

This allegiance to the Ummah should make Muslims unsuitable for resettlement in Australian as it contravenes the “Australia First” requirement both of our Oath of Alliance and the limitations of Australia’s Multiculturalism Policy which stipulates a commitment to “Australian Interests first”.

If a person is unable to commit to “Australia first” they simply cannot become a citizen nor should be considered for resettlement in our country.

We have witnessed over the year Muslims who have been born and bred in Australia willing to give up their lives in order to fight in another country (Syria) alongside their Sunni brothers and sisters. Their actions reiterate that Australia is just the host country for these members of the wider Muslim community.

This is the problem when a people subscribe to a totalitarian system like Islam. They can never be members of another tribe. This primary commitment to the “Ummah”, completely separates them from any host nation or community.

This same allegiances has political ramifications. It requires Muslim political candidates to consider the needs of the “Ummah” above the needs of non believing Australians. This lack of equality makes them unfit to hold any form of government office. It would be imprudent to say the least, to have subjects of the Ummah ruling over any Australian citizens. Therefore Muslim political candidates need to be disqualified from standing for office according to Section 44 of our constitution.

Section 44 of the Australian Constitution lists the grounds for disqualification on who may become a candidate for election to the Parliament of Australia. In particular section 44 (i) states that any person who Is under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign power:

Australia first” and not “Ummah first” is the requirement of citizenship in Australia. No Muslim can be a citizen or in any form of office from federal to local government, if, as part of their commitment to being a Muslim renders them unable to put Australia’s interests first above that of the Ummah.

In a recent poll done in Die Presse (2013): 1 in 3 Muslims in Austria say it is not possible to be a European and a Muslim.

This is now becoming a cultural dilemma for Australians, Muslims and our Government and it needs addressing.

Section 44 of the Australian Constitution

Section 44 of the Australian Constitution lists the grounds for disqualification on who may become a candidate for election to the Parliament of Australia.
Any person who –
(i.) Is under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign power: or
(ii.) Is attainted of treason, or has been convicted and is under sentence, or subject to be sentenced, for any offence punishable under the law of the Commonwealth or of a State by imprisonment for one year or longer: or
(iii.) Is an undischarged bankrupt or insolvent: or
(iv.) Holds any office of profit under the Crown, or any pension payable during the pleasure of the Crown out of any of the revenues of the Commonwealth: or
(v.) Has any direct or indirect pecuniary interest in any agreement with the Public Service of the Commonwealth otherwise than as a member and in common with the other members of an incorporated company consisting of more than twenty-five persons:
shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives.
But sub-section iv. does not apply to the office of any of the Queen’s Ministers of State for the Commonwealth, or of any of the Queen’s Ministers for a State, or to the receipt of pay, half pay, or a pension, by any person as an officer or member of the Queen’s navy or army, or to the receipt of pay as an officer or member of the naval or military forces of the Commonwealth by any person whose services are not wholly employed by the Commonwealth.



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  1. Allan

    Lets find out who else is not allowed in politics as well as anyone else who thinks they can tell us what to do!!

  2. Patrick Lyons

    Sad but true. And remember the last census showing approx a 30% decline in Christians acknowledging their previous religious beliefs. Don’t think there was a similar decline for Muslims. Obvious result – we will eventually become a Muslim Country. Think of all the fun stoning unfaithful wives (not)

  3. Muriel

    There are some out there who are interpreting section 44 incorrectly. The complete constitution was set up, based on Christianity, and to protect us, and to prevent us from being taken over via the back door. Which is, what is happening right now, before our very eyes. ‘Foreign Power ‘ is anything other than christianity. What other christian country do you know of, that want to own and run Australia? None that I can think of right now. If we want this insidious atrocity to stop, then we need to TAKE ACTION NOW!!!! Starting with cancelling their political positions, parliament, state and local councils. The government need to take their heads out of their asses and look at stopping this shit from hurting and ruining this country.

  4. kevin

    i wonder how long before some arse kissing Mp try’s to that removed from the rules. Then we have the problem of them getting legal aid to uphold their rights at our expense.

  5. joe but

    Ed Husic i worked for him on his campaign and (NO HNIT HE WAS A MUSLIM ) and i knew him well before that
    still no hint thay should tell the people before the get in

  6. Matt Banes

    So how is it, then that Anne Aly can be a senator? She should have been disqualified from ever getting in that position.

  7. Tom Hunte

    I agree, Muslim men should never be allowed to present themselves as refugees. As can be seen over 80% of the so called refugees are young men. Men who flee their countries when a state of war or upheaval exists are cowards. If they have any backbone at all they should stay in their country, fight the oppressors, and make it safe for their family to return.

  8. Ronald Dean Munro

    People, How do we rise up against our Government and demand the Govern according to the Australian Constitution?????

    1. Rodney Bridge

      The only thing we can do at the moment is contact your local mp and let them know your views

  9. peter hanson

    Joy Holbrook you raised some very pertinent points. I was born in Nambour to an Australian mother who married an american and moved over to the US. My mother (Australian)couldnt bring us (my sister and I both Australian by birth) back without her family signing a contract with government agreeing to support us till we were old enough to obtain employment. So for 10 years we had this threat of deportation hanging over our heads until we my sister and I started work. If this could be normal for australian children I cant see why it isnt for moslums who dont recognise OZ as home.

    1. Wendy Archer

      Totally agree Peter should not even be allowed in local council or be allowed to become Australian citizens. They hate the national anthem, our way of life including us who they are just here to kill and take over our beautiful country. If I had my way they wouldn’t even be allowed in our forces no Muslim can be trusted, they will be nice to your face and this is how they are infiltrating everywhere then chop your head off. The sooner everyone in Parliament realises this we are stuffed. I just hope Peter Dutton’s new stance on becoming an Australian citizen sticks (the only one who seems to have a brain) because how can they become citizens when they won’t speak English, want to swear in the Koran the list goes on. It makes me sick what is happening to our country. Then centerlink give them all the handoutsts they want for 4 wives and 20 kids. Australians can’t afford to buy a house, get government assistance because the Muslims are getting it all. Very sad.

  10. Kira Robertson

    Section 44 of the Australian Constitution lists the grounds for disqualification on who may become a candidate for election to the Parliament of Australia. 
    Any person who –
    (i.) Is under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign power: or

    I am sure Christians acknowledge allegiance to christ consider themselves to be obedient to God and they adhere to God’s laws. God is a foreign power unless he moved to Australia recently and became Prime Minister and I haven’t heard about it yet. If Muslims cannot be elected govern Australians because of Ummah Christians cannot be elected to govern Australians either because of God. We already had and have Muslims in Government.

    It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.
    Deuteronomy 13:4 

    1. william dawson

      Kira you silly sausage…..the BIBLE clearly states OBEY the laws of the country in which you are living in.(new testament)…you qouted (old Testament)………..not that it makes any difference….but Islam make massive claims that their prophet and his dumb inhuman laws over ride any law in whatever country in which they reside in….sad really cos I have worked with a few muslims and liked them…BUT oh how they can be whipped into unholy actions…

    2. Amanda London

      Hi Kira, The New Testament of our Bible says that Christians must obey those who govern us, and serve as if we were serving God himself (Ephesians 6 v 5). You have quoted from the Old Testament. As Christians we are not bound by its edicts, as Christ our Messiah, came to bring in a new covenant through belief in him and by following him we are saved.

      As a Christian I understand that there are many Muslim Moderates in our country who are good hearted and peace loving people.

      However, the radicals, the one’s who believe in “Shariah Law” are people who believe in executing those who have extra marital relations, all LGBT people, imprisoning or murdering young women who have been raped or have dishonored their families in anyway…..and chopping the hands of thieves, and executing people for blasphemy. These things are currently practiced in nations like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan…..and aspects of these things in many other Muslim nations.

      I and a lot of others, do not want anymore radical Muslims coming to Australia. I understand why so many people flee from the oppression of these radicals in their home countries. They are welcome, but the radicals are definitely NOT.

    3. Annie

      We MUST ???? This is still a free country…we have the freedom to decide what we want to believe and what we dont want to believe …We MUST believe in god you say ??? You and people like you are the problem…I find you oppresive…!!! Now if you will excuse me…i will carry on thanking the universe and the cosmic devine creator…which is in simple terms…pure energy…quantum physics….the law of attraction…the akashic field…We come from the stars…we are one with the universe and we come onto this earth with free will…get that ? Free will !!! Good day 😉

  11. Ian

    Australia has alow thousands of refugees from many nations .they have assimilated and become part of the community and useful members of society .Only the Muslims have demanded their own laws their own food their own banking .their own schools etc .they are hell bent on destroying Australia as we know it and making it a Muslim country .

  12. kurt Bruns

    So knowing all this why are they still in this country and receiving welfare payents? Further more why are they in our Military? If this is our constitution why is nothing being done about this? Doesn’t our constitution count any more? Please let some Politician explain . that is if they can?

    1. Peter Robinson

      Thank the U.N and our spineless politicians (both sides) for being too scared to say no to the U.N.

  13. Joy Holbrook

    Is the present government, or indeed any future government going to have the intestinal fortitude to implement this section of the constitution? How does this section apply to Muslims born in Australia? Most of the terrorists who’ve been arrested lately have been born here. Can we not institute a contract which all Muslims must sign? Parents would be held accountable for their children until the children turn 18 when they would be required to sign the contract. If there is any crime committed by children or adults, they would be in breach of the contract and the entire family would be deported immediately to a Muslim country of their choice, never to return. We need to get serious!

    1. mark

      here here.this is some good aussie thinking.

  14. Bruce

    lest we forget … chase them back into the desert

  15. Tab Hunter

    I am not a robot

    Muslim men should never be allowed to present themselves as refugees. As can be seen over 80% of the so called refugees are young men. Men who flee their countries when a state of war or upheaval exists are cowards Only women and children are refugees. They should be given sanctuary in safe countries until the situation in their country is resolved and then return to their families when safe to do so.
    The loony left and bleeding hearts are responsible for the problems which lie ahead.

  16. Mark

    by this logic, tony abbot should have never been elected since he had dual citizenship with the UK. then again, i didnt vote for him.

    1. Johno

      Piss off dickhead,Moslimes despise out culture, you meaningless twat. Thats nothing the same, he has and had the desire to put Australia first, you knob.

    2. Beverley

      Not true – In case you re unaware, UK is not a foreign power to us. Australia is part of the Commonwealth and Tony Abbott would not be beholden to a foreign entity or foreign God. Australia is also a Christian country.

      ” Is under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign power”

      1. shaun mountney

        Is true. Obviously you did not watch the news for two years. Abbott refused to show evidence he had surrendered his British Passport, which he was required to do!

  17. High Treason

    Allegiance, obedience or adherence to the UN is also rather treasonous. The UN is a decidedly undemocratic body-it selects its own leaders. Not really a true International body, which makes it a foreign power. The founders of the UN were largely Communists, Socialists and Fabians. The UN was established to create World Communism. Some of the other core ideals of the UN are truly horrendous.

    ALL politicians who sign up for UN treaties are TRAITORS. In all realism, all legislation ever passed by such traitors is null and void. As for swearing on the Qur’an, the Muslim faith condones LYING for the cause of Allah. Ed Husic in particular has sworn to LIE.

    It will be very messy when the People eventually find out how they were deceived by the politicians entrusted to serve the People and the media entrusted to inform them.

  18. Ozbloke34

    The problem is letting refugees in. They just follow them in also. The only way would be to solve it is accept NO refugees. Then to be humane FIX the issue why they would want to flee in the first place by helping the country. It is really a win win that way. They get to stay in their own country, we don’t have terrorists pretending to be refugees and we stop economic refugees at the same time. Three positives to zero negatives with that plan.

  19. derek

    does this not negate section 44 ?http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/coaca430/s116.html

    1. Dave

      No it doesn’t. Their religious belief is not being tested. Their having sworn to put the interests and demands of a power at odds with the Australian nation is. The only potential problem with applying Section 44 to such people is that Australia must first officially recognise the Ummah as a foreign power. That would almost certainly amount to acknowledging ISIS claim to self-governance as a nation which no government seems willing to do – rightly or wrongly.
      Perhaps we need to apply the “duck” test. I mean if ISIS thinks its a nation, acts to protect its “interests” as a nation and all of its adherents believe they are acting for the good of their “nation”, perhaps we should start treating them as a belligerent nation. If we did that we could actually declare war on them and make this fight two-sided. As it is we are like the kid in the school yard with a bleeding nose and a thug swinging at us, who thinks we are protected from harm by refusing to take part in the fight.

  20. Ron Jacobs

    Simple solution .Deport any person from any Counrty who is an internal threat to Australia because they want us to adopt their religious bigotry and make Australia just like the place they came from ,the place they fled for a better life .Australians born and bred here whose familys go back 3 and 4 generations know what a beautiful place Australia was .Why do Australians feel the need to roll over and give up their way of life up .
    Are they naive ,stupid, delusional, and think that it will all be ok?
    We are already being attacked from inside and the attackers are simply bringing in more troops disguised as migrants because we are letting them do it believieng they will assimilate .Muslims will never assimilate .Its there way or you get out of Australia .Thats what they want. The ”do gooders” had better be willing to take up arms when the real fight starts in Australia and fight for their rights and way of life or convert to Muslim.
    Im not advocating violence now, Im saying lets have the guts to say ”no” to everything they want ,everything they are demanding and we make the rules not them .If they dont like it ”yes” they can leave ! who says we have do what they want …..all those to weak or frightenend to say NO.

  21. Andrew Robertson

    The answer is simple, the Australian government should never be swayed by a small minority to not take action against a terrorist group, nor halt from acting with it’s allies in any given theater of war!. Australia and America had a clear and proven answer to dealing with those that sympathize with the enemy, or might be a threat, and the answer that works is compound centers! If all or part of the islamic community is going to cause trouble, it is not our responsibility to gold sift the good from the bad, the only community to fail multiculturalism on a global scale is islam! If the islamic community is not going to be fully co operative and transparent, then it has to go!

    1. bob curtis

      I am not a robot
      so true Andrew

  22. Lyn Gray

    It”s like everything else, the constitution means nothing to those in power. What the people want is ignored. It would seem it’s a practice in every country. I personally have a problem with any religious organisation having a say in government. If we don’t do something soon and get things on track and start looking after the disadvantaged already in this country we will be doomed. I have no answers really but the world has become a place I no longer find much joy in.

  23. RonJanson

    There is very little of the Constitution of Australia that is understood never mind acted upon. Many of our Local, State and Federal laws are being blatantly ignored or subtly changed without cause to a referendum, which is what the constitution requires.

  24. judi

    if no muslims are not allowed to be in a political party, how come that muslim chappie blocked the street for his wedding , and is in a political party, also the Australian post has got a very well paid muslim in its rank its about time this was stopped now

    1. Tanya

      and Im just wondering also how many Bribes He took He is not Rich for a reason lol

    2. margaret

      Ed Husic, Labor member for Chifley, is muslim and took the oath1 on the Koran. Sam Dastyari, Labor senator, is also muslim.

  25. Michael Lee

    Good one. This must be followed fully by all patriots groups and individuals. Why has this not been highlighted before or in strongest ways? The past leaders, MPs and mainstream media dont understand Section 44 above? It takes Concit to point this out?

  26. Roy Thompson

    Two words to say to this. And this is history about to repeat its self in Australia: Serbia & Croatia

  27. Sylvia Wernicke

    I have shared this on Facebook. I would like to see this become a major open issue in every kind of media as this concerns our national & international security.

  28. bilco

    Well this is interesting as there are at least 3 Muslims in the Australian Parliament right now and the CEO of Australia post is one also so what action need s to be taken now to adjust this problem. Has Mr Abbott been informed as i do not think he knows the Constitution as well as he should

    1. deborah mitaros

      I wonder if any thing does get done !!!!!! i have been saying that for ages

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