The problem with this view is that it overlooks the dynamic effect religion plays in people’s lives. It also denies that fact people could have more respect for their religious beliefs than for the law and offerings of any new land.
At its heart multiculturalism denies the importance of God and religion to people. It assumes all religious attitudes are the same and heading towards the same goal and eventually everyone will just blend together in some great melting pot.
It is a form of passive tolerance while on the surface it might appear “Godlike” is more like careless indifference. This insensitivity to deeply religious cultures can be as harmful as aggression, as it incites a defiance of the laws of our society, especially in those areas where the incompatibility between the two religious cultures is not understood or recognised.
Anyone who has studied axiology—the Theory of Value will tell you that God is the highest order driver. A human being will give up everything to live his life according to his beliefs around his god—above his children, spouse, home, job, even his country. By ignoring the influence of this value and not allowing discussion about the clash of these two values in Australia, namely between an Islam and Christian worldview is like ignoring the massive elephant in the room.
This email is not a “hate-fest “on Islam. Instead I have sought to reveal a deeper understanding of the Islamic culture and mindset. So that we can all understand the nature of the real conflict between our two cultures and what multiculturalism and democracy currently refuses to acknowledge or address.
Being a Muslim is nothing like when the large proportion of the Australian population call themselves loosely a “Christian”. Everyday the Muslim is involved in a fight for his spiritual life.
Christians learn from a very early age that Jesus died for their sins and if they believe on Jesus all their sins are immediately wiped away. They are saved and will go to Heaven by the grace of God without having to do anything. God continues to works on the inside of the believer through their heart and all they really have to do is follow the leading of His Spirit.
Not so for Muslims. They believe they were born into sin and must live a life constantly plagued by Satan. They alone are responsible for removing their sins. Their job is to get to the end of their life with enough weight in “good points” that when they are judge by their god Allah they will be able cross the thin line from hell to heaven. Yes everyone goes to hell first.
To support them I uncovered a collection of virtues, the seventy-seven branches of Faith, composed in three sets of beliefs (Iman) that a believer should have or strive to having. The first set are core requirements that you must take into your heart in order for you to call yourself a Muslim. For example “1. To believe in Allah-in his being and his attributes, and that he is one, has no partner, and that there is no one like him.”
The second set are compulsory things you must know and speak in order to call yourself a Muslim for example “Recitation of the holy Quran.”
The third set is complimentary and are like “bonus rewards” you earn by doing these. For example “Remaining on good terms with one’s relatives”. (I have posted a link at the end of the article so you can view them in detail. ) (1)
Doing anything from the third list is desirable. However falling short and sinning from the first two lists means that you cease to be a Muslim until that situation is rectified by either repenting or punishment depending on whether you did it intentionally or accidentally. (2)
A whole system of Law has been developed from their Holy writings the Qua’ran and those of His prophet Mohammed as a code to the Islamic faith. The term Sharia meaning “way” is the sacred law of Islam. Sharia guides all aspects of Muslim life including politics, banking, daily routines, foods, clothing, amusements, sports, familial and religious obligations and financial dealings.
What I uncovered is that being a Muslim is both a responsibility to your community and to yourself. If an individual fails in the execution of their duties as a Muslim, the community will draw away from them until they are brought back into order. If a person ceases to believe in Islam altogether, a death sentence will follow and all their possessions and blood will be up for grabs by the community. Being a Muslim is not a light responsibility for the individual nor the community. The punishments as laid out by Sharia Law are as much as a deterrent to the community as it is to punish individuals.
Regardless of how shocking we find those punishments there is something far more significant Australians need to “get their head around”. It is this—in order for a person to continue to be a Muslim they just can’t allow anything….any authority or person to be in front of their God Allah and what their God Allah has decreed. If they do, they automatically cease to be Muslim and face loss of community, property and eternal punishment.
Democracy is ruling “by the people for the people”. This is heresy for Muslims as it is all about human rights but there is no right for Allah, his will and judgments. To allow the man-made laws of Australia to influence their way of life they will immediately nullify their Sharia Law. This throws them out of Islam. It is what they term a “nullifer of Islam”. They just will not allow that to happen so “democracy is pagancy. It is a system outside of Islam”.(2)
That means that if our courts rule that the punishment for theft first time round is a good behaviour bond, yet they know Allah has judged that the hand must come off …then in order to remain a Muslim they will not allow any non-believers judgment or court override that of Allah’s judgment. Sharia Law will demand the removal of the hand if the guilty party is Muslim. It is understandable that 86 councils in the UK are under Sharia Law. Their law comes first in their society over ours. They cannot allow anyone to override what Allah has decreed. Our laws where they conflict with Sharia Law will be discounted.
Here is the second thing you need to get your head around… we are non-believers “Kuffar” in the Islamic worldview and we just don’t count in their religion, community and relationship with Allah. In fact there are penalties for Muslims if they raise non-believers (Australians) as “equals” to their Muslim brothers and sisters.
Christianity says we have to “obey the laws of the land”, not so for Muslims, Sharia Law is the universal law brought down by God—it always comes first.
Christianity says that we must “love our brothers like ourselves”. There is a caveat on Muslims. They are required only to love “believing” brothers. That great mate-ship on which Australia thrives, can never come to pass between our two cultures, it is strictly forbidden by Islamic Law.
There are jobs that Muslims cannot do for the same reason. Anything that would put an authority in front of Allah’s judgments and their Sharia Law they just cant do for a living. So out the window goes anything that creates or maintains our legal frameworks, including being a policeman, finance because of the interest component; food handling where pork or other unclean foodstuffs are involved; hospitality, transport or where alcohol is present, pop culture; western music, musical instruments, games anything that wastes time. It gets down to occupations like teaching, counselling, IT and car detailing providing the companies that they work for don’t send support to Israel and any other country against Islam.
Their whole culture is separated into Halal (permissible) and Haram (forbidden) by Sharia Law including what jobs they do. So then there is the added burden on our welfare systems while we support these families until they find permissible “Halal” work.
Multiculturalism can’t work with Muslims where the higher authority guiding this community is their belief in “Allah”. Nor can we stick our head in the sand and pretend they come from the same human mindset while ignoring their deeply religious commitment. Islam is a way of life not just something to do on Sunday morning and forget about it for the rest of the week.
To be honest I admire their commitment to their spiritual belief. Muslims also see the virtue in deeply committed Christians. However, in their culture, their strict laws forbid any observances of Christianity in the open. Christians may not pray, speak or show signs of their faith outside of their homes, let alone try and convert someone away from Islam. Perhaps that is something we could still learn from their culture.
We are obliged to accept Islamic people by our international conventions. We can’t force them to abandon their beliefs, yet Islam is both a state and religious system rolled into one. It is self-sustaining and will not integrate into the Australian way of life. At best Islam is tolerant of us Australians.
The cause of Islam is to bring the world under Sharia Law and the cloak of Islam. How are we going to stop it when the multiculturalists are too blinded by their own “niceness” to see the inevitable fall of Australian council after council to Sharia Law if the UK is an example with its 86 councils under Sharia Law.
Further if we openly oppose their expansion we are then considered enemies of the State of Islam and worthy of a Jihad. From the third list of 77 branches of faith individuals are commended (article 68) “To take part in Jihad i.e. To fight in the path of Allah. It includes guarding the defence lines.”
I fear for my fellow Australians and wonder how long before our innocence of terrorism and civil war will be forever changed because of this lack of understanding of the Islamic way of life. When we had to opportunity to adjust our laws and reclaim our nationhood as Christian, we instead chose to go down the godless path of multiculturalism and almost lost our lucky country instead.
It is time to address the elephant in the room.
(2) (Democracy at 58.00 minutes Nulifiers of Islam 2 (You tube) by Millatu Imbrahim Perth