Saturday, December 03, 2005

Victoristan Rising

Say hello to the Austrabian Caliphate of Victoristan, brought to you by Chief Dhimmi Elect Steve Bracks. Speaking out against the ROP is effectively ILLEGAL in Victoria. This includes making fun of it, in private, by quoting from the Koran.

Their bizarre racial vilification laws also include provisions that prevent criticism of religion. No, this is nothing new, but after much criticism, the Bracks governement has decided to make these laws even worse. The indomitable Andrew Bolt still speaks freely against this.

Just how bad are these laws?
these laws caused two Christian pastors to be punished for, in large part, simply quoting the Koran to their followers in a way the judge found got "a response from the audience at various times in the form of laughter". God forbid that Christians should privately laugh at the Koran. There orta be a law. And thanks to Bracks, there now is, with effects that have horrified even his most senior Labor colleagues, especially the sight of Christians and Muslims arguing heatedly outside the guarded court in which the pastors were convicted. Wasn't that the kind of tension these laws were meant to stop, rather than start? So the Labor Governments of both NSW and South Australia hastily dropped plans for their own vilification laws. As then NSW premier Bob Carr said: "The Victorian experience spells out how anti-religious vilification can be misused." And a month ago federal Opposition Leader Kim Beazley said Bracks should kill his laws, adding: "I don't think that it's a good thing to have one section of the community, invited if you like, to take action against another section of the community." Meanwhile, church leaders who once foolishly applauded these laws at last realised they'd been cheering their own crucifixion. TheCatholics, Anglicans and Presbyterians all asked for changes, if not repeal.
Now the UK is headed in the same direction...
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