Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard suggested that Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law to get out of Australia. (SNOPES - LINK) My first take on this was a lot of pride in the thunder from down under. This is a compilation of quotes on the subject for your review and comment if you are moved to make one.
She has had more to say on the subject: "IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture...This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom."
"We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society. Learn the language!" By so saying, Prime Minister Gillard simply outlined what many Australians had been feeling for a long time. "Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture. We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony..."
"This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'. If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted."
I know that nobody in the United States Government would have the courage to say this, but I applaud our brothers and sisters in Australia who risked life and limb from retribution meted out by the Religion of Peace - for speaking their minds.