19 July 2015

Australian MP George Christensen tells protesters – 'we are at war with radical Islam'

A controversial Australian MP has defended his decision to address an anti-Islamic rally in his constituency.

George Christensen, a Liberal MP for Darwin in the north of the country, spoke at a “Reclaim Australia” on Saturday despite a petition against his presence being signed by over 1,800 people.

In his speech, in his hometown of Mackay, he said he would not stand back and allow a “culture of appeasement” to “fester” in Australian society.

He said: “A petition urged the Prime Minister to prevent me from even attending today. The apologists of the left, the do-gooders, and the politically correct crowd said I should not address you because you were a crowd of: racists, bigots, Islamophobes, extremists, white supremacists, skinheads, and Nazis.

.... He added: “The spread of repressive ideologies under our very noses right here in our own country has already begun. I refer to the slow spread of a Sharia-style dispensation of justice which is quietly executed in Australian mosques on a daily basis.

“It’s sad to see that those who wish to take a stand against the tyranny of Islamic extremism, the ideals of Islamism, are accused of being racist, bigoted or intolerant.” [The Independent] Read more