10-year ban on Muslim immigration

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    A PETITION tabled in Federal Parliament calling for a 10-year ban on Muslim immigration has been labelled bigoted by a leader of the Islamic community.

    ACT senator Gary Humphries last Thursday tabled the petition, signed by three Sydneysiders, calling for a 10-year moratorium on Muslim immigration and a review of Australia's immigration policy to ensure priority is given to Christians.

    But the Liberal senator has defended his tabling of the "somewhat offensive" petition, which he acknowledges is potentially racist and bigoted, saying he presented it because it conformed with Senate standing orders.

    "I certainly don't agree with what's in the document. I don't agree with the sentiments expressed by the petitioners," he told ABC Radio today.

    "But I believe that they have the right to put that point of view in front of the members of the Federal Parliament."

    Anti-Muslim petition in Parliament 'bigoted' | Herald Sun
     
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    Australia has immigration laws that key off of a person's religion? That seems odd.
     
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    Senator Humphries said the petition expressed a view about Australia's immigration policy and wasn't racially vilifying. He added he was a friend of Canberra's Islamic community.

    But Australian Federation of Islamic Councils president Ikebal Patel said the document was bigoted.

    "For God's sake we've gone beyond the white Australia policy and now we are talking about ... a policy that only allows Christians," he said.

    "That's hardly a loving Christian to be very selective in whom you want to enter in your home."

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    Aborigines were not allowed to vote until the 60s, and as late as 1971 the country had a 'white' Australia policy.
     
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    The people and elected leaders of ANY country have the right to decide who gets in and who doesn't.
     
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    Not if the religion want's to kill you.
     
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    Yes, true, but I always assumed these laws were keyed off one's nationality, and then refined for such things as health, income, etc.

    What would prevent an aspiring immigrant from just lying about their religion?
     
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    Granny says there oughta be...

    ... a 10 ban on sex in Egypt...

    ... fer Miss Lara gettin' raped.
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    Subject them to the pork test. Never fails!
     
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    The good Muslims are in America.
     

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