It is really unfortunate that so few of us, including myself, remain ignorant of Islam, and what it stands for. It really came to the fore when last week’s Q&A featured a verbal fight between senator Jacqui Lambie and the engineer and Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied. It seems that Islam is more tolerant of Christianity than the other way around.We should try at least understand what Islam and Sharia law means.
Islam and Sharia law are not, as so many believe all about female subjugation by men, beheadings, stoning, cutting limbs. It is astonishing how much nonsense about Islam and Sharia law gets dished out by those that do not even go to the bother of at least getting an understanding of something they are so keen to demonise. It’s plain stupid. I wonder if those that have such racist and xenophobic views have ever taken the trouble to talk with an Islamic person?
In the meantime till about 20 minutes ago, 377 incidents of domestic violence have been reported to the police nationwide.
” Australian police deal with an estimated 657 domestic violence matters on average every day of the year. … Those figures are based on data provided by police services around the country about how often their officers work on domestic violence cases. … attendance at suspected domestic …”
I assume that most of those crimes are committed by us, good old Christians. Let’s also not delve too much in those hundreds of cases now before the Royal Commission on sexual abuse on children committed by countless priests and bishops. Perhaps, before we again try and vilify people with a different faith we should reflect on our own beliefs and values.