John Howard (ex PM of Australia) Speech - What's your opinion?

Found 19th Feb 2008
Apologies if this has been mentioned here, but I couldn't find it.

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told recently to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

John Howard (ex PM of Australia) struck a chord with this speech: -

Quote: '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.. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.'

'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!'

'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 and peaceful enjoyment with us.'

'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,


'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 that accepted YOU!'
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This is about 2 years old. Not news
Some good points.

I'm for the most part a bit of a lefty liberal but even I can see that if you move to a foreign country you should attempt to adapt to that culture. It annoys me when things are taken from the majority by morons because they believe they may offend the minority.
Strange thing is that when the white settlers arrived in Australia did they try to adapt to the aboriginal culture or language. No they did not.

In fact they treated the aboriginals very badly indeed.

Just last week the Australian prime minister apoligised for the way the white immigrants had treated the aboriginals, including taking children from their parents and trying to bring them up as white people. This went on right into the 1960s.


(Having said that the way some of the Muslims have behaved since arriving in England has made me sick and I would be very happy if most of them left this country)
We have chosen to live in Spain, therefore we abide by all the Spanish laws, pay our taxes but expect nothing in return (which is good because we are entitled to nothing here, quite rightly so). It is a predominately Catholic country and we respect that and even join in on saints days and festivals. We have integrated with our wonderful Spanish neighbours and most importantly of all speak the language.
If incomers wish to live in England then they should do the same, i.e. be entitled to nothing until they have paid into the system and respect the country that they have CHOSEN to live in, and at least learn the language.
By the way, my family were incomers seeking refuge from thr Nazis, they worked hard to dig themselves out of one room into better and better. In their day there was no Social Security so they either worked or starved.
Thats the first time I have seen that speech. All I will say is that I agree with it.
Maybe our government needs to change it's thinking.
interesting, mr browns to much of a wuss to stand up. Bring back churchill:)
You are much better asking questions like this on the web ite called Answerbank.


There is a section called News.
All for it, this should be adopted by every country. If you want to live by a particular code, then move to where it is practised instead of trying to enforce it on everyone else.
Totally agree with Howard.
how does this thread help people finding a HOT UK DEAL? This thread would be ok if it was on a web-site that deals with this topic.

how does this thread help people finding a HOT UK DEAL? This thread would … how does this thread help people finding a HOT UK DEAL? This thread would be ok if it was on a web-site that deals with this topic.

The misc section is for "Miscellaneous" chat, so is perfectly valid.

That said I have to agree with Mr Howard.

I am possibly the most anti-racist person I know, however this doesnt mean I agree with the liberals that demand we change our ways so as not offend.

If you move to a new country then you live by their rules and laws.

If we moved to a muslim country we would not demand they stop celebrating their holy days or teaching religion in school. If we did they would kill us for treason and rightly so.

If you dont like go somewhere else! otherwise STFU and settle in
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