Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Misguided Crusader of Our Time

The Misguided Crusader of Our Time

Further to Burqa for Rev Fred Nile not so reverend Nile is determined to continue his politics of prejudice and bigotry.

However, further to Jews Rulz the World and Silencing the Truth to T-Shirt, the Daily Teleg1raph (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ May 28, 2008) "Catholics temper Youth day performance - No Passion in Christ" written by Michelle Cazzulino: `A World Youth Day performance of the stations of the cross has been changed to "minimise risk" of inciting anti-Semitic feelings at the Catholic festival later this year'.

So called Christian like Nile failed to protect Jesus from the Jews who conspired to murder him then and even today they are kowtowing to the Jews. Yet, they love to pester the Muslims for no reason at all!

Fred’s children do not follow his version of religion. Fred too does not like good Christian like Rev Gordon Moyes.

Surely, Fred Nile is the misguided crusader of our time.


Burqa decision will cost ALP: Fred Nile

18:09 AEST Tue Aug 24 2010

1 hour ago

By Adam Bennett

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally.

The NSW government will not support a bill seeking to ban the burqa, Premier Kristina Keneally says.

NSW Christian Democratic Party MP Fred Nile says the state Labor government will lose votes in western Sydney after it decided to oppose his private member's bill banning burqas in public.

Reverend Nile in June introduced a bill to parliament which would prohibit wearing burqas and other face veils in public, despite the same bill being voted down by the NSW Upper House in May.

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally at the time said she opposed the bill in principle but would leave it to cabinet to make a final decision on the government's position.

Speaking at an interfaith gathering at NSW Parliament on Monday night, Ms Keneally said cabinet had now decided to oppose Reverend Nile's bill.

"We are fortunate to live in a largely harmonious state where differences in language, culture and faith are rightly seen as things which enliven and strengthen our society," Ms Keneally said.

"It is in this spirit that the NSW Government has decided to oppose the bill seeking to create a criminal offence of wearing a burqa in public places. Such a ban has no place in multicultural NSW."

Reverend Nile said he was disappointed cabinet had not allow a conscience vote on his bill, and warned it would cost the Labor Party votes at the 2011 March state election.

He also accused cabinet of gagging the ALP caucus.

"Now people who are in favour of my bill will criticise the ALP," he told reporters on Tuesday.

"I'm sure there will be a backlash against the ALP - I've got no doubt about that.

"They'll get some votes from the Muslim community (but) they're going to lose some votes among the Labor supporters in the western suburbs, who are very conservative on this issue."

Reverend Nile said his bill had some support within both the government and opposition.

But without the backing of government, he admitted the bill now has little chance of success when it comes before parliament on September 23.

"I believe that in Australia we've always had an open face society - I can look at your face, you can see my face," he said.

"Here you have a person shrouded in usually a black cloth ... and I think it is a sign of oppression of Muslim women."

The cabinet decision follows a recent ruling in a Perth district court that a Muslim woman must remove her full covering should she give evidence in a fraud trial.

The NSW Greens have already opposed the ban, labelling it racist - a charge Reverend Nile disputes.

Greens MP John Kaye said the bill was a "thinly disguised attack on the Muslim community", and called for the Barry O'Farrell opposition to speak out against it.

"Barry O'Farrell needs to call it for what it is and stop pandering to the fear vote," Dr Kaye said.

"The coalition should show some leadership and reject this bill."

A spokesman for Mr O'Farrell said the bill hadn't yet been considered by shadow cabinet.