Oz faces ethnic divide over unknowingly buying livestock slaughtered “in the name of Allah”

February 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Canberra, Feb 9 (ANI): Senior Liberal MPs in Canberra have warned that Australia faces risks of becoming a country of “ethnic enclaves” that unknowingly buys livestock slaughtered “in the name of Allah.”

Former Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews has slammed the political leaders in the country for not speaking out openly about the rise of extreme Islam, adding that their silence could contribute to the rise of One Nation-type movements, news.com.au reports.

“There is a risk of enclaves in Australia. What actually concerns me the most is that we can’t have a discussion about it,” Andrews said.

Liberal MP Mitch Fifield backed Andrews’ opinion saying Australia faces the danger of developing parallel societies”, like that of Europe, where hardline Muslim groups preached sharia law rather than Western values.

Amid a robust debate in Europe over failed “state multiculturalism”, Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has warned Australia to avoid committing mistakes like other nations that allowed religious fanatics to prosper “before it is too late”.

“I, for one, don’t want to eat meat butchered in the name of an ideology that is mired in sixth century brutality and is anathema to my own values,” he said.

The Government and the Greens, however turned down the fears, saying that the nation should focus on the “positive” aspects of its diverse ethnic heritage. (ANI)

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