Attorney-General Robert McClelland declared: “There is no place for sharia law in Australian society.”
Bernardi has been the most vocal opponent in Parliament of what he sees as “soft sharia”, the thin edge of the wedge, a well-documented strategy employed in other democratic countries to eventually bring in a parallel Islamic justice system that would weaken our rule of law and treat women as second-class citizens.
“In other nations we’ve found that an accommodation of sharia finance leads into an accommodation of any number of other areas where sharia is implemented, such as in property disputes, such as in marital separations,” he said.
He was pilloried as a “racist” and a “bigot” when he raised his concerns last year — not just by the Greens and Labor but also by “moderate” Liberal MPs.
THE push to introduce sharia law into Australia by the country’s peak Muslim body is a vindication of Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi, who was vilified last year for warning of the creeping infiltration of the Islamic legal system.
…if Australia “demands a compromise from Islam, which should be open to other values, (there should also be) a similar demand of Australia. It is not only Australian Muslims who should reconcile these identities, but also all Australians.”
So there you have it in black and white: Australia has to change its fundamental laws and values to accommodate a pushy minority.
No other group of migrants has made such demands. Muslims account for a tiny 1.7 per cent of Australia’s population, according to the 2006 Census.”