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Laurie Ferguson knows his stuff

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Laurie FergusonLaurie Ferguson, Federal Labor MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services, has called one of our readers a bigot and rejected his genuine concerns as unsubstantial and ill informed.

In his own words:

I dare to think I am far more informed than yourself and believe in objective analysis not bigotry  
Laurie FERGUSON
So what is it all about you may ask? Well, it is about Tariq Ramadan and his recent visit to Australia and lecture given at the Griffith University in Queensland.  Ramadan is well known populariser of Islamism, and is based  in Switzerland. In his writings and speeches he reveals that his objectives are to facilitate the spread of Islam, to empower all Islamic ummahs around the non-Islamic world and to place Islam in a dominant position in as many places as possible.
 
We have covered this event in our previous articles: “Brisbane Terrorist Talkfest”, Laurie Ferguson asks ‘How High do I jump?”  and in Peter Singer’s  eyewitness report “What Muslims Want”. So let us turn the spotlight on the attitude of Laurie Ferguson, who  not only is a federal member of parliament but also holds a senior parliamentary position.

Since it was Laurie Ferguson, who warmly greeted Tariq Ramadan at the conference entitled ‘The Challenges and Opportunities of Islam in the West”  hosted by Griffith University  one of our readers felt obliged to inform Mr Ferguson that Mr Ramadan was not the moderate that the Australian Federal Government thought him to be.
 
Professional Ethnic
As the federal  member for Reid, Laurie Fergusson  is permanenly set within the Labor ranks as an expert on all ethnic things.


Here is the letter from our reader:

Sent: Thursday, 13 March 2008 2:58 PM
To: Ferguson, Laurie (MP)
Subject: Be aware of Europe

Dear Mr. Ferguson,

Recently in Brisbane a conference was held about the future of Islam  in Australia. You were present and welcomed the guest speaker Tariq  Ramadan, who has been banned from France and the USA.
Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland, donated $50,000 to the cost of the conference.

A recent survey in Europe found that the majority of citizens felt that Islam was a threat to their way of life and culture. Islam is set on creating a new state called "Eurabia" with a culture and religion of Islam. If successful, it is good-bye to old Europe!

Why then does Australia, from the government to the press and TV (ABC) pander to this group of people who openly declare they want to take over our country and replace democracy with Sharia law? What ever happened to good old treason?

 Regards
Reid

And here is the answer from Mr Ferguson:


On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 16:31:35 +1100, "Ferguson, Laurie (MP)"
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it said:

Geoff,

The first point I would make is that unlike yourself I have actually had the advantage of hearing Mr Ramadan,  I HAVE HAD IT FROM  THE HORSES MOUTH NOT FROM DUBIOUS SOURCES WITH AXES TO GRIND. Mr Ramadans ban from the USA revolves around small donations he made to groups before they were listed as terrorist connected. The US position contrasts with the Howard and Rudd Governments decision to grant him entry and the attitude of European nations. Mr Ramadan has not advocated Sharia law and actually advocates that Muslims in the West adapt toAt Gallipolli Mosque those socities.

Laurie FERGUSON

Let’s ignore the pugnacious tone of Mr Ferguson’s letter. As elected Member of Parliament, he doesn’t show any humility towards the people he is meant to serve and represent whatsoever. What strikes one here is the sheer arrogance in not addressing the points made in the letter and in dismissing valid arguments only because he, Laurie Fergusson heard the truth directly  “FROM THE HORSES MOUTH..”

Can you imagine an alcohol test based upon driver’s testimony alone?

Policeman:
-    Have you been drinking sir?

Driver:
-    No!

Policeman:
-    Off you go then.
Also, please note that giving small donations to terrorist organizations is perfectly OK, especially when you hear this from the person who donated the money. After all, this is first hand information – the best thing whenever  national security is concerned.

And then Laurie does the unthinkable. He dares to utter the name of Labor’s bogeyman, our former Prime Minister John Howard (who served four successful terms).
Howard's End
I cannot resist and have to  add here that  Laurie Ferguson - in his spare time between fearlessly representing his electorate and applying himself to his copious activities as Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs - peddles a certain vintage of plonk labelled  Howard’s End for his ….aghrr…I am sure not a relative  - Andrew Ferguson (I only hope they do have  booze peddling licence?).  (top, right corner)

Is Laurie saying here that Howard’s decision to consider allowing Ramadan into Australia was very wise  (as opposed to the decision of US Homeland Security to refuse him entry to the US) and therefore above all criticism? Howard would be surprised to receive such a compliment, as would we, that he had received it.

No Mr Ferguson, two wrongs do not make it right.

Howard was wrong in his judgement here and so are you. Every time you invite a “moderate” Muslim to get a hold of Muslim youth in Australia, in order to make them “less radical”, you get us one step closer to our own 9/11, on a much larger scale than Bali.

Without messiahs like Tariq Ramadan, these so-called Muslim youths would not know much about the Qur’an orSpreading Bovine Manure true Islam  but with this newly acquired knowledge, they will know that this is a Muslim land and we infidels must convert or die.
 
Tariq Ramadan is a very dangerous man, a deceiver,and he hates everything that comes from the West with a cold passion. Of course he does not come across this way, with his charm on tap, but some canny journalists are looking below the surface. And even former devotees of Tariq’s Trendy Islam can see that it ain’t all what it appears to be. Just because someone says ‘peace’ does not mean he means peace; just because someone says he is interested in dialogue, does not mean he really is.

This is what former “interfaith” partner Fr. Christian Delorme has to say about Tariq Ramadan:

I am today convinced--and it took me time to understand it--that Tariq Ramadan's thinking and actions are dangerous. I believe he is not at all a man of dialogue. He knows how to charm his audience, but in reality, he wants a total separation between Muslims and other communities. I am convinced that Tariq Ramadan deeply hates the West.  (source)

How long will it take the politicians down under to wake up?

 
Editor's Note:
 
Some reason why Mr Ramadan shoud not set his foot on Australian soil:

  • He has praised  Islamist policies of the Sudanese politician Hassan Al-Turabi. Mr. Turabi in turn called Mr. Ramadan the "future of Islam."
  • Mr. Ramadan was banned from entering France in 1996 on suspicion of having links with an Algerian Islamist who had recently initiated a terrorist campaign in Paris.
  • Ahmed Brahim, an Algerian indicted for Al-Qaeda activities, had "routine contacts" with Mr. Ramadan, according to a Spanish judge (Baltasar Garzón) in 1999.
  • Djamel Beghal, leader of a group accused of planning to attack the American embassy in Paris, stated in his 2001 trial that he had studied with Mr. Ramadan.
  • Along with nearly all Islamists, Mr. Ramadan has denied that there is "any certain proof" that Bin Laden was behind 9/11.
  • He publicly refers to the Islamist atrocities of 9/11, Bali, and Madrid as "interventions," minimizing them to the point of near-endorsement.
  • Intelligence agencies suspect that Mr. Ramadan (along with his brother Hani) coordinated a meeting at the Hôtel Penta in Geneva for Ayman al-Zawahiri, deputy head of Al-Qaeda, and Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind sheikh, now in a Minnesota prison.
  • Mr. Ramadan's address appears in a register of Al Taqwa Bank, an organization the State Department accuses of supporting Islamist terrorism
 
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2008 13:16  

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