Reclaim Multiculturalism Campaign

Sunday, 12 December 2010 04:45 Cassandra Jihad - Dhimmitude-Appeasement-Treason
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Multiculturalism is, as we know, a failed policy. But careers have been made, money has changed hands and influence peddled, so the multiculti stakeholders are not about to give up the goose which lays the golden egg:

FECCA is the national peak body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

We provide advocacy, develop policy and promote issues on behalf of our constituency to government and the broader community. FECCA supports multiculturalism, community harmony, social justice and the rejection of all forms of discrimination and racism.

FECCA’s membership comprises state, territory and regional multicultural and ethnic councils. FECCA has an elected executive committee and a professional national secretariat implementing policies and work programs on behalf of its membership and stakeholders. (source)

FECCA have mounted a “Reclaim Multiculturalism Campaign” and I hardly need tell you that they have selected a Muslim to be their poster boy:

The Australian is in a frenzy about Usman:

AUSTRALIA may be excited about Pakistan-born Usman Khawaja becoming this country's first Muslim Test cricketer but he can't understand it.
Khawaja, 23 and a qualified pilot, is a welcome and overdue addition to a sport which is still struggling to expand beyond its Anglo roots in modern multicultural Australia, but he doesn't see it that way.
"To be honest it hasn't felt very much different. I'm with the boys all the time and never once do I feel like I'm different," Khawaja said. "When I first got told I was going to England that (being Australian cricket's first Muslim) didn't even cross my mind. It never does cross my mind until everyone else brings it up.
"To me I'm just happy to be playing for Australia."
Nor is the graceful left-handed batsman taken with the coincidence of possibly making his debut against his country of birth, cricket's foremost Muslim nation.
"I hadn't thought about it like that," Khawaja said. "I'm just really happy being in a 14-man squad at the moment. Not much else has gone through my mind."
Khawaja has extended family in Pakistan.
  (source)

Both the Australian and Telegraph emphasised the Muslim factor:

Usman Khawaja prays for baggy green cap

TARIQ Khawaja does not want you to look at his son and see a Muslim, although he acknowledges the untold good that will come should Usman Khawaja become the first of that faith to wear a baggy green.
"As far as we're concerned, it's irrelevant," Khawaja Sr said. "We never look at it in those terms. We never discuss religion. It is in the background, because he is an Australian."
Pakistan-born Khawaja has been dispatching myth and prejudice to the boundary for the past few seasons with the same class and determination that has seen him do it with regular monotony to a Kookaburra ball.
Khawaja was born in Islamabad and moved to Australia with his parents and two older brothers in 1990 when he was three. Yet his cricket rise has readily been viewed through the prism of his religion, whether he is fasting for Ramadan or praying at a mosque before a day's play.
The only aspect of his life that has drawn attention away from it is the fact he studied aviation at university and has a commercial pilot's licence.
His teammates over the years are more likely to playfully sledge him about that, although a coach used to call him "Used Car Yard" as a play on his surname.
Khawaja thought it hilarious. He is somehow seen as different, when in reality he is not.
"I'm with the boys all the time and never once do I feel like I'm different," he said when selected in the Australian squad that played Pakistan in England in July.
Nevertheless, there's something undeniably important in his ascension. Deep divides still exist. Cricket's appeal can cool racial tension, as Shane Warne proved this year after an Indian student was stabbed to death in Melbourne.
Khawaja Sr said his son could have a similar influence.
"We know it would be a very good thing (for Muslims and non-Muslims). "He can be a role model and show that if you put in the hard work, you can achieve. And it can also show that Australia is an open country."
(The Australian) (Daily Telegraph)

Hard to imagine they never discuss religion when we are told Usman fasts for Ramadan and prays at a mosque before the day's play. And despite Dad claiming that untold good would come should his son be selected, one isn’t sure what this ‘good’ will be. Perhaps it’s something to do with Usman being a qualified pilot and as a Muslim he could use that skill for the common good. Let’s hope so. I’m also concerned with the father’s assertion that it can “show Australia is an open country”, as if our guilt is proven, and we must constantly atone for it.

Still, FECCA’s promotional literature is impressive:

In Support of a National Multicultural Agenda for all Australians
… A multicultural policy is not just about vulnerability, population growth, migration numbers and economic need. It is about managing relationships between communities and people in Australia to achieve harmony and maximise the quality of life of all Australians.
A National Multicultural Agenda defines the terms of relationships between
different cultural communities. It proposes equal dialogue between them to arrive at principles of access, equity and social justice. Through this, it delivers equality in the public arena and social cohesion for all Australians.
The National Multicultural Agenda will promote the creation of
an inclusive Australian identity which can be owned by all Australians, regardless of their culture or race…it identifies a role for all Australians and a specific role for government as the leader in establishing a national vision to enable this action. (source)

Sadly, we’ve seen the results of multiculturalism in Europe, with Islamic enclaves where infidels venture at their peril, violence and gang rapes of non-Muslim women, increased criminal activity which goes unpunished and shocking violence, even including honour killing, against Muslim women.

FECCA produces a magazine, Mosaic, whose latest issue (Issue 26: Rights and Diversity) features a smiling young woman in a hijab as its cover girl (reference)

No prizes for guessing whose rights will be prominent and which group will be privileged!