Anyway I'm out. Talking to you ladies has been like bashing my head repeatedly against a brick wall haha! I know it's a bit of a competition to see who can be the most compassionate and most loving, but if you don't start opening your eyes to what the real issues are then we will be one very divided country. Before you try to shut down freedom of speech because you don't agree with the sentiments, think about what the ramifications of that is for our society. While we shouldn't discriminate based on colour or religion, we should be able to question the behaviours of groups regardless of their colour or religion.
It's nice to see that there are people who aren't trying to "whitesplain" to me how this isn't racist, bigoted or xenophobic. Don't know the PC term for it. It kind of reminds me of the time Adam Goodes was getting booed and he asked people to stop because he felt he was being singled out because of his race and people just kept booing. Well here are the Muslims saying it feels like they are being singled out and we are telling them "no no we are absolutely not picking on you"
@GingerKat I can empathise with the fear factor, and I do think it's important to find a way to discuss this fear factor, and to make it OK to be scared.
I support SK's right to express fear, but I struggle with the impact of what she suggested on the thousands of Australians who have Islamic/Arabic descent who view themselves as Australian but want to balance that with acknowledging and respecting their cultural heritage, as well as the logistics of it all.
I don't see how it's possible to question the behaviour of 'groups' without focussing on religion or race? Do you have an example of what you meant?
Not sure if this is off topic, but what I keep noticing about all of these attacks is that a few days after it seems to come out in the media that there were 'signs' that were 'missed' by 'intelligence'. If this is true, I'd prefer to see efforts putting into combating these oversights, and following the lead of Denmark in the example posted by a PP earlier to a kneejerk reaction.
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