Aussie courage

PM John Howard is showing a spine of steel by not caving into Muslim pressure to censure Treasurer Peter Costello.


In his speech, Mr Costello said where there was reason to believe people were not truthfully or honestly meeting their citizenship test, there was every right for them to be denied citizenship. He likened entering Australia to entering a mosque, with people entering a Muslim place of worship expected to take their shoes off as a mark of respect. "If you don't want to take your shoes off, don't go into a mosque. If you want to come into Australia, you will be asked respect for its values," Mr Costello told the Nine Network this morning. "If you don't have respect for those values, don't ask to come into Australia."

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Posted by Mutti at February 24, 2006 02:00 PM | TrackBack