More multiculturalism, love and peace Islam style is instructed by Imam Sheikh Yahya Safi among his flock to the exclusion of about 97% of Australians.
If this ant-social teaching based solely on religious doctrine is not made part of the 2013 electoral platform we may expect more riotous behaviour in our streets.
Our tolerance and our "she'll be right mate" perennial attitude is being used as a weapon to destroy the very fundamentals of our customs, religions and what constitutes a "fair go."
Politicians must be put on notice about this matter, the Islam experience in Europe and the Middle East is available to all with interest. Freedom of religion is one thing, freedom to dominate and exclude is a matter quite different. GC. Ed.
The religious ruling, which followed a similar lecture during Friday prayers at Australia's biggest mosque, was posted on its Facebook site on Saturday morning.
The head imam at Lakemba, Sheikh Yahya Safi, had told the congregation during prayers that they should not take part in anything to do with Christmas.
The fatwa, which has sparked widespread community debate and condemnation, warns that the "disbelievers are trying to draw Muslims away from the straight path".
It also says that Christmas Day and associated celebrations are among the "falsehoods that a Muslim should avoid ... and therefore, a Muslim is neither allowed to celebrate the Christmas Day nor is he allowed to congratulate them".