It all began when Toby visited Sydney recently and decided to lunch in the Western Suburb of Auburn with a few old, Christian Brother’s School mates.
So it was to the recommended “Salim’s Bonza Mecca Burgers” they went. Being rather hungry Toby, unable to read the menu as it was in squiggly writing ordered a Mecca burger with Egg, pineapple and bacon with a large fries.
“You can’t have bacon in here,” screamed Ali the burger turner, “besides, I can’t serve you until after the sun goes down,”
“But that’s tea-time and now it’s lunch-time and I’m bloody starved,” retorted Toby.
“Don’t you know it’s Ramadan,” yells Ali, “you’re not allowed to eat until then, now get out and come back later.”
Feeling like infidels, although hungry infidels, Toby’s mates told him about the huge numbers of food items sold in Australian supermarkets and corner stores that exhibit Muslim Halal certification. Here is a story Toby thought. GC.Ed.@L.
Hagia Sophia—Greek for “Holy Wisdom”—for a thousand years was Christianity’s greatest cathedral. Built in Constantinople, now Istabul, then the heart of the Christian world, it was a symbol of defiance against eastern aggressive Islam.
For nearly seven centuries Islam attacked Constantinople and finally broke through in 1453.
Hagia Sophia’s crosses were desecrated, its icons were defaced, and it was converted into a mosque, surrounded by triumphant tall minarets.
So much for the cant about Islam always being tolerant of other faiths.
Disguising himself as an idiot, and thus mixing easily with the staff of three hitherto reputable Christian organisations, Toby, was taken aback at what he saw and heard.
From the US, he reports personally: GC.Ed.@L.
“Wycliffe Bible Translators” and two associated companies “SIL” and “Frontiers”, have removed the terms Father, Son and Son of God from the Bible because these words may offend Muslims.
Father is replaced with Allah or Lord or Guardian, Son is replaced with Proxy and Messiah, so that “This is my beloved son” can be rendered as “This is my beloved proxy.”
I did the obvious things at first and examined the water supply, but it was clear of any mind-altering substances. Then I checked family history for evidence of insanity but, apart from finding an Australian cousin who had once voted for Billy McMahon and supported Manly, there was nothing—nothing at all.
According to many observers Brother Razvi brings new meaning to the term, "honour among thieves." His apology for the no-show of his key attraction, the speaker who would attract the bulk of paying attendees, came but a day before kick-off.
Advertised as "Australian Islamic Peace Conference" stalls were offered to other church groups.
Dutch politician Geert Wilders received no such easy ride with the media.GC.Ed.-at-Large.
BROTHER Waseem Razvi, the organiser of the Australian Islamic Peace Conference, opened the event in front of about 2000 faithful yesterday with two apologies.
Advertised keynote speaker Sheik Abdul Rahman al-Sudais -- the imam of the Grand Mosque of Mecca, whose invitation had drawn opprobrium from Jewish, Christian and interfaith groups concerned about his calls for the annihilation of the Jews and descriptions of them as "pigs and monkeys" -- could not make the Melbourne conference "for personal reasons".
Some Christians who had approval to hire a stall giving away Bibles at the Islamic ‘Peace Conference’ at the Melbourne Showgrounds this weekend have had this approval withdrawn. The Christians, from various churches around Melbourne, had been offered a 6 x 3 metre stall for $600. The Islamic Research and Educational Academy (IREA) contacted them last night and said that the Bible stall could not go ahead because it would be “unsafe”.
The military arm of Hamas has been listed on our books as a criminal organisation since 1995. Dr Mohamed's visit displays his arrogance and contempt for Australians. When will our leaders put end to this divisive attitude by Muslim leaders and "scholars" who then preach against us? GC.Ed.
Australia's Grand Mufti meets Hamas
"I am pleased to stand on the land of jihad to learn from its sons and I have the honour to be among the people of Gaza where the weakness always becomes strength, the few becomes many and the humiliation turns into pride," he told local news agencies.
"We came here in order to learn from Gaza. As I said in my speech, we will make the stones, trees, and people of Gaza talk, in order to learn steadfastness, sacrifice, and the defence of one's rights from them.
Only paedophiles and sexual abusers would argue against the government’s call for a Royal Commission into institutional sexual abuse. Following the initial excitement of yet another Gillard, lousy performance diversion, this popular initiative to hunt down and deal with all wicked “priests” may have, at the outset, failed to foresee the complexities and the many byways to wrongdoing. The commission’s designing architects will quickly learn that sexual abuse is not the exclusive domain of the Catholic Church.
However, Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney did within hours of the commission announcement call a press conference to sing the government’s praise. In mounting his charge for glory to the church and government approbation, has placed his church in the front line of enquiry.
That no other institution or alleged sources of such abuse were mentioned or came forward—George Pell was the lone piper. Amidst what would certainly be no small amount of panic in the ecumenical catacombs of confidence, Cardinal Pell, like his namesake the Red Cardinal songbird, began to sing a tune not of contrition but perhaps more of relief. Will it be a welcome confession of truth, or the fear of uncontrolled consequences?
Nevertheless, George Pell is not noted for statesmanlike deliveries. In April this year he shocked the Executive Council of Australian Jewry with his remarks about Jews saying they were ‘intellectually lesser than the Egyptians, including Jesus Christ.’ Maybe in vino veritas hold true with church wine.