Not that long ago, things were getting a bit out of hand in the U.K., regarding the Islamic religion and its followers. After that, Australia took the spotlight.
Reportedly, a group of Islamists declared that Australia had no right to make Muslims who live there, sing their national anthem, or even respect the democratic values of the western world.
The Islamic activist group called Hizb-ut-Tahrir campaigned against Australia because they felt like the country was forcing them to adhere to its democratic values and its “disputed view” of history which is the opposite of what their religion portrays.
A spokesman for Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Unthman Badar said : “Requiring schoolchildren to sing the national anthem, and the citizenship pledge supporting democratic values, are a part of an oppressive campaign by Australian authorities of ‘forced assimilation’ of the Muslim community”.
He even continued to argue that the supposed oppression was as a result to an “exaggerated fear of a security threat”.
When he talked about the national anthem, Badar asked, “If you don’t share those values, why should they [Muslim children] be forced to sing it?”
Interestingly enough, Badar does have a point with this statement, but it nonetheless doesn’t give any credibility to his argument.
This question can just as well be put the other way around. Why is it that Muslims are so desperate to get into western, democratic countries if they don’t share the democratic values?
Mr. Badar also made one more point when he said “The attempt to reform Islam is doomed to failure.”
This is precisely the problem. Islam, and Sharia lifestyle cannot be separated from one another and any Muslim, living under the Quran can confirm that.
Those Muslims who have managed to infiltrate into the western society never talk about the “Bad Muslims”. This is either because they are completely denying that side of Islam, or are secretly supporting it.
Whatever the case, it’s high time that western leaders follow the Islamic example of dedication and start placing liberty-centric principles as representations of what true democracy is really all about.