Anti-Islam rallies, counter-protests flare in Australia

Sydney (AFP) – Rival anti-Islam and anti-racism rallies saw hundreds protest across Australia at the weekend with violent clashes in Melbourne, as police officers mounted a strong presence in cities Sunday to keep the two sides apart.

About 100 anti-Islam protesters from the Reclaim Australia and United Patriots Front groups waved the national flag and yelled chants at a rally in Sydney Sunday, with signs declaring “Say no to Sharia” and “Immigration is the elephant in the room”.

They were met by around 250 counter-demonstrators who carried banners including “No racism, no Islamophobia”.

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Australian MP George Christensen tells protesters – ‘we are at war with radical Islam’

Christensen warns it is ‘foolishly naive’ to tallow a culture of appeasement to fester

A controversial Australian MP has defended his decision to address an anti-Islamic rally in his constituency.

George Christensen, a Liberal MP for Darwin in the north of the country, spoke at a “Reclaim Australia” on Saturday despite a petition against his presence being signed by over 1,800 people.

In his speech, in his hometown of Mackay, he said he would not stand back and allow a “culture of appeasement” to “fester” in Australian society.

He said: “A petition urged the Prime Minister to prevent me from even attending today. The apologists of the left, the do-gooders, and the politically correct crowd said I should not address you because you were a crowd of: racists, bigots, Islamophobes, extremists, white supremacists, skinheads, and Nazis.

“But I look out at the crowd and that’s not what I see. I see Mums and Dads who love their country – the Australian culture and the Australian lifestyle. I see everyday hard-working families who want their kids to enjoy the same freedoms that were enjoyed by the generations that came before them.”

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6 Comments on Anti-Islam rallies, counter-protests flare in Australia

  1. G.Deckzeijl // 19/07/2015 om 21:50 //

    Heb eens goed gekeken wat er in de linker bovenhoek van de foto te lezen was.
    https://www.partyforfreedom.org.au/2015/04/23/party-for-freedom-fighting-back/
    Zie ook homepage.

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  2. G.Deckzeijl // 22/07/2015 om 10:31 //

    Spur of the moment….? NO GODDAMN WAY.!!
    Violent jihad, that’s what it is and nothing else.
    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2015/07/22/australia-muslim-gets-a-virtual-slap-on-the-wrist-for-killing-an-irishman-with-a-single-punch-to-the-head/

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