In seeking to divert funds away from futile ‘de- radicalization’ programs, the Islamic Council of Victoria is calling for the creation of tax- payer funded ‘safe spaces’, where young Muslims can express themselves ‘freely’
While this proposal is boundlessly absurd (imagine if the non- Islamic community of Australia seriously sought a non- Muslim safe space), it is not profoundly surprising.
So we are told that Muslims desire ‘safe spaces’ from the Australian public. And these safe spaces would be used to vent what, exactly? My guess is that such platforms would be used to espouse anti- Australian, anti- disbeliever sentiment, that much of the taqiyya- practicing mainstream dares not mention in public. For as Muslims fundamentally place their own brethren first, such avenues would escape the exposure that results from expressing Islamist thought in the public sphere.
But how ironic that Muslims who once fled for the safety of Australian shores, are now banding against the country who gave them so much?
Further, if current immigration trends continue to compound this predicament, Islamization accompanied by the silent majority of complicit Muslims, may be the great Trojan Horse of our time.
Irrespective of Islam’s war against the West, our political class will bear full responsibility for these problems, as best articulated by Al Wilson in his famous poem, ‘The Snake’ when he wrote: “Oh shut up, silly woman,” said the reptile with a grin.
“You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in.”
The West, by Christopher Talbot, June 8, 2017:
The Islamic Council of Victoria is calling for tax-payer funded “safe spaces“ where young Muslims can express themselves openly, even if those views are “inflammatory”.
The council’s submission this month to a parliamentary inquiry on religious freedom is calling for federal counter terrorism and deradicalisation funding to be used for the program.
“Existing Commonwealth CVE and CT funding re-allocated to create safe spaces urgently needed by Muslim youth to meet and talk about a range of issues in emotional terms,” the ICV submission says.
“(A space) where they can be frank and even use words, which in a public space would sound inflammatory”.
The submission says young people are unable to express anger or use certain facial expressions without becoming a target for surveillance.
Victoria’s Multicultural Affairs Minister Robin Scott said the idea is “deeply unhelpful and wrong”.
“Under no circumstances would we support the diversion of state funding from counter terrorism initiatives for such a proposal,” he said in a statement on Friday.
One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson has called the proposal a “load of rubbish”.
“How much more money have we got to put into this? To make them feel good about themselves? I think it is absolute rubbish,” she told Sunrise on Thursday.