The backlash against resettlement of Syrian Muslim “refugees” in the West has spread beyond Europe and the U.S. to Australia with a female lawmaker from that nation calling for Muslim refugees and immigrants to be fitted with electronic tracking bracelets, reports Australia’s 7News.
And she wants to start with Australia’s “bloody grand mufti.”
“I just think that Australia needs to have a better scrutiny and vetting of all refugees including the proposed 12,000 from Syria,” Sen. Jacqui Lambie told ABC’s Radio National.
Lambie blasted Grand Mufti Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohammed following his response to Friday’s Paris massacre. The religious leader of a half-million Muslims expressed condolences for the deaths of nearly 130 innocents, but refused to blame ISIS, instead pointing his finger at France’s foreign policy and military intervention.
“These recent incidents highlight the fact that current strategies to deal with the threat of terrorism are not working,” Mohammed said.
“We call upon all people of goodwill to stand against fear-mongering and injustice,” he said.
Mohammed’s comments drew an angry demand from Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that the mufti explain why he hadn’t unequivocally condemned the terrorist group.
“There is no excuse, and there is no qualification, and the opportunity is there for the Grand Mufti to come out today to issue a statement that is not qualified, doesn’t provide excuses,” Dutton said.
Mohammed further enraged Australians by saying he was being persecuted like “the Messiah Jesus Christ who was mocked by his people.”
That statement was the last straw for Sen. Lambie.
“I’ve just about had enough of the grand mufti playing the victim,” she said, after drawing attention for a Facebook post calling for “serious discussions” on Facebook about Australia accepting more refugees.
She wants Mohammed and all Muslim refugees and immigrants to wear an electronic tracking device and to prove their worthiness of the nations’ “compassion” by being asked if they support Shariah law.
“We do have the right and the duty to discriminate on the basis of whether prospective citizens will accept and uphold our democracy, culture, our constitution and the Australian laws,” she said, adding it is time for Australians to “put our foot down.”
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Sen. Lambie said a key test of whether people would be worthy of Australia’s “compassion” would be if immigrants or refugees were asked if they supported Shariah law.
While Mohammed dismissed Lambie’s call for surveillance, saying “My reaction was I laughed and I laughed and I laughed,” he did issue a new statement Wednesday through the Australian National Council of Imams saying comments about the cause of the attacks were not justifications for acts of terrorism, 7News reported.
“There is no justification for the taking of innocent lives. The sanctity of human life is guaranteed in Islam,” the council’s statement said.
“Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohammed and ANIC have consistently and unequivocally condemned all forms of terrorist violence.”