In an earlier article I wrote “Why Islam does not integrate with host countries?”
In his article I am writing, how two countries are trying to integrate Islam into their host countries.
SARKOZY & FRANCE:
Insisting that FRANCE is not discriminating against Sikhs wearing turbans, President Nicholas Sarkozy on Monday said that he expects the community to respect the customs and traditions of the French people.
"We respect their traditions and customs and I hope they also respect France's rules," Sarkozy said in a joint interaction with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who also belongs to the Sikh community, after the India-EU summit.
"We respect Sikhs, their customs, their traditions. They are most welcome to France. But we have rules concerning the neutrality of the civil servants, rules concerning secularism and these rules don't apply to just Sikhs, they apply to the Muslims, they apply to all on the territory of the French Republic." Sarkozy said.
My comment: Actually France wanted the ISLAMIC HEAD SCARVES to be BANNED, and Sikh community got entangled into it as they too have a head scarf (turban).
PRIME MINISTER JOHN HOWARD & AUSTRALIA.
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.
Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote: 'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.
This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.
We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!
Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.
We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.
This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.
If you (MUSLIMS) aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.
PRIME MINISTER MANMOHAN SINGH AND INDIA:
Shah Bano case is a case in point, so no use blaming only Manmohan Singh. All governments including that of BJP, skirted this issue for vote bank politics.
It was well said by Arif Md Khan in a recent article and I quote him : “Sohail Abbas, a leading Pakistani psychologist, in his recentlypublished study based on personal interviews of 517 mujahideen arrested in Afghanistan and later lodged in two Pakistani jails, asserts that the figures on rural/urban jihadis become even more interesting as all the jihadis, barring just a few, belonged to the Deobandi school of thought.
Keeping in mind the gravity of the threat posed by terrorism, it was
the duty of the government to keep the public informed about all its
dimensions. But when you pin your hopes on the clergy to deliver
electoral dividends, then it becomes difficult to bring to light facts
that may displease it.”
MY VIEW :
We are apologist as a secular country. We need to take at some of these more “open” democracies including USA and understand that if Muslims are not integrating, we have to make them integrate, or as John Howard states – “they are free to leave”. We are tolerant and open society and if Muslims insist on imposing their obscurantist views on our society, we will rise as one and demolish their institution of Wahabbi madrassas (DEOBAND) that makes them intolerant. It is the only way forward, and the quicker we understand this, the less painful it will be for us. It is ultimately a fight to preserve “OUR WAY OF LIFE” – tolerant, open, free – completely opposite of what Deoband Madrassas are teaching. It starts with UNIFORM CIVIL CODE for all.
WHERE IS INDIA’S SARKOZY / JOHN HOWARD ?