Facebook – Racism masquerading as patriotism since 2004

AUSTRALIA WILL BE HOLDING A CENSUS NEXT WEEK.
DON’T LEAVE THE “RELIGION” SECTION BLANK. BE SURE TO AT LEAST MARK CHRISTIAN (OR YOUR OWN FAITH).
1,000,000 MUSLIMS WILL MARK THEIR BOX.
10,000,000 AUSTRALIANS WILL LEAVE IT BLANK THEN WONDER WHY CHRISTMAS CAROLS ARE BEING BANNED IN SCHOOLS! NOT TO MENTION, EASTER HAT PARADES!
IT’S NOT ABOUT RELIGION, IT’S ABOUT KEEPING OUR WAY OF LIFE 🙂
REPOST IF YOU AGREE!!!

What’s wrong with the above statement?

I think the question should be – What’s right with it??

Seriously? This shit has been plastered all over my facebook for about a week now. So. To the douchebag who wrote it – Why the hell should I mark christianity? What if my own faith makes me a Muslim? Does that make me less of an Australian as you are suggesting?

Bullshit it’s not about religion. If it wasn’t about religion, you wouldn’t have singled out Muslims, blaming them for no christmas carols in schools. If it wasn’t about religion, you would have said “Guys, make sure you mark your religion, whatever that may be, so that we have accurate sensus results so we can have the best planning possible for future years.” But you didn’t.

Instead, you say that there are 1,000, 000 Muslims and 10,000,000 Australians. Blatantly putting it out there that you think being Muslim automatically cancels out their ability to be a citizen. What if their were 1,000,000 buddhist monks? Would you bother writing a status about it then?

Oh what? Muslims BOMB PEOPLE? OHHH. Yes. Why not discriminate against a whole group of people because of a few extremists? Didn’t you listen in history? Remember the crusades? Christianity has, over the years, killed approximately 264,000 people. And they weren’t just bombed. They were tortured. Limbs torn off one by one. Stretched out until they were ripped apart, burned at the stake and countless other atrocities.

But that was in the old days? Yes, because the crazy, extremist Christians don’t exist anymore? Been under a rock and missed the whole Oslo ordeal, have you?

Oh, you’re not all like that? Case and point for the muslim community.

The racism surrounding the Muslim community is ridiculous and it all stems from ignorance and fear. Why not educate yourself.

Oh and that Easter hat parade you’re so worried about losing? Christianity stole that celebration from the Pagan religions when it was forcing itself on the majority of the settled world. Just so you know.

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11 thoughts on “Facebook – Racism masquerading as patriotism since 2004

  1. Fucking Bravo! I’m in the U.S. and we have similar racists (errrrr religious?) FB chain-mail. One of my faves is about “god not being allowed in our schools”. So all the school shootings and whatnot are somehow payback for the separation of church and state. Our pledge of allegiance is another hot topic for the ignorant on my feed :-/

  2. Well said! This is what Australian society has become. I have seen disgusting displays of ignorance and I unfortunately know people who ‘hate’ Muslims. People need to recognize what you say.

  3. Brilliant post. So pleased to hear a voice of reason. What annoys me almost as much as the fact that such bile is written, is how people just blindly copy and paste this crap without even thinking about the issues.

  4. Brilliant post!! I haven’t actually seen it on my facebook page feeds, maybe it’s thankfully because my friends on my list are either a)not racist or b)afraid to offend me if they did post that on their status knowing I’m a Muslim. It’s appalling that there are still so many out there who are so close minded, but it is a fact of life, everywhere we go. Unfortunately.

  5. This popped up on my FB page too I’m sad to say. It’s bullshit, plain and simple.

    On my way home from Melbourne, before the plane took off the man next to me started praying to Mecca. You should have seen the people around him shit themselves. If a person had made the sign of the cross, or held rosary beads, they wouldn’t have batted an eyelid. Pathetic.

    That any lives are taken in the name of religion sickens me. I don’t care what religion is behind it. But I’m not so blinkered that I cannot see it is the work of people, not an entire faith system.

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