Learning from Britain's Islamic migration mistakes

460-muslim-women_802356c.jpgSometimes the small things are the most noticeable.

Last Sunday morning I woke and turned on the ABC radio news. The lead items were the arrest of the ‘third’ man from the Brussels bombings, an extremist group in the Philippines and an update on the kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria.

All interesting stories with a common thread linking them together - Islam. However, that thread was never mentioned during the news report, nor was the word Muslim.

It was as if these were unimportant ‘asides’ to the context of what the world is confronting.

This could be termed media bias by omission; an accusation that can be levelled far wider than just the ABC. Any reasonable and diligent observer would notice the same failing in many sections of our media.

Bias by omission appears in many forms but seems particularly apparent when it comes to the ‘religion of peace’- a term applied by those who don’t or won’t understand.

Any analysis that may result in an honest (and hence critical) assessment of the threat of Islam is dismissed as Islamophobia, so too many think it’s better not to mention it at all.

The person credited with popularising this term of oppression is the former head of Britain’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Trevor Phillips.

Phillips commissioned “the Runnymede report” in 1997 which gave rise to the phrase ‘Islamophobia’; a term now synonymous with any criticism – legitimate or not – of Islam or Muslims.

He was reported this week as admitting he ‘got almost everything wrong’ when it came to his assessment of Islamic migration in the 1990s.

He has now conceded that the idealised concept of integration and assimilation suggested by the cultural Marxists has given way to ‘nations within nations’ brought about by the intransigent cultural attitudes of too many Muslims migrating to the West.

Phillips wrote “For a long time, I too thought that Europe’s Muslims would become like previous waves of migrants, gradually abandoning their ancestral ways, wearing their religious and cultural baggage lightly, and gradually blending into Britain’s diverse identity landscape. I should have known better.”

His comments were in light of an ICM poll released to The Times which found:

  • One in five British Muslims never enter a non-Muslim house;
  • 39 per cent of Muslims (male and female) believe a wife should always obey her husband;
  • 31 per cent of Muslims in Britain support the right of a man to have more than one wife;
  • 52 per cent of Muslims weren’t in favour of legalising homosexuality;
  • 23 per cent of Muslims support the introduction of Sharia law rather than British law.


Phillips went on to admit:

“Liberal opinion in Britain has, for more than two decades, maintained that most Muslims are just like everyone else… But thanks to the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet conducted, we now know that just isn’t how it is.”

These concessions come too late for the UK. Already weakened by their slavish adherence to the dictates of the Brussels bureaucrats, the British political establishment have washed their hands of conserving their cultural heritage.

We see the same thing starting to happen here…although it’s not too late to do something about it.

Whilst under serious threat, we still have every opportunity to arrest the decline and undermining of our social mores. The fifth columnists attack from many fronts but the practice of cultural relativism under the guise of ‘multiculturalism’ is perhaps the most insidious.

People come to this country for many reasons but principally for the opportunity of a better life. They seek to escape the injustice, oppression and authoritarianism of former lands for opportunity and the rule of law.

By and large, our community welcomes those migrants who seek to embrace our values and our nation. However, Australians are increasingly intolerant of those who seek to recreate the very conditions from which they fled in their adopted land.

Unless the elected representatives – too many of whom have been living in denial – do the same mea culpa that Trevor Phillips has in England, the public divide and the discontent will grow steadily worse.

We have an extraordinary opportunity to learn from the errors of other nations. It is high time we heeded their expensive cultural lessons borne of bitter experience.


  • commented 2017-02-07 19:10:36 +1030
    The only power we can rest assured of, is the fervent prayers of the righteous. It avails. The Lord is in control.
  • commented 2017-02-07 19:09:24 +1030
    The only power we can redt
  • commented 2017-02-07 17:32:56 +1030
    Cory. Without a knee jerk reaction full of emotion, how do these stories get to the multitudes.? Media won’t touch them. This material is the only way people can see for themselves. See both sides, not just the usual hype of much tolerance to be practiced along with the vilification threat along with the bosh of their citizen rights and being a people of peace ????
  • commented 2017-02-07 13:13:52 +1030
    The Moslem people took my great grandfather and skewered him alive, and then roasted him alive on the spit. Greek Ottoman invasion. Don’t you dare make allowances for these criminals. How dare the west forget all the blood shed in the middle east. How dare you capitalists even for a moment think that you will escape! You will invite evil mongers to the destruction of Australia. Please stop this in its already advanced stage! We are subjected to a silent coup in the work force, Australia post, on the run franchise, halal have us enslaved already. We are more than compromised already!!!!!! Wake up you twerp, I am rightly disgusted with the status quo.
  • commented 2017-02-07 10:28:00 +1030
    Monty Woodbridge.
    An enlightening post.
    Fearfully accurate .
    Time for active change here is Australia !!
    No time to waste! 😊
  • commented 2017-02-07 10:19:12 +1030
    Wes and Jennifer made an observation that endorses a comment in your post Cory.
    100 Sharia Courts in England .
    Appalling !!!
    ’Like mistletoe this will slowly entwine itself through society as we know it till it strangles all to the Point of no return" !!!!
    NO. NO. NO.
    Wake up Australia. We support your actions Cory !!! WELL DONE 👏👏👏
  • commented 2017-02-07 09:04:52 +1030
    Dear Cory,
    Elle is SO right! This Political (IN)correct rubbish is only a cover for the leftist agenda.
    When we see 100 or more Sharia courts in London(istan) and Theresa May doing nothing to remedy this nonsense, then truly it has gone way too far.
  • commented 2017-02-07 09:04:51 +1030
    Dear Cory,
    Elle is SO right! This Political (IN)correct rubbish is only a cover for the leftist agenda.
    When we see 100 or more Sharia courts in London(istan) and Theresa May doing nothing to remedy this nonsense, then truly it has gone way too far.
  • commented 2017-02-07 09:02:15 +1030
    thank you Cory for your efforts to save our country, …i wish you all the best with your new party and i will offer all my support in the future ..
  • commented 2017-02-07 08:00:56 +1030
    Thanks for the deep look into this issue Cory. We applaud you!!
    We all must work toward keeping the traditional values we hold so dear. Wake up time!!
    No more Political Correctness.
    We are indeed being infiltrated by a people who have no ideals of becoming Australian in ANY way.
    Their efforts in establishing the way of life they left is abhorrent to us in every way.
    We are oil and water,
    Impossible to blend.
    To not learn from England and Germany’s mistakes, the 2011 NY horror along with the continuation of separate world wide crimes against humanity with that common thread of Islam is to be BLIND!!!
    Cory. May God lead you to reinstate what we real Australians are calling for and Trump also recognises.
    No more blind immigration,
    Make Australia great again!!!!!!
  • commented 2017-02-07 07:30:43 +1030
    A very good article Cory, it is quite amazing how the media in general have done little research into the ideologyof islam, in a nutshell, for the benefit of those who wish to embrace Islam socially, beware, because the koran,hadiths and surahs forbids muslims to mix socially with non-muslims. Through the ages (1400 years) Islam holds the world record for murder, rapes, female mutilation, slavery still in practice, child abuse, abuse of women, brainwashing children to hate non-muslims and prepare them eventually for jihad of the sword and the other 8 jihads that guides muslims to create public disturbances, deceit to promote the utimate objective to destroy democracy.

    The irony is that the West is accused of racism, bigotry, Islamaphobia when the koran, hadiths and surahs are full of racism, bigotry and hate towards non-muslims andthe biggest threat to all host countries, is the fact their agenda is a take-over and persecution of those who refuse to submit.

    Saudi Arabia and George Soros appear to be immune from media scrutiny. Both are at the forefront of their joint hate campaigns.
  • commented 2017-02-06 20:32:10 +1030
    I spent three years of my working life in the early 90s working the ‘holy’ kingdom of Saudi Arabia and got to know the Salafis and the Islamic Brotherhood very well. What the stupid West has deliberately and totally misjudged is that these people actually hate us for what are, not what we do. That is right, what we are: infidels! The local population was driven to the mosques 5 times a day by the matawas (religious police) with beatings or even imprisonment for failure to attend. They then were forced to listen to screaming sermons of pure hatred of the west sent out over loudspeakers everywhere. This appalling state of affairs starts from early childhood. It was no wonder to me that virtually all the mass murderers involved in the 9/11 NY abomination were Saudi muslims. A read of ‘Inside the Kingdom’ should be compulsory for all politicians in this country. To come back to Australia to find the Saudi ‘royal’ family funding start-up Islamic schools all over the place was just horrendous to me at the time. Nobody wanted to listen to what I was saying. Surprise surprise, we now know that they have been stealing millions of dollars for years from the taxpayers of this country while the dumb politicians did nothing at all because of political correctness. Saudi Arabia is nothing but a theocratic fascist state exporting its hate all over the world and letting the idiots of the west fund this diaspora. 2,000,000 Sunnis in Germany at that idiot Merkel’s invitation. The Saudis provided absolutely nothing for the Sunni ‘refugee’ brothers apart from flotation jackets and phones. Why would they bother, western social welfare will cover everything. Time is long passed to wake up in this country. Islam is not the religion of peace and tolerance, it is like mistletoe and will strangle the western democracies using their own laws, social welfare and tolerance.
  • commented 2017-02-06 15:42:08 +1030
    I have sent a series of letters to Herald Sun seeking to educate its readers about the threat, the deadly threat, that Islam represents tp Australia. This one, not published, is a sample:
    ‘Protect Religious Freedom’ read a placard held up by one of the anti-Trump protesters at a recent rally! Really? Who did the person concerned see as the major threat to religious freedom, I wondered.

    The most persecuted religion around the world today is Christianity, the most common persecutors are representatives of other major religions. In Myanmar, Buddhists were the persecutors. In India, Hindu fundamentalists (remember the burning alive of Graham Staines and his sons, in 1999?).

    But around the world the most common and most vicious persecutor has been Islam, in its 1,400 year assault on Christians and Jews. At the time of the Crusades, Christianity was the major religion in the Middle East, today it is a tiny minority. Literally millions have been slaughtered, as in the Armenian
    genocide of 1916, where 1.6 million Christians were massacred.

    So, who was in the right here, Donald Trump, or the placard waver.
  • commented 2017-02-06 14:40:36 +1030
    it’s not just Islamic immigration. It’s immigration. Chinese have pushed house prices up so we can’t afford a home and Chinese block voting cost John Howard his seat
  • commented 2016-07-14 11:09:40 +0930
    My fears of islamisation of Australia have suddenly accelerated by a photo of a female muslim recently elected as a member of parliament forthe Labor Party standing next to Bill Shorten smiling like the cat that got the cream and another photo of Malcolm Turnbull hosting a group of muslims at taxpayers expense and appearing quite content to hear imams spew their dislike of our way of living. It is my belief that both these incidences act as encouragement to muslims to continue their quest for change to our laws.
  • commented 2016-07-11 15:35:50 +0930
    Our nation is on the path to a future crisis both economically and environmentally. We are in great need of real leadership and vision. I am starting to feel this could be youself Corie. Good luck in your endeavors.
  • commented 2016-05-22 17:23:13 +0930
    I used to be a hardcore anarchist, protesting up at Woomera 15 years ago to let all the refugees in. Now, as a result of the European migrant crisis, and constant Islamic terrorist attacks, I have shifted severely to the Right, especially on immigration issues. I’m voting Liberal for the very first time this election, and will be putting you first on the ballot, as I live in SA. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help your campaign.
  • commented 2016-05-21 08:28:23 +0930
    Thank you Cory for being brave and telling it like it really is!
  • commented 2016-05-03 23:09:08 +0930
    Cory your wasted in South Australia. We need you running our country. Australia’s Donald Trump.
  • commented 2016-04-24 14:39:49 +0930
    Islamophobe = Anti racist, Anti bigot, Anti paedophile and Anti misogynist. How can the left get it so wrong when they continually preach in favor of Islamophobia? Got me beat. We should wear the label ‘Islamophobe’ as a badge of honour in this country.
  • commented 2016-04-23 22:05:19 +0930
    Yes l agree.
    Let’s all work together to make it a good week.
  • commented 2016-04-23 22:03:56 +0930
    Yes l agree.
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  • commented 2016-04-17 12:48:32 +0930
    Congratulations for your intellectual integrity and honesty. In the past I thought you were too extreme for me. I was wrong. I cannot vote for you as a SA senator. But I can urge you to face off against the intellectually dishonest and politically correct members of your own party and Australia as a whole to protect this great country from the obvious looming harm if we don’t steel up and address our national integrity as something to be prized and treated with care.
  • commented 2016-04-16 17:04:51 +0930
    Thank you for being brave enough to stand up Cory.
  • commented 2016-04-16 16:39:52 +0930
    I totally agree with you – I live near Maitland NSW and a DA has been put into Cessnock Council for a mosque in quiet rural area. The indications are that Cessnock Council may approve the DA – this is another example of the “madness” that you have mentioned.
  • commented 2016-04-16 16:02:39 +0930
    I’ve always voted for Nick Xenaphon. He’s a great politician and serves the people well. But i have grown increasingly deeply troubled by the continued insanity of the mass immigration, pc police, selling off of our land to non Australians, selling out of our utilities to privatization, banking corporate elite criminals. But most of all the ‘muslim problem’ and the invasion by immigration. The loss of culture and the white guilt blaming and shaming. I’ve had a gut full of this insanity. Look at Europe.

    So in short Mr. Bernardi, i have never taken a lot of notice of you in the past but as of now, you have my vote and you will continue to have it until we get this country safe from this madness destroying the western world.
  • commented 2016-04-16 12:26:16 +0930
    I agree completely with you Elle – my local MP Bob Baldwin and Cory Bernardi are two of the few sane voices in the Government on this matter – the rest are too interested in making sure that Muslims vote for them. Very few Australians realize that Muslims formulated a plan in the 1950s for Australia to be a Muslim Nation by 2050. As you said, it is time for Australians (and the politicians) to wake up.
  • commented 2016-04-16 12:03:17 +0930
    Oh, the reality and common sense. So agree. Before we start to have ugly public confrontations between them and us, something MUST be done. Islam is no religion!!!! It is an ideology only , determined to destroy our Western way of life, our culture, with their sheer numbers and I read recently they could eventually outnumber us at some later date by their birth rate figures.
    No, they will never assimilate, even slowly as other cultures do. We as have other countries made a really awful mistake in thinking they may fit in. Never!!!
    So, England admits their error. We must!!!! We must toughen our laws up urgently. We are too complacent.
    What can be done. ??
    You are a voice of intelligence and sound reason. Thank our God in Heaven for your voice. Bless you. Elle