Author: fudge Date: Feb 16, 2007 21:20
LIFE can become untenable when the Muslim population of a non-Muslim country
reaches about 10 per cent, as shown by France, a Jewish expert on Islam
The Australian Jewish News yesterday quoted Raphael Israeli as saying
Australia should cap Muslim immigration or risk being swamped by
Professor Israeli told the Herald that was a misunderstanding. But he said:
"When the Muslim population gets to a critical mass you have problems. That
is a general rule, so if it applies everywhere it applies in Australia."
Professor Israeli, an expert on Islamic history from Hebrew University in
Jerusalem, has been brought to Australia by the Shalom Institute of the
University of NSW. The Australia-Israel Jewish Affairs Council is co-hosting
many of his activities.
He said Muslim immigrants had a reputation for manipulating the values of
Western countries, taking advantage of their hospitality and tolerance.
"Greeks or Italians or Jews don't use violence. There is no Italian or
Jewish Hilaly [a reference to the controversial cleric Sheik Taj el-Din al
Hilaly of Lakemba mosque]. Why?"