According to recent reports from Australia, the national anthem of that country for a majority of Muslims is “oppressive,” or at least that is the claim that the Islamist activist group Hizb ut-Tahrir claimed at the “Innocent Until Proven Muslim” conference at Bankstown,
the western part of Sydney. The conference was attended by about 800 people.
A key issue raised at the conference by the group was Muslim children being required to sing the Australian national anthem at school.  “
The Australian anthem is based upon a particular view in history, it is a reading of history, and it is a statement which conforms to particular values.
Now, if one does not share those values, why would they express it?” Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman, Hamzah Quereshi, told The Daily Telegraph.   Uthman Badar, the main spokesman for the group, claims that the Australian government “claims to afford freedom, but seeks to impose values and beliefs” on Muslims.
He continued; “It’s not enough that you obey the law, no, you have to adopt our values.” “If you don’t share those values, why should they be forced to sing it?” Mr. Badar told the conference.  There is a pretty good reason for that, like Robert Spencer has noted:
“Because if you don’t adopt our values, eventually you will subvert the law. A nation of people without shared values will eventually collapse into dissolution and probably civil war.”  This also begs the question: if you don’t share the values of the country you are living in, why don’t you choose to live somewhere else?
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