New York - Members of Australia’s anti-Islam political party, Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA), met with Dutch far-right leader, Geert Wilders, in Perth last week to advance the party’s anti-Muslim agenda.
New York – Members of Australia’s anti-Islam political party, Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA), met with Dutch far-right leader, Geert Wilders, in Perth last week to advance the party’s anti-Muslim agenda.
According to The West Australian, members of the ALA describe Muslim immigration as “dangerous and a threat to Australia that needs to be stopped.”
Debbie Robinson, political candidate and ALA’s co-founder said: “I do believe that people are waking up to the dangers and the problems that will come from increased (Muslim) immigration”.
“Islam is a problem and if we don’t take steps to put laws in place to protect our culture and our society, then we are going to lose our freedom,” she added.
The ALA party allegedly seeks to have anti-Muslim representatives in the Federal Parliament in all parts of Australia.
Robinson will run in Western Australia, while ‘anti-halal’ candidate Kirralie Smith will take NSW, and Bernard Gaynor will represent Queensland, the report said.
Geert Wilder’s visit to Australia brought the issue of personal security and death threats to ALA’s members who claim to have become Muslims’ targets for violence due to their alleged Islamophobic views.
Debbie Robinson made some declarations that have reportedly offended the Australian Muslim community who regards the ALA party as “alarming”.
“Why is Mr. Wilders surrounded by 24-hour security? It is because the Islamic community have placed fatwas on his head because you cannot speak out against Islam?” the ALA leader said.
“We have a problem with the Islamic community that we do not have with any other group,” she added.
According to the same source, WA Islamic Council president Rateb Jneid said that the ALA’s views are not representative of “the majority of Australians [who] support multiculturalism and want to live in harmony”.
“The Muslim community is very concerned that a virulently Islamophobic political party was launched in Western Australia — a single issue political party based on promoting fear and hate of Islam,” he said.