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Monday, 21 February 2011
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To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

This Petition of the undersigned draws the attention of the House:

to significant community concerns over the overt and explicit Islamisation of Australian school-age children through the agency of the text-book “Learning From One Another” Bringing Muslim Perspectives into Australian Schools” which is to be introduced into our schools in the coming year.

We, the undersigned, are extremely concerned that such a textbook would be introduced into our schools under the guise of “diversity” when it is, quite evidently, active proselytizing.

Such ability to proselytize in our schools has been removed from all other religions, and we are extremely concerned that Islam has, once again, contrived to receive what appears to be special status to advance their religion.

Petition:

We therefore ask the House to:

1.   reaffirm its commitment to the ‘wall of separation’ concept concerning church and state that is the foundation of our education system. This ‘wall of separation’ is required to safeguard our multicultural, multi-faith and non-faith liberal democracy that has become the hallmark of the civilised 21st century nation Australia rightfully claims to be.

2.   indicate to Muslim educators the inappropriateness of their attempt to proselytize by stealth 3. prohibit the use of this book in schools

by Mr Murphy (from 4,218 citizens)