|Will the real Muslim please stand up?|
When not worrying that the government's new IR reforms will cause babies to be
eaten, and the dead to walk the earth, the attention of the average Australian
has been split between Muslims and drugs.
Muslims have kind of been in the paper - blowing themselves (and a few of
the Kaffir) up in Iraq, Bali
and Jordan, and some were apparently planning to bring the same multicultural
message to Australia. Those particular ones are enjoying some R&R in one of
Her Majesty's Hotels.
And Australians have been enjoying similar hospitalities overseas, after
getting themselves into trouble with drugs. What is it about overseas
Australians and drugs? Why can't they leave well alone? Even our own Dear Leader
looked like getting
himself into trouble over some baggage scan misreadings. And as for
Nguyen Tuong Van, who is about to be strung up in Singapore for his commitment
to the free market, well ..
So any story about Australian drug takers and Muslims has to be a
good one. And model Islamic
convert Michelle Leslie has provided one - having apparently converted to Islam
during her imprisonment and trial over two ecstasy pills, and having abandoned
the hijab (along with most of her other clothes) on her way out of prison.
Several Islamic community spokespeople started to squeal like stuck pigs at
the sight of Michelle's naked midriff, and apparent intention to go back to
modeling skimpy undies. They seem to be upset that she only pretended
to convert to Islam in order to get more favorable treatment from the
Indonesian court system.
But it is unthinkable that any Muslim would discriminate in favor
of their fellow Muslims - so why could they be upset? Surely they should be
smugly commenting that her fake conversion did her no good. Except that it
seems to have done her a lot of good, because she got out. Which leaves her
critics with a prima facie credibility problem. So what gives?
Another of the questions we may have to leave for the wisdom of Allah.