Australian Racists perhaps unmindful of their presence because by robbing native Australoids of their continent, were raging that a ‘Muslim Minister‘ use of his scripture ‘The Quraan’ for swearing-in instead of ‘Bible’.
But ‘Kevin Rudd’ the Australian Gandhi was giving a damn about these ‘Ten Pound Poms’ – as he was the one instrumental in the selection of the Minister and was as well apologizing for the actions of White Australian Racist criminals.
Mr Husic, a parliamentary secretary, suffered torrents of anti-Islamic attacks on social media but said he “will not jump because of harsh words in dark corners”. On his Facebook page, a series of congratulatory messages was rebuked by critics who said they were “disappointed” and feared he had abandoned the constitution in favour of Sharia law.
“Shame, Shame, Shame,” wrote Ross Peace. “I am so disappointed in this government that they don’t have the spine to stand up for the Australian way of life.”
Another user, Steve Kerr, wrote: “You are the shame of our great nation. Australian politics has gone to the dogs, and committing the treasonous act of swearing in on the quran, you are the biggest mutt in the yard!”
Mr Husic, 43, the child of Bosnian Muslim migrants, said it was “right” for people to express their concerns but defended his decision to use the Koran for his oath.
“I am who I am,” he said.
“I couldn’t obviously take my oath on a bible and I didn’t want to affirm. [I] see that as a natural part of democracy and a good thing that people can ask those questions. But I also think that you’ll have, from time to time, people at the extremes – there are people definitely that are extreme within my faith and there are people that are extreme outside it – and they will always seek ways in which to divide people.”
Politicians of all persuasions leapt to Mr Husic‘s defence, saying the criticism was “appalling” and “an embarrassment to decency, fairness and all we stand for”.
A Liberal MP, Josh Frydenberg, who is Jewish, tweeted: “Criticism of @edhusicmp for being sworn-in on the Koran is a disgrace – we live in a democracy where we must respect freedom of religion.”
He became the country’s first Muslim MP after his election in a Sydney electorate in 2010, though he was subject to racist abuse when he tried to run unsuccessfully in 2004. He has described himself as proudly Muslim but not devout.