FINALLY, a Country with some Backbone...

Get out if you want Sharia law, Australia tells Muslims (Maybe we
should move to Australia...)

CANBERRA: Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told
on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted
radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. A day after
a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia at
a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his
ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown.

Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted
that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if
they did not accept that Australia was a secular state and its laws
were made by parliament. "If those are not your values, if you want
a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia
is not for you," he said on national television. "I'd be saying to
clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in
Australia, one the Australian law and another the Islamic law, that
that is false.

If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts,
democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to
go to another country which practises it, perhaps, then, that's a
bette option," Costello said. Asked whether he meant radical clerics
would be forced to leave, he said those with dual citizenship could
possibly be asked move to the other country.

Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims
who did not want to accept local values should "clear off."
"Basically, people who don't want to be Australians, and they don't
want to live by Australian values and understand them, well then
they can basically clear off," he said. Separately, Howard angered
some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spies
monitoring the nation's mosques agencies