This week saw A Current Affair produce a piece on ‘Shariah
law’ in Australia. This is an area that has both confused and alarmed
Australians – and in fact most Westerners. ACA managed not only to increase the
alarm, but also completely misrepresent what Muslims believe and practice in
There are three things that I think most worry Australians –
Shariah represents a way of life that is based on the 7th century,
Muslims aim to replace Australian law with Shariah law, Shariah law is an
inflexible and harsh system that is totally incompatible with Australian values
and the Australian way of life.
All of these are totally and absolutely wrong or inaccurate.