After protests in Australia against the anti-Islam YouTube video featured children holding signs calling for the beheading of those who insult Islam, Australian Immigration Minister Chris Brown has vowed to deport any non-Australians violently involved in such protests.
Australian Senator Cory Bernardi claims that the signs and the encouraging of violence serve as “wakeup calls” to Australians still unaware of the “global Islamic agenda.”
MP George Christensen echoed calls to deport those non-Australians guilty of violence during the protests, saying: “I think the average Australian would think (that) if you’re engaging in violence and you weren’t an Australian citizen, jump on the first plane and head back to where you come from because that stuff is just simply not on in this nation.”
Foreign Minister Bob Carr takes a more level-headed approach, declaring the placards and offensive signs to be the work of provocateurs and those trying to encourage cultural division.
The weekend protests took place before a conference by the Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir in western Sydney called “Muslims Rise – Caliphate Imminent” which encourages the establishment of a global Islamic state and the implementation of sharia law. Taji Mustafa, one of the speakers at the conference, is labeled a hate speaker.