Was the email that was said to be send by the Australian Prime Minister real or a hoax? (see email below)?

Subject: FW: Please read this! I know you will love it!

Canada & America Need A Leader Like This!

Prime Minister John Howard - Australia

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.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote: 'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.'

'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'

'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!'

'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.'

'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'

'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,

'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'

'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'

Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, American and Canadian citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

If you agree ... please SEND THIS ON.

Update:

I have read the snopes article as well. I would like some real opinions on the email. Do you agree or disagree with what the email is saying? Basically what the email is say is "When in Rome"......

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    A mix of both:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/australia.a...

    The e-mail was not sent by the prime minister, that's fake.

    Some of the statements in there are things he really said, some come from other people, and some are made up.

    Still, if you look at many of Howard's real statements...he's an idiot.

    I love the part about Australian culture being developed over two centuries by people who "love freedom" -- unless it's not *their* kind of freedom. So the only freedom allowed is freedom to be a white christian australian? Sigh.

    Peace.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Australia was founded as a penal colony. That means they shipped all the criminals and other deadbeats from Europe.

    Funny the letter doesn't mention that, eh?

  • 1 decade ago

    Partially true, partially false.

  • Cjac
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    "Contains elements of truth, but is highly misleading and inaccurate"

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