Friday, February 24, 2006
costello gets tough
An excerpt from an article on his speech, found here:
"Mr Costello stood his ground.
He said his point was that those entering a mosque would be required to take off their shoes as mark of respect.
"If you don't want to take your shoes off, don't go into a mosque. If you want to come into Australia, you will be asked to have respect for its values," he said.
"If you don't have respect for those values, don't ask to come into Australia.
"This is what we ask of people. We have to preserve a way of life which makes us the greatest country in the world."