When Islam came to Australia

When Islam came to Australia

There are 76 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 24, 2014, titled When Islam came to Australia. In it, Newsday reports that:

Few Australians are aware that the country's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had regular contact with foreign Muslims long before the arrival of Christian colonisers.

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American

Keswick, Canada

#1 Jun 24, 2014
These type of new stories muslims 'spin' just to prove they were there even before the native people of any country to which they migrate. They spin a tale that when Columbus discovered America, the navigator in that ship was a Muslim, who was very familiar with America even before the Americans. The first man to land on the moon too became a Muslim after hearing the prayer call in moon!!
captain cook

Newark, NJ

#2 Jun 24, 2014
Ah ha...so now we know why the original inhabitants stayed in the stone age and beat thier wives and children. The only thing missing is the call to prayer.
And a few goats.
Ottoman

Herndon, VA

#3 Jun 24, 2014
captain cook wrote:
Ah ha...so now we know why the original inhabitants stayed in the stone age and beat thier wives and children. The only thing missing is the call to prayer.
And a few goats.
That's why Indonesia is going to invade Australia and take it back .
captain cook

Newark, NJ

#4 Jun 24, 2014
Isn't there a tsunami heading in your direction.
captain cook

Newark, NJ

#5 Jun 24, 2014
Ottoman wrote:
<quoted text>That's why Indonesia is going to invade Australia and take it back .
If it wasn't for Portugal even you would still be in the stone age.
Ottoman

Herndon, VA

#6 Jun 24, 2014
captain cook wrote:
Isn't there a tsunami heading in your direction.
No, but I do know of a Muslim tsunami heading your way .
True Blue

Australia

#7 Jun 24, 2014
When Islam came to Australia - things changed for the worse in this failed multicultural country When we had Christian Lebanese coming - no problem - now slowly we are being brainwashed into accepting the unacceptable - terrorism, drive by shootings, halhal food, underage marriage, forced marriage and female circumcision just to name a few aided and abetted by our Governments, do gooders and muslim leaders, never has a minority group been more catered to by our leaders.... The muslim aim was never to be a part of this country, but to take over this country.. as seen by the continual requests for shariah law, the blatant disregard for our laws, the imans spewing out hate towards westerners in a western country, where they live safely, and no doubt a large proportion supported by the taxpayer.. Now is the time for Australians to bombard Governments concerning Muslim immigration to this country... Many of us are uneasy as muslims aligned to terrorist groups spring up.... Let's start taking our Country back, and bugger it if we are classed as racist...
Ottoman

Herndon, VA

#9 Jun 24, 2014
captain cook wrote:
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If it wasn't for Portugal even you would still be in the stone age.
Was the Ottoman Empire in the stone age? I don't think so .
Oh No

Edgewater, MD

#10 Jun 24, 2014
Ottoman wrote:
<quoted text>Was the Ottoman Empire in the stone age? I don't think so .
Ever drive a Muslim car? muslim airplane? Muslim science stopped in the 14th Century. You dudes even need ak47s made elsewhere! What terrorist plots are being planned in your Mosque? Attacks on DC? Ottomans were more competent than the Arabs who they ruled wisely. Turks are not backward and ignorant.
Oh No

Edgewater, MD

#11 Jun 24, 2014
True Blue wrote:
When Islam came to Australia - things changed for the worse in this failed multicultural country When we had Christian Lebanese coming - no problem - now slowly we are being brainwashed into accepting the unacceptable - terrorism, drive by shootings, halhal food, underage marriage, forced marriage and female circumcision just to name a few aided and abetted by our Governments, do gooders and muslim leaders, never has a minority group been more catered to by our leaders.... The muslim aim was never to be a part of this country, but to take over this country.. as seen by the continual requests for shariah law, the blatant disregard for our laws, the imans spewing out hate towards westerners in a western country, where they live safely, and no doubt a large proportion supported by the taxpayer.. Now is the time for Australians to bombard Governments concerning Muslim immigration to this country... Many of us are uneasy as muslims aligned to terrorist groups spring up.... Let's start taking our Country back, and bugger it if we are classed as racist...
Your guys with ISIS will bring trouble to Australia from Iraq. they are infidels...
Ottoman

Herndon, VA

#12 Jun 24, 2014
Oh No wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever drive a Muslim car? muslim airplane? Muslim science stopped in the 14th Century. You dudes even need ak47s made elsewhere! What terrorist plots are being planned in your Mosque? Attacks on DC? Ottomans were more competent than the Arabs who they ruled wisely. Turks are not backward and ignorant.
We Turks build our own weapons and we Turks are Muslim . We Turks are also building an aircraft carrier , new generation fighter jet ,drone and a high speed bulletin train .

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#13 Jun 24, 2014
Ottoman wrote:
<quoted text>We Turks build our own weapons and we Turks are Muslim . We Turks are also building an aircraft carrier , new generation fighter jet ,drone and

*a high speed bulletin train*.
Why would we need a train for a high speed bulletin?

We already have the internet and satellite commuication.

:)

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#15 Jun 24, 2014
Ottoman wrote:
I mean high speed bullet train .
In that case I'll leave you to train your high speed bullets ... without the bulletin.

:)
Jesus is

Sydney, Australia

#18 Jun 24, 2014
NEW HOLLAND

Indonesia Muslim fishermen searched Australian waters for sea cucumbers in 1750s

The first known landing in Australia was by Dutchman Willem Janszen in 1606. Australia became known as "New Holland".
Jesus is

Sydney, Australia

#19 Jun 25, 2014
ABORIGINAL PEOPLE
discovered Australia, and have lived in Australia for more than 50 000 years.

DUTCH
The first Europeans to discover Australia arrived in the 1600s.They were Dutch explorers from the Netherlands.

ENGLISH
The first Englishman to explore part of Australia was William Dampier in 1699.

Captain James Cook explored and mapped the east coast in 1770.

“Tell it as it is.”

Since: Jun 12

Williamstown, Australia

#20 Jun 25, 2014
It may go back a lot further.

1421: The Year China Discovered the World. A well researched book by Gavin Menzies gives a quite convincing case that the Chinese not only discovered Australia then, but also mapped the east side of America.
Apparently he also had Chinese muslims on board as servants.

So, by muslim logic muslims "discovered" Australia.

Nothing strange here as they even claim systems and methods known to Pharaohic Egyptians as muslim inventions.
ItalianPro

Sydney, Australia

#21 Jun 25, 2014
Noongars were originally Muslim. They prayed daily from dusk until dawn. The kangaroo was a manifestion of Mohammed.
Blunt Turd

Caboolture, Australia

#22 Jun 25, 2014
Muslims originated from stoogers in the 16th century . Since then they have become pibers , with only a few muslim stoogers left to keep the faith.
love pork

United States

#23 Jun 25, 2014
Ottoman wrote:
<quoted text>We Turks build our own weapons and we Turks are Muslim . We Turks are also building an aircraft carrier , new generation fighter jet ,drone and a high speed bulletin train .
Turk are not Arab. so they can actually progress...

Research and development in Muslim nations, constrained by religious oversight, was therefore basically inexistent. Since religious authorities (as mentioned never questioned) oversee all areas and domains of development and societal evolution, it does not come as a surprise that muslim nations have not been able to contribute to human development proportional to their demographic size. Name one invention stemming from muslim culture in the last 500 years. Name one muslim Nobel prize winner in medicine, technology or science to refute this argument.
love pork

United States

#24 Jun 25, 2014
Blunt Turd wrote:
Muslims originated from stoogers in the 16th century . Since then they have become pibers , with only a few muslim stoogers left to keep the faith.
Research and development in Muslim nations, constrained by religious oversight, was therefore basically inexistent. Since religious authorities (as mentioned never questioned) oversee all areas and domains of development and societal evolution, it does not come as a surprise that muslim nations have not been able to contribute to human development proportional to their demographic size. Name one invention stemming from muslim culture in the last 500 years. Name one muslim Nobel prize winner in medicine, technology or science to refute this argument.

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