Calling the ALA an anti-Islam party demonstrates complete ignorance of the party’s extensive policy platform. Jaymez points out a prime example of self interest by the home of political correctness in Australia, the ABC:
The ABC is insisting on referring to the Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA) party as an anti-Islam party in their news bulletins and on-line coverage. See for here for example.
Perhaps it is because they don’t like the ALA’s policy on public broadcasting?
ALA policy is basically to privatize the ABC and SBS (the public broadcasters in Australia).
Clearly the ABC would be keen to see the ALA fail at elections. But they don’t disclose their conflict of interest when reporting on the ALA.
Turning to Islam, since the ABC insist on bringing it up in relation to the ALA, what is the ABC’s policy on Islam? I think we all know.
Special treatment is often demanded by Muslims … Any political party which doesn’t have a specific policy on how to address Islamisation is out of touch, or just not being honest with themselves and the public.
Does the ABC report on the Islamic policies, or lack of them, of the Greens or other parties?
Not that you would know from listening to the ABC, but ALA policies cover a wide range of issues:
…including equality, sustainability, environment, energy, citizenship, separation of Commonwealth and States, health, aged care, education, freedom of speech and the media, trade, jobs, foreign affairs, defence, taxation, the constitution, abortion, euthanasia, transport, and agriculture
Calling the ALA an anti-Islam party is about as accurate as calling Labor an anti-business party, the Liberals an anti-union party, the Greens an anti-industry party, or the Palmer Party an anti-Abbott party.