Facts are lost in fight over Peter Dutton and migration

Facts are lost in fight over Peter Dutton and migration, by David Crowe.

The weakness in Australian political debate was on display again this week in the ugly dispute over migration. …

Then the author suggests that one cannot mention a problem in the Muslim community with out also mentioning a similar problem in the white community — but this principle doesn’t apply the other way, does it? Why the PC abasement at The Australian? The lack of civilization confidence is obvious to everyone, encouraging those who would undermine our civilization.

Some of Dutton’s own colleagues think he was too blunt in talking about a problem in one particular migrant community, even if everyone knows the problem is there. Certainly he could have used more careful language in pointing to the obvious danger of foreign fighters being recruited from the Lebanese Muslim community.

He might have acknowledged that some gullible Australians from whitebread backgrounds are also eager to take up arms with terrorists. …

Labor is going fully PC:

Yet the ferocious response to Dutton’s remarks has been out of proportion to his comments. The instinctive reaction is: “How dare you say that?” This tells voters their politicians would prefer to dance around a problem rather than look at it honestly. The fury in the debate is also based on distortion. Labor, in particular, has moulded the original comments into something they were not in order to prevent them being debated rationally at all. …

Labor and most of the media are doing their best to evade the truth that Dutton told:

At no point did Dutton say it was wrong to bring in an entire migrant community. He said there were mistakes with some of the people who migrated to Australia. The facts back him up. Cabinet documents from 1976, released in 2007, show the Fraser government realised it had to ­restore the rules for Lebanese Muslims after allowing a temporary exemption from normal screening. …

“The advice that I have is that, out of the last 33 people who have been charged with terrorist related offences in this country, 22 are from second and third-generation Lebanese Muslim backgrounds,” [Dutton] told parliament.

Our PC media and politicians have trained others to use the language of PC bullying against the majority of our society:

Then there was the video response from Lebanese Muslim Association president Samier Dandan, who said the government displayed a “toxic, assimilationist, nationalist” agenda. The rhetoric was over the top. “What Mr Dutton said was racist, what he implied was racist and the lack of outrage in parliament reflects on the racism underscoring much of how we talk about minorities in Australia,” Dandan said.

Racism is behaving differently towards people based on their race. Dutton merely stated a fact, which cannot be racist.

A warranted conclusion as The Australian creeps towards defying PC bullying:

Asked if there is a problem, should a minister deny it? The fact that 22 out of 33 terror suspects are from a specific community is surely an issue that needs confronting. Yet all the attention goes to the fact the minister dares to mention it. Behind all the thunder this week is an astonishing timidity in facing the facts.

hat-tip Stephen Neil