After alienating Christians with “Jesus A Prophet of Islam” billboards, the ‘MyPeace’ group is launching a series of advertisements on free to air television. In these ads claims are made which are partially misleading, partially untrue. Rachel Blaxendale in “The Australian” (p3 on 9 July 2013) discusses one example in her article “Ads for Islam misquote Shaw from bogus book”. George Bernard Shaw is attributed by ‘MyPeace’ with a quote on Islam he never made, referenced from a book he never wrote. In fact Shaw was outspoken critical of Islamic violence and intolerance.
The ‘MyPeace’ ads continue with a skewered portrayal of Mahatma Ghandi as admirer of the Arab warlord and Islamic prophet Mohammed. As a matter of fact the historical Gandhi was a practicing Hindu. Muslim conquerors invading the subcontinent slaughtered millions of Hindus refusing to convert to Islam. Religious unrest and civil war between Hindus and Muslims led to the separation of Pakistan and Bangladesh from India. Violent clashes and animosities between Muslims and Hindus continue to this day.
The “MyPeace” advertisement paints a misleading image of Islam and its history of violent expansion and dysfunctional interaction with other cultures. If a commercial advertiser would misrepresent his products in such fashion, consumer protection organisations would be up in arms, seeking immediate judicial injunctions.
How will Australians react when faced with this form of false advertising for a socio-political ideology claiming to be ‘just another religion’? Will we once more sacrifice the truth on the altar of multiculturalism and continue to tolerate the intolerable?
Q Society of Australia Inc
Q Society of Australia Inc is a secular association supported by people from different ethnicities and all walks of life. We oppose divisive multiculturalism and racism and lobby for an integrated multiethnic Australia based on classic European values and Judaeo-Christian and Humanistic values. The society is run nationally by volunteers since 2010 as a not-for-profit organisation and is not aligned with any political party. We oppose the Islamisation of our society and attempts to silence critical information and debate under the pretence of multicultural tolerance.
Andrew Horwood, VP Community Relations and Media
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