I have been trawling thought the 3AW website and some of the opinions of their listeners and some of their presenters, is even worse than the Herald Sun’s. Of course when you think of hard-hitting political and current affairs you think of this guy…
Apparently John Michael (oooohhhhh aaaaaahhhhh) Howson is upset about Muslim women having their faces covered by burqas because… I don’t know. It can be found here. (Is John Michael Howson gay? I never knew.) I do find it weird when flamboyantly gay men are extreme right wingers and show the amount of intolerance and hatred that Howson does. I guess it’s OK for him to be different but nobody else is allowed to be.

Of course radio (and TV) presenters are supposed to show leadership and reasoning on issues (hahahahaha) rather than just leading the sheep in a bigoted chorus of rubbish. I always thought that to be in the media and to present opinions on matters like this you need some degree of intelligence and not just be some flamboyant guy who was a Hollywood gossip reporter twenty years ago.
As for Darren James… someone should just tell Hinch that all James does is agree with the bigoted opinions of Howson and not try to regulate the debate. From what I know the guy has no backbone to express his own opinion but just says “I agree John Michael” before mentioning some brand name that he may or may not be endorsing.

Anyway here are some of the people who commented on the burqa issue on the 3AW website. Be aware that these comments are the most nonsensical that I could find…

After reading some of the comments here I am alarmed at the level of ignorance by some who consider themselves so “tolerant” of Islam.
Take a look at some of the countries where Islam has managed to take hold and see just how much that country has changed. When they are in small numbers, they are meek and don’t demand too much. As soon as their numbers grow sufficiently they start to demand and change. They demand that we respect them even though they don’t respect us. They demand that we change our way of life to suit them. If they don’t like this country or any other country then they should not migrate there. Stick with what you love I say. If they want to mimic an Islamic country, then they should’ve stayed in an Islamic country. They only reason they come here is to conquer one way or another. Just take time to look at the countries where they have grown in sufficient numbers and all will be revealed.
Peggy Wednesday 23 June, 2010 – 7:09 PM

Yes Peggy, they are coming to get us. The real issue here is not us wanting to ban the freedom of choice that Muslim women have to wear a face covering, but the fact that they are going to force every woman in Australia to wear one. Bwahaha. I can just imagine Osama Bin Laden hatching his worldwide burkha plot now…

Well said John-Michael Howson!!!! It IS UnAustralian!!!
‘In my 40 years as a Muslim woman I have never felt so oppressed.’ Yeah well go live in Saudi Arania then you’ll really have something to whinge about and take that dill Hinch with you since he loves burqas so much!!!!
clown fan club Friday 21 May, 2010 – 10:00 AM

Sigh! I thought it was un-Australian to dictate to people what they can and cannot wear. I hear people say that Muslims want to come here because Australia is a free country, which in their opinion is good BUT… we should take away part of that freedom and tell them that they cannot cover their face if they want?
By the way, why all the fuss about Muslim women wearing burqas but no fuss over young men wearing hoodies.

i believe that if people choose to come to live in australia they also choose to fit in to our way of life.i visited malaysia an the people there were mainly muslem but they didnt get round in berqhs.so why is it such an issue here.if i as a woman was to travel to dubbi i would have to wear a head covering to be allowed in to there country to fit in to thier city so why carnt they show us the same respect.?
vanessa Tuesday 18 May, 2010 – 6:49 PM

Yeah if people live in Australia they should fit into our way of life… which includes being able to spell correctly too.

Neil Mitchell also had something to say on this issue more recently and again the uneducated and ill-informed were out in force…

Jake you are half right,ban the burqa only when need to,like when you come to AUSTRALIA!And we have every right to create this law if we want to.Dont like it? Stiff, move to where it is accepted because we dont want it now or EVER!!!!
Darrell Tuesday 20 July, 2010 – 10:03 AM

This = robust debate

I have the solution to all these problems with Muslims.Send them all back to wherever they came from and we would not be having all of these issues and debates.They can do whatever they like in their countries,but do not come to ours and expect us to change to suit them.Everything we do “offends” them.Why?.They freely chose to live in another country so respect their customs etc as you demand us to accept yours in our countries.They can’t accept that other cultures have different ideas and traditions and want to destroy them and inflict and force their ideas on us and get rid of the very way of life that allowed them to come here and live freely and practice their ideas.Imagine us going to one of their countries and trying to do what they do in western countries.How long until we were dead.I can see no reason why they are allowed to live here.
steve Thursday 15 July, 2010 – 4:35 PM

More robust debate. People who oppose common sense (ie-me) on this issue aren’t racist or rednecked… as Steve above proves.

Kazz you are living in the wrong country till you have the decency to pack up shaking off the sacred Australian soil off your boots as you get on the next return boat to Bulkastan.
MaryAnne Thursday 15 July, 2010 – 11:45 AM

Even more robust debate…

Prime Minister, this is a FREE democratic country and it will remain that way, regardless of any attempt of branch stacking in the NSW Labor movement, to elect selective Muslim candidates~! Your leftist Immigration Department & cretins like Pamela CURR can encourage Tamil Tigers to ‘lose’ their identity papers, but Christian Democracy will STILL prevail~! Sharia Law is NOT welcome in this country~! Unless you want a bloody civil war on our streets, don’t go there~! You were elected by a Christian Majority, not a Muslim minority~! Get with the program~!
Lenny Thursday 15 July, 2010 – 11:13 AM

This is a free and democratic country… unless you are a Muslim woman who wishes to wear a burqa…

ts a simple maths solution ban the burka+the hijib+the religion=PEACE
garry Wednesday 14 July, 2010 – 4:24 PM

Yes by banning Islam in Australia we will remain a peaceful country… just like Northern Ireland…

Australia has rules like any other country. People should abide by them and join in our Culture when they come here the same as we would have to do if we went to their counry. — It possibly could be one way of creating PEACE in the world

judiann Wednesday 14 July, 2010 – 1:36 PM

Where is the law against covering your face in public? I always thought part of the Aussie larrikin culture was that rules were only there to be broken. Guess this is something else that has disappeared from the Australian psyche recently, just like ‘no dobbing’.

Ban it.
If we approve the Burka we approve slavery and repression of women.
Try and wear what you want in a middle eastern country – good luck !!
Paul Wednesday 14 July, 2010 – 1:18 PM

But if we ban it we are telling women what they can and can’t wear, which means that we are repressing them even further…

In espousing that Banning the Burka is a racist issue you are showing your mental deficiancy.
France is a true secular society whereas we are not, if we were, no taxpayer funding would be spent on the tax free church industry. In a secular society all people are treated equally, whereas there is no such equality in Australia
Rene Wednesday 14 July, 2010 – 1:03 PM

Huh!!! Australia is an independent country who should make up her own mind and not takes cues from others… especially France…

Ban the people and then there will be no more disgussions on the burqa, they are not to be trusted.
janet page Wednesday 14 July, 2010 – 11:36 AM

I can’t trust people who can’t spell discussion either.

When Neil was little bet his mother used to play the hide and seek scare game with him and used to wear that stuff, that’s why he is so fond of it. Struth!
Now he is even not much for school uniforms because the bulkas will not be allowed there. Further he will have difficulty sitting at the table with his Arab and Turkish friend at their restaurants. I am safe because I don’t even eat that stuff of theirs let alone having anything to do with them.
Ben Wednesday 14 July, 2010 – 11:19 AM

What’s a bulka? By the way, if you have nothing to do with Muslims then how the hell do you know what the hell you are talking about? This is what I mean about stupid people voicing their ignorant and stupid opinions. It’s amazing how ignorant the people who post at the new sights are and how the let their true feelings run free. I guess they do so because the are allowed to do it anonymously and that people won’t know in real life just what dumbarses they really are. The sad thing is that these people who can barely write will be voting on August 21st. Be afraid… very afraid.


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