Muslims threaten Australia’s identity, says Pell

Cardinal George PellThe Muslim community is overly sensitive and is the only migrant group to have plotted violence against Australia, Catholic Archbishop Cardinal George Pell has claimed.

Dr Pell said integration was a “key tool” for a harmonious and secular democratic society. “Equal rights however, carry with them equal responsibilities – problems arise when minorities demand special consideration that places them outside the law as it applies to other citizens,” he said.

“Flexibility and adaptability are called for when refugees and immigrants arrive in our country but there is a limit in (adopting) minority demands beyond which a democratic host society cannot go without losing its identity.”

The Australian, 4 March 2007

For earlier statements on Islam by Cardinal Pell, see here and here.