Paul Green: Muslim immigration likened to bird flu

August 2007, Herald Sun

A NSW Senate candidate has compared the immigration of Muslims to Australia to the bird flu and says it should stop.

Christian Democratic Party (CDP) Senate candidate Paul Green called today for a moratorium on Muslim immigration while a study on its social impacts was carried out.

He said it would be easier to carry out such a study with the country's Muslim population at 300,000, rather than three million at a later date.

A study would also give the Australian people a chance to have a say on the immigration program, Mr Green said.

He said that in the last 12 months, a number of local Muslim senior clerics had made statements that were not of "the Australian nature" ...

Christian Democrats leader Fred Nile said his party's immigration policy also called on a priority for Christians who have been persecuted, particularly in Muslim countries, to be allowed into Australia.

"It's a very broad policy, and it is certainly not racist," Mr Nile said.

"We don't care where the people come from, what colour of the skin they are, we are happy to accept them, particularly the Christians who have been persecuted."

Mr Nile said he believed the Federal Government was already starting to adopt some of the CDP policies ...

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