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Daily Archives: August 29, 2005
This takes me back. Between the ages of 14 and 16 I belonged, indeed wore a green badge with a lamp on it to signal my belonging, and another, not the one on the right exactly, with a large St Andrews Cross to signify my membership of the Presbyterian Fellowship. Neither was part of the school uniform.
I am just glad headgear was not part of the deal for us then…
The new fish cafe near the corner of Redfern Street and Chalmers Street is open on Sunday and is BYO (no corkage). There is a Mediterranean feel to the menu — grilled seafood mix ($18) looks tempting. They have oysters too, but I am not an oyster person (snot wrapped in plastic?): I believe Sirdan and Lord Malcolm love them, however.
I am interested in the comments of Radio 2GB’s Chris Smith.
One attendee, radio talkback host Chris Smith of 2GB, said: “I think our audience has a great deal of suspicion about the Islamic faith and, in particular, about the way that the Koran fits in with Australian society.”
Ready to acknowledge a duty to encourage greater appreciation of Islam, Smith would not shy away from condemning any attempt to place Islam above or before Australian norms or laws.
“Those who accuse us of inflaming the hatred haven’t really listened to the discussions that have been had,” he said.