If the answer to terrorism is a White Australia, then the question is wrong.
By/ July 18, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING ANTI-MUSLIM IMMIGRATION COMMENTS BY SONIA KRUGER
The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) finds Sonia Kruger's call this morning on breakfast television to ban all Muslim immigration in to Australia reprehensible. Indeed, Kruger's statements represent a flagrant violation of our shared duty to develop an inclusive and united multicultural community, and an immature and dangerous approach to the contemporary challenge of radical terrorism.
We remember Australia’s response to the 1938 Evian conference in France, when the world was directly confronted with the question of the Jewish people’s future in Europe in light of the pervasive antisemitism which later erupted in to the systematic genocide of six million: “we do not have a racial problem, and we do not want to import one.”
We recognise that the various attacks in Western countries over the past several years have engendered a legitimate fear for our physical safety in Australia.
We note that alongside the development of this fear has been the surge in movements which operate under the proxies of anti-Halal, anti-Immigration, or anti-Mosque, but often are led by leaders that are fundamentally anti-Muslim, anti-Jewish, and anti-Asian.