Dec 8: ‘Anti Islam patriots’ ban AFP from Cronulla

“The Australia First Party’s members and our party president, Dr. Jim Saleam, have been banned from attending the so-called memorial meeting for the “Cronulla Riots” this Saturday.

Not that we would have attended anyway.

Jim Saleam, President of Australia First Party said today:

“I condemn as political fraudsters, these self-proclaimed patriots, who are going to Cronulla to celebrate the tenth anniversary of ‘the Cronulla riots’. In 2005, nationalists coined the phrase “Civil Uprising” for the Australian people’s movement that spread over a week in Cronulla. We called the response of certain Arab gangs to the Civil Uprising, “racist and politically motivated violence”. To talk of ‘riots’on either side is an unbearable provocation from fraudsters and con men.”

Australia First Party is organizing its own flash demos in the Shire on Saturday.

Jim Saleam added :

“The nationalists have said for years that the Civil Uprising was about ethnicity. The matter of Islam was a side issue as many of the perpetrators of anti Australian violence and intimidation over a decade or so, were both Muslims and Christians, but they were definitely members of particular Arab groups.”

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Australia First Party has criticised these supposed ‘patriots’ who want to remember these “riots” as something about Islam, about Aussies protesting Islam and Islamics doing violence against non believers.

Jim Saleam continued:

“Australia First Party denounces the Party For Freedom, Reclaim Australia supporters of Shermon Burgess and Rev. Danny Nalliah, who want to trash a critical event in recent Australian culture-politics as part of their dialogue about Islam. They say Islam and Islam alone is the challenge to Australia. We say their vision is just ‘Diversity Minus Islam’ – which is still diversity. For these would-be patriots, Cronulla is where their campaign on all things Islamic began. It just wasn’t.”


These so-called anti Islamic types wish to steal a symbol to cover their anti patriotic advocacy that Australia and Australian be defined without ethnicity. In effect, we see that as treason.

Jim Saleam concluded:

“This rabble of would be patriots was not present at Cronulla in December 2005, nor did they speak for it. It is now just convenient for them that they seek to enter into the historical memory with a different interpretation and ride it as a justification for a secret politics brewed up by the neo-cons in America. The latter, which had nothing to do with the Civil Uprising, is the ultimate reason why they are there. And they know it.”