The Prime Minister's new parliamentary secretary, Ed Husic, has been subjected to a torrent of abuse online for being sworn in to his position with a Koran.
Mr Husic became Australia's first Muslim frontbencher on Monday when he was appointed to Kevin Rudd's new-look ministry as parliamentary secretary to the Prime Minister and parliamentary secretary for broadband.
"This is a wonderful day for multiculturalism, and everything it stands for in our country," Governor-General Quentin Bryce told Mr Husic during the swearing-in ceremony in Canberra on Monday. Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/shame-shame-shame-australias-first-muslim-frontbencher-abused-for-taking-oath-on-koran-20130702-2p8l2.html#ixzz2XrEujJdOHey any Buddha, any Jew.... are there? Please come forward... I have ever more a great affection and proud of Australia! This is democracy tolerance we set the greatest example for the rest of world! Believed or not! I can not tell you how happy I am, ought to be...!!! Australia become wise!
UPDate: Do not misunderstanding, the above my delightful expression is not necessary for me supporting the current(Rudd) government!
More Update: people have right express their opinions, what you like what you don;t like... that is the precious freedom, but in my personal opinion religious discrimination most appalling thing any society can endure, why anyone against my "belief"? or why anyone impose on me their belief?... or fight each other because of difference religious... because you are Muslim or Buddhisms that is mean you are less Australian than Australian who has faith on Christian or et al. I think Mr Husic said very eloquently his reason on Koran as his oath "I couldn't obviously take my oath on a bible and I didn't want to affirm. I am who I am,"