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Pratt, Smyth belatedly jump on Muslim train

By Kerces - 28 September 2005 14

Steve Pratt wants to make sure we all know that he and Brendan Smyth care about Muslims too.

So much so that they are hosting a “reception” for Canberra’s Muslim community this evening, time and location unknown.

Mr Pratt said, “The purpose of holding this reception, in these challenging times locally and abroad, is to honour the cherished position that the Australian Muslim community holds in the ACT and in the Australian landscape.”

So it definitely has nothing to do with the fact that the federal branch of his party wants to push through new terrorism laws that some, including the Federal Police Association, have said will unfairly target Muslims, OK?

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14 Responses to
Pratt, Smyth belatedly jump on Muslim train
johnboy 7:03 am 30 Sep 05

Indi, Mr Pratt is, like everyone else, free to comment, and free to publish a rebuttal.

terubo 3:00 pm 29 Sep 05

I’m still worried about those bridges…blown to buggery.

Indi 2:39 pm 29 Sep 05

anyway, accordingly Mr Pratt has not been banned from attending mosque(s)-the key is the plural intention of Johnboy’s words, it has become evident that some ‘misunderstandings’ and grandstanding on the part of certain factions has disappeared and all is well again…

Kerces 2:14 pm 29 Sep 05

Indi, you might want to take a look at this story if you think the Pratt hasn’t been banned from mosques.

bulldog 1:17 pm 29 Sep 05

Oh well, better late than never. He’s gunna go out and buy a pair of flares next week.

kimba 12:14 pm 29 Sep 05

I hope that train isn’t bombed

Indi 8:55 am 29 Sep 05

Johnboy – it maybe pertinent to call Mr Pratt’s office, your assumptions may not be entirely correct concerning a ‘ban’ from mosques.

terubo 2:56 am 29 Sep 05

…and we all know what happened to some of those bridges in the land of Stiv Pratt’s incarceration.

johnboy 11:10 pm 28 Sep 05

Remember that Steve’s been banned from local mosques. which with a wife as a believer could be a bit of a social dampener.

this looks like bridge building.

Kerces 10:24 pm 28 Sep 05

All I know is what was in the press release. I couldn’t be bothered finding out more today — and do you think the average citizen would?

Couscous 9:35 pm 28 Sep 05

Kerces, there may be more to this than your budding cynicism is aware. For example, did you know that Pratt is married to a muslim?

All politicians spend time tickling the toes of contrasting community interests. Nothing sinister, or new, there. Democracy sucks – and those community interests, be they muslims, 4WD-owners or whoever, enjoy being sucked.

Kerces 8:56 pm 28 Sep 05

Wouldn’t say I’m fully cynical yet colsim, I’m too young for that. But possibly well on my way…

colsim 6:48 pm 28 Sep 05

Nothing at all Kerces – gosh you’re cynical. The Pratt has loved Muslims ever since he was detained as a spy in the 90’s.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 5:41 pm 28 Sep 05

I wonder if the muslim leaders are enjoying all of this free food…it would surely be more interesting than the generic drivvle the politicians say to them.

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