Friday, September 29, 2006
The women are subservient to their fathers and husbands. The parents will not send their children to university. Computers, televisions and radios are forbidden. So are mobile phones.
You could hardly imagine a more un-Australian set of beliefs. This crowd do not integrate; will not socialise with the infidel. They send their children to religious schools. The women cover up. They are fanatically homophobic. It is against their religion to vote.
It is not a fundamentalist Islamic sect I am describing. It is the Exclusive Brethren, a fundamentalist Christian sect with a membership in Australia of about 20,000.
Best wishes to Adele, who is no doubt currently in hiding, avoiding her execution via the Exclusive Brethren’s elite ‘splodey squadrons.