SECRET CODE

The successful integration of Muslims into the broader Australian community continues apace:

A row has erupted over Muslim-only washrooms at La Trobe University that can be accessed only with a secret push-button code.

Apparently most Australian universities provide Muslim-only prayer and washrooms for students. Shouldn’t they be called multiversities?

Posted by Tim B. on 01/28/2007 at 01:51 AM
    1. For anyone else it’d be condemned as apartheid.

      Posted by kae on 2007 01 28 at 01:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. For anyone else it would also be criticised as a violation of church and state. Can you imagine the outcry if a group of Catholics tried this?

      Posted by Ian Deans on 2007 01 28 at 02:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. They have different toilets at Sydney airport as well.

      Posted by captain on 2007 01 28 at 02:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ordinarily, I don’t like crossposting comments, however my earlier comment to Bolta’s blog was worth it:

      What the hell is it, with Melbourne Universities and crappers?

      This is almost (but perhaps not quite) as stupid as the previous call for “Pan Toilets” – non-gender specific toilets, for those who ‘don’t subscribe to the gender binary’. In other words: Queer students who can’t make up their mind if they’re male or female.

      Here’s a hint: Attempting to pee standing up, should make it quite clear which toilet you should choose next time.

      I’m also reminded of a huge controversy at my uni, some years ago when a young woman complained about the so-called “womens space” (mercifully not womyns) at the campus. The space was (according to the campus handbook) ostensibly a place where nervous young women could go to get away from men and enjoy a ‘non-threatening atmosphere’. Her complaint arose from the fact she, as a woman found some of the other frequent occupants of the ‘space’ – bull dykes, completely intimidating.

      Controversy (fanned by yours truly) ensued with a letter to the student newspaper, demanding to know if a portion of my  (compulsory) union fees were being spent on this ‘womens space’, which I (as a male) was banned from ever using.

      The answer came back in the affirmative (with a subtext that I was a mysognist bastard) and I responded, demanding the funding be adjusted, the space be closed, or a similar mens-space (replete with slurpee machines and video games) be founded, paid for disproportionately by female students in reparation for years of male payments towards their facility.

      I understand my photo appeared on the notice board shortly after of the womens’ space, and it didn’t have a flattering comment.

      However, this does seem to be a similar case of discrimination on the Melbourne campus. Who’s paying?

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 01 28 at 02:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. I should add, for the Muslim v. non Muslim taxi drivers. I was told this by Lebanese Christian drivers. As the saying goes, if I heard a lie I am telling a lie.

      Posted by captain on 2007 01 28 at 02:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. That article, and the concept, is jaw-dropping. Muslims cope at other public facilities and businesses. They make long-distance flights to Mecca without foot washing facilities.

      Separate swimming sessions, separate doctors, and now separate toilets.

      The article reminded me of the student toilets at Deakin uni campuses.  They display signs showing students how to use the pan. One pictogram, with a tick, illustrates a person sitting on the throne with feet on the ground. The other pictogram, with a red cross, shows a person squatting over the toilet with feet on either side of the pan.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2007 01 28 at 02:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yet another example of what Christopher Hitchens refers to as one-way Multiculturalism.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2007 01 28 at 02:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. Controversy (fanned by yours truly) ensued

      LOL!  Well done Dan!

      Posted by bondo on 2007 01 28 at 02:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Also, apparently, the ROP folk need to clean out their nostrils before praying 5 times per day. As well as their feet.  It’s real complex being Islamic.

      No wonder they are such losers:  they have no time to do anything useful.

      Posted by heather on 2007 01 28 at 02:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Muslim-only washrooms”?

      Who is to say that their shit is better than ours? After all, you only have to look at the civilised world to see how much better our shit really is.

      I can’t believe this is happening.

      Posted by The Best Infidel on 2007 01 28 at 02:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. Remove this Cults tax exempt status as a ‘religion’ and it will go a long way to stopping this rubbish. How many non Muslim outfits are taking advantage of this, as a profit making exercise. Removing the tax exempt status, would also stop prime real estate having those bloody primitive structures erected on them. You don’t see Gothic Cathedral churches being erected nine to the dozen everywhere.

      Posted by BJM on 2007 01 28 at 02:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Intolerable tolerance.

      Why don’t we just put those who insist on special favors into special segregated areas.  Oh yeah.  We’ve fought wars against that sort of thing.

      How about if they all move to countries that are already geared towards their special needs?  That would settle things, wouldn’t it?

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 01 28 at 02:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Separate swimming sessions, separate doctors, and now separate toilets.

      And if they get their way, as they have done in Fwance, they will soon have seperate enclaves where the police fear to tread, and a seperate legal system in the form of Sharia which rules over those enclaves.  Bask in the exotic diversity of it all!

      Posted by bondo on 2007 01 28 at 02:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. Do not let these subhuman runts have their own washrooms, this is AUSTRALIA an “egalitarian” country.  We need politicians who have a backbone and will kick this nonsense into touch.

      Posted by Howzat on 2007 01 28 at 02:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. Guys, I think the big issue is being missed here.  Australia is in a drought.  We’re on water restrictions.

      So do they have odds and evens on who gets to wash their feet?

      Is washing feet five times a day really a necessity in times of drought?

      Posted by spyder on 2007 01 28 at 02:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmmm.  I worked at a large corp that had special bathrooms for the ‘transgendered’ members of the staff.

      I wonder if the university has special bathrooms for Muslims students in the middle of the process of becoming differently gendered.

      Posted by trainer on 2007 01 28 at 02:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. The code is ‘five, four, three, two, one’.

      Posted by Squiffy on 2007 01 28 at 02:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Not suprising, even the commies are getting into this (“China bans Year of the Pig ads to ‘show respect to Muslims’”).

      As this discussion points out the motivation is probably more to do with economics than respect, still worrying.

      Posted by HC44 on 2007 01 28 at 03:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. any chance of rigging the ventilation systems at that uni so the muslim only prayer and washrooms are permanently incensed with the smell of frying bacon?

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 01 28 at 03:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. I initially read this report on another blog and thought about it. If we were to denounce such an initiative, we would be chided for being ‘culturally insensitive’, yet, if I wrote a letter to one of the Fairfax papers bemoaning the lack of respect in the form of western toilets not found in South East Asian nations and the need therefore, to construct new ones to make me feel more ‘at home’, I’d be called a yob and probably, a racist.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 01 28 at 03:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. The simple code is a blast!

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 01 28 at 03:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Who’s a naughty boy then, Dan?

      Posted by kae on 2007 01 28 at 03:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. #13 Bondo

      And if they get their way, as they have done in Fwance, they will soon have seperate enclaves where the police fear to tread,

      Too late, she cried, as she waved her wooden leg.

      Posted by kae on 2007 01 28 at 03:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. oh bloody snap.

      Posted by kae on 2007 01 28 at 03:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bolt has the right aphorism:
      If we can’t share a toilet can we share a community? 
      The answer is obvious.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 01 28 at 04:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. From what I’ve heard of Latrobe, I suspect that the muslims are the only males on campus who pee standing up – a possible reason for the separate washrooms?

      Posted by squawkbox on 2007 01 28 at 04:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. And in other news these vile creatures want to create an islamic utopia.

      As if such a thing exists.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 01 28 at 05:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. #26
      From what I’ve heard of Latrobe, I suspect that the muslims are the only <strike>males</strike> ones on campus who pee standing up – a possible reason for the separate washrooms?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 01 28 at 05:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. #27
      From Wiki:

      In Australia opposition immigration spokesman Tony Burke called on Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews to investigate the granting of a visa to Ismail Yusanto, Chairman of Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Indonesia, on 23 January 2007. Burke said that if the “allegations of incitement of hate and violence are accurate, then the first action Kevin Andrews takes should be to prevent such a person from spreading hate in western Sydney on Australia Day. If these allegations are true, this person should not be allowed into into Australia”.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 01 28 at 05:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Muzzie dunnies? In Australia? Now I’ve heard it all. I thought only the cultural cringers in London were doing that.

      Why not install floor level crouchers out of respect for the vastly larger number of Asian students? And for the ones from poorer Asian countries how about two kerosene tins and a plank of wood? If you’ve gone to the crapper out on the African savannah then you’d want to have some of that long grass that seems to find its way into every ferkin crack in your body sympathetically placed in your favourite cubicle.

      Seriously, these leftist cultural relativists are going to cause the death of millions of people around the world when the West starts the fight to reclaim with blood what it shouldn’t have given away in the first place.

      Posted by Jack Lacton on 2007 01 28 at 05:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Glad I’m no longer paying taxes in Oz.

      Fucking disgraceful

      Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2007 01 28 at 05:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. BTW & OT

      Anyone else here know Veggy’s in HCMC?

      They have a cold room and when I was there this arvo, there was an english speaking woman of Asian apperance with a small boy just coming out of it.

      “Oh dear, my glasses are all fogged up”, she quietly said.

      “All fucked up???”, shouted the little boy questioningly.

      “Hush dear. I said fogged up.  That means I can’t see”, replied mother.

      The kid then muttered not quite under his breath, “Well, that sound like fucked up to me”

      Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2007 01 28 at 05:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m all for it.  How about separate countries, too?

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 01 28 at 05:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’d like to see a separate toilet setup for dealing with the AGB (After Grog Bog).  You know what I mean – you’ve had a big weekend on the turps with lots of fast food and/or Indian and by Monday the pipes are in need of a serious cleanout.  The AGB is always nasty – large, smelly and it frequently overwhelms the average toilet, taking 3 or 4 flushes to get rid of.  I’ve seen some particularly horrible specimens that are so long, they stick up out of the water like the Loch Ness Monster.

      An AGB cubicle would be equipped with an industrial gas extraction system, souped up pipes and a cistern about the size of the fuel tank on a Land Cruiser.

      AGB dunnies would be cultural icons, as they celebrate several proud traditions – getting plastered and stuffing horrible food into your guts.

      Entry would be by fart code only – a biometric sensor that would measure the level of pong, and allow entry only if it was at the “gas-gas-gas” level.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 01 28 at 06:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. #34 don’t worry.  The dunny will become exclusive on its own…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 01 28 at 06:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yet another joke from Sheik Al•Hilarity? … who said on Australia Day that he was “only joking” in making the ‘convict’ remarks.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 01 28 at 06:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. #11 – Removing the tax exempt status, would also stop prime real estate having those bloody primitive structures erected on them.

      Not really a problem in Australia since we vote strongly against allowing freedom of religion a few years ago, with precisely this in mind.

      Result: Muslims can’t get planning permits to built in residential areas. The best they can do is take over a surplus existing Christian church, e.g., where they purchased Doncaster East Uniting Church (and put up a high chain-link fence around it).

      For a traditional mosque they are obliged to build in industrial zones.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2007 01 28 at 07:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Age and the ABC will up the ante by offering to wipe their arses for them.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 01 28 at 07:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. #30.
      Seriously, these leftist cultural relativists are going to cause the death of millions…    When Europe finally gets over its current Weimar Republic phase, I fear they’ll revert to what they historically do best.  Killing on industrial scales.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 01 28 at 07:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. ahhh, fixed…the italics (from previous thread) that is

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 01 28 at 08:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. #35 – thanks Rebase, I almost crapped myself reading that.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 01 28 at 08:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. If one should be so wrapped up, in planning jihad and forget their “code”, are they shit out of luck?

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 01 28 at 08:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. Has anybody suggested puppy training pads?

      You just move them closer and closer to the men’s or resp. women’s rest rooms and one day you don’t need them anymore.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2007 01 28 at 08:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Who was the “polish” father of multicult in Australia again?

      What was the ancestry of Malcolm Fraser’s mother?

      Which group sees multicult as an “insurance policy”?

      Posted by eraserhead on 2007 01 28 at 09:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Can’t do as the Romans do, then stay home or found your own schools.  Moslems pray five times a day.  Are they serious that they literally wash their feet each prayer period?  Isn’t it just symbolic washing as Catholics “wash” their hands in the holy water when entering a church.  They’re living in civilization now, wearing shoes and maybe even socks, so their feet should remain clean from shower to shower.

      Enough already.  Even the most tolerant, and I include myself in this population, have reached their breaking point.

      Note to Moslems: Assimilate or go somewhere where your shenanigans are appreciated.

      Posted by blerp on 2007 01 28 at 09:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. trainer : re #16 : alas, it’s more common for large corporations to forbid transgendered people to use either washroom. Seriously, if you are one of the 1 in 1000 people born with a body neither wholly male nor female, you’re often given the rough end of the pineapple.

      Actually 1.7% of people are intersexed, but only 1 in 1000 have a problem so large it can’t be concealed.

      Until November 15th 2005, I was transgendered by most definitions. I still am according to some. My chromosomes remain 46xy, though parts of my skeleton are female due to androgen insensitivity, and my hormones have been naturally female for nearly 2 years.

      Anyway, in about a year, after the scars have healed, I’ll look just like a woman who’s had a hysterectomy, even to an OB/GYN.

      But I prefer the appelation “woman” rather than trans-anything. I just got there via the scenic route.

      Posted by Zoe Brain on 2007 01 28 at 09:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. At my University (UNSW), they supplied a seperate room for foot-washing because the floor of the normal toilets near the chaplaincy building (out of the way) was always wet and slippery (eg. dangerous) where they washed their feet.

      I’m not sure this is that big an issue.

      Posted by petedenham on 2007 01 28 at 09:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. #47
      Can’t existing dunnies be mod’ed to accommodate?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 01 28 at 10:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #45
      When in Rome … doodoo as the Romans do?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 01 28 at 11:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. As one who can remember “whites only” and “colored only” public toilets and drinking fountains, I can tell you Australia is well on the road to hell if you allow this idea to continue and spread.  Because it certainly will, like a plague, and the results will be ugly.

      It’s better to add special foot-washing sinks to existing rooms than allow the separation, no matter how uncomfortable or offensive the proximity.  And why the security locks?  The Muslims are afraid a non-Muslim student in acute distress will try to use the facility?  What do they fear that the student might see?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 01 28 at 11:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. only 1 in 1000 have a problem so large it can’t be concealed.

      This condition is also common to most leftist “males”.

      RebeccaH—The mark of a successful white “progrssive” movement is the way it persuades minorites to segregate themselves

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 01 28 at 11:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Problem:  Muslims “need” to wash their feet 5 times a day.

      Solution:  Garden hose.

      Posted by ushie on 2007 01 28 at 01:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. It sounds like you need some French-Canadian mayors in Oz. (And, no, this is not a joke.)
      http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2007/01/28/3466505-sun.html

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 01 28 at 01:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. Want to get rid of the “more equal” apartheid toilets?

      Easy! Just write “ABSOLUTELY NO MUSLIMS ALLOWED” on all the other toilet entrances.

      Posted by Rob Read on 2007 01 28 at 04:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. An update to Bolta’s blog shows an Australian invention – the Auto Wu’udu Washer.

      He said they decided to visit Aqaba after having the job done, but they missed a fast ferry and had to take the slow one carrying Muslim pilgrims going to Makkah to perform `Umrah.

      “The toilet was dirty and very crowded,” he said, “and many pilgrims were performing their ablutions putting their legs in the wash basin and then stand on the dirty floor, which is not hygienic at all.”

      “Although I’m not Muslim, I felt very sad for them because the faithful in any religion have to be very dedicated as we all worship one God,” he added.

      Gomez said when he went back to Australia, he decided to produce a sophisticated wudu’ machine based on state-of-the-art technology to ensure water and time efficiency.

      Subtext: Another non-Muslim technological innovation, which like oil drilling, will help Muslims some of whom will then try and kill us.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 01 28 at 11:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. If this madness is going to persist then they should have their own sign to differentiate a muslim washroom from a dirty infidel one.

      My suggestion.

      Posted by Srekwah on 2007 01 29 at 06:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. Multicultural ghetto-isation continues apace.

      Posted by Inurbanus on 2007 01 29 at 07:31 AM • permalink

 

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