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Published On:22 February 2013
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

New political party Rise Up Australia wants 'Muslim intake' cuts

By Tory Shepherd

A "POLITICALLY incorrect" party run by a Sri Lankan-born pastor has vowed to abolish multiculturalism in the unlikely event that it wins power.

Controversial evangelical preacher Danny Nalliah is the president of the Rise Up Australia Party, which launched its federal campaign in Canberra yesterday.

RUA will reportedly run 52 Lower House and 12 Senate candidates.

"Pastor Daniel", of Catch the Fire Ministries, says a conversation with Jesus that went from 3.40am to 6am one morning prompted his move to Australia.

Since arriving here he has claimed that Victoria's abortion laws caused the Black Saturday bushfires and that his prayers have brought dead people back to life.

He declared Prime Minister Julia Gillard a heathen "living in sin" and former Greens leader Bob Brown an "openly practising homosexual" and said that he felt sick to the stomach watching them shake hands.

Rise Up Australia will push for cuts to Australia's "Muslim intake", for an end to multiculturalism and for protection of Australia's Judaeo-Christian heritage.

Political analyst Associate Professor Haydon Manning said that with both the Labor and Liberal Party "on the nose" voters might give such "extremists" a go.

"They present extreme views (and) the stark reality is it's a very small minority of voters attracted to those views," the Flinders University head of politics and public policy said.

"But it's a reasonable point to reflect that the major parties are on the nose and that voters could cast around to find another place to park their votes as a protest against the majors."

Associate Professor Manning also said any success would be dependent on their financing, their ability to attract "foot soldiers" for the campaign, and any preference deals.

Pastor Daniel, a former Family First candidate who was asked to leave the party, told a rowdy crowd in Canberra yesterday that the party was "determined to be politically incorrect".
"Tolerance has gone too much and the RUA party is committed to keeping Australia Australian,'' he said.

Climate change skeptic Christopher 'Lord' Monckton spoke at the launch, giving a very graphic description of abortions and leading a round of patriotic cheers.

RUA did not return calls yesterday.

(Courtesy: Herald Sun)

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