An indigenous political opportunist dishonours all those who have served in Australia’s military:
Presenting the traditional ‘Welcome To Country’ speech at the beginning of the memorial service at the National War Memorial, Kaurna elder Katrina Ngaitlyala Power made reference to the “stolen land” of her ancestors to a crowd of around 5000 people.
In addition, the journalist and activist said a relative on his return to Australia after fighting at Gallipoli had been “returned to slavery”.
She also changed the words of the 23 Psalm to include the phrase “walk through the valley of invasion.”
Surely Anzac Day should be apolitical.
Update: Australian Muslims also aren’t into national unity:
Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has sparked outrage with an Anzac Day Facebook post telling people “Lest we forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine)”.
Ms Abdel-Magied posted the message this afternoon, but swiftly removed the bracketed portion and apologised as people began to complain she had hijacked the Anzac memory for political and religious reasons.
That can’t be right; Islam is a religion, not a political movement.
Update II: the expected feminist perspective: