Compare Values

Islam is diametrically opposed to everything we in the west stand for. Freedom and democracy do not and can never exist under islam.

But how do our values differ? this comparison table shows.


A pluralist democratic system with free and secret voting and regular elections  Islamic democracy is a political ideology that seeks to apply Islamic principles to public policy within a democratic framework. This form of “democracy” exists uncomfortably in only a few islamic countries
Acceptance of the majority vote, and self-restraint by victors in the use of democratic power Coups and violent overthrow of ruling regimes is common in islamic countries
Peaceful and lawful settlement of disagreements without recourse to violence  Sharia law is used to adjudicate disputes. Violence is often employed as punishment for those who go against sharia law
Support for law and order Freedom of political opinion  While there is law and order in islamic countries according to sharia law, there is no Freedom of political opinion. Those who voice their opinion are often killed
Freedom to read, write and publish material except to the extent that such material may untruthfully defame or threaten the safety of others  None
Freedom of political and other association in civil society  None
Freedom of worship and freedom to proselytize, subject to respect for the similar rights of others  None
Independence of the state from religious institutions and religious tests  Sharia religious law is indivisible from government
The English language as the basis for national dialogue, political activity, broader community interaction, and law  Arabic is the islamic language
Equal respect and equal treatment for men and women before the law and in society generally  Women have half the value of a man. They have no freedoms. They are completely subservient to men.
Respect for human rights and dignity, and non-discrimination against people on grounds of sex, sexuality, religion or ethnic origin to the extent that these are incompatible with the principle of individual merit  None
The rule of law – with an independent judiciary, and application of the single system of national law equally to all people  None. Islamic sharia law is the only law allowed, administered by religious leaders
Acceptance of the multiethnic roots of the population and tolerance of cultural differences, subject to observance of Australian law; but refusal of the right of any religious or ethnic minority to reject or subvert the majority culture  None. Islam hates all other religions.
Belief in education, self-improvement and the pursuit of excellence  The only education allowed under islam is reading the koran. While islamists can and do get a western education, the majority of islamists never have the opportunity
Belief in the work ethic Belief in equality of opportunity  Islam still uses slavery. In countries that can afford it local islamists are encouraged not to work. Instead, they study the koran and pray.
Compassion for the disadvantaged and victims of misfortune  Compassion is shown only to islamists, and even then charity is usually given in a religious context.
Belief in and support for community  Islam is xenophobic. Islamists do not integrate into a foreign community.
Quiet pride in national identity and national achievements  Islam is loyal only to the Umma (the islamic nation)