Rules for Radicals

Here's an Australian community organizer who knows how to criticize the establishment of an Islamic school using the arguments of the Left against itself. Here's what they did.

Protesters have swarmed the Gold Coast City Council headquarters, and with blaring rock anthems vented anger over a planned Muslim school.

Almost 200 residents turned out for the demonstration, draped in Australian flags and shouting pro-Aussie slogans while Australian rock classics such as Down Under and Great Southern Land boomed across the parkland, The Courier-Mail reports.

Australian International Islamic College, planned for Carrara, has raised the ire of residents who fear it will lead to the local Muslim population withdrawing from the rest of the community. A rally last week attracted about 400 people, while people turned out yesterday carrying placards bearing slogans such as "no Muslim school, hell no" and "integration, not segregation". Resident's spokesman Tony Doherty said Muslim schools did not encourage multiculturalism. "It's segregation, not integration," he said.

Whether you agree with protesters or not, the interesting thing is their use of the terms "segregation" and "multiculturalism" to oppose the school. Saul Alinksy once wrote that you can beat the Establishment to death with their own book of rules. Now that the liberals are the Establishment the lesson still holds.

For those who can't remember Land Down Under, here's former lead singer of Men at Work Colin Hay proving that he's still alive.