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The Rise of Islam in Australia

from the November 26, 2013 eNews issue

Muslims in Australia

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.

Psalm 33:12

Australia has always been a multicultural country, and immigrants were encouraged and granted fundamental rights to live according to their own cultural values, yet were expected to integrate into Australian society. According to the 2011 census, 476,291 people or 2.2% of the total population Australian population were Muslims.

The sad part of this census is that 22.9% recorded no religion, while every Muslim was encouraged to enter ISLAM for the question of religion.[1]

It is expected that the number of Muslims will rise to 80% in the next 20 years.[2] Australia has seen a vast majority of people arriving by boat, of which the majority are Muslims from Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

With this increase in the Muslim population in Australia, also comes the increase of Mosques within our nation. There are now more than 340 mosques, and ASIO warns of a rise in home-grown terrorism with Australia currently having 200 “active counter-terrorism operations.”[3]

Recently, Australians have been advised through the media, that the first official office for the Muslim Brotherhood in the southern hemisphere is now open for business within our own nation.[4]

And of course they know how to play the system, The Australian Immigration Department’s figures, released in 2012, revealed that five years after their arrival, the rate of employment is low, with a high percentage receiving Centrelink (Government) payments.[5]

Leading up to the 2013 Elections, our then-Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, unveiled as part of his new cabinet, the first ever Muslim to be sworn in to a Federal Government frontbench using the Koran.[6]

What Is the Muslims agenda?

In February 2006, Danna Vale, a Liberal Backbencher said, Australia could become a Muslim nation within 50 years because “we are aborting ourselves almost out of existence” with around 100,000 abortions every year.[7] An Imam from the Lakemba Mosque confirmed this when he said that Australia is going to be a Muslim nation in 50 year’s time.[8]

In Australia the birth rate for Muslims is 2.7 children per woman, while 1.7 per woman is the country average. In the 1986 Census, Muslims had the highest rate of marriage, the lowest rate of divorce, the lowest proportion of women with no children, and the lowest rate of religious intermarriage—and this still continues to date.[9]

It is obvious that at the present rate of their birth rate and our abortion rate, Islam is looking to quietly take over Australia; with the above figures, it could be within 50 years or less. And with our “she’ll be right mate” attitude to most things, it is obvious to me that without Divine intervention, Australia will wake up to find it has happened.

The bottom line is Islam wants to dominate Australia with the rest of the world…

…But What Is the Bottom Line According to God’s Plan for Australia?

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.

Acts 1:8

Australia is the “remotest part of the earth” from Jerusalem, and so we will see a great revival as prophesied through Smith Wigglesworth shortly before he died. With our laid-back attitude, most Australians are unaware of the blessing of God that is upon this Great South Land of the Holy Spirit.

And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.

Genesis 12:3

It was October 1917, when 800 “mad” horsemen, from the youngest nation at the time, liberated Jerusalem, the oldest nation, by charging Beersheba.[10]

“Terra Australis del Espirtu Santu” was the name given to Australia by the Spanish explorer Pedro Fernandez de Quiros in 1606. Translated into English, it is “Great South Land of the Holy Spirit”:

“Let the heavens, the earth, the waters with all their creatures, and those present, witness that I, Captain Pedro Ferdinand de Quiros … in the name of Jesus Christ … Hoist this emblem of the holy cross on which His person was crucified and whereon He gave His life for the ransom and remedy of all the human race … on this day of Pentecost, 14th May, 1606, I take possession of all this part of the south as far as the pole in the name of Jesus … which from now on shall be called the Southern Land of the Holy Ghost … and this always and forever … and to the end that to all natives, in all the said lands, the holy and sacred evangel may be preached zealously and openly.”[11]

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

Islam has a plan for world dominance, but God has a plan for perfect peace. Islam in Australia has been growing slowly but steadily and now is the time for Australia to awake from her slumber and rise up and be counted, before it is too late. Revival is at our door, if only we will open our eyes and see, and know what we are to do.

I am confident of this one thing, Australia will experience a revival like there has not been since, before the coming of our Lord.

Diane Miltenburg
President and Founder of Hope International Ministries

Diane has a deep desire for Australia—physically, emotionally and Spiritually. During the past 22 years, God has brought her into a dual ministry of demonstrating His love through a local Support Centre and the preaching of His Word through HIM both of which she founded and works daily to bring hope and encouragement. Diane has been a member of Koinonia Institute since 2008 and serves as a TA, AR, Host and Koinonia Council Member.


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