Often the early explorers such as Captain Cook and those Englishmen that followed are called invaders. For example, ‘ Since the European invasion of Australia in 1788, the Aboriginal people have been oppressed into a world unnatural to their existence for thousands of years.’ http://www.aboriginalheritage.org/history/history/
However, when it comes to the Muslims here is another tale.
‘The Welcome to Country was done by the truly remarkable guest speaker, a local Indigenous Muslim elder of the Wurunjeri, Br Hassan Andrew Gardiner.
Br Hassan fascinatingly explained that “there’s been contact between Muslims and Aboriginal people of this land for many hundreds of years. Some of the earliest rock art in the Kimberlys in Northern Australia show two-masted ships such as those you would see in the Nile River in Egypt.”
He mentioned the Indonesian fishermen and the Afghan cameleers and the peaceful relationship Muslims have historically had with aboriginal people.
“There’s been past wrongs and injustices against aboriginal people… and I find an affinity between what’s happening with the Palestinians now to be very similar.” Br Hassan said.
He called for greater awareness and advocacy to right those wrongs.’ http://www.amust.com.au/2018/05/interfaith-ramadan-dinner-month-of-compassion/
This being welcomed into the country is sickening. This is Australia and it is supposedly ‘multicultural’ Australia. Yet, this Aboriginal Muslim has praise for those of the Islamic faith but not so much for the English that gave them the English language, English law, the Word of God, etc. etc. Just look at any nation that has been taken over by a Muslim majority and eventually Sharia is imposed on the people. That nation is a place where no non-Muslim would desire to live and that is seen in modern day so-called immigration.
As for being welcomed to the land, Australia belongs to Australians. One of the blessings from the English arrival the Gospel was preached and has been now for over two hundred years. Whether one agrees with the word ‘invasion’ or not we should be thankful that the Gospel was brought here and as the Lord Jesus said ‘And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” and many including Aboriginals have been set free from the power and penalty of sin and are on their way to heaven!