Although this message carries truthfulness to radical Islamists living in democratic countries such as Australia it is still divisive in its essence. According to hoax-slayer.com, this circulated email wasn't Mr. Rudd's comments. In fact it was Federal Treasurer Peter Costello's commentaries. Some parts of the message were that of Barry Loudermilk, a US Air Force veteran and columnist for a local newspaper in the American state of Georgia.
Further, hoax-slayer calmly suggests:
"[T]hus, while the more lengthy version of message that includes Loudermilk's article is still partially factual, it is nonetheless outdated, contains inaccurate information and may perpetrate a quite misleading understanding of Australia's policies on immigration in general and Muslims in particular. Taken out of context, and with the falsely attributed Loudermilk article thrown into the mix, this email may give the impression that Australia is intolerant of migrants, especially those of the Muslim faith. This is not the case. One of Australia's great strengths is its rich cultural diversity and it welcomes migrants from all parts of the world and with many and varied systems of belief.
Sending on factually dubious information such as this is unlikely to be helpful and may even add to the cultural divisions and misunderstandings that plague our strife-torn world."