Australia’s Sheik Omran retails some new versions of 9/11 conspiracy paranoia. From the Herald Sun, with thanks to Nicolei:
AS fury erupted over fresh September 11 conspiracy claims by radical cleric Sheik Omran, the sheik’s diehard supporters compared their critics with Nazis.
An all-too-common and base exercise in deflection.
Serial provocateur Mohammed Omran has sparked a new row by distributing newsletters to 10,000 Muslim readers claiming September 11 was a US conspiracy and that a plane never hit the Pentagon.
The extraordinary claims coincide with tomorrow’s fourth anniversary of the September 11 terror raids.
But members of Mr Omran’s fringe Muslim group, Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jamaah, have rallied behind their firebrand leader.
“We have witnessed extreme ideological attacks from those who prefer blind following (of the official version of September 11) to reasonable debate,” supporter Abir Abu Maryem wrote in the sheik’s controversial Mecca News.
“Are we today becoming like (the German people under Hitler) who could not do anything, not even speak in the face of unjust wars and laws?
“Adolf was hiding behind democracy too. Will this attitude become the new Australian way of doing things?”
Either it will, Abir, or your attitude will.