Perhaps they were preparing to travel to Syria to wage jihad. "Passports cancelled over jihad fears," from Yahoo!7, December 8:
ASIO has reportedly cancelled the passports of 20 men in Western Sydney, in a crackdown on a suspected jihadist group.
Perhaps they were preparing to travel to Syria to wage jihad. "Passports cancelled over jihad fears," from Yahoo!7, December 8:
ASIO has reportedly cancelled the passports of 20 men in Western Sydney, in a crackdown on a suspected jihadist group.
Alqudsi, welfare fraudster and jihadist
"If you are well enough to fight in a war I don't think you should be classified as disabled." Indeed. But this kind of thing is common enough. We recently saw that a jihad-martyrdom suicide bomber lived off Swedish student aid. And as British jihadist Anjem Choudary said: "The normal situation is to take money from the kuffar. You work, give us the money, Allahu akbar."
"Peter Costello wants cuts in services to reduce Australia's debt," by John Rolfe for News Limited Network, December 7 (thanks to Kenneth):
TO Peter Costello, the front-page story of Wednesday's edition of The Daily Telegraph - WELFARE WARFARE - spoke volumes about what's wrong with the Federal Budget.
The story said Sydney disability pensioner Hamdi Alqudsi allegedly organised for young Muslim Australians to go to Syria to fight alongside terror group Al-Qaeda and that he had planned to go there too.
"If you are well enough to fight in a war I don't think you should be classified as disabled," Costello tells News Corp Australia....
Jihadists believe themselves to be entitled to the money of the Infidels, in lieu of the payment of the jizya, the tax specified for dhimmis in the Islamic state (Qur'an 9:29). The jizya will be collected when that becomes possible.
COUNTER-terrorism officers have charged a figurehead of last year's Muslim riots and infamous Sharia "whipping" case over an attempted ATM ram-raid in Sydney's north.
Wassim Fayad, 46, one of two head spokesmen during the riots, was arrested at 7.30am last Friday at Auburn and charged over the failed ram-raid involving at least two other men at North Ryde on May 15.
The investigation, kept under wraps until now, has been continuing for several months, running at the same time as another case with the Joint-Counter Terrorism Team examining a syndicate sending young Australian Muslims to fight in the Syrian civil war. Police also have been investigating Fayad's activities to see whether he has any connection with the Syrian syndicate.
While the ATM attack would normally be left with local authorities, counter terror police are understood to have led the investigation because of their interest in how the alleged assailants had planned to spend the proceeds of the crime.
In 2011, Fayad was one of two central leaders at the infamous riots in Sydney's CBD though he worked with police and made public statements to try to quell the angry crowd.
Earlier that year he told The Sunday Telegraph after the death of Osama bin Laden that the 9/11 mastermind "died a martyr".
Fayad is presently on bail, a court heard last week, awaiting the outcome of an appeal against a two-year sentence he received for his role in whipping a Muslim convert who confessed to drinking alcohol and taking drugs in 2011.
The new charge, laid by the Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command, is over the aggravated break and enter on a shopping centre at Waterloo Rd, North Ryde - his bail was revoked after the charge was laid.
Hizb ut-Tahrir "said the federal government was hypocritical in criticising such activities at the same time it had troops fighting in Afghanistan." The fact that these jihadis were on their way to Syria to fight for the opposing side was apparently something they hoped the public would overlook. In any case, the openly seditious character of Hizb ut-Tahrir has gotten it banned in many countries -- but not the U.S. or, apparently, Australia.
"Muslim arrests to 'silence' community," by Ean Higgins for The Australian,
ISLAMIC activist group Hizb ut-Tahrir described the arrests yesterday of two Muslims alleged to have tried to join the struggle in Syria, or to have arranged for others to do so, as a bid to "intimidate and silence" the Muslim community.
Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international organisation dedicated to the creation of a global caliphate to rule all Muslims around the world, said the federal government was hypocritical in criticising such activities at the same time it had troops fighting in Afghanistan.
Poster distributed by Hamas-linked CAIR's Northern California chapter
The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has given Muslims in the U.S. the same advice, as per the poster above. "Muslims told to turn their backs on ASIO," by Ean Higgins for The Australian, November 18 (thanks to Kenneth):
HUNDREDS of Muslims attending a community meeting in western Sydney were warned yesterday that they should refuse to co-operate with Australian governments and their agencies, including ASIO and the federal police.
The annual conference of Hizb ut-Tahrir heard speakers say the federal government had a covert plan to marginalise and suppress activist and traditionalist Islam under the guise of engagement and fostering harmony with moderates in the community.
Several men and one woman described what they claimed were either oppressive or "Keystone Kops"-style operations by ASIO agents, such as offering $500 bribes for information, including on Australian Muslims who may have gone to fight in Syria.
Hizb ut-Tahrir, which operates internationally, calls for the creation of a world caliphate to rule all Muslims according to traditional principles and sharia.
In an address entitled Forging an Independent Path for the Community, speaker Wassim Doureihi told the 600-strong audience gathered in a hall in Sydney's western suburbs that many Muslims had been cowed by the federal government and its agencies into abandoning traditional and activist Islam. "Out of defeatism, they crawl to the doors of the government," he said.
He added that those imams and other Muslim community leaders who co-operated with the government lent legitimacy to what Mr Doureihi claimed was Canberra's campaign against Muslims at home and abroad. "They sit at the table with those who are waging war against Muslims," he said.
Mr Doureihi said Islamic organisations should also be cautious of accepting government grants for programs such as youth leadership, sport or education.
For those who did, "punishment will come and seize you at a time you never expected".
The speakers invited several in the audience to come forward to "share their experiences of harassment from authorities".
One woman in full burka said she and her family had been repeatedly harassed by police and ASIO, claiming authorities had raided her house under the pretext of looking for weapons.
She said ASIO had had her passport cancelled, and while she "told them I didn't want to talk to them", if she did give them information, it "might just lead to my passport being reinstated".
Other speakers mocked what they said were attempts by ASIO agents to extract information, with one describing a meeting with an operative at a cafe. "They said they had a magazine to give me, and I had a look in it, and there was $500 in $50 notes."
"I took it and burnt it," he said, saying ASIO did not approach him again after that....
Hizb ut-Tahrir is an "extremist" group, while the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is "moderate," and yet their rhetoric is much the same. Wassim Doureihi says here that Australia is "at war with Islam. Hamas-linked CAIR's then-Chairman Parvez Ahmed said in July 2007: "The new perception is that the United States has entered a war with Islam itself." And Doureihi's claim that the Australian government is engaged in "entrapment" schemes against Muslims has been echoed many times in the U.S. by spokesmen for Hamas-linked CAIR such as Zahra Billoo and others, who routinely claim that Muslims arrested in jihad terror plots have been entrapped.
Note also that the Daily Telegraph's headline has the Hizb ut-Tahrir speaker saying that Australia is at war with "radical Islam," when in reality Doureihi said that Australia, as well as the rest of the world, is at war with Islam itself. The Daily Telegraph apparently thought it necessary to give its readers the false impression that Doureihi was himself drawing the distinction between "extremist" and "moderate" Islam that he explicitly rejected in his remarks. The fact that "extremists" such as Doureihi ground their appeal to peaceful Muslims in the texts and teachings of Islam, and the possibility that there could be teachings of violence and supremacism in the core of Islam itself, the Qur'an and Sunnah, as interpreted by all the mainstream schools of Islamic jurisprudence, are apparently too terrible to contemplate for the Daily Telegraph, or too terrible for its readers to contemplate.
"Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia conference hears 'this country at war' with radical Islam," by Matthew Benns for The Daily Telegraph, November 18:
A HARDLINE Islamic group has warned Muslims that the government was trying to "brainwash" their children and that they should resist any attempts to water down their strict view of Islam.
"The government is playing a dirty, dirty game," Wassim Doureihi told the 600-strong audience at the Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia conference in Lidcombe yesterday.
Hizb ut-Tahrir wants global sharia law. Yesterday in Sydney it launched a 124-page report on what it sees as Australian government attempts to divide the Muslim community into extremists and moderates.
"The fundamental objective of these policies is to change Islam, to secularise Islam, to produce a so-called 'moderate Islam': a state-sanctioned version of Islam that is secular, politically impotent and localised," it said.
Mr Doureihi warned the audience that it was "a war on Islam - a war that is being waged in this country as it is in the rest of the world".
Fellow speaker Soadad Doureihi warned: "This is truly a battle." He said the Australian government had "arrogantly" assumed that because Muslim youth "went to their schools and watch their TV shows" they would adopt "their values".
Because that did not happen, he said, authorities had instead moved to target young Muslims with sponsored leadership programs. "This is not a leadership course, it is a brainwashing course," he said.
Outside, about 20 Australian Defence League members waved banners and chanted: "Australians are welcome, terrorists are not" watched by police .
League president Ralph Cerminara said: "This (Hizb ut-Tahrir) is a terrorist organisation and it needs to be banned from Australia."
Inside people told how they had been approached by representatives of ASIO and the Australian Federal Police to inform on other members of their Muslim community.
"Know your rights," Wassim Doureihi said. "When ASIO calls the simple message is that you open the door and slam it on their face."
The organisers said the government was attempting to manipulate their community by providing funding via counter-terrorism and counter-extremism groups.
"Not only do you reject it, you spit on it because it is money that will be the source of your demise," Mr Doureihi said. "It's not engagement, it's entrapment."
Soadad Doureihi condemned the National Imam's Council and the Lakemba Muslim Association for taking government money that was "absolutely conditional" on producing a more watered down version of Islam.
Sheik Rian Wiramihardja said: "They are rewriting Islam to make it more palatable to Western tastes and we have to be aware of this."
The speakers called on those present to resist any attempts to moderate Islam.
Muslim cleric Uthman Badar says that the next jihad attack in Australia will have been provoked by...counter-terrorism laws. The guiding principle here is this: if you resist us, we will strike you. If you do not resist us, we will strike you nevertheless. Note also how close Hamas-linked CAIR and other Islamic supremacist groups in the U.S. are coming to saying the same thing, claiming that counter-terror initiatives in New York and elsewhere antagonize and offend Muslims. Will they blame the next jihad attack on those counter-terror initiatives? I wouldn't be surprised, particularly if they can find some of their stooges for jihad among America's journalists to make the story fly. Christiane Amanpour, Niraj Warikoo, Bob Smietana -- call your offices!
"An act of terror on Australian soil will be the fault of the government, says Muslim cleric Uthman Badar," by Mark Morri for The Daily Telegraph, November 15 (thanks to Kenneth):
A RADICAL Sydney Muslim has warned an act of terrorism on home soil is possible - and it will be the fault of the Australian government.
Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Uthman Badar distributed a dossier accusing the government's counter-terrorism laws of unfairly targeting the Muslim community.
He also claimed the government was deliberately trying to antagonise Muslims into reacting violently.
"An act of violence or terrorism is possible by someone who can't be controlled," Badar said yesterday.
"These laws and the surveillance tactics of ASIO and counter-terrorism police is begging for a reaction from disenfranchised Muslims. The government should be warned."
Federal Attorney-General George Brandis said his office kept a watch on any comments that may incite racial hatred.
"Australia has strong laws against urging violence and inciting terrorism and any accusation of this will be investigated," Senator Brandis said.
What race is urging violence and inciting terrorism again? I keep forgetting.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is known around the globe as a "prescribed terrorist" group and is banned in Germany and in many Middle East countries.
On Anzac Day eve last year, Hizb ut-Tahrir outraged many Australians with the headline "Anzac Day is not for Muslims" on its website.
It attacked the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli, saying it was a military failure and said Australians were responsible for indiscretions such as burning the belongings of locals in Egypt, brawling, getting drunk and rioting, and contracting venereal diseases due to time spent in local brothels.
Mr Badar came to Australia when he was three and grew up in western Sydney.
He is currently doing a PHD in economics at Sydney University. He said his group was not concerned about a vow by Prime Minister Tony Abbott when in opposition that the movement would be outlawed once he got into power.
"He was just playing to the electorate and we are not worried," Mr Badar said.
The jailing of a number of Muslims, including those involved in a plot to blow up Holsworthy Army barracks, was again the fault of the government, he claimed.
One police source said Hizb ut-Tahrir "pushes the boundaries" in an attempt to appear relevant.
"Many members are educated young Australians, but their views are extreme and they have been banned in some places," the source said.
Meanwhile, battle-hardened jihadists are returning from Syria, and as in Britain, no one seems to have a problem with letting them back in, even as the risks are noted.
ASIO is Australia's national security intelligence service. "ASIO report says there are great dangers from radical Islamists," by Andrew Bolt in the Herald Sun, November 4 (thanks to Kenneth):
ASIO's report to Parliament last week exploded some sweet lies we've been told about our immigration program.
Here's one: immigration brings only good things, like falafel.
Here's another: there's still only a "tiny, unrepresentative minority" of Muslim extremists here. A "handful".
Handful? Check the ASIO report: "This year ASIO . . . investigated several hundred mostly Australia-based individuals who are advocates of a violent Islamist ideology."
In fact, we already have 20 Muslims jailed for terrorism-related offences and ASIO fears more may come: "There has been an increase in Australians travelling overseas to participate in terrorist training or engage in foreign disputes - Syria is the primary destination.
"The concern is . . . the likelihood of radicalised Australians returning home with an increased commitment and capability to pursue violent acts on our shores."
Indeed, the Syrian civil war has already "created domestic tensions . . . partly because of deep familial ties to Lebanon that exist here", with "sporadic incidents of small-scale communal violence in Australia".
Nor is the danger just from the 80 or so Australian Muslims fighting in Syria, or others who've trained or fought in Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen. There are also the ticking bombs at home, fired up by messages pumped into their homes over the internet.
"The threat of homegrown terrorism is of significant concern," says ASIO, citing the Boston Marathon bombings and the London jihadists who slaughtered a British soldier. "In Australia, there are individuals and small groups who believe an attack here is justified."
"Issues such as Australia's military deployments over the last decade, the Syrian conflict, or a belief that the ideals of Australia are in direct conflict with their extreme interpretation of Islam, fuel the radical views of this cohort."
We are thankfully past the low point when Muslim groups elected as Grand Mufti of Australia the extremist Taj el-Din al-Hilali, who hailed the September 11 attacks as "God's work against oppressors".
UPDATE October 28: Amid ongoing and suspicious mystery about the identities of the attackers, this story in Israel Hayom says that they were not Muslims. Apparently media fastidiousness about identifying perpetrators from groups that enjoy politically correct victim status is now extending to other groups as well.
True to form, the mainstream media doesn't mention the identity of the perpetrators, but that in itself is a clue as to who they were: if the attackers had been neo-Nazis, the Herald would have had no trouble saying that. Only when it comes to Muslims do "brawls" and "bombings" and "violence" just happen by themselves, with no clear perp. Also, the mention of the facts that the attack was "racially motivated" and in a "multicultural area" makes clear the identity of these "youths" (a common mainstream media term for violent young Muslims in any case).
But why the coverup? Why must we read tea leaves when it comes to Muslim violence? The mainstream media is doing a grave disservice to the public by reporting stories in this way, rendering them ignorant and complacent in the face of a real threat.
"Five people hospitalised after brawl in Bondi," by Sally Willoughby for the Sydney Morning Herald, October 26 (thanks to Raul):
Two men remain in hospital with serious injuries after an alleged anti-Semitic attack near Bondi Beach on Saturday.
Five people were injured suffering a fractured cheekbone, broken nose, concussion, lacerations and bruising when they were set upon by eight youths on Blair Street.
St Vincent's Hospital spokesman and member of the Bondi Jewish community David Faktor said the victims told him the attack was unprovoked and racially motivated.
He said the family was returning from a Jewish Sabbath dinner and did not know their attackers or do anything to incite the violence.
''Any kind of serious unprovoked attack is of great concern but the fact it was racially motivated is all the more concerning,'' Mr Faktor said.
''It is extremely shocking that an attack like this could happen in Australia let alone in Bondi being such a multicultural area.''
Mr Faktor said the victims were wearing skullcaps and told him the attack felt like it went for about 15 minutes.
Police said four men, aged 27 to 66, and a 62-year-old woman were walking along Blair Street when a group of eight males started hurling abuse and assaulting them at 12.30am on Saturday.
Police said the melee continued along Glenayr Avenue before police arrived and the attackers fled.
Police have arrested two teenage boys, 17, and a 23-year-old man.
In my latest at PJ Lifestyle, I discuss yet another aspect of the Islamization of the West, and wonder if Western authorities are ultimately going to stand up to the elements of Sharia that contradict basic principles of human rights, or capitulate to them.
The girl’s Muslim parents forced her into the marriage when she was fourteen. Her mother tried to put a good face on a bad situation, enticing the girl with a picture of marriage as a never-ending party: her husband, she said, would treat the girl to ice cream and lollipops and take her to movies and amusement parks. Reality turned out to be a bit different: her husband imprisoned her inside their home and forced her to watch violent videos featuring jihad attacks against soldiers from Western countries. He also raped her and beat her frequently.
The girl went to her father for help. But her father, as she recounted later, was completely unsympathetic, telling her: “So what if he raped you? So what if he bashed you? The only way you can come back to me is in a coffin.”
This didn’t happen in Pakistan, or Egypt, or Indonesia. This girl suffered in comfortable suburban Australia, where Western society failed her as thoroughly as did Islamic society: she went to a teacher and explained what was happening, but despite laws requiring teachers to report such incidents, nothing was done.
Perhaps the teacher was afraid that if she reported the girl’s husband, she’d be accused of “bigotry” and “hate.” The forces promoting multiculturalism are as strong and deeply entrenched in Australia as they are in Europe and the United States. But inevitably, the multiculturalist acceptance of all things Islamic and stigmatization of any and all opposition to Islamic law as “racist” and “bigoted” are going to come into conflict with core Western principles of human rights and human dignity. This Muslim teenager’s teacher apparently accepted child marriage and spousal abuse as the price of eschewing “Islamophobia.”
Last week I wrote that Western countries were soon “going to have to make a choice as to whether they’re going to affirm the human dignity of women and maintain the illegality of polygamy, or whether they’re going to allow them to become mere possessions and playthings, denizens of de facto harems.” The same choice is coming regarding child marriage. Australian society, along with European and American society as well, is before too long going to have to choose between protecting the rights of women and thus fighting against child marriage, or allowing it in the interests of marching together with Sharia adherents into the brave new multicultural future.
Most people don’t believe this choice will ever have to be made, because they don’t realize how entrenched child marriage is within Islamic law. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage:The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death) (Bukhari 7.62.88).
Muhammad is an “excellent example” for Muslims (Qur’an 33:21), which in practice means that whatever Muhammad did is good, right, and to be emulated.
This girl in Australia is not a singular case: many other Muslims in the West are emulating Muhammad’s example in this. The Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) has stated that in England in 2010, at least thirty girls in Islington, a neighborhood of greater London, were forced into marriage, and that some were as young as nine years old. And just this month, an undercover investigation in Britain revealed eighteen mosques that agreed to perform child marriages. In Sweden, meanwhile, there are several hundred reported incidences of child marriage every year. And that’s just what gets reported. Anyone who thinks that all or most forced marriage and child marriage cases come to the attention of Western authorities is simply naïve.
“Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that Allah has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for Allah’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them.” (Qur’an 4:34)
Welcome to the beautiful new multicultural Australia. No doubt the feminists are up in arms about this case -- what's that? They haven't said a thing? They don't want to appear "right-wing" or "Islamophobic"? So Muslim women will continue to suffer in Australia.
"Forced to wed at 14, woman walks out after years of abuse from violent husband," by Fiona Hudson for the Herald Sun, October 13 (thanks to all who sent this in):
EXCLUSIVE: A CHILD bride forced to illegally wed at 14 has won a disturbing custody fight that shines rare light on arranged unions in suburban Australia.
Married off as a schoolgirl to a 21-year-old groom by her Muslim parents, the woman endured years of violence and abuse before walking out with their young daughter.
The Federal Circuit Court heard the bride's mum pushed her into the Islamic ceremony, telling the then-teen she'd get to attend theme parks and movies and eat lollies and ice- cream with her new husband.
But once the girl moved in to the man's outer-Sydney home she was locked inside, let out only to attend high school.
The court heard evidence her husband used to burn her homework, and made her drop out of classes entirely after about a year.
He also stopped her watching her favourite TV shows - Home and Away and Neighbours - instead screening a violent DVD showing soldiers taken hostage and blown up with grenades.
In a decision published last week, Judge Joe Harman described the man as "a most heinous, capricious and revolting misogynist".
The judge stressed that he accepted all of the wife's evidence, and expressed his concern that while the girl apparently reported her predicament to a teacher, mandatory reporting laws appeared not to have protected her.
In his decision the judge invited authorities, such as police, wishing to investigate the serious matters raised during the case to apply to the court to obtain material from the file.
Legal restrictions prevent the Herald Sun from identifying the parties.
The woman, now 24, can only be referred to by the pseudonym "Ms Elia", and the man, now 31, as "Mr Essey".
Ms Elia fell pregnant at age 17 and gave birth to a daughter, now 6, who was the subject of the custody proceedings.
Her affidavit included a claim Mr Essey had once threatened to marry off their young daughter when she turned 14.
The judge found that the couple's illegal marriage ceremony had taken place "with the full knowledge, if not connivance and co-operation, of her parents".
Ms Elia was subjected to violence, including being kicked, punched, stamped on and thrown into walls, and their daughter was also attacked, he found.
The court heard claims that Mr Essey was involved in regular criminal activity, including robberies and assaults and was a routine user, if not a dealer, of drugs.
The couple separated in early 2009. She has since found a new partner.
Ms Elia gave evidence she'd stopped speaking to her parents after her divorce.
"My father has said to me, 'So what if he raped you? So what if he bashed you?'
"He has also said, 'The only way you can come back to me is in a coffin to pray on you'."
Judge Harman ordered Ms Elia have sole responsibility for the child and that Mr Essey be restrained from having all contact with them.
Politicians are hastening to assure the public that he represents only a tiny minority of extremists, and other Muslim leaders are busy throwing him under the bus -- but would they have done so if this clip had not come to light? Is this really the first time he has ever called for violence or hatred?
An online video of a radical Islamic preacher calling for Hindus and Buddhists to be killed is being investigated by South Australian police.
The video in Arabic contains extracts from a sermon by Sheikh Sharif Hussein who was formerly employed at the Park Holme mosque in Adelaide's south.
Sheikh Hussein quit about three years ago after concerns were raised about his extreme views.
The video was posted on an American website and has now appeared on YouTube.
It contains derogatory remarks about Jews, Hindus and Buddhists and brands former Prime Minister John Howard a war criminal.
Sheikh Hussein labels Australian soldiers "crusader pigs" and accuses them of helping British and American troops rape women in Iraq.
He also calls US President Barack Obama an "enemy of Allah".
The name of the Islamic Da'wah Centre of SA appears at the start of the video, but the SA Islamic Society says it does not know if it was produced in Adelaide.
Police are now investigating after the video was referred to them by Liberal Senator Corey Bernardi.
"The YouTube clip is an edited version of a longer sermon. Police will examine the entire content of the sermon to gain the full context and determine whether any crime has been committed," the statement said.
'Disturbing, intolerable, indefensible'
Islamic Society spokesman Dr Waleed Alkhazrajy says the comments are very disturbing but insists they do not represent the view of the majority of Muslim people.
"We definitely do not approve such remarks and words and language. It's intolerable, cannot be defended and we don't know how and why he's done that because it's all edited but whatever is on the material that's been posted on YouTube is unacceptable," he said.
Dr Alkhazrajy says the Sheikh stopped preaching at Park Holme about three years ago after refusing to accept constraints on what he could say.
"At the time there were some comments not approved by the community and the committee," he said.
"It came to the time [of] renegotiating the employment conditions and we put terms in the contract saying any remarks need to be made available to the committee to approve.
"That was one of the points he was not happy with.
"I think he's just a loner now. I don't have full information about his movements and whereabouts but from our point of view we don't have any relationship to him."
Parliamentary Speaker and Former Attorney-General Michael Atkinson says he raised concerns several years ago about preaching at the Park Holme mosque.
"I don't think he's a lone voice but he is very much a small minority and I've been to that mosque at least two times since and I see no evidence that the influence of his ideas continues," he said.
Federal Police would not tell the ABC if they are checking the video for any breach of vilification laws.
Remember: this is not hate speech. It only becomes hate speech when non-Muslims quote Sheikh Sharif Hussein disapprovingly. And even then, the hate speech is on the part of the non-Muslims, not the Sheikh.
Following are excerpts from an address by Sheik Sharif Hussein of the Islamic Da'wa Center of South Australia (IDCSA) in Adelaide, which was posted on the Internet on July 3, 2013.
Sheik Sharif Hussein: The Jews, always and everywhere, supply the hypocrites, lackeys, and traitors among the Muslims – whether presidents, ministers, or leaders of secular pan-Arab movements – with money, media outlets, weapons, and so on, in order to generate confusion and strife within Muslim societies.
Tens of thousands of women were raped in Iraq by the American and British Crusader troops, aided by the Australian troops.
The Australian participation in the Crusaders' war on Iraq is 6%. This is out of approximately 365,000 Crusader pigs sent to Iraq, during the term of [former Australian prime minister] John Howard, Allah's wrath be upon him.
If the Muslims had any say in this, any honor, this war criminal would have faced trial, along with all those who waged war against Afghanistan and Iraq, which they razed to the ground.
Listen, oh Obama, oh enemy of Allah, you who kiss the shoes and feet of the Jews. Listen! The day will come when you are trampled upon by the pure feet of the Muslims.
Obama kisses the shoes and feet of the Jews? That will be news to him.
Oh Allah, count the Buddhists and the Hindus one by one. Oh Allah, count them and kill them to the very last one.
They were killed in jihad in Afghanistan, and one in jihad in Indonesia, and then Sheikh Haron targeted their families in his own jihad of the pen (jihad bil qalam) -- a recognized concept in jihad theology. "Guilty plea over dead Digger letters," by Vincent Morello for AAP, August 5:
A self-styled Muslim cleric has pleaded guilty to sending offensive letters to the families of Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan and a trade official killed in the 2009 Marriott hotel bombing in Indonesia.
Man Haron Monis, also known as Sheik Haron, entered 12 guilty pleas on Monday in Sydney's Downing Centre District Court after a four-year legal battle to have the charges thrown out, including an unsuccessful High Court challenge.
The 49-year-old did not comment to media outside court but held up one hand to make a peace gesture with two fingers.
Court documents show he sent the letters within days of the deaths of seven soldiers and the trade official, who were killed between 2007 and 2009.
Sergeant Brett Till was killed in March 2009 and his wife and other family members received correspondence through the mail from Monis less than two weeks later.
"We sat in our homes reading these letters made out to be something supportive," Bree Till told reporters outside court.
"But then the juxtaposition, I suppose, of this man accusing my husband of being a child killer."...
ANTI "Islamophobia" advertisements due to screen on major free-to-air channels from today rely on a fabricated quote from Irish playwright and avowed atheist George Bernard Shaw, from a book that does not exist, according to the International Shaw Society.In response to "misinformation," spread some more. Good work.
The 30-second ads have been funded by the Sydney-based Mypeace organisation, which says it hopes to "build bridges" between Muslims and other Australians.
Animated with voiceovers and with quotations displayed on the screen, they feature major historical figures including Mahatma Gandhi and Shaw praising the prophet Mohammed.
The advertisements quote Shaw proclaiming the prophet Mohammed was "the saviour of humanity" in a book he is supposed to have written entitled The Genuine Islam.
But International Shaw Society treasurer Richard F Dietrich said he had compiled a complete list of Shaw's works, which did not include the book.
"I think The Genuine Islam is bogus," he said. In his writings, Shaw described the religion in a 1933 letter to Rev Ensor Walters as "ferociously intolerant".
"Mahomet rose up at the risk of his life and insulted the stones (that the Arabs worshipped) shockingly, declaring that there is only one God, Allah, the glorious and the great . . . And there was to be no nonsense about toleration," Shaw wrote.
"You accepted Allah or you had your throat cut by someone who did accept him, and who went to Paradise for having sent you to Hell."
The suggestion that Shaw may have written a book entitled The Genuine Islam has its origins in an interview between Shaw and Muslim propagandist Maulana Mohammed Abdul Aleem Siddiqui published in a Muslim periodical in January 1936.
The interview took place in Mombasa, Kenya, some time between April 10 and 20, 1935, and copies of the periodical remain.
It contains a quotation which describes Mohammed as the "saviour of humanity" and Islam as having "wonderful vitality" and "the chance to rule of Britain, nay Europe, in the next hundred years", but these are not recorded as the words of Shaw.
The quotation appears in a separate quotation box without attribution, and not in the main body of the interview.
However, the main body of the interview does feature Shaw challenging Siddiqui from a rationalist perspective.
"How can you possibly present the picture of Heaven and Hell, which is portrayed in the Koran, in a manner convincing to persons conversant with science, whose minds are inured to accept nothing without visible or palpable proof?" Shaw asks.
Another account of the conversation between Shaw and Siddiqui, published in the Tanganyika Herald of May 3, 1935, does not mention the purported quotes from Shaw, but quotes him commenting on a lecture Siddiqui had given.
"You spoke on Philosophy of Peace, but as a Muslim it would have been more appropriate if you had delivered a lecture on the Philosophy of War, for Islam doubtless was spread at the point of the sword," Shaw is quoted as having said.
Mypeace, a Muslim organisation dedicated to fostering understanding of Islam, did not respond to The Australian's requests for comment. Mypeace founder Diaa Mohamed told the Daily Telegraph the advertisements were a response to "misinformation" about the prophet.
"Mohammed is the most influential man in history and the commercials will show what scholars and historians have said about him," Mr Mohamed said.
This is why Islamic supremacist groups in the West and their journalistic accomplices and tools are so intent upon describing even truthful and accurate examinations of how jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism as "anti-Muslim." The endgame is to criminalize all criticism of Islam, so that the jihad can proceed unchallenged. Free Speech Death Watch Alert: "West Australia Police Commissioner Promises To Monitor ALL Emails for Anti-Muslim content," by Ganesh Savathevan for realpolitikasia, June 23 (thanks to Sheik Yer'mami):
WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan is believed to have promised the Islamic Council of WA that his technology crime division will monitor all emails sent and received in WA for anti-Muslim content. Given the nature of the Internet that would include emails from any part of the world.
The WA Police website contains an extensive list of what it considers to be cyber-bullying (see [here]) but the Commissioner seems now determined to extend police powers to include all email communications, and not merely those sent the victim.
Western Australian law imposes criminal but not civil sanctions against racial vilification. In Western Australia, the Criminal Code was amended in 1989 to criminalise the possession, publication and display of written or pictorial material that is threatening or abusive with the intention of inciting racial hatred or of harassing a racial group.
While Muslims are a religious rather than racial group it may not be difficult to deem acts of religious discrimination as acts of racial discrimination given that the majority of Muslims in Australia are to be found in ethnic minorities.
The Australian Human Rights Commission's "Unlocking Doors: Muslim communities and police tackling racial and religious discrimination together" project is but one example where race and religion are treated as one.
The undertaking was reported by an eye-witness who has chosen to remain anonymous, to have been provided at a recent meeting with members of the Council who had complained that Muslims were being abused.
The Commissioner has been asked to explain the nature and extent of the monitoring he is said to have promised but has refused to do so on the grounds that he cannot comment on "police operational activities"....
What was "contorted" about Fayed's adherence to Sharia, the Imam Maloney did not bother to explain. He did give the defendant a good tongue-lashing for shaming the Religion of Peace -- a common practice of non-Muslim judges who think they know more about Islam than the devout Muslim criminals standing before them, who have committed violence in Islam's name.
"Man jailed for whipping Muslim convert under Sharia punishment," from AAP, June 14 (thanks to Kenneth):
A MAN who whipped a Muslim convert as punishment for drinking alcohol and taking drugs because of a "contorted" belief in Sharia law has been jailed for at least 16 months.
Earlier this year, Magistrate Brian Moloney [sic] found Wasim Fayed, 45, Zakaryah Raad, 21, Tolga Cifki, 21, and Gengiz Coskin, 22, guilty of assaulting Christian Martinez in July 2011.
In the Central Local Court on Friday, Mr Maloney sentenced Fayed to a maximum two years' imprisonment for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He handed down suspended 18-month sentences to the other three men, who he said were easily led by Fayed.
The court heard Fayed, also known as Fadi Alemaddin, whipped Mr Martinez 40 times with an electric cord in his Silverwater home while the other men held him down on his bed.
The case is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia relating to such punishment being meted out under the pretext of Sharia, or Islamic law.
The court heard Mr Martinez, 32, had asked Fayed, his religious mentor, for help in getting off drugs.
Fayed replied, "It means I'm going to tie you up brother, because that's what you need".
Fayed and the other offenders then went round to Mr Martinez's home and Fayed lashed him on the back 40 times as the others held him down.
Mr Martinez cried and begged for the men to stop and he was in pain for about a week after the incident.
Addressing Fayed directly, Mr Maloney told him "you have brought much shame upon the Islamic faith".
Not to worry. Maloney was bent on exonerating the Islamic faith:
"You have proved yourself unscrupulously cunning, deceptive and dishonest.
"You profess to be a religious man, however you resorted to violence upon Mr Martinez."
Mr Maloney said the case was "never about the Islamic faith or Islamic law".
Of course not! What could Islam possibly have to do with someone resorting to violence?
Instead he said Fayed had whipped Mr Martinez in order to get him to pay his debts.
Contrary to the obvious facts of the case.
Fayed shook his head and muttered as Mr Maloney handed down his sentence.
The three younger men were also sentenced to community service.
All four embraced in court afterwards.
Of course -- because "Allah does not love the unbelievers" (Qur'an 3:32).
Video via MEMRI.
Why do Islamic supremacist thugs keep on issuing violent threats? Because cowardly dhimmis keep bowing to those violent threats. They go with what works. Free Speech Death Watch Update: "Australian National University bans Koran satire for fear of violent backlash," by Rachel Baxendale for The Australian, May 27 (thanks to Kenneth):
THE Australian National University has cited international violence in the wake of the Danish cartoon and Innocence of Muslims controversies in justifying its decision to force student newspaper Woroni to pulp a satirical infographic which described a passage from the Koran as a "rape fantasy".
The university also threatened student authors and editors of the infographic with disciplinary action, including academic exclusion and the withdrawal of the publication's funding.
The piece was the fifth in a satirical series entitled "Advice from Religion" which had previously discussed Catholicism, Scientology, Mormonism and Judaism.
No complaints were received about any of the earlier instalments.
In the April 16 edition of Woroni, authors Jamie Freestone, Mathew McGann and Todd Cooper posed the question, "How should I value women?"
Their answers referenced Aisha, the prophet Mohammed's nine-year-old wife, and described the 72 "houris" - women depicted in the Koran as large-bosomed virgins who are a reward in paradise - as a "rape fantasy".
The following day, Freestone, McGann, Cooper and Woroni's eight-person board of editors were summoned to a meeting with members of the ANU Chancelry, including pro-vice-chancellor (student Experience) Richard Baker, following a formal complaint from the ANU Students' Association's International Students' Department.
The Chancelry then issued a statement to Woroni, maintaining the infographic breached university rules and Australian Press Council guidelines, as well as posing a threat to the ANU's reputation and security.
"In a world of social media, (there is) potential for material such as the article in question to gain attention and traction in the broader world and potentially harm the interests of the university and the university community," the statement said.
"This was most clearly demonstrated by the Jyllands-Posten cartoon controversy ... and violent protests in Sydney on September 15 last year."
Woroni responded by publishing an apology on its website to any readers who felt they had been victimised, but noted that the piece was intended to be satirical.
At a subsequent meeting with deputy vice-chancellor (academic) Marnie Hughes-Warrington, the editors and authors were threatened with disciplinary action if they did not immediately remove the offending page from the online version of the newspaper.
The editors co-operated and the threat of disciplinary action was consequently withdrawn, but concerns remain about the precedent the incident has set for freedom of speech on campus.
The Australian understands that during the controversy, a member of the International Students' Department told Freestone words to the effect, "I don't think you understand the seriousness of this. In Pakistan, people get shot for this kind of thing."
I don't think you understand the seriousness of this. Kowtowing to violent intimidation only guarantees that there will be more violent intimidation.
We need a few politicians like this in the U.S. "Australian MP Calls For Egypt’s Ambassador To Be Called In Over Coptic Persecution," from the Australian Coptic Movement, May 11 (thanks to Jonah):
Mr Laurie Ferguson MP, Federal Member for Werriwa has written to the Australian Coptic Movement Association (ACM) confirming that he requested Senator the Hon. Bob Carr, Minister for Foreign Affairs to call in the Egyptian Ambassador following ongoing attacks on Copts in Egypt.
Below is an excerpt from Mr Ferguson’s letter to Senator Bob Carr:
“I appreciate the seriousness of calling in an Ambassador to indicate Australia’s concerns about particular issues. However, events in Egypt appear to demand such action.
On April 14th I attended a sizeable rally in Sydney’s Martin Place with a significant number of NSW and Commonwealth parliamentarians in the aftermath of violent attacks on mourners at Cairo’s St Mark’s Cathedral”.
The ACM welcomes Mr Ferguson’s stance and we look forward to a prompt response from the Senator Hon. Bob Carr. We also demand that the Australian Government immediately makes strong representations on this serious issue at the United Nations.
It is quite clear that The Egyptian government has not only failed to take appropriate action to afford protection to Egypt’s vulnerable Coptic community but also directly participated in the persecution.
We are also deeply concerned over the welfare of 24 year Demiana Nour. She has been held by Egyptian police in Luxor since 8 May 2013 under ‘defamation of religion’ charges. Demiana is a young teacher who was merely undertaking her teaching duties.
We demand that the Egyptian authorities immediately release Demiana and all Copts who have been have been charged under flimsy ‘defamation of religion’ charges.