This just in from Sheik Mohammed Omran of Melbourne, Australia: violent jihad is acceptable in Iraq, but not in Australia itself. Why not? As the Sheikh put it to two Abdul Rahman Ayub and Abdul Rahim Ayub, Australia-based leaders of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah in Australia: “This is not how we work here.”
What does he mean by that? Maybe that post-Christian, multiculturalist Australia can be taken without a shot?
Sheikh Mohammed’s words were condemned by another Australian Muslim leader, Sheikh Hilali, who said: “It is not to the benefit of young people in any area to have a teacher like Omran … not in Australia or any Arabic or Islamic country.” But is Hilali actually renouncing violent jihad altogether, or simply showing that he understands very well that such open avowals of the true intentions of radical Muslims are simply “not how we work here”?