Abdul Salam Zoud, the Lakemba imam who presided over the Islamic union of French terrorism suspect Willy Brigitte and former Australian soldier Melanie Brown, still doesn’t buy the Osama bin Laden theory.
“He’s not a terrorist in my view. I don’t believe yet he did what the Americans said. I swear by God, by Allah . . . I reject [bin Laden’s culpability in the attacks on the US on September 11, 2001].”
A classified dossier compiled by France’s anti-terrorism judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere names Shiek Zoud as the chief recruiter for a terrorist network operating in Australia.
The headquarters for this jihad is supposedly the Haldon Street prayer hall, where Sheik Zoud is the spiritual head.