“Australia should be turning its military on both itself and the US” “” according to an Australian politician. From the Courier-Mail, with thanks to Kevin:
LABOR candidate Ivan Molloy posed with a machine gun supplied by Muslim extremists and has said Australia should be turning its military on both itself and the US.
Dr Molloy has also claimed Muslim guerilla groups should not be labelled terrorists.
The group he posed with in the Philippines in 1983 has recently been linked by Washington to Osama Bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network.
Dr Molloy yesterday denied he was a supporter of the group known as the Moro Liberation Front.
In the early 1980s the group was trying to violently separate the Mindanao Islands from the Philippines and establish a separate Muslim state.
A photograph of the gun-toting Dr Molloy was featured in a 33-page working paper he wrote for his thesis entitled “The Conflicts of Mindanao: Whilst the Revolution Rolls On, the Jihad Falters”.
The paper was largely devoted to the Moro Liberation Front, a Muslim guerilla warfare army.
Since Dr Molloy spent time with the Moro group it has splintered but the main faction was the one linked by Washington to al-Qaeda.
“I don’t want to get caught in the trap of saying I am sympathetic but I would say I understand their causes,” Dr Molloy said yesterday.
I doubt it.