“A coordinated hate campaign against the nation’s radical Muslims.” Well, we must protect them at all costs! Imagine: a coordinated hate campaign against those who preach the violent overthrow of the Australian state and its replacement by a government that will make non-Muslims in Australia a despised inferior class!
I am not, of course, in favor of vigilantism. But if the Australian government were not tolerating the likes of Abu Bakr, attacks like these would not occur. From The Australian, with thanks to Tombeth:
CONTROVERSIAL Melbourne Islamic cleric Nacer Benbrika has been kidnapped and bashed, fuelling fears of a co-ordinated hate campaign against the nation’s radical Muslims.
The Australian understands that Mr Benbrika – who has described Osama bin Laden as a great man – was kidnapped and bashed last week by two carloads of men wearing balaclavas.
Mr Benbrika is said to believe that the attack was ordered by ASIO or the Australian Federal Police, a claim that has been denied by authorities. The assault, which ended in Mr Benbrika being treated in hospital, came less than 48 hours after former terror suspect Mamdouh Habib claimed he was stabbed in a Sydney park, also by hooded assailants.
It also comes amid a community backlash against radical Muslim clerics in Australia in the wake of the London bombings.
Mr Benbrika, who is also known as Abu Bakr, has raised the ire of Prime Minister John Howard by openly supporting jihad overseas and claiming that local Muslims must adhere to two sets of laws – Islamic law and Australian law.