Jihad Watch reader Terminator provides an update to this article concerning American-born Sheik Khalid Yasin. Is Mr. Yasin pushing “Australian tolerance to its limit?” Read the NineMSN interview here.
SHEIK KHALID YASIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ISLAMIC BROADCASTING GROUP, DURING A LECTURE: And how can you put a sacred trust in the hands of a non-Muslim? There’s no such thing as a Muslim having a non-Muslim friend. If you prefer the clothing of the kafirs over the clothing of the Muslims, most of those names that’s on most of those clothings is faggots, homosexuals and lesbians.
BRENDAN NELSON, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TRAINING: The idea that you would come here and promulgate views which not only will demean and denigrate certain individuals and sections of Australian society, but in the end, ultimately, I think, incite divisions and violence in Australian society, there should be no place for that.
SHEIK KHALID YASIN: Some people characterise me as a radical cleric. I’m not more radical than Mahatma Gandhi or John Pilger or Jesus Christ or anybody else who’s trying to preach a moral word.
SARAH FERGUSON: Sheikh Yasin is about to test Australian tolerance to its limits. He wants to be a leader in Australia’s Islamic community as an Islamic media mogul, and he’s been raising money here for his own radio and TV stations. Starting with radio broadcasts, Yasin has big plans for what he calls the Purpose of Life Islamic TV channel.
SHEIK KHALID YASIN: Wherever Discovery Channel is at, the Purpose of Life channel will be. We believe that Purpose of Life as a channel and as a theme will become just as generic and just as common and attractive as Discovery Channel.
SARAH FERGUSON: But it seems Sheikh Yasin wasn’t really counting on discovery, for Sunday has discovered many of the claims he makes to support his project, and indeed much of his CV, are false. The issue is that he’s claimed to have those qualifications. I’ve checked. He doesn’t. Does that concern you?
WALID ALI, MANAGING DIRECTOR ISLAMIC BROADCASTING GROUP: Yes, I guess it would concern me. I would really need to understand why he would make those claims if they weren’t true.
SHEIK KHALID YASIN DURING A LECTURE: You forget your Islamic identity. Now you have become compromised through some kind of intellectuality.
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