Not really, but definitely a new voice reaffirming the original Islam. The Sheik confirms the inherent fears of persecution that lead followers to believe in wild conspiracy theories. Of course, those beliefs are the required “justification” to commit more acts of violence. From NineMSN:
Muslim preacher Sheik Khalid Yasin grabbed the headlines recently with a speech saying Muslims couldn’t have non-Muslim friends. Sunday investigates the United States-born convert to Islam who’s testing Australian tolerance to its limits. He is setting up a new radio and television network here to spread his extremist message. Launched last weekend, the Islamic Broadcasting Corporation aims to attract a quarter-of-a-million subscribers. Its driving force is this charismatic preacher who’s capturing the hearts and minds of young Australian Muslims with a radical mix of pleas for the understanding of terrorism, anti-Western conspiracy theories and radical homophobia.
For Yasin, terrorist bombings in Bali are justified by hundreds of years of Western oppression of Muslims. Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda did not carry out the September 11 attacks on the United States “” they were a “rogue operation” by Western governments.
Yasin has “not seen any irrefutable documentation to link Osama Bin Laden or the so-called Al Qaeda” with being responsible for that action. Instead, he says, “we now know the way those buildings fell, they fell from internal explosive charges the same way it’s done on a building site.”
The Sheik also propogates beliefs which are similar to this anti-Muslim “plot.”
It was “missionaries from the World Health Organisation and Christian groups”, according to Yasin who “went into Africa and inoculated people for diphtheria, malaria, yellow fever and they put in the medicine the AIDS virus”.
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