What is she, some kind of Islamophobe? “Mum’s cocktail of fear,” from the Herald Sun, with thanks to Snowman:
THE mother of a Melbourne youth allegedly found on a Sydney bus with two bottles of petrol said she was worried he “likes Islam too much”.
Amir Ali Osmanagic’s distraught mother said yesterday she feared he would get mixed up with trouble-makers when he moved to Sydney three weeks ago.
“He’s a very good person, but he like too much Islam,” Envera Osmanagic said.
“He likes Islam, maybe he protects Islam, something like that.
“He’s young, he does not know what is happening.”
Amir Ali Osmanagic, 18, and Parham Esmailpour, 19, of Sydney, gave police different excuses for carrying the petrol, a court heard yesterday.
Mr Osmanagic allegedly said he was helping a mate who had run out of fuel, while Mr Esmailpour said it was for sniffing. They were arrested on Sunday in a major crackdown by police who feared a new outbreak of race violence on Sydney beaches.