But if he was just quoting the Qur’an (2:62-65; 5:59-60; 7:166) in calling Jews pigs, will they ban the Qur’an also? An update on this story. “Firebrand cleric may face charges,” from the Sydney Morning Herald, with thanks to all who sent this in:
A firebrand Islamic leader who urged young Muslims to become holy warriors and labelled Jews as pigs could face charges of incitement to violence.
Australian Federal Police are looking into DVDs featuring Sheik Feiz Mohammed, the leader of the Global Islamic Youth Centre in Liverpool, in Sydney’s west.
NSW Premier Morris Iemma today accused the sheik of inciting terrorism in the collection of DVDs, called the Death Series.
The Federal Government said the sheik’s DVD preachings were “reprehensible and offensive”, Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd said they were “obscene” and Mr Iemma labelled them “disgusting”.
If it is found the sheik’s comments breach sedition laws and incite acts of violence, the AFP will launch a full investigation and he could face charges.
NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive Vic Alhadeff said the sheik was inciting racial hatred.
“It is of great concern when people in positions of influence abuse that power to incite racial hatred,” Mr Alhadeff said.
In the DVDs, which are on sale through the youth centre’s website, the Sydney-born cleric urges young Muslims to be prepared to sacrifice themselves for Islam.
The sheik, who has spent the past year living in Lebanon, also talks of a Muslim killing a Jew and ridiculed Jews as pigs.