Sheik Yer’mami, operator of the Winds of Jihad site, who has often commented here, has had his identity and location revealed — opening him to risk of being killed by jihadists — by reporter Gavin King, who is no doubt convinced that Sheik has nothing to worry about anyway, since it’s a religion of peace.
Sheik Yer’mami explains the controversy here.
And here is Sheik’s letter to the Australian press council:
Thank you for getting back to me on this matter.
“˜I note your concern but, as a general rule, identification of an individual who is involved publicly in a campaign does not necessarily constitute an invasion of privacy.”
I am not involved nor have I ever involved myself in a public campaign. I am a co-contributor of a website that exposes Islamic terror and atrocities, educates about Islamic jihad and the doctrine of Islam, which is a socio-political system in the guise of religion. I (like many others) provide news-feeds and comments. That’s all.
The article on the blog “˜winds of jihad” never called for “˜holy war” nor did it incite anyone to commit unlawful acts. The article “˜Stop the Mosque in Cairns” was a simple reaction to many Cairns residents’ objections. What was written in the blog reflected the sentiments of Cairns residents who would not get their objections heard otherwise.
“˜Sheik Yer”mami” is of course a fictitious character (just like Harry Potter) and anyone who takes more than a superficial interest in the subject matter would realize that. Most of the articles on the blog are regular news-feeds from AP, AFP and Reuters.
Islamic terrorism is a scourge on humanity. Gavin King, the Cairns Post reporter who focused his article on me, ad hominem, my family, age, business, even listing my property holdings including where I live, is totally out of line. My identity was never a matter for the public record. Because of death-threats to anyone who opposes the spread of Islam I certainly see myself and anyone else in that regard entitled to anonymity. That should be common sense.
None of it is, nor should it be, in the public interest. All it does is mislead the public and makes me and my family a target of reprisals by lunatic fringe elements of society who are known to use violence, including assassination, to “˜protect” their so-called “˜religion”. The article on the blog was about a mosque being build in a quiet residential street in Cairns. That’s where Gavin King’s focus should have been.
Instead he tried to get me assassinated.
For that reason I believe that Gavin King is unfit to work as a reporter. King, by assuring me of confidentiality and promising that my privacy would be respected, violated every principle of human decency and trust. His act was malicious. He set out to hurt, to inflict damage and to vilify me. It was an irresponsible act of cowardice and nothing short of incitement. Islamic terrorists have killed for much less than that.
If it wasn’t for his assurance, would I have even called him back when he tried to contact me?
Gavin King took the Imam Abdul Aziz’s word that the “˜Winds of Jihad” website would be investigated by the Federal Police at face value. That is obviously false. Gavin King also claimed the website is “˜vulgar” and a “˜hate-site”- that is false as well. The editor of the Cairns Post, who assisted Gavin King in smearing me in the paper, has never signed his name to anything. He seems to be afraid of his own shadow. Wouldn’t it be in the public interest to have his name known? Do newspaper readers have a right to know who writes editorials and opinion pieces for them?
The website WoJ was built and is hosted in the US, by people like me who disagree with Islamic jihad and the resulting infiltration and perversion of our society. In the United States free speech is protected. As I mentioned before, the Jihad against infidels and Jews is global. It is not a local matter. To my knowledge the Australian Federal Police has never investigated nor shown any interest to investigate me or this website.
There are hundreds of websites like Winds of Jihad. Everyone is free to educate themselves, to contribute news-feeds and comments. So are you.
I hope this statement gives you a clearer picture of the situation I find myself in and I await your response at your soonest.