Sheikh Al-Hilali Update: he’s going to sue those who accused him of being a jihadist. He is enraged at accusations that he funneled money to Al-Qaeda and Hizballah. All right, maybe he didn’t. But he did urge Muslims to back Iran, has praised Iraqi jihadists, has called 9/11 “God’s work,” and has claimed that Australia was originally Muslim land. He should sue himself.
“Sheik Alhilali primed to face accusers,” from AAP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Controversial mufti Sheik Taj Aldin Alhilali will return to Australia this week primed to launch legal action against those accusing him of supporting terrorism.
“I will not hesitate to take legal action against anyone who directed at me accusations during my absence,” he told SBS Radio from Egypt on Tuesday.
“Betraying the country or giving donations to Hezbollah or any terrorist organisation in Lebanon, these are dangerous accusations.
“This is unacceptable, defamation, without proof, based on malice, racism and based on wrong information.”
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) are investigating donations allegedly handed out in Lebanon by Sheik Alhilali to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
According to media reports, the mufti distributed $10,000 to Sheik Bilal Shaaban, the head of the Islamic Unity Movement in Lebanon, who allegedly has links to the radical Islamist movement Hezbollah.
Sheik Alhilali has denied the claim, vowing to clear his name and saying he will cooperate with police when he returns home to Sydney on Friday.