So, what does it teach? Mutual respect and tolerance for the “other”? Read on…
“Education in hate for ‘tender hearts,'” by Joe Hildebrand and David Barrett for the Daily Telegraph, December 10:
THE poster at the Global Islamic Youth Centre says the new multi-million-dollar complex will be “a shining beacon for Islam and will be an example for all Muslims worldwide to admire and repeat”.
It says it will be “a place our children can call our own”.
But the spiritual founder of the GIYC, Sheik Feiz Mohammad, once had very different plans for the children of Islam.
He was exposed in January last year as having told his followers in one of his many video lectures: “Today many parents, they prevent their children from attending lessons. Why? They fear that they might create a place in their hearts, the love, just a bit of the love, of sacrificing their lives for Allah.
“We want to have children and offer them as soldiers defending Islam. Teach them this: there is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid (holy warrior). Put in their soft, tender hearts the zeal of jihad and a love of martyrdom.”
He also said: “(Kaffir (non-Muslim)) is the worst word ever written, a sign of infidelity, disbelief, filth, a sign of dirt” and laughed about killing Jews like pigs.
While Sheik Feiz claimed his extremist militant views were misinterpreted or taken out of context when he was exposed, a new investigation by The Daily Telegraph has found further disturbing evidence of his views still plastered on the internet, often by his devoted students.
One lecture he gave at the GIYC was posted on YouTube days ago by a student. In it the Sheik tells a parable about a Jewish man who deflowers and impregnates a Muslim virgin only to kill both her and the baby.
The Jew then renounces his faith in a deal with Satan and is crucified by the girl’s three Muslim brothers. He goes on to compare modern western society to a stinking toilet.
Another Feiz video, which also appears to have been filmed at the centre, has been made Video of the Week for the La Trobe University Islamic Society in Melbourne.
In it he declares: “To be slain by my enemies for me it’s no other than jihad martyrdom in (sic) the sake of the Almighty Lord.”
While a new official Sheik Feiz site appears to be relatively benign, The Daily Telegraph has found another site created by the Sheik, and with links to the GIYC, called Faith Over Fear.
The main video features Feiz calling for Muslims to sacrifice their lives to wage war on the West.
The site has one official “friend” – a site depicting a man being burned alive for not believing in Allah.
The sheik could not be reached for comment yesterday.
Probably busy preparing another “edifying” sermon for the Centre’s “tender hearts.”