Now wait a minute. If the mainstream narrative — universally held by government, law enforcement, and media elites — is true, then why is the mosque condemning the Muslim who revealed its ties to this jihadist cleric? Mosque leaders should be congratulating him and thanking him. Instead, they’re calling him a hypocrite, which could get him killed. But still and all, they’re against “extremism,” doncha know!
One would hope this incident helps Australian authorities wake up. But it probably won’t.
AN ISLAMIC centre south of Brisbane has condemned the “traitorous actions” of an insider who exposed its ties to firebrand Perth preacher Mohammed Junaid Thorne.
The Courier-Mail revealed on Saturday the iQraa Islamic Centre at Underwood this year “promoted’’ and helped raise funds for two “sermons” by Thorne, a vocal supporter of jihad.
The centre also hosted a lecture called “The Muslim Community and ASIO – What you need to know” in which advice was given about the legal obligations of co-operating with the security organisation.
The centre is run by Omar Succarieh, who is believed to be the brother of a man investigated by authorities over a suicide bombing in Syria last year.
Members of Brisbane’s Muslim community claim they were told his brother was “alive and well’’ and living in Turkey.
The Courier-Mail repeatedly tried, without success, to contact Mr Succarieh, but the centre has responded to the original item by posting a statement on its Facebook page rejecting what it said were “ridiculous claims”.
“An unknown source who will have to stand in front of Allah on the day of resurrection has made a statement saying that ‘we need to be exposed more widely’ so the ‘community around it can be more aware of what is being promoted’ and said the ‘wider community would be alarmed’,’’ the centre posted.
“We are disgusted with the traitorous actions of this munafiq (hypocrite).”
The centre said that while it did not tolerate extremism “we do not discriminate either, so we have allowed many speakers to come and give lectures and share their views here.
“If people have concerns, you should come to discuss these concerns and issues with us in a professional manner,’’ the statement said.