If police issued any warning against jihad activity, it isn’t mentioned in this story. The focus seems to be entirely on the prevention of “Islamophobic hate crimes” that rarely materialize. Muslims in the West all too often claim and exploit a pose of victimhood so as to deflect attention away from the specter of genuinely lethal jihad terror.
“Police warn against behaviour aimed at Muslims as religious leaders call for Australia Day peace,” by Laura Nelson, Gold Coast Sun, January 25, 2015 (thanks to Kenneth):
RELIGIOUS leaders have called for calm on Australia Day and police have warned they will clamp down hard on Gold Coasters who get caught up in any anti-social behaviour aimed at the city’s Muslims.
Their comments follow concern that alcohol-fuelled youth may vent their anger against Muslims on January 26, following terrorist attacks in Paris.
Pastor Erica Nugent, of the 500-strong Pentecostal Surf City Christian Church, appealed to Christians across the city to be true to their faith by showing love to others on Australia Day.
“People will know we are Christians by our love. We must do what Jesus said and love everyone,” she said.
“We are so blessed to live in this beautiful country, which has a wonderful, distinct heritage of mateship. We are one of the only countries in the world which has never had a civil war and that is a heritage to be valued and guarded.”
Gold Coast Islamic leader Imam Imraan Husain, who has publicly condemned the killings in France as “disgusting” and the work of “Muslim thugs bereft of mercy”, called for tolerance at Australia Day celebrations.
Mr Husain, the secretary of the Queensland Imam Council and Imam of the Arundel mosque, said he was working on a joint statement with leaders of other faiths.
“We will be calling for all Gold Coasters to celebrate together peacefully on Australia Day. We are all Australians,” he said….