MELBOURNE: Malaysian Islamic preacher Hussain Yee, a keynote speaker scheduled to speak at an Islamic peace conference here yesterday has invited controversy in the past for his belief that Muslim terrorists were not responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2011.
Hussain implied that the Jews instead were behind the attacks on the Twin Towers, reported The Australian today, and had put forth the idea that a “group of Jews” was “having a party when they heard that the Twin Towers had been burned”.
Buddhist-born Hussain, lectures regularly in the Asia-Pacific region, and also in the Europe-Britain circuit.
Other speakers at the conference held at the Islamic Research and Educational Academy, were made up of children, some as young as five years old, all dressed as famous Muslim scholars and preachers.
The young boys recited sermons on religious piety, education, and why Muslims don’t eat pork, including the history of the hijab and whether Catholics can go to heaven.
The children were introduced to the conference as trainee preachers who study at an Islamic centre in Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne’s west.
There were a total of seven children, including a 10-year-old dressed in robes with a fake beard and moustache reciting a sermon from a famous cleric calling non-pious Muslims “spineless” while advising them to recommit to their religion.
A nine-year-old boy also spoke as did a girl of approximately the same age and a seven-year-old boy who recited a sermon regarding the hijab and its origins to Judaeo-Christian religion.
Another young boy impersonated “Zakir Naik”, an Islamic tele-evangelist banned from Britain for his support of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. This boy presented his thoughts as to whether Catholics would go to heaven….