* Well, not exactly in the exact same words. But you get the drift. (sarc)
Under watch: Sheik Bilal Philips admitted he was on a US government watch list of 100 Muslims drawn up after the first World Trade Centre bombing in 1993.
* Because hate-speeches and incitement are all peaceful activities, and even bomb-making is peaceful as long as no Muslims get hurt, right?
Sheik takes moderate stance
Gerard McManus from the Herald Sun
BANNED Sheik Bilal Philips says he is a moderate Muslim who should never have been stopped from coming to Melbourne.
The controversial sheik, who was refused a visa by the Federal Government on security grounds, said that far from being an Islamic extremist he was a writer of children’s books and was married to an Irish-Australian.
Sheik Philips admitted he was on a US government watch list of 100 Muslims drawn up after the first World Trade Centre bombing in 1993.
* There is that word again that gives me the creeps: ‘Controversial’– No article anywhere these days without the ‘controversial’ Bullshit label. Is there nobody out there to call a spade a spade?
But here is hope:
AUSTRALIANS have good reason to be thoroughly fed up with being told by radical Muslims that they are intolerant.
Muslim convert Yvonne Ridley, whose Islamic credentials date back only about four years, has accused Australians of being among the world’s worst Muslim-haters.
As she doled out her gratuitous criticism, Australia’s most senior Islamic cleric, Taj el-Din al-Hilaly, was in Tehran urging the world’s Muslims to unite behind the radical Iranian regime.
This follows his earlier provocative views that Muslims have more right to be in Australia than Anglo-Saxons who came here in chains.
Australia has had phenomenal success in absorbing migrants from a multitude of ethnic and religious backgrounds.
But the rise of Islamic fundamentalism overseas, and its manifestation here through a few fanatics, is jeopardizing the wish of most Australian Muslims to live in harmony.
* Hardly. Just like that BS ‘controversial’ label for the obvious, there is no evidence at all that there is only a ‘tiny minority of extremists’ and for the claim that ‘most Australian Muslims wish to live in harmony’.
Prove it, Mr. editor!
This is made more difficult by the divisive words and deeds of the likes of Sheik Hilaly.
Australians are crying, “Enough is enough.”
* Indeed. Stop the bullshit reporting and get real!