* Are we getting to the bottom of it? And if so, what will be done? What will those who have sworn to protect us do to protect us from the onslaught of Islam?
Names are being named in Australia, in the wake of the attacks in the UK, and the realization that there’s a serious problem with militant Islam down under as well: Hardline Muslim clerics in Australia named.
* Actually, there is no ‘militant or radical Islam’- Islam itself is radical and militant. ‘Fanatical’ Islam is just Islam. We have always maintained that there are NO MODERATES…
Ask any ‘good muslim’- he will tell you the same thing.
A NUMBER of Australian Muslim clerics have been identified as key hardliners who are preaching fundamentalist messages.
National security sources told The Australian they were aware of at least 10 hardline clerics around Australia who were propagating a Wahabi ideology espoused by al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
They include Sheik Bilal Dannoun, Melbourne-based Mohammed Omran and Harun Mehicivic; Sydney’s Abdul Salam Mohammed Zoud, Hatim Eissa, Khaled Eissa and Feiz Mohammed and Canberra’s Mohammed Swaiti.
Omran: Brothers in fanaticism. Clones of each other…
* Obviously there are many more. Sheik Taj Din al Hilali is not even on the list. Abdul Nacer Benbrika is not on the list either…
Sheik Bilal yesterday said claims revealed in The Australian that the Wahabi clerics were potentially radicalising up to 3000 Sydney youths were “preposterous”. He said while he was not a part of Sheik Omran and Sheik Zoud’s fundamentalist Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah association, he rejected claims the pair were radical.
“These are people who follow the Koran and Sunnah â€“ they follow the teachings of Islam,” Sheik Bilal told the newspaper.
“And if following the teachings of Islam, following the way of the Prophet is called radical, then… call us radicals.”
* We shall call them radical Islamic terrorists and hate-mongers. And we demand that the government forces round them up, strip them of citizenship and deport them.
* Naturally. Blaming the victim is as islamic asbeheadings and stoning rape-victims…
Iran’s Alalam News interviews the head of the “Britain Islamic Association” (a group I’m not familiar with, and couldn’t find on the web), who denies Muslims were involved in the terror attacks of the past few days, whines that they’re going to be unfairly targeted, then says that if Muslims did commit the attacks (nudge nudge, wink wink) Salman Rushdie is to blame: UK Muslims Facing More Threats. (Warning: the link goes to an Iranian site, and they often contain viruses or other malware.)
It’s the Islamic trifectaâ€”denial, whining, and veiled threats.
LONDON, July 1â€”Head of Britain Islamic Association said here on Sunday that the situation of Muslims in Britain would be deteriorated in results of finding several bombs in two suspected cars which were to target the Glasgow airport.
In an exclusive interview with Alalam, Al-Sayyed Farjani said while Britain Muslims are strongly condemning the terrorist attacks, unfortunately there are always charges against the Muslims accusing them of involving in these attacks.
Referring to the vital role of Muslims in fighting against terrorism and extremism as well as encountering with violence against the innocent people in Britain, the official said while no group has claimed the responsibility of bombings yet; some extremist parties are trying to accuse the Muslims.
* Imagine the chutzpah!
* “Its your fault we hate you! “
Farjani also strongly condemned the knighthood conferred on Salman Rushdie, adding this odious behavior could have be a main factor in preparing the ground for the youth to join terrorist groups.
* No Al-Sayyad, it’s your and the founder of your religion’s “odious behavior” that is responsible.
Reminds me of the old lawyer joke about the guy who claims that his neighbor’s goat ate his cabbages. The neighbor’s response was:
1) You never had any cabbages.
2) If you had any cabbages they were rotten and worthless anyway.
3) I don’t have a goat.
4) If I have a goat he didn’t eat your cabbages.
5) If my goat ate your cabbages he was insane at the time.
Mr Khatami said the fatwa against Salman Rushdie was ‘irrevocable’
Britain’s knighthood for Salman Rushdie has been attacked again in Muslim countries during Friday prayers, with a cleric in Tehran recalling that the fatwa against Mr Rushdie remains in force.
The prayer leader in Egypt said the novelist would get a “medal in hell”, while the Afghan Taleban called him “the cursed devil whose killing is a duty”.
There was also fierce criticism from MPs and newspapers in Pakistan, which has been prominent in condemning the award, but a Saudi paper said the Muslim world had more important problems to think about.
SEYYED AHMAD KHATAMI AT FRIDAY PRAYERS ON IRAN RADIO
In Islamic Iran the Fatwa of the Great Imam [Ayatollah Khomeyni] is very much in force and irrevocable… The old and decaying government of Britain ought to know that the mythical era of colonial power has well gone… You Britain will not achieve anything. What you have gained, instead, is the rage of Islam
AHMAD UMAR HASHIM AT FRIDAY PRAYERS ON EGYPTIAN AL-MISRIYAH TV
If those who have no conscience honoured this sinful devil and this vicious unjust person and gave him a medal, it is a medal in hell.
TALEBAN STATEMENT ON JIHADIST WEBSITE
We strongly condemn and denounce this action by Britain which deliberately targets Muslims… We hope that Muslims will force the British government to apologise, to withdraw the honorary title from the cursed devil, whose killing is a duty.
PAKISTANI PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION
The British government and prime minister has not only disappointed the Pakistani nation but also has hurt its feelings… This house again demands that Britain immediately withdraw the title and apologise.
PAKISTAN MP KHAWAJA SA’AD RAFIQ IN CAPTION ON ARY ONE WORLD TV
Whoever kills Rushdie will be a hero for Muslims.
PAKISTAN PEOPLE’S PARTY IN CAPTION ON ARY ONE WORLD TV
We condemn both Salman Rushdie and suicide bombings; the federal minister Eijaz-ul-Haq has given the wrong impression to foreign countries by declaring suicide bombings legitimate.
PAKISTAN’S ISLAM NEWSPAPER
The UK has tried to deceive 1.5 billion Muslims, which is a shameful and condemnable act. It is surprising that, since the publication of Rushdie’s book, no Muslim country has ended diplomatic ties with the UK or even lodged a strong protest.
Freedom of expression does not mean insulting others and mocking their values and beliefs. The title has been given on the recommendation of the prime minister who is known for his anti-Muslim credentials.
SINDH PROVINCE CHIEF MINISTER ARBAB GHULAM RAHIM
I will now return these [titles given to his ancestors by Britain] as no Muslim can accept any title from the Queen after she honoured Salman Rushdie.
INDIAN KASHMIR REBEL GROUP HEZB-UL-MUJAHEDEEN
Awarding a knighthood to Rushdie amounts to blatant anti-Muslim bias, and Muslims all over the world condemn the move.
INDONESIAN CLERIC TARMIZI TAHER ON ANTARA NEWS AGENCY
Powerful countries cannot do as they like, or say anything under the cover of freedom of expression… Dialogues between civilizations and on peace and equality are proving to be mere lip service.
INDONESIAN MUSLIM ACADEMIC ZANNUBA ARIFAH CHAFSOH ON ANTARA NEWS AGENCY
We deeply regret and strongly criticise the knighthood… But we cannot revoke his right to express his views. Even those who do not believe in God have rights. They cannot be punished or killed or subjected to arbitrary acts. Islam does not teach violence.
INDONESIA’S SUARA MERDEKA
We ought to worry that the fanaticism and motivation of hard-line groups will once again revive as a result of the “provocation”.
ABEER MISHKHAS IN SAUDI ARAB NEWS
I think we Muslims are wasting our time protesting about what happens in other countries when the whole Islamic world has far bigger problems to face within its own borders… We should stop causing trouble outside our borders, no matter how strongly we feel.
The UK’s envoy to Pakistan has expressed “deep concern” over comments by a Pakistani minister about Sir Salman Rushdie’s knighthood.
Religious Affairs Minister Mohammad Ejaz ul-Haq’s comments were widely seen as justifying suicide attacks because Sir Salman had insulted Islam.
But High Commissioner Robert Brinkley said it was untrue that the knighthood was intended to insult Islam.
Sir Salman’s book The Satanic Verses sparked worldwide protests in 1989.
Mr Brinkley was summoned to the Pakistani foreign ministry in Islamabad on Tuesday afternoon.
A spokesman for Mr Brinkley said he “made clear the British government’s deep concern at what the minister for religious affairs was reported to have said”.
Â I am thrilled and humbled to receive this great honour, and am very grateful that my work has been recognised in this way
Sir Salman Rushdie
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“The British government is very clear that nothing can justify suicide bomb attacks,” the spokesman added.
Mr Brinkley was summoned so that Pakistan could protest against Britain’s “utter lack of sensitivity” in knighting Sir Salman, the foreign ministry spokeswoman said.
Mr Brinkley was told that the honour countered attempts by both countries to build mutual understanding.
The BBC’s Barbara Plett in Islamabad says the diplomatic row is heated but that so far it has stayed mostly within official circles.
Iranian conservatives on Tuesday criticised Britain’s Queen Elizabeth over the decision to confer the knighthood on Mr Rushdie.
“Salman Rushdie has turned into a hated corpse which cannot be resurrected by any action,” First Deputy Speaker Mohammad Reza Bahonar told Iran’s parliament.
“The action by the British Queen in knighting Salman Rushdie, the apostate, is an unwise one,” he said to loud applause from MPs.
“The British monarch lives under this illusion that Britain is still a 19th Century superpower and that bestowing titles is something still deemed important.”