According to Saudi prince Al Turki 9/11 was also “a travesty”. Â How dare these filthy kafirs convict 5 good Muslims under man made laws!
If that doesn’t call for jihad I don’t know what does!
Outside the mosque Â a group of young men pumped their fists in the air and accused ASIO of being “dogs”.
SYDNEY’S Muslim community leaders last night condemned authorities over the conviction of five men under terrorism laws, describing their sentencing as a “travesty of justice”.
Senior Muslim figures, including 10 imams and 20 community leaders, met privately at Lakemba Mosque before releasing a statement to The Australian late last night demanding police produce the evidence proving the criminal “intentions” of the men.
“Until we see the real evidence, we believe that the reason for the arrests and convictions is that these young men expressed or hold opinions that contradict Australia’s foreign policy towards majority Muslim countries,” the statement said.
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“No civilised society can pretend to know the intention of people. It is a travesty of justice to penalise people on suspected intention.”
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Hundreds gathered at the mosque in Sydney’s southwest to hear the outcome of the meeting.
Outside the mosque after the meeting, a group of young men pumped their fists in the air and accused ASIO of being “dogs”.
The five offenders, convicted in the country’s largest terrorism trial, last week received heavy jail terms, ranging from 23 to 28 years for plotting violent jihad on Australian soil.
NSW Supreme Court judge Anthony Whealy found there was no evidence that the men had identified a specific target for their crime.
However, the fact that they had stockpiled vast amounts of ammunition and weapons, and were found to be in possession of extremist material, indicated that “each conspirator intended that the ultimate act or terrorist act was to be effective”.
The meeting was attended by Taj Din al-Hilali, formerly Australia’s most senior cleric.
Last night’s statement urged Australian Muslims “not to be afraid of being targeted” for their religion and promised the community would look after the families of those jailed.
It said the sentencing was based on “flawed terrorism laws” in conflict with the constitution. “We strongly reject any emergency laws that threaten human rights in Australian society,” it said.
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