Lakemba, the place to be: Interfaith & kumbaya galore…

“I believe that Australians, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, can live together in harmony,” Sheik Safi said.

Ex-Muslim Ali Sina sez:

“Islam does not recognize any other religion or system as legitimate. Wherever it comes to power, it abolishes all human rights. …”

Mosque at Lakemba opens door to Sydney’s mind

By Edith Bevin /The Daily Telegraph

H/T Aussie News & Views

Ready for some halal kitman & taqiyya sausage sizzle with sauce?

Sheik Yahya Safi of Lakemba Mosque welcomes Sydney to his Mosque – Lakemba Mosque is having an open day, inviting all to come visit and learn about Islam.

Imam Sheikh Yahya Safi, Sydney, Australia. (Imam of Lakemba Mosque and Director of Da’wah and Fatwah office)

Translation: prayer leader in the mosque, proselytizer in chief and  judge of Islamic affairs…..

ISLAM comes from the Arabic word Salaam meaning peace but for Sydney’s Lebanese Muslims the past few years have been anything but peaceful. (No Islam doesn’t mean “peace”. Islam means ‘submission’ under the ‘laws of allah/ed)

Tensions between Sydney’s Muslim population and the wider community grew with the arrest of our first home-grown Islamic terrorists, outcry over applications for Islamic schools in formerly Anglo Saxon enclaves of outer western Sydney, debate over asylum seekers from war-torn Afghanistan and a series of gang rapes blamed on committed by men of Middle Eastern descent.

“When people have a bad idea about you, you need to give them the right idea,” Sheikh Safi said.

“Anglo Saxon enclaves “ You mean post WW2 South Western suburbs of Sydney, established and developed for returned service men via cheap war service home loans ? now these same areas are known as the “Occupied Territories” and no go zones for Australians due to the Australian Labor Party’s importation of Muslim colonialists from the “Middle East” and any where else they can find them.

Not only were the “series of gang rapes blamed on men of Middle Eastern descent” those the Police caught and whose victims “Aussie Pigs and Sluts” had the intestinal fortitude to lay charges and testify, were found GUILTY and are serving lengthy jail terms, does the name Bilal Skaf ring a bell?

It revealed a deep-seated ignorance of what the Islamic faith was actually about, according to Sheik Yahya Safi, the imam at the Lakemba Mosque.

Oh Really Sheik? “deep-seated ignorance” you say? no, Australians are no different than any other Judeo Christian Democracy, we are well of what Islam and it’s followers are up to.

“I believe that Australians, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, can live together in harmony but we can only do that if there is an understanding and tolerance of each other’s religion and customs,” Sheik Safi said. “I think there is still a lot of misunderstandings.”

“I believe that Australians, Muslim…..” Sorry Sheik there is no such thing as a “Muslim Australian” there are Muslims and there are Australians,Muslims are, if you like “Non Australians” just as they are Non Americans,Non British,Non Indian,Non Chinese, Non Danish, Non Sweedish etc etc etc .

To dispel those misunderstandings and myths, worshippers are throwing opening the doors of their Lakemba Mosque to the public tomorrow.

More than 1000 Sydneysiders go to the Lakemba Mosque to pray each day – and the congregation swells to 5000 for Friday prayers, a mandatory day of worship in the Islamic faith.

It’s been two years since Sydney’s largest mosque was open to the public.

As well as tours of the mosque, the open day will enable the wider community to question the sheik.

Sheik Safi agreed he was probably a little more moderate than past sheiks who have preached at the mosque.

He said past leaders had resigned themselves to a belief in a polarised clash of cultures.

Now Muslim community leaders were looking for ways to work together with the non-Muslim community to build a mutual understanding of the respective cultures.

“…..the non-Muslim community….” Ah Ah Ah ! There you go again, you mean the Australian Community.

“This year we decided to go big to make the opportunity to show that we’re tolerant and we’re trying to assimilate and work with each other, and to try and get a better understanding of what Islam is really about,” Sheik Safi said. (“Assimilation is a crime against humanity.” Tayyip Erdogan, PM of Turkey/ed)

“When you have experience with people – you can have more open ideas than before.”

He said while everyone was invited to the open day he hoped those who had been most outspoken in their feelings against the Islamic community would take the time to visit the mosque.

“When people have a bad idea about you, you need to give them the right idea – we don’t want to lie, we want them to understand who we really are and what our religion is about,” he said. (you lie with every word, Safi/ed)

“People don’t know Islam but maybe they know a Muslim – that one person will reflect Islam to this man and the community. Our challenge is to let our people practice real Islam, not to claim they are Muslim.”

The Lakemba Mosque is at 65-67 Wangee Rd, Lakemba. Tomorrow’s open day is from 10am to 5pm

6 thoughts on “Lakemba, the place to be: Interfaith & kumbaya galore…”

  1. Imam Sheikh Yahya Safi dons a peculiar head covering in the photo. I say ‘peculiar’ because I recently read or watched a video which described that specific head covering as a symbol of privilege/honor bestowed upon those deserving the degree of respect given a “mufti”. The Grand Mufti of Egypt, Grand Mufti of Australia, al-hilali, Grand Mufti Ceric, Bosnia and the Grand Mufti al-Husseini all don similar head covering.

    All of these muftis are genocidal. Recognition of this uniform component will better reveal the mind of Lakemba mosque.

  2. So, Islam means peace, does it? I thought it was I Slam, two words describing their primitive culture. When you enter the house of satan, you enter at your own risk. The power of evil is very strong and weak minded people will be easily over powered into believing their tripe.
    The days are becoming increasingly evil and unless this encroaching evil is stopped dead in it’s tracks (Deportation will do the trick nicely) our future looks very, very bleak with so many arse licking politicians in Canberra.

  3. Lakemba, the place to be: Interfaith & kumbaya galore…
    by sheikyermami on March 5, 2010

    wtd March 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    ‘Imam Sheikh Yahya Safi dons a peculiar head covering in the photo. I say ‘peculiar’ because I recently read or watched a video which described that specific head covering as a symbol of privilege/honor bestowed upon those deserving the degree of respect given a “mufti”.’

  4. Oh damn! Watching the news at the same time. Sorry.

    Do you have the link to the video about mufti hats, please?

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