Why are they here?
HARDLINE international students have wrested control of a major NSW mosque, ousting the local cleric amid accusations the group is rapidly converting followers to extremist Islam.
Mr Kara said the international students were aged between 20 and 30, and were known to make home visits to members of the port city’s 600-strong Muslim population to preach their beliefs.
Up to 150 university students from Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Egypt who follow the fundamentalist Wahabbism ideology were central to the overthrow at the weekend of the executive board of the Newcastle Muslim Association.
Deposed association president Yunus Kara yesterday accused the students of pushing for new leadership of the port city’s mosque in order to advance their own extremist agenda and continue “brainwashing” local Muslims…
Newcastle Mosque’s deposed imam, Bilal Kanj, who was also voted out on the weekend, said while the students openly denied their Wahabbi beliefs and radical Koranic interpretations, they were converting people during prayer group meetings and other religious gatherings.
Is there one mosque, just ONE, in all of Australia that doesn’t advocate sharia, polygamy, wife-beating, child-marriage, FGM, killing of apostates, genocide on Jews, jihad and Â hatred of unbelievers?