Brigitte Gabriel on Hannity and Combs 6-28-07
Al-Qaeda video featured on Sheik’s website
Nothing to see here, move on, kafir! Just a Â few soldiers of Allah following their religion, what could go wrong?
AUTHORITIES have asked Auburn cleric Sheik Feiz Mohammed to remove from his website footage featuring the al-Qaeda spiritual leader Anwar al-Awlaki.
The request comes as Australia’s most senior Islamic leader labelled Sheik Feiz dangerous, insisting the firebrand cleric be banned from delivering sermons to young Muslims.
The clips on Sheik Feiz’s website do not promote hardline rhetoric or incite violence, but counter-terrorism authorities described the connection with the Sydney preacher as “unsettling”.
“Unsettling” like wanting to turn children into killer zombies and calling openly for the assassination of Geert Wilders? Â Why aren’t our Â hideous hate-speech laws applied to this ratbag?
Sheik Feiz was asked to remove the footage and he did so promptly. He has been described as more of an “egomaniac” than a security threat. And recent assessments by NSW Police show that he does not warrant any serious investigation into his activities.
But according to one senior law enforcement source, his past comments remain “concerning”. “We’ve looked,” the source toldÂ The Sunday Telegraph. “He’s too big now to be getting up to mischief.” Police rely heavily on community-based contacts to identify extremists.
One such contact said officers quizzed him about Sheik Mohammed and the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah group he is associated with.
“I just told them that they’re talking tough,” the source said.
Meanwhile, Sheik Taj El-Din al-Hilaly, Australia’s most senior Islamic leader, toldÂ The Sunday Telegraph Sheik Feiz, who recently began teaching in Sydney again after years in self-imposed exile overseas, “prefers for Muslims to be marginalised” in society.
“If religion had something like the Australian Medical Association, or a trade authority, they would never allow him to be preaching – they wouldn’t give him a licence,” Sheik al-Hilaly, the Imam of Australia’s largest mosque at Lakemba, said.
In that case al-Hilali wouldn’t get a license either….
His comments came afterÂ The Sunday TelegraphÂ revealed last week Sheik Feiz had quietly returned to Australia in the past few months and resumed preaching, four years after Kevin Rudd declared the Sydney-born cleric was “not welcome” for making inflammatory remarks, including likening Jewish people to pigs.
(KRudd welcomed thousands like him with his “compassionate” Â open borders policy)
Sheik Feiz’s followers insist he has changed but his return, to open a new prayer hall in Auburn, has divided the Muslim community.
“What I’m seeing from the young people who attend his talks, this is the same message – I haven’t seen a change in him,” Sheik al-Hilaly said. “Sheik Feiz is like a new fad – young people are attracted to this Rambo style. I’ve heard some of his views and they are not constructive.
“It can lead young people to move away from their family and community [and] to distance and isolate themselves.”
Sheik Feiz, who is monitored by police, declined an interview but declared on a Facebook page he was a “proud Australian citizen” who “always obeyed the law,” adding that he was determined to serve the community “to the best of my ability, including solving social problems and assisting the youth to become better citizens”.
(“become better citizens” of the global caliphate…. what he really does, you can see here)
Sheik Feiz, a former boxer who studied Islam in Saudi Arabia, admitted to being involved in a local political scandal, but insisted he was offering good counsel to the culprit and not inflaming what he called “a silly incident” where one of his followers was pulling down election posters.
He said he had “cautioned” the follower “against committing unsocial acts”.
“I have never encouraged anyone to commit any acts which counter the demo- cratic values of this country,” Sheik Feiz said.
“And I would never intentionally seek to break the laws of this country.”
(Incitement to murder and calls to jihad are not against the laws of this country then?)
His sermons sparked outrage from political leaders in Australia, Britain and Europe for their hardline views.
These have included denouncing other religions and encouraging Muslim children to choose martyrdom.
The Sheik holds classes on Sharia law and other topics in a musallah behind Auburn’s Bukhari House bookstore, which The Sunday Telegraph visited last week, but was asked to leave.
The building was bought in January by the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah Association, which made Sheik Mohammed its full-time Amir.
His Facebook site has links to other pages, including one titled the “Flag of Islamic Khilafah” that advocates setting up a “caliphate” or Islamic state of Sharia law.
Backers say he has been transformed and no longer preaches extremist rhetoric.
Lebanese Muslim Association president Samier Dandan said last week: “He’s had enough time overseas to adjust what he has done and correct the faults he had.”
Sure. He’s a Muslim. A Muslim wouldn’t lie to an unbeliever, right?
- Sheik Feiz Mohammed denouncedThe Daily Telegraph,Â 1 day ago
- ‘Banned’ Sheik is back in AustraliaCourier Mail,Â 7 days ago
- Bolt: Time to end multiculturalismAdelaide Now,Â 8 Feb 2011
- Islamic head rejects claims of extremism The Australian,Â 16 Jan 2011
- Denounce now, sheik The Australian,Â 16 Jan 2011
Stop, for god’s sake stop, importing troubleâ€”and Muslim immigrants,Â as a whole, necessarily mean trouble,Â in all lands where the political and legal institutions, and social arrangements, are flatly contradicted by the Shari’a.Â Muslims are obligated to change or tear down those institutions, in order to remove all “obstacles to Islam.” It is not special or individual malice that prompts that attitude.Â That is their duty, a central duty.Â Why not come to fully and soberly understand that duty, and out of a minimal sense of self-preservation, cease to import those into our lands (America, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia, and every other place that has so generously admitted, under a twisted definitiion of “refugees,” people who do not, and can not, wish our ways or institutions or constitutions well.