Police revealed yesterday they would investigate the al-Furqan Islamic Centre in Springvale…
The next day a preacher at al-Furqan retweeted; “You fear terror attacks back home? Your government should stop destroying other people’s homes then. It’s not rocket science now is it?”
These people are serious morons:
ONE day before Numan Haider was shot dead, as he tried to murder two counter-terrorism police officers, the al-Furqan Islamic Centre posted on its website three articles and videos in support of Islamic State.
In one, a commentator on a Middle-Eastern TV talk showÂ praised the cold-blooded execÂution of hundreds of captured Syrian soldiersÂ saying they deserved to be executed “1000 times over”.
A dangerous moral relativism, likening the humiliationg of some prisoners at Abu Ghraib to the beheading of unarmed civilians and journalists:
Mustafa Abu Yusuf, a spokesman for the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah Association of Australia (ASWJ), claimed the actions of Islamic State [also known as ISIL] were being “rammed down our throats” in a bid to paint fundamentalist Muslims as potential terrorists and curb civil freedoms…
Mr Abu Yusuf said he had not seen videos of the ISIL beheadings posted on social media – although he called the act abhorrent – but said the group’s actions was “no more horrific” than those of Western armies during war.
He questioned why the Abbott government did not react with equally fierce rhetoric when chemical warfare was used and human rights abuses were committed in the Syrian civil war.
“The beheadings, it’s an abhorrent act, don’t misunderstand me. But what about the British in Malaya in the 1950s? They used to have soldiers decapitate Malayan heads … or what about the torture and prisoner abuse by the Americans at Abu Ghraib prison?” he said.
It disturbs me that the media is treating this outfit’s “emir”, Sheikh Abu Ayyman, as a moderate.Â They should remember his defence of Osama bin Laden.