“He has had a lot of people come and visit him (in prison), young people, and some of them before they’ve gone overseas.”– So there you have it. They don’t visit him so he can talk them out of it, they come to see him to get his blessings for the jihad.
THE nation’s worst convicted terroriÂst,Â Abdul Nacer Benbrika, has been influencing jihadist recruiÂts from prisonÂ in a quest to become the spiritual leader of a new generation of Australian extremisÂts, following the rise of the Islamic State terror group.
The growth in Benbrika’s influence in recent months has alarmed authorities, who have been forced to move him to a different Victorian prison after several of his followers travelled to Syria to fight with Islamic State after visiting him in jail…
A self-proclaimed Islamic cleric, Algerian-born Benbrika is serving a 15-year jail term for leading a terrorist group in 2005 that talked of attacking Melbourne’s Crown casino and bombing the MCG…
Officials are concerned about the number and type of visitors Benbrika is receiving in jail, including new followers who were too young to have associated with him during his terror plot in 2005.
“He has had a lot of people come and visit him (in prison), young people, and some of them before they’ve gone overseas,” a source said.
Cassandra WilkinsonÂ rightly demands a conversation – but the conclusion may be exactly what she does not desire:
In this context, debates have arisen in The Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Germany and Britain about whether certain elements of national culture need to be preserved from the diluting effects of immigration. The Dutch and Germans have framed it as preservation of social democratic values, the French as preservation of secularism, in Britain as Britishness.
If we are to continue welcoming new migrants, as I think we should, and if we are to receive them in large numbers, as I think we should, Australia needs to pre-empt this national discussion before we find ourselves knee deep in cultural problems of the kinds causing social disharmony in Europe…
There are no doubt only tiny elements of the Muslim community who support a caliphate. However, there are undeniably somewhat larger elements of the community whose views are illiberal, sexist, homophobic and racist.
It’s been a while since we heard a clanger like the “unwrapped meat that attracts the cats” comments made after the western Sydney gang rapes, but Muslim community leaders have made it clear too often that they do not embrace our modern progressive culture.
If we are content to insist these concerns are only racism, the long-term response will be lower rates of immigration.
If we can’t have a frank conversation about the standards of integration we expect from new migrants and the values we expect them to share, then voters will pursue the silent solution of electing politicians who don’t support immigration.
But how do we have a “discussion” with the head of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Australia, who says the goal of all Muslims is to spread the Islamist “revolution” in Syria to the rest of the world (from 28:54)?:
Wherever you are, you are soldiers of Islam, the man (indistinct), to stand up and to push the ummah (Muslim world) to be united and talking Islam, not to kill each other, and to carry a very clear vision: we work for Islam (Arabic) establish an Islamic state, build a caliphate state in Syria, go around the world, to be against the enemies of Islam, the kuffar (unbelievers), all kuffar (unbelievers), without any exception.
(Can any readers understand what is said in the parts of the transcript marked “indistinct” and “Arabic”?)