On the Labor candidate who thought Hizb ut Tahrir wasn’t “extremist”
A FEDERAL Labor candidate has been revealed to have close ties with Islamic extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir.
Christian Kunde, Labor’s candidate for the NSW seat of Farrer, … last night resigned after The Daily Telegraph made inquiries into his background.
Labor leader Bill Shorten was reported to be furious that Mr Kunde’s links to the firebrand senior spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Australia, Uthman Badar, had not been disclosed during the preselection process…
Mr Badar was banned in 2014 from delivering a lecture at the Opera House entitled “Honour Killings Are Morally Justified” after widespread outrage.
Mr Kunde attended several events with Mr Badar and vigorously defended attacks against him and claims that he supported terrorism.
“He has been variously branded a ‘supporter of terrorism’ as well as an ‘extremist’ and a ‘fundamentalist’,” Mr Kunde posted in support in 2014 after attending a rally with Mr Badar.
“Disappointingly, there have been few calls — if any, aside from this one — to support Uthman against this barrage of modern ad hominem.”…
The resignation is less than a week after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was embarrassed after it was revealed homophobic cleric Sheik Shady Alsuleiman was allowed to attend a dinner he hosted.
Under Islamic law, homosexuals must be put to death. This is not the view of one “homophobic cleric”, that is Islam 101. (SY)
Labor must have thought Kunde’s views were fine, given the taxpayer-funded ABC published them gladly two years ago:
Uthman… has been variously branded a “supporter of terrorism,” as well as an “extremist” and a “fundamentalist.” Disappointingly, there have been few calls – if any, aside from this one – to support Uthman against this barrage of modern ad hominem….
At this point, I should say that I know Uthman Badar personally. He is a brilliant economics graduate, who won the Premier’s Award for all round achievement in his Higher School Certificate. Moreover, he is a husband, father, trusted friend and cricket enthusiast. I would trust him with the guardianship of my own child. He is also deeply religious Muslim.
Uthman Badar, the Hizb ut Tahrir spokesman, is neither an “extremist” or “fundamentalist”?
In fact, Badar is spokesman for a group whose Australian head, Sheik Wahwah, has preached Jew hatred:
THE top Australian cleric of extremist Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir has ramped up his hate speech in a rant referring to Jews as who have “corrupted the world” and will “pay for blood with blood”….
In Mr al-Wahwah’s latest video speech, he says “refraining from fighting (Jews) constitutes widespread evil”.
“Jews are the most evil creature of Allah. Moral corruption is linked to the Jews, prostitution in the world began with the Israelites. Usury and gambling began with the Israelites, killing began with the Israelites.”
Again, this is not the view of one solitary muslim or that “tiny minority of excremists” we are hearing about, this is Islam 101.
Do not trust the oppressors. Do not trust America, Europe or NATO. They are all enemies. Their hearts are black. They hate you, your religion, your Muhammad, and your Koran… Start dealing with them before they start dealing with you. Cut off their hands before they sow corruption upon the land… [Jews and Freemasons] killed our mother, abolished our Caliphate.
Badar’s Hizb ut Tahrir colleague Wassim Doureihi, another spokesman, said this:
Even if a thousand bombs went off in this country, all that it will prove is that the Muslims are angry and they have every reason to be angry.
Badar’s Hizb ut Tahrir says terrorists such as the Islamic State are merely “relatively powerless groups” which are “forced to react” to “tyranny” and the “oppression” and “greater terrorists” of the West, and their slaughter of civilians is “blown out of all proportion”:
Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia emphasises the following points:…
If ‘terrorism’ is the use of violence for ideological or political ends, the world has seen no greater terrorists than western states who have laid entire nations to waste through decade-long invasions and war. Yet they are presented as the philanthropic saviors of humanity whilst the actions of relatively powerless groups reacting to oppressive conditions are blown out of all proportion. At the same time, Muslims in the west who make the sacrifice of going abroad to fight tyranny and assist the oppressed are characteristed as ‘extremists’ and ‘terrorists’…
These views are shared by just about all Muslims. There is indeed nothing “extreme” about it.
We should respond to these lies with the truth: the truth that the real problem, the root problem, is western violence, which eclipses the violence of any individual or group many times over and is in fact the cause of the oppression to which people are forced to react.
Yet a Labor candidate claims Badar is no extremist? No fundamentalist?
Kunde’s idiotic defence of Badar simply confirms what blogger Arthur Chrenkoff said about Malcolm Turnbull’s excuses for his radical dinner guest, Sheik Shady:
Mr Turnbull … subsequently told the media: “I do regret his invitation… If I had been aware he had made those remarks about homosexuals and gay people, he would not have been invited.” But also: “It is also wrong to seek to define the views of all 500,000 Muslims because of the opinions expressed by one person, by one cleric.”…
So we are faced with this dilemma: if Sheikh Al-Suleiman’s Sharia beliefs are not representative of, and are at odds with, those of Australian Imams and the Australian Islamic community in general, why is he the president of the national peak body of religious preachers? If, however, his Sharia beliefs are representative of, and are consistent with, those of Australian Imams (though not necessarily “all 500,000 [Australian] Muslims”) then I would venture to argue that we have a much bigger problem in this country than we would like to admit.
Which is why the ABC’s Insiders’ panel was yesterday advocating submission.
Note that Kunde’s astonishing defence of Uthman Badar was published by the ABC’s Religion and Ethics section, led by Scott Stephens, a former Uniting Church minister who has been one of the ABC’s most aggressive promoters of Muslim apologists, notably Waleed Aly.
Scott Stephens can only be described as a lunatic in the camp of the Gosford Goose, as you can see here. These people seem to be competing for the Moonbat hearts and minds:
But if you really wanna see a cringing, vomit inducing dhimmi trying to endear himself to a babbling hijabbee, (Yassmin Abdel-Magied) check out Darling Point Dr Michael Jensen