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Wrong guy for the job? Muslim leader responsible for ‘de-radicalising’ prisoners claims there has NEVER been a terrorist attack in Australia – says Lindt Cafe siege being branded terrorism was ‘Islamophobic’
- Islamic leader Kuranda Seyit said there’s not been terror attack in Australia
- Claims Man Haron Monis, Farhad Jabar and Numan Haider mentally ill
- Said the Sydney siege was not an act of terror but a copycat attack
- Deakin University Global Islamic Politics professor Greg Barton disagreed
- Said siege, Curtis Cheng’s murder, and Haider stabbing all terror related
An Islamic leader involved in de-radicalising Muslim prisoners has claimed there has never been a terrorist attack in Australia.
Kuranda Seyit said the Lindt Cafe siege in Sydney, the murder of NSW Police employee Curtis Cheng by Farhad Jabar and Numan Haider’s attack on counter-terrorism officers were acts of people who were ‘mentally unstable’.
Mr Seyit, who runs the Forum on Australia’s Islamic Relations, also said he believes any Muslim who commits a crime is automatically branded a terrorist, which is Islamophobic and ‘grossly unfair’ to the wider community.
Paramedics seen here removing injured hostages from the Sydney siege in December 2014
‘These days its very simple just to call a person with an Islamic flag and a mobile phone as a terrorist,’ Mr Seyit told Daily Mail Australia.
‘When we talk about Numan Haider and the murder of Curtis Cheng – these people were too young to understand what terrorism means.
‘I think it’s grossly irresponsible to start labelling these as terrorist acts,’ he added.
Speaking about the Sydney siege, Mr Seyit said he knew gunman Man Haron Monis personally, and ‘he was not even associated with IS’, describing the man instead as ‘desperate’.
Monis took 18 hostages in the Lindt Cafe in central Sydney in December 2014 and held them for 16 hours before shooting dead a staff member and being killed as police stormed the premises. A customer of the cafe died in the ensuing shootout.
‘I don’t see how that was a terrorist attack,’ Mr Seyit said. ‘It didn’t have the hallmarks of a terror attack it was more a copycat situation.’
Claimed the Sydney siege – during which Man Haron Monis (pictured) held over a dozen people hostage, was a ‘copycat’ event and Monis had ‘no links to IS’
He also said that Numan Haider and Farhad Jabar, were ‘naive, easily manipulated and acted on a whim’ under the influence from older people.
Haider stabbed two counter-terrorism officers in September 2014, while Jabar, 15, shot and killed NSW Police employee Curtis Cheng outside the headquarters in Parramatta in October 2015.
However Deakin University Global Islamic Politics professor Greg Barton disagreed with Mr Seyit, saying he defined the three events as acts of terror.
‘The critical thing is what is being done – an act of violence or the intimidation of violence – is whether its being done because it’s part of a larger political cause,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
Professor Barton also said Monis’ conversion to extremism could be easily traced online through his social media channels, and it was clear he had political motivations for the attack, evident with his demands to speak to then prime minister Tony Abbott.
He described Monis, Jabar and Haider as ‘broken’ people.
‘We’re seeing the same horrible cocktail of broken individuals, narcissists and hedonists.
‘Islamic state unlike Al Qadea – it goes after damaged indivduals, while Al Qaeda only want people who are completely reliable.
‘Islamic state says you can go off in a wild explosion but make sure you’re bearing our name and our flag,’ Professor Barton added.
And while he agreed with Mr Seyit’s argument in principle and said the Muslim community should not be stereotyped: ‘I think he missed the details and isn’t helping his cause by taking issue with these events’.
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