With moderates like this, who needs radicals?
The Australian Channel Ten show ‘The Project’ certainly stayed true to their mantra of ‘It’s news delivered differently’, when they invited the so-called moderate and reformed Irfan Yusuf onto the show.
Irfan buys his jihad from Tariq Ramadan. There is nothing ‘moderate’ or the slightest whiff of reform in his teachings.
Irfan Yusuf was invited on the show as a moderate voice from the Australian Islamic community to give his opinion on the recent Hizb ut-Tahrir ‘Innocent Until Proven Muslim’ conference. It appears he accomplished this undertaking, however the results are not what they seem.
Irfan’s opinions are about as relevant as the opinion of a dog in Pakistan.
Irfan Yusuf made a meagre and dismal argument to suggest the 800 people attending the Hizb ut-Tahrir event in the southwest Sydney suburb of Bankstown is nothing much to be concerned about. Furthermore, he was quoted as stating, “there is nothing in their material to suggest they are in anyway violent” and “personally, I don’t think they’re a huge danger”. To complete this trifecta of ridiculousness he revealed he also believes, “Hizb ut-Tahrir are comparable to Andrew Bolt.” For our international readers, Andrew Bolt is a local conservative journalist and television host.
Lie about it, minimize the threat, deny everything and blame a kafir. How intelligent is that? Answer: enough to get you on Oz TV.
Since the show was unable to find someone capable of providing an objective and informed perspective on Hizb ut-Tahrir, it’s only practical we dig a little deeper ourselves. It pains me, I would have rather spent my evening polishing the silverware.
The show is not ‘unable’, they haven’t tried. At the Australian Liberty Alliance we have plenty of people who know what they’re all about.
Maajid Nawaz gave an interesting opinion on the matter. Maajid stated, “don’t get me wrong, I’m not a conservative, but to compare those who wish to stone adulteresses, kill gays and cut off hands for theft with conservativism is, morally bankrupt.”
Maajid Nawaz is irrelevant.
Hmm, the opinion of Maajid is quite a contrast to the “meh, they’re not that bad” opinion provided by our ‘moderate’ Irfan Yusuf, who consequently it seems is anything but a moderate.
Majids opinions make no difference to the doctrine of Islam and the shari’a. As a Muslim, he works towards implementation.
British-Pakistani Maajid has firsthand personal experience with Hizb ut-Tahrir, having served as one of their international recruiters during his 13 years with the group. Maajid is now reformed, no longer an Islamist, nor a devout Muslim for that matter. Maajid has since founded the anti-extremism think-tank the Quilliam Foundation.
Google ‘Abdullah Quilliam’. Read their mission statement. There is no ‘anti-extremism’ in their program. It is the same islam, dating back to Muhammad & the Koran. If they rejected the sharia, they couldn’t be Muslims anymore, could they?
Maajid is an example of someone a show like ‘The Project’ should be consulting with, before carelessly giving a platform to a bonehead who broadcasts to the whole of Australia, “hey, those Hizb ut-Tahrir blokes are not that bad.” The Project have acted in an extraordinarily careless manner. Lack of research, sheer ignorance or perhaps both may be to blame.
Wally’s MuBro ‘Project’ is at best a propaganda channel for Islam. You won’t find anything Islam-critical there.
Hizb ut-Tahrir make no secret of their desire to progress the establishment of a global Islamic Caliphate, governed of course by the Sharia. Furthermore, they have notoriously refused to condemn the actions of the so-called Islamic state.
That’s the duty of every Muslim. Why single out Hizb ut-Tahrir?
If Irfan Yusuf is who he says he is, then this information in itself should have been enough for him to vehemently declare he condemns Hizb ut-Tahrir in no uncertain terms. Irfan Yusuf utterly failed to condemn them in no uncertain terms, consequently making The Project’s decision to position him as a moderate embarrassing and pathetic, not to mention dangerous.
No Muslim will ever condemn his Muslim brothers. That needs to be understood.
The good people at Hizb ut-Tahrir have already drafted the constitution for the Islamic State (Khilafah) for which they expect us to live under. Here it is. http://www.khilafah.com/a-draft-constitution-of-the-khilafah-state/. Yes this includes all the cultural enrichment goodness Sharia provides, such as death to homosexuals and apostates, stoning adulteresses to death and chopping off hands.
That’s not negotiable. A responsible gov’t would arrest them all for treason, subversion and insurgence.
So, nothing to be worried about then? Nothing to be worried about that 800 people in Bankstown thought, “hey, I gotta get in with this crowd?”
We don’t have a problem with 800 people in Bankstown. We have a problem with Islam.