‘Leave him there to ROT’: Senator calls for Sydney Islamic extremist who wants Sharia law in Australia to DIE behind bars – after he begged taxpayers to free him from a Middle Eastern jail
- Former Sydney taxi driver Ismail al-Wahwah was arrested and detained in Jordan
- He is the leader of Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir which wants a Muslim caliphate
- His son Anas has revealed his father to came to Australia as a refugee in 1997
- He wants Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to secure his release from detention
- Queensland senator Fraser Anning said Australia should ‘leave him there to rot’
The leader of an Islamist extremist group that campaigned to bring Sharia law to Australia now wants taxpayers to free him from detention in the Middle East.
Ismail al-Wahwah, a former taxi driver who is now the spiritual leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Australia, was detained in Jordan late last month.
His son Anas al-Wahwah has revealed his father, who lived at Condell Park in Sydney’s south-west, was granted refugee status by the Howard government 21 years ago.
He has written to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop demanding she secure his father’s release from a jail in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
Queensland senator Fraser Anning, however, has called on the Australian government to ‘leave him there to rot’ in the Middle East.
The Sydney-based leader of an Islamist group campaigning for Sharia law and the overthrow of Western civilisation came to Australia as a refugee in 1997
Ismail al-Wahwah, a former taxi driver who is now the spiritual leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Australia, was detained at Jordan late last month