On the Labor candidate who thought Hizb ut Tahrir wasn’t “extremist”
A small set-back in the mainstreaming of hard-line Islam:
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.
Christian Kunde declared himself a friend of the group’s controversial spokesman…Share
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”…. Continue reading The age of the kumbaya clowns