Ruddock refuses to ban Islamic group (Why?)
Sunday, 28 January 2007
Call rejected: Mr Ruddock says the activities of the group in Australia do not warrant a ban. [File photo]ABC TV
Federal Attorney-General Phillip Ruddock has rejected calls to ban the controversial Islamic group, Hizb ut Tahrir, which has been holding a conference in south-west Sydney today.
The meeting focused on the creation of an Islamic state somewhere in the world, with full Sharia law.
(Translation: ‘Somewhere’ means we start in Australia)
New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma says Australia should follow the lead of Europe and parts of the Middle East in banning the group.
But Mr Ruddock says there is insufficient evidence to proscribe Hizb ut Tahrir as a terrorist organisation.
“I regard their message as being an unacceptable one in a pluralist society like ours,” he said.
“But just because people have messages that I don’t regard as broadly in keeping with Australian values, doesn’t mean they can be proscribed as terrorist organisations.”
Federal Opposition immigration spokesman Tony Bourke says the Federal Government should have considered denying a visa to the conference’s main speaker, Indonesian Ismail Yusanto, because he has been quoted as wanting to impose Sharia law in the west.
Mr Ruddock says Hizb ut Tahrir is being monitored but its activities in Australia do not warrant banning it.
(Translation: We wait for them to bomb us and then we’ll get tough, otherwise we miss out on trade with the ME)
Today, Dr Yusanto told about 500 people gathered in Lakemba that the members of an Islamic state would have to be prepared for jihad, or holy war, to defend it.
“It is important… [to move] collectively in the Muslim world to demand this change from such influential people in our lands, even if it means spilling onto the streets to create a revolution or staging a military coup,” he said.
(‘Our lands’ means all the lands on earth, because everything in this world belongs to Allah and his religion, and infidels have no place in it)
He said the west should be shown the error of its ways.
“Capitalist secularist ideology that they adopt is inherently corrupt,” Dr Yusanto said.
Yes Yusanto: We need creeps like you to mend our evil ways!
We need a Muhammedan jihadi from Indonesia of all places to tell us how corrupt we are:
Just piss off and never come back, will you?