Australian history or Islamic history?
The Age presented us with ”Faces of Islam”, hosted by its Muslim business reporter, Nabila Ahmed, earlier this month. Winds of Jihad cartoonist Shem gives us an artists impressions of what it looked like (in the minds of Muslims) then and there:
Nabila is “angry”, of course, and wants to present the facts about Muslims in Australia:
Muslim history in Australia dates back to 1650. That’s more than 100 years before the First Fleet.
Still, this is a more modest take on our history than that of the Mufti of Australia, Sheik Taj el-Din el-Hilali, who famously declared:
The Europeans issued a false birth certificate for it when the British seafarer Captain James Cook reached it. However, Australia already had the most ancient race of men on the face of the earth â€“ the Aborigine people… They continue to live their primitive lives to this very day.
But when you become acquainted with their traditions among their tribes, you find that they have customs such as circumcision, marriage ceremonies, respect for tribal elders, and burial of the dead â€“ all customs that show that they were connected to ancient Islamic culture before the Europeans set foot in Australia.
That is, Islam had roots deep in the Australian soil and read the Qur’an and called to prayer before the bells of the churches rang in Australia. The best evidence of this is the hundreds of mosques in the center of Australia built by the Afghans.
If Muslims say it, it must be true.
But in case you have any doubts: Sheik Yer’mami saddled his camel and went out into the outer outback to look for proof:
Don’t deny it any longer, infidel: Australia belongs to Islam!