Australia Â needs a “Grand Mufti” like Sydney needs a black sinkhole in place of the Opera House. His “Dr” title is not worth the paper it is written on, and his claim that more mosques are needed to stop young Muslims from becoming radicalised is an insult to all Australians.
Â Ibrahim Abu Mohammed is anything but “moderate”, in December 2012 he went to Gaza to meet with Hamas headbangers Â “I’m pleased to stand on the land of jihad, to learn from Gaza,Â Â to learn steadfastness, sacrifice, and the defence of one’s rights from them”.
- Â The military wing of Hamas is listed as a proscribed terrorist organisation by the Australian Government.
This is an outrage. This terrorist sympathiser hangs out with proscribed terrorists and then threatens to withhold support from Labor props because he accuses them of being Israel friendly. How the hell did this cretin get Â his residency? Who rubber-stamped the visa for this blackmailing scumbag?
Business InsiderÂ thanks to Mullah (pbuh)
A senior Islamic cleric said community support for the ALP would be withdrawn if unionist Paul Howes took a senate seat expected to be left vacant by Bob Carr, in an email sent to Labor MPs.
Reported by theÂ Australian Financial Review,the email was written on behalf of Grand Mufti of Australia Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, who accused Howes of a pro-Israel bias.
The email was reportedly sent to Jason Clare, the member for Blaxland, Tony Burke, the member for Watson, Julie Owens, the member for Parramatta, and Ed Husic, the member for Chifley, who all have a strong Islamic communities in their electorates.
From the Fin’s report, here’s an extract of the email:
Paul has had a repeated pattern of blind bias toward Israel. His appointment would not at all help the Âengagement effort between the ALP and the wider Muslim community.
As you know we have worked very hard to marshal our community to Âsupport and successfully retain the majority of ALP seats in Western ÂSydney against all odds, and the choice of Paul will threaten our efforts to maintain this momentum, especially if new elections are called in the next year.
I urge you to help us help you and present our concerns to the decisionmakers at the ALP so they realise the potential consequences of such a Âcontroversial choice.
Howes has never bee to Israel. He released a statement denying any bias.
ReadÂ more here.
This Mufti Needs a Muzzler
Andrew BoltÂ Â SEPTEMBER272013
The email, written on behalf of the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, by his chief political adviser, accused Mr Howes of a “blind bias for Israel” and said that if he was appointed to the Senate, community support for Labor that was mustered for the federal election would be withdrawn…
Mr Howes, the national secretary of the Australian Workers’ Union, withdrew from the contest last week…
The email says that … “Paul has had a repeated pattern of blind bias toward Israel. His appointment would not at all help the Âengagement effort between the ALP and the wider Muslim community,” it says.
“As you know we have worked very hard to marshal our community to Âsupport and successfully retain the majority of ALP seats in Western ÂSydney against all odds, and the choice of Paul will threaten our efforts to maintain this momentum, especially if new elections are called in the next year.
How much has Labor, thanks to people like Bob Carr and Sam Dastyari, prostituted Labor policy and the national interest to win the votes of the Muslim community – or at least those votes influenced by the likes of the Mufti?
That Labor would listen to the Mufti is a serious worry, given his links to extremists:
AUSTRALIAN Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohamed’s meeting with Hamas officialsÂ – including Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh – in Gaza has been met with deep concern from Jewish community leaders.
TV footage from December 26, translated by MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute), quotes the Grand Mufti as saying, “We came here in order to learn from Gaza.
“We will make the stones, trees and people of Gaza talk in order to learn steadfastness, sacrifice, and the defence of one’s rights from them,” he said.
“We feel like we are on cloud nine, we feel like we are on top of the world.”
Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) executive director Colin Rubenstein said … “Hamas is a terrorist organisation, subject to Australian financial sanctions, which is engaged in terrorism and war crimes, is rife with extreme anti-Semitism, and is dedicated, in word and deed, to the violent destruction of a friendly state,” he said.
“It is incomprehensible that anyone with pretensions of moral authority would hold up Hamas-led Gaza as a model from which Australians can learn.”…
This comment from the Mufti was particularly disturbing:
Dr Mohamed … expressed his happiness at being in Gaza, describing it as the land of pride and martyrdom.
”I am pleased to stand on the land of jihadÂ to learn from its sons and I have the honour to be among the people of Gaza where the weakness always becomes strength, the few becomes many and the humiliation turns into pride,” he told local news agencies.
Nor did I think it helpful to describe Australian soldiers in Afghanistan as agents of oppression who could inflame passions among Australian Muslims:
He also said Australian troops in Afghanistan had the potential to inflame passions in the community, adding: “It is a nature of mankind that if there is any oppression upon any nation that our emotions start to move and react.”
The linking of Australian foreign policy to reprisals by Muslims here may sound like an explanation to some but a threat to others – or a legitimisation:
Referring to the Israel-Palestine dispute and the recent push by the Palestinian Authority for UN recognition of Palestinian sovereignty, he said justice must have “one face”.
And after so many years here, what does it say that even the well-educated Mufti has felt no need to learn more than the most basic English? What example is he setting? Are Muslims here immigrating or colonising?
Despite his remarkable contributions to Islamic communities in Australia since he moved to the country over 20 years ago,Â Dr Ibrahim’s English remains limited, causing some to question his ability to fulfil the role of mufti.
And this is the man Labor takes its tips from in deciding whether the talented Howes may stand for election – or actually not.
Something is very, very sick in NSW Labor.