Hizb ut-Tahrir Â agitprop Wassim Doureihi blames the
Prime Minister’s commentsÂ kafirs for meddling with the Islamic expansion programÂ about extremist organisations.
It is not possible to reason with Â headbangers like Wassim Doureihi. Its as painful and nonsensicalÂ like working on a zebiba.
LatelineÂ (thanks to Marie)
Islamic State a reaction to unjust occupation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Reporter: Emma Alberici
“Prominent” member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Wassim Doureihi, discusses the Prime Minister’s comments about
extremist Muslim organisations.
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: With the Prime Minister today declaring that he’d like to put a ban on the radical Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir, spokesman for the group, Wassim Doureihi, joins me now.
Thank you for coming in.
WASSIM DOUREIHI, HIZB UT-TAHRIR: Thank you.
EMMA ALBERICI: We’ve invited you here tonight to help Australians better understand what it is that you stand for. So tell me first of all, do you support the murderous campaign being waged by Islamic State fighters in Iraq?
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Well, thank you very much for the opportunity. There is an urgent need in this country to have quite open and honest conversation. I want to take a moment just to take a step back. (Inaudible). I will come specifically – I will come …
EMMA ALBERICI: But I would like you to take this moment to my question only because we will have some time to go through a number of issues and I don’t want to run out of time.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: I will come specifically to that question. We won’t run out of time. We’ll definitely address the most important and pertinent points. The first point is this: that when we discuss the events in the Middle East, in the Muslim world, our entry point shouldn’t be what ISIS is doing or not doing. ISIS exists in a particular context. What’s that context? That context is a century or more of colonial occupation at the hands of the very governments ...
EMMA ALBERICI: And I don’t want to talk to you about the context at this point in time. I want to address the …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: I will.
EMMA ALBERICI: … very specific nature of my question, …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: I will, I will. And the fact that …
EMMA ALBERICI: … which is the tactics …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: The fact that …
EMMA ALBERICI: … that this group is employing. Do you support them or not?
WASSIM DOUREIHI: The fact that we don’t want to have this discussion now is indicative of where the entire discussion on the war on terror narrative goes. The fact is the entire response isn’t what Muslims are doing or may not be doing, but no-one legitimately or sincerely is discussing what Western governments are doing in the Muslim world. Groups like ISIS or al-Qaeda don’t exist in a vacuum. They exist as a reaction to Western interference in the Islamic lands and they view themselves, rightfully or wrongfully, irrespective of my opinion or otherwise, as a resistance effort to what they regard as an unjust occupation.
EMMA ALBERICI: And with respect, many commentators all over the world have made that very point. What I’m asking you specifically is their tactics. Of course people are angry; we understand that. But what I’m asking you is the tactic that’s being employed to push back. Do you support it?
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Well let me explain something very clearly. I will explain very clearly.
EMMA ALBERICI: Answer my question, please.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: I’ll explain to you why the question itself is quite disconcerting, because what we’re talking about is a particular reality where millions have lost their lives. Countries have been destroyed, homes …
EMMA ALBERICI: You are clearly obfuscating …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Absolutely not.
EMMA ALBERICI: … and I did not invite you …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: No, I reject that, I reject the accusation.
EMMA ALBERICI: … onto this program to do that.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: I’ll say very clearly: why is it not offensive …
EMMA ALBERICI: Why will you not point blank condemn the actions of IS fighters?
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Why is it not offensive – because the question itself is offensive.
EMMA ALBERICI: Men who cut off the heads of innocent journalists and aid workers. Why will you not take the opportunity?
WASSIM DOUREIHI: You can ask the question – you can ask the question …
EMMA ALBERICI: You have a national platform here.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Yes. And I’m quite aware of that.
EMMA ALBERICI: Why don’t you adopt the leadership that many have obviously given you responsibility for?
WASSIM DOUREIHI: The question is: why won’t you allow me to answer the question that I deem appropriate.
EMMA ALBERICI: Answer it.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: I’ve answered the question quite – quite directly. We’re talking about a reality in which millions have lost their lives directly as a consequence of the foreign policies of countries like Australia and …
EMMA ALBERICI: And you have made that point and I allowed you to make that point.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: But what hasn’t been made, what hasn’t been made is what are we going to do about it? There is little discussion …
EMMA ALBERICI: The viewers will make their own judgments about the points …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Of course they will. And I have absolute trust in the Australian population.
EMMA ALBERICI: … you have made. And now I would just draw you back to my question.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Yeah, and I’ll keep repeating the same point. This cannot possibly be our entry point in this discussion …
EMMA ALBERICI: Do you support ….
WASSIM DOUREIHI: … because why is the attention on ISIS – what ISIS is doing or not doing? Our position on ISIS is very clear. Our position on ISIS was released years before Tony Abbott wanted to make it a political issue.
EMMA ALBERICI: OK, for those who haven’t read it, tell me.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: We come from a very clear – a very clear perspective. Our moral compass is not based on political expediency. Assad has been slaughtering hundreds of thousands and Tony Abbott has not moved a single fighter jet to oust him from his position. How are we supposed to believe that this current mission is a humanitarian one when 300,000 …
EMMA ALBERICI: Because we were invited in by a legitimately-elected government in Iraq.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: The question is on the matter of principles – are we seriously …
EMMA ALBERICI: Syria is in the midst of a civil war. That is a separate conversation to the one we are discussing here.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: But that’s a very convenient excuse. We’re talking principles. If we’re supposed to be outraged …
EMMA ALBERICI: I am discussing with you the tactics of a group …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Of course you are.
EMMA ALBERICI: … that is masquerading behind …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: And of course it’s understandable.
EMMA ALBERICI: … a religion which many people …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Yes.
EMMA ALBERICI: … who follow that religion …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Yes.
EMMA ALBERICI: … do not agree with and in fact condemn.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: And let’s take the argument further. Let’s take the argument further.
EMMA ALBERICI: People like community leaders here in Australia like Dr Jamal Rifi, who has publicly condemned the actions of Islamic State. Why won’t you do the same?
WASSIM DOUREIHI: My clear position is that we took a clear position on ISIS long before Western politicians wanted to make – wanted to use ISIS as the latest bogeyman. Let’s not forget that a million people lost their lives based on a lie, based on a lie. Let’s not forget the whole charade around the weapons of mass destruction.
EMMA ALBERICI: I don’t think – I don’t think people forget that and there have been calls and commissions …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Tony Abbott is wanting us to believe that the greatest threat to all of us is the actions of a group, of a handful of individuals and no-one wants to discuss what has caused the death of a million civilians in Iraq.
EMMA ALBERICI: Are you outraged by – are you outraged by the image of an Australian-born child of seven years old holding up severed heads like trophies in Iraq or Syria?
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Let me tell you what I am outraged by.
EMMA ALBERICI: So you won’t even answer that question.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: Are you going to allow me to answer – are you going to allow me to answer the question?
EMMA ALBERICI: What are the Australian public to make of this kind of …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: If you wanted a one-way discussion …
EMMA ALBERICI: No. I think you’re the one who wanted the one-way discussion.
WASSIM DOUREIHI: If you wanted a one-way discussion, you would not – you did not – you did not necessarily have to invite me.
EMMA ALBERICI: I am asking you legitimate questions, …
WASSIM DOUREIHI: You’re asking the question, baiting for a particular response.
EMMA ALBERICI: … which you have obviously come here knowing you didn’t want t
3 thoughts on “Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesturd Wassim Doureihi weasels in and out of context”
What an arsehole…..
What is clear is that WASSIM DOUREIHI has no allegiance to Australia. He is concerned only about Muslim nations.
Therefore, his citizenship should be revoked, his assets confiscated as he is an enemy alien, and he must be deported to a Muslim country of his choice.
I wonder how he feels to be owned by a woman and an infidel one at that?
Good on you Emma for sticking to your guns and exposing this little owner operator and his true intentions toward humanity!,
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