Muslim leaders continue to betray Australia by condemning Tony Abbott
On August 20, we learned Islamic State killers had beheaded James Foley, with his killer warning the West not to attack Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
On that very same day, more than 60 of Australia’s Muslim leaders and groups issued a statement condemning ... Tony Abbott.
These organisations — ranging from the “moderate” Muslim Women Association to the extremist Hizb ut Tahrir — damned the Abbott Government for proposing anti-terrorism laws they falsely claimed “clearly target Muslims”.
En hadden ze nog wat te zeggen na de tweede publieke onthoofding? Jawel, schuld van de regering. En aan het eind van hun verhaal de bedreiging zoals ze dat gewend zijn.
This time, it was from the Australian National Imams Council, our highest Muslim body, and quoted the Grand Mufti, Professor Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, our most senior Muslim cleric.
Again, it made not one criticism of the Islamic State. Again, it blamed the West for jihadism: “One of the main causative factor (sic) for local radicalisation in the West has been the western governments’ military involvement in the Middle East.”
It even said the Mufti “opposes the Government’s current decision to transport and provide weapons to the Kurdish forces in Iraq” — arms the Kurds need to save themselves from being massacred by the Islamic State.
And there was this warning: “If the Australian Government is serious about reducing the terror threat locally, then it must review its foreign policy decisions with regard to this region.”