As The Australian newspaper ("Top debate spot for Muslim hardliner") reported, Badar
'has called Australian Diggers in Afghanistan "fair game" whom Muslims had an obligation to attack.
The event will be sponsored by AMP, and recorded by the ABC. It will also be broadcast by the BBC.
Uthman Badar, who will take part in the IQ Squared debate put on by the St James Ethics Centre in Sydney, has also called on Muslim Australians to boycott Anzac Day because it celebrates British colonialist attempts to seize Muslim land from the Ottoman Empire.'Banned in many countries, including Arab and Asian ones, but tolerated in Australia and the dear deluded old Motherland, Hizb ut-Tahrir has a history of antisemitism, the Australian Jewish News (8 November) citing as examples its calls for Israel to be "blown off the map" and for "Muslim armies" to "eradicate Israel and purify the earth of Jewish filth".
This blog has mentioned Hizb ut-Tahrir several times, to demonstrate its intemperate nature.
It's surely unconscionable that the St James Ethics Centre should provide a platform to Islamofascists of that kind. (More on the debate in "God and His Prophets Should Be Protected From Insult" here)
As Vic Alhadeff, head of theNew South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, said:
"This group and its various global affiliates trade in hate and stand for everything that is anathema to Australian values. The best course of action is simply to stay away from this so-called debate. Why give them a platform for their offensive positions?"
"The government is playing a dirty, dirty game .... The fundamental objective of these policies is to change Islam, to secularise Islam, to produce a so-called 'moderate Islam': a state-sanctioned version of Islam that is secular, politically impotent and localised ...."
|Sisters at the back: News Limited photo|
"Know your rights. When ASIO calls the simple message is that you open the door and slam it on their face....
Not only do you reject it [goverment funding for counter-terrorism and counter-extremism], you spit on it because it is money that will be the source of your demise. It's not engagement, it's entrapment."Read more from the brothers (and see what you can of the sisters) here