While Aleppo burned last month in a vicious offensive executed by the Assad regime, supported by Russian air power and Iranian-backed militia, Muslims around the world watched on in horror and distress. Thousands were killed and many more displaced as the Eastern part of the city was thoroughly destroyed. The Syrian Army walked across with remarkable ease. Aleppo, the symbolic heartland of the Syrian revolution, fell back into the hands of the Assad regime. On closer examination, it did not just fall; it was handed over in a deal struck between Moscow and Ankara, with the approval of Washington from as early as June 2016. Erdoğan signed on to execute the American-Russian agenda in Syria as part of the Russia-Iran-Turkey tripartite ring. (more…)
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday effectively endorsed the lowly remarks of his Immigration Minister Peter Dutton linking Lebanese Muslims to terrorism and suggesting that allowing Lebanese Muslim immigration in the 1970s was a mistake. Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia adds its voice to community organisations that have rightly condemned these remarks, noting the following.
An Essential Research poll released yesterday found 49% of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration primarily due to “fears of terrorism” and the belief that Muslims don’t share “Australian values” or integrate. Whatever the accuracy of this particular poll, there is little doubt that anti-Muslim sentiment is growing throughout the West. (more…)
A delegation from Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia delivered Monday morning, 29/08/16, a strongly-worded letter of protest and condemnation to the Pakistani Consulate in Sydney regarding the case of Dr. Iftikhar. (more…)
A 16-yr Western Sydney boy was arrested this week alleged to have been intending an Anzac Day attack. Police have charged him with the (draconian) “doing an act in preparation or planning for a terrorist act” offence. It was originally alleged that police “picked up” on an online conversation between the boy and an “offshore male” only to later be revealed that police were in fact running an “online sting” against him, posing as supporters of “extremists” to discuss procuring a weapon with him, while at the same time working to “deradicalise” him. The arrest has been followed by the usual sensationalised rhetoric of political leaders and security officials. (more…)
The Islamic Council of Victoria’s Vice-President Junaid Cheema wrote in the Guardian today of the Prime Minister’s visit to the ICV earlier this week.
He found the PM’s rather unremarkable acknowledgement of Muslim contribution to Australia “surreal”, a sentiment he projects onto Muslims in Australia generally, who, apparently, were also “gutted” and “flattened” by Tony Abbott’s remark last year about Muslim leaders needing to mean what they say. (more…)
A draft “sensitive” government document intended for the national security committee of cabinet was leaked late last week. The document flags proposals to be forwarded this year by the Minister for Immigration such as greater scrutiny and spying on asylum seekers pre-visa and post-citizenship, an “enforceable integration framework”, and a revamped citizenship test and citizenship pledge. (more…)
Uthman Badar on the issue of free speech and insults…in under 10 minutes. This video has had hundreds of thousands of views around the world since its release in Jan 2014. Tabarak Allah. Watch and see why. (more…)
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delivered the Australian Government’s latest National Security Statement last week, concurred with entirely by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in his response. The statement was indistinguishable, as far as substantive content is concerned, from the last National Security Statement delivered by Tony Abbott earlier this year. (more…)
Senior Government Ministers were quick to hound the Mufti last week regarding his statement about the Paris attacks.
His alleged crime?
The omission of an explicit condemnation and the mention of the bleeding obvious: that attacks like those in Paris have causative factors that need to be dealt with.