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Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by kaur-1, Feb 6, 2007.

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    "[SIZE=-1] Chilling undercover investigation into the influence of Saudi Arabian religious extremism throughout the UK. Despite being considered Britain's principal ally in the Middle East, this disturbing report reveals Saudi Arabian Islam - Wahabism - is spreading a message of bigotry and hatred to a section of Muslims and predicting an imminent jihad. An undercover reporter joins Islamic worshippers.."[/SIZE]

    Sheikh sparks outrage

    [​IMG]Sheikh Feiz Muhammad.


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    A controversial Muslim leader who has advocated martyrdom to children and described Jews as pigs could face up to 15 years in jail if charged under Australian anti-terror laws.


    Political and religious figures, including local Islamic leaders, yesterday accused Sheikh Feiz Muhammad of inciting hatred and terrorism through recorded lectures that have been sold in Australia on DVD.


    Federal police confirmed they were investigating 16 DVDs, sold under the Death Series title, featuring sermons by Sheikh Muhammad, the head of the Global Islamic Youth Centre in the Sydney suburb of Liverpool.
    In one of the DVDs, Sheikh Muhammad advocates offering children "as soldiers defending Islam".
    "Teach them this: there is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid (holy warrior)," Sheikh Muhammad says. "Put in their soft, tender hearts the zeal of jihad and a love of martyrdom."


    In another passage, Sheikh Muhammad says that being a disbeliever is "filth" and makes pig noises after stating that "Jews are pigs that will be killed at the end of the world".


    The DVDs came to light after the airing on Britain's Channel 4 this week of a documentary, Undercover Mosque. Its producers bought the series from children selling Islamic materials outside a mosque in England.


    Copies were still on sale yesterday in an Islamic bookshop in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba, and on the Sydney youth centre's website.
    Acting federal Attorney-General Kevin Andrews denounced the sheik's remarks as "reprehensible and offensive" and said the Government was concerned about a "developing pattern of behaviour" among some Islamic clerics. "The importation of hatred into Australia is totally unacceptable," he said.
    Sheikh Muhammad was born in Australia to Lebanese parents, but has been living in Lebanon for the past year, which could complicate any plan to prosecute him under Australian law. Canberra does not have an extradition agreement with Beirut.
    He became a controversial figure in 2005 when he told an audience in Bankstown, Sydney, that women were solely to blame for being raped. "Strapless, backless, sleeveless, they are nothing but satanical," he said. "Mini-skirts, tight jeans — all this to tease men and to appeal to (their) carnal nature."
    Yesterday, NSW Premier Morris Iemma called on Canberra to use sedition laws to outlaw the DVDs. "He has gone way beyond the sort of outrageous and stupid comments made in recent times by the other sheikh," said Mr Iemma, referring to Sheikh Taj al-Din al-Hilali. "This fellow is inciting people to commit acts of terror," Mr Iemma said.
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    A DVD of preachings by a radical Australian sheikh, in which he refers to Jews as pigs and calls on Muslim parents to offer their children as soldiers to defend Islam, has been labelled "offensive, unacceptable and outrageous" by the Acting Attorney-General.
    Sheikh Feiz Mohammad, Amir of the Global Islamic Youth Centre in Liverpool, makes the controversial comments on several DVDs, called the Death Series, which are available for purchase in Australia, overseas and on the internet.
    His preachings drew concerns following the airing of a British documentary, Undercover Mosque. Its producers bought one of his DVDs from children selling Islamic CDs and DVDs at a car park behind a mosque in England.
    The Australian Federal Police said it was aware of the DVDs and was making enquiries into the matter.
    Sheikh Feiz, who is an Australian citizen now believed to be in Lebanon, is shown in the documentary preaching jihad.
    "The peak, the pinnacle, the crest, the highest point, the pivot, the summit of Islam is jihad," he said.
    He criticises Muslim parents for being too cautious about letting their children receive jihad teachings.
    "Today, many parents they prevent their children from attending lessons. Why? They fear that they might create a place in their hearts, a love, just a bit of the love, of sacrificing their lives for Allah."
    He goes on to talk of his desire that children be offered "as soldiers defending Islam".
    "Teach them this: that there is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a Muhajid.
    "Put in their soft, tender heart the zeal of jihad and the love of martyrdom."
    In another DVD excerpt shown on Undercover Mosque, Sheikh Feiz makes pig-like snorting noises when he refers to Jews.
    "They will be [snort, snort] - all of them. Every single one of them."
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    A firebrand Islamic leader who urged young Muslims to become holy warriors and labelled Jews as pigs could face charges of incitement to violence.
    Australian Federal Police are looking into DVDs featuring Sheikh Feiz Mohammed, the leader of the Global Islamic Youth Centre in Liverpool, in Sydney's west.
    NSW Premier Morris Iemma today accused the Sheikh of inciting terrorism in the collection of DVDs, called the Death Series.
    The federal government said the Sheikh's DVD preachings were "reprehensible and offensive", Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd said they were "obscene" and Mr Iemma labelled them "disgusting".
    If it is found the Sheikh's comments breach sedition laws and incite acts of violence, the AFP will launch a ful



    Source: Sheikh sparks outrage - National - theage.com.au
    Outrage at sheikh's pig jibe - National - theage.com.au
    Sheikh may be charged - National - theage.com.au












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    Whats the point of this thread Kaur-1? we all already know about this stuff, please, tell us something we dont know.
     
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    Ans. to ?'s Lionchild ji: Point of this thread I guess is to show that intolerance is bad. To your sec. ? : How about this - happening right under the UK Govt. noses!.

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    We do use books that call Jews 'apes' admits head of Islamic school

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    [​IMG] Race row: Dr Sumaya Alyusuf


    The principal of an Islamic school has admitted that it uses textbooks which describe Jews as "apes" and Christians as "pigs" and has refused to withdraw them.


    Dr Sumaya Alyusuf confirmed that the offending books exist after former teacher Colin Cook, 57, alleged that children as young as five are taught from racist materials at the King Fahd Academy in Acton.
    In an interview on BBC2's Newsnight, Dr Alyusuf was asked by Jeremy Paxman whether she recognised the books.


    She said: "Yes, I do recognise these books, of course. We have these books in our school. These books have good chapters that can be used by the teachers. It depends on the objectives the teacher wants to achieve."
    In another exchange, Dr Alyusuf insisted the books should not be scrapped, saying that allegedly racist sections had been "misinterpreted".

    The school is owned, funded and run by the government of Saudi Arabia. Mr Paxman asked: "Will you now remove this nonsense from the Saudi Ministry of Education from your school?"


    Dr Alyusuf replied: "Just to reiterate what I said earlier, there are chapters from these books that are used and that will serve our objectives. But we don't teach hatred towards Judaism or Christianity - on the contrary."
    During the programme Louise Ellman, MP for Liverpool Riverside and chairman of the Jewish Labour Movement, accused the school of inciting racial hatred and hit out at Ofsted inspectors for failing to discover the textbooks. She said: "This whole situation is unacceptable. It is incitement.

    It is part of a deliberate Saudi initiative to install Wahabbism extremism among Muslims and in the rest of society. If Ofsted has not drawn attention to this, that is a failing of Ofsted.


    "It is unacceptable and we should look to see if this is happening in other schools as well. This is about teaching children. I think the school should take immediate action and so should the regulatory authorities."
    In his employment tribunal claim Mr Cook, who taught English at the school for 19 years, has accused it of poisoning pupils' minds with a curriculum of hate. Arabic translators have found that the books also describe Jews as "repugnant".

    Dr Alyusuf initially claimed that the books were "not taught currently", saying: "We teach a different curriculum. We teach an international curriculum."


    Asked by Mr Paxman, "Would you discipline any teacher who has used these teaching materials?", she replied: "Of course I would."
    The principal, who has been in the post just under six months, also claimed: "I monitor what is taught in the classrooms. I have developed the curriculum myself."

    Asked by Mr Paxman whether she agreed with the suggestion in teaching materials that non-believers in Islam are condemned to "hellfire", she said: "We don't teach that. We teach Islam and it is important for our students to assert their identity."

    Mr Cook, of Feltham, was earning £35,000 a year and is seeking £100,000 in compensation. In legal papers submitted to a Watford employment tribunal, he alleged that pupils as young as five are taught that religions including Christianity and Judaism are "worthless". He also alleges that when he questioned whether the curriculum complied with British laws, he was told: "This is not England. It is Saudi Arabia".

    Pupils have allegedly been heard saying they want to "kill Americans", praising 9/11 and idolising Osama bin Laden as their "hero".

    Mr Cook claims he was dismissed last December after blowing the whistle on the school for covering up cheating by children in GCSE exams.
    He is bringing a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, race discrimination and victimisation. The school is vigorously defending his claims."

    Source: Evening Standard We do use books that call Jews 'apes' admits head of Islamic school | News | This is London
     

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