I reported on Friday that an “Australian” imam named Feiz Mohammad had issued a fatwa calling for the beheading of Geert Wilders. Needless to say, this is bad for business as far as the Religion of Peace is concerned.
Now the “moderate” imams of Australia are rushing to try to put out the fire lit by Mr. Mohammed. And what are they saying? Why, that imprudent and headstrong young fellow, he’s… he’s… he’s as extreme as Geert Wilders!
Here’s a report from The Sydney Morning Herald, kindly sent to us by our Danish-Australian correspondent Anne-Kit, who follows it with her own commentary:
Preacher’s call for beheading condemned by Muslim leaders
A CONTROVERSIAL Australian Muslim preacher, Feiz Mohammad, has refused to comment on reports he called for the beheading of the Dutch anti-Islamic politician Geert Wilders, as Muslim leaders in Sydney condemned his comments.
Sheikh Feiz yesterday declined to confirm or deny to the Herald that he made the threat that anyone who “mocks, laughs or degrades Islam” like Mr Wilders should be executed “by chopping off his head” in a speech at a sermon in Campbelltown last week.
However, senior Muslim sources said there was some doubt whether the speech, which has been posted on the internet, was made in Sydney or in Malaysia several years ago.
Sheikh Fedaa Majzoub, the vice-president of the NSW branch of the National Imams Council, said that wherever the comments were made, they were “completely rejected by us as Islamic authorities” and were just as extreme as those made by Mr Wilders.
“I have no doubt that greater Australian society would not be at all welcoming to Wilder’s [sic] Islamophobic rants,” Sheikh Fedaa said. “Addressing Wilders should only take place through dialogue … within the legal framework that governs our fair nation.”
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The comments were reported in a Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, late last week after Dutch intelligence officials were tipped off about the threat to the politician. The circulation of the comments by Sheikh Feiz follows the broadcast of a recent interview with Mr Wilders on SBS TV’s Dateline in which he revealed he was planning to visit Australia.
Sheik Feiz was investigated after the discovery of DVDs of his sermons in which he urged children to become holy warriors and made derogatory comments about Jews.
He was also condemned for a speech in Bankstown in 2005 when he said a rape victim had no one to blame but herself for wearing “satanic skirts”.
Sheik Feiz left Australia later that year and has spent the intervening years living and studying in Malaysia and Lebanon. He is believed to have returned to Australia this year.
The outspoken Sheikh Taj el-Din al Hilaly, the former mufti of Australia and imam at the Lakemba mosque, said that the comments were stupid and idiotic and only caused harm to the Muslim community.
“These stupid threats from Feiz will unfortunately only serve to draw more Islamophobic people to Wilders’s hate-filled cause, giving it value when it has none,” he said.
A spokesman for the Islamic Friendship Association, Keysar Trad, said the comments were appalling and only “gave oxygen” to Mr Wilders.
Anne-Kit has a few thoughts of her own on the matter:
“ … senior Muslim sources said there was some doubt whether the speech, which has been posted on the internet, was made in Sydney or in Malaysia several years ago”
Does it really matter?? He is unlikely to have changed his mind.
“Sheikh Fedaa Majzoub, the vice-president of the NSW branch of the National Imams Council, said that wherever the comments were made, they were ‘completely rejected by us as Islamic authorities’ and were just as extreme as those made by Mr Wilders.” (emphasis mine)
Now, let’s see: Mr Wilders wants to stop immigration from Muslim countries and ban the burqa.
Feiz Mohammed, on the other hand, wants to chop off the heads of people who disagree with him.
In PC la-la-land, one is apparently as extreme as the other. Stop the world, I want to get off!
“Sheik Feiz left Australia […] and has spent the intervening years living and studying in Malaysia and Lebanon. He is believed to have returned to Australia this year.”
Surely from immigration records we should be able to tell if the nutter is here or not? We do have to fill in immigration cards whenever we return from a trip abroad …