ABC Islamic violence "investigation" ignores senior Imam Sheik Shady's sermons - quotes Waleed Aly's wife instead
The ABC is playing a dangerous game with its apologia for Islam.
On Monday, in response to publicity about Islam's endorsement of domestic violence, the ABC announced:
In an ongoing ABC News investigation, we look at the ways Islam, Christianity and other religions are being forced to confront the darkness in their own midst, the fact that some of their followers at times condone or tolerate domestic violence, and to grapple with how best to combat it.
This week, Islam.
What a white wash. It's summed up in these opening sentences, with the theme recurring throughout the "investigation".
ABC News has interviewed dozens of scholars, imams, social workers and women's advocates over the past several weeks......there is a strong consensus that Islam abhors all violence, including domestic abuse.
The report noted that Islamists among us responded to recent criticism of their violent teachings with this statement:
"We firmly believe that we, as a community, must not shy away from the clarification of Islamic injunctions, however controversial, let alone succumb to reinterpretations of Islam forced by liberal hounding," they said.
"In fact, the greater the pressure, the greater our adherence to Islam must be."
That position paraphrases the Grand Mufti in his strong support of Sheik Shady last year - after the Sheik was criticised for advocating Islamic teaching on homosexuals.
The statement is no surprise, it's policy, it's what Islamists do. Islam is Islam, it can't be changed.
The ABC, however, had a greater authority up its sleeve.
That's Waleed Aly's wife Susan Carland with Turnbull and another celebrity Muslim Yassmin Abdel Magied.
This is a direct quote from the ABC investigation:
But Susan Carland, who teaches gender studies, politics, and sociology at Monash University, said that (the statement above) was a "minority opinion within Islam" in Australia.
"In this kind of situation, we only want to be hearing from people who actually know what they're talking about, we want to be hearing from imams and those sort of people," Dr Carland said
OK let's do that. Here's their Wikipedia page.
Australian National Imams Council
The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) was formed in 2006 during a meeting of more than 80 Sunni imams which had gathered to discuss the crisis created by comments made by Taj El-Din Hilaly.
The ANIC elects the Grand Mufti of Australia. The current Grand Mufti is Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohamed. On a 2012 visit to the Gaza Strip, where he met Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, he told local news agencies, "I am pleased to stand on the land of jihad to learn from its sons".
The ANIC has called for the offence of "advocating terrorism" to be removed from the "Foreign Fighters Bill", saying a cleric could fall foul of the law if he simply "advocated the duty of a Muslim to defend his land" or referred to stories in the Quran, Bible and Torah in his sermons.
In February 2015 the Grand Mufti said the Australian Government should not ban Hizb ut-Tahrir, saying the group is "actually pro-freedom of speech". The Prime Minister responded by saying the comments were "unhelpful".
In 2016, Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, who has criticised homosexuals, supported the mujahideen, been cited as supporting the stoning of adulterers, was elected president of ANIC. Australia's Grand Mufti, Ibrahim Abu Mohamed has defended Alsuleiman, saying Islam has a, "longstanding" position on homosexuality" which "no person can ever change". He said that any attempt to call out its teachings could lead to radicalisation.
But none of that for the ABC report.
The gender studies, politics and sociology teacher trumped the Islamic scholars.
Islam doesn't abhor violence. It is built on it. Muhammad beheaded prisoners of war. He took sex slaves as booty. His teachings endorse those practices to today.
Sheik Shady is the most senior Imam in Australia. His teachings aren't hard to find. took me about 10 minutes to find freaky weirdo boy's rantings. Shame we have an incompetent liar for Prime Minister and an ABC hell-bent on covering up for a violent cult.
Here's one from Sheik Shady for starters, "Never become like them".
Turnbull's decision to invite this dangerous psychopath to his official residence for dinner casts further doubt on his judgement and fitness to lead our government.
And here's the Sheikh of Hate asking that question on everyone's lips - can we kill civilians who aren't Muslim yet?
AN Islamic preacher — who once called AIDS a divine punishment for gays and for God to “prepare us for jihad”- dined with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Kirribilli House tonight.
Sheik Shady Al-Suleiman, the national president of the Australian National Imams Council, has said in online videos that females will be “hung by the breasts in hell” and that women should not even look at men
He was among a group of religious leaders and prominent Islamic Australians hosted by the PM at an Iftar dinner to mark the holy month of Ramadan at Kirribilli House.
The Australian-born Sheik Shady has previously called on God to help “destroy the enemies of Islam” and for adulterers to be stoned to death.
Among the guests at the dinner included Gold Logie winner Waleed Aly and wife Susan Carland, head of the Australian Multicultural Foundation Hass Dellal, Archbishop of Sydney, Reverend Glenn Davies and Richmond footballer Bachar Houli.
In online videos Shiek Shady has called for the killing of women who engage in premarital sex: “Remember that if there is an Islamic state the punishment of zina [sex outside marriage], the punishment of those who commit zina, if they have never been married before, they will be lashed 100 lashes,” he says.
Here's the follower of Muhammad on women (uncovered meat to TomCat Muslim good ole boys) - women will burn in the fires of hellhgfhg
Here's freaky-weirdo on women who get raped out of wedlock.
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