Somalis in western Sydney are targets of extremist recruiters according to government intelligence
July 04, 2011
SOMALI youths living in western Sydney have been identified as a potential source of future home grown violent extremism according to intelligence given to the federal government.
The government will directly fund specific counter-terrorism programs aimed at Sydney's Somali community to prevent marginalised youth being lured into radical groups.
Attorney-General Robert McClelland will today announce $1.7 million in grants to 22 local community organisations as part of a Rebuilding Resilience in the Community program.
Two of those programs will be aimed directly at Sydney's west and south western Somali refugee community.
While there is no evidence that any have links to those involved in an alleged Melbourne terror cell smashed by police in 2009, local leaders say there is a risk that young people in Sydney could be drawn into radical groups.
"Intelligence and feedback from the community form a key part of the evidence base that drives Australia's Countering Violent Extremism program," Mr McClelland said.
"We want to give people the knowledge and skills to challenge violent extremism, whenever and wherever these ideologies are advocated, whether online, in schools, in the media or among peers.
"A comprehensive counter-terrorism response needs to include broader strategies to lessen the appeal of extremist ideologies that fuel terrorism in the first place."
Earlier this year, about $1 million was handed out for youth mentoring programs but the new round of grants will go directly to combat extremism. It is the first time money will go directly to Somali groups in Sydney and in Melbourne.
Mohammed Omar, who runs the Sydney Stars Somali Football Club and will help administer a program, said he believed there were no extremists living among Sydney's Somali community. But he admitted the risk was present for young marginalised people to be drawn into radical groups.
Everybody knows that “the majority of (insert name of Muslim tribe here ) are law abiding citizens just wanting to be left alone to engage in Holy Terrorist Jihad activities”
“Earlier this year, about $1 million was handed out for youth mentoring programs but the new round of grants will go directly to combat extremism. It is the first time money will go directly to Somali groups in Sydney and in Melbourne.” I think this is code for: this year we want 2 million in exchange for not blowing up your cities and train stations, $10 million will get you only HALF your Aussie Pigs and Sluts Gang Raped by our Pious Muslim yoots
WTF IS “Sydney Stars Somali Football Club “ ?
Thanks Labor , Thanks Greens, Thanks Australian Council of Trade Unions and their new best friends Get Up, I can feel the Diversity and Cultural Enrichment, every day is a Harmony Day in Sydney.
“Rebuilding Resilience in the Community program”
“Australia's Countering Violent Extremism program"
“The government will directly fund specific counter-terrorism programs aimed at Sydney's Somali community to prevent marginalised youth being lured into radical groups”
Just where would Australia be today without the Australian Labor Party’s / Green / ACTU, Get Up Funded, imposition upon Australians of Multiculturalism and Ethnic Diversity?
Australia,where every day, is a Multicultural, Politically Correct, “Harmony Day”
Radical Islamic leader scorns Diggers fighting in Afghanistan
July 03, 2011
MUSLIMS "have an obligation" to target Australian troops in Afghanistan, an Islamic conference leader said.
Muslim Swine,Uthman Badar,speaking at Sundays ASSASSINS Conference at Lidcombe.
Branding the Afghan war a Western invasion, Uthman Badar, from the radical Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir, said: "If our members exist in a country where an occupation has occurred, in capacity as individuals they would have an obligation to resist."
Asked directly if he condoned the killing of Australian troops in Afghanistan, Mr Badar replied: "If you are occupying someone else's land then those victimised people have the right to resist."
He also refused to condemn underhand tactics such as suicide bombing as long as "innocent, non-combatants" were not targeted.
He was speaking as hundreds of Muslims gathered in Lidcombe, in Sydney's west, to promote their call for the creation of an Islamic state ruled by Sharia law, stretching from Spain to Australia.
The group has been banned in many countries overseas, including parts of the Middle East.
Although Hizb ut-Tahrir does not represent most of Muslims in Australia, it has a growing following here.
While Australian forces joined the war in Afghanistan to capture Osama Bin Laden and fight the Taliban in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Mr Badar said the Australian Government had no business being there.
"You have no business in interfering with the people of the Muslim world," he said. "Military occupation should be resisted militarily. People there have a right to resist."
But Islamic Friendship Association of Australia chairman Keysar Trad said the views of Hizb ut-Tahrir were not shared by most mainstream Australian Muslims.
"We would like to see the conflict in Afghanistan resolved peacefully and Australian troops return home safely," he said.
Outside the conference, police were forced to call for reinforcements, including the dog squad, when a group of about a dozen members of the Australian Protectionist Party chanting "no sharia law in Australia" almost came to blows with young men from the Hizb ut-Tahrir event.
Protest organiser and APP NSW chairman Darrin Hodges said: "Hizb ut-Tahrir have been banned in most Islamic countries in the Middle East. We don't understand why they haven't been banned here."
Thankfully we still have a FREE PRESS, The Australian, Rupert Murdoch Press.Whilst I would never expect to hear the Socialist Labor Government condemn the call for death of Australian Soldiers I have so far not heard any condemnation from NSW conservative Premier Barry O’Farrell.
Having said that,I note that Sunday 3 7 2011 was the first day in thirteen years a NSW Premier attended a Reservists Day Ceremony in Sydney, you see for the past sixteen years the Australian Labor Party has held office in NSW, O’Farrell is to be applauded for breaking this anti Australian Service Personnel policy of the NSW Parliament, the same Parliament that under the NSW Labor Socialist Government of Carr invited the North Vietnamese Communist Party to march through the streets of Sydney and officiate at the opening of the first sitting of a Parliamentary sitting.
Taking liberties in the name of Islam
July 04, 2011
THE Australian branch of Islamic political group Hizb ut-Tahrir held its third annual conference yesterday, and celebrated with a litany of bizarre and divisive commentary.
At a time when many Islamic citizens in the Middle East are rising up against oppressive rule and demanding long-overdue freedoms, Hizb ut-Tahrir speakers in Sydney chose to criticise the role
of Western governments in those events.
Australia should "mind its own business", according to Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Uthman Badar.
There's something deeply perverse about an exclusionary and anti-democratic group demanding that Australia "mind its own business" from the safety and security of Australia. Elsewhere in the
world, including many Middle Eastern nations, Hizb ut-Tahrir is actually banned. The speakers who yesterday were able to freely discuss their ambitions for an Islamic state would be arrested if
they expressed those same thoughts under the Hizb ut-Tahrir banner in, for example, Turkey or Bangladesh.
Indeed, if Hizb ut-Tahrir had their way and were in a position to rule, public opposition such as we saw yesterday would be a thing of the past. The group rejects the Western concept of
democracy. Under the group's constitution, voting would only be open to Muslims. Non-Muslims would also be banned from holding public office.
In other words, we grant Hizb ut-Tahrir far greater liberties than they would ever grant non-believers - including the liberty to state that insurgents in such places as Afghanistan are obliged to
attack Australian troops.
Hizb ut-Tahrir exploits the freedoms available in Australia to advance an explicitly anti-freedom agenda.