Australia: Jihad-Linked Group Teaches Rejection of National Anthem, Diversity and Tolerance in Conference
A community hall conference held in Sydney, Australia by Hizb ut-Tahrir, a well known jihadist organization which has been “campaigning for Sharia law”, discouraged children from singing the national anthem and refused to condemn the Islamic State. The event was replete with: gender segregation, the declaration that the national anthem was oppressive to Muslims, support for the Islamic State, the promotion of amputations for punishments and a full rebuke of diversity, multiculturalism and tolerance.
While all this might sounding shocking to most Westerners, it is not shocking in the least to those who understand that normative Islam is supremacist in doctrine and promotes the doctrine of a world divided in two, between the House of War (Dar al Harb) and the House of Islam (Dar al Islam), where infidel countries are deemed to be ‘houses of war’ that must be brought under subjugation to Islam. Normative Islam’s decrees are immutable and its laws are an official closed corpus.
Western constitutions and laws are regarded in Islam as inferior to the Islamic sharia; and the doctrine of the Islamic State–although practiced more crudely–is the same Salafi doctrine that governs Saudi Arabia and many Islamic countries. The mystery of this news only lies in the question of why it was allowed to take place in Australia in the first place. The conference represented an open declaration of war against Australia (and the West), and among other things, it violated the principles of equality and human rights under Western constitutions.
“‘We’ve bought into the lie that is tolerance and diversity’: Inside radical Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Sydney conference – where gender segregated members heard children should not sing the national anthem”, by Stephen Johnson, Daily Mail, April 27, 2019:
A radical Muslim group held a conference on Saturday afternoon discouraging members and their children from singing the Australian national anthem – while refusing to condemn ISIS.
Global Islamist political group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is campaigning for Sharia law, hired a community hall at Campsie, in Sydney’s south-west, for the event.
Yellow taped lines were placed on the carpet segregating men at the front from women at the back, with Daily Mail Australia witnessing ushers directing men to sit at the front of the auditorium.
This was despite a 2016 New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal ruling which found Hizb ut-Tahrir’s gender segregation policies at public events were a form of unlawful sex discrimination.
After taking a seat Daily Mail Australia was asked to leave the Orion Function Centre as about 300 Muslim men, women – all wearing either hijabs or niqabs – and children were arriving.
Asked why the media wasn’t allowed at the four-hour ‘Unapologetically Muslim’ forum, this reporter was informed it was an ‘Islamic conference’ and complied with directions to leave.
Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia live streamed the event on Facebook, featuring high school English teacher Sufyan Badar on stage interviewing Wassim Doureihi.
Mr Doureihi told the audience he discouraged his children from singing Advance Australia Fair at school.
‘My kids go to a public school and every so often, I think it’s once or twice a year, whatever it is, they play the national anthem,’ he said.
‘Personally, out of respect, my kids will stand up but they won’t sing.’
Mr Doureihi, a leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia, declared the national anthem was oppressive to Muslims.
‘Should we stand up and sing along? Or should we take a position that expresses our resistance against what the national anthem represents? It’s colonialism,’ he said.
‘As Muslims we are under the spotlight and as Muslims we have to take positions on things that are not going to be comfortable.’
In another part of the conversation, Mr Doureihi laughed when Mr Badar asked him if ISIS should be condemned.
In 2014, Mr Doureihi repeatedly refused to condemn ISIS in an ABC Lateline interview.
On Saturday night, he likened denouncing the Islamic State terror group to being asked to disown paedophilia.
‘Imagine someone comes into the room and looks at us both. Looks at us both and says these two are a bunch of paedophiles,’ he said.
‘And they come up on stage and they say, “Do you condemn paedophilia?”
‘Would I actually respect that question and give a yes or a no? Why would I do that?
‘Why would I humiliate myself and accept to be framed in this way?’
In another part of the discussion, Mr Doureihi condemned an elderly white, pro-refugee male customer at his shop who had described Sharia law Hudud punishments as ‘barbaric’, which can involve the amputation of a hand for stealing.
‘We’ve probably bought into the lie that is tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism,’ he said.
‘We’re sold the rhetoric of acceptance of diversity, and different people’s and different opinions and different religions but not realising the reality of what that entails….