An Islamic cleric said the Australian government counter-terrorism efforts were "deliberately trying to antagonise Muslims into reacting violently." Muslims said the same thing about our ads. Washington, DC transit refused to run them for fear of this very thing. We sued, of course, and won, of course.
The British Home Secretary banned Robert Spencer and me from entering the country for fear that Muslims might react violently.
How did it get so bad? How did it go so far? The West accepts this ridiculous premise that we are responsible for the vicious violence of others (compelled to do so by their religious teachings), thereby rewarding Islamic terror with submission. It's logicial that this would be the outcome.
This news story may appear ridiculus to you, but it is a widely accepted premise in the West.
"An act of terror on Australian soil will be the fault of the government, says Muslim cleric Uthman Badar" by, Mark Morri, The Daily Telegraph, The Australian | via Blazing Cat Fur (thanks to Christian)
A Radical Sydney Muslim has warned an act of terrorism on home soil is possible - and it will be the fault of the Australian government.
SYDNEY, Australia: Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Uthman Badar distributed a dossier accusing the government's counter-terrorism laws of unfairly targeting the Muslim community.
He also claimed the government was deliberately trying to antagonise Muslims into reacting violently. "An act of violence or terrorism is possible by someone who can't be controlled," Badar said yesterday.
"These laws and the surveillance tactics of ASIO and counter-terrorism police is begging for a reaction from disenfranchised Muslims. The government should be warned."
Federal Attorney-General George Brandis said his office kept a watch on any comments that may incite racial hatred.
"Australia has strong laws against urging violence and inciting terrorism and any accusation of this will be investigated," Senator Brandis said.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is known around the globe as a "prescribed terrorist" group and is banned in Germany and in many Middle East countries.
On Anzac Day eve last year, Hizb ut-Tahrir outraged many Australians with the headline "Anzac Day is not for Muslims" on its website.
It attacked the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli, saying it was a military failure and said Australians were responsible for indiscretions such as burning the belongings of locals in Egypt, brawling, getting drunk and rioting, and contracting venereal diseases due to time spent in local brothels.
Mr Badar came to Australia when he was three and grew up in western Sydney. He is currently doing a PHD in economics at Sydney University. He said his group was not concerned about a vow by Prime Minister Tony Abbott when in opposition that the movement would be outlawed once he got into power.
"He was just playing to the electorate and we are not worried," Mr Badar said. The jailing of a number of Muslims, including those involved in a plot to blow up Holsworthy Army barracks, was again the fault of the government, he claimed. One police source said Hizb ut-Tahrir "pushes the boundaries" in an attempt to appear relevant.
"Many members are educated young Australians, but their views are extreme and they have been banned in some places," the source said.