Friday, June 22, 2007

Australia's Senior Shiite Muslim cleric: `I support Hezbollah'

In today's Australian, they're reporting the story of Australia's senior Shiite Muslim cleric, who has attacked Australia fo r supporting Israel and has announced that he openly supports Hezbollah, Iran's terrorist proxy.

Kamal Mousselmani is the head of the Supreme Islamic Shia Council of Australia. Yesterday, he said that his entire community considers Hezbollah a "resistance group", and lashed out against his native land as supporting terrorists in Israel.

"They (the Australian Government) are encouraging terrorism," the Lebanese-born cleric told The Weekend Australian in an interview conducted in Arabic. "Australia is encouraging Israel to kill our people daily. Write that down, we are not afraid of anyone."

According to Sheik Mousselmani, all of Australia's approximately 30,000 Shi'ites were avid supporters of Hezbollah and haters of Israel.

"Shia in Australia consider Israel a terrorist organization and also view those who support Israel in the same light," he said. "That's what we believe.

"If Australia supports Israel, they are defending terrorism. Because we believe terrorists come from Israel -- not from our people -- I support Hezbollah."

Hezbollah is considered a terrorist organization in Oz, and supporting Hezbollah's political and military wings is illegal under UN counter-terrorist financing declarations...not that this is going to stop disloyal mullion like Sheik Mousselmani.

Now, keep in mind that these are the same people clamoring for Australia to evacuate them from Lebanon during the war last year. Perhaps if they were so enamored of Hezbollah, they should have stayed there.

This is especially interesting in light of Iran's role in supplying weapons and training used against Australian troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Australia isn't taking this lying down, either. The government is now apparently engaged in active investigations of the Shiites in Australia whereas before they were mostly concentrating on the Sunnis.

Sydney's Arncliffe Mosque, the largest Shiite mosque in Australia, and Melbourne's Fawkner Mosque are reportedly being closely monitored, particularly when it comes to financial transactions and tracking money raised and sent by the mosques and associated organizations.

Interesting how it always seems to emanate from the mosques, isn't it?

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