Skip to comments.Holocaust claims a Zionist lie: mufti
Posted on 07/14/2006 6:22:31 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
THE nation's Islamic leader, Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, has dismissed the Holocaust as a "Zionist lie" in a series of fiery sermons in which he also lashed out at the West and the US-led occupation of Iraq.
And Sheik Hilali -- the Mufti of Australia and a member of John Howard's Muslim Community Reference Group -- also accuses the Government of being dishonest for claiming the anti-terrorism laws were not designed specifically for Muslims.
"These laws are tailored to target us precisely," he said in a sermon recorded at Sydney's Lakemba Mosque in November - one of a number of recordings The Weekend Australian has of Sheik Hilali's religious addresses delivered in Arabic over the past eight months.
Revelations that the nation's most senior Islamic cleric has been openly preaching extreme messages to his mainstream followers will be a major setback for the Howard Government.
Sheik Hilali is a senior member of the Prime Minister's Muslim advisory board. Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs Andrew Robb will tomorrow unveil details of federal funding for national projects to help address problems within the Islamic community.
Mr Robb, who oversees the advisory group, told The Weekend Australian Sheik Hilali's reported comments were "inflammatory and unacceptable".
Last night, the mufti stood by his sermons: "We are always saddened and always remember with great sorrow what Nazism did to the Jewish people," he said in a statement.
"However, we do not wish to see these crimes repeated by other hands. "Some who see themselves as supporters of Israel do abuse the Holocaust whenever Israel is engaged in its indefensible wars and crimes against humanity.
"People, myself included, are within their right to question the morality of exploiting the memory of the Holocaust."
Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said the mufti's intolerance of other religions was hypocritical. "It is not the time for anyone in positions of responsibility to make comments about other groups, particularly if you are someone who has been concerned about a lack of tolerance towards Muslims," he said.
In a February sermon, Sheik Hilali attacked the Western press for being afraid to admit that the Holocaust was "a ploy made by the Zionists".
He also trivialised the number of Jews killed by the Nazis.
"What's that six million all about? Is there six million?", said the Egyptian-born cleric, before calling on Muslims worldwide to boycott Danish goods over the publication of cartoons that offended Muslims for their depiction of the prophet Mohammed.
"The West say we have freedom and freedom of speech," he told thousands of his followers on February 3. "But journalism stops and shuts up when it discusses the burning of the Jews - the Holocaust -- the Zionist lie and the industry that the West deals in."
In another Friday sermon, delivered two weeks ago at Lakemba Mosque - titled The Zionists Murder Palestinians and the World Watches and the Muslims Are Silent - he called the US the breeders of oppression and labelled Israel a "cancer that is planted in the heart of the Ummah (Muslim community)".
(Go Israel, Go! Slap Down Em Hezbullies!)
Kick the Nazi out of Australia. A lot of Australians died fighting his ilk the first time around.
I swear, these Muslim "holy men" are the biggest bunch of worthless slugs on the planet.
I have walked the grounds of the NAZI Death Camps of the Holocaust 3 times. It was no lie.
Now shut up and Clear - Off you, spineless, flea infested Dog!
Of course they are you moronic heathens, and for good reason...
It's too late for our country, but I hope Howard finds a way to ship the muzlims somewhere other than Australia...
You will remember with great sorrow that which you say didnt happen.
Hitler lives in the heart of Islam. I'm surprised they don't chant, "Heil Allah."
This guy needs to be killed by someone whose defense can be that he never really existed.
Deport his worthless ass back to Mecca where he belongs.
The answer is simple. Kill the Muftis, Mullahs, Imams, Sheiks, and Ayatollahs and we will free humans from Religion of Evil.
Why dont' the leftists see this?
Remove them like a cancer.
Don't see it because don't want to. They're also much too busy with Bush derangement syndrome.
Put the mufti in an oven, fire it up. When he screams in agony, scream back, this isn't happening to you, it's a lie
The Australian Mufti Calls for Jihad; "Australia was Discovered by Afghan Muslims" By MEMRI MEMRI.org | February 18, 2004
A Call for Jihad from Lebanon
In a February 13, 2004 sermon at the Al-Quds mosque while on a visit to Sidon, Lebanon, the Mufti of Australia and New Zealand, Taj Al-Din Al-Hilali, called for Jihad against Israel, and added: "The war waged by the U.S. and Israel against the Muslims is a cruel war aimed at annihilating the [Islamic] nation."
Sheikh Al-Hilali expressed amazement that various Arab countries and leaders had avoided hosting the upcoming Arab summit, and added: "In any event, we have become accustomed to the fact that these summits produce nothing, neither cockroach nor mouse.(2)
"We are in dire need of real men these days in light of the situation in Jerusalem and Palestine... Your leaders are looking for a venue and no one dares address an invitation for the leaders of this stricken nation ... because we lack strong leadership. In the past, in Arab and Islamic history, we were governed by real men, but nowadays we are governed by semi-men."(3)
Following a meeting with Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Sheikh Al-Hilali said: "I blessed Hizbullah for liberating the prisoners and the bones of the Shahids and I praised it and its sacrifice. Hizbullah has become a model for all the Mujahideen in the world... Most of the Australian people do not support the policy of the Australian government, which has placed Hizbullah on the terror list out of submission to the U.S., and the Australian prime minister will pay the price for this in the next elections...."(4)
Anti-American and Anti-Western Sentiment
This is not the first time that Sheikh Al-Hilali expressed anti-American or anti-European sentiment. In a speech in March 2003, he likened "Bush Jr." to the son of Genghis Khan, calling him "the most ignorant president to lead the White House."(5) Sheikh Al-Hilali also declared that President Bush, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are the "axis of evil."(6)
and so forth and so forth...we must get rid of this scum.
I can feel a deportation coming on...
The grand whack-job Down Under...
Or "Hitleru Akbar!"
Ya think? I would hope so.
For clarity, how many Quakers, Mormons, Amish, etc. go around with suicide belts blowing up women and children?
None? Go figure.
Hey, Sheik Hilali, take you sorry a$$ to Iraq and fight the infidels. Oh, never mind, you're a coward like the rest of them.
Sounds more like Noam Chomsky. :')
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