Hizb ut-Tahrir Antisemitism in Sydney, Australia

From the web site of  Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia

The Reasons for the Establishment of Hizb ut-Tahrir

Hizb ut-Tahrir was established in response to the saying of Allah (swt),

“Let there be among you a group that invites to the good, orders what is right and forbids what is evil, and they are those who are successful”  [TMQ 3:104]

Its purpose was to revive the Islamic Ummah from the severe decline that it had reached, and to liberate it from the thoughts, systems and laws of Kufr, as well as the domination and influence of the Kufr states. It also aims to restore the Islamic Khilafah State so that the ruling by what Allah (swt) revealed returns.

The Aim of Hizb ut-Tahrir

Its aim is to resume the Islamic way of life and to convey the Islamic da’wah to the world. This objective means bringing the Muslims back to living an Islamic way of life in Dar al-Islam and in an Islamic society such that all of life’s affairs in society are administered according to the Shari’ah rules, and the viewpoint in it is the halal and the haram under the shade of the Islamic State, which is the Khilafah State. That state is the one in which Muslims appoint a Khaleefah and give him the bay’ah to listen and obey on condition that he rules according to the Book of Allah (swt) and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saw) and on condition that he conveys Islam as a message to the world through da’wah and jihad. 

Read on…. http://www.hizb-australia.org/hizb-ut-tahrir/about-us

I have a video which I’ve had a link to since January 2011. It’s a long video and I really don’t expect anyone to watch the whole thing. Here is the link if you decide to watch it . YouTube video link.

It’s titled : Sydney demo: Uprising in the Muslim world 2011 [Jan 31 2011]

At the 15:50 mark Wassim Doureihi begins. I would advise listening.

@28.56. He says

I advise you to exercise the rights afforded to you by the passport which you hold.  The passport from America, from Europe, from Russia, the passports you hold dear in your pocket, exercise those rights, utilise those passports, for the day is very near when all Islamic lands will be degraded.

The very worrying part is @32.11. You can move the slider to the appropriate mark

To those who are before me today, to the Muslims in the West, to the Muslims in this country, I say to you that indeed are a part of this great ummah, let it be clear that you are not Australian, you are not British, you are not American, you are Muslim. Those who would divide you from the body of this ummah, let it be known that our allegiance is to Islam and Islam alone. That our support is to Muslims & to Muslims alone

Let it be known that you are part of this great ummah & don’t believe anyone that will suggest otherwise

We are not an ummah which will be content at the crumbs which are thrown at us.

We are not an ummah which will be content at sharing the power.

We are not an ummah which will be content to remain in a position of subjugation.

We are not an ummah which will be confined to remain in artificial borders. We are not an ummah which will be content with sharing the power.

We are not an ummah which will be content to accept the most vile rulers of mankind.

We are the ummah of Mohamed etc.

Please go to YouTube and search ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir Lakemba’ and be prepared to be shocked.

I am sure the general Muslim population is as worried about this kind of radicalism too.  Until a few weeks ago I wondered why no one every spoke out against it, until I heard a radio interview with a well known Lebanese person.  He said that the Muslim Community, even though they are opposed to this, will never say a word against their ‘brothers’.

In today’s ‘Australian’  March 10 2015 :

Call for race-hate action over extremist rants against Jews”  By Anthony Klan.

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has called on the state government to prosecute key members of Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir who it says publicly called for violence against Jews.

Board president Jeremy Spinak has written to the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board seeking for Hizb ut-Tahrir’s spiritual head, ­Ismail al-Wahwah, and an Australian spokesman for the group, Wassim Doureihi, to be prosecuted under race-hate laws.

On July 25 last year, in Lakemba in Sydney’s west, Mr Wahwah delivered a speech in Arabic calling for Muslims to engage in Jihad to “rid” the world of Jewish “hidden evil”.

“Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews,”

Mr Wahwah told the crowd.

“Tomorrow you Jews will see what will become of you — an eye for an eye, blood for blood, ­destruction for destruction.”

A video of the speech captures a crowd chanting “Khaybar, Khaybar” in support of Mr Wahwah’s comments. Khaybar was the scene of a massacre of Jews in the seventh-century in what is now Saudi Arabia.

In a separate video, Mr Dour­eihi talks of a “civilisational struggle between Islam and kifir (non-Muslims)” and calls for Jews to leave Israel or be forced out.

Mr Spinak said the comments were a “blatant call for violence against Jews on the basis of their race”.

“It is clear that the speech threatened physical harm toward Jews (and) it also incited others to threaten physical harm toward Jews,”

he wrote in his letter to the Anti-Discrimination Board.

“It is important to note that the diatribe was crude Jew-hatred reminiscent of last year’s anti-­Israeli rallies in Sydney that ­descended into blatant anti-Semitism, complete with Nazi swastikas and placards evoking racist images that had nothing to do with any Middle East conflict.”

Mr Spinak said Mr Wahwah’s speech had been delivered in Arabic and the complaint was being made now because a copy carrying English subtitles had recently been released.

Hizb ut-Tahrir could not be reached for comment yesterday.

The extremist organisation has a stated aim of overthrowing of democracy and Western freedoms and implementing sharia law. It refers to Muslim immigrants from the Middle East to the West as “soldiers” who it hopes will bring about that revolution.

Tony Abbott has said he would like to see Hizb ut-Tahrir banned in Australia as it “nurtured terrorism”, was “un-Australian” and that it incited terrorism.

The government has said the group has in the past been careful to fall short of breaking race-hate laws in its public commentary.

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has called for the two Hizb ut-Tahrir members to be prosecuted under section 20D of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, which prevents publicly threatening of physical harm against a race of people or inciting others to threaten physical harm.

The maximum penalty is six months’ imprisonment.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/terror/call-for-race-hate-action-over-extremist-rants-against-jews/story-fnpdbcmu-1227255767999

It’s a subscription only article, but it can be found at  http://www.pressreader.com/australia/the-australian/20150310/281608123903203/TextView

The following from the SBS, our multicultural TV station,  which has an audio link.

A NSW Jewish group wants two members of Muslim political group Hizb-ut-Tahrir prosecuted under anti-discrimination laws.

(Transcript from World News Radio)

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies wants two members of Muslim political group Hizb-ut-Tahrir to be prosecuted under anti-discrimination laws for allegedly inciting hatred against the Jewish community.

The calls for prosecution come after the emergence of a video showing a spokesman for the group calling for Jihad against Jews.

(Click here to listen to this item)

“The ember of Jihad against the Jews will continue to burn. The struggle and the Jihad will continue until the worlds of Allah come true: “Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, you to the East of it you to the West of it, that day is coming. We and they both see it. We and they both know it.”

 That’s part of a speech given by the spiritual head of Hizb-ut-Tahrir Ismail al-Wahwah on July 25 last year at a rally in Lakemba in Sydney.

 The speech was published and translated by Memri TV.

 The speech is filled with references to Israelis and Jews, with Mr al-Wahwah calling for the world to be set free from Jews.

He’s also referred to a 7th-century massacre of Jews in what is now Saudi Arabia.

 Quoting the Koran, Mr al-Wahwah adds Jews would no longer be safe.

 “The Jews will not thrive and will not live in safety because they are the slayers of the prophets. The Koran says “Then your hearts became hardened after that, and became like stones or even harder.” They are people with hearts of stone. Wherever the Jews thrive corruption abounds.”

 The speech has been condemned by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies which has written to the state’s Anti Discrimination Board.

 The Jewish Board of Deputies is calling for Mr al-Wahwah and a spokesman for the group, Wassim Dourehi who made similar comments in another speech, to be prosecuted for allegedly inciting racial hatred.

Vic Alhadeff is the Chief Executive of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.

He would like to see the two men prosecuted under Section 20D of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act.

“We are calling for these specific leaders of Hizb-ut-Tahrir to be prosecuted under anti discrimination laws for publicly calling for violence against Jews. We’re calling for it under these hate race laws which prevents publicly threatening physical harm against a group of people or inciting others to threaten physical harm.”

 Mr Alhadeff says while free speech is important, it’s also important for people to speak out and oppose platforms that he says promote bigotry and hatred.

 “We live in a society comprises 200 cultures living overwhelmingly in peace in an environment where civility, respect and diversity are the norm. But we dare not take those values for granted. To do so is to put our entire way of life at risk. What we see he is crude Jew hatred and it threatens all of us in Australia who cherish our democratic way of life.”

 Section 20D of the NSW Anti-discrimination Act prevents publicly threatening physical harm towards any property person or group of persons on the ground of the race of the person or members of the group.

Hizb ut-Tahrir could not be reached for comment.

Hizb ut-Tahrir might not have wanted to be “reached for comment”, however comment they did on their website which is published as a Press Release!!

Vic Alhadeff and the Charge of Anti-Semitism: Crocodile Tears from a Champion of Jewish Brutality.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Vic Alhadeff and the Charge of Anti-Semitism: Crocodile Tears from a Champion of Jewish Brutality This is not the first time apologists for Jewish criminality in Palestine have sought to silence criticism of the actions of the Jewish entity by playing the victim card. The Jews in Palestine are occupiers of Islamic land, who displaced entire populations and have no hesitation blowing up homes on top of their inhabitants, schools on top of their students and mosques on top of their worshippers.

It is the height of depravity to seek to delegitimise the real and deadly concerns of the victims of Jewish barbarity in Palestine by portraying their opposition to Jewish occupation as opposition to Jews themselves. The criticisms directed towards Hizb ut-Tahrir are the in fact the same criticisms directed to all Muslims who principally oppose the criminality of Jewish occupation in Palestine.

The comments in question were made at the time of the most recent offensive against the people of Gaza, an offensive that indiscriminately razed homes, schools, hospitals and mosques, killing thousands of men, women and children in the process. Any words expressed at that time must necessarily be viewed in the context of this aggression, and any references to Jews in this context must necessarily be viewed as reference to Jewish occupation. Jews themselves proudly refer to the Jewish entity as a Jewish state, so it is disingenuous to later cry foul when others use the exact same descriptor.

It is well known to all that Jews have always historically turned to Muslims in times of their most desperate need. Jews have only flourished under Islam; indeed their golden age was realised only under Islam. To attempt to reconstruct history by portraying Muslims as anti-Semitic is not only disingenuous but criminal.

The irony is this criticism is now emanating from Vic Alhadeff, a man who was comprehensively rejected by the Muslim community and subsequently disgracefully discharged from his duties at the Community Relations Commission for his partisan support of Jewish brutality in Gaza. It appears he is now unashamedly seeking to extract his vengeance upon the Muslim community by falsely exploiting the words of Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Muslims, as principled people, will shine the spotlight on Jewish atrocities in Palestine as long as they tragically occur, and will not hesitate to do so in a public conversation.

Media Office

Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia

10 March 2015

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6 comments

  1. It’s amazing that this group, which incites violence against Jews (note, not just Israel, but Jews everywhere) has escaped sanctions. The argument used against banning them is that it will just drive them underground, but by not banning them, they are free to openly spew their hatred in public.

    I can’t understand why it’s up to the Jewish community to urge that they be prosecuted under the Anti-Discrimination Act. The wider community, especially the Greens, jump up and down all the time about supposed racism, but when real racism against Jews is staring them in the face, they are silent.

    This is nothing about free speech, and everything about incitement to violence.
    Hate groups should be hit hard in the hip pocket. It worked to defeat the KKK in America and it would work here. Huge penalties which will drain their finances and their ability to recruit and spread their poison, are the best thing. Putting members in jail will only make them martyrs.

  2. With you all the way here Pam, except I don’t know where my thoughts are regarding banning the abominable group.

    I agree by banning them they go underground, where they most likely are anyway. Let’s face it if they are planning something they aren’t likely to do it where it can be openly see,

    On the other hand, if they are permitted to carry on the way they are going now, they are poisoning the minds of people with their hate and lies.

  3. john m connors

    What does the word hammas mean to hut…..there are issues on both sides to take responsibility.. However the repulsive hate speaking communicating manner of hut is just deplorable….they represent islam and there fellow Muslims with such an idiotic and hateful manner it is embarrassing to everyone little do they know…and they do not ever express any spirituality or love….no wonder Muslims cringe on their mention

  4. i love the way these idiots carry on, it’s like a group of zombies in a frenzy only these zombies eat jews. the fact is we can’t ban them but what we should do is actively engage with them on tv and radio. we should challenge them and call them out….the bored of deputies are probably to busy having dinner somewhere posh with the iman’s at the peace and harmony ball though. shame jews are so silent, again.