June 12, 2003


What happens to moderate Muslims who refuse to join the extremist push? Miranda Devine reports:

The story of how a little mosque in Dee Why rebuffed leaders of outlawed terrorist group, Jemaah Islamiah, is as good an illustration as any that the war against terrorism is not a clash between Islam and the West, but a battle within the Muslim world. It is a battle between heroic moderate Muslims and the militant extremists trying to hijack their religion.

The hero of this story is Zainal Arifin, 40, the courageous former imam of the Dee Why mosque who refused to allow JI members to take control in the late 1990s. He was severely bashed as a result, and endured death threats and stress for three years before calling police and taking out an AVO against his attackers in Manly Court. JI moved its base to Perth.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 12, 2003 02:35 AM

What is shocking is why is it police forces have let killers remain free as in , given that they are the core of terrorist cells in Australia,not arresting and arraigning them before the courts to be convicted and to be thrown into cells permanently. This is the scandal.

Posted by: d at June 12, 2003 at 10:21 AM

Yay Perth!

Posted by: Yobbo at June 12, 2003 at 01:55 PM

Woo-Hooo, Robbie Corr has some new friends to play with. After his essays, he'll need them.

Posted by: slatts at June 12, 2003 at 02:19 PM

He's the former imam? Does that mean the JI dumbasses have put their own scum in as imam?

BTW, I think that "two in the hat" is a terrific solution to the radical Muslim problem. That's two bullets in the base of the skull in the back.

Posted by: Tom at June 12, 2003 at 02:43 PM

By gum, Corr, Slatts has pinned the ideal fieldwork for your Phd thesis, which will only require restating your impressions but backed by the evidence of first hand experience of what decent types such mongrels are.Just don't forget to take your silenced pistol, you'll need it.

Posted by: d at June 12, 2003 at 05:51 PM

An "AVO" would be something like our (U.S.) "restraining order", I presume?

Manly Court brings all sorts of splendid images to mind... judges tapping a keg and watching a football game while rendering Justice....


Posted by: Russ at June 13, 2003 at 03:33 AM