Turkish World Bulletin: ‘Growing oppression of Muslim preachers in Australia’

Imam Dr. Abdul Hai Patel-canadaCanadian Imam Dr. Abdul Hai Patel: his photo came up because he attended a conference in Australia.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday that he was ordering a crackdown to prevent Muslim preachers entering the country, amidst rising tension with the Muslim community following a series of security-related raids.

Abbott, who recently warned that the balance between freedom and security “may have to shift” to protect against Muslim communities. Muslim preachers would now be “red-carded”, Abbot said, during the visa process.

The tougher new system, which he said would not require new legislation, comes on the heels of a public meeting in Sydney last week by Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international group.

Conservative commentators have seized on the speech to urge greater restrictions on Muslim preachers…