Australia: ‘Je suis Muslim’: 800 at Lakemba protest

Hundreds of people have gathered at a rally in Sydney’s west in protest over negative coverage of Islam and treatment of the Prophet Mohammed.

While police said more than a dozen people were moved on from the rally for breaching the peace, the event was peaceful.

Among the 800-strong crowd in the Muslim enclave of Lakemba, placards were held up with the slogan: “Je Suis Muslim” or “I am Muslim”, evoking the same sentiment that became a touchstone for many in the wake of attacks in Paris.

Organisers of the Our Prophet, Our Honour rally said it was intended to be “a peaceful and respectful event” to counter negative coverage of Islam and the lampooning of the Prophet by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Speaking at the rally, outside the Lakemba train station, local Muslim leader Sufyan Badar told the crowd it was also in response to the waves of protests in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Mr Badar said the protests in the name of free speech had nothing to do with freedom…

  • Stronger Than Dirt

    I strongly suggest that real Australians stop buying into this false narrative , perhaps stop buying any item advertised in the media that spews this nonsense; jihadists are the aggressors not the victims.

  • winniec

    The marchers claim: “Insult to one prophet is an insult to all prophets” and “Insulting our prophet is insulting his ummah.”

    Hmmmm…let’s test those claims, shall we?

    Insult to one Fuehrer is an insult to all prophets.
    Insult to one Stalin is an insult to all prophets.
    Insult to one Jim Jones is an insult to all prophets.
    Insult to one Kim Jung Il is an insult to all prophets.

    Nah…I don’t buy that slogan…false. Next slogan…

    Insulting our prophet is insulting his ummah.
    Insulting our Fuehrer is insulting his Volk!
    Insulting our Pol Pot is insulting his Proletariat!

    Nah…that slogan is false too.

    Why not? Look at that slogan: “Insulting our prophet is insulting his ummah.”

    Anyone who believes a pedophile pirate or Pol Pot or Jim Jones or Hitler has a message from God has insulted their own intelligence.

    • Stronger Than Dirt

      Well said.

    • Frau Katze

      Mo distinguished in one area: warfare. Thus did his violent, retrograde cult spread.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Fuck you die screaming. Now go back to goat rape. Thanks.

  • Pontifex Maximus

    They should have been rounded up and deported; enough already with those Mohammedan supremacists!

  • Alain

    “Hate speech” is Orwell’s newspeak, since it means saying anything unpleasant or something one does not like or with which one disagrees is “hate speech”. It needs to be removed from law books in any truly free society. I find it interesting that in Western countries which claim to be free democracies where it remains illegal to incite violence and killing of people, this important law is never applied to these hordes of hostile invaders who openly demand the death of Jews, infidels, gays, and Israel, yet these same governments get all huffed up about “hate speech”.

  • WalterBannon

    come and get me muslims – i am insulting your stupid prophet right now…

  • roccolore

    Muslim asslifters on welfare advocating Sharia like always

    • Just a thought

      The joke’s on them. If Islam were to take over, I guarantee the welfare payments would cease.

  • Minicapt

    “Insult to one prophet is insult to all prophets.”
    Mohammed is no prophet; carry on …