Leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir ‘committed serious breach of race law’

The NSW Anti-Discrimination Board has forwarded the findings of its investigation into anti-­Jewish statements made by the head of Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir to the state Attorney-General, suggesting a “serious breach” of race-hate laws has been found to have occurred.

Last month, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies lodged a complaint against Hizb ut-Tahrir’s top Australian cleric, Ismail al-Wahwah, after a video emerged of the cleric fronting a crowd and calling on Muslims to “rid” the world of Jewish “hidden evil”, among other racist taunts.

In July last year Mr Wahwah told followers “Judgment Day” would not come “until the Muslims fight the Jews” and that ­“tomorrow you Jews will see what will become of you — an eye for an eye, blood for blood, destruction for destruction”.