Muslim community leader Keysar Trad says an angry husband can beat his wife as ‘a last resort’.
The president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils made the remarks after Sky News presenter Andrew Bolt quoted a verse from the Koran, saying: ‘It is permissible for him [the husband] to beat her [the wife] light with his hands.’
The controversial Muslim leader, who has previously called for polygamy in Australia, said he had studied the text with ‘a number of Islamic scholars’ to reach a conclusion about the meaning of the verse.
A Muslim ABC presenter who told Q&A she practised sharia turned to an Islamist who repeatedly refused to condemn Islamic State murders in a shocking television interview.
Youth activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied told Q&A last week sharia to her meant praying five times a day and that Islam was the ‘most feminist religion’.
After that polarising appearance the 25-year-old writer, who also hosts an ABC News 24 program, turned to Hizb ut-Tahir spokesman Wassim Doureihi for advice on social media about how to present her arguments.
This is the same man who in October 2014 repeatedly refused to condemn Islamic State’s murderous atrocities in northern Iraq – despite being asked 11 times to do so in an 11-minute interview on the ABC’s Lateline program.
A former prison psychologist has converted to Islam and married a member of the Skaf gang notorious for raping teenagers across Sydney in 2000.
The former psychologist Joanne Natalie Senior, 36, converted to Islam after marrying the Skaf gang member who was released in 2013 – and it is her second relationship with a man from the Skaf gang, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Her husband was one of nine men responsible for a string of gang rapes across Sydney in 2000 led by Bilal Skaf, which a judge described as ‘worse than murder’.
The outspoken Tasmanian crossbencher said in the video she wanted to make six obvious points about Sharia law. It follows her heated debate with Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied on Q&A on Monday night.
In a fiery exchange Ms Abdel-Magied said Senator Lambie knew nothing about her faith after the crossbencher said “anybody that supports Sharia Law in this country should be deported”.
In the clip, Senator Lambie said the Muslim belief imposed the death penalty on gay people and women who were not faithful to their husbands, and denied the rights for Jews to live in peace.
“Islamic State” (IS) fighter Khaled Sharrouf has been stripped of his Australian citizenship, the “Weekend Australian” newspaper reported on Saturday. He is the first person to have his dual citizenship revoked under a law introduced by Canberra in 2015.
Sharrouf, the son of Lebanese immigrants, left Australia for Syria in late 2013 in order to join the jihadist group and became known for his involvement in the beheadings of government officials. In 2014, photos emerged online of the 35-year-old and his then 7-year-old son holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers.
Two teenagers will be charged with planning to carry out a terrorist act when they face a Sydney court this week.
Alo-Bridget Namoa and Sameh Bayda, both aged 19, were arrested on terror charges early last year by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team.
On Wednesday the married couple – who once said they wanted to ‘do a Muslim Bonnie and Clyde’ – will front Central Local Court charged with ‘conspiracy to do an act, or acts in preparation for, or planning, a terrorist act or acts’.
It is hard to complain about Australia — democratic, sunny, cheerful, and oh, those koalas and kangaroos. On a more serious note, Australia is a welcome ally, participating in military operations around the world with American forces and sharing our concerns about aggressive Chinese behavior in the South- and East China Seas. Australia is spending billions to modernize its military forces.
But a few things about Australia should be made clear as President Trump scuttles an Obama-administration deal to take 1,250+ refugees currently in Australian-run internment camps in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. Internment camps? Papua New Guinea and Nauru?
Update: Melbourne ‘attacker’ NAMED as ‘Islamic’ who ‘knows how to take you dogs down’
Dimitrious Gargasoulas has been named as the man police believe is responsible for deliberately driving a maroon coloured Holden car into the crowd in Bourke Street and Queen’s Street in the city centre.
These are the first pictures of the 26-year-old suspect just before he was seen ploughing into shoppers and lunchtime workers, killing three, including a man and a woman in their 30s and a young child.
MEMBERS of far right social media groups are celebrating a win for “people power” after an Australia Day billboard depicting two Muslim women was hastily pulled following an Islamophobia-fuelled outcry.
Social media erupted after a picture of the billboard began circulating last Friday, with many Facebook users slamming the freeway advertisement as “un-Australian”.
On Tuesday, Victorian Multicultural Affairs Minister Robin Scott revealed the billboard would be taken down, after the company behind the ad, QMS, received threats