ASW adds it support for action after HIZB Ut-Tahrir was last night compared to ISIS by outraged Jewish community leaders in Australia in the wake of an Antisemitic diatribe by the Islamic group’s Sydney leader Ismail al-Wahwah.
Video of a sermon in which Mr al-Wahwah described Jews as “the most evil creature of Allah” surfaced yesterday — drawing condemnation from Australian state and federal authorities. ASW challenges these authorities to do more than merely condemn. Action is what is required!
Responding to the video featuring an animated Mr al-Wahwah repeating suggestions that Jews “slayed the prophets” and “corrupted the world with their corrupt media”, New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies chief Vic Alhadeff compared the rhetoric to the propaganda of the Islamic State.
ASW supports Alhadeff’s call for the government to respond swiftly amid fears of cultivating another homegrown terrorist. “It is another wake-up call for authorities to act.”