Instead of the crusading Abbott Government having the balls to act on its words and expel Islamic extremism, it has been left up to ordinary Australian citizens back home to evict an islamic hate group in Melbourne’s ethnic Springvale.
Locals have ripped the signs off the islamic Al-Furqan Da’wah Centre and Bookshop and forced out its occupants. The centre and so-called ‘bookshop’ was nothing but a front for recruiting young men to sharia and islamic extremism, inciting terrorism and suspected of funding jihadists like the Islamic State Group.
The Bosnian Islamic Council of Australia chairman Jasmin Bekric, based in Melbourne now ethnic-muslim Noble Park, has said that Al-Furqan preys on isolated young men and had “kidnapped” and “brainwashed” his community’s youth. A significant proportion of al-Furqan’s members are Yugoslavian islamic refugees from Bosnia. Most were encouraged to settle in a muslim enclave nearby in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburb of Noble Park after the Yugoslavian civil war. But Bosnia is since become a country in its own right so Bosnians deserve to be repatriated.
Last week the Al-Furqan centre was forced close down and the foreign hateful scum are now out.
Not what it seems
But then a vote for The Greens or Labor Party to return to power is a guaranteed vote for more multicultural mayhem. As wannabe prime minister Tanya Plibersek, a card-carrying extreme socialist, will re-open our borders and rollout multiculturalism to the hilt. Plibersek has Yugoslavian loyalties specific to Slovenia through her immigrant parents. She’s pro-immigration and pro-multiculturalism.
ASIO/AFP counter-terrorism raids last Saturday mark the third time since 2012 that this Al-Furqan book store has been linked with Islamic extremism. Almost 20 properties were raided and weapons, ammunition and terror material were seized. Even so-called ‘moderate Islam’ in Melbourne have considered Al-Furqan extreme.
Islamic State downunder. “Bring ya mates, free lamingtons (halal).”
The radical centre’s founder, hate sheik Harun Mehicevic, a Bosnian refugee, is controversial and influential “sheikh” who encourages a strict interpretation of Islam and has extolled the virtues of jihad (islamic holy war). Mehicevic was one of the 30,000 odd muslim ‘refugees’ invited to emigrate to Australia under the Keating Labor Government between 1992-1996. He became an Australian citizen in 1996 when it was common to swear an oath of allegiance to Australia.
‘From this time forward
I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people,
whose democratic beliefs I share,
whose rights and liberties I respect, and
whose laws I will uphold and obey.’
This oath is contradictory to multiculturalism which encourages loyalty to one’s imported culture. More than a decade later Mehicevic was ranting at followers not to make a pledge to the “kuffar” (unbeliever) government of Australia. “Beware of those who preach for coexistence with the kafir (disbelievers),” Mr Mehicevic said. In a 40-minute recorded lecture the preacher said “Australian values” were not the values of muslims, citing multiculturalism as his justification.
If course, Islamic teachings make a mockery of the Coexist Movement.
According to News Limited Harun Mehicevic has reportedly supported jihad, which should be of interest to the Australian Federal Police and ASIO, who have been monitoring him for more than two years. If Mehicevic had been found to extol jihad, or be in possession of jihadi material, he could be charged under federal counterterrorism laws.
Firebrand cleric Harun Mehicevic (alias Abu Talha)
Mehicevic has a strong muslim following in the area and has used the location to recruit and convert young men to Islam, but he has referred to it as just a “youth centre”.
But the Al-Furqan Islamic is not just an islamic dogma school, it donates to jihadis in the Middle East. Mr Mehicevic continues to be the subject of police and security agency surveillance, but is yet to be charged with any offence – may be that is deliberate, so the Mr bigs can be traced.
Monash University terrorism expert Greg Barton said Australian radicals tended to have ties through personal connections and social media.
“There aren’t many that are unconnected. You hear about lone wolves but … there aren’t many people who are truly loners,” he said. “When it comes to jihadi groups, they are intensely networked; they are connected through social media.”
Al-Furqan set up in the days following the September 11 attacks.
Mr Mehicevic was a follower of hardline Melbourne cleric Sheikh Mohammed Omran and mixed with Abdul Nacer Benbrika, who is serving a 15-year jail term for planning a terrorist attack in Melbourne in 2005.
Islamic State fighter, Abdul Numan Haider, was associated with Al-Furqan. He was the 18 year old islamic nutjob who decided to stab two police officers outside the nearby Endeavour Hills police station back on September 23, 2014 before he was thankfully shot dead by one of the officers in self defence.
Abdul Numan Haider’s family were refugees from Afghanistan let in by the socialist Greens-Labor coalition.
Previously, in September 2012, Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers targeted the centre and raided 12 properties connected with members of Al-Furqan. Police were interested in a group of men aged between 22 and 40 in Melbourne’s now ethnic south-east, in suburbs including Springvale South, Narre Warren, Hallam and Ormond.
Guns, computers and a memory stick containing what police described as violent extremist materials were seized during the raids. A 24-year-old muslim, Adnan Karabegovic (now 26) was arrested and charged with possessing an al-Qa’ida magazine Inspire “connected with assistance in a terrorist act” and for conspiring to commit a terrorist act in Australia.
Not exactly a hipster beard
At the time, Islamic Council of Victoria secretary, Ghaith Krayem, one of the apparent ‘moderate muslims’ come out publicly on YouTube not condemning muslims for violence, but condemning any muslims who co-operated with Australian police and intelligence authorities.
“I hope that none here thinking it is allowed to be soldier in Australian Army without losing your religion and out of Islam – American army, French army, British army, any army that belongs to the country that by origin is kafir (non-Muslim) country, there is no doubt. So I hope none here has any doubt. And I said army, then police, ASIO, AFP – all that nullify the religion of the person. Because you clear. You know that is a kafir system.” The ‘kafir system’ is islamic dogma for treating non-believers of islam as ignorant infidels who must be punished by jihad.
Inciting hatred and violence or what?
Monash University terrorism expert Greg Barton has said that while Al Risalah had been openly supportive of extremist causes, al-Furqan had assumed a low profile since it was raided by police in 2012.
Australia’s nationwide pre-dawn raids on suspected conspiring jidahists, September 2014
Then there’s Fijian/Cambodian immigrant to Australia, one Neil Prakash, who used to attend the Al Furqan centre when he lived in Melbourne. He subsequently reinvented himself as the islamic ‘Abu Khaled al-Cambodi’ (whatever) and left Melbourne for the Middle East in 2013. He has since turned up as an Islamic State key recruiter. In a recent video posted online, he urges “brothers” to stage terror attacks on Australian soil. “Now is the time to rise, now is the time to wake up — You must start attacking before they attack you,” he said.
Abu Khaled al-Cambodi (right)
Other islamists known to have attended the centre include 18-year-olds Sevdet Ramadan Besim and Harun Causevic who have been charged with conspiring to commit terrorist acts as a result of last weekend’s police raid at a Narre Warren address over a plot to attack police on Anzac Day.
Sevdet Ramadan Besim and Harun Causevic
Wannabe beheaders or just islamic digit extractors?
Harun Mehicevic has been spotted at the same Narre Warren address. Al-Furqan member, Eathan Cruse (19), is also an islamic suspect, who has also visited the notorious Narre Warren address carrying a a beginner’s guide to Islam.
The current wave of barbaric islam into Australia has come about since the socially corrosive policies of Greens-Labor coalition under Rudd-Gillard-Plibersek-Hanson-Young 2007-2013. None was elected by Australians yet they seized political power through dodgy preference deals. They imposed their open door immigration and multiculturalism on the rest of us.
Accountable: Card-carrying socialist, pro-immigration, pro-islam Greens-Labor’s Tanya Plibersek MP
All she needs is a muslim head scarf or a beard.
Striving hard for Hijrah (journey to jihad)
Despite Australians voting the socialists out of power, the corrosive and damaging legacy remains. Nearly half a million islamists reside in ethnic enclaves in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, along with their growing number of anti-Christian mosques. Perth-based islamic preacher and outspoken Islamic State supporter Junaid Thorne, has regularly addressed gatherings at Al-Furqan.
Government legislation is stymied by the Greens-Labor controlled Senate. The Prime Minister should have called a double dissolution the very first time Greens-Labor blocked supply.
On December 2, 2013 less than two weeks after Greens-Labor were voted out of office, Labor voted with Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young to block the Government’s bid to bring back Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs). Bringing back TPVs was one of the Liberal-National Coalition’s key election promises and why they were overwhelmingly voted back in by the Australian public.
Thanks to Greens Labor open door immigration for muslims, Melbourne’s north and south-east have steadily grown into muslim enclaves rejecting Australia culture for islam. They are complete with mosques. Muslim-concentrated suburbs of Melbourne include Broadmeadows and Preston in the north as well as Springvale South, Noble Park, Clayton South and Dandenong in the south-east. Other mosques have sprung up in Melbourne’s inner west including in Maidstone and Sunshine.
Local Australians have had a gutful of this unwanted islamic menace in their suburbs. Vocal protests by ordinary Australians to the media and their local politicians. A few energetic types graffitied the joint scrawling: “Close this place down” and “If you don’t like Australia f— off”. The centre’s front signage was also ripped down.
Victoria’s Acting Chief Commissioner Tim Cartwright said police were now a greater target of islamic extremism than ever. “The threat level against police has gone up,” Mr Cartwright said. “A lot of the dialogue we see is about attacking police, because they are a symbol of authority.
Last week, the Al-Furqan Islamic Centre finally announced it was closing overnight, posting a statement online and in the window if its suburban shopfront. A public statement reads:
“We believe that given the constant harassment, pressure and false accusations levelled against the centre – particularly by media and politicians — this is the best course of action for the protection of the local community, its members and the broader Muslim community that is often implicated in these insidious campaigns.”
All the signs have been removed from the window after Al-Furqan closed overnight.
Job done lads, nice one.
Al-Furqan has gone underground for now. But Mehicevic also has connections with Sydney’s muslims at Bankstown’s Al Risalah bookshop and community centre – a known centre of gravity for Sydney radicals.
Spot the jihadis at Lakemba mosque, Sydney
An image posted on Facebook last year by the influential preacher Musa Cerantonio shows Mehicevic with what Cerantonio called “some of the lions of Al Risalah”, including manager Wissam Haddad. Mr Haddad is a known acquaintance of Khaled Sharrouf – who notoriously had his young son pose with a severed head for a picture in Syria – as well as other extremists.
And so it goes on. Greens-Labor multicultural mayhem afflicts Australian society. If Labor’s Immigration Policy was overwhelmed by 50,000 illegal boat arrivals after Labor softened asylum seeker policy and the cost of the illegal arrivals exceeded $10 billion, then the consequential national security costs to counter internal jihad, ethnic crime and to protect our sovereign borders look to be a similar $10 billion.
A photo grab taken from a propaganda video released on July 5, 2014 by Al-Furqan Media allegedly shows the leader of the Islamic State jihadist group, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim, addressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the militant-held north.