A Moderate Muslim

Al-Crapeeza report about Australian Muslim leader Sheikh Taj Din al-Hilali, who certainly seems like a moderate:

A top cleric in Australia has urged fellow Muslims to love the country or leave it amid rising tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Sheikh Taj Din al-Hilali, the spiritual leader of Australia’s 280,000 Muslims, made the comments during a sermon to mark the end of Ramadan at a mosque in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba.

“Australia is our compassionate mother, and I say to every person living in Australia, from the person in the highest office down to the ordinary man in the street: love this country or leave it, shape up or ship out,” he told around 30,000 Muslims gathered at the mosque on Tuesday.

Al-Hilali also condemned the spate of attacks worldwide during Ramadan.

However, what Al-Crapeeza did not report is the familiar US bashing:

However, he also used the opportunity to take a swipe at US foreign policy.

“Ramadan gives witness in front of God about the wrong and destructive American foreign policy,” he said, adding the time was right for Americans to choose a government “not described as terrorist, nor one that practises oppressive policies against people in other countries.”

Ok, so he still seems moderate to me. But why didn’t Al-Crapeeza report the full story?

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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