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Muslim leaders fear anti-Islam violence could escalate to Cronulla-style riot

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via. IslamophobiaWatch

Mounting incidents of anti-Muslim violence in Sydney will ignite a Cronulla-style riot if authorities don’t step in to quell tensions, Muslim leaders have warned. Community members have begun keeping logs of Islamophobic incidents and say some people are resorting to vigilante-style justice in the wake of counter-terrorism raids in Sydney and the fatal shooting of a terror suspect in Melbourne.

On Friday, police released CCTV footage of a man who they believe stormed into an Islamic school in Sydney’s south-west and threatened children with a knife the length of his forearm. Parents at Al-Faisal College in Minto said police swarmed to the school on Thursday afternoon after the man walked in, waving the knife around and asking if it was a Muslim school.

The incident came as police dropped their investigation into a separate assault claim by an Australian Defence Force member. The 41-year-old naval officer claimed on Thursday he had been assaulted by two Middle Eastern men outside his Bella Vista home at 6.30am but police deemed the report to be false. Defence force chief Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin issued an apology for the incident, particularly to the Middle Eastern community, for “any angst this has caused”.

Mariam Veiszadeh, who has launched Islamophobia Register Australia, said there had been a “surge in Islamophobic incidents” in Sydney. She said she has been urging police to act on the incidents before one erupts into large-scale violence. Community activist Rebecca Kay has also been keeping a log of violence such as cars being vandalised and people being abused in the street.

Ahmed Kilani, editor of the Muslim Village website, said community leaders met with state and federal police on Wednesday to warn them the atmosphere in Sydney was reaching boiling point. He said many people in the Muslim community were adopting a vigilante-style response. “The temperature is rising very quickly,” Mr Kilani said. “The fear is that something could very easily ignite an event like the Cronulla riots.”

Tensions are also rising in other states following counter-terrorism raids in Brisbane and the shooting of 18-year-old Numan Haider by police in Melbourne. In Brisbane, a man was charged on Friday after telling a Muslim woman to “go back to your country” and an Islamic centre was allegedly sprayed with menacing graffiti.

Sydney Morning Herald, 26 September 2014

See also “Refugees threatened at Syd soccer training”, The Australian, 26 September 2014

And “Anti-Islamic teens threaten to behead Gold Coast man they mistook for a Muslim”, myGC, 26 September 2014

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  • Reynardine

    We have them all over Congress.

  • Reynardine

    Well, some of us at Hatewatch suggested galloping prionosis.

  • Reynardine

    Could be a committee of cretins. We have them at Hatewatch all the time.

  • I don’t know about you but my ancestors were not monkeys.

  • Anonymous

    Just another idiot looking for his five minutes of fame on Fox “News” and GEEEEEEHAD watch

  • Mehdi

    To answer your question (not a Moroccan dish), never cooked it, found this http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/feb/19/how-to-cook-perfect-falafel

    If we meet up some time I have to teach you how to make Feve purée à-la-Moroccan, or tchaktchouka, that’s priceless.

  • Mehdi

    🙂

  • The greenmantle

    I would be happy to convert from Imperial to metric

    Sir David

  • Mehdi

    Recipe for falafel, mm convert to Islam or Judaism??

  • The greenmantle

    Ah but we are secretly forcing El Cid to come here and read all the posts with our ray guns and mind control weapons . Next week manditory falafels and car parking lessons for everyone in your local mosque car park .
    Forward the revolution !

    Sir David- coordinator
    Anjou Branch leftwing Muslim alliance.
    Open every day apart from Friday

    PS anyone have a good recette for falafel ?

  • Anonymous

    If you really hate this site and find it “Xenophobic” you are free to leave and go somewhere else.

    Also, all im saying is that, if there is indeed xenophobia in this site give me a few examples either from comments or stories that they cover, im not asking you to do some forensic investigation like some crime that was committed, just link me some examples of this supposed xenophobia you encountered and I will make up my own mind.

  • The greenmantle

    On that we can agree.
    sir David

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    “There” 😉

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    No, Sir David, they are a force. A higher being, floating over us mere foolish mortals.

  • The greenmantle

    Farce not force

    Sir David

  • The greenmantle

    He or she uses voice transcription must have some tech smarts . I await signs for intelligence in other areas

    Sir David

  • Anonymous

    Oh I can see thank you very much, i’ve been on this site for almost a year now and much of the xenophobia comes from anti-Muslim bigots and trolls, I’ve not seen one article on here that attacks other people due to their differences.
    If this site was Indeed xenophobic, please prove it by link me an article from this site that confirms this?

  • Anonymous

    What I meant was people who use race as an excuse to attack and demean people who are different.

  • Jekyll

    The blind can’t see, really ? I think it’s worse when the seeing can’t see.

  • Jekyll

    bit more clarity….

  • The greenmantle

    I am hinting their is only one quranist but many names .

    Sir David

  • The greenmantle

    No it’s another sock puppet. There is only one real life person with too much time on their hands

    Sir David

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