Following the Hamas terrorist attack that killed 1,400 Israelis, including children, Australia’s Grand Mufti, Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, wrote a glowing tribute to the “heroes” and “martyrs” of the “brilliant » Palestinian resistance.
Dr Mohammed also said Jews were “occupying” land “that was not theirs” because of a “religious myth about the Promised Land” in a Facebook post dated October 10, three days after the attackers invaded the Gaza border to inflict numerous atrocities.
The cleric asserted that “the central issue in this bloody repetition of violence does not concern Hamas, but rather the innocent Palestinian people who have been oppressed for more than seventy years.”
“The blood of the martyrs will smell of musk because his will never breaks and his determination never wavers,” Dr. Mohammed wrote.
Australia’s Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohammed meets Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in April
“On the contrary, everything around it participates: the earth, the sky, the water, the air and even the remains of tombs will continue from now on and forever to resist the arrogance of the occupier and the brutality of its military machine.
“Until Palestine is finally free.”
He argued that “resistance against tyranny is a legitimate right of every human being.”
“This will only add to the brilliance of each resistance measure with its audacity and innovation,” he wrote in a possible reference to tactics used by Hamas terrorists to blind the Israeli Defense Forces. .
Dr. Mohammad argued that the rest of the world had an “ideological blindfold” that prevented it from seeing Israel’s “fanatical leaders humiliate the traditional owners of the land, assault their women, murder their youth in cold blood and starve completely.”
“Is it time for standard-setters to wake up? He asked.
“Accept that the Palestinian people will continue to produce generations of heroes? That they will never give up and fade into oblivion?
In a Facebook post dated October 10, three days after the Hamas sneak attack that claimed the lives of 1,400 Israelis, including young children, Dr. Mohammed wrote a Facebook post glorifying the “martyrs of the resistance “.
The message called for an end to “false claims about Israel’s right to defend itself, as if the Palestinians who own the land are not human beings and have no rights?”
Dr. Mohammed said Palestinians are “defending a land in which their roots extend for centuries” unlike those “who have come from all corners of the earth to occupy a land that is not theirs, driven by a religious myth about the Promised Land!! »
In April, during a fast-breaking meal shared with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese during the annual Iftar of the national Muslim community, Dr Mohammed spoke about Islam’s attitude towards others religions.
“It is understood and requested not to insult the beliefs of others, nor to attack their places of worship, nor to degrade their sacred objects, nor any action likely to trigger conflict and incite hatred,” a- he declared.
Dr Mohammed (pictured center with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh) and a delegation of senior Australian Muslim figures visited Gaza in 2012.
He hailed Australia, “our homeland”, as “a wonderful celebration of cultural and religious diversity with more than 120 faiths and more than 200 races”.
“So how does Islam perceive this diversity? ” He asked
“Islam views the world as a forum for civilizations and multicultural environments to coexist in peace.”
In 2012, Dr Mohammed visited Gaza with a delegation of other senior Muslim leaders from Australia and reportedly told Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh that he was happy to be “in the land of Jihad and to learn from his sons.
“It is an honor for me to stand among the people of Gaza, where weakness always becomes strength, the minority becomes the majority and humiliation becomes an honor,” he said.
He told a journalist from Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV that the delegation had come to “learn from Gaza.”
“As I said in my speech, we will make the stones, the trees and the inhabitants of Gaza speak, to learn from them firmness, sacrifice and the defense of their rights. We feel like we are on a cloud,” he said, according to a translation from Arabic.
“We feel like we’re on top of the world.”
Dr Mohammed and the Australian National Council of Imams have been contacted for comment.