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Men arrested after mosque 'threat' - Australia

Men arrested after mosque 'threat' - Australia | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Police say they have arrested two men after a threat was allegedly made against worshippers at a mosque in Arncliffe, in Sydney's south. ....

Jamal Daoud of the Social Justice Network said he was contacted by a member of the Muslim community who said two Wahabi extremists had threatened Shia Muslims gathered to observe the day of Ashura at the Masjid Fatima Al Zahrah mosque.

"We have information that two men were arrested when they attempted attacking masses of Shia Muslims remembering the Ashura in Arncliffe," Mr Daoud said.

He said the action came after calls for violence against Shia were made on Facebook on Saturday.

Mr Daoud said worshippers at the mosque called police when they became suspicious of attempts by the two men to use their mobile phones.

Police said both arrested men had been taken to St George Police Station where they were assisting with inquiries.

They said the men were not aligned with any particular religious group and may have mental health issues.

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If Palestinians are 'Imagined.' then what are Israelis, Americans and Australians?

American presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich recently claimed that the Palestinians are an “invented people.” That resulted in essays, blogs and commentaries to prove that Palestinians were not invented. In reality, said many, it is the Israelis who are the invented people. Israel displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in 1948 to form the state of Israel and enclosed millions of others in outdoor prison-like conditions where they still remain, despite universal condemnation by the UN member states — except for Israel and the United States. Israel’s manifest destiny is comparable to that of its closest ally, America, which massacred Native Americans and rounded up the rest in reservations to construct its homeland.

Genocide of indigenous people is a common strategy employed by groups of people trying to lay claim to land and/or form a nation state. The Australians did it to the Aborigines. These nations all effectively defined themselves through a process of elimination of the Other.

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