Australia: Muslim group complains to the Federal Police for using ‘Islamic-inspired terrorism’ to describe jihad plane bomb plot


These Muslim groups should be working inside their communities to find and stop jihad terrorists, and to reform Islam and expunge the Quran of calls to violence, misogyny, Jew-hatred, and more. Instead, they’re complaining to the police for calling jihad terrorism what it is: Islamic-inspired terrorism. It shows which side they’re on.

“‘It is disappointing that such language was used so casually’: Muslim group complains to the Federal Police for using ‘Islamic-inspired terrorism’ to describe Sydney plane bomb plot,” by Stephen Johnson, Daily Mail Australia, August 6, 2017:

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A Muslim group has complained to the Australian Federal Police for using the term ‘Islamic-inspired terrorism’ to describe an alleged plot to bomb a passenger plane.

AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin used the phrase late last month when asked by a journalist if the four men arrested across Sydney were connected with ISIS.

‘We do believe it’s Islamic inspired terrorism,’ he told reporters as he stood next to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Three of the four men arrested during the raids have since been charged.

‘Exactly what is behind this is something that we will need to investigate fully,’ Commissioner Colvin told reporters.

The Islamic Council of Queensland’s media spokesman Ali Kadri was so angry at that phrase he initially complained to the ABC, which had aired the live media conference.

However, after realising the national broadcaster had quoted the AFP commissioner in one of its stories, he lodged a complaint with the Australian Federal Police on behalf of the Islamic Council of Queensland, Council of Imams Queensland and the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils.

‘Had a chat with AFP’s media team to register my protest,’ he told his Facebook followers.

‘It is disappointing that such language was so casually used.

‘I hope it was an oversight and quickly rectified.’

An AFP spokesman said ‘community liaison teams’ had reached out to the Islamic community but he declined to comment on the phrase ‘Islamic-inspired terrorism’.

‘Violent extremism is a challenge to the most fundamental Australian values,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Sunday.

‘Together we reject who seek to impose their world views on others through intimidation and violence.’…

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