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Last updated on August 8th, 2017 at 10:30 am
Yet more context problems at the Lakemba mosque:
The Seven Network reported Imam Safi offered a prayer “for our brothers in Iraq”, appealing to God to destroy the enemies of Islam.
“God destroy the oppressors, destroy the aggressors, destroy the hypocrites, destroy the despotic tyrants.”
Tom Zreika, president of the Lebanese Muslim Association which runs the mosque, said Imam Safi was not calling for the destruction of Australian troops in Iraq.
“His reference isn’t against the coalition (forces) because he is an Australian, we are Australians, and we wouldn’t stand for something like that,” he told Seven.
Islamic Friendship Association president Keysar Trad, a friend of the sheik, said people should not think the worst of the imams “ambiguous comments”.
“Why not give them the benefit of the doubt,” he told Seven.
(Via Darrin H.)