Liam Houlihan, Herald Sun (Melbourne), June 24
Literature filled with hatred of Christians, Jews and non-Muslims is being sold at a mosque near a Melbourne home raided by ASIO.
Books sold at the store attached to the Brunswick mosque tell Muslims they should “hate and take as enemies” non-Muslims, reject Jews and Christians, and learn to hate in order to properly love Allah.
The texts say Muslims should learn military tactics and suggest that if a person speaks ill of Islam it is acceptable to kill them.
They urge Muslims to strike back against “the barbaric onslaught from their enemies — the Jews, Christians, atheists, secularists and others”.
Pages are devoted to legitimising episodes of violence against Jews who insult Islam.
“A Jewish woman used to abuse the Prophet and disparage him. A man strangled her till she died. The Apostle of Allah declared that no recompense was payable for her blood,” one book recounts.
A similar example is given of a man killing the mother of his two children because she “disparaged the Prophet”; he also was declared clear of any crime.
“When they (non-Muslims) meet you, they say, ‘We believe’, but when they are alone, out of frustration and rage, they bite off the tips of their fingers because of you,” one says.
“O you who believe! Do not take the Jews (Yahood) and Christians (Nasara) for friends (Awliyaa). They are Awliyaa to each other. And the one among you that turns to them is one of them.”
Readers are instructed by the books not to feel compassion for non-Muslims, not to trust them, and not to speak well of them.
One book says faithful Muslims should learn military tactics.
The group of books were bought from the bookstore of the Islamic Information and Support Centre of Australia, which is in the same building as the Brunswick mosque. One, The Ideological Attack, describes “the Jews” as striving to corrupt the beliefs, morals and manners of Muslims.
“The Jews scheme and crave after possessing the Muslim lands, as well as the lands of others,” it reads.
“Supported by a demonic global plan as well as unlimited financial backing, this attack aims at domination and hegemony over the Islamic world; dividing it, attacking it culturally and morally and perverting the true image of the religion.
“Therefore it is amongst the priorities of the Islamic call (da’wah) to break this attack and to counter it with every legitimate means of da’wah possible.”
One text says of devotion to Allah: “As regards hatred for His sake this is an essential prerequisite for loving Him.”
A book on “Muslims Living as Minorities” mentions Muslims fighting in Afghanistan and discusses “jihad”, or holy war, as a collective and individual responsibility.
Another quotes classic anti-Semitic conspiracy text The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, stating Jews want to make Muslims “the ass of the chosen people”.