(h/t: John T.)
The controversial Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir has encouraged “Muslims to continue in their noble work” and hit back at criticisms against Sydney’s violent weekend protest by blaming an anti-Islamic agenda from media and political opponents.
Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Australian chapter issued an eight-point statement this morning that is likely to inflame tensions in the already-delicate situation following Saturday’s protests.
In it, the group justified the “praiseworthy” actions of 400 protesters who clashed with riot police on Saturday in Hyde Park and throughout the CBD when expressing their outrage to an offensive and provocative US-made film Innocence of Muslims.
“It is a clear illustration that the major issue with events in Sydney is not the violence, but the anti-Islamic agenda peddled by media and politicians,” they say.
“We encourage Muslims to continue in their noble work of resisting Western attacks, accounting the political establishment and media, and redoubling efforts to establish Islam and the Caliphate in the Muslim World.”