Australian Grand Mufti says ‘current strategies to deal with the threat of terrorism are not working’ – and the problem is caused by ‘racism and Islamophobia’

…. Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed said in a statement late on Sunday that causative factors such as racism and Islamophobia needed to be addressed.

‘These recent incidents highlight the fact that current strategies to deal with the threat of terrorism are not working,’ Dr Mohammed said in a statement.

‘It is therefore imperative that all causative factors such as racism, Islamophobia, curtailing freedoms through securitisation, duplicitous foreign policies and military intervention must be comprehensively addressed.’

‘In addition, any discourse which attempts to apportion blame or sensationalises violence to stigmatise a certain segment of society only serves to undermine community harmony and safety.’

He condemned the Paris attacks, which killed at least 129 people and injured more than 350, and expressed condolences to the victims’ friends and families.

[TOP RATED COMMENT] I have worked with and had Muslim neighbours. I have found all these people thoroughly decent. I say this to make it clear, I am not ‘anti Islamic’ – I just treat people as they treat me. However, I can’t understand and totally disagree with the Mufti’s comments where he said – ‘Any discourse which attempts to apportion blame or sensationalises violence to stigmatise a certain segment of society only serves to undermine community harmony and safety’.

Apportion blame???? Seriously? ISIS have boasted on video what they have done and boasted how there is more to come – how is it apportioning blame – when THEY have admitted to it? Please! You cannot keep blaming the bigots, but must address your own people to fight against this cancer that is attacking our society!!

[2ND] This man needs to go as their representative. He is a public relations disaster and isn’t helping let alone understanding it is NOT our fault. [Daily Mail] Read more

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