AFTER a cache of hate videos, featuring sermons by Australian Sheik Feiz Mohammed, were uncovered by Oz’sÂ Daily Telegraph in 2007, the Muslim preacher Â- then living in exile in the Lebanon – was told by Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd never to return to the country.
But it is reported this weekend that the Sydney-born cleric and former champion boxer is back in the country, delivering sermons at the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah centre in Auburn.
NSW police told The Sunday Telegraph they were monitoring Sheik Feiz, who has a reputation worldwide as an inflammatory preacher.
In his is Death Series DVDs the preacher likened Jews to pigs and urged Muslim children to become martyrs.
Teach them this: There is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid [holy warrior].Â Put in their soft, tender hearts the zeal of jihad and a love of martyrdom.
In another lecture, he said:
Every single non-Jew is a slave created to serve the Jew â€¦ their time will come like every other evil person’s time will come.
His comments provoked outrage. Rudd, then opposition foreign spokesman said at the time:
I would say this to Sheik Mohammed: Do not return to Australia, you are not welcome here.
Rudd said of his return:
If he was found to have contravened laws, he would be subject to appropriate law enforcement.
The Sunday Telegraph says it has learned that Sheik Feiz has been accused of being linked to a political sabotage campaign on the streets of Auburn. Candidate Jamal Daoud, who is standing in the state election, complained to authorities that campaign posters had been stripped from shop windows by the Sheik’s followers.
They told everybody that democracy is not permitted.
A spokesman for the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah Association of Australia said his sermons would be religious teachings that would promote peace “as all religions do”.
Sheik Mohammed did not return calls, however Samil Dandan, the President of the Lebanese Muslim Association, said Sheik Feiz was:
A changed man and should not be judged on his past.
Hat tip: Bill Murray