Aussie Muslims Rally Against Police Crackdown on Terrorists
Australian police arrested 15 Islamists linked to ISIS on Wednesday September 17th.
The Muslim terrorists were planning public beheadings.
In response, Muslims in Sydney rallied against the police crackdown on Saturday.
Hundreds of Muslim protesters in Sydney called on Muslims to stand as one against government aggression. (SBS)
Signs reading “terror raids cannot break the spirit of Muslims” and “stop terrorising Muslims” were waived by about 10 people among the 200 who rallied in western Sydney to demonstrate against a series of pre-dawn anti-terrorism raids.
The protesters met outside Lakemba train station on Thursday night for the snap action, organised via social media.
About 50 people were watching from across the road.
The event was promoted under a banner featuring the hardline organisation Hizb Ut-Tahrir and is calling on the Muslim community to “stand as one” against “government aggression”.
“Women, children should be safe from the terror of the state,” they chanted.
The signs had small Hizb Ut-Tahrir Australia logos.
The atmosphere was calm with most people arriving and greeting friends and acquaintances before quietly congregating in a little park next to the train station.
The rally comes after after 15 people were detained during Australia’s largest counter-terrorism operation.
“We’re not hear to disrupt security,” Hizb Ut-Tahrir speaker Uthman Badar told the crowd.
“Muslims are as much concerned about security and peace as everyone else.”
The Muslim community would be “fools” if they were deceived by the spin being used to politicise security issues, he added.
Australian police released video of the terrorist raids this week.