Islamic cleric accused of inciting terrorism returns to Australia
Mar 13, 2011, 5:32 GMT
Sydney - An Australian cleric who labelled Jews 'pigs' and urged martyrdom on Muslim children defied official advice to remain abroad and is back teaching at a Sydney mosque, news reports said Sunday.
Sheik Feiz Mohammed, who heads what he calls the Global Islamic Youth Centre, was urged to remain in exile in Lebanon in 2007 after releasing videotapes describing Jews as evil and encouraging Muslim children to die for their religion.
'Don't return to Australia, you are not welcome here,' Kevin Rudd, the current foreign minister, said after the inflammatory videos gained popularity around the world.
A police spokesman told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper that Sheik Feiz was being monitored.
In the videos, allegedly sold by children outside mosques in Britain, the cleric says, 'We want to have children and offer them as soldiers defending Islam. Teach them this: There is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid (holy warrior).'
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