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Post by pizza » Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:02 am

The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition

Australian sheik: bin Laden didn't plan 9/11
Associated Press, THE JERUSALEM POST Jul. 12, 2005

One of Australia's leading Islamic clerics says he doesn't believe Osama bin Laden directed the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist strikes against America or that Muslims were involved in either that attack or last week's London bombings.

"I dispute any evil action linked to bin Laden. I don't believe that even Sept. 11 ... was done by any Muslim at all, or any other activities," said Sheik Mohammed Omran, echoing a point of view that has gained wide currency in the Islamic world since the attacks.

Omran, head of the fundamentalist Ahl Sunnah wal Jama'ah Association in Melbourne city, told Australian Broadcasting Corp. television late Monday that he rejected allegations that bin Laden played a leading role in the terrorist attacks on Washington and New York.

He said he also did not accept that Islamic extremists were responsible for the London train bombings that killed at least 52 people last week.

Omran's statements drew sharp criticism on Tuesday from Attorney General Philip Ruddock.

"I don't think (Omran) speaks for Muslims generally and I think most Muslims in Australia regard what has happened as inexcusable and quite horrific," he told ABC Radio. "I think his comments were disingenuous."

Ruddock, who is responsible for Australia's major spy agency and a raft of new counterterrorism laws, said most Australian Muslims "recognize that Osama bin Laden, by his public statements, has made it clear that he is about pursuing terrorist objectives."

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Post by Ralph » Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:41 am

I bet this guy can't even sing "Waltzing Matilda."

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

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Post by Brendan » Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:35 pm

Sheik Omran is copping it this morning from all sides - mostly the Australian Muslim community. But the weird mentality involved may have been expressed best here: ... 83,00.html.


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