| A Remarkably Revealing Incident In Australia
| Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Jihad Watch : Fiqh Us-Sunnah (PDF searchable file) Background
On November 15, 2018, the Daily Mail Australia published an article entitled Muslim Imam Discovers Sharia Law Book Preaching Jihad And Hostage Taking In Melbourne Airport Islamic Prayer Room. On November 17, 2018, the same article was highlighted in Jihad Watch, under the title of Sharia Manual Preaching Jihad Warfare And Hostage Taking Found In Airport Prayer Room.
The Daily Mail Australia article provides a cache of
intriguing details about an incident that happened in the Muslim prayer
room at the Melbourne, Australia international airport, which also
happens to be the second busiest airport in the country.
In the article, we find that, shortly before boarding his flight, Imam Sheikh Mohammad Tawhidi [= Oneness of Allah],
an Iranian-born Shia scholar who openly campaigns against Islamic
extremism, found an Arabic language Shariah manual entitled Fiqh Us-Sunnah [= The Law and The Way] in the prayer room.
As we also discover, the Adelaide-based leader and author, who is known in Australia as the ‘Imam of Peace,’ made a video of himself flicking through the index of Fiqh Us-Sunnah, while pointing out alarming references to  jihad,  ‘taking hostages at war’ and  taxing ‘infidel’ non-Muslims (see details below).
We also learned that Imam Tawhidi told the Daily Mail Australia reporter that this fundamentalist Sunni Islamic law book had the potential to ‘certainly radicalise someone,’ and that ‘It can turn a regular traveller or a frustrated, vulnerable traveller into an extremist,’ while adding that ‘It goes against national security.’
Furthermore, Sheikh Tawhidi stated that Fiqh Us-Sunnah was possibly planted by an activist, that Melbourne airport authorities needed to ‘take action,’ and that ‘It’s
not a one-off matter. The Muslim community should use the liberties in
Australia, the freedoms here, to side with the police against the
And take action they did! Several hours later, Melbourne Airport officials tweeted Sheikh Tawhidi to confirm that they had removed Fiqh Us-Sunnah, written by the well-known Egyptian Sunni Islamic scholar As-Sayyid Sabiq, while adding ‘Thanks
for your message. We have a publicly accessible multi-faith prayer room
open to travellers of various religions.
The book has been removed for
assessment of its suitability.’ At the close of the article in the Daily Mail Australia, we are also informed by the reporter that Fiqh Us-Sunnah is actually a ‘book about the practices of the Prophet Mohammad‘ [= Sunnah], that ‘was authored by a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood [As-Sayyid Sabiq], a pan Islamist group campaigning for a global Islamic caliphate‘ (see more on this below).
It is also important to note that this incident took place in the immediate aftermath of a November 9, 2018 terrorist attack by Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, a Somali-born,
ISIS-linked Sunni Muslim who was shot dead by police after killing
popular 74-year-old restaurateur Sisto Malaspina, and knifing two others
in downtown Melbourne.
This incident is remarkably revealing for several reasons. First: Imam Sheikh Mohammad Tawhidi put his own life at risk by informing Melbourne Airport authorities about the copy of Fiqh Us Sunnah that he found in the Muslim prayer room. According the Daily Mail Australia article, he actually ‘asked for his travel plans to be kept secret, following threats to his life from Islamic extremists.’
Imam Tawhidi should certainly be commended for his refreshing courage and honesty (i.e., If You See Something, Say Something),
but it also casts a spotlight on an ominous, unavoidable dilemma for
 Muslim leaders like him, as well as for  the global Islamic
community, and for  Law Enforcement and Counter Terrorism authorities
around the world.
Read it all here................
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 4:06 PM