Disgust as the TALIBAN is given a platform to ‘brainwash ‘ young Aussie Muslims at a Sydney talk – and the Afghan community who fled their murderous rule is furious
- Two Taliban figures to speak on Australian Federation of Islamic Council webinar
- Saturday’s event to discuss ‘the future of Afghanistan’ and Australia’s role
- Sparked widespread outrage and condemned by refugees and war veterans
- Webinar speaker said participants will find out what’s happening in Afghanistan
Two top members of thehave been invited to address Australian Muslims in a live webinar, sparking widespread outrage.
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has organised a line-up of keynote guests to speak at Saturday’s online event, which aims to discuss ‘the future ofand our role, regardless of whether we are in favour or against recent developments’.
Speakers include long-time Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen and senior figure Sayed Abdul Basir Sabiri.
Two top members of the Taliban have been invited to address Australian Muslims (pictured Taliban members in Afghanistan
News of the webinar has sparked public outrage.
‘This is absolutely appalling and it shouldn’t happen,’ 2GB breakfast host Ben Fordham fumed on his show on Thursday.
‘The Taliban is being given the chance to brainwash young Muslims right here in Australia.’
Afghani refugees from the Hazara minority forced to flee the nation in the 1990s described the event as ‘completely inappropriate.’
Long-time Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen (pictured) is among the speakers
‘To see faces like these on a prominent event like this is really traumatising,’ refugee advocate Sitarah Mohammadi told.
‘Our people have suffered so horrifically at their hands, and continue to do so to this day.’
Other speakers include AFIC president Rateb Jneid, National Grand Mufti of Australia Imam Abdul Quddoos Al Azhari will also be among the speakers and Islamic legal scholar Mohammad Naqib Jan.
Mr Jneid defended the event, saying it was chance for participants to find out what was happening in Afghanistan.
‘We have many families of Afghan background who are worried about their loved ones in Afghanistan and they want to hear about the intentions of the government there.’ he told the publication.
Promotion of this Saturday’s live webinar (pictured) has sparked community outrage
Taliban fighters reclaimed power of Afghanistan in August following the collapse of the government as President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, bringing an end to a two-decade campaign to transform the country by the US and its allies, including Australia.
Afghans who have supported Australian Defence Force troops for many years as translators, security guards and assistants are still in the city and now face the possibility of imprisonment under Taliban rule.
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