If it is serious about security, the government will sack the Defence imam

The Australian government has a serious problem on its hands.

Earlier this year, in a moment of politically correct stupidity, it appointed Mohammadu Nawas Saleem to be the first imam of the Australian Defence Force.

Mohammadu Nawas Saleem

Now Saleem gets paid $717 every working day, plus travel allowances, to advise the government about how it can recruit more soldiers from the Islamic community.

To begin to understand the depths of irresponsibility behind this decision, ponder this fact: the Islamic community has more of its sons fighting for the Islamic State than in the Australian military.

And now the government wants to specifically increase recruitment from this radicalised minority into our Defence Force.

Just so you know, Caner Temel was an AWOL Australian soldier when he died fighting for the Islamic State. French soldiers, including members of elite French units, have deserted to fight for the Islamic State. And Major Nadal Hasan had even been brought to the attention of counter-terrorism ‘experts’ before he gunned down 13 of his US Army colleagues and wounded over 30 others. A fear of being labelled Islamophobic meant Hasan was not questioned, even after he was found to be writing to the spiritual advisors of the 9/11 terrorists. Even after his business cards announced that he was a Soldier of Allah.

Now Hasan has requested from jail that he be classed as a citizen of the Islamic State.

Knowing all of this, the federal government has still decided to embark on a campaign to recruit members of the Islamic community into the Australian Defence Force. It called this ‘capability through diversity’. And that wasn’t a Labor government. It was a Liberal government. It was even led by Tony Abbott.

To achieve this task, it appointed Mohammadu Nawas Saleem to the Religious Advisory Committee to the Services. And it did so, despite obvious causes for concern.

  • Earlier this year, Saleem put his name to an open letter defending Hizb ut Tahrir. This is the same Hizb ut Tahrir that has called for an Islamic army to impose Sharia law in Australia and that has rejected our anthem and flag, our laws and values. This is the same Hizb ut Tahrir that also announced Muslims were forbidden from participating in Anzac Day, stating last year that:

“Further, from the Muslim perspective, the Gallipoli campaign represents an aggression by allied troops against the legitimate Islamic authority of the time, the Uthmani Khilafah. If we were to commemorate anything, it would be the successful defence of Muslim territories by the Muslim soldiers of the Khilafah.”

  • Saleem is the Treasurer of the Australian National Imams Council. This organisation opposed laws prohibiting the advocation of terrorism, with a written submission to the Senate stating:

“It is our understanding that the new laws will broaden the definition of “advocating” terrorism to include “promote” and “encourage”, as well as “counsel” and “urge”; and if an organisation is deemed to have advocated terrorism, they could be proscribed…

…We are therefore concerned that the proposal has serious implications on free speech and will have a chilling effect on legitimate religious and political debate. This provision is of particular concern to preachers who spend a large proportion of their time teaching and advocating on social justice issues.

We recommend that the provision for advocating terrorism be removed.”

  • This same organisation, backed by Saleem, has also condemned the government for providing support to Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State. This is from a press release published just a few months before Saleem was appointed to a key role in the military:

“ANIC opposes the government’s current decision to transport and provide weapons to the Kurdish forces in Iraq.”

Despite all of this publicly available information, the Liberal government went ahead and appointed Saleem as the first Defence imam. One can only be left wondering why. Is it because there was no one else to be found who was more ‘moderate’?

After all that has happened in the last few days, it is clear the West is slowly rising from its stupor. At least one can only hope that this is happening, but when the socialist President of France is prepared to declare ‘war’ it appears that the world has shifted.

Unless Australia wants a repeat of Paris here too, it must shift as well. It must end the political correctness – the same political correctness that saw the Australian Defence Force put its logo on a report last year claiming that the number of Anglo-Australian males in the military was undesirable – and it must ensure our safety.

Mohammadu Nawas Saleem may not support the Islamic State.

But he is a key figure in an organisation that denounces Australia’s military efforts against the Islamic State and that believes laws prohibiting the advocation of terrorism infringe free speech.

He has called for Sharia law.

And he publicly backs an organisation that condemns Anzac Day as an attack on the caliphate.

As such, it is beyond inappropriate for Saleem to have any official role with the Australian Defence Force.

More importantly, he should have no role at all helping the government to recruit Defence personnel. The fact that he has is cause for concern. If nothing else, it undermines confidence in the ability of the Australian Defence Force to protect this nation from the Islamist threat.

Mohammadu Nawas Saleem must go.

The Liberal government must also acknowledge that it has made an embarrassing mistake with our national security. Unless it does this, there can be no doubt that it is not serious about protecting Australia from the deadly threat that we face. It will also fail to show loyalty to the thousands of patriotic Australians who put their lives on the line for this country, and who do so believing the government has their back.


This information has been passed to the media. To read the press release issued by the Australian Liberty Alliance, click here.


Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of nine children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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  1. Yes. Mohammadu Nawas Saleem should go. But must he? Does not the Imam have some socially redeeming value for the Australian truth project?

    I say this because the Imams, Sheikhs and Grand Muftis have been instrumental in the awakening of the Oz minions who suffer from extreme Blue Pill fear and political correctoid stupor.

    The minion Bobs, Stuarts and Kevins out there in TV land are defensive and fearful of being called Islamophobics, racists, facists, haters, anti-Australian etc for believing and saying things about Islam that are perfectly true and correct.

    This is where the Imams, Muftis, sheikhs and what nots come in. Nothing confirms the suspicions of the minions quite like a statement from the Grand Mufti that must be reported in the controlled MSM. This is where the fun really starts.

    When the Mufti has delivered himself of a fatwa or a pronouncement, the entire phalanx of political correctoids, libtards and cucks in charge of Oz programming then have to schlep the Mufti’s latest and drink their own kool-aid – on television. They have to publically scramble to tidy him up, make him stick to his script and behave in front of the camera.

    Who can forget Grand Mufti Al Halaly (usually spelled Hilaly) in Feb 2004 in his address in Sidon Lebanon telling Dar Al Islam that “11 Sept is God’s work against oppressors”. Meanwhile, back in Oz (Dar Al Harb), the Australian National Imam’s Council had to be quickly assembled to deal with the Mufti’s remarks and frame it in an appropriate and positive multicultural way for the infidels.

    Then in 2006 the Grand Mufti again shot off his mouth calling women who were not in hijab “uncovered meat”. Who can forget all the women in hijab who had to be trotted out on Australian TV to tell the minion Bobs, Kevins and Stuarts of Oz not to believe that what the Mufti said is not what Sharia and Islam believes about women who “are not in their room, not in their house, not in hijab”. In other words, Australian women who are out and about and wearing what they want to, the Mufti didn’t mean to imply that all Australian women should wear hijab and yada yada yada.

    Is there anyone out there who is enjoying this caper as much as I am?

    All in all, I think the Grand Mufti or Imam or what have you is good educational value – if he is allowed to speak his mind to Dar Al Harb and is reported fairly (good luck with that).

    The very public efforts by media correctoids to remove him from the doo-doo and tidy him up for public consumption are excellent educational value and highly entertaining.

    But if does something really stupid like (cover your ears boys and girs) – deny the holocaust as Al Halaly did in 2006, calling it a “Zionist lie” well that is the end. He will get himself booted and on the next boat to Dar Al Islam.

    Then the correctoids, programmers and schleppers in the controlled MSM will have to try to break in a new Mufti.

    That said, I do, however, draw the line at that little weasel Waleed on The Project.

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  2. will someone with power do something about these muslims that are invading and trying to take our country, my father along with many other dads out there fought for freedom.

    bloody well have some guts and stop pandering to them.

    I speak for millions of Australians who are afraid to say what they think in our democratic society.

    john glascott

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    • What in the hell was Tony Abbott thinking when he appointed a Muslim into the Dept of Defence who wanted to see Sharia law in Australia. The service men who have fought for Australia will not easily hand this country over without a fight.We are proud of what we have achieved and the life we now live.

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      • Now think about it Alan, this was the same guy who gave a bloody knighthood to the Queen’s offsider! Hence his decision making was on par – unfortunately.
        Then of course there is the ‘guy in drag’ in the Army and the ‘hooded hate spruiker’ in the Navy that he and the rest go out of their way to ‘protect’.
        Finally, I’m with you mate.

  3. I am an ex-serviceman and I’m totally gobsmacked by the politicians and others that are blinded by PC.
    We are talking about this nations security for Gods sake, so wake up!!
    I have no problems with Australia being multi-racial, but multi-cultural will only lead us down the same path as the French, British and others.
    They are waking up to terrorist threats and cultural disharmony daily.
    Is that what we want here?
    I don’t recall the government creating a special religious position for non Christians in our military when I served.
    So why now??
    Oops I apologise, we did have a Rabbi visit occasionally for that minority group, but he wasn’t on the tax payers pay role.

    That’s not even 20 cents worth but I wont go on for fear of upsetting some minority group..

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  4. Hi Bernard and any other ALA members.

    I have a question… as you are registered as being in South Melbourne… why do we not have a Victorian senator?

    The sooner the better before the next elections.

    Also could we please have Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaking at the next rally… or Brigitte Gabriel?

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  5. Hey Bernie, you made the Daily Mail front page today! Congratulations – any public exposure is good exposure, even if they do class you as being ‘right wing’. I left a comment in support but doubt it will be published.

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  6. Wow the imam certainly has been busy finding offence with the army chaplins’ hat badge according to today’s story.

    The article quotes military historian Professor Peter Stanley from UNSW Canberra as saying: “The motto was acceptable 100 years ago but today has crusader connotations.”

    What the journalist camouflaged was that UNSW Canberra is the Australian Defence Force Academy so it is not just the self-and-politician serving army hierarchy which has sold out but those whose job it is to educate the next batch of defence force leaders.

    For a professional historian Stanley uses convoluted logic to justify this surrender. Strictly speaking his excuse only makes historical sense if the crusades has occurred within the last 100 years. Note his terminology too, i.e. referring to ‘çrusader’ instead of ‘crusades’. This would have come from material prepared by the imam and his henchmen.

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  7. It was declared back in mid 1940’s, That if we ever invited the Mulsoms into Australia, we would “Woe” the day. That speaks volumes to witness what has transpired since then, until today 11/11/2015.
    I could speak volumes about the ongoing saga of Government collaboration with the Islamic people, and yes we will witness clamity here. No Muslom will ever be a good Australian. Lets have a vote on that.

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  8. Whatever people may think of Tony Abbott he is a decent man who has allowed himself to become compromised by his staunch belief in multiculturalism. His number one problem is that he can see the good in anyone, even ol’ Nick himself! And that propensity to judge others on how you feel is what brought him undone as PM.

    Not only did Abbott and Brandis walk away from reforming rule 18C and commit a strategic blunder, they have thrown money at ‘radicalization’ programs that have proven to have had no effect whatsoever. That is millions of dollars of our money just thrown away based on idealism and not reality. But paying a Muslim to preach his hated of us while furthering Islam is more than a strategic blunder, it is negligence bordering on treachery and that needs to be thrown into the faces of those who chose to go down this path.

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    • What absolute stupidity, What an opportunity for the Muslim Fanatics to influence and infiltrate the Military. Where are we going to wake up , you cannot make peace with an Ideology set in insanity. It is a spiritual influence that will always win unless there is a true Heart change only God can do.

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  9. If I was a soldier in the ADF I would be as nervous as a flee on a cannon ball right now.What next? maybe close all the prisons and recruit the crims to serve out their sentences in the military?,could that be any worse?.Idiots, our soldiers have enough to worry about but now the government is going to arm these nutters and put them right behind these poor blokes.

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    • It may interest you to know that there are many Muslims locked up in all our jails right now. For such a small percentage of the population they are completely over-represented in our corrective services units.

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      • If they stopped breaking Australia’s laws they would not be in jail

  10. And some people still do not see a reason to worry! Winston Churchill 1899. “Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.” =============================================================================================== 
    This is amazing. Even more amazing is that this hasn’t been published long before now. 

    CHURCHILL ON ISLAM Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899. (Check Wikipedia – The River War). The attached short speech from Winston Churchill, was delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many, but expresses in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master. Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries. He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war leader and British Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in his debt. He was a prophet in his own time. He died on 24th January 1965, at the grand old age of 90 and, after a lifetime of service to his country, was accorded a State funeral. 

    HERE IS THE SPEECH: “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.” 
    Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol II, pages 248-250 London). 

    Churchill saw it coming.

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    • Paul Weston, founder of LibertyGB was arrested outside a council building for citing Churchill’s speeches just last year. This is Britain in the 21st Century!

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  11. Finally! Hopefully someone in a position of authority will find the courage to do something that should have been done a long time ago. Sack the guy, kick the mossies out and start bringing the Army around and back to where it is meant to be. An uncompromised fighting force designed to protect Australians from any external threat.

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      The Quran emphatically commands all Muslims not to take any Jews Christians or infidels (non Muslims) as their friends. This applies to every Muslim in every country.
      Quran 5:31 Believers take neither Jews nor Christians as your friends.
      Quran 5:56 Believers do not seek the friendship of infidels and those that were given the book before you.(The Bible)
      Quran 3:118 Believers do not make friends with any but your own people.
      Quran 9:23 Believers do not befriend your fathers or your brothers if they choose unbelief in preference to faith.
      The Quran commands all Muslims to make war on infidels (non Muslims) which dwell around them, which includes Jews and Christians.
      Quran 9:123 Believers make war on the infidels who dwell around you, and deal firmly with them.
      Quran 9:73 Prophet make war on the infidels and deal rigorously with them.
      So as not to feel the wrath of Allah as the Quran describes, the Muslim has no option but to make war on “ALL” infidels. It’s clear that fear is the glue that holds Islam together.
      Quran 9:39 If you do not go to war Allah will punish you sternly and replace you by other men.
      Quran 8:12 Allah has revealed his will to the angels saying I shall be with you. Give courage to the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels, strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers. That was because they defied Allah and his apostle. He that defies Allah and his apostle shall be sternly punished.
      Quran 33:61 Cursed where ever infidels are found, they will be seized and put to death. Such has been the way of Allah with those who have gone before them. And you shall find no change in the ways of Allah.
      Here’s a thought. So that we infidels don’t offend this dangerous draconian fascist ideology., God forbid that we should offend a Muslim and feel the wrath of Allah exercised by the Muslim against us, we could appease the ideology by allowing mosques to be built in our cities. And so we don’t offend their women; God forbid, we could close the “public bathes” to all males, and allow their women to bath on certain days of the week by themselves. To suit this ideologies eating habits we could also allow all our food products to become HALAL certified. And so that the Muslim clerics don’t get offended and feel left out, we could also install sharia law, which in turn can rid ourselves of all homosexuals, a win win situation, and if anyone objects we all cry “Islamophobia”.
      What pathetic excuses for human beings we are. Have we become so weak and so afraid of offending this ideology that we just roll over and surrender our way of life, our culture, our liberty, our democracy, our freedom of speech, all the things that we value, all the things that our forefathers fought in wars to pass on to future generations, are we so willing to surrender it to an ideology that can only be paralleled to Naziism or Communism.
      Muslims are not in our country to help build it or make it prosper. Many believe they are, including our politicians. Muslims are in our country to drain its resources and to suck the blood out of our society. A real Muslims loyalty is not and will never be to our country but to the global “Umma” (nation) only. Please don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that ALL Muslims are bad; but unfortunately ALL believe totally in this evil ideology, and ALL believe in the warlord prophet of Islam. In the world of snakes and vipers, the average person can’t distinguish between the poisonous snake; and the non- poisonous snake, the average person has no choice but to avoid all kinds of snakes. Since the world has not invented a tool able to detect who is the “devout” Muslim and who is the “nominal” Muslim; or a device to detect who is telling the truth, or who is practising “taqiyyah”(telling lies to infidels in order to advance the cause of Islam) . So it is wise to take precautions against ALL Muslims and not to accept them as immigrants or asylum seekers.

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