You are here

Islamic leader accused of illegal land clearing claims his group is exempt from Australian law

Islamic leader accused of illegal land clearing claims his group is exempt from Australian law

Jefferson- Islamic Supremacism
Country: 
Australia
News Date: 
18/08/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

A religious leader accused of illegal land clearing on a rural property used for religious prayer has claimed a Western Sydney council is infringing on his group's religious freedoms by pursuing him over the allegations.

Mustapha Kara-Ali is basing his claim to be above Australian law on Australian law: “The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Act 2012 stipulates that when it is carrying out religious activities that are related to the practice, study, teaching or propagation of its religious beliefs, or other activities ancillary to them … Diwan Al Dawla, as a basic religious charity is not required to comply with Australian laws.”

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) refutes his claim, but in any case it isn’t surprising that Kara-Ali would make the attempt. The Qur’an tells Muslims: “You are the best nation produced for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong” (3:110), and says that unbelievers are “the most vile of created beings” (98:6). So why should one of the best of people have to submit to the laws of the most vile of created beings?

See also: