UPDATE: It’s not satire after all:
Meanwhile, Mohammed Junaid Thorne, a radical Islamic preacher and self-proclaimed sheikh, slammed the anti-terror raids as “attacks on Islam and Muslims.” According to the Daily Telegraph, the 25-year-old preacher asked Allah to “destroy those who plot against us.”
… Thorne blasted intelligence agencies for invading the private lives of Muslims.
You really can’t make it up…
Muslim leaders have condemned this morning’s police raids in Sydney and Brisbane as ‘Islamophobic’ and accused ASIO of ‘targeting Muslims’.
In a statement, Islamic leaders said:
This is a clear case of police targeting Muslims purely because of their religion… and because they were planning to carry out terrorist atrocities on Australian soil.
The Soldiers of Allah, er, sorry I mean followers of the Religion of Peace™, should be allowed to carry on with their daily lives, including random beheadings of innocent strangers, without this unacceptable harassment from the police and security services.
Blah, blah, blah, … Islamophobia… racism… fear-mongering… inevitable backlash… Religion of Peace… blah, blah, blah…
The statement went on to say that such actions by the police were a clear case of victimisation of an oppressed minority, i.e. criminals.