مجلس الأئمة الفدرالي الاسترالي
5th of August 2009
The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and the Muslim religious leaders it represents categorically denounce any form of terrorist activity on both Australian and overseas soil.
Like other Australian citizens we are equally astonished by the arrests of “alleged terrorists” in Victoria yesterday, and the Australian Muslim Community will support police investigations into these allegations as we are strongly against violence and vehemently discourage it.
The Muslim community is a law abiding active member of the Australian society. The Australian legal system is built on a presumption of innocence, which we are confident, will be upheld throughout this legal process.
In view of these serious allegations, and given that this matter is currently under police investigation and before the courts, we trust that the Police and other relevant authorities will perform its proper duties in this investigation so as to ensure that all aspects of the investigation is thorough and just.
We also appeal to all media outlets to exercise responsibility and diligence in their reporting and to respect the privacy of the families of those who are currently under investigation.
Imam Mohamad Nawas
Public Relations Officer
Phone No: 0433 924 197
The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC)
Ph: 1300 765 940
Fax: 1300 765 964
Postal Address: P. O. Box 145 , Lakemba NSW 2195 Australia