A Muslim youth group is under investigation after a disturbing video of children as young as six calling for violence against non-Muslims and an end to Australian democracy was unearthed by 7News.
AU NEWS (h/t Marina) In the video, children as young as six years old call for violent action against non-Muslims and to reject Australia and its values.
A key concern is that the boys are being radicalized to carry out violent attacks like 17-year-old school student Abdullah Elmir, the new poster boy for ISIS in Iraq.
Speaking to Seven’s Sunrise Foreign Minister Julie Bishop condemned the footage. “It’s an ideology that preaches hatred against the country in which they live,” Ms Bishop said.
She also said that the Federal Government will work to push through new terror legislation as early as today. “Until that passing through the parliament.. we don’t have an offence for the promotion of terrorism,” the Foreign Minister said.
A terror risk expert says it’s brainwashing, aimed at creating violent extremists. The video shows four Australian children, aged six to 13, calling for an end to our way of life.
“These are disturbing and shocking images and they do raise concerns about the welfare of the four young boys who are identified in the video,” Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton said. A group calling itself The Muslim Youth Project runs regular events for young children.
In the video of the event held on September 21 in 2013 in Lakemba, young boys rally under the banner “Soldiers of Khilafa” with a six-year-old proclaiming: “You’re never too young to be a Soldier for Khilafa.”
The children promise to die fighting to end democracy in Australia, replacing it with a Caliphate ruled by Islamic Sharia law. They also call for American President Barack Obama to ‘go to hell’, for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be beheaded and for an end to Western ideals.
“I think it’s ugly, I think it’s sickening, and I think it’s absolutely disturbing,” Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said. “It’s one thing for these peddlers of vicious hate to do that themselves, which is appalling enough, but to recruit children into such a sickening display I think appalls all Australians of all religions, rightly.”