Muslim leaders have thrown their support behind the NSW police ahead of rumoured protests this weekend.
The grand mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, who has never fronted the media in such a way, joined two prominent sheikhs, riot police and the NSW police deputy commissioner, Nick Kaldas, this afternoon to declare their support for the actions of police during and after the violent protests last weekend.
The announcement is likely to anger some members of the Muslim community who have insisted that police baited protesters in Sydney’s Hyde Park and responded heavy-handedly.
Some have expressed outrage that their leaders have “sided” with the police.
“This country is not great or famous for its koalas and kangaroos. It is great for its freedom.”
Read more of the article by Rachel Olding here @ The Sydney Morning Herald.