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Karen Boulos

Australian Salafists spreading
jihadist ideology

Islamist radicals of Lebanese origin residing in Australia are working towards conducting the Muslim religious duty of Jihad, with some even leaving Australia to fight alongside the rebels in Syria.

 

“It is obvious that Lebanese nationals in Australia are active in spreading the Jihadist Salafism,” a Tripoli Sheikh told NOW on Wednesday under condition of anonymity.

 

The Salafist cleric’s comment came in response to an inquiry about Lebanese-Australian Sheikh Fayez Mohammad al-Nachar who is accused of “brainwashing” Chechen Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his sibling, both suspected of staging the Boston marathon bombings.

 

“The Sheikh that the CIA accuses of instigating the Boston bombings is of Lebanese origin,” the same Salafist cleric told NOW.

 

On April 15, two deadly explosions hit the Boston Marathon in an apparent terror attack that left three people dead and over 100 injured. Ethnic Chechen Muslim brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were named as the main suspects.

 

Alleged jihadists are also leaving Australia in order to fight against the Syrian regime, as Australia’s Foreign Minister Bob Carr announced last week that “over 200 Australians are fighting in Syria.”

 

Syria has been gripped by a violent uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad since March 2011, and has so far claimed the lives of over 70,000 people.

 

This article is a translation of the original Arabic

It is obvious that Lebanese nationals in Australia are active in spreading the Jihadist Salafism.