Leader of hardline Islamic group says religion’s followers could be locked up in Australian ‘concentration camps’ like those used during war

Leader of hardline Islamic group says religion’s followers could be locked up in Australian ‘concentration camps’ like those used during war, by Stephen Johnson.

Islamist extremist group … Hizb ut-Tahrir wants to restore an Islamic caliphate based on sharia law and is so extreme, with its calls for jihad, that it is banned in Muslim-majority nations across Asia and the Middle East.

The political group’s spokesman in Australia Hamzah Qureshi told a conference at Campsie, in Sydney’s south-west, that ‘Australia had concentration camps’ during World War II and asked ‘could this treatment be the fate of Muslims in the near future?’.

During a later question and answer session, fellow leader Uthman Badar invoked the Holocaust, which saw six million Jews killed during the 1940s, and declared Muslims could not separate religion and politics. …

Media were banned from attending the extremist group’s Sunday conference ‘Hatred rising: Living Islam in a hostile West’ to possibly stop journalists from asking questions about their global constitution, which calls for ex-Muslims to be killed. The event, however, was live-streamed on Facebook. …

A flyer for the event compared the idea of concentration camps for Muslims with the internment of German and Japanese people in Australia during World War II, which did not even resemble concentration camps in Europe. …

Mr Qureshi said the Australian government could round up Muslims to appease public opinion, even though secular Muslims reject sharia law and are keen to distance themselves from fundamentalist extremists.

Muslims are killing non-Muslims all over the world in thousands of attacks per year, yet this guy is warning of a holocaust of Muslims. Projection.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific