‘Un-Australian and un-democratic’: Cory Bernardi demands army’s imam be sacked for ‘supporting Islamists Hizb ut-Tahrir and Sharia law and opposing war against ISIS’

‘Un-Australian and un-democratic’: Cory Bernardi demands army’s imam be sacked for ‘supporting Islamists Hizb ut-Tahrir and Sharia law and opposing war against ISIS’, by Josh Hanrahan.

Maverick federal senator Cory Bernardi has called on the Australian army to sack its Muslim imam, who has a history of supporting islamic extremist group hizb ut-Tahrir.

Imam Mohamadu Nawaz Saleem, the chief Australian Defence Force imam, allegedly supports the controversial group in its calls to introduce worldwide Sharia Law and opposition to the war against ISIS.

And now Mr Bernardi has slammed the ADF over his hiring, questioning how it can keep the imam employed in the role given his ‘radical’ views and support of Islamic State – an enemy Australian soldiers are currently fighting overseas.

You must be joking, Australian Army. PC has addled their wits, or, at least, the wits of everyone from the rank of brigadier upwards. Political vetting for senior appointments is taking its toll on Army credibility.

hat-tip Stephen Neil