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AFIC JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

Muslim Charities And Not For Profits Under The Spotlight

Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and has returned from three Iraq deployments. He blogs at bernardgaynor.com.au

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Finally, the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) is facing serious scrutiny.

It could soon lose its status as a charity as the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission (ACNC) investigates ‘inappropriate use of funds’ at AFIC. And that should be simply the start of matters.

The charities watchdog will investigate reports that AFIC funds have been used for private purposes, including legal fees and overseas trips. As part of the investigation, the ACNC will also look into how AFIC operates its halal certification operations. 

Hallelujah I say.

This investigation is long overdue. And it is by no means the only investigation required. 

In fact, it is just the tip of the iceberg.

There has been an ongoing culture of financial irregularity and non-compliance within the Islamic community stretching back many years. 

Here are just some examples (and I went into much further detail in my submission to the Senate inquiry into halal certification):

This all follows the news that the largest Islamic School in Australia, the Malek Fahd Islamic College, faces closure. 

Essentially, the allegation is that this school has been operating as a cash cow for AFIC and that government funds meant for students have ended up lining the pockets of senior Islamic figures in this country. 

Some of these figures have linked-up with Wahhabist extremists to create a global halal empire. 

These same figures have criticised the sentences handed down to convicted terrorists.

It’s a big story considering the big dollars involved. 

The Malek Fahd Islamic College was given a cool $115,620,887 by the federal government between 2005 and 2013. 

Actually, Australian taxpayers forked out for that.

And that is just one Islamic school operated by AFIC.

As I also wrote in my detailed submission to the Senate inquiry into halal certification, there is a ‘perfect storm’ for terrorism funding within the Islamic community.

This perfect storm is a result of:

You can read the lengthy evidence of this perfect storm that I presented to the Senate inquiry into halal certification here.

It’s time for a wide-ranging and forensic inquiry into the Islamic community and its compliance with financial regulations. 

And it’s also time for AUSTRAC and the Australian Crime Commission to get involved.

Furthermore, given the well-known public information about this scandal, it’s also time to recognise that Australia’s political leadership have failed to act, and failed to protect ordinary Australians from a clear and present danger.

 

(Bernard Gaynor has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and has returned from three Iraq deployments. He is an ALA Senate candidate for Queensland. He blogs at bernardgaynor.com.au)

 



Comments

To wipe out even the memory of the existence of the Palestinian agricultural population and to give truth to the myth of the "deserted country", the Arab villages were destroyed - their houses, walls and even their graveyards and tombs. In 1975 Professor Israel Shahak gave, district by district, a list of 385 Arab villages destroyed by bulldozer, out of 475 existant in 1948.
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"To convince us that before Israel, Palestine was a desert, hundreds of villages were razed by bulldozer - their houses, walls, graveyards and their tombs."
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Source : Israel SHAHAK, "Racism and the State of Israel", from p. 152.
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The overall result is as follows : A million and a half Palestinians having been driven off the land, "Jewish land", (as the people of the "National Jewish Fund" call it), 6.5% in 1947, today represents more than 93% of Palestine (75% to the State and 14 % to the National Fund.)
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In 1880 there were 25,000 Jews in Palestine for a population of 500,000.
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In 1882 the large-scale immigration started following the great pogroms of czarist Russia.
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Thus 50,000 Jews arrived in Palestine between 1882 and 1917.
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Then, between the two wars, came emigrants from Poland and the Maghreb to escape persecution.
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But the greatest number comes from Germany as a result of the anti-Semitism of Hitler; almost 400,000 Jews thus arrived in Palestine before 1945.
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In 1947 on the eve of the creation of the State of Israel, there were 600,000 Jews in Palestine out of a total population of 1,250,000.
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And so the systematic uprooting of the Palestinians began.
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Before the war of 1948 about 650,000 Arabs lived in the territory which was to become the State of Israel. In 1949 there were 160,000 of them left. Because of a high birth rate their descendants numbered 450,000 at the end of 1970. The Human Rights League of Israel reveals that between June 1967 and 15 November 1969 more than 20,000 Arab houses were dynamited in Israel and the .West Bank.

There were, at the time of the British census of 31 December 1922, 757,000 inhabitants in Palestine of which 663,000 were Arab (590,000 Muslim Arabs and 73,000 Christian Arabs) and 83,000 Jews (that is : 88% Arabs and 11% Jews). It should be remembered that this so-called "desert" was a cereal and citrus fruit exporter.
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As early as 1891 one of the first Zionists, Asher Guinsberg (writing under the pseudonym Ahad Ha'am) "one of the people" visiting Palestine, gives this eye- witness account:
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"Abroad, we are used to believing that Eretz-Israel is today semi-desert, desert without cultivation. and that whoever wants to acquire land can come here and get as much as his heart desires. But the truth is nothing like this. In any part of the country, it is difficult to find uncultivated fields. The only uncultivated places are expanses of sand and stony mountains where only fruit trees can grow, and even then, only after a lot of heavy preparatory labor."
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Source : Ahad Ha'arn. Complete Works (In Hebrew). Tel Aviv. Devir Publ. House and Jerusalem. The Hebrew Publishing House, 8th edition, p. 23. (Tel Aviv)
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In reality, before the Zionists, the "bedouins" (in fact cereal growers) were exporting 30,000 tons of wheat per year; the area of Arab orchards tripled between 1921 and 1942, that of orange groves and other citrus fruit grew seven-fold between 1922 and 1947, production grew ten-fold between 1922 and 1938.
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If we just take the example of citrus fruit, The Peel Report, submitted to the British Parliament by the Secretary of State for the Colonies in July 1937, based on the rapid growth of orange groves in Palestine, estimated that for the 30 million crates of winter oranges by which the world consumption would rise in the following decade, the producing and exporting countries would be as follows :
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Palestine : 15 million United States : 7 million Spain : 5 million
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Other countries (Cyprus, Egypt, Algeria, etc.) : 3 million
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Source : "Peel Report", chapter 8, 19, p. 214

Woops! So all historical arguments here substantiate the fact that for centuries and centuries there were no muslims in this area. I am happy to stand corrected on the details but the fact remains - there was no Arab Palestine until the last WW1 stuff up of redistributing borders to serve the Western powers!

If this was about Hillsong Church or any other major Christian organisation the ABC and Fairfax press would be having a feeding frenzy. But because it is Islam that is being investigated and exposed for this blatent fraud of public money, nothing is reported. Bernard Gaynor said in one of his speeches that the ALA would put a broom through the ABC. I think it should be a bomb Bernard. Sack them all and then start from srcatch.

UK Government Moves To Criminalize Public Support Of Palestinian Rights
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"If the Israeli Governments want to be free of the pressure of boycott, divestment and sanctions and international censure the answer is simple – end your illegal occupation and abide by international law."
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http://www.mintpressnews.com/213743-2/213743/

On the above topic re Aus Charities being investigated, I have been searching the news programmes and haven't found any discussions or comments from msm. Seems everyone is steering clear

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/02/14/who-sunk-lusitania-and-pushed-america-to-world-war-i/

https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/boko-haram-saudi-footprint-in-nigeria/

The iceberg graphic is a very popular one .... I've seen it used quite a bit .... in fact I've used it myself in some Presentations

A brief background as to why those who call themselves Jews are cursed by Christ – Revelation 2:9 & 3:9
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Palestine — Shems Allotment — Taken by Force by Canaan, a Son of Shems’ Brother, Ham.
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“Canaanite”, Strongs Hebrew Concordance 3669, a merchant, a trafficker.
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Hittites are descendents of Canaan: Genesis 10:15
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“But whereas Ham, Cush and Mitaraim took possession of the land fallen to them by lot, Canaan took with violence, possession of the land he coveted, along the sea-shore. His brothers remonstrated with him, and told him he would be accursed for having taken a lot that belonged to Shem and had not fallen to him. But he would not hearken to them; and dwelt in the land from Hamath to Egypt.” [Ibid. pp.44, 45.]
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For more precise details see:- “The Book of Jubilees.” Rev George H. Schodde’s translation from the Ethiopic —- Ch.8…… “This portion came by lot for Shem and his sons that, they should possess it for ever unto his generations for evermore.”
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Ex. 34:10-12: “And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people. I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the Lord: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee. Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest
it be for a snare in the midst of thee.”
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Judah married and had sons to the daughter of foreign gods——a Canaanite woman. Malachi, chapter 3 & 2:11., Genesis 38:1-10
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Malachi, chapters 3 & 2:11, “Judah has done an abomination in Israel and in Jerusalem for he has profaned the Sacred Jehovah whom he loves and married a daughter of foreign gods. Jehovah will cut off the man who does it………….”
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“The Book of Adam and Eve”. S.C.Malan., quote – chapter 4,
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“Then after this Judah took to himself a wife whose name was habwadiya, that means, “house-wife” but in the law her name is Sewa. She was of a Caananitish family, and Jacobs heart suffered much on that account;and he said to Judah his son who had married that wife, “The God of Abraham and of Isaac will not allow the seed of this Canaanitish woman to mingle with my seed.”………. “……….Then Judah married his son Onan to Tamar, saying, “He shall raise seed unto thy brother.” But him also did God kill because of his evil deeds; on account of Jacobs curse, “That no Canaanitish seed should mingle with his own.” So God would not let any of it mingle with that of Jacob the righteous. Therefore did Tamar go to Judah her father-in-law, who had intercourse with her, not knowing she was his sons wife; and she bare unto him twins, Pharez and Zarah.” [Genesis 38:6-30]
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……. Chapter 6, ………… “After this, there began to issue a race from Naason [a descendent of Pharez], who was great among the sons of Judah; and from him began a kingdom and a priesthood, and the Jews became celebrated through him…….” Gen. 38:11-30, Ruth 4:18-22
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From “The Book of Adam and Eve” S.C.Malan
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“The former scribes however could not find a good lineage for the Virgin and her father, or kindred; wherefore did the Jews crucify Christ, and taunt Him, and mock Him, and say to Him, “show us the fathers of Mary the Virgin and her people, and what is her genealogy.” Therefore did they blaspheme her and Christ.
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But henceforth shall the mouth of those unbelieving Jews be closed; and they shall know that Mary is of the seed of David the King, and of that of the patriarch Abraham. Moreover, the unbelieving Jews had no registers to guide them aright, neither did they know, how the lines of kindred ran at first, inasmuch as the law and the prophets were three times burnt out from them…..”
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……………..But after the birth of Christ there remained no more trustworthy reckoning of kindred to the Jews. For Christ was the end of generations; He took it and gave it to us.”
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No blemished Judah blood [Judah/Canaanite] was allowed in the line chosen to antecede Jesus Christ.
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Jesus Christ is the end of the pure blood Chosen line — Judah/Tamar, Pharez, Naason, David — Ruth, Mary that was chosen to antecede Him. Christ has not fathered physical descendents, therefore there is no pure blood – physical line of Judah that can be said to have descended from Christ. Those who hate Christianity and call themselves Gods Chosen People in the flesh are liars – those of all nations who call on the name of Christ are of the pure tribe of Judah in Spirit. Jesus Christ – the King of the Jews. Gen. 38:11-30, Ruth 4:18-22

For Beva -

Roger Garaudy
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The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics
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AAARGH
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[Source of the text: CODOH: http://codoh.com/
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Contents
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Introduction
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Part I: Theological Myths
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1. The Myth of the "Promise": Promised Land or Conquered Land?
a. In Contemporary Christian Exegesis b. In the Prophetic Jewish Exegesis
2. The Myth of the "Chosen People"
3. The Myth of Joshua: Ethnic Purification
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Part II: The Myths of the 20th Century
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1. The Myth of Zionist Antifascism
2. The Myth of the Justice of Nuremberg
3. The Myth of the Holocaust
4. The Myth of "A Land Without a People for a People Without a Land"
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Part III: The Political Use of the Myth
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1. The Israeli-Zionist Lobby in the United States
2. The Israeli-Zionist Lobby in France
3. The Myth of the Israeli Miracle: The External Financing of Israel
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Conclusion Addendum: Annex
1. Letter from Abbé Pierre to Roger Garaudy, 15 April, 1996
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2. Letter from Pastor Roger Parmentier to Roger Garaudy, 11 May, 1996
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3. The Cry of a Deportee
by Gaston Pernot, Doctor of Law, Commander of the Legion of Honor, Paris
("Le Figaro," Friday, May 3, 1996)
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4. Indignation of an Israeli Writer
by Ari Shavit/Haaretz/New York Times Syndication
(Translated from Hebrew in "Liberation" of May 21, 1996.)
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Right to Reply--A Pamphlet in Response to Attacks
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1. A Reply to the Media Lynching of Abbé Pierre and Roger Garaudy
2. Machination of a Lynching
3. The Scorned "Right to Reply"
4. The Witch Hunt
5. Struggle Against All Fundamentalisms
6. The Magic Word that Kills
7. As for the lies instituted at Nuremberg
8. Then what do I deny?
9. One Goal: Gag Abbé Pierre and Garaudy
10. Zionism against Israel
11. A Very Powerful Lobby in the United States
12. A Very Powerful Lobby in France
13. The Nuremberg Taboo: An Inverted Dreyfus Affair
14. A "Litany of Hate"
15. A Tribal Reading of the Bible
16. A Prophetic Reading: Abbé Pierre
17. Abrogate the Totalitarian Gayssot Law
18. In Whose Interest?
19. But the Truth Bursts Against Darkness
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Introduction
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THIS BOOK IS THE HISTORY OF A HERESY.

THROUGH A LITERAL AND SELECTIVE reading of a Revealed Word, it makes religion into a political tool and in so doing, hallows it. This heresy is a fatal disease at this end of the century, one that I already defined in "Intégrismes."

I fought Islamic fundamentalism in "The Greatness and decadence of Islam" at the risk of displeasing those who did not like me to say it.

I fought Christian fundamentalism in "Towards a war of religion" at the risk of displeasing those who don't like me to say: "The Christ of Paul is not Jesus."

I am fighting today Jewish fundamentalism in "The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics" at the risk of attracting the thunder of those Israeli-Zionists who did not like Rabbi Hirsch's reminder:
"Zionism wants to define the Jewish people as a national entity ... which is a heresy."
SOURCE: "Washingt on Post," October 3, 1978.

I should also add that aborigines base their claims on continuous occupation. The Jewish population of Palestine was very small in 1920 and grew with immigration from Europe. The vast majority of Israeli Jews trace their origins to Europe before 1948.

Anyone want a good laugh? The ACCC considers the price of petrol was high in the latter part of 2015 in consideration of the very low cost of oil and is going to ask the Retailers to "please explain".....I can't wait for the outcome of this brilliant initiative.

Half your luck BP.

Anyone like to guess how sore Amanda Vanstone's knees and lips are from kneeling down to kiss Turdbull's backside :-

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/turnbulls-calm-approach-welcomed-20160214-gmtm1v.html

No, farcanal, aborigines do not have the right to claim freehold land they once occupied. Freehold title extinguished all their rights to claim under British law. Otherwise our country would be unworkable. Their claims have all been against Crown land.

Tough new Visa conditions applied to Aussies wanting to work in England...... How many people from our armed services did we sacrifice helping England during two world wars? That's okay England - you're welcome.

It was in fact a fertile and productive land farmed by an Arab population who had lived there for centuries. It was not given to the Jews after WW1 but governed by Britain under a League of Nations mandate.

Philistine, one of a people of Aegean origin who settled on the southern coast of Palestine in the 12th century bce, about the time of the arrival of the Israelites. According to biblical tradition (Deuteronomy 2:23; Jeremiah 47:4), the Philistines came from Caphtor (possibly Crete, although there is no archaeological evidence of a Philistine occupation of the island). The first records of the Philistines are inscriptions and reliefs in the mortuary temple of Ramses III at Madinat Habu, where they appear under the name prst, as one of the Sea Peoples that invaded Egypt about 1190 bce after ravaging Anatolia, Cyprus, and Syria. After being repulsed by the Egyptians, they settled—possibly with Egypt’s permission—on the coastal plain of Palestine from Joppa (modern Tel Aviv–Yafo) southward to Gaza. The area contained the five cities (the Pentapolis) of the Philistine confederacy (Gaza, Ashkelon [Ascalon], Ashdod, Gath, and Ekron) and was known as Philistia, or the Land of the Philistines. It was from this designation that the whole of the country was later called Palestine by the Greeks.

Nobody really lets any scholarship get in the way of prejudice.

There is a lot of arguing over a piece of what was an uninhabitable piece of swamp marsh when it was given to the Jews by the British after WW1,the Palestinian's only want what the Israelis' have to remove them from the planet, read Richo's book you might get educated

Very envious of your trout stream BP,i live for trout fishing.