9:39 A.M. Hundreds join peaceful ‘ Je suis Muslim ’ rally in Sydney …

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Hundreds of Muslims rallied in Sydney on Friday night to protest negative media coverage of Islam and the French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of the Prophet Mohammed …

MORBNOTE ; Really ?!! … What did you expect from the media coverage ? … High fives ?!!! …

Police said 14 people were moved on from the rally for breaching the peace …  But no one was charged and the event was peaceful …

Some of the 800-strong demonstrators in the Muslim enclave of Lakemba held placards with the slogan Je suis Muslim , French for ‘ I am Muslim ‘ …

Organisers of the ‘ Our Prophet , Our Honour ‘ rally said it was intended to be … ‘ a peaceful and respectful event ‘ to counter negative media coverage of Islam and Charlie Hebdo’s lampooning of their Prophet …

Muslim leader Sufyan Badar told the crowd that demonstrations in support of Charlie Hebdo used freedom of speech as a smoke screen for underlying issues … ‘ In reality ,  free speech is one of the many political tools that are used to maintain dominance over the Muslims ‘ Mr. Badar said …

MORBNOTE II ; No Sufyan … Your lack of understanding the concept of  free speech is a huge part of the reason your breed of people are still relative primitives  on this planet …

Earlier, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has used a Sydney radio interview to warn against the rally being used to incite terrorism … He said he hoped few people would attend …

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I still appreciate the Ex Prime Minister John Howard’s thoughts after 911 … ‘ If you don’t like the way we live here … Go back to where you came from ‘ …

 

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via Hundreds join peaceful ‘Je suis Muslim’ rally in Sydney – The Hindu.

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