Islamists Claim Beds More Dangerous Than Terror

Illustrative photo (Gareth Simpson / flickr)

Australian Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir has sought to downplay the threat of Islamism by claiming that falling out of bed is a bigger threat. The group, which seeks to implement sharia law as state law and create a global Islamic caliphate, made the comments in a two-minute video.

“Terrorism is statistically irrelevant in Australia, but the media and the government continually exaggerate it pretending to care about innocent lives,” the group said.

The video was released two days after police charged three men for an alleged terror plot to bring down a passenger plane and let off chemical gas at Sydney Airport.

Whilst statistically it is true that more people are killed by falling out of bed annually in Australia, this is only due to the work of security services.

If Hizb ut-Tahrir were successful in implementing their goals, Australia would become an Islamist state ruled by a caliph with no democracy .

Watch the video by clicking here.

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Elliot Friedland
Elliot Friedland is a research fellow at Clarion Project.