Saturday, June 9, 2012

Muslim group rallies in Canberra, Australia

Hardline Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir has staged a protest outside the Iranian embassy in Canberra to condemn the country's rulers for supporting the Syrian regime.

About 150 members of the group travelled from Sydney on Saturday to rally outside the Iranian embassy before moving on the embassies of Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

"Everyone knows the Syrian role in this brutal and dictatorial suppression of the uprising," Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Uthman Badar told AAP.

"But what's been ignored here is what people around them are doing.

"We are here to tell Iran that it's unacceptable that it is directly supporting the suppression.

"We are also telling the Turkish and Saudi Arabian embassies that it's unacceptable that they are turning a blind eye."

The protesters read an open letter to the Iranian rulers before delivering it to the embassy.

The letter declared the future wasn't with America and the west "but the establishment of a truly Islamic state". Read More