Several days ago, a hostage situation occurred in Sydney, Australia, resulting in the deaths of three people (including the perpetrator). The gunmen who took hostages was a jihadist who emigrated from Iran in 1996.
As is the case with many Western nations, Australia has had its share of troubles with Muslims, ranging from sharia advocates to clerics saying that women who are not veiled deserve to be raped.
But until the recent hostage situation, perhaps the most horrific crimes committed by Muslims living in Australia were a series of gang rapes back in 2000. The gang responsible for these rapes was led by Bilal Skaf, the son of Lebanese immigrants, with a previous record for shoplifting and theft. Skaf’s gang consisted of himself and eight other individuals (all of whom being Muslims) including Skaf’s brother Mohammed Skaf.
The attacks were coordinated via cell phone (a popular tactic for Muslim gangs). Messages informing gang members included the following: “when you are feeling down…..bash a Christian or Catholic and lift up” and “I’ve got a slut with me bro, come to Punchbowl” (note: Punchbowl is a suburb of the cities of Bankstown and Canterbury).