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 I am sure a lot of readers will be uneasy reading about Saudi Arabia, Wahabism, and our Anwar and Khalid intending to do research. I am sure both these gentlemen will throw some light on this.

Aussie Judge Criticises Brisbane University For Propagating Hardline Islamism

By Neville D’Cruz
MELBOURNE, April 23 (Bernama) — An Australian judge has likened Griffith University in Brisbane, which last year boasted it had attracted “two prominent Malaysian figures” to undertake their PhD research at the university, as propagating hardline Islamic teachings similar to the madrasahs in Pakistan.
Queensland District Court Judge Clive Wall also accused Griffith of promoting a Muslim ideology espoused by Osama bin Laden, founder of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network.
In a university e-newsletter last June, the Griffith Islamic Research Unit (GIRU) announced that Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Datuk Khalid Abdul Ibrahim would undertake research at GIRU.
“The Australian” newspaper quoted Wall as accusing Griffith of becoming an “agent” for propagating hardline Islamic teachings by using funds from Saudi Arabia.
But GIRU director Mohamad Abdalla rejected accusations that funding from Saudi Arabia would be used to promote Wahabism, saying that his centre was opposed to the hardline ideology, and was in favour of moderate Islam.
Wahabism refers to the teachings of a conservative 18th century reformist scholar, Muhammad ibn Abd-al-Wahhab, who became known for advocating a return to the practices of the first three generations of Islamic history.
The newspaper said this was the first time that Wall, who was appointed to the District Court in 1996, had publicly declared his views on Wahabism.

Aussie Judge Criticises Brisbane University For Propagating Hardline Islamism :: Bernama.com

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