NOTHING TO DO WITH SOMETHINGA doctor and an imam walk into a television studio…

Appearing on Sunrise this morning, Dr Jamar Rifi and Imam Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi condemned the terror attacks in Manchester which has claimed 22 lives.

Both leaders agreed the devastating act didn’t represent Islam, however this is where any common agreement ended.

Imam Tawhidi said the reality was young people were getting radicalised, even in Australia, “because of the Islamic scriptures that we have.”

“They push the Muslim youth to believe that if you go out there and you kill the infidel that’s how you will gain paradise,” the Imam said…

Dr Rifi, a Lebanese Muslim GP and prominent community leader, insisted Australia was a peaceful country and he had no idea where the Imam was getting his information from.

“First of all these scriptures existed for thousands of years, they didn’t incite violence or terror acts,” he said.

“It is an ideology of the so called Islamic State and Daesh and they are actually targeting young people who are impressionable.”

Say what?

The Koran existed for thousands of years (14 hundred years to be exact) but they didn’t incite violence or terror acts.

Let that sink in – the Islamic imperialism from the time of Mohammed onward, which saw the armies of the faithful explode from the deserts of Arabia and conquer the lands of the infidels from the Pyrenees to China and from Budapest to Bengal had nothing to do with the Koran. Jihad against the House of War, the domain of non-Muslims, is just a figment of your overactive imagination. Nothing bad ever happened before ISIS came along.

Mind boggles.

Oh, and the Crusades, witch hunts and persecuting heretics had nothing to do with the Bible.