Highly concerned about the effect of new anti-terrorism measures, fears of Australian Muslims have turned into a real nightmare after the rise in the number of hate crimes in south-east Queensland, threatening inclusion in Australia’s second largest state.
“It's appalling... there's an emotional fear. There's emotion of disgust,” Logan mosque spokesman Ali Kabri told ABC on Sunday, September 14.
“There's emotion of threat to the Muslim community. Because we're afraid that for now there are pamphlets but it could lead to violence.
“We're afraid for our families and afraid for our children.”
Kabri’s angry comments followed the discovery of dozens of anti-Muslim pamphlets outside Logan mosque in South-east Queensland overnight on Saturday, September 13.
The abusive pamphlets read: “Terrorists born in Australia are not Australians. They're Muslims,” according to 9 News.
Saturday’s attack was not the first in Queensland. In an earlier attack, officials found photos for Makkah and a pig's head close by.
Moreover, Logan mosque was desecrated two months ago when vandals threw body parts of a pig inside the mosque.
The rise of the attack was coupled by Muslim concerns over the decision of Australian Security Intelligence Organization (Asio) chief David Irvine to raise the country's threat level from medium to high.
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