Malcolm Turnbull has dinner with hateful Islamic preacher

Being a prime minister should be all about being as fair and measured as you can, and being inclusive and

Being a prime minister should be all about being as fair and measured as you can, and being inclusive and respectful of all cultures and people who live in Australia. However there is one thing Malcolm Turnbull’s staff may have neglected to do when they organised a Ramadan dinner at Kirribilli House: check the backgrounds of their guests.

According to the Herald Sun, Sheik Shady Al-Suleiman, the national president of the Australian National Imams Council, has said in online videos that females will be “hung by the breasts in hell” and that women should not even look at men. That man was dining with the PM last night.

He has even been quoted as saying AIDS is a divine punishment for gays and God needs to “prepare us for jihad”.

The sheik was among a group of religious leaders and prominent Islamic Australians at the Iftar dinner hosted by the PM to mark the holy month of Ramadan.

Other guests included Gold Logie winner Waleed Aly and wife Susan Carland, head of the Australian Multicultural Foundation Hass Dellal, Archbishop of Sydney, Reverend Glenn Davies and Richmond footballer Bachar Houli.

The dinner was a first for a Prime Minister, and was designed to unite each other against extremism, said Turnbull.

“The aim of extremists including those committing violence through a warped and nihilist interpretation of religion is to divide us and to turn our citizens against each other — but we will not let them win,” Mr Turnbull said.

“Acts of terror like Sunday’s massacre in Orlando are perpetrated to divide us along lines of race, religion, sect and sexuality — but that kind of hatred and division must not prevail.

“We must stand together like we do tonight as one Australian family united against terrorism, racism, discrimination and violence.”

“Views like this are wrong, unacceptable and I condemn them,” Mr Turnbull said in a statement to the Herald Sun last night when asked about Sheik Al-Sheidy’s previous comments.

“Mutual respect is the key to the success of our diverse, tolerant, multicultural society.”

It is reported Bill Shorten declined an invitation to attend the dinner.

Victorian Labor MP Michael Danby told News Corp, “After Orlando, in particular, Malcolm Turnbull ought to have had the sense to slam the door in the face of this despicable hate-preacher.

“It is now clearly established that hateful words directly lead to Orlando-style horror,” he said.

“The standard you invite to dinner is the standard you accept”.

We want to know: Where do you stand? Should the PM have been more careful?

  1. Marcia hartley  

    Bad look. Shorten was at a rememberence of the Orlando dead. What is wrong with you.i have voted liberal all my life but you are making it harder and harder.i hope the caucus doesn’t keep you after you have stuffed them up. You are nothing but a show pony and I am sick of you.

    • Moira Waye  

      Unfortunately Malcolm only thinks about himself and what he thinks will make him popular. The total lack of good judgment shows he is not fit to be our pm. To dine with people who are so out of step with modern day values shows his total lack of what ordinary Aussies think and expect of their leaders. He won’t be getting my vote!

    • Wendy Burton  

      Oh I so agree with you..I am sick of this man as you say nothing but show pony..

    • Oh come on. Turnbull didn’t do the invite list that’s other people’s job. Turnbull at least went to show that he is not racist that he wants Muslims to be treated well and fit in with our culture Something the PM needs to seen to be doing.. Shorten on the other hand is playing the game with the Gay sympathy vote but showing he is a racist and not helping mending the rift. Shorten is nobody at present so his attendance isn’t important. We are in danger from Islamic extremists in Australia not from Gays in America. As an PM you have to get your priorities right. Shorten leaves the country to care for American citizens rather than looking after Australian citizens first. Newspapers are left wing media outlets.

  2. christine Rae  

    well at least your showing your true colours and obviously dont give a toss about the aussies any more,, guess you just put the finger up to all our faces and told us where your loyalty stands you pratt

  3. Ronald White  

    Turnbull had time for this…..but no time to attend the repatriation of our diggers from Vietnam!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Jude Power  

    We need to start ignoring what he or other politicians SAY, and focus on what they actually DO, for example Turnbull saying all the right things about the Orlando massacre, but committing his government to a wasteful marriage equality plebiscite which will divide the community when we already know most Australians don’t give a stuff who married whom.

  5. Mia Van Der Stam  

    Wake up Mr Turnbull- their hatred is ingrained from way back- they know no other way- and you Mr Turnbull will not change them. I liked the world better when they were in their territory, and we were peacefully in ours. I worry for my children and grand- childrens future, more than Mr Turnbull will ever understand.

  6. L. Patterson  

    Where is my invite to dinner with the prime minister… Oh that’s right, I just work and pay taxes to keep these folks in the manner they expect us too. It’s great to be tolerant and inclusive, but should we really show so much tolerance to anti women speech and anti gay speech, doesn’t tolerance indicate acceptance. If I said some of what these blocks express, I would be locked up.

  7. Matilda  

    Turn bull thinks only of himself.
    Old saying:’you’re known by the company you keep’.
    So if he keeps company with an evil, sick minded anti female man like that, heaven help us!
    There’s always been just ‘something’ about Turnbull I just can’t quite take to.

    Think LNP just lost MORE votes!

  8. penny  

    I have voted for liberal for 30 yrs, no more…….Turnbull does not have our interest at heart, just looking for more votes from the muslim commuity. You should have done your research because i predict you are going to lose a lot of votes after this mess.

  9. Allison  

    Turnbull’s minions’ didn’t heed either ‘SNAFU’, or more importantly, the ‘7 ‘P’ Principle!
    And Turnbull didn’t check the invitee list, which is HIS job to do!
    AND he obviously didn’t get Lucy to check it either! Dumb!

    As yet, we’re NOT as Islamic country, & please God, never will be, but that’s not stopping this miserable fail of a PM to ‘brown-nose’ for votes from muzzies. .

    Shame on LNP, & Turnbull!

    Enjoy ‘dinner” with whomsoever you want now,
    as you WON’T be PM come about 10:00pm, 2 July, as REAL Aussies are fed-up to the back teeth with your snivelling ways!
    You’ve NEVER known, or ever will know, what it’s like to be poor, or a Pensioner, like many, many Aussies are currently!

    Stupid LNP got rid of a better-charactered man in Tony Aboott. More fool them. They lost the Election, the moment they did THAT!

    Fools, & incompetents!

    • “A better charactered man in Tony Abbott”? You ARE talking about the man who threatened a woman with assault in his University days? Who made a speech about “the women of Australia at home doing the ironing”? Who was brutally dismissive of a man who was dying of Mesothelioma?Who won’t show us that he has given up his British citizenship? Who has made many sexist remarks to/and about females? Are we thinking about the same Tony Abbott?

    • Robyn  

      Malcolm Turnbull’s staff should have checked the backgrounds of the invitees – that’s their job – to attend to the nitty gritty of organisation.
      So you won’t vote for his government to be returned? I think that’s called ‘shooting yourself in the foot! The alternative government will allow a great deal more Muslim immigration (particularly if they hitch up with the bleeding heart Greens). They will also garner votes by promising to spends, spend, spend and send us back to the bad old days of the Rudd-Gillard rule. FYI, Turnbull came from a working class background and is a self-made man. He was not born rich. I would rather have an astute business man in charge of the country than a union hack.

  10. Clarice  

    ‘ If you want to make peace with your enemy you need to make friends with him’ once quoted by a very insightful man, who was very badly treated by his so called enemy…… NELSON MANDELA
    Do you not think Malcolm Turnbill was not trying his best to break down our differences and do you not think that it it was very hard thing for him to do? I admire his guts!

  11. Pamela  

    If his dinner guests can’t be vetted, how can 12,000 so-called ‘refugees’ be vetted?

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