From ABC: January 18, 2007
SHEIKH'S MARTYR, PIG COMMENTS CONDEMNED
The Muslim community has moved to distance itself from comments made by a Sydney cleric calling for children to be encouraged to die as Muslim martyrs.
The head of the Global Islam Youth Centre, Sheikh Feiz Mohammed, has also referred to Jewish people as "pigs", in a video of one of his lectures.
The DVDs were reportedly found being sold by children outside a mosque in Britain.
Islamic Friendship Association spokesman Kaysar Trad says the comments do not reflect the sentiments of the wider Muslim community.
"As a community, it is quite disconcerting for us that these comments are found from time to time and they're broadcast all over the news," he said.
"They certainly give the public an erroneous impression about Islam and Muslims."
Acting Attorney-General Kevin Andrews has condemned Sheikh Mohammed's comments.
"The importation of hatred in Australia is unacceptable," he said.
"It's offensive to the Australian people, it's reprehensible.
"It's particularly outrageous that certain groups in Australia, such as the Jewish community, have been highlighted in these comments, and we condemn the comments."