7 September 2016
The Islamic Council of Victoria calls for calm in the wake of DAESH threats on Australian targets and warns that over-sensationalising the threat will only fuel Islamophobia.
Kuranda Seyit, Secretary of the ICV, said today, “We commend the Australian and Victorian governments’ efforts in condemning Daesh threats against Australia. However, these are not new. Daesh have made similar threats in the past and nothing has come of it, we need to remain vigilant, and let the police do their job, unfortunately hyping this up as a major news story only emboldens Daesh and feeds into the Islamophobic narrative.”
The ICV will continue to monitor the rise in anti-Islamic incidents and work with its constituents to protect and maintain Victoria’s social cohesion.
For further information or media inquiries contact ICV media spokesperson Kuranda Seyit: 0412 318 045 / email@example.com