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Australian convert to Islam charged with child porn and terror threat offences

ISLAMIC firebrand Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon, 35, known as Australia’s answer to the UK fanatic Anjem Choudary, appeared in a Sydney court this week on charges of possessing child pornography and making a hoax terrorist threat against the city’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon

According to this report, Siddiq-Conlon – a convert to radical Islam – is accused of posting the threat on the Facebook page of the popular 2Day FM radio program The Kyle and Jackie O show.

Police also allege he viewed child abuse material on the internet using his laptop computer between July last year and his arrest on the night of the Mardi Gras parade.

Siddiq-Conlon has previously come to attention in the media for his outspoken views, particularly his call for Australia to become an Islamic state ruled by sharia law.

He faced Burwood Local Court and was granted bail to re-appear on May 8.

Speaking to reporters outside the court, Siddiq-Conlon said of the alleged threat:

It was just a moment of passion and I didn’t mean it and that’s all.

He denied accessing child pornography from his computer.

Nothing to say on that – of course police believe they have some evidence but you know of course we don’t have any of that stuff.

Prior to Siddiq-Conlon’s court appearance, the editor of Muslim Village, Ahmed Kilani, commented:

As someone who is in regular close contact with leaders of the Australian Muslim community, I strongly emphasise that despite the constant media profile given to him, Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon is not recognised in any capacity as being a leader, Islamic cleric or spokesperson of the Australian Muslim community.

He is rather considered by Australian Muslims to be a self-promoting media-created phenomena, that has no Islamic qualifications, zero credibility and no influence over the affairs of the Australian Muslim community. To use the Australian vernacular, he is a ‘Neville Nobody’.

He added:

Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon, regardless of his guilt or innocence, is a fitting reminder to all of us that not everyone that wears a cleric’s gown, grows a beard and can quote a few phrases from the Quran is an Islamic authority that should be followed and respected.

Hat tip: Bill Murray

26 Responses to “Australian convert to Islam charged with child porn and terror threat offences”

  1. Ciro Galli says:

    You’re kidding right? They marry 9-year-old girls!

  2. Brian Jordan says:

    As Ahmed Kilani says, No True Muslim… Or, alternatively expressed, Siddiq-Conlon’s a Misunderstander of Islam.
    There, no problem after all.

  3. barriejohn says:

    Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon: Manic bird IQ is on hold

    I know we shouldn’t gloat, but I always feel like shouting “Gotcha!” when I read stories like this.

  4. The Woggler says:

    What gives Ahmed Kilani the right to associate the likes of Siddiq-Conlon with us Neville Nobody’s?

  5. Angela_K says:

    So did Ahmed Kilan disown Siddiq-Conlon before or after Conlon was arrested? I bet is was after.

  6. Julious says:

    so, it’s alright to rape children, but it’s an abomination to have consensual sex with adults of the same gender? got it!

  7. Stonyground says:

    The thing that gets me about these kinds of people is that the whole planet isn’t big enough them and any one who is not like them. Why does he want to turn the country that he lives in into an Islamic state? there is a broad variety of Islamic states for him to live in if that is what he wants.

  8. AgentCormac says:

    It isn’t just Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon’s mind that’s unpleasant, that whole hair/beard/grooming thing of his is about as wrong as you can get.

  9. Normand says:

    Re-Angela. Amazing! Stone a woman to death for being responsible for being raped because she “enticed” the men and not a peep from them. But when something like this happens they come out of the woodwork simply because it might reflect badly on them.

  10. barriejohn says:

    I’m waiting for one of the “defenders of faith” to explain to us in simple terms just what the benefits of religion are supposed to be.

  11. Tony says:

    No benefits as such. Do what we tell you, believe what we tell you and perhaps we will leave you alone.

  12. remigius says:

    OT. The debate about Sharia and womens rights at Queen Mary University, London that was recently cancelled due to threats from muslims is now taking place tonight at 7pm.

    It’s ticket only to deter the nutters, though it didn’t stop me getting one.

  13. remigius says:

    I don’t mean I’m a nutter, just that it’s easy to get a ticket.

    Barry, can we have the bloody edit back!

  14. lucy says:

    ‘everyone that wears a cleric’s gown, grows a beard and can quote a few phrases from the Quran is an Islamic authority that should NOT be followed and respected.

  15. Anonymous says:

    “Speaking to reporters outside the court, Siddiq-Conlon said of the alleged threat:

    It was just a moment of passion and I didn’t mean it and that’s all.”

    Suuure you didn’t.

  16. barriejohn says:

    It’s ticket only to deter the nutters, though it didn’t stop me getting one.

    That is without doubt the funniest comment that I’ve read on this site to date. No wonder the edit was removed!

  17. barriejohn says:

    Anonymous: How can you be so cynical? We all go around making threats that we have no intention of carrying out. Happens all the time!

  18. AgentCormac says:

    @ anonymous & barriejohn

    It’s a bit like claiming the 9/11 and 7/7 bombings, as well as the Tailban atrocities referenced in the previous thread, were the work of people who thought their religious zeal was“…just a moment of passion.”

    Yeah, right. This deranged idiot thought about it. He went so far as to publish his dreams and ideas online. But now he thinks his extremism can be forgiven and forgotten by passing it off as a moment of mere fantasy. There’s a very fine line between being passionate about wanting to do something extreme and actually doing it. Look what happened with Anders Behring Breivik in Norway.

    This guy could very well have crossed that line. He needs locking up.

  19. Jim Boomba says:

    @ Stonyground.
    But if he lived in an Islamic state he wouldn’t have easy access to porn,prostitutes and alcohol silly.:)

  20. Newspaniard says:

    @Jim Boomba. No, Jim, in an islamic country he would not have access to child pornography, he’d have access to the children.

  21. Ian says:

    Jim Boomba/Newspaniard

    Any mulsim man who has less than the permitted four wives can avail himself of the get out of prostitution free card.

    It is called Nikah Mut’ah, a fixed-time arrangement between a man and a woman that dissolves once the duration expires.

    See: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/008-temporary-marriage.htm

    In Afganistan many young US soldiers were surprised to be propositioned by older men!! After all as they say women are for children, boys are for pleasure.

    These are the bits they don’t talk about.

  22. barriejohn says:

    I’m not about to take this guy’s advice, though his comments are unusual!

    http://www.gayafghanistan.com/

  23. affan says:

    I dont understand…y do you people hate muslims.
    please read the quran properly..and see the life of prophet muhammad.
    dont go on anyone wording…
    i hope you people understand…
    and sorry for my bad english…

  24. Barry Duke says:

    No-one here hates Muslims, Affan. What we dislike is religion and that, of course, includes Islam, which is a particularly stupid religion. There are many Muslims who have come to this conclusion and have abandoned the faith.