Muslim community split in response to violence committed in name of Islam
The murder of Curtis Cheng has provoked soul-searching within the Muslim community about the best way to respond
Swarthy bearded men or women in headscarves are a rare sight on Australian television screens — until tragedies such as the shooting of Curtis Cheng last Friday.
Usually, Sydney doctor Jamal Rifi is among the first to speak out. "It is alien," he says of Cheng's murder. "Totally against the teachings of Islam."
Rifi has delivered that message all week across television and radio, and in an op-ed in Sydney's Daily Telegraph calling on Muslim parents to take ownership of the problem.
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