Thursday, April 05, 2007

Jamaican Muslim denied entry into Australia over terrorism fears


A Jamaican-born Muslim sheikh linked by United Sates authorities to the 1993 World Trade Cantre bombings has been refused entry to Australia because he posed a security threat.

On Tuesday the Australian government said Sheikh Bilal Philips, a Canadian citizen who lives in Qatar, was barred from entering Australia to speak at an Islamic conference in Melbourne.

Philips was named by the U.S. government as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center that killed six people and injured another 1,000.

He was deported from the U.S. in 2004.

Phillips, who is 50 years old, supports a conservative form of Islam that approves of stoning and public execution for crimes, as well as marriage to young girls.

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