Thursday, May 12, 2005

Mufti tells Downer to be more less helpful

Comments by Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer on Al-Jazeera may hinder efforts to free Australian hostage Douglas Wood, Australia's Islamic spiritual leader has warned.

Sheik Taj Aldin Alhilali told SBS radio last night that it would be helpful if Mr Downer did not make comments to the media.

Downer to Al Ja zeera;

"You know, killing people and hurting people - it's just not going to help Iraq"
Al Ja Zeera to Downer;
Why, then, isn't there a light at the end of the tunnel and the coalition forces determining a date for that departure and maybe that would help pacify the situation?
And now, taking the advice of mufti Sheik Taj Aldin, I'll refrain from further comment (not easy).


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