Muslims call for ‘radical’ radio station to be closed

Australia’s peak Islamic group has warned that the radio licence of the Sydney-based Muslim station 2MFM, which has been accused of links to a ”radical cult”, should not be renewed because it is promoting ”sectarian fringe views”.

The licence for 2MFM is due for renewal in May but even one of its founders, who wrote the station’s last renewal application in 2005, has distanced himself from the group, which is associated with the Islamic Charity Projects Association that is in turn linked with the controversial Muslim group known as Al-Ahbash.

Al-Ahbash was founded in Lebanon in the 1950s by an Ethiopian cleric. Its critics have said it is a fringe cult organisation and violent, claims the group has always denied.

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