Liberal advisor in Australia sacked after 'anti Prophet, anti-Islamic' web post
Canberra, July 10 (ANI): A liberal advisor in Australia has been sacked for posting anti-Islamic comments online, including a description of the Prophet Muhammad as "the first terrorist of Islam".
Joseph Adams, who worked in the electorate office of Smithfield Liberal Andrew Rohan, had angered some of his 1000 Facebook friends, including 15 state government MPs and four ministers, with selected excerpts from the Koran, which he said prove Islam promotes killing, not love.
He was labelled a "bigot" and the "biggest f---ing racist ever" by shocked friends, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
A record of his posts between March 24 and June 17 showed his offensive remarks against Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
"The religious babble you refer to is Islam. There was no war. It was terrorism. Muhammad was the first terrorist in the name of Islam," he wrote.
"Why are you getting upset? I'm not the one who is teaching others to kill in the name of Islam. Mohommed is not my hero," he wrote.
"If you leave Islam it is HALAL for you to be EXECUTED. Lol. No wonder people are afraid to leave Islam," he added.
Adams, who identifies himself as an Australian of Assyrian Christian descent, said that he was not "thinking politically" when he made the remarks.
"'What I did was a mistake, I did not think it would be used for political purposes. In my mind I was living in a free society where we value free speech. Why should religion be a taboo subject?" he said.
A government spokesman has said that Adam's comments were totally inappropriate and the staff member has already been terminated. (ANI)
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