Ugly fall-out after Sydney riots

THE fall-out of violent rioting in Sydney on the weekend has turned almost as ugly as the behaviour of the protesters.

Politicians and Islamic leaders from around the country have been quick to condemn the violent clashes which stemmed from an anti-Islamic video posted online in the US.

One man has been charged and refused bail in court and detectives from Strike Force MacAllister have vowed to make further arrests.

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione called for calm on Monday, urging the community to allow police to bring those responsible to justice and warning against the kind of racially fuelled violence which sparked the notorious Cronulla riots.

Confronting images of children holding signs which read "behead all those who insult the prophet" have been used to promote hate campaigns on social networking sites.

As the images went viral on Monday the public's attention was turned to the actions of another child in Sydney's west.

Excerpts from a speech made by an eight-year-old girl at the Muslims Rise conference near Bankstown quote her as urging the 600 strong crowd to return to devote themselves to the Jihad.

According to The Australian newspaper, the girl named Ruqaya said "My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, as the world gathers against the believers in Syria ... seeking to hijack our sincere and blessed uprisings, children in Sydney would like to send their message of hope and support to the Muslims of (Syria), especially to the children and mother".

"These uprisings have demonstrated that this umma is alive and well, her love is for jihad, she is unshackled herself from the fear which she held, and she yearns to once again live under the banner of (the Islamic state).

Dawson MP George Christensen accused violent protestors of insulting "their own religion" and called on the NSW justice system to jail those prosecuted for taking part.

He said there was no place for violence in a religion which promoted peace and suggested (the prophet) Mohammed would be "turning in his grave".

"Whether it is a protest by unions, farmers, or those against the carbon tax, Australians have a right to express their opinion but they do not have the right to be violent or to incite violence," he said.

"The New South Wales authorities need to now bring to justice all violent perpetrators.

"If any of the violent protesters are non-citizens, they should be deported immediately."

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