Muslim man in Australia accused of 'Sharia assault' called Osama 'soldier of God'
Sydney, July 21 (ANI): A Muslim man in Australia, one of four people who allegedly lashed a Sydney man 40 times under the name of Muslim Sharia law, once called Osama bin Laden a 'soldier of God'
According to the police, Wassim Fayad, 43, participated in the brutal flogging of the man to impose his religious beliefs and his standing in the Islamic community, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Fayad, a father of six, works part time at the Bukhari House Islamic Bookstore in Auburn and was reported in May as saying Osama was a soldier of God who 'died a martyr and is now in paradise'.
He is a follower of the controversial Sydney-born imam Sheikh Feiz Mohammad and a regular attendee of the prayer hall attached to the bookshop, which recently was bought by the Auburn branch of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah (ASWJ Auburn), which supports Sheikh Feiz.
Fayad was one of four men who allegedly broke into the Silverwater townhouse of Christian Martinez, 31, held him down and whipped him repeatedly with a cable, allegedly as sharia punishment for drinking alcohol.
The Muslim community, however, claimed unpaid debts, not alcohol, to be the reason behind Martinez's assault.
Fayad is due to be released from Silverwater correctional centre today after being granted strict conditional bail in Burwood Local Court. (ANI)
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