I usually stay out of these things but I noticed a few posts regarding pro Asad march here in Sydney so I thought I should balance things out and show how many Australian muslims are in fact anti Asad
Protesters in Sydney have called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria during a festival to mark the end of Ramadan.
Flag-waving, protesters at Sydney's Lakemba Mosque chanted and cried about the
thousands that have been killed in the 17-month uprising in Syria.President of the Lebanese Muslim Association, Samier Dandan, called for the end of president Bashar al-Assad's rule.
"People have been suffering under the tyranny of an oppressive regime for over half a century," he said.
"We must take note of the actions taken by Australians and the Australian
Government and we hope that they continue on this path of support of the
people of Syria."Mr Dandan also highlighted the suffering of the
Rohingya in Burma, telling the thousands congregated at the mosque that
Burma's Muslim minority continues to be persecuted.Earlier, New
South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell was at the mosque where thousands of
Australian Muslims were celebrating the Feast of Eid.Mr O'Farrell joined thousands of worshippers marking Eid, which is the festival to mark the end of Ramadan.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast for 30 days during daylight hours.
A street in Lakemba has been closed to cater for the thousands of people
who have gathered to pray and hear a special message from the Imam.
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