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04 November 2011

Outrage as Muslim extremist Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon's website attacks dead Diggers

121920-ibrahim-siddiq-conlon.jpgFEDERAL police are investigating a heartless website campaign by a Muslim extremist desecrating the memory of fallen soldiers.

As the bodies of three Diggers killed by a rogue Afghan soldier began their journey home this week, radical Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon caused outrage among grieving families by launching a cruel Facebook page attacking the men.

The controversial site - The Australian Defence Force: The Real Terrorists - listed the 32 Australians who have died in Afghanistan and accused them of being terrorists.

The site was removed after the ADF received complaints and notified the Australian Federal Police and Facebook.

The AFP was evaluating the material on the site to assess whether a criminal offence had been committed.


The unapologetic Muslim convert, who received death threats soon after creating the site, has continued to trash dead Diggers by posting hate-fuelled messages on other Facebook pages.

"May they rot in hell," he wrote in one message.

Gunned down by the hand of evil

In another posting he wrote: "I hope I got your blood boiling. That's what I like. It's my hobby. My fun. My pleasure."

Australian-born Mr Siddiq-Conlon, formerly known as Shannon James Conlon, also labelled his grandfathers terrorists because of their service for the Australian Army in Kokoda and the Middle East. He has said he was proud of being referred to as an "extremist" and "terrorist supporter".

Yesterday the outraged father of Greg Sher, killed in a 2009 Taliban attack, said he was devastated.

"Our soldiers are defenders and protectors, unlike many in other countries who are invaders," Felix Sher said.

"The greatest freedom in Australia is that you can leave it when you like - and Mr Siddiq-Conlon should exercise that as soon as possible. When you start preaching hate who needs you around?"

Mr Siddiq-Conlon, who has a masters degree in architecture, converted to Islam while a student.

He refused to back down yesterday over the website.

He said it was created to "spark a debate" about bringing the troops home from Afghanistan.


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