01 August 2011

Extremists Lure Young Minds

Extremists Lure Young Minds, by Justin Norrie (The Sun-Herald, 31 July 2011, p. 18)

MANY Turkish-Australians were stunned to hear that one of their own was allegedly involved in an attack on a Muslim convert. Tolga Cifci, 20, was one of three men charged this month over the attack on Christian Martinez, who was allegedly lashed 40 times with an electric cable as a religious punishment under sharia for drinking alcohol. The Sun-Herald understands that Mr Cifci's father, a successful local businessman, became concerned last year when his son fell under the influence of hardliners who had recently arrived in the area.
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