A leader of the mosque that 15-year-old gunman Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammad visited before shooting a police accountant has lashed out at members of the media, as the place of worship hands over a month’s worth of security footage to police.
Neil El-Kadomi, the head of Parramatta Mosque, on Marsden Street, kicked a cameraman from Nine News as he was being questioned and photographed outside the mosque on Monday. Mr El-Kadomi, who denied any association with the teenage killer, appeared to be having a verbal altercation with the cameraman when he lifted his right leg and kicked him.
A NSW police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that there have been no formal complaints lodged in relation to the incident
Mr El-Kadomi was questioned about his affiliation with Jabar- who was gunned down by police during a shoot out on Friday – after it was reported the ‘radicalised’ youth had visited the mosque to change into a black robe just before he stormed Parramatta’s police headquarters.
On Sunday, Mr El-Kadomi denied he knew ‘the boy’ and claimed the teen was an infrequent visitor at the mosque, The Age reported. ‘He died and his secret died with him. I don’t know if it’s terrorism. What the boy’s motive is we don’t know,’ chairman of the Parramatta Mosque, Neil El-Kadomi said. ‘We are Australian and we live in Australia. The mosque has no link to the crime. The community is very shocked by what happened,’
The mosque, located only a few blocks from where the fatal shooting took place, was raided on Sunday morning ‘with the full support’ of community leaders, a NSW police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.