Russo-Australians Confront Muslim Who Vandalised Orthodox Christian Graves in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, Australia

All over the world, Muslims routinely smash the sacred places – including the graves and gravestones – of non-Muslims.   When I first heard the story of this particular act of vandalism – which was very extensive and destructive and focused on Orthodox Christian graves – something about it set my thumbs a-pricking, and I was not very surprised when we eventually discovered that the culprit was a Muslim, one Muhammad Ibrahim.  But as you will see, Australia’s Russian Orthodox citizens were not about to take this insult lying down nor let the vandal slither in and out of court without letting him know *exactly* what they thought of him.

First, however, one of the initial report son the vandalism, which took place in November 2015. (but which was not, to my knowledge, covered at this site at the time – mea culpa!).  If you click and read you will see just how much energy went into destroying the grave markers; there are lots of pictures.

‘Vandals Damage More Than 50 Graves at Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery’.

‘Vandals have damaged more than 50 graves – smashing headstones and breaking ornaments – at a Western Sydney cemetery.

‘Police were called to Rookwood Cemetery on Hawthorne Avenue just before 2 am yesterday and discovered the desecrated graves in the Ukrainian and Greek section of the cemetery near East Street.

‘NSW Police Inspector Sean Gabin condemned the damage, which was estimated to be more than half a miliion dollars.

“I’d have to question the person’s mentality as well as status in society as well as their upbringing”, Insp. Gabin said.  “The lowest common denominator of a human being. I’d call them low grubs.”

‘Insp. Gabin said it appeared the vandals had pushed over the gravestones or used tools to remove them from bases.

‘He said more than one person was responsible for the vandalism.

‘Family members were in tears at Rookwood Cemetery yesterday as they surveyed the damage heartless vandals inflicted on their loved ones’ graves…

“Among the graves targeted by the careless offenders was grandfather Allan Petruszenko’s, whose wife of 47 years, Janice, wiped away tears as she stood next to his damaged gravestone yesterday.  “I just can’t believe these kinds of people exist,” Mrs Petruszenko said. “We were driving here, praying it wasn’t his [that was damaged[, but then you don’t want it to be anyone else’s either.  This is supposed to be a place of respect.  It’s just terrible.”

‘Mr Petruszenko’s sister Zena Brookfield also visited the cemetery to inspect the damage to her brother’s grave, as well as several other relatives buried nearby.

You just wonder what kind of mental state these people must have been in”, she said.  “What joy could they possibly get out of destroying this?”

Well, given that the vandals turned out to be a pair of Mohammedans, those of us who know something of the Mind of Islam might be able to answer her. – CM

‘Police spoke to two men who were leaving the cemetery when officers arrived.  In a search of the men’s car, police allegedly found packets of substances, believed to be illicit drugs.  The men, 23 and 25, were taken to Auburn Police Station, but were released without charge as police continue to investigate…”.

One of the ‘men’, however, was re-arrested only a little while later, and lo and behold, he was a Mohammedan.  His lawyer, of course, argued that he was such a lovely fellow…

‘Muhammad Ibrahim Accused Cemetery Vandal An Upstanding Citizen, Lawyer Says’.

The lawyer, however, is also a Mohammedan, so his definition of what constitutes a fine upstanding citizen might not be quite the same as that normally used by Infidels. – CM

‘The lawyer for a man accused of destroying more than 50 gravesites at Rookwood cemetery maintains his client would never commit such a vile act, describing him as an upstanding citizen who had helped retrieve the body of a “little girl” during the devastating Queensland floods.

So?  That much-touted party of Muslims who went to the flood zone in Queensland to offer ‘help’ were just engaging in a spot of PR.  And quite possibly secretly enjoying scenes of destruction visited upon the Kuffar by a natural disaster that they – the Mohammedans – would interpret as punishment from ‘allah’. – CM

‘Muhammad Ibrahim is accused of illegally entering the cemetery early on November 27 and damaging lights, flowers and headstones in the Ukrainian and Greek sections.  

‘Mr Ibrahim and a 23 year old man were arrested leaving the southwest Sydney site but werre released without charge.  The Lakemba resident was again arrested on Tuesday and refused bail.

Hmm.  Sounds like the cops were pretty sure of their man. – CM

‘In a brief appearance at Burwood Local Court yesterday the 25 year old pleaded not guilty to charges of destroying property greater than $15,000 and supply of a prohibited drug.  He lodged guilty pleas for unlawfully entering enclosed lands as well as two traffic offences (sounds like the cops were throwing the book at him – CM) and was granted bail by Magistrate Gary Still – despite a formal objection by police prosecutors.

‘Mr Ibrahim’s lawyer Eidan Havas told the court his client travelled interstate in 2010 (that is, five years earlier; but what has he been up to since? – CM) with the “honourable Mufti” to help during the Queensland floods, where he pulled the body of a little girl from floodwaters.

‘Outside court, Mr Havas denied his client had taken part in the incident..”.

And now we come to the trial, held in March this year, and to our Russian Orthodox protesters, making sure that the Mohammedan Mob are put on notice for their bad behaviour. As reported by Nick Ralston for the Sydney Morning Herald on March 24 2016.

‘Cossacks Confront Man Accused of Destroying Orthodox Graves at Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery’.

‘Members of Sydney’s Russian Orthodox community made a showing at Burwood Court House on Thursday, where a man appeared charged with vandalising graves.

Where a Muslim man appeared, charged with vandalising Christian graves. – CM

‘It is one way to get noticed – fronting up to a Sydney court-house dressed in military uniforms saying you’ve brought a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

‘So on Thursday four members of Sydney’s Cossack community, dressed in military garb, went to Bruwood Local Court to confront a man (that is, a Muslim man – CM) accused of destroying 50 Orthodox Christian graves at Sydney’s Rookwood cemetery.

‘It was a move, the Russian nationalists said, to show their community is strong and they won’t tolerate such cowardly acts.

“We want to make our presence here clear, our community doesn’t tolerate this”, one of the men, dressed in green military fatigues with Russian military patches. “We want people to understand that the Russian community is a strong community, and we won’t have our heads in the sand.”

Strictly speaking, so far as I have been able to find out, the graves that were damaged were not exclusively “Russian”; it is more correct to say that they were Orthodox Christian, from a variety of ethnicities or nationalities, including Serb and Ukrainian as well as Russian. There appears to have been an earlier but similar act of vandalism – in December 2014 rather than in November 2015 – that targeted the same area and was reported as damaging “Russian Orthodox and Serbian Orthodox” graves. – CM

Muhammad Ibrahim is one of two accused of causing up to $500 000 worth of damage to the graves in November last year (i.e. 2015).  

Half a million dollars’ worth of damage is not trivial.  It takes time and effort and concentrated malice to achieve. – CM

‘The four men confronted Mr Ibrahim on his way into court, where he pleaded not guilty, and then again as he left.  

‘The four chased Mr Ibrahim down the street, telling him he was “a coward”, to “fight the living not the dead”, and that “Putin says hello”.

‘There was a small amount of pushing, shoving and shouting, but Mr Ibrahim managed to get away largely without incident.

“We are very pleased that police made arrests, because in previous times no arrests were made”, the Cossack group’s spokesman said. 

This seems to be a reference to the 2014 incident. – CM

“If anybody out there is ever thinking of vandalising our graves, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, this is a stern warning: do not vandalise them.”

Might be an idea for the leaders of the Orthodox community to have a very quiet private chat with whoever is in charge of the cemetery, and with the police, re. discreetly setting up concealed CCTV cameras – including infra-red for night vision – and motion detectors, such as one uses for wildlife photography.  And organise regular random patrols or ‘stake-outs’ of the area, given that it seems to be attracting the destroyers.  Then maybe next time they’ll catch the vandals in the act. – CM

“It’s a very cowardly act, come and talk to us if you have a problem, but don’t vandalise our graves.”

‘Police allege that they stopped Mr Ibrahim and another man, aged 23, as they were leaving the cemetery having damaged more than 50 grave sites.

‘When officers searched the vehicle the pair were in, they also allegedly found illicit drugs.

‘Mr Ibrahim will return to Burwood Local Court later this year.”

Watch this space. 

A few more details in the “Telegraph” story on the court appearance and Cossack demonstration, as provided by reporter Sarah Crawford. 

‘You’re a Coward: Cossacks Confront Man Accused of Destroying Fifty Orthodox Russian Graves”.

‘Angry Russian patriots dressed in military clothing confronted a man accused of destroying more than 50 Orthodox Christian graves outside court on Thursday morning.

‘They shouted “You’re a coward!” as he hurried away down the street.

‘Muhammad Ibrahim had just pleaded not guilty in Burwood Local Court to destroying the graves in the Christian Orthodox section of Rookwood Cemetery on November 27 last year.

‘Several members of the Zabaikal Cossacks Australia surrounded Ibrahim and a couple of his supporters as they left the court-house around 11.30 am.

If you click on the link and look at the pictures accompanying the news story you will see among them a picture of Muhammad Ibrahim…who is sporting the ‘jihad beard’, with shaven upper lip. – CM

‘After several seconds of pushing and shouting, the group let Ibrahim and his supporters leave, but followed them down the street, shouting at the hooded 25 year old to “show his face…”.

‘A spokesman for the Zabaikal Cossacks Australia said the historical enthusiasts had repaired “whole rows” of Russian Orthodox graves.

“We are Russians, we are very strong in traditions, we are not a community that is weak”, he said. “We are here to express support for Russia and we want to support the Australian police in apprehending this man.”

‘The matter will return to Burwood Local Court at a later date.’

We shall await developments.  I’d llike to know the name of the second man.  One hopes that any other Muslims in Sydney who might be harbouring ambitions of going to places like Rookwood – all those hated crosses, row upon row! all those angels and other statues!  – to indulge in a little sharia-compliant destruction of Infidel symbols might be reconsidering, after the Cossacks have let it be known that they are on the watch. – CM


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