The Muslim organisation that claimed immunity from Australian law, has reportedly been ordered to knock down its illegal compound and stop using the land for religious worship.
According to the Daily Mail, the Land and Environment Court found the sect had undertaken land clearing and earthworks in breach of planning laws and had built structures without approval.
The organisation previously refused access to council officers, reportedly calling them ‘Crusaders’ and an affront to Islam. Founder Mustapha Kara-Ali also refused to appear in court because “he did not recognise its authority.”
“It is against our religion to be subject to any other religion,” Kara-Ali said. “Because of the religious symbolism of the court, that contradicts with my religion. For my religion to be free I can’t be dictated by another religion.”
They Islamic group now have 28-days to demolish their site.