There was a call to arms over the weekend that is, in any terms, truly frightening.
It came from a known Islamist who wants to raise an army to impose Sharia law here in Australia.
His message was met by cries of “Takbir... Allahu Akbar!” by his followers at Lakemba in Western Sydney.
"Eventually, we will bounce back and we will reclaim everything that they have taken from us,” Bilal Merhi told the crowd.
Around 200 men and another 50 women and children, behind a curtain at the back, attended the Public Rally held by extremist Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir.