Neil El-Kadomi, chairman of the Parramatta Mosque
Neil El-Kadomi, chairman of the Parramatta Mosque kicked a cameraman from Nine News yesterday when he was being questioned and photographed outside his mosque. He denied any association with the 15 year old boy who murdered Curtis Cheng on Friday afternoon.
Detectives are about to review a month's worth of security footage from the mosque after Hizb ut-Tahrir denied claims that one of their imams who gave a speech on Friday, was part of the Islamic organization.
Mr El-Kadomi denied he knew the boy and claimed the teen was an infrequent visitor at the mosque. "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" he 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."
This morning, police arrested a student on his way to Arthur Phillip High School, the same school attended by the 15 year old who shot and killed Curtis Cheng.
Police wanted to question him about alleged posts on social media but when the boy threatened and tried to intimidate them, he was handcuffed and taken to Parramatta Police Station.