An Islamic funeral director who went on a bizarre rant about Muslims drinking and having sex made an earlier video with a father whose boy died in a classroom tragedy.
Ahmad Hraichie, who conducts ceremonies for the Lebanese Muslim Association, made a video on New Year’s Eve which has been viewed 689,000 times online.
In the clip, filmed near western Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery, he tells Muslims to avoid drinking alcohol or having sex outside of marriage as he wheels a corpse in a body bag into a fridge.
‘This is where we are all going to spend to spend our New Year’s party if we die on New Year’s Eve – in a fridge, in a fridge where the brothers and sisters have now have probably got their drinks all in the fridges and their snacks,’ he said.
In November, Mr Hraichie filmed a message of forgiveness from the father of a nine-old-boy, who was killed when a four-wheel drive crashed into his classroom at Greenacre, in Sydney’s west.
Mr Hraichie, a former undertaker at Rookwood cemetery, drove the hearse carrying the body of Jihad Darwiche – one of two boys killed when a Toyota Kluger slammed into the Banksia Road Primary School.
During that trip in the hearse, he videoed a conversation with Jihad’s grieving father, Raed, agreeing that forgiveness was ‘the way a proper Muslim acts in a time of calamity and tribulation’.
Ahmad Hraichie (right) made a video with Raed Darwiche who son, 9, died in a school accident
He told Daily Mail Australia his latest video, filmed in a funeral parlour, was designed to highlight to Muslims the perils of sin.
‘Committing adultery in Islam and many other religions is seen as a wrong act,’ he said. ‘It should be kept for marriage.’
‘Drinking, well I know of Muslims that drink and that’s their bad. We are all not perfect.
‘It’s not a perfect world. We all make mistakes. The best of us are the ones who correct there errors and be of good benefit to one another as humans.’
The Lebanese Muslim Association funeral director filmed a message of forgiveness
Rookwood Cemetery undertaker Ahmad Hraichie ranted about Muslims having sex outside of marriage as he put a dead body into a fridge
On New Year’s Eve, attending to a dead body near the Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney’s west, Mr Hraichie railed against Muslims who had sex outside of marriage with another Muslim.
‘We’re going to put our brother in the fridge.
‘That could have been me. That could have been you. That could have been anybody. I say this with my heart: this brother was alive now he’s not.
‘I could be next, you could be next.
‘Beware of what youse do tonight. Anyone who’s going to do anything that goes against our religion of Islam – drinking, fornication, Zina – look at this man and this is an example Allah has given us.
‘Stop it. Stop it before it’s too late.’
The Muslim undertaker warned Muslims against the evils of celebrating New Year’s Eve
Ahmad Hraichie denounced Muslims who drank alcohol or had sex as he wheeled a dead body
He also called on Muslims to avoid celebrating New Year’s Eve with non-believers who drank alcohol.
‘Any other day is alright but not tonight because tonight we know what goes on.’
Mr Hraichie, who is also a body builder, told Daily Mail Australia he made the video to remind Muslim youths to ‘uphold their faith’ and enjoy the fireworks away from the party temptations.
‘Like all true Christians or Jews who abstain from sex before marriage and drinking alcohol, it’s a reminder to stay steadfast in life and honest and true no matter what religion you are,’ he said.
Ahmad Hraichie, who is also a body builder, is urging Muslim youth to avoid alcohol altogether
‘My point is to our youth who lose their ways when they go all crazy partying.
‘What begins with one drink ends up with drink driving and all other problems.’
He slammed the Muslim fundamentalist Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association, which has called for Muslims to avoid non-Muslim activities altogether, adding he had no problem with Christmas decorations or New Year’s Eve fireworks.
‘They are extreme and there is no place for extremist clowns in Australians society,’ he said. ‘Everyone is entitled to worship what they want.
‘I actually enjoy seeing houses decorated and the holiday season.
‘Nothing wrong with fireworks. I actually watched them from the TV. Best view.’
Amad Hraichie drove the Ford LTD hearse containing the late Jihad Darwiche, who was only 9
While Hraichie criticises Islamist extremist groups, his estranged 20-year-old son Bourhan, an Islamic State sympathiser, is serving time inside Goulburn Supermax, Australia’s highest-security prison.
During his initial sentence at Kempsey prison, Bourhan was charged with carving the Islamic State slogan ‘e4e’, or ‘an eye for an eye’, into a fellow inmate’s forehead in April 2016.
Bourhan also threatened to behead New South Wales prisons boss Peter Severin.
During his career Ahmad Hraichie has buried underworld figures.
He grew up in Penshurst, in Sydney’s south, alongside many men who eventually turned to a life of crime, including ex-Comanchero bikie boss Mick Hawi.
Ahmad Hraichie’s son, Bourhan Hraichie, was charged with carving Islamic State slogans into the head of former Australian Army reservist Micheal O’Keefe in April 2016, when they shared a jail cell in Kempsey