September 18, 2014
Australia Continues Week Long Terrorist Sweep Disrupting Plot to Behead Random Aussie in Public
In a copycat plot of Michael Adebolajo's brutal murder of Lee Rigby in the streets of the UK, sSome Australian misunderstanderers of Islam planned to behead a random Australian in the street. They wanted to take revenge for Australia's humanitarian assistance in Iraq and carrying out ISIS' threat to make US allies pay for US bombing and assistance to the enemies of ISIS.
AP via Yahoo: SYDNEY (AP) — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They detained 15 people and raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney, though nine of those brought in were freed before the day was over.The plot was hatched over the phone with a high level Australian ISIS member pleading with supporters to carry out attacks on Australian soil.
Abbott was asked about reports that the detainees were planning to behead a random person in Sydney.
Psychological warfare! As if that is something they won't do.
September 09, 2013
Congratulations to Australia for Electing Conservative Government
You might have missed this, but Australia just elected a new government headed by a truly conservative PM. How conservative is this guy? I was searching for news and found this picture of the new Prime Minister Tony Abbot (center) pictured next to .... Mark Steyn.
How cool is that?
He won running as an outspoken conservative in a country with compulsory election laws (yes, they make low information voters go to the polls) and by a landslide.
I think some of our politicians in the US could learn a thing or two. Here's some commentary from a British Tory sick and tired of the current Cameron government's wishy-washy, milquetoast toast, "moderate" style of governing:
As head of the Liberal/National coalition, he unseated a Labor government which had been in power since 2007. But here's the rub: Mr Abbott stands for all the things which, in this country, the Cameroons repeatedly claimed would make the Conservative Party unelectable.And on Syria?
An Oxford-educated devotee of the late Lady Thatcher, Mr Abbott wants to cut taxes and is against gay marriage, thinks man-made global warming theory is bunkum, wants to reduce immigration, and intends to end increases in overseas aid.
For unlike President Obama and Mr Cameron, the new Australian PM understands that, in Syria, the alternative to the bad guys may be even worse guys.Anyway, congrats to The Realist of Queensland and to any of our other Aussie readers.
July 18, 2013
Gang Rapist in Australia Pleads the "She Wasn't Wearing a Headscarf" Defense
Remember that movie where Jodie Foster was like totally asking for it when she wasn't wearing a headscarf? You know the one, she was all like slutty and stuff. Just flaunting it. What did she expect for not wearing a headscarf? You knew she wanted it.
You know the movie. It was called Contact.
A slutty pic of Jodie Foster's from Contact.
"[TW] said no but I go ahead with it because I believe that at the time I commit these offences, I believe that she was promiscuous …" he said. "She don't know us, I don't know her, like she was not related to us and she was not wearing any purdah … like she was not … covered her face, she was not wearing any headscarf and she started drinking with us and she was singing.And if that wasn't bad enough, get this:
He said it was only now, since he had gained a "better understanding of Australian culture", that he knew the rapes were wrong.I just want to clarify something here. He's making a "cultural defense" argument. He's not trying to get out of going to jail, just trying to have his "culture" used as mitigation in sentencing.
Le't forego the argument about the merits of such a defense.
What does his defense say about Pakistani culture? And what does it say about his understanding of rape being bad as not empirically bad, but only bad because it goes against Australian culture?
I think that he's making a clear argument for the former if the record of the trial is to be believed: In Pakistan we were never taught that rape was bad. Chicks who drank and who didn't cover their heads were either asking for it -- which makes it not rape at all -- or got what they deserved (rape as a form of punishment).
But what about that second question? Does he now believe that the Pakistani norm of rape is bad because he believes rape is bad? Or does he believe he must act as if rape is bad simply because he's now in Australia?
You know: when in Rome.
I'm not sure the transcript clarifies which it is. But either way, I think it's yet another indication of what we've always know about Paksitan: it is a stinking sh*thole that the world would be better off without.
Oh, and my apologies to stinking shi*tholes for the comparison.
June 03, 2013
Australian University Censors Speech Offensive to Islam, Threatens Students
June 3, 2013 - NEW YORK - Australian National University (ANU) administrators have given student board members and authors of the school's newspaper Woroni an ultimatum: retract a recently published infographic satirizing Islam or face disciplinary proceedings that could include expulsion. Not surprisingly, the students responded to the school's threat by removing the image from the Internet, having already published an apology to "any readers who felt victimised, while stressing that the piece was intended to be satirical."If you thought the above couldn't happen here, think again: US Attorney: Anti-Muslim Postings on Social Media May Be a Federal Crime.
The infographic was the fifth in a student-produced series that satirized aspects of different religions, preceded by installments on Catholicism, Scientology, Mormonism, and Judaism. Only the piece on Islam drew university censorship, following a complaint by the International Students Department. According to ANU vice-chancellor Ian Young, the Chancelry (administration) "felt [the piece] actually breached the rules of the university in terms of student conduct and . . . breached the rules of at least the Australian Press Council principles to which Woroni abides." Young denied that the censorship was an attack on freedom of speech and asserted that previous cartoons on other major religions were permissible because they did not attract formal complaints.
The implications of this are troubling: the Chancelry has effectively endorsed a policy of selectively restricting speech deemed offensive to Islam, and Islam alone.
May 31, 2013
Australian Islamist: Pentagon a Legit Target; Muslim Blood More Dear than That of Western Victims
January 13, 2013
Mufti of Australia Ibrahim Salem: "The West Produces Lies As Much as It Produces Technology"...
January 11, 2013
Australian 'Sheikh Musa Cerantonio'..
Convert to Islam spreading terrorist propaganda in Australia via this JihadTuber, for instance:
h/t mujahid wannabe Steeds of War
December 28, 2012
Mufti Of Australia, Delegation Hearts Hamas
Australia, you have a problem:
This is the correct one:
Reporter: "Delegations of solidarity continue to arrive in Gaza. An Australian delegation of sheiks and scholars, headed by the Mufti of Australia, Dr. Ibrahim 'Abu Muhammad,' met the [Hamas] prime minister, and expressed their joy at arriving in Gaza."How much you wanna bet the Mufti and Hamas PM have child porn on their computers too?
April 04, 2012
Video: Burqa-Clad Aussie Men Clash With Muslim Man
Via The Blaze [has the backstory]
"Name the race that we are against", exactly!
November 04, 2011
Australian Gaza Flotilla Hits Snag
RT @GFFAusGroup: BREAKING:WE ARE BEING BOARDED PLEASE TELL THE WORLD OF THIS ISRAELI PIRACY #FREEDOMWAVES PLS RTTell you what, how about we laugh our asses off in front of the whole world instead?
August 15, 2011
Aussie Fake Bomb Collar Suspect Arrested ... in US!
Wow, I didn't see this one coming. Apparently someone watches way too much TV:
The FBI has made an arrest in connection with the case involving a teen who was trapped inside her Sydney, Australia home with a fake collar bomb on Aug. 3, CBS News has learned.Kentucky is a long way to go to flee from Australian justice. But not far enough.
The arrest happened earlier Monday in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Australian officials are filing extradition papers.
UPDATE by SH: 50-year-old Paul "Doug" Peters is the name of the suspect.
April 22, 2011
Asylum Seekers, Of Unknown Religious Affiliation, Burn Down Detention Center
Shocked, I tell you. Shocked!
Asylum seekers detained in Australia have reportedly gone on a rampage and burned down much of their immigration detention center in Sydney, in one of the most serious cases of such unrest.
A quarter of the 400 mostly Middle Eastern asylum seekers held at the Villawood Detention Center in the city's west took part in a night-long riot, DPA reported.
Detainees reportedly turned violent after their requests for asylum were turned down.
More than 6,000 people are being held in immigration detention centers in Australia, a coveted destination for asylum seekers from poor and war-torn countries like Afghanistan and Iraq seeking to start a new life.
I usually don't jump to conclusions, but today I say, "Itsda Jooooos".
April 17, 2011
Video: Hizb Ut-Tahir's Uthman Badar on Australian TV
"Trick question"; "democracy you have denounced has given you the very freedom to denounce".
She ownd this beotch.
February 04, 2011
Australia: Queensland Begins Post Cyclone Cleanup - 1 Dead 2 missing
ELIZABETH JACKSON: In North Queensland, one person is dead and another two are missing.Those affected by this are in our thoughts and prayers. Please stay safe.
The cyclone is over, but the storm rages on.
Ex-tropical Cyclone Yasi is still a massive storm that continues to dump heavy rain over north Queensland hampering clean-up efforts.
Around 150,000 Queenslanders are still without power, while crews are still clearing trees that have blocked roads up and down the coast.
Today the Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh are touring the devastated communities.
David Mark reports from Brisbane.
DAVID MARK: It was initially thought Cyclone Yasi unleashed its fury without taking any lives but today comes the news that a 23-year-old man has died at Bambaroo near Ingham. He was asphyxiated by fumes from a diesel generator.
The Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh.
ANNA BLIGH: He was sheltering during the cyclone in a closed room but using a generator for power.[ More]
January 21, 2011
Shariah4Australia on Talk Radio: Time for Shariah
One of the fools from SHARIAH4AUSTRALIA is Muslim convert Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon. He can be heard in the interview below calling for Shariah law in Australia and recounting a wet dream in which Mohammed's mustache tickled his nethers*. Allah Ho Gaybar!!!
*I might have embellished that last part a bit.
January 19, 2011
Ghey Muslim 'Rappers(Nasheed Actually) Google/YouTube Presents Song About Killing Australians
Nasheed/Muslim Hip Hop:
A religiously themed song, much like a song of praise, but usually sung without any musical instruments accompanying the performance. Often background tone is derived from numerous people mimicking instruments by humming in tune..BTW, Emerson Goatly (aka Emerson Begolly aka Goat Lee aka Asudallah Alshishani) 'Nasheed Expert' is ghey according to evidence in Federal Court
So does this not make these 'rappers' (nasheeders [is that even a word?]) bad ghey also? I think so.., evidence doesn't lie...meh
Jihadis love them nasheeds, .word. fool. Google/YouTube real.good.
Update: Hmf..... found the video (dated March 06, 2009):
NSFW - language
Nice going Google/YouTube...will media attention knock this video down? You know like all the media attention over Anwar al-Awlaki? Ooops, my bad. Thousands of videos still available on YouTube of Awlaki
January 18, 2011
Sandcrawler PSA: Thank You Diggers!
While floods are ravaging your country, I would like to thank you for your service and let you know as well as others affected by this disaster are in our thought and prayers.
Artist is Beccy Cole, song is Poster Girl
God Bless all of you!
January 16, 2011
Couple floating on inflatable dolls rescued on Yarra River
All Jawa's are accounted for.......I think
A COUPLE floating down Melbourne's Yarra River on inflatable dolls have been rescued after getting into trouble.
Police say the 19-year-old couple had just passed Pound Bend Tunnel at Warrandyte North when the water became turbulent and the woman lost control of her grip on the doll about 4.30pm (AEDT) on Sunday.
The woman grabbed hold of a tree that was floating in the river.
The man stayed with her and they yelled for help, police say.
A passer-by contacted triple zero and police and SES went to the scene.
A kayaker took life jackets to the pair and the SES attended with a boat and rescued the pair.
They were checked by ambulance officers but did not require medical attention.
Police say the fate of the dolls is unknown
December 13, 2010
Out: Hell's Angels
In: Soldiers of Islam
What me worry?
POLICE have discovered pictures of Osama bin Laden at a Gold Coast home linked to a worrying new bikie gang called Soldiers of Islam, whose members include former Iraqi soldiers.I know what you're thinking .... Islamophobes!
Sources say the gang, comprising young Muslim men who sport "SOI'' tattoos, has sprung up on the Glitter Strip relatively recently.
November 15, 2010
Australia: Oz Man 'Cuts Off Woman's Tongue, Slices Mouth Open
A charge of torture has been laid against a South Australian man, who allegedly cut off his partner's tongue and sliced the sides of her mouth.Update on story here
Mohammed Tasleem Tahir, 21,who appeared in Southport Magistrate's Court on the Gold Coast, faces charges of torture, committing acts intended to maim and disfigure, and causing grievous bodily harm over the weekend attack in Surfers Paradise, reports News.com.au.
September 03, 2010
Australian Imam: Wilders Should be Beheaded
I'm sure he was just explaining things for the infidels, so that when they take over we'll all know how to act.
AMSTERDAM - Nederlandse moslimradicalen zijn opgeroepen om Geert Wilders te onthoofden. De oproep komt van de Australische haatprediker Feiz Muhammad (40), die door geheime diensten wereldwijd wordt bestempeld als een van de belangrijkste jihad-ideologen, een grote inspirator voor Westerse, jonge moslimradicalen.Don't worry he says it in plain English.
Update: More here at Jihad Watch.
July 14, 2010
al-Qaeda figure posing as asylum seeker captured by Indonesia
Curious....who is he and how high up the food chain is he.....and why did he flee the Stans and turn up on the other side of the world.
A captured Afghan man posing as an asylum seeker and en route to Australia reportedly has links to al-Qaeda.Who were the senior Al Qaeda figures he had contacted with that cell phone...
Mohammad Isa was captured by Indonesian authorities in North Sumatra in April with ten other illegal immigrants and has since been held in the Australian-built Tanjun Pinang immigration detention centre on Bintang Island.
The Australian newspaper reports Isa is said to be a doctor who speaks eight languages.
The head of Indonesia's international crimes unit Saud Usman Nasution says the arrest marks the first time an asylum seeker has been linked to potential terrorism.
The provincial head of immigration in North Sumatra, Sahala Pasaribu, has told The Australian they learned from Indonesia's specialist anti-terrorist police squad that at least one mobile phone held by the group of 11 Afghans, had been used to contact senior al-Qaeda figures.
General Nasution has warned that some asylum seekers trying to reach Australia via Indonesia could have terrorist backgrounds.
A drunk man who climbed into a crocodile enclosure in Australia and attempted to ride a 5m (16ft) long crocodile has survived his encounter.
The crocodile, called Fatso, bit the 36-year-old man's leg, tearing chunks of flesh from him as he straddled the reptile.
"If it had been warmer and Fatso was more alert, we would have been dealing with a fatality."
The man staggered back to the pub bleeding heavily.
And he made it back to the bar. Impressive!
July 05, 2010
Aussie Politico: Ban Islamic Extremist Preachers
Not a bad idea if by "ban" he means not letting them into the country. No government should censor its citizens except in the rarest of circumstances, but all governments have a duty to keep the riff-raff out.
Let's see if this goes anywhere. Gut instinct says DOA:
Preachers of Islamic extremism should be barred from Australia, a federal MP says.Thanks to OMGYK Kenny YB.
Michael Johnson, a lower house independent, has also called for a debate on banning the burqa.
May 28, 2010
Push To Let Australian Doctors Mutilate Genitals Of Baby Girls (Updated - No Support For FGM)
The college for Australia's obstetricians and gynaecologists says it does not support the "ritual nicking" of young Muslim girls and anyone suspected of performing such genital mutilation should be reported to authorities.Good, apparently the backing part was misquote.
Dr Ted Weaver, president of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), said media reports suggesting the college would review its policy were the result of a misquote.
He said the issue was likely to be discussed at a meeting next month, triggered by recent announcements made by the American Academy of Pediatrics, but a policy shift was not on the agenda.
"The college does not support - does not - support female genital mutilation, full-stop," Dr Weaver said.
"This ritual nicking, as it has been called, has been put forward as a way of satisfying cultural sensitivities without making a lot of difference to a woman's genitalia but we do not support that either."
Thanks to Mashua Against FGM for the update.
AUSTRALIAN doctors are considering a controversial form of genital mutilation on baby girls.Tell me again how male circumcision is the same...
The practice involving cutting a girl's genitals, sometimes with razors or pieces of glass, could be allowed in a clinical setting to stem illegal backyard procedures which are leaving young girls scarred for life.
The Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians will next month discuss backing "ritual nicks", a modified form of genital mutilation[...]
But experts are divided on whether to allow the practice, given that in some cultures it is used to remove the sexual feelings of women.
Female genital mutilation has been outlawed in Australia since the 1990s but is common among African, Asian and Middle Eastern communities.
This is a older video:
Thanks to Barbarossa
Very disturbing video below fold:
Thanks to Maldives Health for video.
March 24, 2010
Kenya: Ooops, Sorry We Accidentally Released Aussie Al Shabaab Terrorist
Well maybe not accidentally, one of us may have been bribed
Police in Kenya say they have mistakenly released a terror suspect wanted in connection with planned attacks in Australia, though there are rumors that a bribe was paid for his freedom. Three Kenyan police and two businessmen have been arrested in connection.BTW, their are lots of alQaeda linked alShabaab videos in need of a smackdown Smackdown instructions
Hussein Hashi Farah was detained this month by Kenyan authorities after crossing into the country from Uganda at the border town of Busia on an Australian passport. The BBC reports that border police conducting a check on the man found his name on an international terror watch list due to “credible information” linking him to a 2009 terror plot against targets in Australia.
March 01, 2010
Australians Linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
If these guys are linked to Anwar al-Awlaki, the American traitor who helped inspired both the Fort Hood massacre and the failed attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas day, then they are also linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Al-Awlaki, it is said, has moved from a cheerleader role to that of an operational planner:
Security agencies are monitoring the movements of at least 20 Australians who have travelled to Yemen in recent years, including friends and family of the nine men recently convicted and sentenced to up to 28 years in prison for preparing for a terrorist act in Sydney.
Authorities have also monitored mobile phone and email communications between some of them and a Yemeni militant group led by American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who the US claims is a leading recruiter and motivator for al-Qa'ida and its franchise groups.
February 22, 2010
Camel: It's the Other Other White Meat
Alternative title: Camels, they're not just for screwing any more:
Muslims across the country are licking their lips at the thought of utilising a resource that has been overlooked for decades, but was once used to pioneer central Australia.Actually, I'd eat a camel.
An abattoir near Alice Springs is on the verge of signing a contract to supply at least 10 per cent of Australia's Muslim population with halal camel meat....
Pending certification, it's a plan that has the full support of Imam Kafrawi Hamzah from the Alice Springs Mosque.
"Eating camel meat has become popular now," he told AAP.
He said interest in the product would grow even further once halal camel meat was readily available for purchase nationally.
But what's not mentioned in the article is whether or not the camel meat is halal should someone have sex with the camel first. Here's what the Ayatollah Khomeini had to say on the subject:
“A man can have sex with animals such as sheeps, cows, camels and so on. However, he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village; however, selling the meat to the next door village should be fine.” ...I dunno, maybe sodomizing camels is just a Shia thing?
“If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned.”
Hat tip: Kenny Solomon
February 16, 2010
Australia: Justice For Muslim TerroristsAustralia: 5 Muslims Sentenced In Terror Plot
Yesterday, Justice Anthony Whealy sentenced five Muslim terrorists , who conspired to blow up a few objects here and there just to show us the right path to Allah.The terrorist apparently looked around the courtroom and smirked after their sentences were read, via The Australian
Unfortunately for the five wanna-be jihadiis, Khaled Cheikho, Moustafa Cheikho, Mohamed Ali Elomar, Abdul Rakib Hasan, and Mohammed Omar Jamal – the jail terms are rather hefty.
The 44-year-old ringleader of the group received the most severe sentence of 28 years with at least 21 years to be served behind bars.[..]
The jailing of the men was challenged by members of the Muslim community, with cleric Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali saying the case had the "scent of hysteria", and the five had "no connection to acts of terror whatsoever"
THEIR smiles said it all. Moments after judge Anthony Whealy ordered the five Sydney terrorists to serve jail sentences ranging from 23 to 28 years, the men looked calmly around the courtroom and smirked.Sister of one of the terrorists sobbed after the trail...."it isn't fair to our religion"...please spare me the bs muslimah..
If nothing else, their reaction seemed to confirm the judge's assessment that not one of the five had any remorse for plotting violent jihad on Australian soil.
In fact, the judge said, the men seemed to "wear their imprisonment like some kind of badge of honour", seeing it as "a test of their faith and a burden willingly borne as a duty arising from their fundamentalist religious conviction".
Khaled Cheikho Facebook page:
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Comment from Adnan Cheikho:
Supporters of these terrorists Facebook page; Support 5 Innocent Muslim Men Being Accused Of Terrorism In Sydney
Comment from a terrorist supporter there:
Ah, so sad the terrorists lost their case.....Bwahahahahahaha
February 15, 2010
Australia: 5 Muslims Sentenced In Terror Plot
Via FNC who, along with Aussie's, had the audacity to say Muslim
SYDNEY — An Australian court Monday sentenced five Muslim extremists to prison terms of 23 to 28 years after convicting them of preparing for terror attacks on unspecified targets by stockpiling explosive chemicals and firearms.Rehabilitation doesn't work out to well, glad they realize this. Lets hope the Obama administration will get with the program instead of sending GITMO detainees to Yemen for rehab.
Justice Anthony Whealy of the New South Wales Supreme Court said he had little hope that the men, aged 25 to 44, could be rehabilitated, saying they were motivated by "intolerant, inflexible religious conviction" and had shown contempt for the Australian government, its leaders and laws.
The men were found guilty last October on charges linked to preparing for a terrorist act between July 2004 and November 2005. The men — Australian-born or naturalized citizens with Muslim immigrant backgrounds — had all pleaded not guilty to the charges.
January 06, 2010
Australian Newspaper Wins Award
Dishonest reporting award that is...
Via AIM The Dishonest Reporter Award recognises the most skewed and biased coverage of the Mideast conflict. Its 2009 prizewinners hailed from much larger countries, but this year Australia's Al Age got a mention. So hats off to Al Age for punching above its weight in media bias. Here are just some of the heavyweight winners, and nestled amongst them is our very own beloved Age: more...
August 04, 2009
Hizbullah's Al Manor TV Gets Permission To Air In Australia
Hizbullah-sponsored TV network Al-Manar TV has been granted permission to broadcast in Australia, after having been banned on two occasions.Crazy, they are asking for trouble allowing Hizbollah's propaganda to be aired there.
Dr. Colin Rubenstein, executive director of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, said the decision Friday by the Australian Communications & Media Authority that Al-Manar TV did not violate government anti-terror laws was "regrettable, if unsurprising."
"This is because the anti-terrorism standards, as revised last December, are grossly ineffective on the issue of incitement to violence and fundraising for terrorist organizations," Rubenstein said.
"Al-Manar is banned in France, Germany, Spain and the United States. It should also be banned in Australia," he added.
Australia doesn't have Somali alQaeda linked terrorist group al Shabaab listed as a terrorist organization either. Al Shabaab sympathizers are accused of planning the terrorist attack at the Holsworthy Army base.
Australia Names 4 Suspects In Planned Attack On Holsworthy Army Base
The four are Nayaf El Sayed, Saney Aweys, Yacqub Khayre and Abdirahman Ahmed. Apparently they heart alQaeda linked Somali group al Shabaab. They liked using the telephone and kept in touch with each other through text messaging all of which led to their arrest.
Nick Robinson, prosecuting, told the court that the men, named as Nayaf El Sayed, Saney Aweys, Yacqub Khayre and Abdirahman Ahmed, planned to arm themselves and enter the Holsworthy base to try to kill as many soldiers as possible.
"To become self-proclaimed martyrs?" Peter Reardon, the magistrate, asked.
"Yes," Mr Robinson replied.
Text messages uncovered by investigators were read out to the court, including one sent from another suspect on March 24 that read: "Can you give me the address of the Australian A and the name of the train station."
Mr Robinson said another text message had been sent from a pay phone on March 27 giving directions to the Holsworthy base from the train station.
He said that CCTV footage showed that the suspect had "attended" the Holsworthy base on March 28. The man then allegedly sent a text message which read: "I strolled around... it is easy to enter."....
Operation Neath was launched after police intercepted a phone call between an Australian-Lebanese man they had been monitoring, and a Somali living in Melbourne, in which the Lebanese asked for help to travel to Somalia to fight with al-Shabaab, The Australian reported.Extremist views at a local mosque? Well color me surprised - not!
The Lebanese man’s calls had been monitored after he came to the attention of the authorities for espousing extremist views at his local mosque in Melbourne. Over the following months the police became increasingly concerned as the group discussed ways in which they could obtain weaponry and planned to seek a religious ruling supporting an attack on Holsworthy barracks.
Slide show from the Times. Image #8 is a suspect but unfortunately he has covered his face with a paper.
August 03, 2009
Australia: Terrorist Attack On Aussie Army Base Thwarted
Apparently the supposed terror cell was inspired by alQaeda linked al-Shabaab.
The Australian - A PLOT by Islamic extremists in Melbourne to launch a suicide attack on an Australian Army base has been uncovered by national security agencies.Shows how Somalia's terrorist group al-Shabaab can have long reaching consequences, think Minnesota.
Federal and state police, armed with search warrants, swooped on members of the suspected terror cell this morning, as they seek to arrest Australian nationals of Somali and Lebanese background in what will be the second-largest counter-terrorism operation in the nation's history.
The men are expected to be charged with a range of terrorism-related offences.
Authorities believe the group is at an advanced stage of preparing to storm an Australian Army base, using automatic weapons, as punishment for Australia's military involvement in Muslim countries. It is understood the men plan to kill as many soldiers as possible before they are themselves killed
Electronic surveillance on the suspects is believed to have picked up discussions about ways to obtain weapons to carry out what would be the worst terror attack on Australian soil.
The cell has been inspired by the Somalia-based terrorist movement al-Shabaab, with two Melbourne men, both Somalis, having travelled to Somalia in recent months to obtain training with the extremist organisation, which is aligned with al-Qa'ida.
One of those men has already returned to Melbourne. The other is still in Somalia.
June 16, 2009
Aussie Yellowcake for China and Russia
The Australian government is finalizing negotiations with both China and Russia to sell billions of dollars-worth of yellowcake uranium for use, ostensibly, in electric power generation only.
Despite news that China has increased production of nuclear warheads recently, Beijing has committed to a safeguard agreement which reportedly prevents the use of Australian uranium in nuclear weapons. There has been no mention, however, about weapons use of the plutonium extracted through reprocessing of spent fuel.
Russia has not obligated itself to similar measures as the Chinese. Sources say that the Russians are perusing the issue.
Interestingly, while all these negotiations are occurring, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has a bug in his britches to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Ironically, Rudd wants to sell the stuff that's used to make the stuff he wants to eliminate.
I'd suggest that Mr. Rudd order some new britches and then try to un-ring a bell. I'd also suggest that Australian voters elect someone else.
April 24, 2009
Australian Recycles Wombat Poo
Into luxury paper.
Ironically I found this story at Death by 1000 Papercuts.
February 16, 2009
Aussie Arson Suspect Named, PO Bloggers Out Him
Brendan Sokaluk was arrested this past weekend for setting the fires. Gateway Pundit has more on this.
Pi**ed off bloggers started a facebook page and outed him giving his name and address. I won't link to the group as emotions are running high....a lot have lost friends and loved ones in the "Churchill Fire".
BTW, I forgot to mention he is a former volunteer firefighter and lover of child pornography.
I realize he is innocent until proven guilty but this dude is one sick, messed up areshole.
February 13, 2009
Suspect Arrested In Aussie Fire
EA, Australia — Police arrested a suspect Friday in connection to one of the deadly wildfires in southern Australia that killed more than 180 people and left about 7,000 homeless.This dude doesn't look like the previous computer composite image released of arson suspect. He definitely isn't 39 yrs old.:
Police did not release any details about the suspect, but a newspaper report said he was a 39-year-old man who would likely be charged with arson causing death in what police call the Churchill fire.
Correction - Per comments, the above dude is wanted for starting the fire at Ivanhoe not the Churchill fire.
February 09, 2009
(Updated) Australia: Police Blame Arsonists [Forest Fire Jihad?]
Update: Anon in comments gave link to article stating this was apparently planned seven months ago:
AUSTRALIA has been singled out as a target for "forest jihad" by a group of Islamic extremists[Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network], urging Muslims to deliberately light bushfires as a weapon of terror.UPDATE by Rusty: The al-Ekhlaas forum mentioned in the article is now defunct. Many others have emailed me about this one.
US intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website calling on Muslims in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to "start forest fires", claiming "scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels' forests when they do the same to our lands".
I'm skeptical of the idea that this is the work of jihadis. I suppose we shall see in time.
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To our Aussie readers, stay safe, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Reporting from Sydney, Australia, and Los Angeles -- At least 130 people have died in howling wildfires in Australia, so fierce that they incinerated people trying to flee in their cars, sent towering walls of flames sweeping through small towns and sparked a new debate over whether homeowners should be allowed to stay to try to protect their property.Video below fold.
Police suspect arson in at least two fires that raged in the eastern part of Victoria state, and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, appearing to fight back tears, called the worst infernos in Australian history "mass murder."
"This is a level of horror that few of us anticipated," he said. Flags around the country were at half-staff.
Firefighters and distraught survivors searching through the scorched rubble of homes and other destroyed buildings discovered more bodies early today, raising the official death toll to 130. Officials feared the number might double.
Update: Death toll rises to 170