Friday, January 09, 2015


In his latest offering, conservative Australian cartoonist ZEG comments on the Charlie Hebdo massacre

Paris terror: Muslim leaders justify attack on Charlie Hebdo

AUSTRALIAN extremists have spread their vile hatred online justifying the horrific attack on a satirical magazine in Paris because they insulted the prophet.

Perth-based firebrand Junaid Thorne tweeted within hours of the attack that killed 12 at Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris that insulting someone’s prophet would cause a “backlash.”

The self-styled Sheik, who has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook, chillingly said those that want freedom of speech could expect other to exercise ‘freedom of action.’

“Insulting someone’s Prophet is very likely to stimulate some kind of response. It is not allowed under any context/religion.”  “If you want to enjoy ‘freedom of speech’ with no limits, expect others to exercise ‘freedom of action.”

Another Australian Islamic convert tweeted the magazine’s cartoonist got what they deserved because they drew a picture of Mohammed naked.  “This magazine #CharlieHebdo drew pictures of #Muhammed(saw) naked with his genitiles visable as such they got what they deserve, (SIC)” the man with more than 2000 followers said.

“Muslims should be proud of what the Mujahideen in France did a country which has done everything in it’s power to fight Islam”.

Notorious UK based hate-cleric Anjem Choudary said freedom of expression did not extend to insulting the prophet.  “May Allah allow all Muslims & non-Muslims live together under divine law where the honour of citizens & Prophets is protected #ParisShooting,’’ Choudary said.

The murdered Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier was on a ‘’dead or alive’’ list in al-Qaeda’s English magazine. The jihadist propaganda magazine’s March 2013 edition called its followers to “defend the prophet.”

The magazine also puts targets on academic Salman Rushdie and right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders who visited Australia in 2013.

Charbonnier was famously defiant to the threats once saying ‘I’d rather die standing than live kneeling.’


Labor party still soft on even the most dangerous Muslims

Remember how many times Labor told us they would deliver a surplus but did the opposite? I can’t because I can’t count that high. They’re at it again, but this time they're playing a more lethal game.

Last September, increased intelligence chatter was so hot our security agencies warned that Australia faced an imminent terror attack. Tony Abbott took Bill Shorten into his confidence and showed him what our spook chiefs knew. Clearly Bill was rattled by what he was shown.

For the first time he was at one with the PM.  "The Prime Minister and I are partners when it comes to matters of national security and protecting Australians. We are in this together," Shorten said.

"This is not a distant crisis for us. It is absolutely in our national interest that ISIL be defeated. I thank the Prime Minister for his willingness to engage with the opposition.”

More meaningless, empty words.

We now have about 20 returned Jihadists roaming the streets courtesy of Labor’s watered down security laws. Without Labor’s backing these terrorists can’t be successfully prosecuted.

So much for a partnership in matters of national security.

Labor Senator Jacinta Collins led the charge to weaken our Foreign Fighters Bill  allowing trained and experienced Islamic terrorists to live and plot amongst us. This from the party infamous for destroying our national border security.

In an effort to secure bipartisanship on counter-terrorism, the government was forced by Labor’s Senate numbers to soften our security laws that originally banned travel to specific countries. Labor also wanted an amendment to the Foreign Fighters Bill that would have allowed Australians with family living in designated terror zones to travel freely.

Some in Labor wanted it softened further to allow travel for people who had friends in the region.

More holes than Swiss cheese.

Labor’s changes have made prosecution for travelling to banned destinations difficult because it’s impossible to prove whether jihadists in Syria, had gone to the no-go zone in al-Raqqa because movements inside the country’s terror zones are not monitored.

With growing numbers of returning Jihadists, Shorten’s office was contacted to ask whether Labor would back a toughening of terror laws to ban travel to entire countries. No comment.

Shorten knows what he said, but he’s not sure he agrees with it.


Returned fighters can be investigated

Julie Bishop has hosed down concerns that fighters who return to Australia could escape prosecution.

THE foreign minister has hosed down concerns a group of suspected jihadists who fought in the Middle East and returned to Australia could escape prosecution because of a legal loophole.

NEWS Corp Australia reports say up to 20 are back in the country and wandering free in the community.
Federal parliament passed counter-terrorism laws in October prohibiting travel to terrorist hot spots without a valid excuse, such as aid work or journalism.

But there are fears those who returned before the bans were introduced might escape censure.

Julie Bishop has declined to comment on specific cases, but maintained returned fighters can still be investigated and monitored.

"If we have the evidence they have been engaged in these activities they can still be investigated," Ms Bishop told Fairfax radio.

"They can still be persons of interest to our security agencies."

She acknowledged it was difficult to gather evidence of people's activities in Syria and Iraq because those were hostile environments.

"It's hard to get eyewitness accounts of people working with terrorist organisations overseas but we're doing all we can to ensure that those people ... who are security risks are thwarted," she told Sky News.

"We know from experience that once people become battle-hardened, experienced terrorists overseas, they could well come back here to try and carry out some sort of terrorist activity in their own country."


PM takes human rights chief to task
She's a stupid old bag

TONY Abbott has launched a blistering attack on the head of Australia's human rights watchdog, calling into question her judgment.

THE prime minister labelled as "pretty bizarre" a ruling by Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs that recommended the release from detention of a Papuan refugee who killed his de facto wife in 2000.

Ms Triggs also recommended John Basikbasik receive $350,000 in compensation for his arbitrary detention since 2007.  Successive immigration ministers have opted to leave Basikbasik in detention rather than release him into the community.

Mr Abbott said the ruling by Dr Triggs showed "extremely questionable" judgment.  "Decisions like this do, I think, tend to shake people's confidence in institutions like the Human Rights Commission," he told reporters in Adelaide on Thursday.

When asked whether he continued to have confidence in Dr Triggs, the prime minister said: "I'm not going to go into that." Dr Triggs, a Labor appointee, ends her role in June 2017.

In a report published late in 2014, Dr Triggs said successive ministers had breached Basikbasik's human rights by keeping him in detention after his seven-year manslaughter sentence had concluded.

Because he is a genuine refugee, Basikbasik cannot be deported back to Indonesia. He has a history of violent crimes and breaching bail conditions that dates back to 1985 when he arrived in Australia by canoe.

Former immigration minister Scott Morrison, who refused Basikbasik's request for a bridging visa in 2013, was dismissive of Dr Triggs.  She seemed to be "always arguing for a fair go for those who have forfeited that right by their own behaviour". "There seems to be no consequences for one's actions in the system she seems to believe in," the now social services minister told The Australian.

His successor, Peter Dutton, said suggestions "wife killers should be released back into the community with a cheque from the taxpayer are so far removed from the public view, it is just offensive".

Former Labor immigration minister Tony Burke would not be drawn into criticism of Dr Triggs, telling reporters she was principled and fearless.  He also saw her as someone who acted with complete probity.

Mr Burke defended his own role in keeping Basikbasik in detention, saying he was very confident he had acted according to law. So too did Chris Bowen, another Labor immigration minister, who said he had no regrets about denying Basikbasik a bridging visa in 2012.

The government has rejected a number of other decisions by Dr Triggs in recent months.  One involved paying $300,000 in compensation to a US-born convicted fraudster whom the government deported after he swindled $644,000 from taxpayers and banks.


1 comment:

Paul said...

"Julie Bishop has declined to comment on specific cases, but maintained returned fighters can still be investigated and monitored."

If they can, anyone can, so why was the Lindt attacker so obviously not monitored, despite his "look at me" Islamic exhibitionism and his apparent easy access to banned weapons?