* Cupidity and stupidity go hand in hand, sanity takes a backseat and doctor Haneef, a close associate to the failed Glasgow suicide-bombers, is now ‘free to come back’- yeah baby: the leftie loony jihad alliance is working day and night to bring us the light of Islam!
* Fuckwit alert
IMMIGRATION Minister Chris Evans says he will take no action to cancel the work visa of former terror suspect Mohamed Haneef after it was effectively reinstated by an appeal court today.
The full bench of the Federal Court today dismissed an appeal lodged by Federal Government lawyers against a judge’s decision to reinstate Dr Haneef’s visa.
As things stood, the former Gold Coast doctor was now free to return to work in Australia, Senator Evans said.
Former federal immigration minister Kevin Andrews cancelled Dr Haneef’s visa on character grounds after terror-related charges were laid against him. Those charges were later dropped.
Senator Evans said he had reviewed the latest Australian Federal Police information on Dr Haneef and found there was no basis to cancel his visa on character grounds.
“I formed the judgment there was no basis for me to seek to move to cancel Dr Haneef’s visa,” he said in Perth.
“The effect of that is that Dr Haneef’s visa stands as valid.
“Dr Haneef is therefore entitled to return to this country and take up employment in accordance with his 457 visa.”
Senator Evans also said he was seeking solicitor-general’s advice on the Federal Court’s interpretation of the Migration Act, and had not ruled out a possible appeal to the High Court.
However, he was not inclined to pursue an appeal at this stage.
The Government could also consider changes to the Migration Act, he said.
Australian Federal Police arrested Dr Haneef at Brisbane International Airport on July 2 as he attempted to board a one-way flight to India, just days after failed terror attacks in Britain.
He was held for 12 days before finally being charged with providing support to a terrorist organisation for giving his mobile phone SIM card to his cousin Sabeel Ahmed, one of the men accused of the attempted UK bomb attacks.
The charge was dropped a fortnight later after Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Damien Bugg found there was no reasonable prospect of securing a conviction against the 27-year-old.
However, Mr Andrews had already cancelled his visa on character grounds, meaning Dr Haneef was unable to return to work at the Gold Coast Hospital.
Dr Haneef has spent most of the past five months at his family home in Bangalore but his lawyer has repeatedly said the doctor wants to return to work on the Gold Coast.
THE lawyers for former terrorism suspect Mohamed Haneef have said that their client was considering seeking compensation.
Dr Mohammed Haneef when he returned to India after his visa to Australia was cancelled by the then immigration minister Kevin Andrews
Dr Haneef’s lawyer, Peter Russo, said a decision was yet to be made about whether Dr Haneef would seek compensation.
The counsel representing Immigration Minister Chris Evans has applied for the judge’s decision to be stayed pending a possible appeal to the High Court.
Dr Haneef’s barrister, Stephen Keim SC, opposed the application and said there was no justification for it as his client’s life should not be disrupted further.
Dr Haneef has spent most of the past five months at his family home in Bangalore.
He is now in Mecca in Saudi Arabia on the annual Muslim pilgrimage.
* not welcome in the US of A: Tariq Ramadan
from Weasel Zippers:
The ACLU’s defending a notorious Islamist?
* Yes, brother: that’s what they do.
* Headbangers everywhere:
“Fit, young Muslim, ready to defend Islam”
DAVID Hicks’s enthusiasm for dying as a Muslim martyr has been revealed in a letter he wrote to his mother while he was training with al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in 2001.
The letter is one of a series released by the Australian Federal Police as part of their bid to persuade a federal magistrate that the confessed terrorist, who is due to be released from an Adelaide jail on December 29, should become only the second Australian subject to a terrorism control order.
“There are many privileges in heaven,” Hicks said in the letter.
“One reward I get in being martyred – I get to take ten members of my family to heaven who were destined for hell. But first I also must be martyred.
“Islam will rule again but for now we must have patience … we are asked to sacrifice our lives for Allah’s cause – why not?”
Hicks also described himself as a “fit, young Muslim, ready to defend Islam”, and in another letter wrote of the “poison” of the West, which he said was trying to crush Islam.
“Jihad is still valid to this day,” he wrote.
Barrister Andrew Berger, for the AFP, yesterday outlined the sophisticated terrorism training Hicks underwent at camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he learned to use shoulder-mounted anti-aircraft missiles capable of bringing down airliners.
Mr Berger said the evidence repudiated any suggestion that Hicks was “all talk, no action”.
“Rather than a dog whose bark was worse than his bite, (Hicks) has demonstrated a willingness to take action,” Mr Berger said.