Haneef terror investigation costs top $8m
- Total cost of terror-support case was more than $8m
- Bungled Haneef case cost more than $3m
- Federal police say costs are worth it
“Bungled” or not, lets not go on wasting taxpayers money flogging a dead horse.
Mohammed Haneef smiles after his releaseHaneef is gone and nobody should cry any crocodile tears over his departure. Instead of wasting more taxpayers money on inquiries, mudslinging and more investigations to smear political opponents, Â It would be far Â more sensible to restrict entry to followers of the Muhammedan ideology who come here with hatred in their hearts towards infidels and Jews, people who intend to subvert this country to Muhammedan ‘law’- the sharia. Haneef’s guilt byÂ associationÂ is beyond doubt, he wasÂ closelyÂ associated andÂ related with the Glasgow bombers. There is no doubt that he shares the jihad ideology and the same mental baggage that divides the world in believer and unbeliever with his co-religionists. Our interests, the interests of the nation are non-negotiable, community cohesion and the future of this nation should be, must override every misguided attempt to somehow kowtow to hostile foreign elementsÂ regardlessÂ of attitudes of the multicultural diversity police and the useful idiots who aid and abet the global jihad with their ignorance and stupidity.
THE federal police investigation of events surrounding the bungled Mohammed Haneef terrorism-support case has cost $8.2 million – so far.
The hefty bill takes in the entire Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation – dubbed Operation Rain – in relation to terrorist bombings and planned attacks in London and Glasgow in July last year.
AFP commissioner Mick Keelty has called the operation a part of the force’s “obligation” to protect Australia from similar attacks.
He has said less than half of the total amount was spent on the Haneef investigation.Â “It is not – believe it it or not – all about Haneef,” Mr Keelty has told a Senate hearing.
The sum of $3.2 million was spent on the investigation of Dr Haneef and related inquiries, Mr Keelty said.
“Over $5 million is attributable to the investigation of other persons of whom I will not be commenting due to operational sensitivities.”
Dr Haneef was charged with supporting terrorism, but the charges were dropped after the Commonwealth DPP announced theÂ evidence against him was unlikely toÂ win a conviction.
Dr Haneef was detained at Brisbane airport in the days after the Glasgow attack.Â Â He was kept in detention by immigration officials even after the case against him collapsed, on the orders of the then immigration minister Kevin Andrews.
Following a federal court decision, Dr Haneef was released and returned voluntarily to India.Â The case is the subject of a review, ordered by the Rudd government, by former NSW Supreme Court judge John Clarke.Â
At its peak, Operation Rain involved 249 AFP officers, 225 Queensland police, 12 officers from the Attorney-General’s department, 54 WA police, 40 NSW police, six Customs officers, two NT police, one Tasmanian officer, six translators, four other law enforcement agencies and two UK police posted to Australia.
“The expenditure of resources in assisting the UK metropolitan police and ensuring any Australian connections were appropriately investigated, in addition to the prevention of similar attacks in Australia, is not only an appropriate response but an obligation for the AFP.
“Our current expenditure on Operation Rain as at May 14, 2008 was $8.2 million.”
He said the amount spent on preventing terror attacks was not as easily judged as being as worthwhile compared with the amount spent responding to an attack.
But he said both efforts were equally important and in some cases preventive operation outcomes were much more desired, he said.
– from AAP