Australian terrorist leader Abdul Nacer Benbrika has been jailed for aÂ minimum of 12 years. His co-accused received lesser sentences.
* Why? Why should Â we, the taxpayers, have to pay to keep theseÂ headbangersÂ behind bars? Why are they here?
Stop, for god’s sake stop, importing troubleâ€”and Muslim immigrants,Â as a whole, necessarily mean trouble,Â in all lands where the political and legal institutions, and social arrangements, are flatly contradicted by the Shari’a.Â Muslims are obligated to change or tear down those institutions, in order to remove all “obstacles to Islam.” It is not special or individual malice that prompts that attitude.Â That is their duty, a central duty.Â Why not come to fully and soberly understand that duty, and out of a minimal sense of self-preservation, cease to import those into our lands (America, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia, and every other place that has so generously admitted, under a twisted definitiion of “refugees,” people who do not, and can not, wish our ways or institutions or constitutions well.
Benbrica received a million dollars in welfare, he produced 7 children and never worked a day in 19 years that he settled here behind enemy lines:
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Benbrika is repeatedly referred to as an “Algerian immigrant” to Australia.
He never did immigrate.Â He arrived in 1989 on a one-month visitor’s permit and was ordered out of the country three times, in 1990, 1994 and 1995, but received extensions through the Immigration Review Tribunal process, his appeals each time funded by the taxpayer.
In 1992 he married a Lebanese-born woman, an Australian citizen of barely one year, and has since fathered seven children.Â In 1995, he received permanent residency underÂ dubiouscircumstances and subsequently became a Australian citizen.
He has never worked but supports himself and his family from the welfare payments he’s received for much of the time he’s been in the country. And the taxpayer is now to pay for his incarceration as well.
(1) Was heÂ sentÂ here?Â (2) If so, was it for the purpose of murdering Australians?Â (3) To evade three expulsion orders, this creature must have friends in high places.Â (4) How stupid are we?
Thanks to Ann of Sydney via John who sent this in
Australian terrorist leader gets 15 years
Mex CooperÂ SMH
February 3, 2009 – 3:03PM
The leader of a Melbourne-based terrorist cell has been sentenced to 15 years’ jail.
Abdul Nacer Benbrika, 48, of Dallas, was sentenced to a non-parole period of 12 years. He has already been in custody for 1184 days.
Justice Bernard Bongiorno in the Supreme Court said a terrorist organisation led by Benbrika had been dedicated to the destruction of non-believers but the group had not planned specific attacks despite the evidence of a key prosecution witness.
Benbrika became the first Australian to be convicted of leading a terrorist group last September, following the country’s biggest terrorism trial that lasted seven months and cost tens of millions of dollars.
The father-of-seven faced a maximum 25 years’ prison for directing the terrorist group that the jury heard had discussed attacking Melbourne’s Crown Casino and bombing the MCG.
Benbrika was also convicted of possessing a compact disc connected to the preparation of a terrorist act.
But in sentencing Benbrika and six of his followers today, Justice Bongiorno said he did not accept the evidence of Izzydeen Atik, who claimed Benbrika told him the terror cell had planned to target the casino on Grand Prix weekend in 2006 and the MCG on grand final day in 2005 and the 2006 NAB Cup.
Atik had been a member of the group before pleading guilty to belonging to a terrorist organisation in July 2007 and was jailed for just over four years.
Justice Bongiorno said Atik was a liar and a cheat who had defrauded the social security system while living in a luxury townhouse and employing a butler.
At the time, he was earning thousands of dollars a month from a credit card scam, the court heard.
But Justice Bongiorno said the terror group had still posed a “significant threat” andÂ might have carried out a terrorist attack if not stopped.
He said the men had committed serious crimes but not as serious as if Atik’s evidence had been accepted.
Benbrika used warped teachings of Islam to recruit his young followers and encourage them to wage violent jihad against “non-believers” in Australia.
Justice Bongiorno said that, although the word jihad had many meanings in Islam, Benbrika used the term only to mean a violent attack by his group to advance the Islamic cause.
* Which means he is a true believer, Justice Bongiorno!
He said Benbrika had admired Osama bin Laden and believed that killing people and destroying buildings was justified as it would help pressure the Australian Government into withdrawing troops from Iraq and leaving the American alliance.
Merhi had responded “like Spain”, in reference to terrorist attacks on Madrid, Justice Bongiorno said.
In May 2004, a Victorian undercover police officer posing as a Turkish Muslim man had infiltrated the group.
Five months later, he offered to show Benbrika how to make explosives and took Benbrika to a remote bush location north of Melbourne where he detonated a device.
Benbrika asked how much explosive would be needed to blow up buildings and homes but did not ask the undercover agent to get him any of the bomb-making ingredients or tell any of the other members of the group about the demonstration.
Six of Benbrika’s followers also received prison terms.
Aimen Joud, 24, of Hoppers Crossing, has been jailed for a minimum of 7Â½ years.
Abdullah Merhi, 23, of Fawkner, must serve a minimum of four years in prison.
Ahmed Raad, 25, Fawkner, will be required to serve a minimum of 7Â½ years.
Amer Haddara, 29, of Yarraville, was sentenced to a minimum of 4Â½ years.
Fadl Sayadi, 29, of Coburg, was sentenced to a minimum of six years’ prison.
Ezzit Raad, 27, from Preston, must serve five years and nine months.
Justice Bongiorno said that, under terrorism laws, those charged with offences had criminal liability earlier than in other criminal cases.
Remy van de Wiel, QC, had argued at presentence hearings that Benbrika’s sentence should be tempered because he suffered from depression and an undiagnosed medical condition which caused him to have “embarrassing involuntary movements” and would make his prison time more stressful.
He said Benbrika had not properly led the group, which had never grown beyond an “embryonic terrorist organisation”.
But Justice Bongiorno said that, by its existence and nature, the organisation had fostered in its members the desire to commit terrorist activities.
He said the evidence suggested that Benbrika was still committed to violent jihad, had shown no contrition for his offences and had talked about continuing the group’s activities behind bars if its members were jailed.
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‘YOU put your hand here, like this. And you put … a knife here, and you open. This is training. You have to learn it.” Those chilling words caught by a secret police bug were Muslim cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika calmly instructing three of his followers about the importance of learning to kill a human being with a knife.
He adds that the victim will groan “and then you strike”, just like in an internet video of a Western hostage being beheaded in Iraq.
“Sheik, he is screaming like a, like a sheep,” says one of the followers, apparently referring to the victim in the video.
Benbrika was arrested in November 2005.