Priorities: The Islamic Council of Victoria Demands: 'Respect legal rights' of Arrested Terrorists'

‘Respect legal rights’ of those arrested

August 4, 2009 Sydney Moonbat Herald

The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) says it expects police to respect the legal rights of those arrested in early morning police counter-terrorism raids on Tuesday.

Police swooped on 19 properties across Melbourne and in the state’s southwest from 4.30am (AEST) in a move they claimed foiled a major terrorism plot.

President Ramzi Elsayed said the council was confident the police investigation would be carried out to the highest standards. (Why is there no image available for this motherf*kcer?)

“The ICV also expects that the police will respect the legal rights of the people arrested in this morning’s operation” he said.

Mr Elsayed urged the media to respect the privacy and dignity of the families involved in Tuesday’s operation.

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The council’s vice president, Sherene Hassan, welcomed Victoria Police Commissioner Simon Overland’s comments that the vast majority of Muslims did not approve or support any kind of terrorist activities and made a valuable contribution to the community.

“The ICV has a strong relationship with both the Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police and we look forward to continue working with them in the future,” she said.

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Australia jihad bust: “The alleged offenders were prepared to inflict a sustained attack on military personnel until they themselves were killed”

Qur’an 9:111: “Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain.”

More on this story. “Australia foils suicide attack on army base, four arrested: police,” from Agence France-Presse, August 3:

Australian police have arrested four people with alleged links to Somali Islamists who were planning a suicide attack on a military base, senior officers said on Tuesday.

“The alleged offenders were prepared to inflict a sustained attack on military personnel until they themselves were killed,” said Tony Negus, acting chief commissioner of the Australian Federal Police.

“The men’s intentions was to go into these army barracks and to kill as many people as possible…. This would have been, if it had been able to be carried out, the most serious attack on Australian soil,” he added.

The suspects of Somali and Lebanese descent were arrested in a series of raids across the southeastern state of Victoria, Negus said.

He said the attack would have been carried out with firearms rather than explosives and added the group had been seeking a “fatwah” to justify its actions.

“Members of the group have been actively seeking a fatwah or religious ruling to justify a terror attack on Australia,” Negus said.

Negus said members of the group had links with Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab group, which is fighting a deadly insurgency against that country’s government.

Confirming what a Kenyan official said recently: “Somalia can be a launching pad for a greater and wider jihadist issue.”

11 thoughts on “Priorities: The Islamic Council of Victoria Demands: 'Respect legal rights' of Arrested Terrorists'”

  1. I used to live in Melbourne and I frequented a pub in Abbotsford , where I lived .
    An old guy there , Jack , was fond of saying , ” This is God’s own country ”
    He’s surely long gone now – I wonder what he’d think of what’s happening in Melbourne now .

    Rights for these people ?
    This is not criminal activity – it’s war .

  2. ” The council’s vice president, Sherene Hassan, welcomed Victoria Police Commissioner Simon Overland’s comments that the vast majority of Muslims did not approve or support any kind of terrorist activities and made a valuable contribution to the community “.

    Prove it, if Muslims were not so busy constantly painting themselves as victims. And stood up and protested against these so called hardline Islamists who are doing more damage to Islam than the Jews ever could. Maybe they might be taken seriously, until then all Muslims will be seen as compliant little terrorists helpers.

  3. * This is not criminal activity – it’s war .

    Quite right, persikas, and a war that islam will lose.

  4. Who let these subhumans into my country? To the asshole that refused to stand for the judge-how about a good kick in the balls by the bailiff to
    wake him up.

  5. A few points worth noting from various papers:

    * Al-Shabaab is not listed as a terrorist group in Australia, but has been listed in the United States since February 2008.

    Dog Day Afternoon continues:

    * Meanwhile, Dr Sarah Phillips from the Centre for International Studies suggested a raid involving 400 security officers might have indirectly made the group look bigger than it really is domestically.

    “You need to be quite careful about overstating their [al-Shabaab’s] presence here in Australia,” she told Sky News.

    The muslims are being set up for the “too stupid to carry it out” defence:

    * They are working-class men, consisting mostly of construction labourers and taxi drivers. None is believed to be tertiary educated, and they seem to have a limited understanding of the international affairs and events on which they justify their violent religious crusade.

    Their lawyers will lap that vomit up, & the mulsims will be the victims.

    1. “The muslims are being set up for the “too stupid to carry it out” defence: Spot on, Mullah! Very perceptive!

      I also noted the rather intriguing term by this reporter of “their violent religious crusade”- do you think it is an attempt at immoral equivalence, just ignorance or plain old “all religions are equally bad” stupidity?

  6. They are potential mass murderers..so why do they need respect? I agree re the moron who refused to stand for the judge.
    They may be thick as but they still[the somalis] know how to crowd into a state house and send all their handout money back home so their rallies can buy weapons.

  7. Also, whats with so called ”refugees” being able to fly home and” further thier educations?”…I thought refugees could not go home . What a joke..All Somalis should be sent home.
    The security costs to Australia must be enormous.

  8. Note what really concerns the ICV – our Islamophobia!

    From: admin@icv.org.au
    Subject: [MuslimMediaWatch] Community Safety Bulletin
    To: admin@icv.org.au
    Received: Tuesday, 4 August, 2009, 3:03 PM

    In light of the recent police raids and subsequent media attention,
    the ICV reminds all community members to be vigiliant in reporting any
    harrassment, assult or abuse which may result.

    Past experience has shown that such events can often lead to a rise in
    Islamaphobia extending to attacks on the Muslim community.

    While it is hoped that such events are a thing of the past, we would
    remind the community that such threats may still exist.

    Please do not hesitate to report to Victoria Police and ICV any
    incidents that may arise.

    Wasalaam

    Ramzi Elsayed
    President, Islamic Council of Victoria

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