Sydney: Tiny Minority of Extremists Found Guilty

Gramfan sent us this link earlier today:

Five Men Guilty on Terrorism Charges

Yet another reason to worry that violent extremism is too compatible with Islam – as is preached by one strand of the Muslim community:

Andrew Bolt:


FIVE Sydney men have been found guilty of terrorism offences
after one of the longest criminal trials in Australian history.

Mohamed Ali Elomar, 44, Khaled Cheikho, 36, his nephew Moustafa Cheikho, 32, Abdul Rakib Hasan, 40, and Mohammed Omar Jamal, 25, were today convicted of doing an act in preparation for a terrorist act…

And it can now be revealed that Mirshad Mulahalilovic, 33, and Khaled Sharrouf, 28, pleaded guilty last year to various terrorism offences before they were due to stand trial with their five co-accused and were sentenced to jail terms…

2392111-bbd95a8770ab09dd7f1294bae6816aaaTiny minority of extremists at work….

Crown prosecutor Richard Maidment SC admitted it was a circumstantial case in his closing address to the jury… But the jury was convinced that there was sufficient evidence that the men were involved in a conspiracy to prepare for a terrorist act that according to authorities, was intended to create “maximum damage”.

The group were, according to the Crown, motivated by “a perception that the participation of Australia in the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan … were acts of aggression against the wider Muslim community”…

It was alleged that the men had sought to obtain, in significant amounts, chemicals for the purpose of making explosive devices. It was also alleged that they had attended paramilitary training camps together, and were in possession of extremist material including a document titled “The Terrorist Handbook”.

It’s all very well for us all to keep stressing that this kind of thing is just the work of a minority of Muslims. But this minority, which seems rather too numerous, can cause all Muslims dreadful harm with just one single bomb, and more needs to be done not just to repudiate this fringe, but to whip them out of every mosque in the land.

Given recent controversies I should add what should not need saying: that any comments by readers below express no one’s opinions but their own.

11 thoughts on “Sydney: Tiny Minority of Extremists Found Guilty”

  1. “Given recent controversies I should add what should not need saying: that any comments by readers below express no one’s opinions but their own.”

    To which controversies do you refer???

    The “moderate majority” must start speaking out against the political islamists before they become the enemy.

  2. I heard on the radio a relative of one of these Jihadist vermin threatening even more terrorism because of this trial. Bring it on scum, bring it on and see what kind of response you’ll get.

  3. The brother of one of the convicted men said the verdicts would spell trouble for Australia.

    “If you really go through the case and the words in the brief, you’ll know it’s bullshit,” he said.

    “If they think this will stop terrorism, imprisoning these people, I don’t think it will stop terrorism.

    “I think it will increase the threat on Australia.”

    He indicated he expected a reaction when “the people overseas, when they see this”.>

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/mp/6226948/convicted-would-be-terrorists-face-jail/

  4. A classic feedback loop – any attempt to combat muslim terrorism
    is met with an implied threat of more mulsim terrorism, while any
    muslim terror act provokes “fears of a backlash” against the very
    muslims that imply that anti-terror cases will resul in terrorism.
    (or something like that)

  5. A true classic: “fighting crime will cause more crime”…

    “Combatting Islamic terrorism will cause more Islamic terrorism…”

    just wondering: what will it take to reverse Islamic immigration?

    From Darrin’s article:

    They were urged to do “maximum damage” by committing violent jihad on Australian soil.

    A NSW Supreme Court jury was told that between them, the five men – and four other men who previously pleaded guilty to related offences – “possessed large quantities of literature which supported indiscriminate killing, mass murder and martyrdom in pursuit of violent jihad”.

    Raids on the men’s homes revealed a stockpile of firearms, ammunition, chemicals and a “substantial amount” of camping equipment which the crown said was “for lying low or disappearing either before or immediately after the commission of a terrorist act”.

    Extremist literature and “instructional DVDs” about building homemade bombs and suicide bomber’s belts found in their homes showed the men had violent intent, crown prosecutor Richard Maidment SC said.

    Notorious Melbourne cleric Sheikh Bakr was secretly recorded telling some of the men they had to prepare to “die or be jailed”.

    “If we want to die for jihad we do maximum damage, maximum damage. Damage their buildings with everything, and damage their lives, just to show them,” he said in one conversation played to the jury.

    After a 10-month trial in a purpose-built court in Parramatta and following four-and-a-half weeks of deliberations, a jury returned with its unanimous verdicts on Friday.

    The men, aged 44 to 25, were each found guilty of a charge of conspiring to commit an act, or acts, in preparation for a terrorist act between July 2004 and November 2005.

  6. What will it take to reverse islamic immigration??

    1) boot out brown
    2) boot out krudd
    3) revamp civil service in UK and Aust.

  7. “If we want to die for jihad we do maximum damage, maximum damage. Damage their buildings with everything, and damage their lives, just to show them,” he said in one conversation played to the jury.

    I’m sure the instructions to the jury would have included nonsense along the lines of … don’t allow negative perceptions of islam in the media to influence your decision – this is nothing to do with islam …

  8. I look forward to seeing thousands of moderate muslims marching through Sydney protesting against the actions of these misunderstanders of the RoP.

  9. It is only a matter of time before there is an attack on Australian soil. A former muslim said in the media recently that there are muslim training camps happening in the NZ bush…the officials rubbished this idea.

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