Too Expensive: Australia Won't Try Radical Islamic Headbanger Nacer Benbrika

Obviously, the safety of Australians is no longer a concern for the rabble that presently governs Australia:

Jihadist cleric intent on killing as many Australians as possible dodges new charges, could be out in six years

The rationale for declining to prosecute Abdul Nacer Benbrika largely seems to boil down to “Eh, we don’t feel like it.” The judge also opined that it would be “oppressive” to the jihadists, and “the oppression outweighs the public interest in trying the accused.”

Surely their “hearts and minds” have been duly won.

First, a profile of who might be freed so soon: “Terror cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika headed twin cells,” by Cameron Stewart for The Australian, September 21 (thanks to JW):

Flashback to 2010:

Illegal Muslim Parasite Nacer Benbrika  received over Aus. $1,000,000.00 while plotting terror

More:

“Abdul Benbrika and other terrorists wanted to kill but can’t be prosecuted,” by Keith Moor for the Herald Sun

Radical Muslim cleric Abdul Benbrika escapes trial over bomb plot

Benbrika has never worked a day in Australia. We have kept him, his wife and 8 kids on welfare ever since he arrived on these shores. Would it not be cheaper to hang him than keep him in jail and then offer more welfare?

Oz News Com

  • ‘Mother of Satan’ bomb plotters can’t be prosecuted
  • Proposed trial “is an abuse of the court’s process”
  • “Outweighs the public interest in trying the accused”

RADICAL Muslim cleric Abdul Benbrika has escaped trial over his plot to bomb Australia and he could walk free from jail in only six years.

One of his co-accused Melbourne terrorists already has been released and the other two are eligible to be freed in November, the Herald Sun reported.

The decision to abandon the case was made despite terror cell members associated with Benbrika ordering or buying all the chemicals and equipment needed to make a “Mother of Satan” bomb capable of killing hundreds.

Police planted many listening devices in the homes of various cell members and secretly recorded 16,418 hours of Benbrika and the Melbourne and Sydney cell members talking during a 16-month inquiry.

They also tapped hundreds of phones and monitored 97,480 calls between Benbrika and Melbourne and Sydney cell members in relation to their alleged plot to commit a terrorist act, which would not be put before a jury.

The police and legal costs associated with trying to get Benbrika and three of his followers to trial on conspiracy to commit a terrorist act charges were at least $20 million.

Algerian-born Benbrika was an illegal immigrant who was ordered out of Australia in 1990, 1994 and again in 1995 before winning an appeal to stay.

Benbrika, 51, a professed religious sheik, and six of his Melbourne cell members were jailed in 2008 after being found guilty of being members of a terrorist organisation.

He and Melbourne terror cell members Aimen Joud, 26, Fadl Sayadi, 31, and Ahmed Raad, 28, were due to face trial this year on the more serious charge of conspiring to commit a terrorist act in Australia, which carries a maximum jail term of life.

Five cell members in New South Wales have already been jailed for between 23 and 28 years on the same charge, over the same conspiracy and on similar evidence to that against the Melbourne terror cell members.

But Victorian Supreme Court judge Terry Forrest recently granted a defence application to permanently stay the conspiracy case against Benbrika, Joud, Sayadi and Raad, saying it would be “oppressive” to subject them to a second trial.

Police and prosecutors are privately disappointed the case has been abandoned as they consider the evidence against Benbrika and his three co-accused was overwhelming.

In handing down his decision to abandon the conspiracy to commit a terrorist act charges, Justice Forrest said if it had proceeded it would be “lengthy, complex and expensive”.

Justice Forrest also found each of the men would not receive a significantly longer sentence if convicted in the second trial.

“I have concluded that the proposed conspiracy trial is an abuse of the court’s process and that I ought to stay it permanently in respect of all accused,” he said.

“The public interest in bringing the accused men to trial is diminished by the fact that they have already been prosecuted and punished for most of their criminal conduct and that they will not receive significant additional terms of imprisonment.

“While I have found that this second prosecution was commenced in good faith, I consider the objective of trying each accused a second time is oppressive.

“It is oppressive because each of the accused has already been the subject of a very lengthy first criminal trial involving at times unconscionably harsh conditions of incarceration and transport.

“I am satisfied that all four accused men have made out their individual cases for abuse of process on the basis of oppression.

“In each case, in my view, the oppression outweighs the public interest in trying the accused.”

The AFP’s national manager of counter terrorism, Steve Lancaster, yesterday praised the joint AFP and Victoria Police taskforce for its work in arresting and charging Benbrika and his terror cell members.

“As a result of this joint taskforce investigation the Australian public was protected from a terrorist act,” Assistant Commissioner Lancaster said.

“The 2008 court result is evidence of the success and professionalism of the taskforce, and the ongoing collaborative working relationships that exist between the AFP, state police, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and intelligence agencies.”

Prosecutor Richard Maidment, SC, told the Victorian Supreme Court during the 2008 trial on the less serious terrorism charges that Benbrika was “at the hub of the organisation and he was its director and its leader”.

“The kind of terrorist act contemplated by the organisation included a bombing attack where maximum damage and loss of life could be inflicted, such as at a football ground or a railway station,” he said.

“Listening devices had detected a constant theme, over many months, directed at violent jihad, which has no respect for human life, and embracing the notion that it’s permitted in certain circumstances to kill innocent women and children.”

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Full JW post:

The rationale for declining to prosecute Abdul Nacer Benbrika largely seems to boil down to “Eh, we don’t feel like it.” The judge also opined that it would be “oppressive” to the jihadists, and “the oppression outweighs the public interest in trying the accused.”

Surely their “hearts and minds” have been duly won.

First, a profile of who might be freed so soon: “Terror cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika headed twin cells,” by Cameron Stewart for The Australian, September 21 (thanks to J):

The nation’s two largest terror cells were linked by a common spiritual leader, joint terror training camps and close friendships between extremists in Melbourne and Sydney.

After a Victorian judge yesterday threw out a second round of charges against convicted terrorists, it can be revealed that self-proclaimed Muslim cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika was considered the central figure and the driving force behind both cells in Melbourne and Sydney.

The groups’ targets were to have included a terrorist strike on the 2005 AFL grand final between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles, Melbourne’s Crown casino during Grand Prix weekend in 2006 and Sydney’s Lucas Heights nuclear reactor.

Benbrika, who is currently serving a minimum 12 years in jail for leading a terrorist organisation, was recorded telling one of his followers: “If we want to die for jihad, we have to have maximum damage. Maximum damage. Damage their buildings, everything. Damage their lives. To show them, we’ll have to be careful.”

The close links between the two extremist groups – potentially the most deadly in Australia’s history – can be revealed for the first time after the Victorian Supreme Court yesterday threw out new charges against four members of the Melbourne cell and lifted 21 supression orders that had blanketed names and evidence from the twin trials in Melbourne in 2008 and Sydney in 2009.

Judge Terry Forrest rejected a proposed second trial for the four men, Benbrika, Aimen Joud, Fadl Sayadi and Ahmed Raad, who were charged with conspiracy to do acts in preparation of a terrorist act, as an abuse of the court process. All four had already been jailed for most of their criminal conduct and if found guilty, would not receive “significant additional terms of imprisonment”.

“While I have found that this second prosecution was commenced in good faith, I consider the objective effect of trying each accused a second time is oppressive,” Justice Forrest said.

The lifting of the supression orders, which had obscured from public view the shared purpose and co-operation between the groups, means that the full extent of Benbrika’s network of extremist followers can be exposed…..

More: “Abdul Benbrika and other terrorists wanted to kill but can’t be prosecuted,” by Keith Moor for the Herald Sun, September 21 (thanks to Twostellas):

Radical Muslim cleric Abdul Benbrika has escaped trial over his plot to bomb Australia and he could walk free from jail in only six years.

One of his co-accused Melbourne terrorists already has been released and the other two are eligible to be freed in November.

The decision to abandon the case was made despite terror cell members associated with Benbrika ordering or buying all the chemicals and equipment needed to make a “Mother of Satan” bomb capable of killing hundreds.

Police planted many listening devices in the homes of various cell members and secretly recorded 16,418 hours of Benbrika and the Melbourne and Sydney cell members talking during a 16-month inquiry.

They also tapped hundreds of phones and monitored 97,480 calls between Benbrika and Melbourne and Sydney cell members in relation to their alleged plot to commit a terrorist act, which would not be put before a jury.

The police and legal costs associated with trying to get Benbrika and three of his followers to trial on conspiracy to commit a terrorist act charges were at least $20 million.

Police disappointed case scrapped

This morning police were philosophical that the case would not go ahead.

Acting Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said he could understand officers being “a little bit disappointed’’ the case against Benbrika and three other Melbourne terror cell members would not proceed. […]

But Victorian Supreme Court judge Terry Forrest recently granted a defence application to permanently stay the conspiracy case against Benbrika, Joud, Sayadi and Raad, saying it would be “oppressive” to subject them to a second trial.

Police and prosecutors are privately disappointed the case has been abandoned as they consider the evidence against Benbrika and his three co-accused was overwhelming.

In handing down his decision to abandon the conspiracy to commit a terrorist act charges, Justice Forrest said if it had proceeded it would be “lengthy, complex and expensive”.

Justice Forrest also found each of the men would not receive a significantly longer sentence if convicted in the second trial.

“I have concluded that the proposed conspiracy trial is an abuse of the court’s process and that I ought to stay it permanently in respect of all accused,” he said.

“The public interest in bringing the accused men to trial is diminished by the fact that they have already been prosecuted and punished for most of their criminal conduct and that they will not receive significant additional terms of imprisonment.

“While I have found that this second prosecution was commenced in good faith, I consider the objective of trying each accused a second time is oppressive.

“It is oppressive because each of the accused has already been the subject of a very lengthy first criminal trial involving at times unconscionably harsh conditions of incarceration and transport.

“I am satisfied that all four accused men have made out their individual cases for abuse of process on the basis of oppression.

It is a common jihadist practice to claim abuse and torture in custody. Al-Qaeda has provided step-by-step instructions.

“In each case, in my view, the oppression outweighs the public interest in trying the accused.”…

7 thoughts on “Too Expensive: Australia Won't Try Radical Islamic Headbanger Nacer Benbrika”

  1. I am shocked! Hanging is a terribly painful way to die. It is also complicated, requiring sophisticated equipment and knowledge.
    If the man is a terrorist then no doubt he has a gun stacked away somewhere – AK-47 maybe? Nice fast bullet through the brain, much more humane than caging him like an animal for years.

    We do it to dogs and horses – why not humans?

  2. No GSW, just deport and make it clear to muslim countries that if they dont take him, he will be executed. Lets see how quickly the islamic brothers will contribute to save the islamic asses life – I would not hold my breath waiting for a cent given that muslims contribute minimally to saving their own after a natural disaster..

  3. grow some balls aussie men – vigilante justice is what’s needed. liquidate this shitstain any other islamonazi terrorist by any means necessary, whether by blade, bullet, drowning, gas, fire, blunt object or poison. the namby pamby fancy-pants police and judiciary aren’t going to do jack shit about the problem, it’s time for the counter-jihad to get some folk heroes.

  4. DISGUSTING!!! And we, no doubt, paid for his legal expenses all the way. Now wait for the claims for compensation. Or alternatively The Greens will give him a safe seat in their pack ! Arrrrghhhhhhh

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