Australia: Court confirms 12 years for Qantas cabin cleaner over the creation of a do-it-yourself terrorism manual

High Court confirms guilty verdict on creator of terrorism manual

BEN PACKHAM / The Australian 

THE High Court has overturned an appeals court ruling which had cleared a former Qantas cabin cleaner over the creation of a do-it-yourself terrorism manual.

High Court judges today found that the original trial judge had not erred in convicting and jailing Sydney man Belal Saadallah Khazaal in 2009.

Hugh Fitzgerald:

Is there a single non-Muslim in Europe, Australia, or America, who would not, if he had a chance to turn the clock back thirty or forty years, undo what has been done? Is there anyone in Great Brtiain who is delighted that the Pakistanis were allowed in, legally, and illegally? Is there any French person who does not regret the inattention to the invasion by North Africans, and the nearly criminal negligence with which, for so long, and in many ways still, such an invasion has been ignored? Is there anyone in Germany who is delighted that Ludwig Erhard first brought in Turkish workers en masse, as gastarbeiter, and then those workers did not return home, but brought women, their wives singular or plural, and their children, and have stayed, and are not leaving, as was originally planned? Is there anyone in liberal, open-hearted Denmark, who is delighted with what the Muslim immigrants have brought to Denmark? What about the Netherlands? What about the Moroccans in Spain? Or in Ireland? Or in Finland? Or anywhere else you care to look at, if you look beyond the rigid political and media elites who cannot allow themslves to admit that they were colosally wrong, any more than in the United States the governments, of both Obama and Bush, can admit that they have been colossaly wrong in their attempt  to bring Good Government And Prosperity — an all-purpose nostrum and panacea that has done nothing to undermine the hold of the root cause of the wretchedness of Muslim peoples and polities, which is the hold of Islam over the minds of men. 

The economic cost to long-suffering Australia, whose elites refuse to recognize the problem and often, instead, attempt to close down discussion of it — surely costs  billions  of dollars a year.

Khazaal was sentenced to a minimum of nine years in jail for producing the 110-page book entitled “Provisions Of The Rules Of Jihad – Short Judicial Rulings And Organisational Instructions For Fighters And Mujahideen Against Infidels”.

He successfully appealed the decision in the Criminal Court of Appeal, which ordered a retrial, prompting prosecutors to take the matter to the High Court.

He successfully appealed the decision in the Criminal Court of Appeal, which ordered a retrial, prompting prosecutors to take the matter to the High Court.

In its decision published today, the court unanimously allowed the appeal.

“In relation to the argument on the appeal, the court held that the evidence pointed to by the respondent did not suggest a reasonable possibility that the making of the e-book was not intended to facilitate assistance in a terrorist act,” the High Court ruled.

“In relation to the notice of contention, the court held that no error had been shown in the trial judge’s directions.”

Khazaal was arrested in 2008 and charged with making a document knowing it could assist in a terrorist act and inciting terrorism.

The manual, which he posted on the internet, contained advice on assassination, bombmaking and shooting down planes, among other things.

It comprised material written in Arabic concerning Islam and jihad that Khazaal had downloaded from the internet. It also included a dedication, foreword and other short passages that he had written.

Khazaal did not give evidence at the trial but his lawyer argued that evidence suggested a reasonable possibility that the making of the e-book was not intended to facilitate assistance in a terrorist act.

Khazaal will return to jail, after living on bail in the community since July last year.

4 thoughts on “Australia: Court confirms 12 years for Qantas cabin cleaner over the creation of a do-it-yourself terrorism manual”

  1. 12 years? how about 50?maybe he would drop about 100 lbs. he got fat off the tax payers. do not give him a prayer rug and no qurh’an part of the punishment just give him the HOLY BIBLE and make him learn it cover to cover. heyyy that might just be what it takes to turn these people around ban the qurh’an ban prayer rugs ban mosque. problem solved. they can read the HOLY BIBLE instead. or stay in the home land.

  2. bashar al assad is fighting 50 000 of these radicals….at least in australia they are not armed and funded by qatar….prevent is better than cure…god bless australia

  3. the quran is a book of hate it has hundreds of verses advocating murdering infidels and the quran allows mulims to lie about anything as long as it furthers islams cause and the most spun lie is the oh islam is peaceful the quran advocates mass murder every mulims in this country should be deported as a potential terrorist if I wrote I book advocating what the quran advocates I would be arrested and jailed but we allow the sale of this book muslims flooding in this country 40% rise in just five years at that rate we will have six million muslims here in twenty years and anyone that thinks they will live in peace and no suicide bombings is fooling themselves.

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