Muslim tips to evade airport security
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In America, the FBI is still getting punked by Islamist groups like CAIR, even though the FBI reportedly cut ties to CAIR after the Holy Land Foundation trial during which CAIR was linked to terror group Hamas. via Fox News:
Muslims travelling overseas told to clear their mobile phone storage and delete pictures that could be “misinterpreted” under new terror rules
Yet ASIO cannot seem to link islam with terrorism?
Muslims travelling overseas told to clear their mobile phone storage and delete pictures that could be misinterpreted under new terror rules
- Legal advice guide for Muslims going overseas urges them to clear their phones
- The guide also suggests adding disclaimers to online posts discussing terrorism
- Terror expert says the advice is innocent but could be dangerous in wrong hands
- Peter Dutton has written to the lawyers behind the book to ask ‘what purpose is served in providing this advice’
A legal advice guide for Muslims travelling overseas has suggested they ‘clear out their telephone storage’, including social media conversations, and ‘delete any photos or videos that could be misinterpreted’.
The updated guide’s travel advice has sparked fears it could fall into the wrong hands and be used by ‘people with terrorist connections’, The Australian reported.
The guide, entitled Anti-terrorism laws: ASIO, the police and you: a plain English guide to anti-terrorism laws in Australia, was initially created to help Muslim people understand complex terrorism laws and has been updated numerous times to keep up with changes to the law.
‘The initial edition of this guide was in response to a community need to understand new laws that were not only very complex but markedly different in their implications for rights and responsibilities of citizens – and the powers of ASIO and the AFP,’ a press release for the book says.
‘This 2017 edition incorporates the virtual tsunami of new counter-terrorism laws passed in recent years- significant parts of which the NSWCCL, the Law Council of Australia and many community groups strongly opposed.’
It was created by the Australian Muslim Civil Rights Advocacy Network (AMCRAN) and the Muslim Legal Network and has been celebrated by legal professionals and the NSW Council for Civil Liberties.
But Deakin University terror expert Greg Barton said there could be some issues with the guide’s publication.
While he conceded most of the advice was ‘common sense’ and that the guide was developed for innocent people trying to keep out of unnecessary trouble, Mr Barton noted it could be an issue if the guide made it into more malicious hands.
‘If the advice were to be taken up by people with terrorist connections, it’s problematic for those who are trying to counter that,’ he told The Australian.
The advice includes deleting photos and videos stored on phones that could be ‘misinterpreted’ (stock image)
Terror expert Greg Barton concedes the advice is for innocent people trying to make sense of terror laws but says it could be dangerous if it fell into malicious hands (pictured: excerpt from book)
What a tosspot! Islam has no concept of ‘innocent’. Of course it is meant as a guide for jihadists. What kind of “terrorism expert” is this guy?
The guide encourages people who want to engage in discussions about terrorism online to disclaimer their comments so it is clear they are not intended to encourage acts of violence.
‘To ensure that you do not inadvertently breach any of the terrorism-related offences, it is good practice when using social media (and other forms of communication to ensure the content you are posting, sending or storing may not be considered inappropriate or potentially illegal,’ the guide says.
‘An example is sharing information in the form of a video, image or message which may call for or advocate an act of violence; and if you communicate in group conversations or ‘chats’ which may distribute suspect materials, delete the material and leave the ‘chat’.
‘You can be charged with possessing the potentially illegal material – even if on your phone/tablet.’
The guide gives advice but also explains the powers given to Border Protection, ASIO and AFP officers and the various laws that enshrine their powers (stock image)
The guide also explains in detail how anti-terrorism laws work and the real-life implications of powers given to Border Protection officers, ASIO and the Australian Federal Police to help combat terror.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has expressed deep concerns about the publication of the booklet, and has reportedly written to the Muslim Legal Network of NSW to question ‘what purpose is served in providing this advice’.
According to their website: ‘The Muslim Legal Network was founded in 2009 by a group of passionate lawyers and law students who saw the need for a body to address the Australian Muslim community’s increasing legal needs’.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Muslim Legal Network NSW for comment.