* Whatever it was, the Tuscan sun or the Chianti wine (or both) it seems to have affected the judgment of Australia’s ‘right wing’ columnist and blogger Andrew Bolt, who shows great sympathy for the Muslim doctor Haneef, who was trying to flee Australia after some of his close associates and relatives tried to blow up Glasgow airport and a London disco. Haneef, who couldn’t be tried (for lack of evidence) on a sim card he left behind with his co-religionists, took off with some 150 K from Australia’s 60 minute TV show, where he was interviewed by a dumb blonde who asked all the wrong questions. Haneef was sent off after being grilled for nearly 4 weeks and immigration minister Andrews revoked his visa, which the nutroots consider the ‘real’ crime. Haneef sports the Islamic beard and his wife wears the hijab, but political correctness would prevent us from looking at that at all.
* Which brings us back to Bolt’s strange affliction with Islamic terror sympathizers:
“The 60 Minutes interview with Haneef last night makes Haneef seem not just an innocent guy, but a lovely man”
Then comes the naked gun:
Has Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews really played safe or just made us more friendless by stripping Dr Mohamed Haneef of his visa?
Just see how India has welcomed Haneef back as a martyr following the collapse of the bungled terrorism case against him:
* A martyr? Perhaps our government prevented him from becoming one. You have a problem with that?
In Bangalore, a rapidly expanding city of more than five million inhabitants, and India’s boom IT town (not dissimilar in its robustness to the city of Brisbane he had been forced to leave behind), Dr Haneef needed the help of police to gain safe passage through a throng of waiting media and well-wishers at the airport. He became in that instant a new type of celebrity â€“ one born of the war on terror.
* Hmm, wonder why that is? Could it be they have something in common?
Like the London suicide-bombers funeral in Pakistan that attracted more than 20.000? What does that tell you?
Heaven knows what Muslims in Australia think about it all
* Okay, lets ask the catmeat sheik Hilali. Or sheik Omran or Feiz Mohammed, they’ll tell you in unison: ‘ Its because of the Jooozzz…’
* Why should we care? Shouldn’t we show them that we are vigilant?
* So by interrogating and finally evicting a terrorist sympathizer we are making ‘a billion enemies?’ A strange view indeed. Islam has declared war on us. Since 1400 years Islam is waging war on the World, the global jihad rages in more than 30 theaters of war from Israel to Thailand and from Sulawesi to India and we are now ‘making enemies of a billion muslims’ because our government ships ONE out?
Andrews documents Haneef suspicions
Mohamed Haneef, right, at a media conference at Bangalore before tonight’s bombshelll revelations by Kevin Andrews. Pic AP
Mr Andrews this evening detailed what he said was intelligence information gleaned from chat room conversations that Dr Haneef had with his brother in India to back his decision to cancel the doctor’s working visa.
He released advice from the solicitor-general which found information provided to him from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) was sufficient grounds to revoke Dr Haneef’s visa.
* Hmm, why could that be? Because Muslims have a habit of throwing hissy fits, start beheadings and bomb embassies, buses and trains when they don’t fly jets into buildings?
This has to stop, and it has to stop right now. There can be no concession to sharia in the United States. When will we see someone detained, or even cautioned, for advocating the burning of books in the name of God? If the police are honestly interested in this sort of “hate crime,” I can help them identify those who spent much of last year uttering physical threats against the republication in this country of some Danish cartoons. In default of impartial prosecution, we have to insist that Muslims take their chance of being upset, just as we who do not subscribe to their arrogant certainties are revolted every day by the hideous behavior of the parties of God.
It is often said that resistance to jihadism only increases the recruitment to it. For all I know, this commonplace observation could be true. But, if so, it must cut both ways. How about reminding the Islamists that, by their mad policy in Kashmir and elsewhere, they have made deadly enemies of a billion Indian Hindus? Is there no danger that the massacre of Iraqi and Lebanese Christians, or the threatened murder of all Jews, will cause an equal and opposite response?
By staff writers and AAP
MOHAMED Haneef was told “nothing has been found out about you yet” and advised to leave the country on a seemingly false pretence by his brother in an internet conversation on the weekend of the foiled terrorist attacks in Glasgow and London.
The internet chatroom conversation between the Gold Coast doctor and his brother in India showed he had an awareness of the terrorist plot, Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said today.
Mr Andrews released advice from the federal solicitor-general which said information provided to him by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) was sufficient grounds to revoke Dr Haneef’s visa.
Mr Andrews said the solicitor-general’s advice covered matters such as contact between Dr Haneef and his cousins in the UK, who are accused of involvement in the failed plot to bomb central London and Glasgow airport.
“Importantly, there was a computer room conversation, a chat room conversation, with Dr Haneef’s brother in India on the afternoon before his attempted hasty departure from Australia,” Mr Andrews said.
“In it, the brother of Haneef says `nothing has been found out about you’ and asked when Dr Haneef would be getting out, to which Haneef replied `today’.
“The brother asked whether he had permission to take leave and what he told the hospital.
“Dr Haneef said he told them his baby was born in an emergency caesarean. The brother told him to `tell them that you have to as you have a daughter born, do not tell them anything else’.
“The brother then said not to delay his departure and not to let anyone else use his number in Australia, nor to give it to anyone.”
Mr Andrews said the AFP had told him before he made his visa decision that police suspected the internet conversation may be evidence Dr Haneef had prior knowledge of the UK bomb plot.
“And secondly, the AFP consider Dr Haneef’s attempted urgent departure from Australia on a one-way ticket for a purpose which appears to be a false pretext to be highly suspicious and may reflect Haneef’s awareness of the conspiracy to plan and prepare the acts of terrorism in London and Glasgow.
Mr Andrews said Dr Haneef had not applied for leave from the Gold Coast hospital where he worked until after he had received two phone calls, including one from India, in which he was told there was an issue with his SIM card.
“The whole circumstances surrounding Haneef’s attempted hasty departure from Australia, including chat room conversations, when viewed against his clear prior association with the Ahmed brothers, led me to form a reasonable suspicion as required by the migration legislation,” Mr Andrews said.
He said he would not release the full, protected material because it prejudice or jeopardise further investigations.
* Guilty as sin. Don’t say I told you so.
And then there are the shysters:
We lack the toughness of our European neighbours
Michael Burleigh/Times Online
While we agonise about 28 or 56 days custody, it is not uncommon for terrorist suspects in France to be held in preventive detention for four or five years before their case goes to court. The use of intelligence intercept evidence in courts is being debated here, but the Italian security services have long made transcripts of this material available, so revealing the lying cynicism with which, for example, Milan-based Arab jihadis regard European asylum laws. And then there is the internet, one of the key means of radicalising Muslims. Wolfgang SchÃ¤uble, the German Interior Minister, wheelchair-bound since a 1990 assassination attempt, has argued recently in favour of hacking into the computers of Islamist radicals.
* Scheuble has also called for the targeted assassination of known terrorists, which caused the nutroots to throw hissy fits…
Evidence mounts that Haneef is dirty:
During questioning, Dr Haneef, a devout Muslim, allegedly told police he was travelling to India to see his wife, who experienced a complicated childbirth on June 26, but gave no particular reason for purchasing the one-way ticket.
He denied it was related to the Glasgow or London attacks and has so far refused to discuss his political views with police.
* What does that tell you?
He has admitted to maintaining contact with the Ahmeds via internet chat sites and said he had left his mobile phone and SIM card behind in the UK to “minimise excess baggage” and to allow Sabeel Ahmed to take advantage of the phone company’s “extra minute deal”.
In case you were wondering whether a ‘fifth column’ was operating in Australia, I provide this as exhibit A:-
Andrews dishes dirt on Haneef
The Sydney Morning Herald
‘He’s protecting his hide’
Peter Beattie says he’s unconvinced by information revealed by Kevin Andrews to justify cancelling Mohamed Haneef’s visa.
Minister ‘destroying’ Haneef
Andrews accused of inflaming suspicions against Indian doctor with selective details from ‘secret’ dossier.
*Fifth Column from Wikipedia:-
The term originated with a 1936 radio address by Emilio Mola, a nationalist general during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War. As four of his army columns moved on Madrid, the general referred to his militant supporters within the capital as his “fifth column,” intent on undermining the Republican government from within.
Sounds like sections of the Australian media to me…….
Alan of Sydney