“Big Bomb Terror”
A judge has been urged not to forget that a Melbourne terror cell was intent on killing “significant” numbers of people.Â Prosecutor Nick Robinson, SC, told the Victorian Supreme Court on Thursday that despite its failures the group, led by Abdul Nacer Benbrika, was intent on violent jihad.
“You don’t need a lot of money to make a big bomb,” Mr Robinson said.
* Horny Mosqueteer abuses children- in mosque!
TWO women have told a court that they were sexually abused by a teacher at a mosque when they were children.Â The pair â€“ now both 19 â€“ claimed they were regularly attacked by Mahmood Qadri at Edinburgh’s Polwarth Mosque while learning the Koran.al-Qaeda blasted Barack Obama, calling him a “house negro”… thenÂ
inviting him to accept Islam!Â Â (But Obama is already a Muslim!/ed)
*Â Pakistan: “Unknown miscreants” destroy girls’ school
Maybe they wereÂ Buddhists? DisgruntledÂ nuns? At any rate, two women were also killed during clashes — though none wereÂ sprayed in the face with acid, this time.Â The government girls’ primary school was destroyed by unknown miscreants by planting explosives in the night between Tuesday and Wednesday.
A cult(-ure) on welfare
SOMEÂ Muslim religious leaders in Victoria are condoning rape within marriage, domestic violence, polygamy, welfare fraud and exploitation of women, according to an explosive report on the training of imams.
Women seeking divorces have also been told by imams that they must leave “with only the clothes on their back” and not seek support or a share of property because they can get welfare payments.Â And the report says some imams knowingly perform polygamous marriages, also knowing that the second wife, a de facto under Australian law, can claim Centrelink payments.
Judge orders 5 Algerians freed from Guantanamo
Sixth Algerian detainee was found guilty
All six men were living in Bosnia, having dual Bosnian-Algerian nationalities, and were arrested at the end of 2001.Â Court finds US government has failed to prove five Algerians had planned to go to Afghanistan to fight US troops.
US says American troops attacked inÂ Philippines
MANILA, Philippines:Â American troops traveling in a Philippine army convoy came under fire this week from suspected Muslim militants on southern Jolo island but there were no casualties, the U.S. Embassy reportedÂ Thursday.
SC congressman: terror detainees have no place in Charleston
CHARLESTON, SC (AP) – U.S. Rep. Henry Brown has introduced a bill in Congress to prevent Guantanamo Bay terror detainees from being brought to the Navy brig near Charleston.
President-elect Barack Obama’s advisers are crafting plans to close Guantanamo and prosecute terrorism suspects in the United States.Â But Brown said Wednesday housing them in Charleston would be, as he put it, “a horrible mistake.”
Convicted Australian terror supporter jihadist speaks out:Â “let me get on with my life”
The Australian Federal Police has announced it will not be seeking another control order on convicted terrorism supporter David Hicks.
Earlier, the former Guantanamo Bay inmate spoke publicly for the first time since his release from a jail in the South Australian city of Adelaide.
Hicks spent five years at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre before admitting to a charge of supporting terrorism.
In a video released by the community activist group GetUp!, he expresses concern that when his current control order expires next month, the Australian Federal Police will seek another one.Â
“Until the control order is lifted I will not be able to get on with my life,” he said.Â
Under the order, he has a night-time curfew and must regularly report to police.Â
But the AFP have now released a statement saying after consultation with several agencies they will not be seeking a further order against Hicks.