A case for Solkhar:
where could these five Muslims, who were generously allowed to settle downunder behind enemy lines, Â amongst Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and secular Australians, Â get their jihad ideas from? Who wispered in their ears that there is a jihad going on and that they have to kill and maim their fellow Australians to strike terror in their hearts?
Could it have anything to do with this?
“violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history. Many passages of the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad are used by jihad warriors today to justify their actions and gain new recruits. No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad. The theology of jihad, which denies unbelievers equality of human rights and dignity, is available today for anyone with the will and means to bring it to life.”
Well, at least they’re only a tiny minority of extremists. Right, Solkhar? Â So we really got nothing to worry about. The majority of Muslims are peaceful, (sharia-) law abiding citizens who all want the same thing, right?
- Chechen jihadists on rival leader: “the killing of this apostate is a duty for Muslims”
- Shock horror: Pakistan abandons plans for military push against Taliban
- Pali Â jihadists fire another rocket, shells into Israel
Crown evidence has included hard-copy or internet documents found on computers, some of which the Crown alleges is extremist jihad material. It has included intercepts of phone calls and text messages, some of which has been alleged to be conspiratorial or otherwise furthering the cause of extremism.
Materials found at the homes of some of the accused, such as battery acid, hydrogen peroxide, timers, railway detonators, PVC pipe and duct tape, are alleged to have been acquired for the purpose of building a bomb. Weapons and ammunition seized have been alleged to be preparation for fighting at or around the time of the bombing.
The Crown case is that the alleged bomb, had it been built, would have been acetone peroxide, or triacetone triperoxide – the ingredients of the ”Mother of Satan” bombs that devastated London in July 2005.
Only one defendant, Abdul Hasan, has opted to give evidence. Otherwise the five, who face life sentences if convicted, give little away.