Oz Gubmint seeks advice over radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir:Â
THE federal government will consider expanding the criteria for proscribing terrorist groups following fresh advice it could not act to curb the activities of the radical group Hizb ut-Tahrir under existing laws.
The Daily Telegraph has learned the government recently sought fresh advice on whether it could Âproscribe the global organisation, which has accused Prime Minister Tony Abbott of demonising jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, as a terrorist group.
It came as Attorney-General ÂGeorge Brandis yesterday confirmed new counter-terrorism laws would also be included in legislation to be introduced in two weeks to boost the powers of spy agencies including ASIO and ASIS, as revealed by The Daily Telegraph on Monday.
Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Sydney-based spokesman, Uthman Badar, was dumped late on Tuesday night from an Opera House cultural event after it was revealed he was to deliver a speech under the title “honour killings are morally justified”.
Intelligence agencies are believed to have recently repeated advice to the Attorney-General’s Department that proscribing Hizb ut-Tahrir as a terrorist organisation, which would make it illegal for anyone in Australia to be a member, would be difficult because it did not meet the threshold currently used to list terrorist groups.
Do you think they are fair dinkum?
Thanks to some 20 million euros fromÂ Qatar, Denmark’s Muslims have their first ‘Grand Mosque’, complete with a minaret.Â Nine years ago, a Danish newspaper outraged Muslims by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The most famous depicted him wearing a bomb in his turban. This mega mosque seems to be the revenge for it. At least its telling Danes ‘we are here, we are here to stay and we will take over”…
ShrillaryÂ “Excruciatingly Boring”
FEMALE ATTRACTED— Tim Blair
Do enjoyÂ Elizabeth Farrelly’s frightbat response.
I’m not especially left-wing. Not communist. Not even socialist. I simply try to work from first principles – justice, truth, beauty. Is that emotional? Was Plato hysterical? Was Jesus? Mandela?
Mad Cow Disease:
The biggest threat to the European peoples are the unelected neo-Marxists running the EU, who are behind the sneakiest powergrab this continent has ever seen – by breaking down the national sovereignty of the member states step by step, and their national identity by forced mass-migration.