Skip to comments.Terrorism accused 'committed' to jihad
Posted on 07/23/2006 9:35:26 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
A committal hearing in Melbourne has heard 13 men charged with terrorist offences were committed to violent jihad.
The men, who were arrested in late 2005 and early 2006, are facing charges of intentionally being a member of a terrorist organisation.
The prosecutor, Mark Dean FC, has told the court in his opening statement the men believed the world was under attack from non-Islamic forces.
Mr Dean said one of the defendants, 46-year-old Abdul Benbrika, was their spiritual leader.
He said Benbrika had told other members of the group if they wanted to die for jihad they had to do maximum damage.
Only seven of the 13 accused are in court.
Benbrika chose not to attend today's proceedings and his lawyers told the court he had been assaulted the last time he travelled.
Another defendant was left at Barwon Prison after a transport mix-up.
The committal hearing is continuing.
Pig blood IV's until they turn blue and croak????
Now, THERE is an idea!
I hope he can repeal that accursed gun ban.
There is NO gun ban. For farmers, sporting shooters, hunters, etc. there is not a problem.
As oppposed to that warm, fuzzy peaceful jihad we're always hearing about.
FRiend, you forget a very basic principle: Islam is the Religion of Peace...(pass the bucket!!!)
If so, the others must be bloody sensational!!!
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