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  • 'We owe you only stabbing in the kidneys and striking in the necks':rant against 'blonde people'

    02/14/2015 7:46:19 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 08:58 GMT, 12 February 2015 | By Lillian Radulova and Candace Sutton
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has released details of the video in which one of two accused terrorists made threats about carrying out an attack on Australia and stabbing victims in their 'kidneys' and 'livers'. Mohammad Kiad, 25, and Omar Al-Kutobi, 24, were arrested in their shared squalid granny flat at Fairfield, western Sydney, on Tuesday afternoon, where a police raid allegedly uncovered a machete, a hunting knife, an Islamic State flag and a video featuring both the men, with one recorded making threats of carrying out an attack. During Question Time in parliament on Thursday, Mr Abbott said he was...
  • Some of the Islamic Terrorists' plotted mass murder

    05/27/2010 11:09:10 AM PDT · by Righting · 5 replies · 158+ views
    Some of the Islamic Terrorists' plotted mass murder --2000--- OLYMPICS 2000 BOMBSaturday, 26 August, 2000, 05:37 GMT 06:37 UK Olympic 'bomb plot' foiled Police accidentally uncovered the threat to the Olympics New Zealand police have uncovered a possible plot to blow up a nuclear reactor in Sydney during next month's Olympic Games. The reactor is in Sydney's suburbs Australian police have been informed and the two forces are working together on the case involving a group of Afghan refugees who had suspicious material in their possession. The group was reportedly linked with Afghanistan-based terrorist Osama bin Laden. Detective superintendent...
  • The threat is real (Andrew Bolt)

    11/09/2005 1:30:04 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1,986+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9th November 2005 | Andrew Bolt
    SO it wasn't a political stunt. It isn't about Iraq. And the threat of Islamist terror right here is more real than many pretend. How real? If the police are right, they have saved scores of you from being blown up -- as people in Madrid and London were blown up. As NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney put it, the arrest yesterday of 17 Muslim men disrupted "the final stages of a large-scale terrorist attack". He said explosive material had already been collected. Yet only last week, Prime Minister John Howard was pilloried by many for having warned of an...
  • Five men convicted of plotting terror attack in Australia [plotted mass attack]

    10/16/2009 12:33:25 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 483+ views
    The Times ^ | 10/16/2009 | Anne Barrowclough in Sydney
    Islamists stockpiled explosive chemicals and weapons in plan to launch major attack to avenge wars in Iraq and Afghanistan The men, all from Sydney's south-west, were arrested in a series of raids on their homes in 2005. They were accused of conspiring between July 2004 and November 2005 to carry out a violent jihadist act, possibly targeting the then Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, to force the government into changing its policies on the Middle East. They spent months working to acquire chemicals, firearms, and bomb making equipment, the court heard. Materials found at the homes of some of...
  • Five found guilty of Sydney terror plot

    10/15/2009 6:32:00 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies · 1,178+ views
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 16th October 2009 | Larissa Cummings
    FIVE Sydney men have been found guilty of conspiring to plan a terrorist attack using high-powered guns and homemade bombs designed to cause mass death and destruction on Australian soil. A Supreme Court jury took four weeks and three days to find Mohamed Ali Elomar, 44, Abdul Rakib Hasan, 40, Mohammed Omar Jamal, 25, Moustafa Cheikho, 32, and his uncle Khaled Cheikho, 36, guilty of conspiring to do acts in preparation for a terrorist act or acts. The Daily Telegraph reports the men, all from Sydney's south-west, were accused of stockpiling weapons and chemicals for use in the pursuit of...
  • 10 months, 300 witnesses: Inside Sydney's terrorism trial

    10/15/2009 9:27:20 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 11 replies · 872+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | October 16, 2009 | Phillippa McDonald
    This was a case like no other. Not only was it the longest criminal trial in Australian legal history, it was conducted under the tightest security and was almost derailed by one young woman. Each morning, the prison van would arrive at the court in a convoy under police escort. A busy Parramatta street was closed for a few minutes while the prison van sped down a steep driveway flanked by Extreme High Security Corrective Services Officers wearing flak jackets and armed with semi-automatic weapons. Inside, there was the usual baggage screening in the foyer, but up on Level Three...
  • Terror Plot Gang Jailed In Australia

    02/15/2010 1:40:43 AM PST · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 238+ views
    Sky News ^ | February 15, 2010 | Ian Woods
    Five Australian Muslims have been received prison sentences of up to 28 years after being found guilty of conspiring to wage a violent jihad. The men were plotting the terror attacks to protest against the country's involvement in the Afghan and Iraq wars. A court in Sydney convicted the men of conspiracy to commit an act of terror in October 2009 after a trial lasting 10 months - the longest in Australian legal history. The jury took four weeks to consider their verdicts. Justice Anthony Whealy of the New South Wales Supreme Court handed down the sentences, saying the men...
  • Three men found guilty over terror attack plan, two acquitted

    12/22/2010 3:57:17 PM PST · by Dundee · 3 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 23, 2010
    A VICTORIAN court has found three men guilty of planning a terrorist attack on an Australian army base in Sydney. Another two men who also stood trial over the alleged planned attack have been found not guilty. The Victorian Supreme Court trial, which has been running for three months, was told the five Victorian men planned a shootout at the Australian army barracks at Holsworthy in Sydney in the belief Islam was under attack from the west. The jury heard the men took steps to obtain a religious decree to endorse the attack at the barracks and shoot as many...
  • Muslim 'Sheik' chains himself to court

    11/09/2009 6:32:02 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 18 replies · 437+ views
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 10th November 2009 | Lisa Davies
    A SELF-STYLED Muslim Sheik has chained himself to the steps of a Sydney courthouse in a bid to convey his message of peace. Sheik Haron appeared at the Downing Centre Local Court today charged with sending harassing letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers. As the Daily Telegraph revealed last month, Sheik Haron - whose real name is Man Monis - allegedly sent the letters over two years, devastating the families of seven Diggers who died in Afghanistan. One letter was addressed to a widow, care of a funeral home and he apparently accused some of the dead Australian...
  • Terror suspects arrested over Sydney army barracks bomb plot

    08/03/2009 3:25:58 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 1,099+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 4, 2009
    POLICE this morning arrested suspected Islamic extremists who they believe were plotting a suicide bomb attack on an army base in Sydney's west. Police swooped about 4.30am, executing 19 warrants on homes in the Melbourne suburbs of Glenroy, Carlton, Meadow Heights, Roxburgh Park, Broadmeadows, Westmeadows, Preston, Epping and Colac. The raids came after a suicide bomb plot by suspected Islamic extremists in Melbourne was uncovered.The group is thought to be linked to extremists in Somalia. Police believe the group was planning to launch an attack on Sydney's Holsworthy Barracks. The mass counter-terrorism operation, the second-largest ever in Australia, involved the...
  • Arrested Fidayeen reveal terror route, LeT hand

    11/28/2008 12:41:57 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 57 replies · 3,434+ views
    Rediff ^ | 28 Nov., 2008 | Rediff
    The arrest of three Pakistani nationals hailing from Multan in connection with Mumbai siege has once again revealed the role of Lashkar-e-Tayiba in terror strikes in India after the Akshardham attack in 2002. Police and central security personnel have arrested at least three Pakistanis, including Ajmal Amir Kamal, a resident of Faridkot near Multan in Pakistan's Punjab province. All the three belong to the suicide squad of Lashkar-e-Tayiba. The terrorists told interrogators that 12 of them had left in a merchant vessel from the port city of Karachi, which was on its way to Vietnam, from which they got down...
  • Report: Al-Qaeda No. 2 Visited Bulgaria

    03/21/2004 12:19:43 PM PST · by Destro · 3 replies · 222+ views
    novinite.com ^ | 20 March 2004, Saturday | novinite.com
    Report: Al-Qaeda No. 2 Visited Bulgaria Politics: 20 March 2004, Saturday. Al Qaeda's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, travelled to Bulgaria among other countries on Islamic Jihad business and under an assumed name, Birmingham Post-Herald claims. According to the article Zawahiri visited Switzerland, Bosnia, Bulgaria and Dagestan, a Russian province and even made surreptitious fund-raising swings through Texas, California and New York in the 1990s. In 1998, Zawahiri and bin Laden officially aligned, and al-Qaeda was born. In a separate development Ayman al-Zawahiri biographer, Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, announced that Zawahiri, visited New Zealand and Australia in 1996 to recruit...
  • Terror suspect gets charter jet to dying brother

    05/05/2006 8:19:18 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 13 replies · 527+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | May 6, 2006 | Katie Lapthorne
    A MILITARY-scale operation, funded by taxpayers, has begun to allow a Melbourne terror suspect to visit his dying brother interstate. Izzydeen Atik, 25, will make a mercy dash to Sydney on an $8000 chartered jet to farewell older brother Merhy, who is stricken with liver disease. Melbourne Magistrates' Court heard Mr Atik will be in the custody of up to 10 federal agents and will be under guard at secret locations in Melbourne and Sydney for his flights. More than 20 officers are expected to guard Sydney's Westmead Hospital, where the final goodbyes will probably take place today. Estimates of...
  • Banned Muslim group plans town meeting ( Islamic superstate )

    01/09/2007 7:48:57 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,146+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 10, 2007 | AAP
    A MUSLIM group linked to the London bombings and banned in parts of Europe and the Middle East has booked a southwest Sydney town hall to stage a conference later this month. Hizb-ut-Tahrir has booked the Bankstown Town Hall for January 27, News Ltd newspapers report, and in a video promoting the conference claims it is to discuss the coming of an Islamic superstate. The group, banned in Germany and the Netherlands as well as being linked to the terrorists behind the London bombings in 2005, were seen spreading hate pamphlets around the Bankstown area in August... the group was...
  • Man jailed over bomb plot

    08/23/2006 12:00:46 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 4 replies · 466+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 23 August 2006
    AN ARCHITECT has been jailed for at least 15 years after becoming the first person convicted of planning a terrorist attack on Australian soil. Faheem Khalid Lodhi was today jailed for a maximum term of 20 years for acting in preparation for a terrorist attack. He sat quietly in the dock as Justice Anthony Whealy told the NSW Supreme Court Lodhi had intended to "advance violent giant jihad" in Australia. Lodhi, who was born in Pakistan but has Australian citizenship, had pleaded not guilty to all charges. Justice Whealy said the attack, if carried out, "would instil terror into members...
  • Radicals recruiting outside Sydney's mosques(Hizb ut-Tahrir)

    07/23/2005 1:25:31 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 18 replies · 468+ views
    The Age ^ | 07/24/05 | Eamonn Duff
    A radical Islamic group linked to the London bombings, and outlawed in British universities and across the Middle East, has launched an underground recruitment campaign aimed at Muslim youth in Sydney. The group, Hizb ut-Tahrir, which describes suicide bombers as martyrs and openly advocates the destruction of Western ideals, held its second meeting behind closed doors in western Sydney on Friday night. The British Home Office and Pakistan's intelligence agencies are investigating the group's links to Shehzad Tanweer, 22, one of the four suicide bombers who killed 56 people in London two weeks ago. Sydney's mainstream Islamic community is believed...
  • Men 'had terrorism handbook'

    08/03/2006 10:52:01 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 35 replies · 1,283+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 | Katie Lapthorne
    TERRORISM suspects hoarded computer how-to guides on making explosives and articles about al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and jihad, a court heard yesterday. Aimen Joud, 21, also had graphic video footage of the execution and decapitation of a man said to have come from Chechnya in 1998, Melbourne Magistrates' Court was told. Federal police found the manuals on terrorism and militant Islam when searching the homes of Mr Joud and Shane Kent, 29, in September 2004. Sen-Constable Paul Madden told the court one handbook, known as the Vortex Cookbook, was later shown to the group's alleged spiritual leader, Abdul Nacer Benbrika....
  • Australian synagogue attacked

    07/30/2006 10:13:36 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 23 replies · 677+ views
    AP ^ | July 31, 2006
    An attack on a Sydney synagogue may have been fueled by anger over the Middle East conflict and the spiraling civilian death toll in Lebanon, a rabbi said Monday. Rabbi Wernick, who cited religious reasons in declining to give his first name, and his young family were inside a house attached to a synagogue in suburban Parramatta when it was attacked Sunday evening. Concrete blocks smashed the windows of two cars, and other projectiles were hurled at the synagogue roof. Shortly after the incident, witnesses told police they saw a group of about 10 Middle Eastern men laughing and running...
  • Brigitte spills beans on Aussie terror plan

    10/18/2004 5:26:56 AM PDT · by Saberwielder · 9 replies · 857+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | 10/18/2004 | Ben English
    Brigitte spills beans on Aussie terror plan Ben English 18oct04 WILLIE Brigitte has told French investigators of his extraordinary journey from failed butcher to linchpin in an al-Qaida plan to launch a terror attack on Australia. He has detailed the high-altitude paramilitary training he undertook in a vast camp overlooking the Himalaya in which he and thousands of other jihad warriors were schooled in terrorism. And he has told of how Osama bin Laden's allies have penetrated the Pakistani Army to thwart US efforts to crack terrorist training operations in the remote Pakistani mountain regions that border Afghanistan. A year...
  • Australia: Hunt closes on terror cell

    04/16/2004 1:39:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 232+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 17 2004 | Martin Chulov
    THE arrest of a Sydney student on terrorism training charges has intensified the police focus on four Sydney men allegedly linked to a Pakistan-based terror cell that ASIO suspects plotted to bomb Australian military bases last year. Fourth-year medical student Izhar Ul-Haque has spent his second night in the nation's highest-security prison, the Supermax at Goulburn, after becoming only the second person charged in Australia with terrorism offences since the 1978 Hilton bombing. NSW Premier Bob Carr confirmed yesterday that his Government had been asked to make preparations to house more than one suspect in its prison system. "We were...
  • Brigitte was sent for terror act: report

    03/21/2004 4:39:01 PM PST · by Piefloater · 3 replies · 322+ views
    AAP/ninemsn.com.au ^ | 22 Mar 2004
    Suspected terrorist Willie Brigitte was reportedly sent to Australia to help a local terror group prepare a terrorist act "of great size". Brigitte, 35, who was deported last October and is in French custody, was a link figure in the world terrorist network who had connections with the organisers of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the March 11 Madrid train blasts, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph reported. It said his potential targets included the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and the Australian army's administrative compound at Victoria Barracks, both in Sydney, and the Perth headquarters of Australia's SAS regiment. French authorities...
  • Australia - Brigitte quizzed wife on Pine Gap (Al-Queda sought info on U.S. listening post)

    02/04/2004 10:06:44 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 258+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 5, 2004 | Trudy Harris
    SUSPECTED French terrorist Willie Brigitte tried to get information from his wife, former soldier Melanie Brown about the top-secret spy facility at Pine Gap, French police sources say. During her four days of interrogation by French officials in Paris last month, police said Ms Brown recalled incidents with Brigitte in Sydney that, on reflection, seemed suspicious to her. In particular, Ms Brown is understood to have told French interrogators that Brigitte questioned her at length about the US-Australian electronic intelligence station at Pine Gap, near Alice Springs. He asked her if she had ever been inside the base when...
  • Terrorist's wife joined Jewish group

    11/12/2003 3:26:02 PM PST · by TheMole · 9 replies · 262+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Nov. 12, 2003 | John Rolfe
    THE Sydney woman who in September wed al-Qaeda operative and alleged terrorist Willie Brigitte after converting to Islam had been part of a Jewish gay group just 18 months earlier. Melanie Brown was photographed on the edge of a float in the 2002 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, wearing long lace-up Doc Martens. The float called "Twice Blessed" was built by Dayenu, a support group for Sydney's Jewish gays and lesbians. The Daily Telegraph understands Ms Brown became part of Dayenu in 2000 and then worked to build its floats in both 2001 and 2002. A former member of Dayenu...
  • Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination(, Ahmed Shah Massood.)

    10/27/2003 3:01:06 PM PST · by Dog · 23 replies · 416+ views
    The Age ^ | October 28, 2003 | NA
    Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination October 28, 2003 - 9:11AM A Frenchman under investigation in Australia and France for possible terrorist activities was also suspected of links to the assassination of an Afghan leader, authorities said. Willie Virgile Brigitte, 35, is in custody in a Paris area jail where he is being held on suspicion of association with a terror group, French police and justice officials said. Investigations are under way in France and Australia into Brigitte's alleged links to the al-Qaeda terror network, French officials said today. A judicial official said that Brigitte was also suspected of running...
  • Terror suspect 'used government website' [Australia]

    04/23/2004 7:22:41 PM PDT · by aculeus · 1 replies · 221+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | April 24, 2004 | Ellen Connolly, Sunanda Creagh and Les Kennedy
    The alleged mastermind of a planned terrorist attack in Australia used a NSW Government website to get maps, data and satellite images of potential targets, including Sydney's Centrepoint, the Parramatta CBD and transport systems. "He was using it during office hours to look at things like the numbers of floors in a building," a former colleague of Faheem Lodhi told the Herald. "He was interested in areas dead smack in the middle of the city." Lodhi, 34, also bought a map of the country's energy supply system, which gave details of the routes of gas pipelines and the location of...
  • Pakistani terror suspect had bomb plans(had maps of Australia’s power grid)

    12/14/2004 3:02:49 PM PST · by milestogo · 1 replies · 358+ views
    ‘Pakistani terror suspect had bomb plans’ SYDNEY: A Pakistani-born man accused of planning terrorist attacks had maps of Australia’s power grid, aerial photographs of defence installations and bomb-making instructions in his possession when he was arrested, a court was told here on Tuesday. Architect Faheem Khalid Lodhi, 34, was also alleged in October 2001 to have acted “in an apparent official capacity” at a training camp in Lahore, operated by the banned terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba. “The camp specialised in urban warfare,” prosecutor Richard Maidment told Sydney’s Central Local Court at the opening of a committal hearing to decide if there...
  • Lodhi convicted of three terror charges

    06/18/2006 9:57:41 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 242+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 19th June 2006
    A JURY has today found Sydney architect Faheem Khalid Lodhi guilty of three terrorism-related charges. A seven-week trial in the New South Wales Supreme Court was told that in October 2003 the 36-year-old was planning a bombing attack, motivated by violent jihad. The national electricity supply system or three Sydney defence sites – Victoria Barracks, HMAS Penguin or Holsworthy Barracks – were his possible targets, the jury was told. Lodhi inquired about chemicals capable of making explosives, and had instructions for making explosives, detonators and poisons, in preparation for a terrorist attack. He was also charged with acquiring two maps...
  • Medical student in Sydney attended Lashkar camp in Pakistan

    06/12/2004 2:51:52 AM PDT · by Qaz_W · 293+ views
    Newindpress ^ | June 12 2004 | N.A.
    CANBERRA: The first arrest made under Australia's new anti-terrorism laws, in fact the first Australian since 1978 to be charged with terrorism is a Pakistan-born medical student who allegedly attended a three-week training camp organised by the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Pakistan in January last year. Sydney resident Izhar Ul-Haque was arrested by the Australian Federal Police on April 15 and although he was released on bail on May 27, he is said to be under close observation. His lawyer has denied he was a terrorist but admitted that Ul-Haque was sympathetic to the “Kashmir cause''. Ul-Haque is said to have claimed...