Radio announcer and former Australian politician David Oldfield published the following very true and completely verifiable statement of fact on his website: "NOT ALL MUSLIMS ARE TERRORISTS, BUT NEARLY ALL TERRORISTS ARE MUSLIMS".
Oldfield was dragged before that bastion of political correctness, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) by Muslim lawyer Hisam Sidaoui, who claimed that the website breached Victorian racial vilification laws. Amazingly enough, this tribunal put enough pressure on Oldfield to force him to alter this and other statements, even though they were blatant truths.
The most stupid aspect of this affair was that Oldfield's statement had nothing whatsoever to do with race, merely with the followers of the religion of Islam, who could be of any race on the planet. This fact alone should have seen this matter thrown out completely.
Of course there are non-Islamic terror groups, such as ETA in Spain, FARC in Colombia and Shining Path in Peru, but Islamic terrorists in the world outnumber them by a massive margin. The copious mountain of evidence, news articles and reports from all over the world prove beyond a shadow of doubt that nearly all terrorists are indeed Muslims.
Current research has found that 98% of all the terrorists in the world are Muslims, therefore it was a travesty of justice that the VCAT matter against Oldfield was even allowed to proceed, when Oldfield's website merely stated the facts. The Hotheads website states the obvious truth without fear - nearly all terrorists are Muslims and at the time of writing, every person convicted of terrorist offences in Australia is a Muslim.
A number of Muslims in Australia have been arrested and charged with terrorism offences and many have been convicted. These bastards conspired to massacre Australians in the name of their death cult, even though Australia gave them a new home and refuge from the deprivations of those third-world hell-holes from whence they fled. In the history of Australia, no other nationality, religious or cultural group has ever done anything like this against their fellow citizens.
Here is a very incomplete list of Muslims convicted or before the courts on terrorism offences in Australia in the past 30 years, compared to non-Muslim terrorists as of April 2010.
No non-Muslims have been convicted of terrorismand this clearly shows that ONLY Muslims pose an existential terrorist threat to the people of Australia. Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and other religious groups have not been arrested for terrorist acts. The very fact that literally every person convicted or before the courts on terrorism charges is Muslim speaks volumes about the menace of Islamists and the same sort of statistics appear in most western nations, such as Denmark, Holland, Sweden, Germany, France and many other nations. All the political correctness in the world or the posturing of racist and discriminatory tribunals such as VCAT cannot make these facts disappear.
In fact the only recorded case of non-Muslim terrorism in Australia was the 1978 bombing of the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, which was blamed on the religious Ananda Marga sect, however was not proven. But apart from this one isolated incident, literally every terrorism suspect arrested or convicted has been Muslim. Even a rigorous search of the Internet has not managed to unearth any other another non-Muslim terrorist incident or attacker.
The hard evidence, plentifully available from world events and court cases, should dispel any myth that Islam is benign and that its followers who follow Islamic doctrine and teaching should be permitted to live in a modern pluralistic and tolerant society. The truth is that Islam is a lethal menace and many Muslims are quite prepared to commit atrocities against non-Muslims, even their own fellow citizens, in the name of this death cult.
Anybody who states unequivocally that Muslims are terrorists and is dragged before some politically correct tribunal for religious vilification would easily prove that virtually all the Muslims convicted in Australia on terrorism charges were not radical jihadists infiltrated into Australia to commit their atrocities, but just average Muslims, Australian citizens or legal residents living in the suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne.
Muslims don't need to be vilified by anybody else - they do an excellent job of vilifying themselves and telling the truth about them is not a crime, unless one of those idiotic politically-correct and very discriminatory anti-discrimination tribunals decides to persecute somebody for being honest and truthful. But anybody accused of vilifying Islam or Muslims would have no trouble beating such preposterous charges when the facts and hard evidence about this death cult and its followers is so blatantly obvious. In fact, any people who are accused of such things are welcome to use the information on this website for their defence.
It was not surprising to see that many of the Muslims convicted of terrorism crimes in Sydney and Melbourne were born in Australia, just like many of the Islamic suicide bombers in London and Madrid were born in Britain and Spain respectively. That shows that Islamic terror does not need to be imported, but all Muslims in secular Western nations have to be considered as either terrorists or supporters of terrorism. Most people saw the news reports of Muslims joyfully dancing in the streets of Sydney and Melbourne when the World Trade Centre was destroyed allegedly by Muslim terrorists on 11 September 2001, resulting in the murder of over 3000 innocent people. If this does not indicate to Australians the mindset of the Muslim population here, then we are blind to the real danger of all Muslims living in this nation.
The website The Religion Of Peace catalogues the latest atrocities committed by Muslim extremists, so a visit there ever few days will drive home the message that Islam is certainly not the religion of peace, but an immense danger to the civilised world. If anybody ever tries to assert that Islam is benign, just direct them to this website to completely refute their position.
Of course if anybody ever decides to be so foolish as to lay a complaint with one of those politically correct tribunals such as the VCAT against somebody for pointing out that Islam is a menace, Muslims are an extreme danger to the civilised world and the Koran is riddled with hatred, anti-Christian and anti-Semitic diatribes and commands for Muslims to slaughter non-Muslims everywhere, then there is copious evidence to prove the truth of all of that. The Religion Of Peace website is a good place to start, apart from the information on Hotheads and many other very informative anti-Islamic websites.
To graphically demonstrate that Australian Muslims are willing to kill their fellow Australians in terror attacks, in 2006, Muslim architect Faheem Khalil Lodhi went on trial, accused of planning to blow up the national electricity grid or a Sydney defence site. Before he was arrested, Lodhi had gathered maps, chemicals and recipes for poisons and homemade bombs to carry out his plan.
The prosecution relied on several documents seized during ASIO raids in October, 2003, at the Lakemba home where Lodhi lived with his wife, Aysha Hamedd and from his desk at his workplace in the city. They included a so-called "terror manual", a 15-page, handwritten document in Lodhi's native Urdu language with numerous recipes for explosives and poisons that he had obtained from the internet. The prosecution also produced a list of chemical prices Lodhi had sought, maps of the national electricity grid he had bought and aerial photographs he downloaded from the internet of three Sydney defence sites, Holsworthy Army Base, Victoria Barracks and HMAS Penguin at Mosman. Police also seized DVDs and CDs of jihadist doctrine and terror training.
Lodhi had offered various explanations for the documents - the chemical list was for an export company he was planning, the maps a marketing tool for another planned venture to send generators to Pakistan and the aerial photographs were for his resume as he had worked on each of the defence sites in the past. He also gave false personal details for the chemical and map inquiries but said it was a mistake. Despite his assertions, Lodhi was found guilty of three terror-related charges and was sentenced to 20 years jail.
In Melbourne, self-proclaimed Muslim imam Abdul Nacer Benbrika and eleven other Muslim men were charged with being members of a terrorist organisation and other terror-related crimes. The prosecution had alleged that the group plotted to bomb the Melbourne Cricket Ground while 100,000 people watched a grand final football match. They had also planned to attack Melbourne's Crown Casino during the 2006 Australian Formula One Grand Prix and a pre-season football game.
The jury heard that Benbrika, also known as Sheik Abu Bakr, had told his followers that it was permissible to kill women, children and the aged and that the group needed to kill at least 1000 non-believers to make the Australian government withdraw soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. The jury heard from more than 50 witnesses and was played thousands of hours of listening device material and telephone intercepts.
Police knew Benbrika had made inquiries about getting chemicals to make a massive bomb. Undercover officers followed Benbrika as he travelled into secluded bush near Kilmore to watch a test explosion of a small bomb. Police later secretly taped Benbrika discussing a 500 kilogram version of the 500 gram test bomb he watched explode. Benbrika was also taped bragging about what he hoped to achieve. "We'll damage buildings. Blast things - thinking big not small. What we want to do is to do maximum damage and damage their property. Damage their lives."
Victoria Police explosives expert John Kelleher gave evidence during the trial that he did not know of any building in Melbourne which wouldn't be levelled by a bomb of the size Benbrika was discussing. "There are not many buildings that would survive - 500 kilograms is an enormous amount of explosive" he said.
Police secretly taped Benbrika telling terror cell member Abdullah Merhi in September 2004 that the rulings of Allah meant it was permissible to carry out violent acts of jihad in Australia. He said Allah permitted violent jihad against countries which were considered a land of war and that Australia was a land of war because it had sent troops to Iraq in support of the USA. Merhi was told it was his religious duty and his obligation as a Muslim to do what he could to pursue violent jihad against any land of war and that Australia was just such a land.
It was alleged in court that Merhi was prepared to become Australia's first suicide bomber. Benbrika and Merhi spoke about the bombing of the Spanish commuter train system in Madrid earlier in 2004, which killed 191 people and wounded more than 2000. They indicated it would be good to carry out a similar attack on Melbourne's rail network.
One of the most chilling conversations taped by police was between Benbrika terror network member Fadl Sayadi and an associate, as they discussed destroying Melbourne's West Gate Bridge. They talked about having spoken to a person with knowledge of the bridge's security. "Yeah, you go under and you come right to where the big, need-to-hold-it-up part," the associate said. "You could bring down the West Gate." Sayadi suggested it would be possible to snorkel or scuba dive under the bridge and plant "thingos underneath".
Benbrika tried to have the trial stopped by going on a hunger strike, but Justice Bernard Bongiorno ruled that it would continue without Benbrika if necessary because, "That is a self-inflicted illness which will not be tolerated by the court."
On 15 September 2008, Benbrika, Abdullah Merhi, Aimen Joud, Ahmed Raad, Fadl Sayadi and Ezzit Raad were convicted of the crime of being members of a terrorist organisation. On 16 September 2008, Ahmed Haddara was convicted of being a member of a terrorist organisation. Four of the accused were acquitted and the jury were unable to reach a verdict in the case of Shane Kent.
On 03 February 2009, Benbrika was sentenced to 15 years jail for intentionally directing the activities of a terrorist organisation. He was also sentenced to 7 years jail for being a member of a terrorist organisation and 5 years for possessing a CD connected with the preparation of a terrorist act. Benbrika will serve the terms concurrently.
Six of Benbrika's followers also received prison terms.
The prosecution's key witness in the seven-month trial, Izzydeen Atik, was jailed for 5½ years with a 4 year non-parole period after pleading guilty in 2007 to belonging to Benbrika's terrorist organisation. Atik, who also pleaded guilty to about 40 fraud charges at a separate hearing, testified that the terror cell's initial target had been the 2005 Australian Football League Grand Final.
Benbrika, Aimen Joud, Fadl Sayadi and Ahmed Raad were also tried in 2009 on further terrorism charges, those of having planned or prepared for a terrorist act by placing an order with a company called Haines Educational for laboratory equipment to be used to make an explosive. Separately, Joud and Shane Kent were charged with two other counts. They were alleged to have intentionally provided support to the terrorist organisation al-Qaeda in a way that would directly or indirectly foster the doing of a terrorist act. They were also charged with making a document connected with preparation for a terrorist act, knowing of that connection. These charges relate to their alleged contribution to an international internet video.
On 28 July 2008, Shane Kent, who was about to be re-tried on terrorism charges in relation to the Benbrika group, pleaded guilty in the Victorian Supreme Court to being a member of a terrorist organisation and being involved in preparing a terrorist act. Kent made the admission just before a jury was to be empanelled for his trial. He pleaded guilty to one count of intentionally being a member of a terrorist organisation between July 2004 and November 2005. He also pleaded guilty to one count of making a document connected with the preparation of a terrorist act.
On 02 September 2009, Kent was sentenced to 5 years maximum and 3 years 8 months minimum in jail.
In Sydney, Muslims Mohamed Ali Elomar, Abdul Rakib Hasan, Mohammed Omar Jamal, Moustafa Cheikho and Khaled Cheikho faced trial on terrorism related charges, after being arrested in raids across Sydney's southwest in November 2005. They were accused of conspiring to prepare a terrorist act or acts between mid-2004 and November 2005, when they were arrested.
In their homes, police found volumes of literature, videos, CDs and computer files supporting violent jihad and glorifying the terrorist acts of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Instructions for building bombs were also found, along with receipts for mobile phones set up in fake names, which were used to place bulk orders for chemicals such as acetone, hydrogen peroxide and sulphuric acid.
Some of the men travelled to remote properties in rural NSW to practise paramilitary training and target practice. One of them, Moustafa Cheikho, also allegedly trained at a Lashkar e Toiba camp in Pakistan in 2001.
The trial was the longest in Australian history. Jury selection began in late October 2008 from a pool of 5000 jurors. The actual trial commenced on 05 November 2008 and ran for 10 months.
To ensure a fair trial, the jury was not informed that another four Muslim conspirators had also been arrested in the same case and had already pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Omar Baladjam, Mazen Touma, Khaled Sharrouff and Mirsad Mulahalilovic received sentences of between 3 and 16 years for their part in the terrorist plot.
On 16 September 2009, all five defendants were found guilty of conspiring to do acts in preparation for a terrorist act or acts. If convicted, they face possible life imprisonment.
On 14 December 2009 during a sentencing hearing in the Supreme Court in Parramatta, Crown counsel Richard Maidment told Justice Anthony Whealy that the maximum penalty for an offence where it was established there was an intent to kill was life imprisonment and that five men convicted of a terrorist conspiracy in Sydney should receive minimum sentences of about 20 years.
According to the media, the five men could not be named for legal reasons, however it was reported that they were charged with terrorism-related offences and were convicted in late 2009 of conspiracy to prepare a terrorist act or acts. The convictions of Mohamed Ali Elomar, Abdul Rakib Hasan, Mohammed Omar Jamal, Moustafa Cheikho and Khaled Cheikho were widely reported and the media also reported that the sentencing hearing would commence on 14 December 2009. As the sentencing hearing did indeed commence on that day, any person following this case would know the names of these terrorists, so any suppression orders of their names is futile. In any case, a quick search on the Internet quickly reveals the names of these terrorists.
On 15 January 2010, the terrorists were sentenced to the following prison terms:
In yet another terrorism trial, in August 2008, Muslim man Bilal Khazaal pleaded not guilty to making a document connected with assistance in a terrorist act knowing of that connection, between 20 and 23 September 2003 in Sydney. The document was said to be a book titled "Provisions on the Rules of Jihad - Short Judicial rulings and organisational instructions for fighters and Mujahideen against infidels". Khazaal also pleaded not guilty to attempting to urge the commission by others of a terrorist offence, in Sydney and elsewhere in the world.
Khazaal was named in a report by the USA intelligence agency CIA as someone associated with al-Qaeda. The Four Corners TV program said the CIA report alleged that Khazaal trained in Afghanistan in 1998 and worked for Qantas as a baggage handler until a security review was made shortly before the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He ran an internet site for the Islamic Youth Movement in Sydney and was allegedly planning attacks on US interests in Venezuela and the Philippines. Former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer stated that Khazaal had been deemed a threat to Australia's security and his passport was revoked.
The jury was not informed that Khazaal was also convicted in absentia in Lebanon for his alleged involvement in funding the 2003 bombing of a McDonald's restaurant in Beirut. In fact, Khazaal was sentenced in absentia to 15 years jail for falsifying a passport for another Australian man who had fled to Lebanon from Australia.
On 10 September 2008, a NSW Supreme Court jury found Khazaal guilty of a terrorist-related offence, that of compiling a book promoting violence against other religions. Khazaal pleaded not guilty to the second charge, that of attempting to urge others to commit a terrorist act. The jury could not reach a verdict on the second charge and was discharged.
On 25 September 2009, Bilal Khazaal was sentenced to 12 years in jail, with a minimum 9 years to be served. However, on 09 June 2011, his conviction was quashed and a retrial was ordered. The Court of Criminal Appeal said that the judge who presided over Khazaal’s trial should have discharged the jury when prejudicial evidence was given. The result of the retrial will be published here when it becomes available.
On 04 August 2009, police arrested suspected Islamic extremists who they believe were plotting a suicide bomb attack on an army base in Sydney's west. They executed 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.
The mass counter-terrorism operation, the second-largest ever in Australia, involved the Australian Federal Police, Victoria and NSW Police, the NSW Crime Commission and the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation. Police believe the group was planning to launch an attack on Sydney's Holsworthy Barracks. At least 400 officers were involved in the raid.
The media reported that the members of the group had been discovered carrying out surveillance on the base. The group was reportedly inspired by the Somalia-based terrorist movement al-Shabaab, with two Melbourne members thought to have travelled to Somalia to train with the al-Qaeda aligned terror group. Al-Shabaab, which is using suicide bombers and jihadist fighters in an attempt to overthrow the Somali government, seeks to impose a pure, hardline form of Islam, and sees the West as its enemy. It has been declared a terrorist organisation by the US and it has close links with al-Qaida leaders, including Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, an architect of the 1998 attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in which 223 people died.
The suspects include Australians of Somali and Lebanese descent, most of whom are labourers employed in Melbourne's construction industry, or taxi drivers. It is understood that several members of the group also wanted to travel to Somalia to fight with al-Shabaab, but when travel became difficult, they turned their attention to carrying out a terrorist attack in Australia. Al-Shabaab is currently searching for jihadist recruits around the world, including in Australia. Authorities fear that Australian Muslims who travel to Somalia to fight for al-Shabaab could return to Australia as sleeper agents for future attacks in this country.
It is interesting to note that the terror suspects began attending the controversial 8 Blacks prayer centre in North Melbourne, only a few months before they were charged with plotting a terrorist attack. Police and intelligence agencies have long regarded the old snooker hall turned makeshift mosque on Boundary Road, as a key hub in the militant Islamist network.
On 24 August 2009, Australian Federal Police agent Chris Salmon read a summary to the Melbourne Magistrates Court containing translations of secretly recorded telephone conversations allegedly involving the accused men. Salmon told the court that Nayef El Sayed had tasked another co-accused, Yacqub Khayre, with travelling to Somalia to obtain a fatwa to authorise a terrorist attack in Australia. El Sayed allegedly told another of the co-accused, Wissam Mahmoud Fattal, that he wanted to "strike big" when he visited Fattal in jail, where he was being held on an assault charge.
On 26 October 2009, Yacqub Khayre, 22, of Meadow Heights, Sany Edow Aweys, 26, of Carlton North, Abdirahmin Mohamud Ahmed, 25, of Preston, and Wissam Mahmoud Fattal, 33, of Melbourne Remand Centre all entered not guilty pleas and elected to go straight to trial on terrorism charges, including an alleged conspiracy to attack on Sydney's Holsworthy Army Base. A fifth man, Nayef El Sayed, 25, of Glenroy, is due to face a contested committal hearing on 24 May 2010.
On 23 December 2010, a Victorian Supreme Court jury found Wissam Mahmoud Fattal, Saney Edow Aweys and Nayef El Sayed guilty of conspiring to prepare for or plan a terrorist act. Abdirahman Mohamud Ahmed and Yacqub Khayre were found not guilty and released.
In September 2014, Melbourne terrorist Numan Haider, 18, was on top of a police officer and stabbing him when he was shot dead by a second officer. He was killed with a single shot to the head after pulling a knife from his jacket and attacking the officers outside Endeavour Hills police station. The police officers had arranged to meet with Haider over his recently cancelled Australian passport when he launched his attack.
Haider attacked without warning as the officers approached him in the car park of a nearby childcare centre. He stabbed a Victoria Police officer in the arm and an Australian Federal Police officer in the chest and face. He was on top of the AFP officer and continuing his attack when the Victoria Police officer shouted for him to drop his weapon, before opening fire. Haider was still clasping the knife in his hand after being shot dead.
Man Haron Monis was an Iranian-born Australian citizen who had converted from Shia Islam to Sunni Islam and pledged his allegiance to the caliphate declared by the terrorist group Islamic State. He sought political asylum in Australia in 1996, which was granted in 2001. He was also known as Sheikh Haron, Mohammad Hassan Manteghi and Ayatollah Manteghi Boroujerdi.
On 15 December 2014, Monis took hostages in a siege at the Lindt Chocolate Café at Martin Place, Sydney, lasting until the early hours of the following morning. The siege took place over a period of 17 hours and resulted in the deaths of cafe manager Tori Johnson and barrister Katrina Dawson. Monis was then killed by police, who stormed the cafe after hearing gunshots.
Monis had a long history of violent crime and fraud in Iran and had run a travel agency in 1996, before fleeing to Malaysia and then Australia. Since Australia had no extradition treaty with Iran, Monis was not extradited to Iran. Apparently Monis was protected from extradition by his refugee status. He was under prosecution by Interpol and Iran provided information to the Australian government about his criminal record, mental and spiritual status. Despite this, he was granted asylum in Australia.
Together with his colleague Amirah Droudis, later to become his wife, Monis undertook a campaign protesting against the presence of Australian troops in Afghanistan, by writing letters to the families of soldiers killed there, in which he called the soldiers murderers and urged the soldiers' families to petition the government to remove its troops from Afghanistan. An example of one of the letters compared the deceased soldier son to a pig and to a dirty animal. It called the son's body 'contaminated'. The letter referred to it as 'the dirty body of a pig'. It described Hitler as not inferior to the son in moral merit". Monis was arrested on charges of "using a postal or similar service to menace, harass or cause offence".
In July 2011, Monis was charged for intimidation of his ex-wife, Noleen Hayson Pal, following a confrontation in a McDonald's car park in Green Valley. Pal claimed that Monis had threatened to shoot her and told her that he held a gun licence. On 21 April 2013, Pal's body was found stabbed 17 times and alight in a Werrington apartment stairwell. Monis' girlfriend Amirah Droudis was formally charged with Pal's murder and on 15 November 2013, Monis was charged by NSW Police with being an accessory before and after the fact to the murder of Pal.
On 12 December 2013, Monis and Amirah appeared before Magistrate William Pierce at Penrith Local Court where they were granted bail. The magistrate said there were significant flaws in the Crown's case against the pair. "It is a weak case" he said. Prosecutor Brian Royce said that Monis' claims that the Iranian Secret Police and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) were trying to frame him for the murder were fanciful. Magistrate Pierce said all theories needed to be examined.
On 22 January 2014, Monis appeared at Parramatta Local Court and after informing magistrate Joan Baptie that he was representing himself, began discussing documents that he claimed were held by ASIO. He also claimed that ASIO was "conspiring against him", as they wanted him jailed. Magistrate Baptie told Monis that she had no power to order the release of documents held by ASIO and advised him to stop talking because he would harm his defence. Monis staged a protest outside the court, following the adjournment of the case, wearing chains and holding a sign claiming he had been tortured in custody. He was quoted as saying: "This is not a criminal case. This is a political case."
On 14 March 2014, Monis was arrested and charged with sexually and indecently assaulting a young woman who went to his consultancy in Wentworthville, NSW for "spiritual healing", after seeing an advertisement in a local newspaper. Monis claimed he was an expert in astrology, numerology, meditation and black magic services. Seven months later, on 13 October 2014, a further 40 charges were added, including 22 counts of aggravated sexual assault and 14 counts of aggravated indecent assault, committed against six more women who had visited his business.
On the morning of 15 December 2014, Monis took hostage employees and customers at the Lindt chocolate café in Martin Place, Sydney, across from a Seven Network television studio. Hostages were made to hold up a Black Standard with the shahadah (Islamic statement of faith) written in white Arabic text. Neighbouring buildings, including government offices and financial institutions and Martin Place railway station were evacuated and locked down. Some hostages managed to escape. The event lasted over 16 hours before police tactical officers stormed the café in the early hours of the following morning and killed Monis. Two of the hostages also died, several others were wounded and a policeman suffered minor injuries.
The whole sorry saga of Man Haron Monis could have been completely averted, had the pack of idiots that comprised the government investigated Monis and found that he had a long criminal history in Iran. He was granted refugee status, but he did not tell the government that he was fleeing serious criminal charges or that Interpol was after him. But the government at the time was so politically correct, that it swallowed the garbage from many bogus Muslim refugees and granted them residence and then citizenship. Many of those went on to commit murders, rapes and other extremely serious crimes.
So after cutting a swathe of criminality through Sydney, Monis finally ended his life by taking hostages at gunpoint in the Sydney CBD, killing two innocent people before he was gunned down by police. However, the people to blame for this tragedy are the Australian government that so foolishly allowed this bastard to come and live here and the magistrates and judges who granted Monis bail to allow him to walk from court. If the judiciary had understood the dangers that adherents of Islam pose to any secular society, they should have locked him up. So two innocent people died because of the utter stupidity of the government and judiciary in pandering to Muslims. The only good outcome of this dreadful saga is that thankfully, Monis is dead.
On 2 October 2015, Farhad Khalil Mohammed Jabar, a 15-year-old Muslim boy, shot and killed unarmed police civilian finance worker Curtis Cheng outside the New South Wales Police Force headquarters in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. Jabar, an Afghan refugee, was subsequently shot and killed by special constables who were protecting the police station.
Police allege that Jabar was recruited by a group of western Sydney extremists to carry out a terrorist attack because they thought they were under too much surveillance to do it themselves. CCTV from Parramatta Mosque showed several men meeting Jabar at the mosque on Friday 02 October 2015, just hours before the year 10 student walked to the Parramatta police headquarters and shot accountant Curtis Cheng, 58, in the back of the head, before being gunned down by two armed police guarding the building.
Police believe that Jabar acquired an older-style Smith and Wesson revolver at the mosque that afternoon and put it in his Nike backpack. A Middle Eastern crime gang is believed to have supplied the gun to the Muslim extremists who gave it to Jabar and incited him to go and kill some police.
Sydney disability pensioner Hamdi Alqudsi, 41, faces a lengthy jail term after being been found guilty of helping young men fight for Islamic extremists in the Middle East. Alqudsi, the first Australian to be charged under federal foreign incursion and recruitment laws since the Syrian conflict started, was found guilty by a jury on 12 July 2016 of seven counts of providing services with the intention of supporting hostile acts in Syria between June and October 2013.
The jury delivered a unanimous verdict relating to six of the men about 12.30pm on Tuesday, before giving their verdict regarding the seventh charge. The two-week trial heard that Alqudsi provided money, encouragement and contacts to help the men, mainly from Sydney, leave Australia and cross the Turkish border to join terrorist organisations in Syria.
Alqudsi's key contact in Syria was prolific recruiter Mohammad Ali Baryalei, who would become known as Australia's most senior member of Islamic State and who is now believed to have died.
In intercepted phone calls played during the trial, Alqudsi and Baryalei discussed the desirability of martyrdom, forming an "Australian battalion" and plans for the "brothers". "I've got four. Not one. There's four brothers coming now and I've got more coming after that," Alqudsi told Baryalei during one call. "I need you to help me out so I can open the door." Six of the men Alqudsi helped - Tyler Casey, Caner Temel, Mehmet Biber, Nassim Elbahsa, Muhammad Abdul-Karim Muslehand a man known as Abu Alim - are believed to have entered Syria.
In a phone call shortly after Abu Alim slipped into Syria, Alqudsi asked him: "Are they absorbing what Allah is putting them through? Do the boys feel it's reality now?" Abu Alim replied: "It's good, because when we're crossing the border, I mean, there were gunshots and, praise be to Allah, on top of us and it was beautiful." "Don't forget, brother, my jihad is here as well, as much as yours over there," Alqudsi said in the call.
The court heard that another wannabe-jihadi, Amin Mohamed, was stopped at Brisbane's international airport and his passport cancelled when he tried to leave Australia in September 2013. In a phone call before Mohamed tried to leave the country, Alqudsi told him "you better start pushing" because the "door might be closed". At least two of the men - Casey and Temel - died fighting for rival terrorist organisations less than a year after they arrived in Syria. Two others, Biber and Musleh, have returned to Australia, while the fates of Elbahsa and Abu Alim are not known.
Alqudsi told the men that he planned to join them in Syria, messaging one: "I pray that I can be among you soon. There's no life for me here without spirit as the spirit and the heart are in Sham [greater Syria]." But Alqudsi's passport was cancelled when he tried to leave Australia in September 2013, although he told them his trip had been delayed due to family sickness. Alqudsi was arrested after the homes he shared with his two wives in Revesby and St Helens Park were searched as part of the Operation Appleby counter-terrorism raids in December 2013.
The court heard that jihadi literature was found in both properties, including documents titled 39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad and The Value Regarding Killing Oneself to Protect Information. The court also heard that, in a spiral notebook, there was a "note detailing the provision of $3000 to the families of the shaheed [martyrs] and $2000 for 'getting people' " and a reminder to make "inquiries into martial arts classes and sharia college for the boys".
Alqudsi's two wives, Carnita Matthews and Moutia Elzahed, did not attend court during the trial and were not there for the delivery of the verdict. Matthews was sentenced to six months' jail for falsely accusing a police officer of trying to rip off her veil during a random breath test in 2010, but successfully appealed the conviction. Elzahed and her relatives also tried to sue the Commonwealth and NSW for defamation, alleging that, during police raids, officers called her a "bitch", saying "shut up bitch" and "get out of the fucking bed, bitch".
Alqudsi pleaded not guilty to the seven charges. His barrister, Scott Corish, questioned whether Alqudsi had provided any significant service to the men, and said the jury could not rule out that his real concern was helping civilians rather than waging war. Before the trial, his lawyers had unsuccessfully challenged the constitutional validity of the Abbott government's foreign incursion laws in the Supreme Court. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years' imprisonment. There will be a sentencing hearing for Alqudsi in August 2016.
Melbourne teenager Sevdet Besim was sentenced to 10 years jail in September 2016 by the Supreme Court of Victoria after pleading guilty to one count of conspiring to do an act in preparation for or planning a terror act, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. He will spend at least seven and a half years in prison.
Justice Michael Croucher said that Besim's planned "putrid act" was aimed at advancing violent jihad, intimidating the government and striking fear into hearts of the wider community. Besim chose Anzac Day to "make sure the dogs remember this as well as there fallen heros [sic]". He said that he was "ready to fight these dogs on there [sic] doorstep".
"I'd love to take out some cops," Besim said in online chats with a British Muslim teenager, where he discussed his deadly ideas. "I was gonna meet with them then take some heads ahaha."
The court heard Besim was radicalised by older, influential extremists he met at the now defunct Al-Furqan Islamic Centre, including senior Islamic State recruiter Neil Prakash. He was also greatly affected by the 2014 death of his friend Numan Haider and became alienated from mainstream society. Haider, 18, was shot dead outside Endeavour Hills police station after stabbing two counter-terrorism officers. Besim was with him in the hours before the attack.
So much evidence has emerged about mosques and Islamic prayer halls being used to plot or foment terrorist plots and anti-Australian sentiment, that these places should not be allowed to exist. It is only the preposterous notion of freedom of religion that allows Muslim terrorists to use these places as their headquarters and for Muslim imams to preach their hate-filled diatribes against Australians.
Freedom to practice religion does not encompass allowing a death cult masquerading under the guise of a religion to plot acts of terror against Australians. Islam is not a religion - it is a political system that has the aim of subjugating all non-Muslims and those that do not submit will be killed. It's all there in the Koran and Muslims believe that the Koran is the word of god and must be obeyed to the letter without question.
Therefore Australians have to come to the realisation that Islamic terrorism will be an existential threat to the nation, as long as Islam is allowed to operate in the sort of freedom it enjoys now by being treated as a religion with all the tax breaks that genuine religious organisations get, instead of being banned as a radical death cult.
The people of Australia must understand that they are at war with Islam and the enemy lives right here and is operating to destroy the Australian way of life. Until Australians start acting against this threat, compounded by home-grown and imported Muslim terrorists, Australia will go the way of Britain, Denmark, France and Sweden, which are all suffering horrendous problems with their ever-increasing Muslim populations and the terrorist problems that they bring.