Monday, November 07, 2005

Terror Threat Down Under, Part II

In a previous post, Terror Threat Down Under, the Australian government issued a warning of a terrorist attack in the making. Many charged Prime Minister Howard of fear mongering for an attempt to pass new legislation giving the government wider powers to fight terror on the continent nation.

It turns out there was, indeed, a terror plot underway involving Muslims living in Australia. The emergency convening of the Senate to pass the anti-terror legislation made possible the raids that began at about 2AM and continued through the day. The terrorists formed a group to wage "holy war" against Australians a court in Melbourne was told. The terror concept was one which was to rival the attacks in Madrid and London. One of the terror group was Abdul Nacer Benbrika, a.k.a. Abu Bakr, a radical Islamic cleric and a supporter of Osama bin Laden. Benbrika was named as the group leader.

Raids in Melbourne and Sydney netted 17 terrorists of the Islamic religion of peace. A combined force of 500 Australian Federal Police, New South Wales and Victoria State Police. Security officials say the group was stockpiling chemicals that could be used in the manufacture of explosives.

What is known now:

Seventeen people have been arrested - nine in Melbourne and eight in Sydney;

Some 400 officers were involved, including AFP agents and members of the state police forces in New South Wales and Victoria;

Senior police say the operation disrupted plans for a major terrorist attack in Australia;

The suspects are expected to appear in courts in Melbourne and Sydney this morning;

In Melbourne, the addresses of the raids were in Preston, Dallas, Hoppers Crossing, Fawkner, Hadfield, Coburg, Yarraville and Meadow Heights;

In Sydney, raids were reportedly conducted on 20 properties in three suburbs, including Wiley Park.

The previous day, Iranian Sheik Mansour Leghaei, a Muslim holyman, faces deportation from Australia. The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation named the cleric a security risk and recommended his expulsion. The 43 year old father of four was denied permanent residency when the ASIO made an adverse security assesment. The charges include "acts of foreign interference" which, under Aussie law, can mean spying on, or intimidating, dissidents, and secretly collecting official, military or political information for a foreign government.

Mr Leghaei, a 43-year-old father of four who has lived in Australia for a decade, was automatically denied a permanent residency visa after ASIO issued an adverse security assessment, alleging he had been involved in "acts of foreign interference".Under Australian law, this can mean spying on, or intimidating, dissidents, and secretly collecting official, military or political information for a foreign government.

The Islamic fundamentalists have opened a multi-front war with undefined lines. In doing so, they are attempting to spread the Crusaders thinly across the planet. But in order for them to destroy the infidel powers, they must come to the infidel. And that is where they will meet their poseur demon god.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

1 comment:

Don said...

I wonder what Sofo will say about Howard now. There is no way he will admit he was wrong and Howard was right.