Monday, November 07, 2005

This is how it's done Mate

Has Australia actually done what so many European countries have failed to do, get ahead of the Jihadists?

I wonder how this will go over with the locals?
The highest-profile suspect captured is Abdul Nacker Ben Brika, also known as Abu Bakr, a radical Muslim cleric.

In media interviews, Abu Bakr has said he is against the killing of innocents, but added he could not discourage students from training in jihad camps. He has also praised al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Abu Bakr appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning charged with being members of a terror group.

"Each of the members of the group are committed to the cause of violent jihad,'' said prosecutor Richard Maidment, adding that Bakr was the ringleader.

Rob Stary, a Melbourne lawyer who represents eight of the suspects including Bakr, said his clients have only been charged with being members of a terror group.

"They are not charged with being involved in the planning or preparation (of a terrorist act)," he said.
Lawyers always see the glass half full!

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