Terrorism: Bali bombing mastermind finally captured… in Pakistan

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Umar Patek, 40, who has a US bounty of $1 million on his head and is Indonesia‘s most wanted fugitive, was arrested by Pakistani security agencies who have said they are investigating him for links to militant groups in Pakistan.

A Pakistani official said: “Right now he is being interrogated. The Indonesians want access to him and they are coming.”

Kevin Rudd, Australian Foreign Minister, said: “For us it is clear that Patek has been arrested. Furthermore, it is our view that Patek’s arrest is potentially a major step forward in the fight against terrorism.

His arrest might offer some small comfort to the nearly 100 Australian families who lost loved ones in the Bali bombings way back in 2002. Of course, his arrest does not bring anyone back.”

via Bali bombing mastermind finally captured – Telegraph.

He has been extradited to Indonesia today.

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Australia: Muslim Convert Held Down by Intruders and Whipped for Drinking

Alcohol!

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A man who was held down on his bed and whipped up to 40 times by strangers had recently converted to Islam and was reportedly being punished for drinking.

The 31-year-old was asleep in his apartment in Silverwater, in Sydney’s west, when he woke to find four bearded men in his bedroom about 1am (AEST) yesterday.

Three of the intruders restrained him on the bed while the fourth man used a cable to lash him 40 times.

The attack lasted about 30 minutes and left the man covered in welts, the Seven Network reported today. Continue reading

Australia: Man Sacked For Speaking Against Islam

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Joseph Adams, who worked in the electorate office of the Smithfield Party Liberal of Australia NSW as an adviser, was sacked on Friday  for posting violent passages of the Quran on his Facebook page including a description of Prophet Muhammad as “the first terrorist of Islam”.

Mr. Adams’ comments angered some of his 1000 Facebook “friends”, which include 15 state government MPs and four ministers.

He was labelled a ”bigot” and the ”biggest f—ing racist ever” by his Facebook “friends.” Continue reading

Australia: Burqas to come off under new laws

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Absolutely logical after this:

Police will be given new powers to require motorists and others suspected of committing crimes to remove any head coverings so they can be identified.Mr O’Farrell said there should be no discrimination – in favour or against any race – when it comes to helping police identify people suspected of criminal breaches.

“I don’t care whether a person is wearing a motor cycle helmet, a burqa, niqab, face veil or anything else – the police should be allowed to require those people to make their identification clear,” he said.

“I have every respect for various religions and beliefs but when it comes to enforcing the law the police should be given adequate powers to make a clear identification.”

via Burqas to come off under new Australian laws « Creeping Sharia.

Australia: niqab’d woman wins appeal against police for “mistaken identity”

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Because who can tell who is under a burqa? That’s of course, why she has a shocking record of driving offences and of not paying the fines:

 judge Clive Jeffreys said yesterday he was not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that it was Mrs Matthews who made the racism accusation because the person who complained to police was wearing a burqa at the time.

The absurdity of the law is that, to reach the level of proof of identity to make the case, Mrs Matthews would have been required to identify herself by lifting her burqa at the police station – what started the uproar in the first place.

More than a dozen Muslim supporters linked arms and began chanting “Allah Akbar” as they stormed out of Downing Centre Court with Mrs Matthews concealed behind them.

Tempers rose and they began jostling with police after several members of the group attacked cameramen.

It marked a stark difference from their behaviour minutes earlier, when they had quietly assembled outside the lifts for prayer shortly after the judge’s decision.

Mrs Matthew’s lawyer Stephen Hopper (what a moron!) defended their actions saying: “They are obviously happy with the result and are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them.”

A really good reason for banning the burqa NOW. Because anyone who wants to commit some crime would just have to go covered by a burqa to avoid punishment.

Her husband has said that “she is very unhappy and that she doesn’t want to go outside (her home)”. Perhaps, Australian roads are much more safer now.

He is no “saint”, either: Continue reading

Australia: Live cattle exports to Indonesia in limbo after animal torture complaints

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After Australian animals exported to Indonesia were discovered to have undergone terrible torture, little has changed:

With Australia’s live cattle exports to Indonesia still in limbo, the RSPCA is now calling for Australian abbattoirs to be banned from ritually killing animals without stunning them first.

‘The national halal standard requires most abbattoirs to stun the animals before their throat is cut, but several have been given approval to kill animals without stunning‘.

Several? How many? On what basis?

Then they interview Mr. Haliloff, one of the allowed butchers to kill cattle without stunning:

… He says most of his customers would not buy the meat if it had been stunned.

…’He says many of his customers actually watch him slaughter the animals to ensure it is halal.

More commentary over at TNER.

Australia: Lybian man condemned on sexual assaults’ charges

Almahde Ahmad Atagore, 28, had been in Australia only a month and was having trouble adapting to the Australian culture when he committed the attacks, a court heard.

Atagore, who is a Muslim, was upset and sexually aroused at the way women in Australia dressed and behaved, the Victorian County Court heard today

Sentencing Atagore, Judge Margaret Rizkalla said she accepted there was a link between the cultural issues, along with Atagore’s depression, and the offences.

 So, instead of trying to adapt to Australian society, he spent a month raping and sexually assaulting women and teenagers. And feeling depressed…
The question is: if everything was so disgusting, why didn’t he went back to Lybia? Yeah, I know…