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Four Muslim Australians arrested for plotting terrorist attack at army base

Posted by jagoindia on August 4, 2009

Australia Police Hold 4 in Terror Plot

Published: August 4, 2009
SYDNEY — Four men suspected of having links to a radical Islamic group from Somalia were arrested Tuesday for what authorities said was a plot to storm a military base in the Sydney suburbs and shoot as many soldiers as possible.

The men, all Australian citizens of Somali and Lebanese descent, were detained when hundreds of police officers swept through 19 houses in Melbourne early Tuesday. The raids were the culmination of a seven-month investigation involving state and federal officials and the Australian Security and Intelligence Organization, the government’s spy agency.

The police said the men, whose ages ranged from 22 to 26, planned to arm themselves with automatic weapons and stage an attack on Holsworthy Barracks, a sprawling military complex set in the scrub lands southwest of Sydney. No date was given for the alleged attack.

“This operation has disrupted an alleged terrorist attack that could have claimed many lives,” the acting federal police commissioner, Tony Negus, told reporters in Melbourne. He said the men “were prepared to inflict a sustained attack on military personnel until they themselves were killed.”

Officials say the suspects were affiliated with Al Shabab, an Islamic organization that controls much of southern Somalia and has been waging an insurgency against the country’s fragile, Western-backed transitional government. The United States considers the group a terrorist organization, saying it harbors Al Qaeda operatives wanted for orchestrating the 1998 bombings of the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Clive Williams, a terrorism expert at the Strategic and Defense Studies Center of the Australian National University, said that increased scrutiny of Al Shabab has made it harder for sympathetic Muslim youths to travel to Somalia unnoticed, making conditions ripe for Shabab-inspired attacks elsewhere.

“Now that it has become more difficult to go there, the alternative is to go somewhere else, or do something in your home country,” Mr. Williams said. “Given that Australia’s foreign policy is closely aligned with that of the United States in many areas, particularly in relation to Afghanistan, it would make sense to wage an attack in Australia to protest against Australia’s policies.”

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced on April 29 that Australia would add 450 soldiers to its contingent in Afghanistan, increasing its force there to about 1,550. Mr. Rudd said at the time that President Obama had persuaded him to increase the deployment during discussions the previous week.

Mr. Rudd said the arrests on Tuesday offered a sobering reminder of the “enduring threat from terrorism at home, here in Australia, as well as overseas.”

The police charged one of the men, Nayef El Sayed, 25, with conspiring to plan or prepare for a terrorist attack. Mr. Sayed did not enter a plea or apply for bail when he appeared briefly before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday. He refused to stand up when the judge entered the chambers because, his lawyer told the court, his religious beliefs prevented him from standing before anyone but God, according to local reporters who attended the hearing.

The magistrate gave the police an eight-hour extension to continue questioning another man, Saney Aweys, into Tuesday night. He and two other suspects have not been charged. Mr. Aweys, who declined legal representation, told the court that he did not know the other three men.

But prosecutors said that the federal police had intercepted numerous telephone conversations and text messages referring to the planned attack. The authorities said they planned to use these telephone intercepts and video footage of one of the men allegedly arriving at the Holsworthy base on March 28, as evidence.

The police said at least one of the men had traveled to Somalia to participate in the insurgency there, and members of the group were trying to persuade Islamic leaders to issue a fatwa, or religious edict, supporting the planned attack.

If the accusations are true, the men join the ranks of Somali expatriates and Muslim youths who have been drawn to Al Shabab, which means “youth” in Arabic. Officials in the United States have also been investigating whether a group of young men from Minnesota were recruited by the group to join the influx of foreign militants fighting against Somalia’s transitional government.

Australia has not had a major attack on its territory in recent years. However, a number of people are serving lengthy prison sentences for plots that have been uncovered since the government imposed tough anti-terror laws in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001. Dozens of Australians have been killed in attacks overseas, including three people who were killed in simultaneous suicide bomb attacks at two American hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia, last month; 88 Australians were killed when Islamic extremists bombed a bar and a nightclub on the Indonesian island of Bali in October 2002.

Australian police arrest four accused of plotting terrorist attack
Police say the four Australian citizens had received training in Somalia and were planning to attack a military barracks in Sydney.

By Huma Yusuf
posted August 04, 2009

Australian police have arrested four people in Melbourne accused of plotting a suicide attack on an Army base. The men are believed to have ties to Al Shabab, an extremist Somali organization that has been linked to Al Qaeda.

The four Australian citizens, of Somali and Lebanese descent, were arrested in a massive predawn raid that involved more than 400 police officers searching 19 locations, reports The Guardian. It was the culmination of a seven-month investigation during which police say they discovered the men had received training in Somalia and were planning to attack a military barracks in Sydney and kill as many soldiers as possible before being killed themselves.

 One man, Nayef el-Sayed, has been charged with conspiring to commit a terrorist attack, reports the BBC, while police are still questioning three others. According to police, they had sought religious justification for the attack.

“Members of the group have been actively seeking a fatwa or religious ruling to justify a terror attack on Australia,” [Tony Negus, acting chief commissioner of the Australian Federal Police] said. Prosecutors told the court they had evidence some of the men had taken part in training and fighting in Somalia.

Mr. Sayed remained defiant while appearing in a magistrate’s court on Tuesday, reports The Age, an Australian daily.

El Sayed would not stand when asked to by Magistrate Peter Reardon. Asked why, El Sayed’s lawyer, Anthony Brand, said his client would stand for no man, only for God, according to his religious beliefs.

The Australian reports that police have been granted more time to question one of the four men arrested, and have applied for an extension for the other two.

The alleged target of the attack, the Holsworthy Barracks, is in an army base on the outskirts of Sydney and houses an antiterrorism unit, reports The Age.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Tuesday’s arrests are not entirely unexpected. A Somali Islamic scholar at the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur had previously pointed out that disaffected Somali youth might be recruited to participate in terrorist activities.

Two years ago, Islamic scholar Dr Herse Hilole warned that young Somali refugees in Melbourne were being seduced by Islamic extremists….

“My suspicion was that young Somali Muslims could be or may be used in the future to carry [out] some terrorist activities in Australia,” he said.

An analysis in The Times of London also points out that the Australian authorities have been aware of local terror threats.

There may be only 300,000 Muslims living in Australia, but there is a small and growing minority of Islamic extremists whose message of jihad has spread among disaffected youth….

Radical imams … have succeeded in drawing into their web young Lebanese and Somali men, some of them refugees, who feel alienated from the wider Australian community….

Last year the federal Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, warned that a terrorist threat was just as likely to emanate from disgruntled and alienated Australian youth as from an overseas organisation. The most recent report by the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation also outlined the threat from “a small but potentially dangerous minority of Australians who hold extremist views and are prepared to act in support of their beliefs”.

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Teenage Somali rape victim stoned to death for adultery by islamists

Posted by jagoindia on November 25, 2008

August 22, 2007

Video: Stoning Iraqi girl to death Click here for video Warning graphic!
There is simply no words to describe how Islam brings humans do commit such evil acts.

Earlier stories

Stoning victim 13 year old Somali girl begged for mercy: “Don’t kill me, don’t kill me,”

13 year raped Somali girl stoned to death by peace loving Muslims

Teenage Somali rape victim stoned to death for adultery

Article from:  The Australian <;

*NAIROBI: The United Nations’ Children Fund has shown alarm over the rights
of children and women in Somalia, following the stoning there of a
13-year-old rape victim.*

Aisha Ibrahim Dhuhulow was stoned to death by a mob in a public execution
after being found guilty of adultery by an Islamic court in the southern
port city of Kismayo, which was taken over by radical Islamists in August.

The victim was buried up to her neck before a group of men in the crowd
pelted her head with stones, but according to rights groups, it later
emerged that she was only 13 and was raped by three men.

UNICEF said she had been walking some distance and was on her way to
visiting her grandmother when she was raped by three men in the Kismayo

“Following the assault, she sought protection from the authorities, who then
accused her of adultery and sentenced her to death,” the organisation said.

“This is a tragic and deplorable incident. A child was victimised twice –
first by the perpetrators of the rape and then by those responsible for
administering justice,” said UNICEF Representative for Somalia Christian

“The incident highlights the extreme vulnerability of girls and women in
Somalia,” the statement went on, explaining that sexual and gender-based
violence was exacerbated by chronic conflict and displacement.


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Stoning victim 13 year old Somali girl begged for mercy: “Don’t kill me, don’t kill me,”

Posted by jagoindia on November 5, 2008

How come no moderate Muslim helped this poor child.  That is because moderate Muslims are a fictional creation. They live in secular worlds and preach and dangerously mislead non-Muslims. These scums along with Indian human Indian rights activists such as Arundhati Roy, Teesta Setalvad should be kicked out of India for not condemning Islamic barbarity and showing them as victims  For real stuff that diabolic Islam is made up of, read on.

Earlier message here

Stoning victim ‘begged for mercy’
4 November 2008, BBC

A young woman recently stoned to death in Somalia first pleaded for her life, a witness has told the BBC.

“Don’t kill me, don’t kill me,” she said, according to the man who wanted to remain anonymous. A few minutes later, more than 50 men threw stones.

Human rights group Amnesty International says the victim was a 13-year-old girl who had been raped.

Initial reports had said she was a 23-year-old woman who had confessed to adultery before a Sharia court.

Numerous eye-witnesses say she was forced into a hole, buried up to her neck then pelted with stones until she died in front of more than 1,000 people last week.

Meanwhile, Islamists in the capital, Mogadishu have carried out a public flogging.

Islamists are becoming increasingly open in the capital, Mogadishu
Mogadishu is nominally under the control of government forces and their Ethiopian allies, who face frequent attacks by Islamist and nationalist insurgents.

The BBC’s Mohammed Olad Hassan in the city says the flogging was a show of strength.

He says two men accused of helping to kill a man and torture his mother, who they accused of theft, were each given 39 lashes in the north-eastern suburb of Suqa-hola.

The man who actually killed the alleged thief was released, after agreeing to pay his family 100 camels in compensation.

Before the flogging, hundreds of Islamist fighters performed a military parade, our reporter says.

Death threats

Cameras were banned from the stoning in Kismayo, but print and radio journalists who were allowed to attend estimated that the woman, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, was 23 years old.

People were saying this was not good for Sharia law, this was not good for human rights, this was not good for anything

However, Amnesty said it had learned she was 13, and that her father had said she was raped by three men.

When the family tried to report the rape, the girl was accused of adultery and detained, Amnesty said.

Convicting a girl of 13 for adultery would be illegal under Islamic law.

A human rights activist in the town told the BBC on condition of anonymity that he had received death threats from the Islamic militia, who accuse him of spreading false information about the incident.

He denies having anything to with Amnesty’s report.


Court authorities have said the woman came to them admitting her guilt.

She was asked several times to review her confession but she stressed that she wanted Sharia law and the deserved punishment to apply, they said.

But a witness who spoke to the BBC’s Today programme said she had been crying and had to be forced into a hole before the stoning, reported to have taken place in a football stadium.

“More than 1,000 people arrived there,” he said.

“After two hours, the Islamic administration in Kismayo brought the lady to the place and when she came out she said: ‘What do you want from me?'”

“They said: ‘We will do what Allah has instructed us’. She said: ‘I’m not going, I’m not going. Don’t kill me, don’t kill me.’

“A few minutes later more than 50 men tried to stone her.”

‘Checked by nurses’

The witness said people crowding round to see the execution said it was “awful”.

“People were saying this was not good for Sharia law, this was not good for human rights, this was not good for anything.”

But no-one tried to stop the Islamist officials, who were armed, the witness said. He said one boy was shot in the confusion.

According to Amnesty International, nurses were sent to check during the stoning whether the victim was still alive. They removed her from the ground and declared that she was, before she was replaced so the stoning could continue.

The port of Kismayo was seized in August by a coalition of forces loyal to rebel leader Hassan Turki, and al-Shabab, the country’s main radical Islamist insurgent organisation.

Mr Turki is on the US list of “financers of terrorism”.

It was the first reported execution by stoning in the southern port city since Islamist insurgents captured it.

The BBC had a reporter in the area, but he was shot dead in Kismayo in June.

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13 year raped Somali girl stoned to death by peace loving Muslims

Posted by jagoindia on November 2, 2008

Latest news from BBC: Stoning victim ‘begged for mercy’

Child of 13 stoned to death in Somalia
31 October 2008

A girl stoned to death in Somalia this week was 13 years old, not 23, contrary to earlier news reports. She had been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law.

Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was killed on Monday 27 October, by a group of 50 men in a stadium in the southern port of Kismayu, in front of around 1,000 spectators. Somali journalists who had reported she was 23 have told Amnesty International that they judged her age by her physical appearance.

Inside the stadium, militia members opened fire when some of the witnesses to the killing attempted to save her life, and shot dead a boy who was a bystander. An al-Shabab spokeperson was later reported to have apologized for the death of the child, and said the militia member would be punished.

At one point during the stoning, Amnesty International has been told by numerous eyewitnesses that nurses were instructed to check whether Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was still alive when buried in the ground. They removed her from the ground, declared that she was, and she was replaced in the hole where she had been buried for the stoning to continue.

Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was accused of adultery, but sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men, and had attempted to report this rape to the al-Shabab militia who control Kismayo. It was this act that resulted in her being accused of adultery and detained. None of men she accused of rape were arrested.

She was detained by militia of the Kismayo authorities, a coalition of Al-shabab and clan militias. During this time, she was reportedly extremely distressed, with some individuals stating she had become mentally unstable.

Amnesty International has campaigned to end the use of the punishment of stoning, calling it gruesome and horrific. This killing of Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow demonstrates the cruelty and the inherent discrimination against women of this punishment.

Latest news from BBC: Stoning victim ‘begged for mercy’

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