Geplaatst: Zo Dec 28, 2014 9:03 pm
Beweging van ex-moslims, hun sympathisanten en humanisten
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/20/melbourne-man-reportedly-killed-while-fighting-for-islamic-state-in-syriaMelbourne man reportedly killed while fighting for Islamic State in Syria
On Monday, a woman claiming to be Abdullatif’s wife likened him to a martyr.
“Till we reunite in Jannatul Firdaws my dearest husband,” she posted on social media. “You won the race! Heart of a green bird insha’Allah habibi.”
Abdullatif reportedly married 21-year-old Zehra Duman in December after she left Australia to meet him in the Middle East.
One of his most recent social media posts, on 11 December, said he wanted a “beautiful death”.
“I got married today, alhumdolileh I made hijra and got married here man, insha Allah I receive a beautiful death as well.”
'Australië verijdelt terreuraanslag
Twee mannen zijn woensdag in Sydney aangehouden omdat ze een terroristische aanslag zouden willen plegen in Australië. De mannen van 24 en 26 jaar wilden dat doen in opdracht van Islamitische Staat (IS), schrijven Australische media.
Het duo werd opgepakt nadat een speciale anti-terreureenheid van de politie een inval had gedaan in Sydney. Ze heeft daarmee naar eigen zeggen een aanslag verijdeld.
In het pand waar de inval werd gedaan, werd een jachtmes, een machete en een zelfgemaakte IS-vlag gevonden. Ook troffen agenten een video aan waarin een man vertelt over de aanslag die hij wil plegen. Media schrijven dat de vondst erop duidt dat de mannen een onthoofding wilden uitvoeren. De politie wil dat nog niet bevestigen.
De verdachten zijn aangeklaagd voor het voorbereiden van een terreurdaad en moeten woensdag voor de rechter verschijnen.
dailymailDuring Question Time in parliament on Thursday, Mr Abbott said he was shown the video during his security briefing with the Australian Federal Police Commissioner and the Director-General of ASIO this morning.
'Madam Speaker, kneeling before the death cult flag with a knife in his hand and a machete before him one of those arrested said this: "I swear to almighty Allah, we will carry out the first operation for the soldiers of the caliphate in Australia," he said.
"He went on to say, Madam Speaker, "I swear to almighty Allah, blonde people, there is no room for blame between you and us. We owe you only stabbing the kidneys and striking the necks".
However in person, the 25-year-old nurse who worked as a removalist has been described as a quiet man who never mentioned his religion, according to Fairfax.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/aussie-jihadists-were-on-the-dole/story-fni0cx12-1227233046278Aussie jihadists were on the dole
A federal investigation into the welfare status of Australian foreign fighters, prompted last year by revelations in The Telegraph, shows 96 per cent had been on welfare benefits when they fled to the Middle East.
Most had continued to collect payments from Australian taxpayers while training with Islamic State to become terrorists intent on wanting to kill Australians.
The investigation has captured the records of 57 Australians who left the country before October last year to fight with the Islamic State.
Of that number 55 have been confirmed to have been on welfare payments.
http://www.elsevier.nl/Buitenland/achtergrond/2015/2/Australie-gaat-harder-optreden-tegen-extremisten-1711538W/?masterpageid=158493Australië scherpt de maatregelen aan om haatpredikers en extremisme in het land aan te pakken. Inwoners die als potentiële bedreiging worden gezien lopen het risico hun Australische nationaliteit te verliezen.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/23/us-australia-security-idUSKBN0LR03H20150223Australian PM Abbott announces fresh security crackdown
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday announced a national security crackdown that could deny welfare payments to people seen as potential threats, strip the passports of those with dual nationality and curb travel overseas.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-31633862Dozens of Australian women 'supporting terrorism'
Up to 40 Australian women have taken part in terror attacks or are supporting militant groups, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said.
She told parliament an increasing number of women were going to Syria and Iraq to join husbands fighting with Islamic State (IS) or marry a militant.
Dozens of Australian nationals are thought to have joined IS.
Australian officials are worried about the effect of returnees, and on those who support them, on domestic security.
Ms Bishop said that women accounted for nearly one-fifth of all foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, but that it "defied logic" that women would join groups such as IS.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-31633862"If the killings and executions aren't enough, Daesh (IS) has published instructions on the treatment of sexual slaves which includes raping and beating women," she said, as quoted in ABC News.
"Even children are not immune with instructions encouraging sexual assault on girls who've not yet reached puberty."
Anti-Islamic group Reclaim Australia plans 16 rallies across the country
An anti-Islamic group called Reclaim Australia is planning 16 rallies across the country on Saturday to be addressed by controversial speakers including a reputed member of the far-right Australian Defence League.
Counter-demonstrations are being organised in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and other sites by leftwing activists, who say people may attend the events – branded as “protecting the Australian way of life” – without being aware of their links to extremist groups.
Violent protesters clash in Melbourne and Sydney
Violence erupted at protests across Australia as anti-Islamisation and anti-racism groups clashed at rival rallies.
Around the country Reclaim Australia protesters held rallies to oppose 'sharia law, halal tax and Islamisation'.
In Melbourne they were met with strong opposition from groups including Socialist Alliance and Socialist Alternative who returned verbal fire.
More than 3000 people clashed in Federation Square and blocked surrounding streets in the Melbourne CBD.
Hundreds of police formed barricades to separate protesters but scuffles still broke out and paramedics had to treat assault victims for minor injuries.
Australische politicus die tegen IS meevocht opgepakt
05-04-15 - Bron: ANP
Een Australische politicus die in Syrië met Koerdische strijders heeft meegevochten tegen Islamitische Staat, is bij zijn terugkomst vandaag aangehouden op de luchthaven van Darwin. Dat schrijft de Sydney Morning Herald. Volgens het Openbaar Ministerie hangt Matthew Gardiner een lange gevangenisstraf boven het hoofd.
De voormalige leider van de arbeiderspartij in het noorden van Australië liet in januari zijn vrouw en twee kinderen achter, nadat hij via sociale media contact had gelegd met Koerdische strijders. Het is voor Australiërs verboden om naar Syrië af te reizen zonder geldige reden.
De Australische overheid waarschuwde eerder dat iedereen die naar het buitenland vertrekt om mee te vechten in een gewapend conflict bij terugkeer zou worden vervolgd. Maar volgens de wet mogen Australiërs zich aansluiten bij een buitenlands leger, zolang dat leger wordt gezien als legitiem. De Koerden zijn dat echter niet.
Gardiner had ervaring met gewapende conflicten. Hij heeft jarenlang in het leger gezeten. In de jaren 90 werd hij als militair naar Somalië gestuurd.
http://www.demorgen.be/buitenland/polit ... -a2276797/
Accused terror teens were on police radar
An 18-year-old Narre Warren man has been released and is expected to be charged with prohibited weapons offences after anti-terror raids across Melbourne were carried out Saturday morning.
Two other men from Narre Warren, aged 18 and 19, who were also arrested during the raids, have been released pending further enquiries.
An 18-year-old Hampton Park man currently remains in custody.
Another 18-year-old man from Hallam has been charged with conspiracy to commit terrorist acts and has been refused bail.
It is alleged the men were plotting an IS inspired terrorist attacks on ANZAC Day commemorations.
According to officials, counter-terrorism investigators had been monitoring the teenagers long before this weekend's pre-dawn raids.
It is alleged the five men are all linked to Abdul Numan Haider, the teenager shot dead by police in Endeavour Hills last year after stabbing two officers.
Girls at Al-Taqwa College have been banned from running at sporting events because the principal believes it may cause them to lose their virginity, former teachers claim.
It follows revelations in The Age last month that the principal of the Islamic school, Omar Hallak, told students that Islamic State was a plot by Western countries.
"The principal holds beliefs that if females run excessively, they may 'lose their virginity'," the letter said.
"The principal believes that there is scientific evidence to indicate that if girls injure themselves, such as break their leg while playing soccer, it could render them infertile."
Another former Al-Taqwa College teacher backed the claims. "I was told the girls weren't allowed to participate. The reason was they might over-exert themselves and lose their virginity or be rendered infertile."
Building places offensive cartoon on men's toilet door of Sydney office
Cartoon designed to ban Muslims from washing their feet before prayer
The cleansing ritual is a religious requirement and happens daily around the world
Critics say it intimidates Muslims who must 'ablute' before prayers during their work hours
Student, 26, whose foot washing sparked the sign says he doesn' t want to blame anyone
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/a-crime-is-a-crime-is-a-crime-tony-abbott-warns-no-mercy-for-remorseful-jihadis-20150519-gh4s54.htmlTony Abbott warns no mercy for remorseful jihadis
Remorseful jihadis who have joined Islamic State but want to return home will be welcomed back only to a jail cell, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned.
Three Australians who have joined Islamic State in Syria or Iraq are in talks with the government about potentially returning home.
Mr Abbott said the men would be "arrested, prosecuted and jailed" should they return home, because they could easily "become a terrorist in Australia".
"A crime is a crime is a crime," Mr Abbott said.
"If you go abroad to break Australian law, if you go abroad to kill innocent people in the name of misguided fundamental extremism, if you go abroad to be an Islamist killer, well we are hardly going to welcome you back into this country," he said.
Returning jihadists could face up to 25 years prison if found to have fought with a prescribed terror group, or found to have been in areas of Syria and Iraq banned under new anti-terror laws.
http://www.telegraaf.nl/feed/24144645/___Australie_betaalde_boot_terug___.html'Australië betaalde mensensmokkelaars'
Indonesië gaat onderzoeken of Australië mensensmokkelaars heeft betaald om met een boot vol vluchtelingen terug te keren naar Indonesië. Dat meldde de Britse krant The Guardian donderdag op basis van een verklaring van het Indonesische ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken.