Winds of Jihad: “Accidental Terrorists?”

You don’t expect to run into a terrorist at a human rights awards event.

unnamed-5Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks [a.k.a. Muhammed Dawood] has heckled [Australian] federal Attorney-General George Brandis at an awards ceremony in Sydney, calling him a coward.

HE also accused the Howard government of having full knowledge of his alleged torture at the notorious US facility.

Mr Hicks and his father Terry were at the Human Rights Awards supporting their longtime barrister Stephen Kenny who was nominated for an award…

  • Pity he lived.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The indictment made the following allegations:
    In November 1999, Hicks travelled to Pakistan, where he joined the paramilitary Islamist group, Lashkar-e-Toiba (Army of the Pure).
    Hicks trained for two months at a Lashkar-e-Toiba camp in Pakistan, where he received weapons training and that, during 2000, he served with a Lashkar-e-Toiba group near the Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
    In January 2001, Hicks travelled to Afghanistan, then under the control of the Taliban regime, where he presented a letter of introduction from Lashkar-e-Toiba to Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, a senior al-Qaeda member, and was given the alias “Mohammed Dawood”.
    Hicks was sent to al-Qaeda’s al-Farouq training camp outside Kandahar, where he trained for eight weeks, receiving further weapons training as well as training with land mines and explosives.
    Hicks did a further seven-week course at al-Farouq, during which he studied marksmanship, ambush, camouflage and intelligence techniques.
    At Osama bin Laden’s request, Hicks translated some al-Qaeda training materials from Arabic into English.
    In June 2001, on the instructions of Mohammed Atef, an al-Qaeda military commander, Hicks went to another training camp at Tarnak Farm, where he studied “urban tactics”, including the use of assault and sniper rifles, rappelling, kidnapping and assassination techniques.
    In August 2001, Hicks went to Kabul, where he studied information collection and intelligence, as well as Islamic theology including the doctrines of jihad and martyrdom as understood through al-Qaeda’s fundamentalist interpretation of Islam.
    In September 2001, Hicks travelled to Pakistan and was there at the time of the 11 September attacks on the United States, which he saw on television.
    Hicks returned to Afghanistan in anticipation of the attack by the United States and its allies on the Taliban regime, which was sheltering Osama bin Laden.
    On returning to Kabul, Hicks was assigned by Mohammed Atef to the defence of Kandahar and that he joined a group of mixed al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters at Kandahar airport. At the end of October, however, Hicks and his party travelled north to join in the fighting against the forces of the US and its allies.
    After arriving in Konduz on 9 November 2001, he joined a group which included John Walker Lindh (the “American Taliban”). This group was engaged in combat against Coalition forces and, during the fighting, he was captured by Coalition forces.

    • Exile1981

      Sounds like a fine upstanding citizen – sarc

  • Jan Morrissy

    Torture?! Islamists want to gripe about a thing they do with the blessings of their moon god? Ok then…. waterboarding doesn’t look like fun (boo hoo) but, please, we have a serious problem here and the forces that guard our wellbeing must have permission to do anything necessary to get this information/intel regarding plots that could kill thousands of our citizens.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Halt Muslim immigration now. Make sure you email Harper and your MP on a regular basis.