Category Archives: Australia

Muslim leader says severed pig heads have been dumped at the gates of his ‘religious site’ after he refused to abide by Australian law

Pixilated Pig Head?

The leader of a reclusive Muslim sect has claimed his violent enemies planted severed pig heads at the gates to his ‘religious site’ after he made headlines for refusing to abide by Australian construction laws.

Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali became embroiled in a bitter feud with Hawkesbury Council after it launched civil action against him and his brother Diaa Kara-Ali for carrying out illegal land clearing and earthworks.

The council alleged the men built fences, driveways and structures at their religious retreat in Colo, north of Sydney, without approval.


Adelaide woman found guilty of being a member of Islamic State terrorist group

A 23-year-old Adelaide woman has been found guilty of being a member of Islamic State in South Australia’s Supreme Court.

Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif was detained at Adelaide Airport in July 2016 trying to board a plane to Turkey with just hand luggage and $170, but released without charge.

In May last year, she was again arrested and charged by Australian Federal Police with knowingly being a member of a terrorist organisation.

Following a three-week trial, it took the jury of five women and seven men about three hours to reach an unanimous verdict.


Fraud kingpin ran multi-million dollar ops from inside immigration detention center

It started with the arrest of 36-year-old woman in Sydney on suspicion of laundering more than $480,000 gained by hacking multiple business emails; within a week, police had taken down a $3 million international crime syndicate.

“We can’t establish at this stage who it’s gone to or what it’s being used [for],” Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis told reporters in Sydney on Friday, adding that an international investigation to track the money down was already under way.


‘He’s preaching something that’s illegal’… Uhm no, it’s called diversity nowadays

‘He’s preaching something that’s illegal’: Outrage at Muslim preacher’s ‘repugnant’ views that it’s a ‘major SIN’ for a wife to refuse her husband’s demands for sex

Feminists and the NSW Attorney General have expressed concern after a Sydney Muslim preacher declared it was a ‘major sin’ for a wife to refuse sex with her husband.

Nassim Abdi, a fundamentalist Sunni, told an Auburn mosque in the city’s west a woman would be ‘cursed’ by angels for withholding marital intimacy.

‘If the husband calls the wife to be intimate and there’s no legitimate reason for the woman to say no, then she must answer the call of her husband,’ he said on Friday night.

‘She must answer the call of her husband and if not she has committed a major sin.


Nigel Farage tour: five arrested in protest outside Melbourne hotel

Five people have been arrested in a protest outside a Melbourne hotel against a speaking tour by the conservative UK politician Nigel Farage.

About 200 demonstrators gathered outside the Sofitel on Collins Street on Friday night, where the former Ukip leader gave his last speech of a five-day Australian tour.

Five people were arrested, one for criminal damage, another for riotous behaviour and a third for covering their face and assaulting police. Two others, a man and a woman, were arrested for unrelated outstanding matters, police said.


Jury warned of ‘gruesome evidence’ as woman who was caught at the airport with $200 and a one way ticket to Turkey faces court over ISIS accusations

An Adelaide woman accused of being a member of the Islamic State terrorism group had bought a one-way ticket to Istanbul and intended to live in IS-held territory, a jury has heard.

Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif, 23, appeared in the South Australian Supreme Court on Monday after earlier pleading not guilty to membership of a terrorist organisation.

In opening the trial, Commonwealth prosecutor Chris Winneke QC said Abdirahman-Khalif was detained at Adelaide Airport carrying only hand luggage and less than $200.


First known Australian refugee, a Bandidos gang informant, sues Canadian officials over asylum process

Stevan Utah, an Australian police informant who infiltrated the Bandidos bikie gang, alleges he was left in legal limbo for years

An Australian police informant who infiltrated an outlaw motorcycle gang and later became a refugee in Canada – believed to be the first Australian granted asylum by a foreign country – has launched a lawsuit against Canadian officials, alleging that the drawn-out process of seeking asylum left him in legal limbo for years.

The $2.55m lawsuit, filed in Canada’s federal court in June, is directed at the country’s immigration department, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and two officers involved in the file.


Australia’s next PM made his name on turning back refugees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s next prime minister, Scott Morrison, is seen by some as an incongruous mix of a committed Christian who made his name through ratcheting up a refugee policy that many church groups have condemned as inhumane.

Some also find his politics confusing — he started his career as a moderate in the ruling conservative Liberal Party and morphed into a conservative. But as a conservative who respects moderates, Morrison is well placed to heal the civil war within the party that brought him to power.