Faheem Lodhi hatched a chilling terror plot, to bomb the nation’s power grid and military bases — hoping to cause mass casualties — and has been locked up for the past 15 years.
In a little over 24 hours’ time he’s due to walk out of one of the nation’s toughest jails Goulburn Supermax but 10 News First can exclusively reveal the Federal Attorney-General has stepped in, to ensure Lodhi remains behind bars.
Lodhi planned to unleash terror on a mass scale. Armed with a so called “jihadi cd” filled with violent propaganda and a terrorist how to guide on explosives a judge found his plot was ready to.
Dad accused of ‘forced wedding’ of daughter, 15
A jury is deliberating on whether a Melbourne father forced a 22-year-old man to marry his 15-year-old daughter in an Islamic wedding under sharia law.
The County Court heard evidence from the bridegroom that he met the girl online and after meeting in person several times, he went back to the girl’s home.
The groom said soon after he arrived, the girl’s father came at him with a knife and threatened to behead him. Lawyers for the father said his account was lies.
How does Grandma know these are the right kids?
A political row is brewing in Australia over the fate of orphans of Islamic State parents languishing in a camp in Syria.
The three children were taken from Sydney to Syria in 2014 by their parents, who have since died.
The eldest, Zaynab, 17, who now has two children of her own and is pregnant with a third; Hoda,16; and Humzeh, eight, were discovered in al-Hol displacement camp earlier this month by their grandmother Karen Nettleton.
Their father, Khaled Sharrouf – Australia’s most notorious Isil jihadist – was stripped of his citizenship after a picture emerged of one of his younger sons being made to hold the severed head of a Syrian soldier.
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A manhunt is underway for an Afghani man after an alleged brazen attack on a 10-year-old girl in public toilets last Wednesday.
The man, aged between 30 and 50, allegedly assaulted the girl in public toilets at the Blair Athol Sport Community Club, off Leslie Ave, in south-west NSW, between 5pm and 5.30pm.
Special Crime Detectives have now released an audio recording in Hazaragi/Dari language, as well as a computer generated image of the alleged attacker, to appeal directly to the Afghani community to help hunt down the predator.
Australia has passed a law that threatens jail sentences for executives of social media companies which fail to take down live streams of terror attacks fast enough.
The new bill, proposed in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand last month, passed Australia’s upper house on Thursday, the last possible day before Parliament dissolves for elections next month.
The law makes it a criminal offence for social media platforms to fail to remove “abhorrent violent material” fast enough, punishable by three years’ imprisonment of the executives responsible or a fine of up to 10pc of the company’s annual turnover.
Three Sunni Muslim men inspired by Islamic State ideology are standing trial accused of burning down a Shia mosque, in what is believed to be the first sectarian terror act committed in Australia.
Ahmed Mohamed, Abdullah Chaarani and Hatim Moukhaiber are alleged to have carried out a terror act in December 2016 by setting fire to the Imam Ali Islamic Centre at Fawkner in Melbourne to advance Sunni Islam.
Prosecutor Nicholas Robinson QC yesterday told a Supreme Court jury the accused men were followers of the extreme ideology of Islamic State and the purpose of the fire was to “advance the cause”.
Turkey’s Islamist dictator President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has responded to the fact the Christchurch mosque shooter was Australian to threaten Australians visiting Turkey with death if they are discovered to have anti-Islam views.
Erdogan was speaking at a campaign rally for upcoming local elections on March 31 in the northern Turkish town of Eregli. Eager to stoke nationalist and Islamist sentiment Erdogan played the video of the shooting as proof of rising hatred and prejudice against Islam.
Erdogan then took the extraordinary action of putting the Australia-Turkey post-World War One and ANZAC peacetime relationship in serious doubt. He reopened the two nations World War One hostilities asking “What business did you have here? We had no issues with you, why did you come all the way over here?” concluding “The only reason: we’re Muslim, and they’re Christian.”
An Australian senator who implied that Muslims are to blame for the attacks on New Zealand mosques has stood by his remarks, accusing the government of hypocrisy. Over one million people have signed a petition for him to resign.
Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has remained defiant in the face of an avalanche of criticism and calls for his resignation over his controversial remark on the Christchurch massacre. In a statement released on the same day when 50 people were gunned down by white supremacist attacker Brenton Tarrant, Anning suggested that the tragedy highlighted “the growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence” in New Zealand.
A woman believed to be an ISIS bride who fled Melbourne to fight in Syria and boasted about being thirsty for Australian blood has demanded to be let back in to the country.
Zehra Duman left Melbourne aged 19 to join the terror group in 2014 – but is now thought to be in a Syrian refugee camp, desperate to come home.
In an interview with an American humanitarian worker, a woman who refused to confirm her identity but is believed to be Duman said: ‘I want to go back to my country.
Due to the vast amount of people in attendance, his lecture was broadcast on televisions at different levels of the building.
Dr Abdel Kafi spoke about Islam and how everyone should be working to become a better Muslim and to always be thankful to God for all the blessings.
I’m pretty sure he didn’t say ‘thankful to God’.
An official at Australia’s department of foreign affairs and trade confirmed yesterday that ‘Mr Assange does have an Australian passport’.
A “sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament’s computing network that also affected the network of major political parties, the prime minister said on Monday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not identify the state behind what he described as a “malicious intrusion” on Feb 8.
A joint statement from House of Representatives speaker Tony Smith and Senate president Scott Ryan said at the time there was no evidence that data had been accessed in the breach. But lawmakers were advised to change passwords.
A controversial offshore migrant detention centre on Christmas Island is to reopen, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday, as he doubled down on hardline policies after a historic legislative defeat.
Morrison approved the reopening of the remote facility – closed just months ago – claiming new laws just passed by parliament would increase the number of people trying to arrive in Australia illegally.
On Tuesday and Wednesday parliament rebuffed government warnings and adopted legislation opening the door for some of the 1,000 refugees detained in existing offshore centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island to travel to Australiafor medical treatment if the transfers are requested by two or more doctors.
Holocaust victims killed in Nazi gas chambers “found some sense of relief in knowing what was happening,” making them better off than refugees denied entry to Australia, a prominent Australian doctor was quoted as saying Monday.
A prominent Chinese billionaire suspected of making political donations to further Communist Party influence in Australia has been stripped of his residency in the country and barred from returning.
Huang Xiangmo – a property developer who has donated millions to Australia’s two main political parties – has been at the centre of a spate of political interference concerns.
On Wednesday, he was left stranded outside the country after the Home Affairs office cancelled his permanent residency and turned down his application for Australian citizenship, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Canada’s corrupt Liberal Party would never think of emulating Australia, they love their Chinese money men.