The founders of a reclusive Muslim sect are facing jail for contempt of court after surrendering in their battle to build a religious retreat without any legal approval.
Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali and his brother Diaa each pleaded guilty in the NSW Land and Environment Court on Friday to four counts of contempt after repeatedly ignoring a judge’s orders they stop building on the property.
The pair claimed they were exempt from Australian laws as they continued work on the religious site at Colo, in the Hawkesbury region north of Sydney.
A man in a burqa and a woman in a motorcycle helmet have walked into a Melbourne bank to make a point about political correctness.
Conservative activist Avi Yemini, who is running as an Australian Liberty Alliance candidate at tomorrow’s Victorian election, and the right-wing party’s president Debbie Robinson entered an ANZ branch in the city on Friday afternoon.
Ibrahim Abbas stood smug and proud in the dock, laughing as he described how he and three accomplices tried to avoid detection while they stood at Federation Square on December 20, 2016, planning how to kill people with bombs and knives on Christmas Day.
Australian voter support for a lift in immigration of Muslims has collapsed in the wake of last week’s Islamic State-inspired terror attack in Melbourne.
According to a Fairfax Media Ipsos poll, support for an increase in Muslim immigration dropped from 23 percent to a bare 14 percent between October and November, the Australian Financial Review reports.
Just 35 percent of those polled believe the intake should stay the same. Another 46 percent believe the intake should be reduced a lot or a little – a position backed by a clear majority of supporters of the governing conservative coalition and one third of Labor voters.
…An excitable fellow blew up his Holden Rodeo ute (that’s “SUV” in American) on busy, crowded Bourke Street, a couple of blocks from Victoria’s parliament. It unfortunately didn’t cause quite the mass slaughter he’d been looking forward to when he loaded it up with gas bottles. So he staggered from the flaming vehicle, and a pedestrian, assuming the car detonation had been an accident, went to the driver’s aid. And thus two migrants to the Lucky Country briefly came face to face…
The lone terrorist who fatally stabbed a man in Bourke Street on Friday planned to cause an explosion in Melbourne by igniting gas cylinders in his car, police say.
ISIS Threatened Bioterror in Australia Before Melbourne Attack, Vows More Attacks Coming
The network of ISIS-supporting groups waging an online propaganda, incitement and recruitment campaign quickly seized upon the terror group’s official claim of a Friday attack in central Melbourne with a vow to strike the country “however we want.”
Despite the best attempts of the US-led coalition to kill him, including a now infamous 2016 air strike which had US and Australian intelligence officials wrongly proclaiming him dead, Prakash is very much alive.