Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Counter Terrorism Laws
I have been very impressed with the new Counter Terrorism Laws, which has led to the capture of several extremists. These extremists have been under surveillance for one year and police have hundreds of hours of taped phone calls to use as evidence against these guys.
Arrests were made yesterday and today, in which homes were raided and explosive equipment was found and they seized chemicals and weapons.
I feel terrible for the Muslim community because they are feeling targeted, but reality is that they are not being targeted at all, this is to protect them also, in recent terrorist attacks, Muslims too have been killed.
Our Prime Minister made a public announcement on television, stating that Muslims are welcome in the Australian community and we want them to be a part of us.
The police say that these men intended to carry out a jihad or holy war to "kill innocent men and women in Australia" .
I know that 7 men so far have been arrested(17 alltogether in custody) for conspiring to manufacture explosives for a preparation to carry out a terrorist act.
I think that the police actions have saved a future attack on Australia and both Muslims, Australians and other cultures need to recognize that it could have killed our own.
I certainly feel greatful and safer, knowing that these men are going to be dealt with in court.
I am also very ashamed at those who reacted with violence against police.
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After writing this post I decided to add this: News Video of the Prime Minister reassuring Muslims that this is not an attack targeting them.