Monday, 23 February 2015

Australia: Stricter citizenship laws to combat terrorism

Australia is to toughen citizenship laws and tackle those inciting hatred under new measures targeting domestic extremists, PM Tony Abbott has said.

He said citizenship for dual nationals involved in terrorism could be suspended or even revoked. People born in Australia could also lose some privileges if they broke anti-terror laws, he added. Officials have warned that the country faces a growing security threat from radical Islamists. Dozens of Australian nationals are thought to be fighting for Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria. Experts are worried about the effect of returnees - and on those who support them - on domestic security.

"It has long been the case that people who fight against Australia forfeit their citizenship," Mr Abbott said in a speech at the federal police headquarters in the capital, Canberra. "So Australians who take up arms with terrorist groups, especially while Australian military personnel are engaged in Afghanistan and Iraq, have sided against our country. And should be treated accordingly," he said.

For dual nationals, that meant revoking or suspending citizenship, he said, and the government was also looking at measures targeting Australian nationals involved in terrorism. "These could include restricting the ability to leave or return to Australia, and access to consular services overseas, as well as access to welfare payments." Mr Abbott stressed that the new legislation would also target "hate preachers", referring to groups that incited religious or racial hatred. "Organisations and individuals blatantly spreading discord and division - such as Hizb ut-Tahrir - should not do so with impunity," he said. In his speech, the prime minister said that a new security tsar would be appointed soon.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten said he would "engage constructively" with the government over the new measures, but cautioned against rushing through the proposals. "Haste and confusion is never the friend of good, sensible security in the future," he was quoted as saying by Australia's ABC public broadcaster.

Monster loose
Mr Abbott's announcement came a day after a report into December's Sydney cafe siege was released. Two hostages were killed when self-styled cleric Man Haron Monis seized control of the Lindt café. No direct links have been found between the gunman, who was killed when police stormed the cafe, and IS. But the Iranian-born refugee, who was well-known to police, asked for an IS flag during the course of the siege. The report said Australia's security hotline had received 18 calls about Monis just before the siege - but none suggested an imminent attack."We don't believe that at any particular decision-making point, grievous errors were made, but the totality of decision-making let this monster loose in our community," Mr Abbott said.He warned that Australia would have to reconsider where the line was between individual freedoms and the safety of the community.

See the reasons why the laws must change here below. 
This is not the outcome of Buddhists, Hindus or Jews etc but entirely because of one religion that claims to be what we all see its not. Smell the coffee and see the facts:

21 July, 2014: Officials say Australian suicide bomber behind Iraq blast; concern grows over the number of Australians fighting for Islamist militant groups in the Middle East and the effect of them and their supporters and sympathisers on domestic security.
5 Aug: New legislation aimed at preventing people going to fight with Islamist groups announced.
11 Aug: Image emerges of young son of Australian militant fighter holding severed head of Syrian soldier.
27 Aug: New counter-terrorism units set up in airports to stop departing fighters.
27 Aug: Director general of Australia's spy agency, David Irvine, says 15 Australian militants have died fighting in Iraq and Syria. One hundred or more people in Australia are "actively supporting" militant groups by recruiting new fighters and providing funds, he says.
10 Sep: Brisbane Islamic centre raided; two charged with terrorism offences.
12 Sep: Australia raises terror threat level from medium to high, for the first time since the system was introduced in 2003.
14 Sep: Prime Minister Tony Abbott commits 600 troops to fight against Islamic State, as part of a multilateral effort.
18 Sep: Australia carries out what it calls its biggest counter-terrorism raid; Mr Abbott later confirms this was linked to an alleged plot by Australia-based individuals to kill a randomly selected member of the public. The intelligence is reported to have come from an intercepted telephone call involving an Australian fighter with Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
23 Sep: A teenager described as a "known terror suspect" is shot dead after he stabs two police officers at a Melbourne police station.
3 Oct: Australia approves air strikes against IS.
8 Oct: Mr Abbott proposes ban on foreign "hate preachers".
29 Oct: The government says it is trying to confirm reports that the most senior Australian member of IS, Mohammad Ali Baryalei, has been killed in Syria.
30 Oct: Parliament completes approval of a security law that creates a new offence of "advocating terrorism" and seeks to ban Australians from travelling to certain conflict areas.
4 Dec: Australia bans its citizens from travelling to the Syrian province of Raqqa, stronghold of IS.
15 Dec: Gunman Man Haron Monis, a self-styled cleric originally from Iran, takes 17 people hostage in a cafe in the centre of Sydney.
16 Dec: Monis and two hostages are killed after a 16-hour siege. His former lawyer describes him as "unhinged" but not a jihadist.
24 Dec: Counter-terrorism police in Sydney arrest two men, charging one with possession of documents designed to facilitate a terrorist attack.
11 February, 2015: Police arrest and charge two men with planning to carry out an imminent attack, saying they seized a hunting knife, an IS flag and a video describing an attack.
23 Feb: PM Tony Abbott announces plans to toughen citizenship laws and clamp down on those inciting hatred.

How serious was the problem before this ? 

Authorities where and are  concerned about what they call a minority of Australia's small Muslim community.(Who admitted the list abowe which is not little) They have said that about 70 Australians are fighting with extremist groups in Syria and northern Iraq. Another 20 have returned to Australia after fighting in those places.

Spy chief David Irvine, the director general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, said in August 2014 (before the attacks) that about 15 Australians had been killed so far in these conflicts, including two suicide bombers. He also said 100 or more people within Australia were "actively supporting" militant groups by recruiting new fighters, grooming suicide-bombing candidates, and providing funds and equipment to militants.

Who are the Australian jihadists?

Terrorism expert Clive Williams of the Australian National University says Australian jihadists are Sunni Muslims, the branch of Islam which the Daesh (IS) follows. Studies have shown that more than half of those who have embraced radicalism were born in Australia and about 60% are of Lebanese heritage. Most were married with children, and were not particularly religious prior to believing in extreme Islamic ideologies

What about specific individuals?

Some details are known. Local media have also described Mohammad Ali Baryalei, a former Sydney bouncer, as Australia's most senior IS member.

On 29 October, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the government was trying to confirm a report that he had been killed in Syria.
Arrest warrants were issued in July for two IS fighters, Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar.
Sharrouf was one of eight people arrested for plotting to attack the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor in Sydney. He was jailed in 2008 and served four years. In December, he slipped out of the country using his brother's passport.
On 21 October, a video emerged of an Australian teenager who had joined IS threatening attacks on PM Tony Abbott, the US and the UK. The 17-year-old, named as Abdullah Elmir but who calls himself Abu Khaled, was believed be in Syria. He later appeared in a second video.
Man Haron Monis, the gunman responsible for the 15 December Sydney cafe siege, was born in Iran and sought asylum in Australia in 1996, later styling himself as a Muslim cleric and "spiritual healer".The 50-year-old faced multiple criminal charges. Officials are still investigating his exact motive for taking hostages.

Even if the Muslim population is now only 2.2% the manage with a hough part of the crime that the normal Australians have to deal with ..besides the fact that they twist and bend every word in hope westerners give up and get lost in translation. 

 Hizb ut-Tahrir, Wassim Doureihi, just can't answer any question directly!
(Published on Oct 9, 2014)

Prominent member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Wassim Doureihi, discusses the Prime Minister's comments 
about extremist organisations, while refusing to answer almost every question directly. 

One video tells about a Muslim knife attack with Muslims denying he was guilty while the second video show Proud Muslim ME Thugs telling about how stabbing is a way of life 
(videos below)

Young Afghan stabs anti terror officers and get shot as ra result ...

Australia´s Deadly Serious Muslim Problem With ME Criminals....who stab ...

To generalise is wrong SDR thinks, "but to tell someone they are sleeping as they make their bed" is not generalising 
but a fact of life we all face equally , Muslims jews Hindus or Christians.