Illogical Defense Of Possible Terrorist

Let’s see if I get the logic of the defense of this possible terrorist: Australia had no idea before 9/11 that my terror training was a threat and that my terror training could be used against Australians, so why all of the concern now; it’s not fair. I was terror-trained before you passed the laws against terrorist so I should be exempt from prosecution even though I am terror-trained.
I don’t think so, Izhar Ul-Haque! Like all countries, Australia has a right to weed out possible terrorist and their retroactive laws make perfect sense in this case. Izhar, you knew full well Lashkar-e-Toiba was full-fledged terrorist organization. Try another tact, Izhar, this one isn’t going to fly.

Australian loses terrorism appealAn Australian accused of training with militants in Pakistan has lost an appeal to have his charges dropped.

A former Australian medical student accused of training with a militant group in Pakistan has lost an appeal to have the charges against him dropped.

Izhar Ul-Haque, 23, is accused of receiving combat training with the banned Lashkar-e-Toiba group.

He has pleaded innocent to the charge, and has also argued that he cannot be prosecuted for crimes committed abroad.

When he was arrested in April 2004, Mr Ul-Haque became the first Australian accused of such an offence.

Lashkar-e-Toiba was classed as a terrorist group in 2003, under Australia’s toughened counter-terrorism laws brought in after the 11 September 2001 attacks in the US.

It is now a criminal offence for Australians to belong to, train with, fund or recruit members for a proscribed terror group.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4692036.stm

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Posted on February 8, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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