[LINK] madness - or un-australian behaviour
Deus Ex Machina
vicc at cia.com.au
Tue Aug 29 08:59:11 EST 2006
Bernard Robertson-Dunn [brd at iimetro.com.au] wrote:
> Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> >Brenda Aynsley [bpa at iss.net.au] wrote:
> >>see http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200608/s1725902.htm
> >>I admit my ignorance of this but am appalled that jack thomas (jihad
> >>jack) has been put under curfew from midnight to 5a.m. under a control
> >>order provided for by the terrorism provisions.
> >I am appaled that you want to side with a self confessed terrorist
> How do we know that anything Jack Thomas has said has anything to do
> with the truth? We do know that some of what he has said was said under
> extreme duress, but that's about all. Not only that, but a jury found
> him not guilty even with the statements obtained illegally.
I dont remember the abc interviewer torturing young jihad jack. maybe
the thumbscrews where edited out?
> I'm all in favour of punishing convicted terrorists and criminals, but I
> was under the impression the only way someone could be convicted is
> after due legal process.
> It's the same with David Hicks. If he is what is claimed then it should
> be pretty easy to prove in a court of law.
> It is far more disturbing to me that bad laws are passed, due process is
> not followed, politicians interfere with the law where they should not
> and incompetent commentators make illogical and incorrect statements
> than someone who has not been proven guilty is allowed to live a life
> free of unwarranted harassment.
its is precisely due process that is keeping hicks out of a court and
his day of reckoning.
its not like the US government is keeping him there for fun or torture.
the legal process always grinds along like a turtle. its the endless
legal battles around the case that has prevented him being put to trial.
thats not unusual, thats not a conspiracy, thats just due process at work.
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