Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Radical Muslim cleric Abdul Benbrika escapes trial over bomb plot

This is total dereliction of duty to the Australian people. Every failure to not prosecute every suspected Islamic terrorist to the fullest extent of the law is a victory for the Islamic jihad. The refusal to continue prosecution is also a tremendous waste of funds and effort put into building the case and will demoralize the prosecutors and police.


Radical Muslim cleric Abdul Benbrika escapes trial over bomb plot

By Keith Moor
From: Herald Sun
September 21, 2011 12:00AM

'Mother of Satan' bomb plotters can't be prosecuted
Proposed trial "is an abuse of the court's process"
"Outweighs the public interest in trying the accused"

RADICAL Muslim cleric Abdul Benbrika has escaped trial over his plot to bomb Australia and he could walk free from jail in only six years.

One of his co-accused Melbourne terrorists already has been released and the other two are eligible to be freed in November, the Herald Sun reported.

The decision to abandon the case was made despite terror cell members associated with Benbrika ordering or buying all the chemicals and equipment needed to make a "Mother of Satan" bomb capable of killing hundreds.

Police planted many listening devices in the homes of various cell members and secretly recorded 16,418 hours of Benbrika and the Melbourne and Sydney cell members talking during a 16-month inquiry.

They also tapped hundreds of phones and monitored 97,480 calls between Benbrika and Melbourne and Sydney cell members in relation to their alleged plot to commit a terrorist act, which would not be put before a jury.

The police and legal costs associated with trying to get Benbrika and three of his followers to trial on conspiracy to commit a terrorist act charges were at least $20 million.

Algerian-born Benbrika was an illegal immigrant who was ordered out of Australia in 1990, 1994 and again in 1995 before winning an appeal to stay.

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