Jihad Jack

August 30, 2006 at 12:45 am 4 comments

jihad-jack.jpg  I’m unaware of the extent of coverage on Australia’s “Jihad Jack” inthe US.  It’s a long and pretty sad story, and pretty damn scary.  The man was imprisoned without trial (ringing any bells) for over 3 months, convicted on the basis of confessions made under torture by Pakistan Secret Police, CIA and Australian SAS and the released after said confession was deemed inadmissable.  Now, after nullifying his convictions, “Jihad Jack” has been placed under Australia’s first control order which places him on a curfrew and get this: bans him from contacting Osama Bin Laden and dead Iraq terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.  

So Jack – no talkies with Uncle Laden – and keep away from anyform of necromancy, right!  That includes novelty ouija boards.  Seriously, banning the man from contacting Laden – one would think if that was a possibility, or more correctly within his capabilities, Jackie boy would have been screaming down the line to get some kind of deal for giving up the world’s most wanted man. 


Entry filed under: Civil liberties, Control order, Jihad Jack, Uncategorized, War on terror.

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  • 1. interlogue  |  September 2, 2006 at 5:25 am

    Good piece.

    I suppose they’ll have to slap a control order on clairvoyants and mediums all over the country to stop them talking to dead terrorists too. 😐 Really, the whole thing is just utterly crazy.

  • 2. inaeth  |  September 8, 2006 at 2:44 am

    I think the only mention of this case has been on the left wing radio network we have here in the US called “Air America Radio”. Most of the hosts on that network are pretty good in getting all the facts out to their listeners. I first became aware of this case several months ago while listening to the “Randi Rhodes Show” on that network, and was completely aghast at the facts that I heard!

    I thought Australians and their government were supposed to be smarter than the US! 🙂

  • 3. rebecca miller  |  September 10, 2006 at 7:25 am

    i’m an australian and it is amazing to see jack thomas mentioned on someone’s personal site! mmm, yes, well about the intelligence of our leaders…i don’t think they lack the brains for the most part, rather they lack the humanity. PM john howard does a good job as the CEO of the big corporation that is Australia but he doesn’t have any appreciation for the value of the human life (or for how much people that happen to be alive value hanging on to their aliveness – see Iraq). i remain indebted to the judiciary, one arm of state in australia that you can still be proud of – the judge overseeing the issue of the control order described bin Laden and Zarqawi’s inclusion as “farcical”. one thing struck me though, and this does attest to the stupidity of the crew in charge, is that if they seriously thought jack could (and might) contact bin Laden, surely they would just put him under surveillance and wait for him to make such a move so that they could pinpoint the whereabouts of bin Laden? just listen in on the old telephone and wait for those magic words, “Oh, hi, it’s Jack, is Osama there?”

    in the race to the bottom, the australian leadership will not be beaten!!

  • 4. inaeth  |  September 12, 2006 at 1:00 am

    Rebecca, I must respectfully disagree with you. Australia is second in the race to the bottom. The USA is the first. 🙂


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