I wonder if they used to enjoy sunny afternoons at Cronulla beach. “Two men facing terrorism charges threatened to kill prime minister, court told,” from AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Two men accused of being members of a terrorist organization in Australia threatened to kill Prime Minister John Howard, court officials said Friday as the men were denied bail.
Abdulla Merhi, 20, and Hany Taha, 31, were among 10 men charged in the city last month with being members of a terrorist organization. They had applied for bail in Melbourne Magistrates Court.
During the hearing, Crown prosecutor Nick Robinson told the court police intercepted a conversation when Merhi said: “For example if John Howard kills innocent Muslim families do we … have to kill him and his family?” court was told….
In November, police arrested 18 suspected members of extremist Islamic cells in Sydney and Melbourne and said they were plotting a catastrophic attack in Australia, possibly targeting a nuclear reactor on the outskirts of Sydney.