Memo to Ibrahim Hooper: why don’t all you self-proclaimed moderate Muslim leaders develop a comprehensive program to instruct converts to Islam in the ways of the Religion of Peace? Then even if they’re besotted by love as Courtney allegedly was, they won’t be so easily led astray — and we won’t keep having to read stories like this one of converts joining in violent jihad.
No, I don’t really expect Hooper or CAIR to develop such a program. But the fact that they don’t have one, and don’t evidently see any need for one, is telling.
“Sydney bomb plot link to race riots, murderer,” from AFP, with thanks to Timbo:
A woman charged at the weekend with plotting to bomb Sydney was a convert to Islam who planned the attack at the behest of a jailed murderer angered over anti-Muslim race riots here late last year.
Jill Courtney, 26, was arrested at her suburban Sydney home on Friday in a swoop by Federal and local police operating under anti-terrorism laws.
She was charged with conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosives to be placed in or near a public place….
Police were not required to detail the allegations against Courtney during a brief court hearing yesterday, but Sunday newspapers quoted police sources saying they believed she was acting out of love for a jailed murderer, Hassan Kalache.
Kalache, 28, is serving a 22-year sentence for killing a rival drug dealer in 2002 and allegedly told Courtney he was angry over race riots in Sydney last December and that he would marry her if she carried out a retaliatory bombing.
A police detective said Courtney converted to Islam after becoming “besotted” with Kalache. “It’s a pretty sad case, she’s a bit of a candle in the wind,” he was quoted as saying.