An $8,000 chartered jet, courtesy the dhimmi Australian taxpayers, for a suspected mujahid who is accused of aiding in plans for violent jihad attacks in Australia.
Everyone responsible for this should be immediately thrown out of office. But they won’t be.
“Terror suspect gets charter jet to dying brother,” from the Herald Sun, with thanks to Cathy:
A MILITARY-scale operation, funded by taxpayers, has begun to allow a Melbourne terror suspect to visit his dying brother interstate.
Izzydeen Atik, 25, will make a mercy dash to Sydney on an $8000 chartered jet to farewell older brother Merhy, who is stricken with liver disease.
Melbourne Magistrates’ Court heard Mr Atik will be in the custody of up to 10 federal agents and will be under guard at secret locations in Melbourne and Sydney for his flights.
More than 20 officers are expected to guard Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, where the final goodbyes will probably take place today.
Estimates of the trip’s costs ranged in the tens of thousands of dollars.
The court heard a chartered plane was necessary because commercial airlines would not take Mr Atik.
Corrections Victoria and Victoria Police also refused to be involved in the transfer operation.
Prosecutor John Champion, SC, said federal police had grave concerns about the trip’s hefty price tag and maintaining safety.
“It is a very expensive exercise, which ultimately is to be paid for by Australian taxpayers,” he said.
Det-Insp Steve Clark said police were extremely uncomfortable with the prospect of supervising Mr Atik, and worried about his NSW associates.
“There is a significant imposition on police resources,” he said.
“We would be concerned, particularly with the publicity surrounding the matter, of people knowing he might be returned to NSW, and they might want to assist him in escaping.”
Defence lawyer Theo Kassimatis said the bail application was made unapologetically on compassionate grounds.
He said Mr Atik, a paranoid schizophrenic, should be allowed to grieve with his family….
Mr Atik, of Williamstown, is accused of acting as a travel agent for an alleged terror cell planning violent jihad in Australia….
He and 12 other Melbourne men face charges including providing membership, support and funds to a terrorist group.