So am I, Iemma. So am I — particularly when all over the Western world, including Australia’s Victoria State, frank Islamocritical discussion of the origins of the global jihad is being deemed unfit for public eyes and ears. An update on this story: “Iemma puzzled by terrorist manual ruling,” from AAP, with thanks to JE:
NSW Premier Morris Iemma wants to know how books setting out how to conduct terrorist attacks do not breach sedition laws.
The Australian Federal Police and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions have ruled that a number of controversial books found in bookstores in Lakemba and Auburn, in Sydney’s west, late last year did not incite violence.
One of the books, Defence of the Muslim Lands, carried an endorsement from al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden on its back cover and promoted “wiring up one’s body” with explosives, according to reports today.
Mr Iemma today said he had asked the federal government to review the DPP’s ruling.
“Whether it is a book or a manual or other material that is publicly available, that gives people information on how to construct a bomb or commit a suicide bombing or some other form of terrorist act, (that) is a huge concern,” he told reporters.
of course is. Or ought to be.