An American, Australian ,Israeli, British "Judeo Christian Friendly " blog.


Warning to all Muslims the world over seeking asylum and protection from the manifestations of their faith.
Do not under any circumstances come to Australia, for we are a Nation founded upon Judeo Christian Law and principles and as such Australia is an anathema to any follower of the Paedophile Slave Trader Mohammad's cult of Islam.
There is no ideology more hated and despised in Australia than Islam.You simply would not like it here.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Voltaire French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist (1694 - 1778)
Those who demand you believe that Islam is a Religion of Peace also demand you believe in Anthropogenic Global Warming.
Aussie News & Views Jan 1 2009
"But Communism is the god of discontent, and needs no blessing. All it needs is a heart willing to hate, willing to call envy “justice."
Equality then means the violent destruction of all social and cultural distinctions. Freedom means absolute dictatorship over the people."
Take Hope from the Heart of Man and you make him a Beast of Prey
“ If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.
“There may be even a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves”
Winston Churchill. Pg.310 “The Hell Makers” John C. Grover ISBN # 0 7316 1918 8
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said.
This matters above everything.
'a socialist is communist without the courage of conviction to say what he really is'.
Hontar: We must work in the world, your eminence. The world is thus.
Altamirano: No, Señor Hontar. Thus have we made the world... thus have I made it.
Voltaire said: “If you want to know who rules over you, just find out who you are not permitted to criticize.”

--------Check this out, what an Bum WOW!!!!

When those sworn to destroy you,Communism, Socialism,"Change you can Believe in" via their rabid salivating Mongrel Dog,Islam,take away your humanity, your God given Sanctity of Life, Created in His Image , If you are lucky this prayer is maybe all you have left, If you believe in God and his Son,Jesus Christ, then you are, despite the evils that may befall you are better off than most.

Lord, I come before You with a heavy heart. I feel so much and yet sometimes I feel nothing at all. I don't know where to turn, who to talk to, or how to deal with the things going on in my life. You see everything, Lord. You know everything, Lord. Yet when I seek you it is so hard to feel You here with me. Lord, help me through this. I don't see any other way to get out of this. There is no light at the end of my tunnel, yet everyone says You can show it to me. Lord, help me find that light. Let it be Your light. Give me someone to help. Let me feel You with me. Lord, let me see what You provide and see an alternative to taking my life. Let me feel Your blessings and comfort. Amen.
"The chief weapon in the quiver of all Islamist expansionist movements, is the absolute necessity to keep victims largely unaware of the actual theology plotting their demise. To complete this deception, a large body of ‘moderates’ continue to spew such ridiculous claims as “Islam means Peace” thereby keeping non-Muslims from actually reading the Qur’an, the Sira, the Hadith, or actually looking into the past 1400 years of history. Islamists also deny or dismiss the concept of ‘abrogation’, which is the universal intra-Islamic method of replacing slightly more tolerable aspects of the religion in favor of more violent demands for Muslims to slay and subdue infidels"


Anthropogenic Global Warming SCAM

Friday, March 13, 2009

Why do "Infidel" women marry Muslim men ? Marnie Pearce might be able, one day to tell us.

Marnie Pearce, mother of two, jailed over a cup of tea

The Daily Telegraph
March 13, 2009 07:36am

A BRITISH mother of two is being held in jail after being found guilty of adultery - for having a cup of tea with a male friend.

Marnie Pearce, 40, had separated from her Egyptian husband Ihab El-Labban when he burst into her Dubai home and found her drinking tea with another man.

Mr El-Labban now has custody of their two children - Ziad, 4, and Laith, 7 - and former classroom assistant Ms Pearce fears she may never see them again because she will be deported as soon as she is released.

Amnesty International says Ms Pearce, who has lived in Dubai for 15 years, is "a prisoner of conscience".

Mr El-Labban made the claim of adultery - which is a crime in the strict Muslim country - during a custody battle over the boys.

Ms Pearce, who denies a physical relationship with the man, went on the run with the boys but eventually gave herself up and handed the sobbing children over before her case was heard and she was sentenced.

"She should be immediately and unconditionally released," Amnesty's UK representative Tim Hancock said.

"The rights of these two young children are in serious danger of being forgotten in the dispute between their parents. The boys should be allowed to express their own opinion on what should happen to them."

One appeal was dismissed, although a court did agree to reduce her original six-month sentence to three months.

A verdict on her most recent appeal is expected by March 16.

What do you think?

What do I think? I think if I have to see another story of a Woman from the civilized world who chose to marry a follower of the "Religion of Peace" telling us that it all went hay wire I will have to say , yet again, well what the F**k did you think was going to happen?
Did she think she was going to live happily ever after?
Did she think there was such a thing as "Islamic barbarism light", or "Islamic sociopaths Inc.home edition" ?
Did she think the Koran was an invention of right wing extremists who wrote it to make the followers of the Religion of Peace look bad ?

If all of the above was the case it would would make me think she was uninformed, and if that was the case, well, I ask why was she uninformed, but I guess not every woman in the civilized world is aware of the Islamic menace, and I have the utmost sympathy for her, and wish her well and hope she gets her freedom, and HER children back as soon as possible, however there is a piece of me that says maybe she is one of those "enlightened liberal western" apologists for Islam, and maybe was determined to prove the "fallacy" of Islam NOT been a "Religion of Peace", if this
Marnie Pearce is of the latter, then I hope she survives her time in the Religion of Peace's Jails and hope she is able to remember the faces of her children, for she has reaped what she has sown, by marrying a member of Sociopaths Inc. aka the 'Religion of Peace"
And don't ya just love the Muslim controlled, Irene Khan, Amnesty Internationals Tim Hancock's, confected outrage "She should be immediately and unconditionally released," these are the same mob of useless arse clowns who spend the majority of their time lecturing the civilized world on morals and human rights whilst demanding the civilized world RESPECT and tolerate the barbarism and savagery of the cult of the Islamic third world and every other piece of useless third world SHIT that they are getting a stipend from in exchange for engratiating the status of said despot on the world stage.

I am sick of this shit how about YOU ????? I gotta get me a Fuckin Rifle, I can get a horse pretty quick, I just need a Rifle and a pet Croc, maybe a few Roo's and a Mookie Monster an Aussie Dog and I am outa here.

It's the Koran Stupid!!!!
Garbage IN Garbage OUT
It's no wonder there are a billion mentally deranged Sociopaths running around loose in the world,
If you told even a 1/4 of them to read the Koran
why would you be surprised at 911
What the F**k would you expect?

The "Holy" Koran has it all.

If I advocated the teachings of the Koran on this web site under the name of Catholicism or Judaism, Hinduism take your pick, this site would be shut down within 5 minutes.
Yet under the guise of ISLAM
I could say whatever I wanted to say about anyone.

The United Nations Rabid Mad Dog,
Let off the leash to do
International Socialism's dirty work.

Perth Western Australia : Police Officer Matt Butcher attacked by thugs.

From Perth Western Australia: Gee its so good we have so many women in the Police Force, I mean they are always there just when you need them, when the shit hits the fan you can always count on a bystander doing their job for them, whilst they invoke Australia's new age Policing tactics of "non violent conflict resolution " against a group of thugs who should have had the crap beaten or shot out of them long before Officer Matt Butcher had his head smashed into the pavement.
I have at this point no knowledge of Officer Matt Butcher's condition, I just hope he is ok and that his Female assistant (sparkler) did not damage her nails or suffer any lasting emotional damage after witnessing the incident that would require long term rehabilitation.
Go the "affirmative action, new age,non violent conflict resolution tactics" adopted by Australian Police Forces..... yeah right... How's ya head Matt?

The Western Australian Police force is the same Police force where male Police officers threatened strike action a few years ago following the Socilaist WA Governments edict that the WA Police force would have to be made up of at least 25% Female Police officers, why the threat of strike action? watch the video.

Australian Federal and State governments, should get it through their THICK Socialist "caring and sharing" SKULLS,that it's a Police FORCE not a branch of their public relations department where all cultures,behavours,values are equal.

OK OK OK STOP PRESS!!!!!!!!! It gets worse watch the video below and then what I have to show / tell you will knock your socks off, especially any US Police Officers I am just waiting for the info to come on line, ok, got it it's on.

Only in Australia,or any other Socialist Governed Country could, what you are about to see be described as an "Alleged Assault" against Police officers,
Officer Matt Butcher in particular.

Now believe THIS

These sacks of Shit found NOT Guilty of assaulting these Police Officers should be WHERE?
What should have happened to them, if the jury had of seen the same video you just saw saw them DO to Matt Butcher?

Within minutes of the attack upon Officer Matt Butcher he found himself Partially PARALYSED & partially BLIND, if the thugs you just saw attacking him did not cause his injuries who did?
The video offers NO indication that paralysis was and sight impairment was pre existing.
Come on you new age "critical thinkers" on the jury could you offer any explanation as to how Officer Butcher was one minute fully sighted and suffered no paralysis and the next minute
did ?

Latest: Kevin " I have never been a Socialist" Rudd shows up as the arsonist dressed as a Fireman, offering the socialist double speak.
Assault case shows 'police need support'
March 13, 2009, 12:29 pm

A jury's verdict in an assault case has highlighted the need for communities to rally behind their police, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says.

Mr Rudd said on Friday he had been shocked after arriving in Perth to see a newspaper report of a jury's decision to clear three men of any involvement in a pub brawl.

Perth policeman Matthew Butcher was left paralysed and with brain damage and sight impairment after he was knocked unconscious by a headbutt during a fracas outside the Joondalup Old Baily Tavern in February last year.

A jury on Thursday found Robert McLeod, 56, and his sons Barry McLeod, 29 and Scott McLeod, 35, not guilty on all counts of assaulting Constable Butcher.

Barry McLeod was alleged to have endangered the life of Constable Butcher by felling him with what prosecutors described as a "flying headbutt".

In the only guilty verdict against the men, Scott McLeod was found to have made threats to kill a civilian who recorded the incident on his mobile phone.

Family, friends and colleagues of Const Butcher say they are in a state of disbelief over the verdicts.

Mr Rudd said he was shocked by the front-page report of the jury verdict in the West Australian newspaper.

"I had to read it twice," he told Fairfax Radio Network.

He said while he was unfamiliar with details of the event, it was "a wake-up call" for communities to support their police force.

"Every police commissioner I've spoken to in the eastern states has told me how hard things are getting, and in the central business districts in particular," he said.

"What we have here is a wake-up call for people to rally behind police.

"They are doing a first-class job in the community and I think it's absolutely important we use this event as a focal point to rally behind our police."

He said police put themselves "in the front line every day, in very dangerous and difficult circumstances".

"Most (of these incidents) are never reported," Mr Rudd said.

"I think it's high time the community just got behind the police in absolutely everything they do.

"It's time we had a new attitude of respect for the police because they are dealing with the problems of violence, domestic violence and alcohol-induced violence of binge drinking."

He was a long-standing supporter of the jury system, but that "errors occurred from time to time in the administration of justice".

"That's not a comment I make in reference to any particular case," he said."

"... but we need to focus again on this extraordinary event, and use it to focus on what we can do more to protect our police on the beat."

Costco to open in Australia.

US giant Costco takes on Coles, Woolies with first Australian store at Docklands

By Kellee Nolan
March 13, 2009 01:36pm

SUPERMARKET giants Coles and Woolworths will have have a new kid on the block to go up against later this year with cut-price international grocery warehouse Costco set to open in Melbourne.

Costco will open its first Australian outlet at Melbourne's central Docklands precinct in July, offering everything from greenhouses to diamond rings and fresh strawberries to toilet paper, at discount prices to both wholesale and retail customers.

The store will create 225 new full-time and part-time jobs which Victorian Industry and Trade Minister Martin Pakula said was a "statement of confidence" in Victoria's economy.

The US-based Costco also planned to open a store in Sydney, and was looking "all over" the city for a suitable site, Costco Australian manager Patrick Noone said today.

The $60 million Melbourne store will be Australia's first, joining a stable of 535 Costco outlets across the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

Following the inroads made by no-frills grocery chain Aldi in Australia, Costco warehouses will offer wholesale prices to small and medium enterprises and also allow retail consumers to buy goods at wholesale prices, for an annual $60 membership fee.

Commenting on the new central Melbourne Costco site, Mr Noone said he hoped people would travel "a long way" to shop there.

"We think they will take to it like ducks to water," he said.

Australian Retailers Association executive director Richard Evans said consumers would take some time to come around to the Costco way of shopping, but the wholesaler was a welcome addition to the retailing mix.

"Australian consumers are very set in the their ways, it's very difficult to get them to change their style of shopping," Mr Evans said.

"Retailing is very competitive but the more competition, the better it is for consumers."

Last year the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ran an inquiry into the competitiveness of grocery prices in Australia, amid public concern over a perceived stranglehold on the market between Coles and Woolworths.

In its July 2008 report, it found price competition between Coles and Woolworths was limited by high barriers to entry for new competitors combined with limited incentive for Coles and Woolworths to compete aggressively.

But it found Aldi had been a "vigorous price competitor", forcing Coles and Woolworths to lower prices on many products.

Docklands retail and restaurant owners, still reeling from the closure of the heat-buckled Southern Star Observation Wheel, welcomed the announcement, saying it would attract people and bring good flow-on business.
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Australia: Discrimination AGAINST white Males to be legalised

While you were sleeping.

Labor's "Fresh Thinking" and "Time for Change"

Discrimination against white males will soon be encouraged

Susie O'Brien
Herald Sun
December 09, 2008 12:00am

DISCRIMINATION against dominant white males will soon be encouraged in a bid to boost the status of women, the disabled and cultural and religious minorities.

Such positive discrimination -- treating people differently in order to obtain equality for marginalised groups - is set to be legalised under planned changes to the Equal Opportunity Act foreshadowed last week by state Attorney-General Rob Hulls.

The laws are also expected to protect the rights of people with criminal records to get a job, as long as their past misdeeds are irrelevant to work being sought.

Equal Opportunity Commission CEO Dr Helen Szoke said males had "been the big success story in business and goods and services".

"Clearly, they will have their position changed because they will be competing in a different way with these people who have been traditionally marginalised," she said.

"Let's open it up so everyone can have a fair go."

Victoria's peak business body expressed concern yesterday about the need for the proposed laws, and questioned if they would undermine the right of companies to make legitimate business decisions.

At present, individuals or bodies wanting to single out any race or gender for special treatment must gain an exemption from VCAT.

Companies and public bodies accused of discrimination can only be held to account after a complaint has been made.

But the proposed changes go much further, allowing the commission to inquire into discrimination, seize documents and search and enter premises after attempts to bring about change have failed.

Businesses and individuals would be required to change their ways even if a complaint had not been received.

Action could be taken where an unlawful act was "likely to occur", not just in cases where discrimination has taken place.

The commission would also have real teeth to enforce its rulings via VCAT and, as a last resort, in the courts.

The changes, shown in a Department of Justice report by former public advocate Julian Gardner, would also:

EDUCATE people so they know their rights.

GIVE more protection to people with disabilities, requiring companies and public entities to reasonably accommodate their needs.

GRANT the homeless and people who act as volunteers better protection from discrimination.

Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry workplace general manager David Gregory said business supported the objectives of equal opportunity legislation.

"But I am concerned and curious about whether these changes mean the commission can second-guess the legitimate business decisions of individual businesses," he said.

The first raft of changes to the Equal Opportunity Act were introduced into Parliament last week.

The Victorian Labor Party & VCAT's "finest hour" was when their Sharia Law inspired Star Chamber persecuted two evangelical Pastors
Danny Nalliah and Daniel Scot.
Cases like these show why the Left / International Socialists / United Nations work so closely with, and facilitate the imposition of Islam via Islamic Terrorism, they have a rabid mad dog they are able to let off the chain to do their dirty work, all the while excusing their mad dogs behavior by demanding tolerance and understanding of such barbarism, under the threat of legal sanction been imposed upon their mad dogs victims.

Australia has never had so many laws against it's citizens freedom of speech, all at the hands of the Australian Labor Party and their various cabals of leftist sub branches eg the various environmental / human / animal rights organizations.

Just like Obama and the US Democrats, their Australian Comrades led by Kevin 07 Rudd, did promise "Change" and "Fresh Thinking"

The most high-profile case in Australia is that involving Daniel Scot, Danny Nalliah and Catch the Fire Ministries. When they ran a seminar on Islam in 2002, the Islamic Council of Victoria made a complaint against them under Victoria's Racial and Religious Tolerance Act.

Five years later, in June 2007, the case was finally resolved. We have documented this case fully on our News pages. Click here to read more about this important case.

Use the tabs at the left to view particular cases or countries.

Author: Jenny Stokes | Modified: 28 July 2008

Muslim bigots impose blasphemy laws on Victoria

Gerard Jackson
Monday 19 December 2005

At the behest of Muslim bigots and multiculturalist fanatics the Bracks Government suspended free speech in Victoria by imposing a blasphemy law dressed up as an anti-vilification law. This has given Islamo-fascists a freehand to attack critics of Islam.

In a ruthless attempt to intimidate critics Muslim fanatics reported two pastors to Diane Sisely, the Equal Opportunity Commission boss, for criticising the Koran. This enemy of free speech and her fellow Stalinoids on the commission then launched proceedings against the pastors for exercising their fundamental and inalienable right to free speech. So far these pastors have had to pony up more than $100,000 to defend themselves against Bracks’ obscene blasphemy law and these lefty zealots.

However, circumstantial evidence suggests that members of the Equal Opportunity Commission entered into a conspiracy to prosecute these pastors in order to intimidate potential critics of Islam into remaining silent.

Diane Sisely hired May Helou, a Muslim bigot, to help her identify people criticising Islam. True to form, this Muslim Torquemada quickly swung into action. Helou incited several Muslim converts to attend a seminar on jihad that had been organised by a Melbourne Pentecostal church. As a result three Muslims attended. About 250 Christians were present.

Pastor Danny Nalliah and Pastor Daniel Scot addressed the crowd. Pastor Daniel Scot, who had been sentenced to death in Pakistan for his Christian beliefs, accurately cited passages from the Koran and the Hadith, pointing out that these had been used by fanatical clerics to justify jihad against the West, lying for Islam, murdering apostates, raping female prisoners, etc. (Tell me, little Miss Sisely, do these passages make the Koran hate speech?)

The Pastors’ response to this barbarism was that Christians should pray and that Muslims “should be loved”. (This just goes to show how viciously intolerant these Christians really are). Well, this was just too much for our freedom-loving Muslim converts. Seething with trumped-up indignation, these monuments to the unquestionable benefits of multiculturalism complained, surprise, surprise, to May Helou who immediately brought the EOC down on the heads of our oh so dangerous Pastors. As a member of the commission this Muslim bigot even got to sit in judgment on its religious victims. (Talk about acting as judge, jury and executioner).

There is no doubt in my mind that some members of the commission conspired with May Helou to engage in the religious persecution of these Christian critics of Islam.

Given the nature of the evidence there should be an immediate and independent investigation of Sisely and Helou. As the EOC has been compromised by religious bigotry and its obvious contempt for Australian values, it should be abolished.

Under Bracks’ blasphemy law these victims of Muslim intolerance were ordered by the Orwellian Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to publicly apologise and humiliate themselves by spending $23,000 on ads. Furthermore, the Tribunal’s commissars ordered the pastors to submit to a form of re-education. They bravely refused to kowtow to these intellectual thugs.

The disgusting Stalinoid behaviour of Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal perfectly mirrors the behaviour of communist parties. Those who dissent from the party line are ordered to attend a meeting of party members where they are then humiliated and verbally abused. This continues until the victims submit*. Fortunately for Victorians, though they don’t know it yet, these pastors are determined to see that justice is done and the fundamental rights of Victorians are restored.

The riots in Sydney are revealing what happens when Australians get sick of a minority trying to impose, with the tacit agreement of cowardly politicians and half-witted multiculturalists, its reactionary Muslim beliefs on them

How does the slimy Mr Bracks view the riots that were incited by Lebanese Muslim thuggery? “Similar violence against ethnic minorities could occur [here]” (The Age, Attacks possible here, 12 December). Now you have it, Muslim thugs provoke riots and the lying Bracks smears the locals as racists.

Although it is something of mystery why Bracks is determined to impose a blasphemy law that favours Muslim bigots, what is not a mystery is the man’s contempt for the truth. Last September this mountebank met with several bishops. He looked them in straight in the eye and promised to make his blasphemy law less onerous. The lying creep then went about subverting our liberty by further strengthening this vicious law.

As a member of the Liberal Party I am outraged that Robert Doyle has supported Bracks’ anti-free speech laws. There are those of us in the Party who are sick of his moral cowardice and his lack of principles. We are also sick of Michael Kroger’s political string-pulling. Thanks to this power mad Brahmin the Party has been lumbered with the likes of Boyle, Sheezel and Helen Kroger.

Rumour has it that Kroger’s number is up. In the meantime the Party’s real liberals, liberal in the classical sense of the word, need to take a stand. Now Brookes has never bothered with religious matters, but when a bunch of theocrats, irrespective of their religion, succeed in limiting our freedoms then it is time to act.

It genuinely grieves me to have to do this because the Muslims I have known and worked with have always been decent to me and never raised the question of religious beliefs. But Bracks’ vile laws and the totalitarian behaviour of EOC and VCAT officials have left me with no alternative. So here goes:

The Koran is crap and Mohammed was a child-molestering, thieving, lying, murderous sadistic misogynist who couldn’t even spell his own name. How anyone with half a brain could be taken in by this loathsome thug beats me.

Now the law is the law, Bracks: So prosecute me. If you haven’t got the guts get the conspiring Diane Sisely and May Helou to send in their religious police. But if you think for one moment that a man like me would politely stand by and allow your two-faced commissars or some Vishinski-like judge to lecture me on tolerance and freedom, then you really are stupid.

While leftwing journalists and slimy politicians like Bracks and NSW Premier Morris Iemma smear Australians as racists, I should like to draw attention to what Professor von Mises had to say on the clash of values, which is what this is really all about:

In an Australia governed according to [classical] liberal principles, what difficulties could arise from the fact that in some parts of the continent Japanese and in other parts Englishmen were in the majority? (Liberalism: A Socio- Economic Exposition, Sheed-McMeel, 1978. Originally published as Liberalismus, Jena: G. Fischer, 1927).

But the treacherous likes of Sisely, Bracks and the bigoted Helou despise classical liberal values, preferring instead the heavy hand of the police state. These people and their admirers have clearly demonstrated their tyrannical inclinations, revealing once and for all that they are not to be trusted with any degree of political power.

*This is how the Hollywood branch of the Communist Party of the United States disciplined writers, producers and actors who challenged the party line. See Kenneth Lloyd Billingsley’s Hollywood Party, Prima Publishing, 1998. Also the God that Failed, Columbia

Press 2001, reveals just how vicious this mentality is. Mao’s Red Guards took this procedure of public confession, guilt and humiliation to its logical and gruesome conclusion. Mao: The Unknown Story, Jung Chang and John Halliday, Jonathan Cape London,


Gerard Jackson is Brookes’ economics editor

Merauke Five : Rudd's "Fresh Thinking" Australians abondoned in Indonesian Hell Hole

Australian PM and arse clown in chief,Mr Kevin 07 Rudd.
Australians abandoned and left to rot in Indonesian Islamic hell hole
by Kevin 07's "Fresh Thinking"

Another Billion dollars plus+++++ has just been given to the Indonesian Government by the Rudd Socialist Labor Government, thats right Australian taxpayers are TAXED from arse hole to breakfast time, in order for Rudd and his fellow International Socialist's and Marxists, that are the Australian LABOR party,to prove what great noble and compassionate"world citizens" they are.
If these Australians were international Drug Dealers the Rudd government and their cabal of bleeding heart leftists apologists would have been screaming from the hill tops that these people be released and every assistance would have been afforded them by the Australian officials and "human rights" organizations at Australian taxpayers expense.
These people are not part of Comrade Rudd's "Fresh Thinking" and "Time for Change" Socialist Revolution.

Australians remain in Papuan 'no man's land'

Ben Doherty and Tom Allard, Jakarta
March 13, 2009

FIVE Australians remain stuck in "no man's land" in the Indonesian province of Papua: no longer in detention for immigration offences but prevented from returning home.

The five Queenslanders were this week granted permission to fly home after six months in detention, following a ruling by the Jayapura High Court overturning their conviction and jail terms for immigration offences.

But local prosecutors have refused to accept the decision and have lodged an appeal. That could see the five, aged in their 50s and 60s, stuck in Papua, just an hour's flight from home, for months longer.

Last night, the Australians were still stranded in the departure lounge of Merauke Airport, where their plane stands fuelled and ready to fly but guarded by Indonesian air force officers refusing to let them board.

Prosecutors have impounded the plane, saying it is evidence for their legal challenge.

Karen Burke, one of the Merauke five, yesterday pleaded with the Australian Government to do more to help.

"We're scared to death to leave," she said.

"We think if we put a foot out the front door we could be arrested on some other charges. Our position is quite precarious."

Despite being asked to return to the town of Merauke, the five Australians are staying put, believing their encampment in the small international airport puts them out of reach of authorities.

"As far as we are concerned, we are in no man's land," said another stranded Australian, Keith Mortimer.

"We are going to stay here. Mate, they are going to have to physically pick us up and take us out of here."

An Australian embassy official is in Merauke assisting the five, while diplomats in Jakarta are helping to negotiate their passage home.

On September 12 last year, pilot William Scott-Bloxam, his wife and co-pilot Vera, and passengers Keith Mortimer, Hubert Hofer and Ms Burke, landed in Mr Scott-Bloxam's light plane at Mopah airport in Merauke in Papua, where a sporadic separatist insurgency has led to tight military control.

The Australians, who say they only wanted to visit for a long weekend to investigate tourism opportunities, did not obtain visas, flight approval or security clearance before they landed.

They were arrested and convicted of immigration offences. Mr Scott-Bloxam, was sentenced to three years in jail, while the other four were given two-year sentences.

On Tuesday, the province's High Court overturned their conviction, ostensibly allowing their return home.

But prosecutors have since lodged an appeal, meaning the five are unable to leave.

A Foreign Affairs spokesman said: "This situation is distressing for the Australians and their families, and the embassy in Jakarta is discussing with the five Australians and their lawyers the next steps towards obtaining their release and return.

"We understand that the five are no longer in detention, but are unable to depart for Australia.

"They are currently at the Immigration Office at Merauke Airport endeavouring to clarify their legal status. Our embassy consular official is also assisting them in consultation with the Indonesian authorities."

Friends and family of the five told The Age they were frustrated by the new delays and the lack of information from authorities.

Americans living in squalid tent Shanty Towns as "Community Organizer in Chief " Gives $900million to Gazan Terrorists and their supporters

Change Americans can believe in.
Is it just me who finds the following stories outrageous?
Has anyone else out there commented on the obscenity of these two stories?
Australia's very own arse clown & idiot in search of a village PM, "Kevin 07" Rudd is also complicit in the betrayal of the people he was elected to represent.

U.S. to Give $900 Million for Gaza Reconstruction
Monday,February 23, 2009

The United States is preparing to donate more than $900 million for the reconstruction of Gaza, a U.S. official said Monday, as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepared to attend a donors conference for the war-ravaged territory next week.

Israeli and Palestinian officials said earlier Monday that Clinton will visit Israel and the West Bank during the first week of March for her first trip to the region as America's top diplomat.

Clinton said during her Asia trip this month that she would attend an international donors conference in Egypt on March 2 to discuss reconstruction in Gaza.

She provided no other details, but a U.S. official in the United States said Monday that the Obama administration's donation will likely top $900 million in humanitarian and rebuilding aid to the Palestinian Authority to help Gaza recover from Israel's offensive against Hamas last month.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the donation had not received final approval, said the exact amount was still to be determined.

The official added that the aid would not go to Hamas. U.S. officials have no formal contacts with the Islamic militant group Hamas, which runs a separate Palestinian administration in the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli officials, meanwhile, said Clinton will arrive in Israel on March 2 for meetings with the country's top leaders. Israel is currently ruled by a caretaker government as Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu cobbles together a new coalition.

The Israeli officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the visit had not been announced by the State Department, which has not released Clinton's schedule for next week.

Yasser Abed Rabbo, a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said Clinton also would visit the West Bank during her stay.

U.S. officials have no formal contacts with the Islamic militant group Hamas, which runs a separate Palestinian administration in the Gaza Strip.

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