Oh, I don't like the sound of these chappies. They are before our courts, so I don't want to say much. If they are found guilty, I hope they are locked up for a long long time.
The bible says quite a bit about smiting and stoning etc etc, but no sensible person takes it too seriously. Not sure why the accused might think of taking so called Islam teachings literally.
This is from yesterday's Herald Sun. There was more reportage today. But I have said enough. You can guess my thoughts.
The leader of a Melbourne-based terrorist group told his members they should kill 1,000 non-believers to try to force the withdrawal of Australian troops from Iraq, a court has heard.
Among targets discussed to inflict maximum casualties were railway stations or football grounds, the Victorian Supreme Court was told today.
In its opening address in Australia's biggest terrorist trial, the prosecution said the group regarded Australia as a country at war and that indiscriminate murder of innocent citizens was justified by the teachings of Islam.