Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Illustrious Prime Minister John Howard

The Illustrious Prime Minister John Howard

Further to Victory to Peoples Power, the illustrious Prime Minister of Australia misused and abused anti-Terror legislations and conspired to strip search of the New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clerk. He did so to make Israel happy. He also misused and abused the same legislations to strip search the Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Michael Somare!

Philip Ruddock, the filthy Attorney General of Australia `virtually' asked his daughter to open her legs for an Israeli child molester for power as demonstrated in credible links of Legs are Open for Business.

A few thugs also dared to conspire with the ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) against Mr. Faruque Ahmed of infamous Minister for Transport! Initially the ASIO officials were aggressive towards Mr. Ahmed. However, eventually they became very polite to him and refrained from asking any silly questions. At one stage they said, “Faruque how can we keep Australia safe”? Faruque pointed out a few stories from two well-known Sydney dailies and said, “if you continue to incite prejudice, bigotry, racism and sectarianism like these ones based on innuendos and anecdotes, how could you keep the country safe”? They agreed with him and said, “you know the media outlets make money in this way”. Faruque’s response was, “well, the choice should be clear - either money or safety”.

Right now Dr. Mohamed Haneef and many people have fallen to the Howardian trap of racism and sectarianism to reconfirm the Australian Values.

'I'm here to take Haneef home'

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July 23, 2007

Moral support...Imran Siddiqui, a cousin of Mohamed Haneef's wifePhoto: Eddie Safarik

A RELATIVE of Mohamed Haneef says he has come to Australia to take the detained terrorism suspect home to his distressed wife and infant daughter in India.

Imran Siddiqui, a cousin of Haneef's wife, Firdous Arshiya, arrived in Brisbane late on Saturday night from Bangalore to provide moral support to the Gold Coast-based doctor, who has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist organisation.

After speaking to a forum in Brisbane discussing Haneef's plight yesterday, Mr Siddiqui said his 27-year-old relative was innocent and should be released.

"I've come to take him back - he's innocent, that I know," he said outside the forum at Griffith University's Nathan campus in Brisbane's south.

"We know the truth is that he's not connected to these things. It's not wrong on my part to expect that he should be released with all respect and dignity."

Mr Siddiqui said he was seeking permission to visit Haneef, who is being held at the Wolston Correctional Centre. "I want to tell him that his wife and child are doing fine," he said.
Haneef has yet to meet his daughter, born on June 26.

"I should say in these kind of circumstances, which were never expected, the family has been together and … his wife, we never knew that she was such a strong person," Mr Siddiqui said. "She is traumatised."

He said he had met Haneef for only "a few hours" but his family told him he's a "very nice guy". "The family has chosen me because of my exposure abroad."

Mr Siddiqui told the packed forum Haneef was the victim of circumstances. "After all this hard work, after being a model citizen, after losing his father at a very early age, going through all this, maintaining his family and then right [when] he's relishing the hard work which he's been doing over the years, someone has to face … that," he said.

He urged authorities to ensure that "the truth comes out" and that Haneef was given a fair trial.
"I think authorities should definitely, all over the world, think about this and see that, you know, innocent people are not being targeted," he said.

The Australian Medical Association says the handling of the Haneef case may lead to foreign doctors avoiding Australia.

"There seems to be a thought that doctors from overseas won't want to come to Australia looking at the Haneef issue because they don't want to be a part of this," said the president of the association, Rosanna Capolingua.

"We have to remember that this is not about doctors. This is about a particular situation around an individual who happens to be a doctor. It would be very sad to see doctors dissuaded from coming here."

The profession would struggle without foreign doctors, Dr Capolingua said. "Of our total medical workforce, 30 to 40 per cent are international medical graduates and in some cases they have been in Australia for 10, 20, 30 years."

"Three thousand to 4000 doctors are here on visas, so they are temporary residents and many are working in rural and regional areas … we are very dependent on them."