September 05, 2003

FAIR AND BALANCED

Who says Australia isnít concerned about the welfare of our imprisoned al Qaeda suspects?

Australia has asked Egypt to explain the grounds for detention of a Melbourne man with suspected links to al-Qaeda, who has been held in a Cairo prison since May.

A spokesman for Mr Downer said Jihad - a former painter in his early 20s who lived with his mother in Melbourne - was in "reasonable health" and had been given access to a lawyer and family members.

"We are questioning the legal basis for his continued detention," the spokesman said. "But he certainly is believed to have connections to al-Qaeda."

Posted by Tim Blair at September 5, 2003 04:04 AM
Comments

I wonder if that Jihad in Egypt is the same as this Jihad posting on Melbourne Indymedia almost three years ago?

The age is about right, and the few personal details he reveals don't contradict the account in The Australian.

I have my doubts, since the Indymedia "Jihad" seemed a reasonably level-headed bloke much of the time.

Still, it's an interesting coincidence.

Posted by: Evil Pundit at September 5, 2003 at 04:35 AM

"Jihad" huh? Perfect name if you are a islamic terrorist trying to go by unnoticed. Not much of a thinker i guess.

Posted by: PortugueseGuy at September 5, 2003 at 07:40 AM

JIHAD MAKE ME MAD!

Posted by: BABAGANOUSH at September 5, 2003 at 11:15 AM

You pathetic time-waster Tim. Why bother sending anyone, even me, to that link? Don't you want us to hang around and read your smartarse swipes?

Give us some decent facts, don't just surf. We can surf for ourselves thanks. Go out and interview some of these "potential" terrorists "linked" to shadowy groups that your always on about. anything but this drivel.

You are not a journalist's bootlace. Just how "senior" were you at Time Pacific? Did being editor of Sports Illustrated entail anything more than long lunches with potential advertisers?

Posted by: Miranda Divide at September 5, 2003 at 12:03 PM

Miranda Divide = DFTFT
(Don't Feed the Fucking Troll)

Posted by: ImpartialObserver at September 5, 2003 at 12:59 PM

Miranda,

No-one's forcing you to read this blog. Feel free to surf on out, you vile, hideous harridan.

Posted by: D at September 5, 2003 at 01:04 PM

Exactly what is Miranda Divide's (isn't this in all probability one of the previous trolls with a new name?) expertise that provides the basis for all this wondrous criticism?

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at September 5, 2003 at 01:51 PM

Just ignore the troll, although i am slightly concerned that Mental Institutions allow their patients to surf the web.

Posted by: Zool at September 5, 2003 at 02:28 PM

I wondered what happened to Sphincter.

Posted by: pooh at September 5, 2003 at 04:09 PM

Miranda Divide?

The top ten conservative columnist alter egos to watch out for:

Andrew Blot. Piers Ache-man. Christopher Pearshape. George Shrill. Bill Oh Really. Charles Sledgehammer. Oliver South-East. Janet Allbroken. Moaner Charen. Very Rich Lowry.

Posted by: ilibcc at September 5, 2003 at 04:31 PM