November 23, 2003


When George W. Bush spoke to Australiaís Parliament, Ahmed Habib turned up as the guest of Greens senator Bob Brown:

Ahmed Habib wanted to send a message to George Bush about his father, Mamdouh, yesterday.

"What about my father's rights?" he called out before security guards escorted him from Parliament, making him the only person removed during the address.

Ahmedís daddy-o is in Gitmo, which explains why someone like Brown would want to be his friend. Liíl Ahmed is now himself facing potential confinement:

The son of an Australian al-Qaeda suspect held at Guantanamo Bay was involved in the abduction of a woman who was bound with tape and had her head shaved, a Sydney court heard yesterday.

Ahmed Mandouh Habib, 18, of Birrong - eldest son of terror suspect Mamdouh Habib - was charged in connection to the alleged assault at Bankstown earlier this month.

The woman, believed to be a Habib family relative, was dragged out of a car parked outside Bankstown TAFE just after midnight on November 5.

One of Ahmedís co-accused, only 15 so too young to be identified, allegedly held the victim while Ahmedís twin brother wrapped masking tape around her mouth and head. Other allegations: the woman was tied up with electrical wire and driven to a garage at her former home, where her hair was shaved off.

Bidura Children's Court, where the 15-year-old appeared, heard that he told the woman: "I'm only doing this for your own good - I love you like a Muslim sister."

Nice people Bob hangs out with.

Posted by Tim Blair at November 23, 2003 10:56 PM

Boy, Tim,what a parade of paranoids youve blogged on today....Brown, Pilger,Leunig, Dowd, Fisk...all in one day! You may need another vacation! Welcome back, by the way.

Posted by: debbie at November 24, 2003 at 12:33 AM

It's a target-rich environment, Debbie! And much thanks for the welcome back.

Posted by: tim at November 24, 2003 at 01:06 AM

Predictably this story is completely absent from the SMH and 'Everyones ABC'. Not in keeping with the program, I'll bet. Just like the Weekly Standard story on Al Quaeda and Saddam linkages.

Is it censorship when the government funded broadcaster does it? Yes, I think it is.

Posted by: Paul Johnson at November 24, 2003 at 10:30 AM

As stories go it's priceless. Bob Brown has been hanging out with a violent kidnapper... It's a kodak moment!

Posted by: Wilbur at November 24, 2003 at 10:54 AM

Whats happened to Crock of Tim and Miranda Devide. You think that they would be here telling us how wrong Tim is to mention this, becuae it might hurt some poor little islamofacist's feelings. They could then tell us what a saint the twit from tassie is.

But of coourse they are silent because there s no excuse for Bob brown who is the Al Sharpton of Asutralian politics.

Posted by: toryhere at November 24, 2003 at 02:49 PM

More like the George Galloway.
I suppose Bob loves Ahmed like a Moslem brother.

Posted by: Freddyboy at November 24, 2003 at 03:03 PM

Bob did some HARD time in jail over a little 'protest' in Tasmania as well.

Posted by: Nelson at November 24, 2003 at 04:26 PM

My, isn't our society really 'culturally enriched' by these arseholes.

Not that they're guilty yet of course.

Posted by: Pedro the Ignorant at November 24, 2003 at 07:37 PM

But it must be true, they reckon all allegations published in newspapers are true. And I heard that every statement made before a court is also true. Otherwise they wouldn;t charge the guy if it didn't happen the way they said.

And someone else told me that because his son is a ratbag, that guy in Gitmo has no rights to a lawyer or to know what he's charged with. After all his son is up on charges. He deserves to rot in hell indefinitely to have brought up a little bastard like that!

The whole thing really stinks, and heads should roll. I'm not racist but I heard that just about every Muslims you will meet is really fucked.

I think I read that somewhere on this low mongrel blogmire!

Posted by: Miranda Divide at November 27, 2003 at 05:26 AM