May 29, 2004


Following his guilty plea, suspected Australian terrorist Jack Roche is no longer merely suspected. The Gnu Hunter reviews prior opinion about the arrest of the colourful Islamic convert.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 29, 2004 05:43 AM

Just like the Portland Seven and "Mike" Hawash.

The defenders claim "witch hunt!", "oppression", "religous bigotry", etc.

Then the government shows its case to the defendant's attorney.

Who then advises his client strongly to plead guilty and hope for leniency in sentencing....

good riddance!

Posted by: KevinV at May 29, 2004 at 07:28 AM

Fuck him . . . . I hope he rots in prison and then necks himself. He'll be really fucking disappointed when he finds out they don't serve 72 virgins in Hell.

As for his lawyer, Stephen Hopper, Australia's own Jacques Verges, he's next.

Posted by: steve at May 29, 2004 at 09:16 AM

Yesterday on the BBC the repeated headline was, "Australian found guilty of planning to bomb Israeli embassy." Yes that's us Aussies. Not "UK born Muslim convert." Wilfully non-descriptive as you would expect. Then followed Jack's account of how he was actually trying to save Australia from terrorism.

Posted by: JoeJr at May 29, 2004 at 10:41 AM

I'm sure Richard Neville has some ready explanation of how he isn't really guilty.

Keep on smokin' away, Richard.

Posted by: JK at May 29, 2004 at 01:26 PM

What did you expect the BBC to say? "Yes, Britain is now the Europe's leading exporter of Western Wacko Islamofascist Converts!"

Remember the Beltway Sniper here in the states? John Allen Muhammed spends the last ten years building this whole psychoIslamic fantasy world to live in, amply documented by his own testimony and writings, and the LA Times elects to describe him as "Gulf War veteran John Allen Muhammed..."

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 29, 2004 at 03:44 PM

Just my humble opinion, but I would think the "Media" would rather the police didn't interfere with people suspected of terrorism, as when they perform their acts of terrorism, it gives the media something flashy to air.
Without these terrorists, the "Media" would have to actually look for something to report/make up something to report/spin something good to look bad in a report.

Posted by: Scott at May 29, 2004 at 05:07 PM

Couple of decades?


A couple of years.

That is seriously fucked.

Posted by: ilibcc at June 2, 2004 at 12:28 PM