Saturday, November 18, 2006

Aus'ballah Funding Terrorists

United Press International report that Australian Federal Police are investigating the funding of Hizb'allah:

The transfers reportedly involved thousands of dollars and occurred during the recent 57-days conflict between Hezbollah and Israel.

The Australian reported Friday that the head of the regulating organization, Austrac, confirmed an investigation was underway into a "network" of suspects and "the people in that network have been picked up." But John Visser, also declined to give additional information.

Coverage from News Ltd here and even Sydney Morning Herald covers it briefly here.

ABC has no coverage about it. Zero.

From the News Ltd article, a noteworthy aside:

Last year, domestic spy agency ASIO assured federal parliament's joint intelligence committee that the Hezbollah organisation had no active links to Australia.

The head of the Supreme Islamic Shia Council of Australia, Kamal Mousselmani, told The Australian yesterday he had also assured ASIO right at the beginning of the conflict that the Shia community would not provide any financial support to Hezbollah. He said his community often sent money to relatives in Lebanon, but not to Hezbollah.

He added that he was confident there was no organised financial support for Hezbollah in Australia.

"That's what we told ASIO," he said.

"There is no benefit in being with Hezbollah. We support our people in Lebanon, but not Hezbollah."

The ASIO comment is surprising and concerning.

Concerning yet unsurprising is the assurance from Mousselmani.

Especially when reconciled with this (taken from Andrew Landeryou's highly recommended blogsite, The Other Cheek).


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neo-Zionoid said...

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