Mr Thomas was retried after the Australian Court of Appeal quashed the 2006 conviction on the grounds that his initial testimony was inadmissible because he had been coerced by the police under interrogation. Mr Thomas was the first individual to be prosecuted under the country’s 2006 anti-terrorism laws. >>>>>
swfobject.embedSWF(“http://medya.todayszaman.com/todayszaman/images/isbank.swf”, “Banner-497”, “300”, “220”, “8”); Sponsored by the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, the 2009 parliament will take place in Melbourne, Australia, a multi-religious, multi-lingual and multicultural city. As the world’s largest inter-religious gathering, the parliament will convene religious and civilian leaders and people of faith, spirituality and goodwill from more than 80 countries to improve relations among religions and their followers and to promote and encourage social cohesion within societies across the world. >>>>>
This legislation makes it unlawful for someone, on the ground of the religious belief or activity of another person or class of persons, to engage in conduct that “incites hatred against, serious contempt for, or revulsion or serious ridicule”. There is a similar provision about racial vilification. However, there is a defence for conduct that was engaged in “reasonably and in good faith” in the performance of an artistic work or in the course of a discussion or debate for any genuine academic, artistic, religious or scientific purpose. >>>>>
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) was working with the governor’s tribe to ensure his death had no negative consequences for operations in the region. Air Chief Marshal Houston says a very confused situation is still under investigation. “But, you know, it certainly looks that way,” he said when asked whether Australian troops had shot the governor. >>>>>
The arrest warrant accuses 64-year-old Toben of publishing material on the internet “of an anti-Semitic and/or revisionist nature” [i.e. material that Zionist Jews don’t want YOU to see] in Australia, Germany and other countries. >>>>>
Yet if he would have made a parallel story, or worse, exaggerated and lied about something Muslims did or did not do, there would be a full-scale ‘terrorism’ investigation as well as a page in history whereby the original smear of the Muslims remained – regardless of whether found out to be false.
ONE in two South Australians do not like the idea of a close relative marrying a Muslim, while one in three are against marriage to Aborigines or black Africans. Despite this, only one in 10 actually admits to being racist. >>>>>
The good part is that many are honest with the fact that they are ‘racist.’ The bad part is, the majority of the many, at least nine times as much, are in a state of denial. It would probably be a similar response if we asked, “Are we, as a nation, contributing to the unjust imperial conquest of the world with the annihilation of Muslims?”
And this is why democracies have a significant problem: “We may vote for and choose our path based on what we harbor in our frail and wicked hearts, right or wrong.”
“Only about one in ten people across the various states would hold those views nowadays,” Dunn told AFP.
“It’s better than in many other parts of the world, certainly in parts of western Europe where three in ten people would hold those views,” he said.
“But one in ten is a lot. It means one person in every lunch room, one person in every locker room, five or ten people on a train,” Dunn added. >>>>>