Friday, July 27, 2007

About f***ing time - Haneef has been released

Dr Haneef has now been released from detention after being held since the 2nd July on providing "reckless" support to terrorists. Problem was - it wasn't his SIM card in the burning jeep in the UK - like the authorities claimed when they first held him without charge him then stuck him into jail.

He is now back in his unit on the Gold Coast. Poor bloke probably won't even want to stay in Australia after this - even if he does get his visa back. When did I move from Australia - the land of tolerance and "a fair go for all" to this Kafka-esque wasteland ?

I apologise to any Muslim readers of this blog. Australia can and should do better. I am ashamed that we have become such an intolerant police state. Don't get me wrong. Those who have committed terrorist acts should be caught and imprisoned but we have to do better than hold and question people for nearly a month for no good reason.

Mummified is not impressed.

3 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

The trick is telling who is contemplating committing a terrorist act. In the US we have plenty of home grown terrorist that are not motivated by religion.

Mick said...

Hi Mummified. Thanks for the tip on the Poetry Idol but as that was the first poem I've written in 25 years I think I'll wait till my game is on before submitting myself to ridicule.

On another note, I re-read your Louise entry... it seems we're on the same wavelength in certain areas.

(Sunday, June 03, 2007 on my blog)

The Phosgene Kid said...

So how's ol' Haneef doing these days??