Monday, September 15, 2008

Guilty verdict in terror trial

A MUSLIM cleric has been found guilty of leading and being a member of a terrorist organisation in Australia's biggest terror trial.

Jurors today found Abdul Nacer Benbrika, 48, was a member of a Melbourne terror cell.

Defence lawyers argued the men were not terrorists, but young men learning about Islam from a self-styled sheikh who, "couldn't organise a booze-up in a brewery"*.
Benbrika's lawyer Remy Van de Wiel said his client was an unworldly man who thought it was possible to drive to Tasmania.

Somehow I find that a rather silly idiom to use for a muslim who, as we all know, is forbidden to have any connection with alcohol.

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