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May 25, 2005

Unlike Europe, Australia Steadfast Against Terrorism

While much is being said about the European trend of cozying up with terror groups, Australia continues to not tolerate groups which aim to kill civilians.

From Australian Associated Press newsfeed:

The government has relisted four terrorist organisations which it believes remain a threat to Australia.

The organisations are Hamas's Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hizbollah External Security Organisation, Lashkar-e-Toiba, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Under Australian laws, a terror listing expires two years after it is originally made.

Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said the government believed the organisations were still a threat to Australia.

"The government continues to be satisfied on reasonable grounds that they are directly or indirectly engaged in preparing, planning, assisting in or fostering the doing of a terrorist act," he said.
"The relisting confirms the government's commitment to ensuring that involvement in these organisations will not be tolerated."

Posted by GI at May 25, 2005 05:59 PM