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Daniel Greenfield: "Islamic-Inspired Terrorism" Plotted To Bring Down Aussie Plane - The Point

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

About Me

My name is Daniel Greenfield. I am a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in Los Angeles. I am a  Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

My original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazineand my blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish PressTimes of IsraelAct for America andRight Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. I have a column titled Western Front at Israel National News and my op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation.

I was named one of the Jewish Press' Most Worthwhile Blogs from 2006-2011 and my writing has been cited by Rush Limbaugh, Melanie Philips, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Judith Klinghoffer, John Podhoretz, Jeff Jacoby and Michelle Malkin, among others.

My investigative pieces have included the story of Obama and Pfleger, which I was the first to break months before the mainstream media. I also detailed for the first time many ofObama's radical clergy ties, including Farrakhan supporters, as well as exposing Rabbis for Obama as being a front group forPro-Hamas appeasement supporters.

I revealed that the Vice-President of the Center for American Progress and the new senior adviser for Nancy Pelosi hadparticipated in terrorist fundraising and broke the story of how Ron Paul and Barney Frank had tried to put Soros' associates in charge of destroying America's military.

I have investigated the billionaires funding the Anti-Israel left,the Islamist misogyny, in the new French government, Iran's meth empire , the coverup of Islamic genocide in Nigeria and the lost history of Harlem's Black Hitler. I broke the story of the Secretary of State recognizing a terrorist propagandist with an award as one of the International Women of Courage and exposed the falsehoods in Prince of Slaves, a Muslim propaganda film aired on PBS. I investigated the ties of theDurham torture Dems to Anti-Israel and Pro-Saddam activism and the Islamist ties of Al Queda's Congressman.

The scope of my writing covers everything from domestic American politics to creeping Islamism in Scotland and how foreign aid makes its way into the hands of terrorists to white aborigines in AustraliaIslamist Imams in Libya,  flogging in the Maldives and the hunt for witches in the Muslim world.


"Islamic-inspired terrorism". That is a new one. But probably the most accurate term we've heard a government official use in a while. This was a terror cell of middle aged men, which is different than a lot of the attacks we've been seeing recently.
In a significant departure from the low-tech lone actor attacks that Islamic State has inspired in Australia, the group of mostly middle-aged men were allegedly working on an "elaborate" plot to build an improvised explosive device that could take down a plane.
Khaled Merhi, Abdul Merhi, Khaled Khayat and Mahmoud Khayat were arrested at a terrace in Surry Hills and units in Renown Avenue and Victoria Road, Punchbowl, and Sproule Street, Lakemba, respectively.
They have family links to each other and links to previous plots and established networks.
Of course they do. And of course nothing was done about them until now.
Security has been increased at Australian airports after police foiled "Islamic-inspired" plans for a bomb attack on an aircraft during counter-terrorism raids in which four men were arrested on Saturday, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have confirmed.
"In recent days, law enforcement has become aware of information that suggested some people in Sydney were planning to commit a terrorist act using an improvised device," AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin said during a press conference with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday, adding:
"We do believe it is Islamic-inspired terrorism. Exactly what is behind this is something that we will need to investigate fully."
One neighbour said he often saw people in religious robes gather outside the unit block.
“You’d have 15 or 20 of them talking outside and they would all go into the unit together,” he said.
“It was never on a specific day but they did it weekly.”
According to neighbors, they may be Lebanese. That wouldn't be surprising. Australia has serious Lebanese issues.
Several women wearing hijabs were also at the scene
Of course they were.
Relatives of two of the men arrested told media last night that they “love Australia”.
Sure they do.
A Surry Hills resident, Debbie, said she saw a group of men loitering in the street at 6am recently. They came out of Redfern Mosque and walked into the Cleveland Street home that was raided.
I think they might love Allah more than Australia.