• ASIO Scans Muslim Web Surfers

    From Steve Asher@3:800/432 to All on Mon Sep 25 01:06:56 2006
    ASIO scans Muslim web surfers

    By Lincoln Wright
    September 24, 2006 12:00am

    ASIO is monitoring dozens of young Melbourne Muslims as traffic on
    militant Islamic internet sites has raised fears of home-grown suicide

    The "potential" suicide bombers, largely in Melbourne and Sydney, are
    being closely tracked, senior intelligence sources have confirmed.

    Many of the "persons of interest" are middle class Australian citizens
    living in suburban family homes, the sources say.

    Muslim youths are the focus of the surveillance, but tracking them is
    made harder because there are more than 6000 websites and chat rooms
    on the internet preaching jihad.

    ASIO regards the monitoring of these websites as the most effective
    means of combating homegrown terrorism.

    Since the London bombings of July 2005, the fear of a homegrown
    suicide bomber has climbed to the top of the Australian Security
    Intelligence Organisation's concerns.

    The fear is that potential bombers need no longer travel overseas to
    terrorist training camps or get in personal contact with terrorist
    sympathisers to learn deadly skills.


    Full article at "News Corp." http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20464566-2,00.html

    Cheers, Steve..

    * Origin: Xaragmata / Adelaide SA telnet://xaragmata.thebbs.org (3:800/432)