Sydney, Australia: Two Muslim Men and one Non-Muslim Smuggled Guns Into Australia
The non-Muslim was the owner of the Sylvania Waters Post Office through which the consignments of weapons were being funnelled. As you will see from one of the news reports, his name is 'Andrew Botros', which suggests a Coptic background. One wonders whether he was a common-or-garden crook - whose criminal activity, let it be emphasised, the Christian faith of his community of origin would in no way prescribe, condone or encourage - or whether the Muslims with whom he was involved (whose 'religion', of course, is entirely unconcerned about criminal activities so long as they involve harming the dirty kuffar) had gotten some kind of hold over him. There was another case some time ago, also in Sydney, Australia, in which passport fraud was being conducted from a post office. The fraud was run by two women, one non-Muslim and one a Muslim, the former being an Australia Post employee. I never did hear which of the two was the brains of the scheme, and when and how it was set up, and how many of the 'customers' were Muslims whose illegal entry into or exit from Australia was being thus facilitated.
Anyway, back to our gun smugglers, first as reported in the Sydney Morning Herald.
'Post Office smuggling case: '220 guns imported'.
'Police allege a Sydney-based syndicate had imported up to 220 illegal hand-guns since late last year.
'NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione told a press conference today that "gun crime is in our sights" but he conceded many other syndicates could be operating in Sydney.
'Three people have been charged after Australian and German detectives smashed an international gun smuggling syndicate alleged to have been run, at least in part, from a suburban Sydney post office.
'Police raided 11 properties in Sydney yesterday morning, including Sylvania Waters post office, in the city's south, eight homes and an import business. They arrested three men, including a 30 year old post office licensee, a 21 year old worker at the import business, and a 27 year old telecommunications technician.
'The men were charged with a raft of offences including supplying firearms, aggravated possession of firearms, and participating in a criminal group.
'All were refused bail and are due to appear at Burwood and Sutherland local courts today.
'It's alleged the trio were part of a syndicate importing Glock pistols from Austria via a gun dealership in Remscheid, West Germany, using falsified documents.
'Police began an investigation [of the] operation in February, after tracing guns found in Sydney, including a Glock linked to a shooting in Campsie in late January, to a batch made in Austria. The weapons were traced to the German gun dealership, which is alleged to have imported them to Australia using false consignment data.
'Sylvania Waters post office is alleged to have been the end destination for the guns before they were distributed to bikie and Middle Eastern gangs across the city.
Muslims have joined and are strongly present within at least one and possibly more of the outlaw bikie gangs in Australia, in some cases at leadership level; as for 'Middle Eastern' gangs, this is code for 'Middle Eastern Muslim gangs'. - CM
"We will be alleging these guns were being imported specifically for use by criminals, including outlaw motorcycle gang members and those in Middle Eastern organised crime groups", NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said in a statement...
'A fourth person, a 28 year old woman, was also arrested in Sydney and was being questioned last night.
'German detectives arrested a man in connection with the investigation after raiding a number of properties in Remscheid yesterday and seizing a number of documents and parcels.
'Detectives involved in the Sydney raids also seized a parcel containing 140 Glock magazines, seven firearms, ammunition, drugs and computer equipment".
Now, for the all-too-revealing names of the smugglers, you must read right to the end of this ABC report:
'Pistol import ring exposes customs service'.
'Customs officials have conceded a huge haul of illegally imported handguns in Sydney has exposed vulnerabilites in their systems.
'Police pounced on the syndicate yesterday and arrested four people in Sydney, including the franchisee of the Sylvania Waters Post Office.
'They believe the ring has imported between 160 and 220 Glock pistols by air freight since last year, including some linked to recent Sydney shootings.
'Detectives say the Austrian-made guns were sold to a firearms dealership in Germany and then illegally brought to Australia...
'Customs and Border Protectiion Service chief executive Michael Carmody says the case shows procedures need to be changed.
"Last year we detected about 2,000 illegal hand-guns, accessories, and the like. I think the issue with this is that increasingly the methodologies are sophisticated", he said. "It's only when we can get details of the business models, some intelligence on the methodologies, that we can actually guarantee interception. They (the guns) were ordered in an apparently legal and appropriate way, and made their way through a number of points overseas, obviously with mislabelling".
'New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell says the case shows the system has failed.
"it's time the Federal Government stopped burying its head in the sand about the porous nature of our borders and our customs service", Mr O'Farrell told State Parliament.
'Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott blamed the Federal Government's border protection policies for what he described as a "reign of terror" on Sydney's streets.
He should have taken aim at our immigration policies instead; in particular, our continuing importation of large numbers of hostile and inassimilable Muslims. - CM
'Mr Abbott interrupted Question Time to accuse the Government of not doing enough to stop illegal guns hitting the streets....
"But Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare says stopping the importation of illegal guns is his top priority...
Stopping the importation of Muslims should be his top priority. No more Muslims would mean fewer recruits for the 'Middle Eastern organised crime gangs' - for despite the presence of one person with a Coptic-sounding name in this particular case, the membership of these 'Middle Eastern' gangs is overwhelmingly Muslim. - CM
'Police say they have so far traced one of the imported handguns to a shooting at Wiley Park in January and another to an organised crime figure.
'Acting Assistant Commissioner Mal Lanyon says gun smuggling is feeding Sydney's wave of gun crime.
"I think there's irrefutable evidence that a number of the firearms that have been used by organised crime groups and individuals that engage in organised crime are imported", he said.
"Handguns are not manufactured in Australia and it's very clear that handguns are the preferred choice of organised crime because of their concealability, because of their transportability, their ability to be passed around other criminals".
'Sylvania Waters Post Office franchisee Andrew Botros faced Sutherland Lcoal Court today on charges including supplying firearms. The 30 year old did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.
'Court documetns show Botros is also accused of defrauding Australia Post.
'The police documents allege he stole three bags of mail and defrauded Australia Post of more than $37,000.
'Another alleged ringleader, 27 year old telecommunications technician Khoder El Ali, was also refused bail when he faced Burwood Local Court. A third man, Ahmed Karnib, 21, also had his bail application refused.
'Police allege the freight-forwarding agent (that is, Ahmed Karnib, I assume - CM) signed for 10 of the 20 consignments received, and also communicated in code with his two co-accused about a package being tampered with.
'Outside court, Karnib's lawyer Elias Tabchouri maintained his client was an innocent conduit with no idea what was in the packages.
"My client is not allowed to open these packages, he's authorised to sign on behalf of his client and in fact what he did was nothing other than what is usual common practice", he said...
Well, we'll wait and see what the police have got on him... - CM
'Nancy Yacco, 28 (I wonder which of the three men she was involved with? - CM) was also arrested during yesterday's operation and charged with the lesser offence of gun possession.
'She was refused bail, with the case to return to court tomorrow."
So we have one - probably non-Muslim - woman, a Post Office owner with what looks like a Coptic name, and then we have Messrs Khoder El Ali and Ahmed Karnib, whose names certainly seem to suggest to me a Muslim rather than a Christian cultural background. And they have been bringing illegal guns into Australia, for - among other things - 'Middle Eastern organised crime gangs' (who, we know, are primarily comprised of Muslims, from Lebanon and elsewhere).
This case promises to be ...interesting. I would very much like to find out what the relationship is, precisely, between Mr Botros at the Post Office, and Messrs Karnib and El Ali.
And if I were the police in Sydney, and Melbourne, and perhaps even in other places, I would check all the Post Offices, especially those in suburbs heavily populated with Muslims, and look for franchisees - and other Post Office employees as well - with names suggesting an origin within Dar Al Islam, and go through the operations and finances of those post offices with a fine-tooth comb. Franchisees and employees like our crooked Mr Botros, who were non-Muslim but from within Muslim countries - Hindus from Pakistan or Bangladesh or Malaysia or Indonesia, Copts, Maronites, Assyrians - would alas have to be scrutinised, for life in dar al Islam can teach people a lot of very bad habits; and there is also the possibility that such people (especially if they have close kin still remaining in Muslim lands) might be intimidated , threatened, blackmailed and manipulated by Muslims, who do not like to see former dhimmis escaped from dhimmitude and naturally see them as potential tools. It is high time, too, that Muslims employed anywhere within Immigration, Transportation (airports and ports in particular) and Customs came under scrutiny.