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Amnesty International letter-writing

By amnestyinternational 26 March 2014 47

If you are passionate about human rights and have limited time or if you are simply looking to get involved, come and join us for some tea, coffee and letter writing.

This group will draft and sign letters to support Amnesty international’s campaigns and give you a chance to make a real difference in the lives of people at risk of torture, discrimination, imprisonment or death.

When: Drop by any time between 5–6 pm Wednesday, 2nd of April 2014

Where: Amnesty International Canberra action centre Lower Ground Floor, 33-35 Ainslie Place, Canberra City ACT 2600

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dungfungus 1:47 pm 03 Apr 14

Walker said :

dungfungus said :

someone said :

dungfungus said :

I am not interested in why ASIO have given her an adverse security assessment. I am OK with ASIO’s judgement and so should every Australian be.
Some people bring their children up to be suicide bombers so why take risks?
I think any act of terrorism is a violation of the victims human rights no matter where the act takes place. If there is potential for this happening in Australia then there is a contingecy that Australians’ human rights may be threatened.
You should be reminded that ASIO were able to foil an attempt of terrorsim at an Australian army base by Muslim refugees from Somalia who were members of the al Shabbab terrorist group.

The woman in question is a Tamil from Sri Lanka.

She, and her Australian citizen husband, are Hindu.

The likelihood she’d be raising her child to be an Islamic terrorist is absurd.

I see you don’t really care what ASIO says, you’re just willing to accept it.

Taking that to its logical conclusion, shall we?

I reckon we don’t need a criminal justice system, all Australian’s should just trust the police, and we don’t need to know why they think someone is guilty.
we don’t need why particular building decisions are made, all Australian’s should just trust the planning authorities.
we don’t need to know on what went on with the installation batt thing, we should just trust the authorities that it was a good idea and didn’t cause any problems.

There shouldn’t be a special category of “we can’t possibly let the courts consider” of government action.

I’m not saying – let’s go all out and have security clearances publicly announced, but heck – the system is set up so the courts keep check on the government on our behalf. there must be a role for review of these clearances. You might be willing to blindly trust government, or whatever part of government is acting a way you agree with right now, but that way the authoritarian state leads.

that’s not good for any of us.

On the human rights thing – the woman’s daughter IS an Australian citizen.

Her rights are being infringed on with this absurd situation. When weighing up the actual manifest rights of an Australian citizen child, against the ephemeral possibility of some other, as-yet-unmanifest violation in the future – why does something that you’re imagining win?

you don’t know why she was locked up, just that’s she’s regarded as a security risk. You have no idea what the risk the woman actually poses, or how great a risk it is, but you’re willing to trample of the rights of Australian Citizens because you’ve got a theory.

I dunno dude.

that seems a litte… hypocritical.

The Tamils carried out numerous suicide bomb attacks as well.

When you say “tamils also carried out suicide bombings” what do you seek to imply with that? It seems to say “tamils = terrorist, can’t be trusted and nothing else matters.” Is this what you mean?

“The woman in question is a Tamil from Sri Lanka.

She, and her Australian citizen husband, are Hindu.

The likelihood she’d be raising her child to be an Islamic terrorist is absurd.”

Someone posted the above infering the absurdity of the Sri Lankin woman raising her child to be an Islamic terrorist. While it is ridiculous to suggest a Hindu would become a Muslim it is probable that groups and members of those groups who currently use suicide bombers as a tool of terrorism could raise their children to do the same. Indeed, in a recent Ross Kemp documentary he interviews young Palestinian children who are looking forward to becoming martyrs by killing Jews.
People who doubt what I am saying should understand that suicide bombing is normal behaviour to some people and it doesn’t matter to them that we may find it repugnant.

Storm 8:06 am 02 Apr 14

dungfungus said :

The Tamils carried out numerous suicide bomb attacks as well.

+1.
Majority of Tamils support “Tamil tigers”-it is prescribed terrorist organisation. But many here are too stupid to understand.

dungfungus 6:43 am 02 Apr 14

dungfungus said :

someone said :

dungfungus said :

I am not interested in why ASIO have given her an adverse security assessment. I am OK with ASIO’s judgement and so should every Australian be.
Some people bring their children up to be suicide bombers so why take risks?
I think any act of terrorism is a violation of the victims human rights no matter where the act takes place. If there is potential for this happening in Australia then there is a contingecy that Australians’ human rights may be threatened.
You should be reminded that ASIO were able to foil an attempt of terrorsim at an Australian army base by Muslim refugees from Somalia who were members of the al Shabbab terrorist group.

The woman in question is a Tamil from Sri Lanka.

She, and her Australian citizen husband, are Hindu.

The likelihood she’d be raising her child to be an Islamic terrorist is absurd.

I see you don’t really care what ASIO says, you’re just willing to accept it.

Taking that to its logical conclusion, shall we?

I reckon we don’t need a criminal justice system, all Australian’s should just trust the police, and we don’t need to know why they think someone is guilty.
we don’t need why particular building decisions are made, all Australian’s should just trust the planning authorities.
we don’t need to know on what went on with the installation batt thing, we should just trust the authorities that it was a good idea and didn’t cause any problems.

There shouldn’t be a special category of “we can’t possibly let the courts consider” of government action.

I’m not saying – let’s go all out and have security clearances publicly announced, but heck – the system is set up so the courts keep check on the government on our behalf. there must be a role for review of these clearances. You might be willing to blindly trust government, or whatever part of government is acting a way you agree with right now, but that way the authoritarian state leads.

that’s not good for any of us.

On the human rights thing – the woman’s daughter IS an Australian citizen.

Her rights are being infringed on with this absurd situation. When weighing up the actual manifest rights of an Australian citizen child, against the ephemeral possibility of some other, as-yet-unmanifest violation in the future – why does something that you’re imagining win?

you don’t know why she was locked up, just that’s she’s regarded as a security risk. You have no idea what the risk the woman actually poses, or how great a risk it is, but you’re willing to trample of the rights of Australian Citizens because you’ve got a theory.

I dunno dude.

that seems a litte… hypocritical.

The Tamils carried out numerous suicide bomb attacks as well.

Surely you are aware tha the Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assasinated by an LTTE (Tamil) suicide bomber from Sri Lanka in Chennai, India in 1991?
I recall that the suicide bomber was female also.

Walker 2:28 am 02 Apr 14

dungfungus said :

someone said :

dungfungus said :

I am not interested in why ASIO have given her an adverse security assessment. I am OK with ASIO’s judgement and so should every Australian be.
Some people bring their children up to be suicide bombers so why take risks?
I think any act of terrorism is a violation of the victims human rights no matter where the act takes place. If there is potential for this happening in Australia then there is a contingecy that Australians’ human rights may be threatened.
You should be reminded that ASIO were able to foil an attempt of terrorsim at an Australian army base by Muslim refugees from Somalia who were members of the al Shabbab terrorist group.

The woman in question is a Tamil from Sri Lanka.

She, and her Australian citizen husband, are Hindu.

The likelihood she’d be raising her child to be an Islamic terrorist is absurd.

I see you don’t really care what ASIO says, you’re just willing to accept it.

Taking that to its logical conclusion, shall we?

I reckon we don’t need a criminal justice system, all Australian’s should just trust the police, and we don’t need to know why they think someone is guilty.
we don’t need why particular building decisions are made, all Australian’s should just trust the planning authorities.
we don’t need to know on what went on with the installation batt thing, we should just trust the authorities that it was a good idea and didn’t cause any problems.

There shouldn’t be a special category of “we can’t possibly let the courts consider” of government action.

I’m not saying – let’s go all out and have security clearances publicly announced, but heck – the system is set up so the courts keep check on the government on our behalf. there must be a role for review of these clearances. You might be willing to blindly trust government, or whatever part of government is acting a way you agree with right now, but that way the authoritarian state leads.

that’s not good for any of us.

On the human rights thing – the woman’s daughter IS an Australian citizen.

Her rights are being infringed on with this absurd situation. When weighing up the actual manifest rights of an Australian citizen child, against the ephemeral possibility of some other, as-yet-unmanifest violation in the future – why does something that you’re imagining win?

you don’t know why she was locked up, just that’s she’s regarded as a security risk. You have no idea what the risk the woman actually poses, or how great a risk it is, but you’re willing to trample of the rights of Australian Citizens because you’ve got a theory.

I dunno dude.

that seems a litte… hypocritical.

The Tamils carried out numerous suicide bomb attacks as well.

When you say “tamils also carried out suicide bombings” what do you seek to imply with that? It seems to say “tamils = terrorist, can’t be trusted and nothing else matters.” Is this what you mean?

dungfungus 2:07 pm 01 Apr 14

someone said :

dungfungus said :

I am not interested in why ASIO have given her an adverse security assessment. I am OK with ASIO’s judgement and so should every Australian be.
Some people bring their children up to be suicide bombers so why take risks?
I think any act of terrorism is a violation of the victims human rights no matter where the act takes place. If there is potential for this happening in Australia then there is a contingecy that Australians’ human rights may be threatened.
You should be reminded that ASIO were able to foil an attempt of terrorsim at an Australian army base by Muslim refugees from Somalia who were members of the al Shabbab terrorist group.

The woman in question is a Tamil from Sri Lanka.

She, and her Australian citizen husband, are Hindu.

The likelihood she’d be raising her child to be an Islamic terrorist is absurd.

I see you don’t really care what ASIO says, you’re just willing to accept it.

Taking that to its logical conclusion, shall we?

I reckon we don’t need a criminal justice system, all Australian’s should just trust the police, and we don’t need to know why they think someone is guilty.
we don’t need why particular building decisions are made, all Australian’s should just trust the planning authorities.
we don’t need to know on what went on with the installation batt thing, we should just trust the authorities that it was a good idea and didn’t cause any problems.

There shouldn’t be a special category of “we can’t possibly let the courts consider” of government action.

I’m not saying – let’s go all out and have security clearances publicly announced, but heck – the system is set up so the courts keep check on the government on our behalf. there must be a role for review of these clearances. You might be willing to blindly trust government, or whatever part of government is acting a way you agree with right now, but that way the authoritarian state leads.

that’s not good for any of us.

On the human rights thing – the woman’s daughter IS an Australian citizen.

Her rights are being infringed on with this absurd situation. When weighing up the actual manifest rights of an Australian citizen child, against the ephemeral possibility of some other, as-yet-unmanifest violation in the future – why does something that you’re imagining win?

you don’t know why she was locked up, just that’s she’s regarded as a security risk. You have no idea what the risk the woman actually poses, or how great a risk it is, but you’re willing to trample of the rights of Australian Citizens because you’ve got a theory.

I dunno dude.

that seems a litte… hypocritical.

The Tamils carried out numerous suicide bomb attacks as well.

NoImRight 1:59 pm 01 Apr 14

Storm said :

here’s another link: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/21/al-jazeera-accused-pro-muslim-brotherhood-broadcas/

AJ had many more fake stories from other countries as well.

You should go back to being a proud caucasian. You were funnier, in a sad way, then. Now you just come across as sad with no funny.

Oh I know “thats not you” 😉

Storm 10:56 am 01 Apr 14

here’s another link: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/21/al-jazeera-accused-pro-muslim-brotherhood-broadcas/

AJ had many more fake stories from other countries as well.

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