Sunday, August 13, 2006

Another Aussie Larrikin.

From the Sunday Hun comes this class effort at justice.

Bomb Boy Let Loose
EXCLUSIVE: Carly Crawford

August 13, 2006 12:00am
Article from: Sunday Herald Sun

A VICTORIAN teenager who made a bomb that maimed a classmate's mother has been allowed to walk free from court.
The 16-year-old (left) adopted the username "Osama31" to search the internet for bomb-making instructions.

And he used the same chemicals that devastated London's transport network last year and that British terrorists have been accused of using in a bid to blow up jet airliners this week.

The Children's Court was told this week that three boys from an outer Melbourne secondary school planned the bombing in September, 2005 -- three months after the London Underground bombings killed 56 and injured 700 -- after a schoolyard dispute with a female classmate.

One of the teenagers has admitted making the explosive, known as Mother of Satan, which two of his friends detonated.

The revelations come as an investigation has discovered alarming holes in Australia's airport security system.

Lax security procedures throughout the country were uncovered as shock waves from the foiled UK terror plot were felt around the world.

The court heard that the girl was not at her Glen Waverley home when the bomb was detonated, but her mother was maimed by the blast.

The woman could have been killed if the security door had not shielded her from the explosion, the court was told.

"Had that person come through the door, she probably would have been killed," the magistrate said.

He was shocked by the bomb's size and the level of planning behind the attack.

"You've obviously spent many, many hours learning how to make bombs," the magistrate said.

"You had trial runs. You don't make bombs in this day and age, particularly bombs of this magnitude."

The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to possessing and manufacturing explosive material.
The teenager's solicitor conceded that, while the boy had adopted the internet username Osama31, it had been a "throwaway line" and his appreciation of terrorist activity was limited.

The magistrate was not convinced: "That's what they said about the London group that blew up the Underground." The magistrate said he was concerned that the bomb stunt was an "apprenticeship for worse things to come" and hoped he would not regret his decision to spare the student a custodial sentence.

The teenager, who had no prior convictions, attended court wearing dark military-style pants and a khaki jacket.

The magistrate placed him on a 12-month youth attendance order, including counselling. The teen and his family declined to comment.

I love the complete lack of any identifying information in this story.

We have no idea of what sort of upbringing the boy had, or which part of town he lived in, where he went to school. Only a vague reference to Melbourne's outer suburbs. That's not very informative, particularly in this day and age, so here's a site that will give you an idea of how big this city and its suburbs are.

If you don't want to follow the link, well, it takes me nearly an hour to drive into the centre of Melbourne from Bogan Central. (Not using the tollroads - that halves the time). If I were going to visit my folks in the outer western suburbs, it takes 1.5 -2 hours on regular roads and about an hour or so on toll roads.

I wonder what else we aren't being told about? Like his accomplices? Like why on earth someone would see making bombs in suburbia an acceptable pastime?

Let's face it, it's not like he's going to be held accountable for his actions, is it?


At 12:04 PM, Blogger Kae said...

Shame the little darlings didn't qualify for a Darwin Award.

No punishment? So it's OK to take this sort of action at any perceived slight?

At 3:06 PM, Blogger MK said...

I hope ASIO is ready to kick down his door at the first sign of trouble.

At 12:25 AM, Blogger Two Passports said...

Unbelievable. Australia is going in the piss weak direction of the UK. By the way, I've changed my blog slightly and it is on a new address. I just can't get it the way I want it!

At 10:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah you people are kind of looking at it kinda wrong, he goes to my school... he's in the same year as me and he is a small quiet boy that probably gets straight A's... as it said this is his first conviction... i'd never heard a word from him previous to this.

i'm shocked the newspaper has made him out to look like such a TERRORIST that wants to BOMB AUSTRALIA or whatever, when it's so not like that.

lol i laughed so hard at the part where they are describing his clothing.... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAA!!!
apparently that wasn't true either..
all the article did was make references to past terrorist attacks and try and put him in the same boat.
kind of made me angry...

what happened was there was some argument with Person A and his ex-girlfriend and so the boy made this bomb for person A who put it on the doorstep of the ex girlfriend where it then blew up in the mothers face... we heard rumours all around the school that she was blind and deaf or whatever, everyone was shocked. i didn't know that this kid had anything to do with it until i read the article :S but other kids in my year level knew that he was apart of it... i guess i'm just not very informed!?

yeah well Person A in my eyes is the one that should be having a trial.. his is apparently in september sometime. i hope he doesn't get it as easy as this kid because he has done MANY other things and deserves to have the book thrown at him.
i witnessed him slash a girl on the back/shoulder area with a knife near my school when they were having a fight over some pathetic bitching and badmouthing...he's the one that's all "SCREW AUSTRALIA" and such.
oh he's also bullied me with a few others over msn.
i can't stand him.

i cannot wait until he has to go and to see what happens to him...

i do have to admit that this part scared me though:

"You've obviously spent many, many hours learning how to make bombs," the magistrate said.

"You had trial runs. You don't make bombs in this day and age, particularly bombs of this magnitude."

he was treated like a star the next day when he came to school..
everyone was talking about him
and all the year 12's wanted pictures with him lol

i wish to remain anonymous and to keep his details private becuase...obviously that's what he's wanted :s
there are hints in the article that easily tell you which school it major one..

At 6:33 AM, Blogger Nilk said...

Thanks for your comments, anon 10.09.

I can see where you're coming from with the surprise factor.

Unfortunately for all of us, while person A is all "Screw Australia", as you say, and has violent tendencies, everyone around him appears to be tolerating it.

If he is getting away with bullying and inflicting physical harm on people, then something needs to be done.

This is where all talk of "cultural identity" and "tolerance" and "diversity" should be thrown out the window in the name of genuine respect.

I got beaten up at school, and lived to tell the tale, sure, but in this day and age, it is more likely to take a fatal turn. :(

Probably the biggest part of our problem today with people like person A is that those around him see dealing with his actions as being against the culture, or against the ummah. Turn him in to the kaffir? That goes against the quran. I know that, and that is the heart of it all.

For if you were to openly denounce him, you would be branded a traitor and punished harshly.

Even in Australia.

A boy slashing a girl is not brave, or manly. Picking on those weaker is not worthy of respect. Where is the glory in vanquishing someone smaller than yourself? There is none.

As for the lad who made the bomb and planted it, again, he should have said "NO!" but I'm guessing that to have said so would be seen as siding with the infidels.

All this does is make for more tension amongst us all, and is something that most of us really don't want.

The solution is, perhaps, for some middleway to be found where you can denounce those in your midst who have no respect for the freedoms and rights they enjoy here, with complete anonymity.

Just be aware that if you do so, it is against the quran:

5.51 Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. They are friends with won another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship shall become on of their number. God does not guide wrongdoers.

God and Allah be with you whatever you decide.

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Beach Girl said...

Nilk/leeianne, I'm coming to you by way of Mike Jericho and the Gates of Vienna. Seems Australia, one of the really last hopes is going the way of others in the West. Can't give up though. See Mike's piece on resent bomb threat in Germany. I'm new to this world of blogging. Can't hold a candle to many of you. Don't know how you get your blogs so professional looking. As I told Mike and the Baron, very glad you are all out there.

At 7:11 PM, Anonymous bruce said...

Terrible story.

I hour to the heart of Melbourne put a smile on my face, though.

No comparison here in Sydney. I have to leave 2 hours before any appointment. Commuting 3 hrs each way daily is considered doable.

At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know who he is.

His name is Raniru and he goes to Glen Waverley Secondary College, and still attends that school today.


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