Terry Hicks describes his son’s religious hobby … a hobby that somehow – imagine the odds! – ended up putting him in jail:
“He took an interest in something and it went wrong.”
Could’ve happened to anyone; we all know kids whose fascination for, say, model aircraft led them to active participation in fundamentalist anti-Western murder cults. As Terry explains, son Dave is planning an apology after today’s prison release:
“There’ll be some sort of apology I suppose for what he’s supposed to have done and what people believe he’s done – he’ll cover that side of it.”
Feel the sincerity!
David Hicks has been released from prison … A small crowd of mostly elderly supporters were outside the prison as Hicks left, many holding banners reading ‘This could have been your son’ and ‘David Hicks is no threat’.
Adelaide women over 55 should be confined.
The supporters surrounded the car in which Terry Hicks and lawyer David McLeod left the prison, cheering as the car left the prison grounds …
His lawyer, David McLeod, later read a statement of Hicks’ behalf.
A million-dollar international bidding war is set to erupt for rights to David Hicks’ story.
Australian and US media organisations are expected to fight it out for interviews, book deals and movie rights.
While legislation prevents Hicks from personally profiting from his story, his father Terry has reportedly indicated the family had been advised on possible loopholes in the laws.