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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 02:23 pm

Regarding Sydney woman Jill Courtney, whose bombing conspiracy charges were mentioned earlier, an update:

Speaking on condition of anonymity, detectives said Courtney appeared to have been acting on behalf of her boyfriend, Lithgow jail inmate Hassan Kalache, 28.

“For whatever reason, she’s hooked up and become besotted with him,” one officer said.

“She’s converted to Islam and apparently has his prison number tattooed on her thigh. It’s a pretty sad case …”

So is her boyfriend:

Kalache was sentenced to a minimum 17 years behind bars in 2002 for the “callous, cold-blooded and senseless” killing of 25-year-old Wassim Chehade as he sat in a car with two of his brothers in July 2000 …

Should be an interesting court case.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/25/2006 at 10:04 AM
    1. When you first posted about this, my first reaction was ..what is the Islam connection?

      Posted by Melanie on 2006 03 25 at 10:39 AM • permalink


    1. Another ‘political crime’ eh? No doubt this news will spawn more advertisements about racism. Hell, even NSW Public schools have to have a ‘racism officer’, no doubt dealing with only particular kinds of racism.

      Posted by Nic on 2006 03 25 at 10:39 AM • permalink


    1. She’s converted to Islam and apparently has his prison number tattooed on her thigh.

      I woulda thought only a man could tattoo his property, and that such property cannot devalue itself through tattoos or over-eating.

      In any case, clearly her prisoner-boyfriend is behind this, because the Koran tells us that “Women are feeble and are unable to devise a plan.”

      Posted by anthony27 on 2006 03 25 at 11:12 AM • permalink


    1. Besotted.  Now there’s a word you don’t hear everyday back in Texas.

      Maybe Jill likes cats?  Perhaps an arranged meeting between her and Jeremy might sway her?  Nah, what chance would Jeremy have against a guy like Hassan? His future looks so much brighter when you line him up next to Lefty.
      Well Lefty could at least represent her as her attorney.  Nah, that won’t work either.  He’s all tied up in that nasty cat photo litigation.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 03 25 at 11:12 AM • permalink


    1. Jill needs to find a new dating agency.

      Posted by LeftieLatteLover on 2006 03 25 at 11:27 AM • permalink


    1. Can someone PLEASE tell me why the MSN and, it seems, everyone else is using the word “racism” in connection with “anti-islamic attitudes”?

      A caucasian ooger-booger (aka “Friends of Casper”) earns just as much respect from me as any other and I’m sick of being called a racist for the opinion. My problem with islamists in this country has nothing to do with their DNA.

      As Australians I’m sure we can come up with a more accurate word?

      Posted by greenpike on 2006 03 25 at 11:45 AM • permalink


    1. Mophobia?


      Posted by LeftieLatteLover on 2006 03 25 at 11:47 AM • permalink


    1. Is-not-lamist?

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 03 25 at 11:52 AM • permalink


    1. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m curious as to why her Terrorist Mastermind prison boyfriend (God, what IS it with these women who fall for brutal convicts?) was starting off with a plan for her to bomb a public place and not, say, spring him from jail so he could do it directly. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that he’s got several other patsies on a long-distance leash as well.

      Posted by Sonetka on 2006 03 25 at 12:52 PM • permalink


    1. You know, you get up in the morning, have your eggs and a nice pot of tea, then you read about this stupid, benighted twat who is as much a zombie as any of Manson’s lovelies.

      All people really aren’t created equal, my mind snickers at me…

      Posted by ushie on 2006 03 25 at 01:07 PM • permalink


    1. Greenpike 6

      As Australians I’m sure we can come up with a more accurate word?

      No doubt about it.  Trick is, can you get the MSM to use the more accurate word(s)?

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 03 25 at 01:25 PM • permalink


    1. This is not that unusual a condition.
      I remember from David Horowitz’ book “Destructive Generation”, that back in the 1960’s-70’s there was a veritable fashion for bourgeois avant-garde ladies to develop crushes on celebrated black convicts. They aquired a considerable allure, for a while, as revolutionary heroes.

      Anybody who expects consistent rationality from people is going to be frequently disappointed.

      Posted by luis on 2006 03 25 at 03:03 PM • permalink


    1. Besotted — Oh hell, Texas Bob, pull up behind any pickup truck pulling out of a bar parking lot not infiltrated by the Texas ATF after 9 p.m. and you’ll see it in action…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 03 25 at 03:32 PM • permalink


    1. Sounds to me like just another nutty bimbo who’s trying to piss off Daddy.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 03 25 at 05:03 PM • permalink


    1. Just another client for the lawyers who trawl through societies sewage for a living.

      Posted by Howzat on 2006 03 25 at 05:12 PM • permalink


    1. Sounds to me like just another nutty bimbo who’s trying to piss off Daddy.

      Works for me. The Bogan equivalent for rednecks named Peggy Lee will surely find a use for her after she’s sentenced. Darwinism in action.

      Posted by PW on 2006 03 25 at 05:40 PM • permalink


    1. Check that guy’s nose – that girl’s definitely on the “it’s the size of the nose that’s that the sise of the penis indicator” brigade; she’s not mental, she’s on a promise

      Posted by spyder on 2006 03 25 at 06:48 PM • permalink


    1. Jilly’s lawyer is none other than the ubiquitous Adam Houda.He seems to have developed a strong following amongst a particularly putrid segment of South Western Sydney society.He’s even managed to displace that other celebrity lawyer,Stephen Hopper,who hasn’t been heard from since Mamdough Habib dispensed with his services.Does anyone know where Adam got his start,was he possibly,like Hopper,also previously employed in the Electorate office of Premier Iemma?

      Posted by Lew on 2006 03 25 at 06:52 PM • permalink


    1. Adam Houda — Rumpole of the Banlieu…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 03 25 at 07:36 PM • permalink


    1. I always hear a lot of crowing from Muslims about the number of Western converts…..

      …but looking at the quality of them (this woman, David Hicks, Jack Roche, that other dick whose name escapes me), I wouldn’t be boasting.

      Posted by Quentin George on 2006 03 25 at 07:38 PM • permalink


    1. Islam is a religion, not a race.
      The punishment for repudiating the Religion of Peace may be death, but being a Muslim is a choice—it’s not part of your forking DNA.
      Young Jill is a Muslim. Here’s a few more: Jack Roche. Willie Brigitte. Amrozi. Richard Reid. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
      Hmm.  Different races, same homicidal behavior, same … ?

      Posted by arrowhead ripper on 2006 03 25 at 07:50 PM • permalink


    1. Strange to hear the ABC TV news reporter on last night’s news (the lovely Jane Margetts) quoting police advice that it was not a terrorism matter.
      Then Adam appeared.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 03 25 at 08:04 PM • permalink


    1. #18, Houda got his start with “high profile” criminal lover lawyer Chris Murphy.

      Posted by tdw77 on 2006 03 25 at 08:40 PM • permalink


    1. #23 tdw77.Thanks.Obviously the man has an impeccable pedigree,well suited to the class of clientele who appear to find him so attractive.

      Posted by Lew on 2006 03 25 at 08:52 PM • permalink


    1. #22 as i understand it, jill courtney will be charged with normal criminal offences such as conspiracy to murder, not terrorism offences under the new legislation.  my bet is that her boyfriend planned to kill members of rival crime gangs, or people responsible for putting him away, not perpetrate jihad in sydney

      Posted by KK on 2006 03 25 at 10:22 PM • permalink


    1. otish – this story is much more interesting than that of a sad lonely girl sucked in by a conscienceless crim

      Posted by KK on 2006 03 25 at 11:20 PM • permalink


    1. #26
      Great story KK, it’s straight out of the UK tv series “Bread” where a family lived next door to their grand dad, but they were in each other’s houses, and would seek gov’t assistance to help with the rent they were charging on each other; only that was fiction.

      I wonder what they’re doing with all the extra money? Which media projects are being funded to show how wonderful Moslems all are?

      Posted by Montalban on 2006 03 26 at 01:14 AM • permalink


    1. From The Australian, 10/11/2005 (via Cageprisoners).

      ONE is a good Muslim who grew up putting clippings about a Sydney criminal lawyer on his bedroom wall. The other is a colourful son of a Hungarian father on his third marriage. And while they graduated from law school 20 years apart, Adam Houda and Rob Stary are the men most of the terrorism suspects in Melbourne and Sydney have trusted with their defence.

      Mr Houda, a 31-year-old from western Sydney, has developed a reputation as the go-to lawyer for people charged with terrorism offences.

      Guantanamo Bay inmate Mamdouh Habib has been a client … Mr Houda successfully represented Zekky Mallah, who in 2003 became the first man charged under John Howard’s strengthened terror laws … Mr Houda also acts for Bilal Khazal, a former Qantas baggage handler accused of inciting terrorism by producing a book on how to wage jihad … Later this month, Mr Houda will front the NSW Supreme Court for Izhar Ul-Haque, a Sydney medical student who is accused of travelling to Pakistan and training with the outlawed terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

      However, Mr Houda insists work relating to terrorism charges is only about 10 per cent of his practice. “It’s quite a broad practice, not just terrorism.” Among his other clients he lists boxer Anthony Mundine …

      Mr Houda went to Blacktown High School and studied arts at Newcastle University in 1994. He dabbled with communications but switched to law at the University of Western Sydney, where he graduated in 1998.

      The biggest influence on his career has been Sydney criminal lawyer Chris Murphy, his boyhood idol and later employer …

      Posted by Geoffrey MG on 2006 03 26 at 01:30 AM • permalink


    1. Is this the same Jill Courtney who was on the Middle East desk in DFAT when the AWB was bribing Saddam??

      Posted by Consuela Potez on 2006 03 26 at 01:40 AM • permalink


    1. #29 it would be too good to be true…

      Posted by KK on 2006 03 26 at 01:43 AM • permalink


    1. #5 I see LaLaLaughty is still hot on this subject. Here is his last word on the matter:
      There was no mention on the new [sic] tonight of the Sydney woman preparing for acts of terorism, just your plain old run of the mill surburban [sic] bombing, so she obviously can’’t be Muslim, or of ‘‘Middle Eastern Appearance’’.
      Posted by LeftieLatteLover [sick]on 2006 03 25 at 04:05 AM 

      Of course, it could have been a sarcastic remark, but irony and humor have not been a characterisitic of his/hers. Instead, it is an exhibition of the leftoid drive to dismiss the dangers from the Musliars, to dismiss any suggestion that they might be involved in horrendous brutality and savagery and to try to have us join them in their reality coma by accusing those who make such suggestions of spreading fear instead of facts. As stated elsewhere, the Musliars are doing such a good job of spreading fear, they don’t need help along these lines from anyone.

      Posted by stats on 2006 03 26 at 11:46 AM • permalink


    1. #31 OOPS. I was wrong to attribute sarcasm to LaLaLefties remarks. That he was serious (hard to believe) is verified by his response to my contention that he was wrong that there was no connection in the bombing plot to Muslims. Here in part is his answer (the rest is too moronic to quote):
      Yeah, Stats, what would the cops know about it? Obviously you have much better sources than they do.
      Posted by LeftieLatteLover on 2006 03 26 at 07:23 AM 

      Problem is, LLL didn’t have time to read this post as he’s too busy with his teen age pacifist organ, no doubt an off shoot of CPT, to consider the evidence. But what is evidence to a leftoid. Simply an inconvenience.

      Posted by stats on 2006 03 26 at 02:00 PM • permalink


    1. Did someone write Hoota is an Islamic cell in Australia?

      If Hoota man won $145,000 for def. case then how much did Murphy win in 1999 for being called a shyster? Who called him the Shyster? 1999.
      It’s good to get an apprentice that learns quickly from his boss. The buck never stops, and let the law economy win!!! democracy is beaut isn’t it?

      Today’s illusion is thanks to the realestate agents for making up values on homes, the banks who buy the realestate agents, and good advertising! OUt now out now

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 03 26 at 05:34 PM • permalink


    1. This case bring to mind a similar case from Belgium as reported in the ‘Times Online

      “Mireille, who was born in Belgium to a white, middle-class Christian family, She was from the southern Belgian town of Charleroi, married to a Moroccan and converted to an extreme form of Islam. She blew herself to pieces last month in a suicide attack against American troops near Baghdad.”

      If people keep denying the danger of Islam, it will, quite literally, blow up in their faces.

      Posted by darrinh on 2006 03 26 at 08:26 PM • permalink


    1. #32, days later, Stats, still waiting to this proof of yours that the ‘Jillhad’ episode was a Muslim-related terrorist plot. Got any yet?

      The point I was trying to make, if it was too difficult for you to understand, was the meeja like to load religious motivations onto crimes, but only when it helps sell papers.

      All bombings are acts of terror, the intent is to harm and terrorise, doesn’t matter whether it’s MoBeardBurkha Ali or Betsy Likes To Blow Things Up building the bombs involved.

      Kind of like those little bastards in Alabama who torched nine churches. Terrorism? Of course not, they were white, so it was just a “prank” that got “out of control”. Obviously.

      Posted by LeftieLatteLover on 2006 03 28 at 01:40 PM • permalink


    1. KK, at #25, has come the closest so far to what police are allowing to be known about this.

      “Darling, I want you to blow those bastards up. If I wasn’t in prison I’d do it myself.”

      “Oh, okay…Am I doing it for the glory of Islam?”

      “Yeah, darling, whatever you reckon, just take those bastards out.”

      Posted by LeftieLatteLover on 2006 03 28 at 01:44 PM • permalink


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