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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 12:56 pm

As Canadians employ traditional arrest-and-charge tactics against an, ahem, broad strata of terror bunnies, the Victorian Labor party is experimenting with a more inclusive approach in dealing with a chap accused of an unusual level of dictator-fondness:

A millionaire Victorian businessman who has vowed unswerving loyalty to a Middle Eastern dictator is almost certain to take a Labor seat in Victoria’s Parliament.

Syrian-Australian trucking boss Khalil Eideh has been chosen by Labor to run for one of its safest Upper House seats in November.

But the Sunday Herald Sun has seen two letters from Mr Eideh to the Syrian Government warning of Zionist threats, reporting to the terror-sponsor regime on Australians and pledging “absolute loyalty” to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad …
In an Arab newspaper in 2002, Mr Eideh wrote “Satan brigades are getting ready to enslave the Arab world”, praising “Arab martyrs” …

While admitting to authorising the letters to Syria, Mr Eideh yesterday denied any extremist views and said he abhorred terrorism.

“My first loyalty is to Australia, but, of course, with a Syrian background I like Syria,” Mr Eideh said.

Andrew Landeryou posts a translation of one of the letters.

UPDATE. Among those arrested in Canada is poet Zakaria Amara, whose work—as Andrew Coyne points out—was once subject to critical review by an unimpressed Imre Salusinszky.

(Via Murray L.)

Posted by Tim B. on 06/04/2006 at 09:16 AM
    1. While the “broad strata” here in Canada were buying fertilizer, it looks like there were some in Australia spreading it. A question for Aussie’s, in the top left of the document linked to there is a number, A0023046Y. Does this identify the Alawi group as being a charity?

      Posted by swells on 2006 06 04 at 09:41 AM • permalink


    1. Andrew Bolt wrote a column in the Herald Sun about the inability of Greek Australians to support the Socceroos. For his trouble Andrew has now received death threats.

      Khalil Eideh is an even worse example of this.

      But then again, a Victorian lower house MP once travelled to Greece to openly campaign for a candidate for Greek Prime Minister.

      It looks like business as usual in the Peoples Republic of Victoria.

      Posted by The Mongrel on 2006 06 04 at 09:42 AM • permalink


    1. The left in Canada has already started the blame Canada and Bush game.


      Posted by Torontosteve on 2006 06 04 at 09:50 AM • permalink


    1. Torontosteve,

      If Margolis believes that Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan led these guys from Ontario to take up arms (or fertilizer), to what does he attribute the goofballs in Quebec plotting to blow up the Los Angeles airport in 1999?

      BTW, congrats to the Mounties!

      Posted by JDB on 2006 06 04 at 10:08 AM • permalink


    1. Broad strata of beard lengths?

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2006 06 04 at 10:23 AM • permalink


    1. Does being in the Satan Brigade at least involve a snappy uniform?

      What about tailoring? I’m pretty short.

      Posted by tiggy on 2006 06 04 at 10:37 AM • permalink


    1. Is Victoria the Australian Massachussetts?

      Posted by paco on 2006 06 04 at 10:59 AM • permalink


    1. Canadians Deceive Innocent Muslims!

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 06 04 at 11:46 AM • permalink


    1. You can call Zakaria Amar a poet if you want to.  His junk reads like gangsta rap, only about, you know, Islam instead of hoes ho’shos.  Dang.  I can’t even spell that crap.

      Prison will be a good place to hone his rapping skills.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 06 04 at 11:59 AM • permalink


    1. #8 “Terrorism is a dangerous ideology, and a global phenomenon. …

      You’d think Mr. Portelance, the head of the CSIS, of all people would know that “terrorism” is not an ideology.  It’s a tactic.  Islamism, however, is an ideology which seems to be behind the vast majority of the terrorism in the world today.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 06 04 at 12:08 PM • permalink


    1. #3—If only Canada had not invaded Iraq, they would not have to worry about terrorism.

      Posted by Room 237 on 2006 06 04 at 12:12 PM • permalink


    1. #3 & #4—it is like a global “Stockholm Syndrome”

      Posted by Room 237 on 2006 06 04 at 12:19 PM • permalink


    1. Damn those Canadians for liberating East Timor!  They’re only bringing it on themselves, you know!

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 06 04 at 12:31 PM • permalink


    1. “Syrian-Australian” ?, ya really gotta watch those hyphenated Australians.

      Posted by darrinh on 2006 06 04 at 06:50 PM • permalink


    1. A millionaire Victorian businessman who has vowed unswerving loyalty to a Middle Eastern dictator is almost certain to take a Labor seat in Victoria’s Parliament.

      slippery slope

      Posted by kae on 2006 06 04 at 08:52 PM • permalink


    1. Having a Syrian background means he likes Syria.  That’s his comment answering questions about a secret report he made to another government, a report stating his undying loyalty to another country?

      Man, these people really do hold us in contempt.  There is nothing good about that.

      Posted by saltydog on 2006 06 04 at 09:52 PM • permalink


    1. Tim, we got a problem right here in Yarra City.  Khalil Eideh, among other things, sponsors Collingwood Football Club.

      Posted by slatts on 2006 06 04 at 10:44 PM • permalink


    1. #1 – I think the number is a incorporation/registration number issued by Business & Consumer Affairs in Victoria.  It indicates a club or not-for-profit organisation, not necessarily a charity.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2006 06 04 at 11:09 PM • permalink


    1. Canada is asking itself how come they are growing their own young “terrorists”?
      The British ask themselves the same questions. So the French, the Italians, the Swedes, the dutch etc etc. And perhps soon the australians too.
      One of the first things to comprehend is that the hatred of the infidel has nothing to do with any wrongdoings for which we might feel guilt in our Imperialist past.
      whenever liberals are confronted with islamic brutality the seek to find “reasons” in our past behaviour to ‘explain” these exterminationist actions.
      There is one reason and one reason only.
      we are hated and despised simply because we are kaffurs or in secular terms “untermensch”.
      This is not just the mindset of radical Muslim terrorists but at the very core of Islam itself.
      it is painful to understand our status of slaves to be preyed on by the superior muslim, so we frantically look for peaceful muslims who do not hate us. When we find such nice muslims, it gives succor, but we must understand that these fine muslims are NOT following the dictates of their religion.
      They are in fact “sinners” to be reprimanded by the Mullahs and brought back into the fold.
      The Saudi wahabists knew they would have to keep beating the western muslims to make sure they did not stray with all the temptations of western decadence and remember they were not on holiday in the west but on a mission to take over the land of the infidel.
      So they spent billions on mosques to do just that. We foolishly allowed these ventres of indoctriantion to be built on the name of mulriculturism.
      Those kids are the product of the indoctrination we have allowed to be preached theirein.
      Want to hug a Muslim- get rid of Islam first!

      Posted by davo on 2006 06 04 at 11:10 PM • permalink


    1. Think carefully before you vote Labor, it is riddled with scum like Khalil Eideh.

      Posted by Howzat on 2006 06 05 at 03:41 AM • permalink


    1. Davo has summed it up in a nutshell.

      As for the likes of Eideh, they should be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

      Posted by Baldman on 2006 06 05 at 05:13 AM • permalink


    1. Anyone interested in the possible direction of this stuff, go to


      and read the document. Fascinating and terrible. have a good night.

      Posted by dpop on 2006 06 05 at 05:41 AM • permalink


    1. Hey but Michael Moore PROMISED that Canadians who do not have to LOCK THEIR DOORS -and identify themselves by NOT BEING AMERICANS -would be LOVED by the whole world hereafter…;.

      Posted by crash on 2006 06 05 at 07:44 AM • permalink


    1. O and SBS news last night,read by the tinkling bell-like tones of silicone lipped Le Len Chen lead with East Timor and the amazing turn of events in Canada.-2minutes.
      Followed by 2 minutes on the shooting of an unarmed terror suspect by “Brit anti terrorist police”-all this recounted by his Brit lawyer.(Except tonight they said that their was “confusion over who shot him and perhaps it was his own brother..”)
      Then 30 secs of Brit Anti Terror Police Chief to be CHARGED for the shooting of an innocent Brazillian “terror suspect” during the Brit railway bombings..
      Followed by 30 seconds on coalition forces shooting people in Basra and then the release of Russians kidnapped in Iraq.
      Followed by atrocities committed by coalition troops in Iraq with a new 9 year old witness.
      Then “Iran says it would happily consider incentives against nuclear development” but “the President says nuclear energy is our right..”.
      Feds “outed” with old nuclear plans (Bishop,Democrat Party,Greens Party,Macklin A.LP
      The U.S. murder of seven members of one family.
      Nigerian oil workers released by presumably kindly kidnappers and lastly -9 seconds of an Italian street festival.

      Posted by crash on 2006 06 05 at 08:11 AM • permalink


    1. Thank you, RCMP.

      Posted by chinesearithmetic on 2006 06 05 at 09:10 AM • permalink


    1. Them mounties ALWAYS gets their man..

      Posted by crash on 2006 06 05 at 09:45 AM • permalink


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