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TERROR LINK: Did Jihadist terrorists light Victoria’s bushfires?

jihadfire The UK Sun newspaper has raised concerns that jihadist terrorists may have been involved in lighting Victorian fires:

It is feared TERRORISTS may be behind some of the Victoria fires.

US intelligence sources monitored messages in which a fundamentalist group spoke of “forest jihad”.

A website told Muslims in Australia, the US and Europe: “Scholars have justified chopping down and burning infidels’ forests when they do the same to our lands.”

The message hoped for economic damage and troops being withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Sun’s story references a story originally written last year by The Age’s Josh Gordon which reported that a jihadist terrorist group’s website contained threats to light forest fires in countries including Australia.

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  1. Muslims are peaceful people who would never do such a thing. Just look at how pleasantly they live in their own countries like Iran, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2009, 16:42
  2. Anonymous February 10 2009 16:42 you have the intellectual attributes of a used tea bag.

    Posted by anon | February 10, 2009, 17:08
  3. Anon.17.08, if they did this then their time will come.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2009, 17:20
  4. Yeh im sure they also behind the Floods in the north! Ohhh the Jihadist are out there to get us, im gona tell my kids the boogy man has been replaced

    Posted by Gia Honay | February 10, 2009, 18:08
  5. lame & stupid – the sun is a disgrace

    Posted by Astounded of Melbourne | February 10, 2009, 18:28
  6. These f@#%n arab terrorist towelheads. They is plotting everywhere – even in our towns. Send em back to Arabland I say

    Posted by Terrorism sux | February 10, 2009, 20:29
  7. agreed with Astounded of Melbourne

    Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2009, 20:55
  8. Oh dear, just when one thought there was a rational and sensible story on this site, about this horrendous fire, along comes more fanciful shit!

    This site has labeled anyone opposing Israeli aggression as antisemitic or racist, yet has just indulged in outright racism. Let’s stir up the Cronulla Cape wearing boguns!
    If want to claim you are being satirical, don’t bother, satire is humor and this shit is plainly not funny.
    If you want to claim you didn’t write it, that it was a pathetic English tabloid, don’t bother you put it on your site.
    Jihadists my arse!
    Then again you believe that a God that doesn’t exist, told a fictional character Moses, that certain territories belong to the Israelites. So I expect you still believe the earth is flat.
    Pathetic little god grovelling twats.

    Posted by My Cock Is Bigger Than Yours | February 10, 2009, 21:37
  9. Is this for real??

    Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2009, 22:01
  10. If Muslims had nothing to do with starting these fires then why hasn’t the Grand Mufti come out and denied any muslim involvement? Their silence is suspicious, darn suspicious.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2009, 22:58
  11. Mmmmm, A-rabs seen in wondong saturday, the plot thickens….

    Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2009, 23:23
  12. Speaking of donations, don’t forget my bicky tin.

    Posted by George Sietz | February 10, 2009, 23:28
  13. Have Muslim’s denied any involvement in these fires yet ?

    Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2009, 23:33
  14. I would like to take this opportunity to deny any involvement in these fires. I was at home all day treating my thrush and yeast infection. I never left tuna town for the whole weekend

    Posted by Anne Potter | February 11, 2009, 0:09
  15. Maybe Schapelle Corby lit them. She has criminal priors you know. I don’t know the woman. Never met her. So help me Gough

    Posted by Ann Potter | February 11, 2009, 0:10
  16. This whole blog is pathetic tripe!

    Posted by Nostradamus | February 11, 2009, 0:36
  17. wikkiwackywoo

    Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009, 1:21
  18. RE: I would like to take this opportunity to deny any involvement in these fires. I was at home all day treating my thrush and yeast infection. I never left tuna town for the whole weekend

    Posted by The Boss of Islam | February 11, 2009, 1:46
  19. Hahahaha! This better be a joke. Seriously, how absurd. The story was on Fox News as well…what a surprise.

    Posted by Anon | February 11, 2009, 5:34
  20. Actually witness reports suggest suspects bore striking resemblances to a Rabbi, Rupert Murdoch, and Anna Coren.

    Posted by The Constable | February 11, 2009, 8:46
  21. Reports are coming in that a lot of rural/ute-driving types were observed loitering in the fire-affected areas.

    Have flag-heads denied involvement?

    Posted by squeaky | February 11, 2009, 9:06
  22. Today’s Herald Sun:

    “…young, suspicious-looking people had been travelling through the fire-ravaged area…”

    Posted by squeaky | February 11, 2009, 9:17
  23. I was busy texting all day so dont blame me!

    Posted by RDR | February 11, 2009, 11:18
  24. There are suspicious people in Poowong.

    Posted by Poowong Pete | February 11, 2009, 12:39
  25. Either the Muslims deny any involvement or they did it.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009, 13:01
  26. Sophie was seen suspiciously loitering around the area with some squaddies in tow.

    Posted by anon | February 11, 2009, 15:00
  27. man why the hell would the muslims do it ?? all these media talk shit and start stiring up shit.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009, 15:06
  28. the easter bunny hasnt denied any involvement either does that meant he did it u dumbfuck

    Posted by anon | February 11, 2009, 15:14
  29. I haven’t heard Muslim leaders convey they sorrow over this disasters, perhaps they were part of it? Either way, they will be smiling ear to ear thinking the infidels are being punished.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009, 15:27
  30. jus watch and see most of the muslims will be out there to help out. and i can’t believe people believe wat the international newspaper/websites say.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009, 15:44
  31. RE:Anonymous | February 11, 2009, 15:27. thats because the media doesn’t want the muslims to be heard. don’t you see the media is jus brain washing everyones heads. Theres a mosque near my place they collecting things for the victims of the bushfire.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009, 16:32
  32. Black Saturday Fires
    famsy.com

    “Black Saturday”, the 7th of February 2009 will forever be remembered as one of Australia’s darkest and saddest days.

    Over 170 lives have been claimed and in excess of 750 homes have been destroyed.

    The Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY) – NSW would like to pass on its condolences to all Australians who have been affected by the devastating Bush Fires that have swept across Victoria and claimed so many lives and left many more homeless.

    FAMSY would like to encourage all, both Muslims and non-Muslims, to dig deep and support their fellow Australians.

    You can do a number of things to help those who are in need.

    You can donate either money or essential goods like blankets and clothes to a number of community organisations like;

    Australian Red Cross or

    Human Appeal Australia

    FAMSY would also like to encourage those who are able to, to donate blood.

    To donate blood, please visit the Red Cross Blood Service website to find out how and where you can donate.

    Abdulah Zayied

    President FAMSY (NSW)

    Posted by Astounded of Melbourne | February 11, 2009, 16:54
  33. Landeryou you are fucking idiot. Don’t spread this absolute bullshit.
    I would expect more from you than this crap

    Posted by Jimbob | February 11, 2009, 17:19
  34. I think it was wrong and reckless for the British tabloid to make these assertions and equally wrong for VEXNEWS to republish the assertion without comment or condemnation.

    Posted by In the name of god | February 11, 2009, 19:31
  35. In viewing the link provided in the above article there is no mention or suggestion that jihadist terrorists may have been involved in lighting Victorian fires. If there was it would appear that the Sun Newspaper has withdrawn the article as should VEXNEWS

    Posted by In the name of god | February 11, 2009, 19:42
  36. From the ‘Child’s Book of WildFire Behaviour’:

    Wildfire is always unpredictable.

    All wildfires are different.

    Posted by Waffle | February 11, 2009, 20:22
  37. what a stupid stupid stupid story. shouldn’t expect anymore from people who treat the sun seriously. the fire was more likely caused by a discarded aussie flag some bogan lost on australia day. don’t you bigots get tired of blaming muslims for everything? i suppose they wet your bed too?

    Posted by Jim | February 11, 2009, 21:28
  38. The fire was most likely caused by spontaneous combustion or a host of other reason. Australia has been in a prolong drought and last Saturday was one of the hottest days on record. the Sunday change produced winds that fanned and oxygenated the fire. It was a voilitle combination.

    You also need to remember that the Australian ecology requires bush fires to regenerate the bush. many plant species actually need fire to propigate.

    Unfortunately die the environmental conditions and high winds the fire this time round was intense.

    I do not believe that the fires were deliberately lit. Had this been a part of a terrorist campaign than credit would have been claimed and the number of fires would have been much greater and in more populated areas.

    I have had a number of friends and associates killed in these fires. and I would dare to say that they knew the risks and loved the Australian bush very much. This is life, tragedy be it man made or by natural causes haunts every living soul. Short of living in a fools paradise this is what makes us Australian. As the poem goes I love our sun burnt country its droughts and flooding rains.

    Posted by Fire Fly | February 11, 2009, 21:47
  39. [deleted] are the most likely culprits and should be the focus of the criminal investigations.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009, 22:44
  40. Ollie did it, he had a big night on the turps again and his Eclipse Ultra 7 Dolphitronic short circuited.

    Posted by anon | February 11, 2009, 23:00
  41. Andrew, you need to remove racist / religious hate comments like those of Anonymous 22.44 very quickly. Otherwise Vexnews will be viewed as a fire-starter too. The Cops are looking for arsonists. Political arsonists like you could get their big fat bums burned too!

    Posted by Bomb Aimer | February 11, 2009, 23:11
  42. We still live in a country of free speech, no matter how much the Jihadists want that to change.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009, 0:13
  43. JiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHaaaaaaaad

    Posted by Jamal | February 12, 2009, 0:17
  44. My yeast levels are almost as fierce as the fires

    Posted by Ann Potter | February 12, 2009, 0:23
  45. If the Grand Mufti’s had their way they would have Australia run under shariah law.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009, 0:28
  46. Too right. They’d have us living under a Muslim Moon (or half moon).

    Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009, 0:32
  47. A very sick readership.

    disgusting.

    Posted by Natasha The Despoiler | February 12, 2009, 0:37
  48. You don’t suppose my burning sensation down there could be responsible do you?

    Posted by [deleted] | February 12, 2009, 1:03
  49. HAHAHAAH under the sharia law seriously this country isn’t a muslim country for it to be under the sharia law how stupid can u get ??

    Posted by max | February 12, 2009, 3:59
  50. I think the point was, Muslims want Australia to be run under shariah law.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009, 9:09
  51. It may interest you to know that late last year The Age reported that the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network was urging Muslims in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to “start forest fires”

    http://www.theage.com.au/national/islam-group-urges-forest-fire-jihad-20080906-4b53.html?page=-1

    Coincidence?

    Posted by Concerned | February 12, 2009, 10:07
  52. Jihadists are too busy in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Posted by The voice | February 12, 2009, 12:33
  53. The Taliban did ti stupid!

    Posted by The voice | February 12, 2009, 12:33
  54. Were they responsible for the Ash Wednesday fires too?

    Posted by The voice | February 12, 2009, 12:35
  55. Vexnews , dumbing down journalism to new lows. Love this tabloid.

    Posted by The voice | February 12, 2009, 12:35
  56. if the jihadist are busy in afganistan how could the talibans do the bushfire here ?? shouldn’t they be in afganistan helping out their people ??

    Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009, 16:42
  57. RE: i think the point was, Muslims want Australia to be run under shariah law.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009, 9:09

    and how do you know that the muslims want Australia run under the shariah law ?? do you have any proof ??

    Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009, 16:44
  58. you retard, stop being sarcastic. floods in the north are NATURALLY CAUSED DISASTERS in Victoria they were PURPOSELY LIT! there are arsonists continuing the fires even after many deaths, this is a terrorist attack you fuckin idiots. please remind yourselves there has been over 12,000 islamic related terrorist attacks since 9/11. stop being such stupid ignorant fucks and realise that terroism actually does exist. not saying this australian terrorist attack was islamic related but a suspected arsonist was asiatic with dark complexion…. and do remember sharia law, the universal law of islam (it contains stonings for adultery… enough said)

    Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2009, 17:29
  59. thats like saying how do all terrorist attacks happen in europe and every other fuckin place on the earth? because terrorism is a global problem you fools. oh yeah, have a look at u.k the so called peaceful muslims there how much they are dictating british politics in a sharia direction, i do mind you 40% of muslims in u.k believe in sharia.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2009, 17:33
  60. How stupid can you get? Ignorant fools! Shariah law only govern muslims. If UK were to have shariah law, it is only for the muslims simply because muslims have their own version of laws that govern social values; weddings, divorce, funeral rites… and you fools think that Muslims want this as part of their devious plans. Jeez! Get a life people! Look at Singapore for example, do you see everyone in the country dressing up like Muslims and it’s criminals stoned to death?? Singapore adopts the shariah law for it’s muslims. Make an effort to get to know a muslim for goodness sake! You’ll find they are not those people the media protrays them to be! They’ll probably invite you in for coffee and cakes too! FREE OF CHARGE!! Fear is the product of Ignorance. Do not let that get to you.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2009, 19:11
  61. And here’s another tip just for you ignorant losers! Lets see if you’re smart enough! Islam forbids suicide and becoming the aggressor!! So how can you be a muslim and do suicide bombings and kill innocents??? Do the calculations! Taliban does not represent Islam in anyway. They represent Wahabbism which preaches everything against Islam. And guess what?? Muslims believe in the 2nd coming of Jesus! It’s true…….

    Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2009, 19:24
  62. Oh if you dont know already, the Archbishop in the UK actually approves the Shariah law simply because it stands for anything and everything good. Go figure.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2009, 19:30
  63. We Aussies are an easy going lot. We give everyone the benefit of the doubt and many still believe in “she’ll be right, mate”. We’ve come a long way in a very short period of time and now find ourselves surrounded by every other nation on earth. Have a look at our schools – how many students have English as first language? Some public schools report zero percent. The Sydney suburb where I lived and went right through school has been taken over by the muslims and the high school now reports that zero percent of students have English as their native language. Zero percent!!! Most, if not all, of my old friends and neighbours have moved (been pushed) out and the town now resembles a ghetto with the associated stench to go with it. The local mosque looms over all. We need to be aware of what is happening and that it will continue as long as we say and do nothing about it. Remember “Not all muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are muslims” and don’t think they’re here for the good life surrounded by sunshine and beaches!

    Posted by who is who in the zoo | February 14, 2009, 23:45
  64. Thanks ao much ‘who is who in the zoo’ for that unhelpful racist / religious / hatred comment. Thanks to our mad pollies, we have been lumbered with an almost insoluble problem.

    But having accepted the Muslim people into our midst, we must take them on board as we have all previous New Australians.

    My experience is that almost all moslem people I have worked with in OZ have acted with distinct honour. I’m thinking particularly of Zena who I met when working for a Council in Australia. She ended up being the Freedom of Information Officer, rudely condemned by customers, while her boss pocketed the cash for the job.

    Zena should have been awarded a medal for this disgraceful treatment.

    Posted by Anon | February 15, 2009, 0:22
  65. Muslims are peaceful people who would never do such a thing.
    Yes & THE MOON IS MADE OF GREEN CHEESE, ISN’T IT?
    If Muslims had nothing to do with starting these fires then why hasn’t the Grand Mufti come out and denied any muslim involvement? Their silence is suspicious, darn suspicious.
    If the Grand Mufti’s had their way they would have Australia & Gt.Britain run under shariah law.
    Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network was urging Muslims in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to “start forest fires”
    THE SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEMS IS SIMPLE DEPORT ALL MUSLIMS.
    Remember “Not all muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are muslims” and don’t think they’re in Australia & Britain to enjoy the countryside.
    WAKE UP IT’S A TAKEOVER BID!!!

    W.A.S.P

    Posted by W.A.S.P | February 15, 2009, 0:37
  66. Of course.. How could i have been so blinded by unfounded faith in the general good nature of mankind. This site has shown me it’s far wiser to hate and misrepresent.

    Red necks can travel south in the southern hemisphere, who’d a thunk it!?!

    I feel ashamed and dirty to have increased your hit count..

    Posted by Brendan Dominguez (Not Anon) | February 15, 2009, 9:19
  67. Muslims did light these fires, they should all be punished. We need to set up a camp in Australia and eradicate the muslim population in this country.

    Posted by Big Bill | February 15, 2009, 18:07
  68. Utterly disgusting lowlife racism displayed here…. none of you are honeys!

    Posted by Natasha The Despoiler | February 15, 2009, 19:14
  69. “Not all muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are muslims”

    The person who quoted this must be a deluded idiot. What about the Tamil Tigers? IRA? Shin Bet? These are just the famous ones i quoted. Last time i read about them, they happen to be anything but Muslims. This Muslim terrorist propaganda bullshit only started in the late 90s. I didnt hear about Muslim suicide bombers in the middle east back in 1948. The only suicide bombers i know back then were the Jewish / shin bet ones trying to drive the palestinians out of the British controlled Palestinian Mandate. And yea, Jewish suicide bombers even drove the British out. Get your facts right people. And finally, the big question remains, WTF is terrorism??? All i know is that these terrorists are labelled as such because they disagree with the Politicians in power of that time. Well, the taliban used to be a partner of the US! now a terrorist organization. WTF???? I reckon the real terrorists are ignorant idiots like you spreading hatred and lies.

    People who appreciates peace always look at similarities among others. While people advocating hatred and aggression always look at the differences. Go figure

    Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2009, 21:38
  70. They could be people loitering at the fire ravaged areas. They could be young people. They probably look tan, fair, dark, brown, yellow, or white. Regardless of their religion, sex, race, country of origin, what these arsonists did does not necessarily define anything related to their religion, sex, race, or country of origin. Please do not generalise. I’m not a Muslim, as a matter of fact, I’m a Christian, and I believe all major religions preach good behaviour. It’s just some really sick people that make everyone looks bad. Very sad sick people,

    Posted by antidiscrimination | February 20, 2009, 5:06
  71. WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP!!

    Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2009, 21:59
  72. World War 3. A war between Muslims and non muslims. I’m from Britain and I’m currently travelling Australia. I believe that TO AN EXTENT extremists were involved in these bushfires. I also believe that they should go back to their own countries and stop trying to dictate to us how to live our lives. If you’re not happy with the westerners live IN OUR OWN COUNTRIES then go back to your own. Britain should and will stop being so soft on the muslims and all other immigrants for that matter because they’re taking us for fools. As a young, 20 year old I can see there being a lot of trouble in the near u

    Posted by julie | March 3, 2009, 16:22
  73. Unionists keep posting here despite the security problems. This site uses a malware exploit to find out who you are and what you do on the net.

    Posted by You've been warned AGAIN | March 3, 2009, 16:34