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Australian Muslim legal guide - "never talk to police or ASIO" (without lawyer) & clear phone/SIM storage to evade scrutiny

News Limited today reports on this publication, a 197 page guide to evading detection and prosecution for the Muslim community, the people Prime Minister Turnbull refers to as "our greatest allies in the fight against terrorism".

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So how, Mr Turnbull, does that great ally pass on information?

The publication advises Muslims (these are direct quotes)

never talk to Police unless your lawyer is present except to confirm your name and address.

never voluntarily speak with ASIO until you have spoken to a lawyer and received legal advice.

You do not have to follow any ASIO directions if they do not have a warrant.


Know what is stored on your electronic devices, including your laptop, mobile telephones and SIM cards;

(before travelling) Clear out your telephone storage, including WhatsApp and Facebook threads, and delete any photos or videos that could be misinterpreted 

Log out of any email, Facebook or other accounts on your laptop or electronic device before travelling;

Keep a record of the names of the Border Force officers you deal with in the event you experience ill-treatment and you wish to make a complaint at a later time.

it is an offence to plan to explode a bomb, regardless of whether you have yet decided where or when you intend to explode that bomb.

if you communicate in group conversations or ‘chats’ which may distribute suspect materials, delete the material and leave the ‘chat’. You can be charged with possessing the potentially illegal material (even if on your phone/tablet).

The Foreign Minister may list an organisation or individual if they are satisfied that the person or organisation commits terrorist acts. Under this listing law, a ‘terrorist act’ is not defined. There are currently over 3,000 individuals and organisations on the Consolidated List.



Table 2: Proscribed terrorist organisations as of 1 February 2017

§ Abu Sayyaf Group
§ Al-Murabitun
§ Al-Qa’ida (AQ)
§ Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) § Al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
§ Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) § Al-Shabaab

§ Ansar al-Islam
§ Boko Haram
§ Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades
§ Hizballah’s External Security Organisation (ESO)
§ Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
§ Islamic State
§ Islamic State in Libya (IS-Libya)
§ Islamic State in Sinai Province (IS-Sinai)
§ Jabhat al-Nusra
§ Jaish-e-Mohammed
§ Jamiat ul-Ansar (JuA) (formerly Harakat Ul-Mujahideen – HUM) § Jemaah Islamiyah (JI)
§ Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
§ Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
§ Lashkar-e-Tayyiba
§ Palestinian Islamic Jihad


This publication is not at all concerned with keeping Australians safe - it's focus is on stymying assistance to the police and ASIO and on keeping offenders safe from prosecution.

Read it and weep.