I received an interesting email from Marit Hegge and I reproduce below her letter sent to various news outlets:
GREEN PARTY SUPPORT FOR LASHKAR-E-TAIBA MEMBER DAVID HICKS IS DESPICABLE
A while back I resigned after 15 years of membership of the Queensland Green Party. I had been a founding member, state and local office bearer, national delegate, candidate, campaign manager and office worker for that party.
My resignation related to the continuous and misguided support the Green Party has given to ex-Taliban member David Hicks. He was trained by the Pakistan based terrorist group Lashkar-E-Taiba who, it is now emerging, were the group responsible for the terrorist attacks on Mumbai. Who knows, possibly he even had the same trainer? The facts on Hicks’ terrorist training are available online at Wikipedia.
The Greens and groups such as Get Up were the major organisations lobbying for and responsible for Hick’s release from Guantanamo Bay and his subsequent release from incarceration in Australia. They promoted him as some sort of martyr and helped him to become the cause célebre of the chattering classes. Now they are campaigning to have him live in our society totally surveillance free. They are promoting a video called “David Hicks Speaks” where he complains about the control orders placed on him.
Hicks is quoted on Wikipedia to have said he had a “desire to ‘go back to Australia and rob and kill Jews . . . crash a plane into a building,’ and to ‘go out with that last big adrenalin rush.”
Chilling words from a former Lashkar-E-Taiba member given the attack on the Jewish Centre in Mumbai.
I have written to the Qld Green Party today and also to Senators Bob Brown and Christine Milne informing how despicable I think their continued support of ex-terrorist Hicks is.
The Green Party was set up to address the environmental crisis facing this planet, but from what I can see, they have seriously lost the plot and have become the party of the deluded and the so-called politically correct.
Ex-North Brisbane Branch Green Party member
Interesting stuff and no surprise to those of us who have for some time believed that the environmental Raison Detré of the party has been hijacked by the loonies from the far left who mindlessly support anyone who opposes the west.