COMMENTS posted on a website praising a terrorist attack anywhere in the world could land a person in jail under tough new laws to be debated by state and federal leaders today.
Australians could also find themselves in breach of federal law for distributing books or other literature urging people to travel overseas to kill coalition soldiers or for praising a terror attack as a brave act that should be repeated.
New incitement and sedition laws on the table at today’s Council of Australian Government terror summit could place some Australian organisations and businesses in danger of breaching the law.
Likely to come under intense pressure from the laws will be the Australian arm of organisations such as Hizb ut-Tahrir, whose website sails very close to praising the insurgency in Iraq, as well as Islamic bookshops that knowingly sell literature praising terrorism.
Source: Herald Sun