Friday, June 29, 2007

Ozzie! Ozzie! Ozzie! Boom! Boom! Boom!

Most Australians are into eco-tourism, extreme tourism, or plain old tourism. There is a distinct minority, however, who are into terro-tourism.

AUSTRALIANS are continuing to travel overseas to engage in terrorist activity or training, often encouraged by radical Islamic figures who preach to "vulnerable and susceptible people," according to Attorney-General Philip Ruddock.

Despite concerted efforts to fight local radicalism over the past few years, Mr Ruddock said evidence showed Australians were still going abroad to engage in extremist activity.

"I don't think there is any evidence to suggest that we have discouraged people from doing so," he told The Age.

"But in terms of the actual numbers and where they are going, for me to reveal that would be contrary to the interests of national security."

His comments come as Australian officials continue to press Lebanese authorities over the arrests last week of at least four Australian-Lebanese men by military forces targeting Islamic militants in the north of the country.

I imagine they have their own travel agency website -- I don't recall seeing terror vacations as a category on Expedia, or even Orbitz.

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