us as terrorists?

*the paragraphs below were extracted from The Australian Newspaper 13th June*

Unis reject call to spy on students

June 13, 2007


UNIVERSITIES have rejected a proposal for lecturers to spy on students they believe could be recruited by extremist groups.

A policy analysis released today by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) warns Australia's 39 universities, with more than one million students and staff, are potential terrorist targets as well as potential terrorist recruiting grounds.

Authors Dr Anthony Bergin and Raspal Khosa said large numbers of foreign students enrolled at Australian universities provided opportunities for potential terrorists to blend in.

"The improper use of student visas may see universities used to further terrorist intent," they said.

"Universities ... are also a potential source of recruitment of ideologically susceptible students by various extremist groups, and have in some places become hubs of radical propaganda and fundraising for militant causes."

They suggested creating a regular information-sharing forum between national security agencies and the peak universities body, Universities Australia, to discuss such issues as priorities for terrorism research.

"One sensitive issue that would need to be canvassed at such a forum is the matter of academics monitoring students on behalf of security agencies," they said.




The report warns universities are vulnerable to terrorist attack due to modest security, easy access and large numbers of people.

Dr Bergin and Mr Khosa said universities were potentially symbolic targets for terrorists.

Many Australian universities had overseas campuses which might be seen as targets for militant Islamists in their war against the West.

Universities could also be targeted because of the presence of high-profile individuals such as visiting VIPs, they said.

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6 comments:

iklizz said...

just imagine, hussen with AK-47 running amok in Adelaide town! HAHAHAHAHAH!!! mesti psycho!! err, gurau je sen jgn marah.


interesting news u got urself here..

nadia al-akmal said...

wargh! apekah???! hampeh la tol la diorang ni. tsk3.

btw, yana-chan, GANBATTE-NE for ur upcoming exams! :)

usen said...

apsal aku plak yg kene??!!!!!
iskkkkk....
xde den...habis lah ko pasni...aku buru ko ngan ak-47 aku...hahahaha =P

alonq_exe said...

usen muka pakistan.hehe

cabaran di negara orang, macam tu la. hope u guys'll do just fine

iklizz said...

leks sen, x baik marah2 kang kene jual ngan astute octas. hahha, betol x spelling aku? sampai skang aq x tau spelling die.hahahaha.bobolit lidah den ni hah!

SyaHruLFitRi said...

hai, nadia al-akmal..

(sori yep tetibe lari tajuk)

lalalalala...

fenin2 ngn process system..