Wednesday, July 04, 2007

More moments from Dr Mohamed Haneef's life

Today's Crikey provides the following hilarious spook of the Herald-Sun's tabloid treatment of Gold Coast medical practitioner Dr Haneef, currently being questioned by Federal Police over the recent terrorist incident in the UK. Here it is ...


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Thomas Hunter writes:


This morning's Herald Sun published the following photograph, which shows the front door of the apartment inhabited by Queensland terror suspect Dr Mohamed Haneef, and the manager of the apartments, Steve Bosher.



But it is only one piece in the puzzle of Dr Haneef's life. Crikey has obtained a series of photographs which give fresh insight into how Dr Haneef lived, his movements and his state of mind ahead of being arrested.

A bus stop Dr Haneef allegedly waited at:



Some of the change Dr Haneef is accused of using when purchasing the bus ticket:



A supermarket trolley similar to that which Dr Haneef reportedly used to convey groceries from the shelves to the checkout:



The steps, handrail and bush that witnesses say Dr Haneef walked past on his way from somewhere to somewhere else:



Convenience store from the same chain which Dr Haneef is alleged to have stopped at for an occasional late night snack:



Artist’s interpretation of Dr Haneef’s alleged late night snack:


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I'm not satisfied this amount of evidece is sufficient to find any of the Queensland doctors guilty in a trial-by-tabloid. So here's some more evidence.

Food eaten by the accused had he successfully boarded his flight home ...



Ancestral animal which the accused's great grandfather may have rode at his wedding ...



Sketches lodged by the accused with the local council for the accused's proposed Gold Coast beachside mansion ...



The accused's fifth cousin and wife at their honeymoon ...



The accused's old school friends at work ...



(Disclaimer: As someone of South Asian heritage, I am entitled to make this joke without being called racist. And we are all entitled to laugh. In the event Dr Haneef is released without charge or found not guilty at trial, I hope he also gets a few laughs. As for the editors of the tabloids responsible for trashing his reputation, they can go ge ...)

© Irfan Yusuf 2007

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have carefully documented the evidence that he is a non-Australian who has been allowed to walk free in Australia. Hang him high. Who cares about the terrorism charges? Being non-Australian is enough.

Anonymous said...

All these niggers and Paki scum are likely suspects. Nothing funny about that.

LDU said...

This would be a great script for a hollywood blockbuster!

paul said...

So nice to see Tim Blair's readers visiting Irf's blog.

Anonymous said...

e. i think i see the beginnings of your foul-mouthed comment filter beginning to develop some holes. the second anon does nothing for this blog. and the first is only marginally better. it does not improve your blog at all.

Anonymous said...

e. actually paul's comment just saved it... but still ...

Anonymous said...

I'm an Irish immigrant, currently residing in San Francisco, California.

Why do we have to be so shallow nowadays? This is a very serious matter, not only should it be of concern to prove guilt or innocence; it also should concern us that our western media desperately needs to be regulated.

Do not be fooled, NEWS makers generate huge amounts of revenue for their corporations. It has become a dirtier than dirty business...I have a university degree in it!

Security personnel are pressured into breaking down doors to capture the "BREAKING NEWS!" Everything is so fast paced today, the quality of investigative intelligence has become horrible, this at a time when we supposedly know so much about our human rights.

There is a real lack of respect for a more balanced and fair investigative system with much less media involvement, particularly in the early stages of arrests and investigations. - We all love to see other people in trouble, but when the shoe is on the other foot, and "I" am in trouble, it is no longer a laughing matter.

Of course, the eventual result is that while terrorism is considered awful, the media makes it inevitable; therefore, the seriousness of crime is cheapened with the sensationalism!

I sincerely hope that Dr. Haneef is is provided with respect and "due process." by the media, law enforcement and with the best integrity of our many diplomats and corrupt politicians who are coming close to elections.

Anonymous said...

this is in response to someone who wrote being non australian is enough...c mon u fucking racist, how many australians are walking free in other countries, do u have any idea? And why cant you simply accept the fact that Non Australians are actually working hard and earning a living , not surviving off benefits and pensions without moving a leg !And yet paying taxes without any benefits in return.People like you disgrace their own country .