The Love Bomber

posted at 1:59 pm on May 17, 2007 by Bryan

There’s obsession, and then there’s obsession:

A WOMAN accused of planning to set off a car bomb in Sydney’s Kings Cross to prove her love for her jailed boyfriend is to stand trial.

A police statement of facts tendered today in Central Local Court said Jill Alison Courtney was “obsessed” with marrying Hussan Kalache.

“To date, the accused has Kalache’s name and corrective services inmate number tattooed over various parts of her body,” the statement said.

Isn’t love a beautiful thing? Actually, it looks like it’s less love than recruiting a gullible patsy.

Police allegedly received information that a woman named Jill, living in the Liverpool area, was “planning to detonate an explosive device in a vehicle in Kings Cross, Sydney, on Friday 24 March 2006”.

Investigations revealed the woman to be Courtney, who lived with her father in Casula, the statement said.

Further investigations revealed she and Kalache, now 28, were in a “turbulent” relationship and she was obsessed with marrying him.

The statement referred to conversations between them in March last year, which police believed related to Courtney’s “mission”.

“During (one) conversation Kalache states that after the ‘mission’ is completed he will marry the accused immediately,” the statement alleged.

“Police investigations have revealed the accused had previously approached a number of people, requesting their assistance in the preparation, purchase of materials and manufacture of improvised explosive devices.”

Meanwhile in another part of Australia, a convicted terrorist gets out of prison after serving half of his sentence and promises never to get into trouble again.

CONVICTED terrorist Jack Roche has promised to stay out of trouble after leaving a Perth jail where he served half of a nine-years sentence for plotting with al-Qaeda to bomb the Israeli embassy in Canberra.

The 53-year-old British-born Muslim convert served 4-½ years of the sentence handed to him in 2004 after he pleaded guilty midway through his trial.

Still sporting the long beard he wore before being jailed, Roche walked out of Perth’s Casuarina prison at 8am (WST) today.

At first he would not speak to the media before being escorted by prison guards to a taxi.

He was followed to his south Perth home, where he was met by his wife.

He then told journalists:”I’m glad to be out.”

Asked if he was still in touch with terrorists, Roche replied: “No”.

Asked if he was going to lead a peaceful life, he said: “Certainly am.”

And was he going to stay out of trouble? “Oh, most definitely.”

I’m sure there’s no reason to doubt the word of a convicted terrorist.

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Cue Nazareth, “Love Hurts”

Freelancer on May 17, 2007 at 2:02 PM

I’m sure there’s no reason to doubt the word of a convicted terrorist.

Recidivism? Nah, they just want to live their lives in peace. That’s all they have ever wanted.

Rick on May 17, 2007 at 2:12 PM

(Love Hurts – best sung drunk at karaoke!)

Tru2my2 on May 17, 2007 at 2:32 PM


“Yes, I will live my life in Peace… because one translation of Islam is peace… so I will live my life in Islam… which means you must submit or I have to kill you… see… its all YOUR fault I have to blow you up!”

Romeo13 on May 17, 2007 at 2:36 PM

this is one bombing even a jihadi would say “Oh that’s just frakked up!”

Defector01 on May 17, 2007 at 3:02 PM

If you’re visiting Perth, a wonderful sister city of San Diego, don’t miss visiting the Freemantle prison, a tough place until a few years past. Former inmates are tour guides and they even demonstrate hangings, including showing where female prisoner were hanged.

I’m trying to put myself in the place of that wife, waiting for that guy…and can’t quite get there. Must be love.

Entelechy on May 17, 2007 at 3:42 PM

::blinks at Entelechy::

How have we never met? Visited Perth four times while on active duty, and got to see both the Fremantle prison (a tour), and the Casuarina jail (Shore Patrol courtesy pickup of drunk and disorderly sailors).

Both were marginally more hospitable than the Singapore jail. There, the inmates wear nothing but undershorts, the cells are about 20′ x 20′, with half of that level and the other half on a slight slope (for fluid draining, yuck!)

Freelancer on May 17, 2007 at 5:25 PM