Regarding the Haneef case…
The SIM card. By my count, I have four first-cousins, and I don’t even know how many second-cousins. They all live overseas or interstate, so I don’t see them very often, but if they arrived on the doorstep, I’d welcome them, and if they were in need of a mobile phone or a SIM, and I had a spare one, I’d probably give it to them. What would they do with it? I don’t know. Would Haneef be in trouble if he’d given his cousin stamps, or envelopes, or other innocent items that could potentially be misused?
I’ve certainly given my sister old unused mobile phones in the past. Maybe I should ask for them back?
Plans of a Gold Coast building? Well, it sounds like they turned out to be nothing more than tourist brochures.
Is having building plans an indication of guilt? Uh oh. I’ve certainly pored over plans of Melbourne Central at times.
There’s other circumstantial evidence, but Haneef was granted bail, and the DPP elected not to prosecute because the case was so weak.
Maybe he’s guilty, and maybe he’s innocent (this morning there are allegations of a link to Al Qaeda). If the government has more evidence, they should use it. Otherwise it does start to look like Children Overboard again.