Imam cries “islamophobia!” and “institutional terrorism” in the foiled beheading plots to snatch random person off Sydney streetsÂ and behead them: Court documents are expected to reveal that this morning’s huge anti-terror raids were aimed at a cell which planned to behead a member of the public in Sydney. –
The largest terrorist raids ever led by Australian Federal Police led to the arrests of 15 jihadists. Law enforcementÂ foiled a plan where jihadists were planning to kidnap random public members and behead them on camera. Â (Pamela Geller)
A tiny, unrepresentative minority seems to require an awful lot of policing:
ASIO and counter terrorism police have swooped on homes across north-western Sydney and other states this morning in what is believed to beÂ the largest anti-terrorism bust in the nation’s history.
Several arrests have been made in the secret pre-dawn raid, which is still in progress and one suspect has been taken into Australian Federal Police custody.
The AFP says a suspected terrorist cell was “close to an attack.”
The arrests follow the execution of a number of search warrants in Beecroft, Bellavista, Guildford, Merrylands, Northmead, Wentworthville, Marsfield, Westmead, Castle Hill, Revesby, Bass Hill and Regents Park.
The Australian Federal Police can also confirm it is conducting search warrants in Brisbane…
This morning’s raids is believed to have been mounted following months of surveillance of people linked to the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Our immigration intake surely needs adjusting.Â This is not how we want to live.
Bill Leak has had it with cant and sanctimony:
A Christian school in Sydney’s west has reported death threats aimed at Christians this week.
The principal of the Maronite College of the Holy Family in Harris Park told police that men made the threats from a car outside the school about 2pm on Tuesday.
Sister Margaret Ghosn said the threats were general and then directed towards a staff member of the school.
“They said, ‘We are going to kill all of you here,’ “ Sister Margaret said.Â “They were threatening to kill all Christians.”…
Witnesses told police a small triangular flag was placed out the window with Arabic words similar to “there is only one god and Muhammad is the prophet”.
About 1200 boys and girls attend the Maronite College of the Holy Family, an Arabic language school formerly known as the Our Lady of Lebanon School.
Remember this, just three weeks ago?
A Labor senator has accused Prime Minister Tony Abbott of “scaremongering” over national security…
Asked whether she was trying to politicise the national security debate, Senator [Sue] Lines said, “I’m not politicising security; the Abbott government is doing that by its constant scaremongering”.