Unlimited immigration shyster and invasion supporter Julian Burnside’s inflammatory fantasy:
The Islamophobia stirred up by Abbott and Bolt is a bigger threat to us than terrorism
Today’s hard reality:
At least two of the arrests relate to allegations the men were preparing to launch a terrorist attack on Australian soil, with police officers believed to be possible targets.
Police claim two of the arrested men were plotting an “ISIS inspired” attack on an Anzac Day “activities”, using edged weapons. They were from an unidentified “community”.
Police confirm that some are “associates” of Numan Haider, an Afghan-born Islamic State supporter who attacked two Victorian police with knives before he was shot dead.
But warning: the arrested men must be presumed innocent.
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Counter-terrorism raids under way in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs
Thanks to the Q-Society
Counter-terrorism raids under way in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs since 4am. Let’s just hope the AFP officers conduct themselves culturally sensible, female AFP officers wear the hijab and police dogs wear socks when entering the house of Allah’s finest.
Remember the claim of Labor frontbencher Mark Dreyfus, member for Isaacs, which includes Dandenong South and borders Hallam:
“One third of Australians were born overseas and Greater Dandenong is home to citizens representing 150 different nationalities,” he said. ”Our community is a wonderful example to others of a modern, diverse and harmonious society.”
Blind. Just blind.
Indirectly related, and a frightening harbinger of Turkey’s future:
The Turkish government has been paying Gallipoli tour guides to give tourists a more faith-based interpretation of the conflict which celebrates a victory for Allah over the Western infidels.
The move has divided tour guides and historians, who fear it undermines the legacy of Turkey Gallipoli hero Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who later helped to found a secular Turkish republic.
The tensions reflect a broader push by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to make Turkey a more religious Islamist nation, a move that has seen him take a softer line than the West against Islamic State… The names of non-Muslim Turkish soldiers at Gallipoli have also reportedly been removed from the List of Martyrs of the Gallipoli campaign issued by Turkey’s Ministry of National Defence.