FURTHER QUESTIONS FOR THE HEAD OF ASIO BASED ON NEW TERRORISM INFORMATION
ASIO have revealed they have 400 terror operations under way into Islamic State extremists in Australia.
Some questions for the ASIO Director-General Duncan Lewis:
1. How many of those 400 are refugees to Australia?
2. How many of these 400 are the children of refugees to Australia?
3. Were these 400 radicalised in Australia or entered Australia radicalised?
4. You have classed them ALL as ‘ISLAMIC’, will you now consider religion as a factor in terrorism?
5. Additionally, yesterday Islamic State attacked the Tehran Parliament building, gaining entry wearing women’s burkas, will you now consider the Burkas a security threat?
Australia has more than 400 operations into IS terror extremists | Daily Telegraph
Andrews troubled by Muslim ‘rage areas’
Premier Daniel Andrews says he’s “very troubled” by the Islamic Council of Victoria’s suggestion for safe spaces where Muslim youth “could be radical”.
The council made a submission asking for taxpayer-funded “safe spaces” where young Muslims can express themselves openly, even if those views are “inflammatory”.
Mr Andrews says he is very concerned about their proposal and the council’s state funding will be reviewed.
“There is no safe way to rail against the West. There is no safe way to rail against the values that we hold dear,” Mr Andrews told reporters.
“I am very troubled by the suggestion that we might have a space where people could be radical as part of a deradicalisation program. That makes no sense to me whatsoever.”
Andrews should know that resisting Islamic demands causes jihad. We have it coming. We brought it upon ourselves.
He added that no such program would receive Victorian government funding. “We will be having a very close look at the Islamic Council of Victoria’s funding in a broader sense,” Mr Andrews said.
The ICV’s June 1 submission to a parliamentary inquiry on religious freedom also called for federal counter-terrorism and deradicalisation funding to be used for the program.
“Existing Commonwealth CVE and CT funding re-allocated to create safe spaces urgently needed by Muslim youth to meet and talk about a range of issues in emotional terms,” the ICV submission says.
“(A space) where they can be frank and even use words, which in a public space would sound inflammatory”.
The submission says young people are unable to express anger or use certain facial expressions without becoming a target for surveillance.
“We are not asking for forums for youths to go berserk in terms of expressing extreme views,” Adel Salman, ICV Vice President told 3AW today. “We are asking for forums for youth to express themselves in various ways with various emotions and not to be judged.”
Queensland’s One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson has called the Victorian proposal a “load of rubbish”.
“How much more money have we got to put into this? To make them feel good about themselves? I think it is absolute rubbish,” she told Seven’s Sunrise program.
Victoria’s Multicultural Affairs Minister Robin Scott said the idea was “deeply unhelpful and wrong”.
“Under no circumstances would we support the diversion of state funding from counter terrorism initiatives for such a proposal,” he said in a statement.