Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allah’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed.–Qur’an 009:111
Political UNCOMMON Sense comments: Here we go, here we go, here we go AGAIN. Another example – will ASIO chief deny the connection this time?
Police have confirmed the gunman was Yacqub Khayre, who was linked to the Holsworthy army barracks terror plot in 2009. Not clear how he got off, perhaps on some evidentiary technicality it’s been suggested.
Anyway, the rights of potential terrorists are more important than the rights of their next victims. Didn’t you know that?
Still, PC from the left will likely prevent the necessary shift in policy and direct action needed (think immigration, mosques, clerics, schools, madrassas), but more of the general public are waking up.
Victoria Police confirm the Brighton siege is being treated as terrorism, as IS claims responsibility for Monday night’s deadly attack.
“We believe that this person was there with those sorts of intentions, albeit we don’t know whether it was something planned at this stage,” Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton told Seven on Tuesday morning.
“… We are treating it as a terror attack.”
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Monday’s incident, that left an employee of the Brighton serviced apartments where the siege occurred dead.
Police have confirmed the gunman was Yacqub Khayre, who was killed in a shootout with police.
“The attack in Melbourne, Australia was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State in response to the call for targeting the subjects of the coalition states,” the group’s Amaq news agency said.
Mr Ashton said Khayre had been linked to the Holsworthy army barracks terror plot in 2009.
He had taken a prostitute hostage and forced her to ring the Seven Network’s Melbourne newsroom on Monday afternoon.
She said she was in a hostage situation before man came on the line saying “This is for IS, this is for al-Qaeda”.
Mr Ashton earlier told Nine that the gunman had been known to police because of his background “in relation to terrorism matters, albeit some years ago.”
He said there had been no information that he had been planning an attack.
“He is someone certainly known to us from his background but certainly as of yesterday there wasn’t anything that we had that suggested that he was planning on embarking on this, that this was anything more than a spontaneous