WHO LET THEM IN?
Two thirds of the terrorists jailed in Australia were born in Lebanon or had parents born there.
Now the Muslim Lebanese community produces fresh reason to believe our immigration and refugee programs have put us in grave danger:
A family of suspected Islamist extremists allegedly plotted to bring down an Australian commercial jet by gassing the passengers, in what authorities believe was a major terrorist attack plan orchestrated by Islamic State militants from within Syria.
Travellers were warned last night to expect major delays at the nation’s airports as authorities rolled out extra security measures to counter what sources said was a fast-moving, still unfolding terror conspiracy, the full extent of which was not yet known.
Four Lebanese Australians — two fathers and two sons — were in custody after police swooped on the cell and thwarted what they will allege was a sophisticated attempt to kill hundreds of people by crashing a civilian plane.
We need to slash immigration and freeze refugee programs until we have an honest and frank inquiry into the links between immigration and terrorism, crime, welfarism and unemployment.
We must work out whether we are importing more danger than good.
If you say we can’t even discuss this for fear of the world thinking us racist, ask yourself: how often do you hear people complain that Japan is racist for taking in virtually no refugees and few immigrants? How often do in fact hear how safe Japan is?
SYDNEY TERROR ARRESTS
Several people are in custody tonight following police investigations into “a bomb plot involving aircraft”.
The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team raided properties in Surry Hills, Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl:
Four men have been taken into custody and are assisting police with their inquiries, according to a joint AFP and NSW Police statement.
The Seven Network reports 40 riot squad officers stormed a Surry Hills terrace before the explosives team found a suspicious device.
Fairfax Media reports the raids were in relation to a terrorist cell “and a bomb plot involving aircraft”.
Police have confirmed the raids relate to an alleged plot to bring down an aircraft using a “device” …
In Goodlet Lane, Surry Hills, witnesses spotted a man with a heavily bandaged head and a woman with cable tied wrists being treated by paramedics.
Neighbour Kate Harrison said she heard a man yelling from a nearby yard, pleading for someone to call the police.
It’s a wild time in the old town tonight.
Update via Vlad Tepes:
A family of alleged extremists are accused of planning to bring down a passenger plane in an ‘Islamic-inspired’ terror attack in Australia.
Two Lebanese-Australian father and son duos are reportedly the four men arrested over the alleged plot after dramatic raids across Sydney on Saturday night.
While the full extent of the alleged conspiracy is not yet known, the men may have planned to detonate a homemade bomb on a flight from Sydney to the Middle East, possibly Dubai, Seven News reported.
There are also reports they had allegedly plotted to gas passengers aboard an international flight, in a plan orchestrated by ISIS militants in Syria, according to The Australian.
The paper was told the four, all related by blood and marriage, allegedly made a ‘non-traditional’ device designed to kill passengers with a poisonous gas.