From a commenter:
Great! They will kill us all, but we can go down with the sure knowledge of our unsurpassable virtue.
Discriminate? Not us! Islamophobes? Good God, no! Xenophobes? No way!
We’d rather die than be accused of any of those things. We’ll go down in history as the best people ever!
I really do not understand why we have immigration policies which expose us to this danger and this expense:
Intelligence agencies estimate that about 150 Australians are participating in the Iraq-Syria conflict, either overseas or via Âactivities here in Australia such as recruiting fighters. The number thought to be in Iraq is small, fewer than 10.
Among them are convicted terrorist Khaled Sharrouf and his companion Mohamed Elomar, both of whom are fighting with ISIS.
Elomar and Sharrouf are suspected of having participated in mass executions conducted by ISIS against captured Iraqi prisoners in northern Iraq about two weeks ago…
Mr Irvine confirmed that a number of Australians who fought in Syria had since returned. The Australian understands they number about 20.