This little whopper seems to have passed under the radar:
ACTING Prime Minister Julie Bishop has warned the 40 terrorists who have returned to Australia from Iraq and Syria — many of whom aren’t behind bars — remain a serious security threat, as a flood of foreign fighters are returning to the region.
You don’t say.
Let’s unpack this a little.
These people went to Syria.
They fought there with the Islamic State.
And now they are back here, roaming the streets.
This is insanity on steroids.
These jihadis should not have been allowed back into Australia. And they should certainly not be allowed to roam free. Next thing we know, we’ll probably find out that they’ve been hoovered up and placed in charge of the ‘de-radicalisation’ programs that are working such a treat.
A grand total of two returned foreign fighters have been charged. And no one even seems to know what has happened to them. Knowing the legal system, which systemically failed in the case of Man Haron Monis, even these two could be kicking around.
I have said this before and I’ll keep saying it until I am blue in the face: you can’t win a war with peace time policing.
And we are at war.
Consider this: 41 Australian soldiers gave their lives in Afghanistan, meaning we lost one son for every 588,536 Australians.
Now consider this: 87 Muslims (as best we know) from Australia have given their lives in Iraq or Syria fighting for the Islamic State, meaning Australia’s Islamic community has lost one son for every 6,944 Muslims.
The Islamic Community’s war time casualty rate is 87 times higher than the rest of Australia’s. As a community this lot is far more committed to the fight than the rest of us.
They’re paying a price in blood because they believe that they are war.
If you add all the Muslims from Australia who have died, fought, been imprisoned for supporting Islamic terrorism, or subjected to security or surveillance measures you start reaching a point where it becomes statistically likely that if you are Muslim, you personally know one of these people.
And that’s only dealing with the terrorists and their sympathisers that we are aware of.
Yet we think that we can deal with this danger by treating it like some common crime with all the legal privileges that peace-time civilisations bestow on criminals.
Only one side is taking this thing seriously and it’s not the side we have entrusted with the responsibility of protecting the nation.
There’s a good reason these 40 psychopaths are free: to charge them with a criminal offence you need evidence that will meet the standards of a criminal court.
It’s a bit hard sending Constable Plod off to Syria to start taking witness statements.
We’re being played for fools by a mob that know our rules don’t work on them, but only work to tie us up.
It is time to rethink internment.
It is a war time solution to a wartime problem: an internal community that represents a threat to the security of the nation due to an allegiance to a ‘foreign power’.
Yes, there’s that term that’s been thrown around so much lately.
Unfortunately, our legal system is so messed up that Barnaby Joyce, who happened to commit the crime of being Kiwi without his knowledge, is deemed to be more of a problem than Jihad Joe who’s returned home from Syria with combat experience and hatred in his heart.
I wrote back in April 2013 that Syria was Australia’s ticking time bomb. It’s about to go off.