Up to 22 people trying to join Australia’s extra refugee intake of 12,000 Syrians face rejection because of fears they are linked to terrorist organisations, including Islamic State, which used refugees as “camouflage” to enter Europe and carry out the Paris attacks last year.
The Weekend Australian can reveal the government’s independent security checks, involving biometric data and shared intelligence reports, have found at least 22 “potential national security concerns” among refugee applicants since the special intake of Syrian refugees was announced in September last year.
All those applying for Syrian refugee status to Australia in the Middle East have to undergo health, character and security checks before being accepted.
The 22 security concerns include those with links or suspected links to terrorist groups including Islamic State, which terrorised and plundered large areas of Syria and Iraq and claims to have sent 4000 trained terrorist fighters into “sleeper cells” around the world.
In the past few weeks, European security chiefs have disclosed that seven of the nine attackers in the Paris shootings and bombings last November, who killed 130 people and injured 368, passed into Europe through Hungary in last year’s uncontrolled mass migration.
This country is headed for serious strife if we continue deluding ourselves. Worse still when people who should know the truth spout PR spin-cycle rubbish like the boss of ASIO.
The former first daughter made the claim while participating on a panel at the CARE National Conference in Washington, D.C. this week, which was broadcast on C-SPAN2. Clinton was introduced as an “activist, thought leader, and change agent,” according to the Daily Wire.
“Just listening to the concerns around education and climate change, women’s health, child marriage, access to technology, all of those are of course interconnected,” Clinton said. “We have to focus on each of them in their interconnectedness, as well as individual outrages that do demand our attention.”
Unlike Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton still has the ear of Ray Hadley. Among the topics the ABC-loving Immigration Minister and 2GB broadcaster discussed yesterday was the problem of jihadists returning home from their training grounds. As tends to be the case when Hadley is involved, things took a turn for the even more interesting than expected.
Hadley: “I mean the left hand, the left-wing hand-wringers are saying: Oh, you know, you can’t do this, you can’t do that. I mean what, we bring them back here so they can blow us up?”
Dutton: “Well, we’ve got to act within the law. I mean that’s the first principle …”
Hadley: “Oh, bugger the law, Peter, bugger the law.”
Dutton: “Well …”
You’ll recall freshly minted ACTU secretary Sally McManus getting into a spot of strife in March when she observed, “I believe in the rule of law when the law is fair and the law is right. But when it’s unjust I don’t think there’s a problem with breaking it.” Who would have thought that barely two months later this radicalisation would have spread to 2GB?
And here's your very own Bugger the Law ringtone to cut out and keep!
“So if the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.”
This is a post on Facebook a mate of ours drew to the attention of authorities last year.
Facebook didn't see any problem with it at all.
I'm unaware of anyone being brought to justice for the incitement to kill in that graphic.
And now you can add Clover Moore's City of Sydney and the University of Sydney to the cabal of supporters and funders behind the Black Lives Matter terrorists.
When Australian taxpayer and ratepayer funds or "valuable considerations in kind" are used to support and reward criminals trying to overthrow law and order in a Western democracy and ally like the USA we have a very big problem.
Anyone care to speculate as to where this path leads?
Jun 27, 2016 - The Islamic State's media arm released this video sometime during the past week. ... the Islamic State or Caliphate in the southern Philippines - this from ... Australian Federal Government is funding Islamic education classes ...
Invasion and rebellion - looks like both criteria are met for martial law.
This is then Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Rod Smith PSM on 24 June 2008 at an Australian Aid funded story telling session at an Australian Aid funded educational facility in Mindanao.
In 2011 we knew the security situation was bad and getting worse.
But we batted on, sending more and more money.
Marawi City was first given a regional office to manage our aid money in 2012.
Bangladeshi Muslim nationals palatable to local Muslim tastes run the show for us in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.
Marawi City is notable for having the highest number of private Madrassas (the local plural is Madaris) - or typically home-based Muslim "schools" with a fundamental Islamist education.
After we reported on the Islamic State claim of sovereignty over Mindanao, I wrote to Bishop and DFAT asking if they were aware of the Islamic State presence.
Jun 28, 2016 - Is the Australian Government aware of the Islamic State claim that Mindanao is ... Is the DFAT funding for Muslim education in Mindanao affected? ... groups, the Islamic State has officially created a province in the Philippines.
Jun 29, 2016 - The Australia-Philippines Development Strategy highlights Australia's goal ... Is the Australian Government aware of the Islamic State claim that Mindanao is ... Is the DFAT funding for Muslim education in Mindanao affected?
Julie Bishop took no notice.
It was only after Donald Trump became President that big-noting Julie "discovered" the Islamic State presence.
Mar 24, 2017 - Jun 29, 2016 - that the Philippines island of Mindanao had become a province or ...Islamic State video announces creation of a province in The Philippines ..... on its 2017-2023 fundingfor Peace Through Education in Muslim ...
We would not send money to fund schools in the Islamic State controlled areas of Syria and Iraq.
Yet that is what we are doing in the Southern Philippines.
Fahour reveals he considered a career as an actor but missed out on a movie role to Vince Colosimo.
About 40 minutes in the conversation turned to "what I'm getting paid".
"CEOs are well paid people, so to someone sitting there on $50,000, it doesn't matter what a CEO gets paid, it's too much".
"I was bemused (at the criticism) - it's not as if I held a gun to the government's head."
"I was bemused at the time because there were some CEOs that were doing things at the time that were not so great to their secretaries and not running their businesses very well. But no one seemed to care about what they were getting paid".
The best I can say is this guy lives in a very different world from most of us.
Good on Peter Dutton for putting so much distance between himself and Turnbull - let's hope it's contagious and his colleagues have some of it rub off on them too.The cleanout with Abdel Magied and her ilk has to start with the government itself sacking her. This is Day Two since our request to Julie Bishop to do that and no response from her office yet.Dutto should do more of this stuff - it gives conservatives hope for a possible Liberal Party reformation.Thank you to Fairfax for this ray of sunshine!
'One down, many to go': Peter Dutton calls for ABC purge after Abdel-Magied axing
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has called for a purge of ABC personalities in the wake of the broadcaster's decision to axe Yassmin Abdel-Magied's program, which he welcomed as "a good start".
"One down, many to go," Mr Dutton told 2GB radio's Ray Hadley during their regular Thursday morning interview.
The minister reserved particular opprobrium for the Q&A program and its host, senior ABC journalist Tony Jones, which he said exemplified a cultural problem at the public broadcaster.
Hadley and Mr Dutton were infuriated by an exchange on Monday's episode, before the Manchester bombing, between Jones and visiting physicist Lawrence Krauss on the likelihood of Westerners becoming victims of terrorism.
Krauss: "The real people who are in danger from Muslim terrorists are in the Muslim countries."
Jones: "I suppose, if you're a young black American, you're more likely to be killed by a policeman."
Mr Dutton, a regular critic of the ABC, blasted Jones and the program despite admitting that he does not watch it.
"It's a cultural problem at the ABC and the board needs to deal with it," he said.
"Tony Jones, who is obviously a well-credentialled, experienced journalist - his behaviour in that instance, I think is a disgrace."I actually think there is a fundamental problem with the ABC, particularly around Q&A - the composition of the audience, the selection of these people on the panel and the direction it's given by Tony Jones.
"I don't watch it and it's a waste of taxpayers' money. You're right, you've raised my blood pressure."
Mr Dutton said air time should be given to the victims of crime and the families left behind, rather than "some academics or people who seek to get their face on Q&A".
It's just over a year since we published this piece on the Greater Manchester Police training exercise involving a Muslim suicide bomber who yelled Allah uh-Akhbar before blowing himself and others to bits.
One year ago the police chief was heavily criticised for the authenticity of the exercise.
Muslims demanded an apology for the "stereotyping" of a Muslim terrorist as a Muslim terrorist.
And because they are Muslims, they go it. A grovelling one
The real thing one year later had everything to do with Islam.
The first step in fixing a problem is to realise you have it.
On Monday evening UK time Greater Manchester Police held a terrorism training exercise at the Trafford Centre shopping mall - in the wake of the real-life Paris and Brussels attacks.
Congratulations to Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan of Greater Manchester police for running a realistic exercise to help protect his people from the real thing.
The key to exercises like this is realism. Without realism in an exercise you might as well read a book.
Realism is the reason the trademark shouts of Allah uh-Akhbar accompany the suicide Jihadi as he kicks off proceedings in the customary Mohammedan manner.
But rather than being congratulated by his citizens for his initiative and the realism of the training exercise, today Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan is in more shit than Ned Kelly. The video of his exercise was released to the media and the realism in it is what's brought him undone.
This exercise was held because of the reality of Islamic terror. It was precipitated by recent European experience of Islamic terror. It was about responding to Islamic terror techniques. It took into account learned experience from previous Islamic terror attacks; and Manchester Police should now advance the literature that helps free-world authorities keep us as safe as possible from Islamic terror.
So it's disappointing but not surprising that Muslims have attacked the exercise. Why? Because of its realism. Because it depicts a Muslim in the role of a Muslim terrorist
Rather than debriefing his troops and recording the fresh experiences of the very expensive exercise, Garry Shewan has cameras camped around him and the world chasing him for a response to the Muslim outrage.
And he folded like a blanket.
Suddenly the realism that all anti-terror forces train with had gone from being a goal of the training to be "unacceptable".
And sure enough, before the Trafford Centre was completely clear of cordite - out came the apology to Muslims from a police force training to respond to a Muslim terror attack because the training made the perpetrators look too Muslim.
If police in the United Kingdom can't conduct training against Islamic terrorists because it stereotypes Islamic terrorists - what reaction can we expect when police double-tap real ones?
A part of the realism of an exercise like this is managing the PR response to the prototypical Muslim outrage as Muslims are identified as the terrorists. With great respect to Garry Shewan, and with acknowledgement that I'm in an armchair safely away from the pressures he's facing, he failed that test today.
He could easily have answered yesterday's criticism by pointing to the reason the exercise was running - Islamic terror. They do the stereotyping, not us.
I would hope that exercises that aim for realism like Greater Manchester did yesterday will learn from this experience and that it makes its way into the literature. A community must recognise it has a problem before it can start to fix it. Yesterday, Garry Shewan excused the Muslim community once more for pretending it's nothing to do with Islam.