Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Posted on Apr 28, 2016

Police entrapping vulnerable youth in “counter-terrorism” performance

Police entrapping vulnerable youth in “counter-terrorism” performance

A 16-yr Western Sydney boy was arrested this week alleged to have been intending an Anzac Day attack. Police have charged him with the (draconian) “doing an act in preparation or planning for a terrorist act” offence. It was originally alleged that police “picked up” on an online conversation between the boy and an “offshore male” only to later be revealed that police were in fact running an “online sting” against him, posing as supporters of “extremists” to discuss procuring a weapon with him, while at the same time working to “deradicalise” him. The arrest has been followed by the usual sensationalised rhetoric of political leaders and security officials.

Read More

Posted on Mar 10, 2016

Turnbull and the Muslim community: between rhetoric and policy

Turnbull and the Muslim community: between rhetoric and policy

The Islamic Council of Victoria’s Vice-President Junaid Cheema wrote in the Guardian today of the Prime Minister’s visit to the ICV earlier this week.

He found the PM’s rather unremarkable acknowledgement of Muslim contribution to Australia “surreal”, a sentiment he projects onto Muslims in Australia generally, who, apparently, were also “gutted” and “flattened” by Tony Abbott’s remark last year about Muslim leaders needing to mean what they say.

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest