December 15, 2014

This Does Not Appear to Have Been Completely Out of the Blue

Our prayers go out to the people of Sydney.

Sadly the siege in Sydney has ended in deaths, though people can take some comfort in the fact that it could have been far worse.

The jihadi that terrorized the Sydney Cafe was involved in a sexual assault case in 2002*. He'd also sent hate mail to the families of Australian soldiers killed in action. At the time of his most recent act he was out on bail, having been charged with the murder of his wife. 

I am curious about one thing...

Given that he was in Australia under refugee status, and given the letters and association with assaults, why wasn't his refugee status revoked once he started giving off jihadi vibes years ago? 

This is not a criticism of the Aussies per se, Lord knows we in the USA drop the ball as badly or worse on these things, but it would seem, moving forward, to be a good practice to give this sort of thing a bit better scrutiny, wherever it may come up.




*PJM says there were actually 50 sexual assault charges, though I've found reports of only one.


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:07 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 Indeed.  Even if not deported, why was he out on bail?

Though compared to the atrocities just committed in Pakistan, the events in Sydney hardly figure.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tue Dec 16 20:27:41 2014 (PiXy!)

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