I think this sets some kind of record, in terms of That Which Must Not Be Named. A 'man' has been arrested - basically, a Brisbane-resident Muslim man who was in Saudi Arabia for some time, and was planning to engage in jihad in Syria (against the deemed-infidel heretic Alawites). The reporter gets through the whole article without once mentioning the obvious.
Counter-terrorism police have charged a 39-year-old man with preparation for foreign incursions, alleging he played a senior role in a Brisbane-based group that maintained a desire to travel to Syria to engage in hostile activities.
The charges were brought as part of an investigation by the Queensland Joint Counter Terrorism Team into the group.
It will be alleged the Brisbane group maintained a religiously motivated, violent extremist ideology. Somehow I doubt that the 'religion' motivating the 'extremist ideology' was Christianity, Buddhism, HInduism or Judaism.
The 39-year-old man was arrested in mid-July when he arrived at the Sydney International Airport from Saudi Arabia, where he had been since 2019.
He has been charged with preparations for incursions into foreign states for purpose of engaging in hostile activities, an offence that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail if convicted.
Police will allege he was a "founding senior figure" in an organisation involved in providing financial aid to people, and that he subsequently left Australia to participate in the Syrian civil war with the group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham – a militant group opposed to Syrian government forces.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said there was no ongoing threat to the community relating to the matter.
"The AFP will continue to discourage and disrupt Australians from fighting overseas and holding people to account for their involvement in supporting terrorism and terrorist organisations," AFP Assistant Commissioner Counter Terrorism Scott Lee said.
The man is set to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow.
It's just another symptom of media boardroom timidity, a timidity which is now worldwide and fully rooted. I still can't understand how axe men like Murdoch and the ruthless titans at Facebook and Twitter fold like cheap suits in front of these activists. Let one single employee ask for higher wages or a better employment package and they crush them like a bug. In Canada (where we don't have a very large black population- 4.7% in Ontario and 1% in British Columbia) the media will never, ever tell you that black people were involved in a shooting, even though the overwhelming number in Toronto is black on black. They're just too scared to report the truth. On the other side of the statistical coin, the media now portray almost EVERY marriage as mixed race. They portray nearly every single Mom with kids, as black and successful and self sufficient (try to find a father figure in a McDonalds ad) And, in the ad business, it's almost to the point where it's illegal to drive a luxury car unless you're from a minority. I keep saying it, but somewhere in the smoke of the future, a Cromwell or an Alexander the Great will be born and that's the only way we'll see an end to this tyranny by the minority.
“...tyranny by the minority.” It appears to be more like abdication of responsibility, cowardice, and uncaring by the majority. Just another simple case of allowing, condoning bullies running riot; of the ‘West’ as the ‘weak horse.’