Authorities say “this is not terrorism.” Saeed Noori complained of injustices to Muslims — it’s what they do, kill and cry, whack and whine. The idea that it’s not terrorism is absurd. It’s beyond Orwellian. This is the very definition of terror.
Isolated? Vehicular jihad is now commonplace in the West. The Islamic State has long urged Muslims in the West to use their vehicles to commit mass murder, and they have. From Berlin to London to New York, Nice, Stockholm, Barcelona etc – Devout Muslims in the West are committing mass murder using cars and trucks. Denying that reality will not save lives. On the contrary, it serves in the cause of jihad.
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Flinders Street driver Saeed Noori rambled about Allah, Australia’s spy agency ASIO and the mistreatment of Muslims in the hours after the attack, police say.
The now commonplace response to jihad is two-fold. First, it’s called mental illness. are we to believe millions of Muslims across the world waging jihad in the cause of Allah are mentally ill? Now that’s insane. And secondly, brace yourself for the well-worn, “Muslims brace for backlash” where elites insist it is Muslims who are the true victims of Islamic terror.
Australian officials described the attack as a deliberate “act of evil” but not terrorism. The New York Times made it their headline.
“This is a terrible, evil, cowardly act and one that will be condemned by all Victorians,” Daniel Andrews, the premier of Victoria State, said at a news conference, hours after the perpetrator drove a white Suzuki S.U.V. through a busy intersection in central Melbourne.
‘Deliberate’ car ramming injures 19 people in Australia
A vehicle plowed into more than a dozen terrified pedestrians in Australia on Thursday, in what police called a “deliberate” and “cowardly” act.
Two people were arrested at the chaotic scene, which was packed with holiday shoppers in Melbourne’s central business district.
Police said 19 people were injured in the ramming, and four remain in critical condition. The perpetrator and an off-duty police officer, who made the arrest, were included in the injured. 9News in Australia reported a 4-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with a serious head injury.
“This is horrific. It’s evil,” Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said. “We are not defined by these sorts of incidents.”
Melbourne attacker complained about injustice to Muslims after arrest
by Jonathan Pearlman, Telegraph, December 22, 2017
Police in Australia said a man who drove through pedestrians in Melbourne rambled about injustice towards Muslims and the Australian spy agency after he was arrested – but his motive remains unknown and he is believed to have acted alone.
As Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull condemned the “shocking” crime, more details emerged about the driver, Saeed Noori, a 32-year-old Australian citizen who arrived as a refugee from Afghanistan in 2004. Noori had a history of drug use and mental health problems.
“We haven’t ruled out terrorism and we continue to explore it,” said Victoria state’s acting police commissioner, Shane Patton.
“It’s about not jumping to conclusions. It’s about exploring the evidence and the evidence will ultimately take it where it does and if that means it’s a terrorist event, so be it.”
He added that the driver talked about “the mistreatment of Muslims”.
Mr Turnbull said: “He [the driver] has said in a number of what the police are describing as ‘utterings’, he has said that he attributes his actions to perceived mistreatment of Muslims.”
Police searched Noori’s suburban Melbourne home, where he lived with a relative, and a second home. No material indicated any motivation.
Noori was captured on Thursday after he drove a white SUV into a crowd of pedestrians at 4.41pm at one of Melbourne’s busiest pedestrian crossings outside Flinders Street station, one of the city’s main transport hubs.
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