If the bombers hadn’t painted “Islamic State” on the side of the mosque, this would certainly have been seen as an “islamophobic hate crimes,” and there would have been endless recriminations in the Australian and international media about how “racist” and “hateful” the Australians are. But it was Sunni Muslim partisans of the Islamic State (ISIS) bombing a Shi’ite mosque. These ancient hatreds have come to non-Muslim countries, courtesy of reckless and suicidal immigration policies. This will by no means be the last such bombing.
“Melbourne firebomb terror accused driven by jihadi beliefs,” by Padraic Murphy, Herald Sun, March 25, 2018 (thanks to Kenneth):
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THREE men accused of orchestrating Australia’s first known terrorist attack against fellow Muslims were driven by violent jihadi beliefs driven by Islamic State, police say.
The three men will stand trial at the Supreme Court next year for alleged involvement in the firebombing of the Imam Ali Islamic Centre mosque in Fawkner on December 11, 2016, causing $1.5 million in damage.
Counter-terrorism authorities say the trio were driven by an ancient and deep-seated hatred of Shia Muslims.
Later on the day of the attack, two of the accused were recorded celebrating….
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