A new national security initiative for Australia, announced by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, includes measures that could “deny welfare payments to those seen as potential threats, strip passports of those with dual nationality, and curb travel overseas.”
Not surprisingly, Muslims are angry, but who cares?
Breitbart (h/t Rob E) The conservative Abbott said new laws would remedy failings exposed in the areas of immigration, welfare, policing and intelligence by clamping down on those who supported radicals, especially recipients of welfare.
The laws will also target so-called “hate preachers”, he said, citing as an example the radical but non-violent Islamist group Hizb-ut-Tahrir.
Abbott explicitly linked welfare to terrorism, accusing dozens of Australians fighting in Syria and Iraq of having been on the dole, adding that payments to “individuals assessed to be a threat to security” could soon be canceled.
“People who come to this country are free to live as they choose. Provided they don’t steal that same freedom from others,” he said.
Muslim teen leaves Austrialia to fight with ISIS in Syria:
Since Abbott has announced this anti-terrorism program, his popularity has been steadily rising, some 8 points in a few weeks.
The report also recommended changes to Australia’s citizenship and immigration laws to keep terrorists like Man Haron Monis, who killed 2 hostages in the Lindt Cafe siege, out of the country, leading Abbott to declare, “Plainly, this monster should not have been in our community. He shouldn’t have been allowed into the country. He shouldn’t have been out on bail. He shouldn’t have been with a gun and he shouldn’t have become radicalized.”
Two hostages and Muslim terrorist dead in Lindt Cafe Siege:
It is asserted in the report that if Monis arrived in Australia today, he would likely have been granted a visa and introduced to the citizenship process. This sorry saga “smacks of a system which was not merely celebrating diversity, but perversely being held hostage to an overwhelming and pernicious regimen of political correctness pervading the bureaucracy.”
Australia is also dealing with the problem of citizens who want to return home after fighting for ISIS and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. The Herald-Sun reports the government has revealed at least thirty of these trained jihadis have returned to Australian soil, with at least 90 more still fighting overseas.
Australian Jihadi Khaled Sharrouf says if he hadn’t joined ISIS in Syria, he would have launched a terror attack in Australia:
The Daily Telegraph delivers the astonishing revelation that 96 percent of the Australians who have gone overseas to fight with the Islamic State were receiving welfare payments.
“As a nation, we were repulsed when images started appearing in the media last year of Australian members of the Islamist death cult gloating over the corpses of their victims and brandishing severed heads,” Abbott wrote in an op-ed for the paper.
“I was equally appalled when I was briefed last September that 55 out of 57 Australians then believed to be fighting in Syria and Iraq with ISIS and other terrorist groups had been on some form of welfare, including the Disability Support Pension.”
An example of an illegal alien Muslim terrorist who lived on Australian welfare for 19 years: