Terrorist brings knife to gunfight
A MAN shot dead after he stabbed two police officers in Melbourne last night was a known security risk who had used social media to attack Australian law enforcement as “dogs” waging a “war on Islam”. The 18-year old has been named as Numan Haider in media reports The Islamic Council of Victoria this morning expressed “deep sorrow” over the incident and called for an “objective” investigation, saying the attack showed the consequences of alienating young Muslim men. I think it’s more a consequence of a young Muslim men trying to kill policemen and if you want to go deeper you might question where he lives and where he got his radical ideas from. It is this environment that is isolating young muslim men, not Australian society. Other media reports he was called to the police station to have a discussion about his use of social media and when he arrived he knifed both officers, one severley, and the Victorian policeman killed him with one shot. Reports also mentioned the AFP policemen was attacked whilst shaking hands with the man. I would imagine police forces around the country will be reviewing their handling of terror suspects subsequent to this incident. Maybe the phrases “Don’t shake hands with the bastards” and “treat as dangerous” will be mentioned in the text of emails hitting their inboxes. Death is never a good outcome but a terrorists death is better than the death of good guys in the war against terrorism. I trust the policement heal quickly.