This is a serious story and I do not mean to diminish the gravity of it in any way, but I have to start with a few points:
1. So much for “gun control.”
2. Will this story finally wake up liberal animal-rights types to the real threat of Islamic terror?
3. Is there any depth to the depravity of ISIS followers?
As The Australian reports, A Melbourne teenager accused of plotting to behead police as part of an Anzac Day terror attack discussed inserting explosives into a kangaroo’s pouch, painting it with an Islamic State symbol and letting it loose on police, court documents reveal.
[Anzac Day commemorates the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during WWI]
According to documents tendered in Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday, the alleged plot involved running a police officer over on Anzac Day and beheading him with a knife, before launching a suicidal rampage.
Police allege that Besim is motivated by extremist ideology and has expressed support for proscribed terrorist organizations, particularly Islamic State.
[Gee, did you note the politically-correct “extremist” ideology?]
Yesterday’s court documents detail online communication between Besim and a 15-year-old teenager, including Besim allegedly writing: “I’d love to take out some cops. I was gonna meet with them then take some heads ahaha.”
According to the documents, the two went on to discuss Australian wildlife, “including a suggestion that a kangaroo could be packed with C-4 explosive, painted with the (Islamic State) symbol and set loose on police officers”.
Seriously? A KANGAROO?
There’s nothing in this article about handguns, semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles or high capacity magazines. After all in 1996, Australia instituted The National Agreement on Firearms which all but prohibited automatic and semiautomatic assault rifles, stiffened licensing and ownership rules, and instituted a temporary gun buyback program that took some 650,000 assault weapons (about one-sixth of the national stock) out of public circulation.
And by the way two studies show it did not reduce gun suicides or gun homicides. But guns don’t plan and carry out terror attacks designed to maim and kill.
Anyway, guns aren’t Australia’s problem right now. It’s “extremist” ideology… and large marsupials.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]