Hyde Park, Sydney demonstration September 2012 (H/T thejournal.ie)
AP reported: Australia boosts terror threat level to ‘high’ for first time in 10 years amid reports its citizens are fighting with ISIS Rod McGuirk September 13, 2014
What was refreshing about this story is that the Australians were honest:
Director-General David Irvine said the terrorist threat level had been rising in Australia over the past year, particularly in recent months, mainly due to Australians joining Islamic State to fight in Syria and Iraq….
Australia estimates at least 60 Australian citizens were fighting for the Islamic State group and another Al-Qaeda offshoot Jabhat al-Nursa, also known as the Nusra Front, in Iraq and Syria. Another 15 Australian fighters had been killed, including two young suicide bombers.
Another 100 Australians were actively supporting extremist groups from within Australia, recruiting fighters and grooming suicide bomber candidates as well as providing funds and equipment, the government said.
Emphases added. This of course brings to mind the very wise and honest retraction I discussed in 2011 in Australian Media Bigfoot Greg Sheridan Declares Against Muslim Immigration—Where Are U.S. Counterparts? It also raises again the question I asked earlier this year in Why Does Australia Have A Muslim Immigrant Problem?
In that piece I said
However very shamefully Australians are not allowed to discuss this matter as James Kirkpatrick recently reported in Free Speech Sacrificed To Diversity in Australia