‘No known link to terrorism at this time.’ So just forget about the second Muslim guy arrested with the bag of knives who was filming the attack.
The man who deliberately drove a car into a crowd in Melbourne is a drug user with mental health issues but no known terrorism links, police say.
The Australian citizen of Afghan descent was taken into custody after a struggle at the scene of the incident.
The car the 32-year-old was driving hit a number of pedestrians on Flinders Street, a busy junction in the centre of the city, said Victoria Police.
Fourteen people have been injured, with several in a critical condition.
A second man, 24, was arrested after being seen filming the incident. He had a bag of knives with him, police added.
“It is now believed he had no links to the incident, however he is still assisting police with enquiries,” they said.
The driver was arrested by an off-duty police officer. Police say he was the only person in the car.
The officer sustained shoulder and hand injuries during the arrest and was taken to hospital.
The driver was also taken to hospital, under police guard.
On Thursday a drug-fuelled Afghan Muslim man deliberately drove through busy Melbourne streets in a SUV at speed into innocent men women and children happily going about there business of getting to work, and preparing for the Christmas period.
It seems the Australian government and Media have been falling over themselves denying this action as terrorism, saying no terrorism link has been identified at this stage?
As 19 people lay broken in hospital, the Australian establishment is trying to protect Islam by claiming Saeed Noori, the driver behind the wheel of the SUV has a history of drug use and mental illness, stressing that investigators had not yet found any extremist or terrorist links to the horror rampage?
This is a terrorist attack by any other name, after his arrest Noori blamed his cowardly action on Australia’s ‘poor treatment of Muslims’. [Please Explain]
Andrew Bolt of the Herald Sun reported
Now there’s more reason to doubt.
Take the astonishing speed with which we were told that yesterday’s pre-Christmas attack-by-car by an Afghan driver on Melbourne pedestrians seemed unrelated to terrrorism.
Australian police said the driver was a 32-year-old Australian citizen of Afghan decent who has a history of drug use and mental illness.
“At this stage we do not have any evidence or any intelligence to indicate there is a connection with terrorism,” acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said.
That already seemed not just improbable but unduly hasty.
Police say the man who crashed his car into Melbourne pedestrians yesterday has blamed “the mistreatment of Muslims” for “some of his activities”.
Which “activities” precisely did the driver relate to our “mistreatment of Muslims”? His trying to kill innocent non-Muslims, perhaps?
And is that kind of “activity” what you’d expect from just anyone with mental illness, or is it suggested especially by a certain faith or culture?
Doesn’t this in fact fit precisely a pattern of Islamic victimology and terrorism? [Think of France and Germany and Lorry/Vans]
Yes, maybe the driver is just crazy, or, more likely, both crazy and inclined to terrorism. The facts will emerge and inform us.
While the incident bore similarities to recent terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States, and police described the ramming as a “deliberate act,” authorities said there was no evidence of terrorist links.
“We don’t have any intelligence or evidence to indicate there is a connection to terrorism,” said Shane Patton, the acting police commissioner of Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital. “Having said that, we continue to support this investigation with the Counter-Terrorism Command to ensure there isn’t that connection and there is no ongoing threat.” [Which is It?]
A second man seen recording the incident on a cellphone was arrested after three knives were found in a bag he was carrying. But Patton said there was no sign the man was involved.
Saeed Noori, the driver behind the wheel of the SUV, arrived in Australia as a refugee back in 2004 through a resettlement program.
‘He came to Australia as a refugee from Afghanistan.’ [In other words someone had pity on him]
According to the Daily Mail, Acting Chief Commissioner Patton said Noori had a history of drug use and mental illness, stressing that investigators had not yet found any extremist or terrorist links to the horror rampage?
If he has mental illness why was he not in a hospital or under some kind of supervision?
The Oxford Dictionary describes terrorism as ‘the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims,’ which is exactly what happened yesterday, but once again the ‘establishment’ continue plugging the gaps with political correctness, and apologetic toward the minority who are trying to brush this heinous act under the carpet as they protect this monster above the 19 innocent Australians laying in hospital…
Note that the lack of frankness keeps involving a failure to confront the dangerous consequences of our immigration and refugee policies.