Another Anzac Day terror plot thwarted

Another Anzac terror threat

Another Anzac terror threat

This year, as last, the Anzac Day commemorations have been tainted by the discovery of a terrorist plot:

A suspected lone-wolf terrorist assault against Anzac Day commemorations has been thwarted by NSW Police, arresting the 16-year-old Sydney boy accused of plotting the attack.

The teenager was arrested yesterday near his home in Auburn, western Sydney, and charged with one count of preparing for a terrorist act — an offence punishable with life imprisonment — following an investigation by officers attached to Operation Vianden.

The arrest was announced shortly before the start of Sydney’s main dawn service at Martin Place.

“Clearly we have taken swift action to ensure community safety on the eve of a sacred day on the Australian calendar,” NSW Police commissioner Andrew Scipione said.

Auburn is a well-known Muslim area of Sydney, so although the name of the suspect has not been released, I think we can make an educated guess at the particular religion in question.

Describing him as a ‘lone-wolf’ is also misleading since all Muslims are part of the global umma, and bound by the words of the Qur’an and the acts of Muhammad. There are no lone wolves in Islam.

One thing is certain, threats like this will increase into the future.

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