Car bomb targets Australian Christian Lobby

What rotten bad luck…

What rotten bad luck…

But don’t worry, it wasn’t ‘religiously or politically motivated’.

Just a random guy who just happened to have a stack of gas bottles in his car, by chance crashes into a Christian organisation and – bad luck or what? – it all catches fire and blows up!

The police have already swept all the usual awkward possibilities under the carpet:

ACT police confirmed a 35-year-old Canberra man had ignited gas cylinders in the van and caused an explosion, which damaged the vehicle and building.

In a statement, police said their brief questioning of the man revealed his actions “were not politically, religiously or ideologically motivated”.

So that’s all OK then – nothing to see here – go back to sleep. Oddly, they haven’t named this unfortunate ‘man’ who is a ‘resident of Canberra’ – wonder what the odds are of him having a non-zero MoQuo*?

The head of the ACL isn’t convinced by all these convenient explanations:

The head of the Australian Christian Lobby has accused ACT police of “prejudicing” the investigation into a van explosion outside the group’s headquarters, saying an announcement it was not politically, religiously or ideologically motivated “just doesn’t add up”.

ACL managing director Lyle Shelton also said he still had unanswered questions following phone calls with the police and was unconvinced by their “quick” conclusions.

You and me both, mate. It has all the hallmarks of the now typical cover-up of an extremist attack because… Islamophobia. Or something.

I sincerely hope to be proved wrong, but my cynicism is high.

* MoQuo: Mohammed Quotientl is the percentage of a person’s name that is Mohammed or some derivative thereof

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