A few years ago we cancelled our visit to Israel where a lot of our relatives live because of the increase in lone wolf attacks in Jerusalem. None of my family are in Jerusalem and my relatives said it wasn't any more dangerous than usual, but we still cancelled. I regretted it so much, and went the next year when the threat was even greater (one example that didn't even get a mention in the news here was a Palestinian driving his car into a woman with a baby in a pram). People still lived their lives as normal over there and everyone seems content.
Am I scared of terrorist attacks? Yes of course, you would be naive not to be scared on some level. But the infinitesimal chance that an attack would happen here (and that myself or my loved ones would be involved in it) doesn't change my way of life.
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23-07-2016 09:01 #201
Sonia Kruger - glass house?
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23-07-2016 09:25 #203Senior Member
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23-07-2016 11:14 #205
I don't feel like banging my head against a brick wall by replying to some fb friends that have shared this, so I'm venting in here;
People are retaliating to something that Sonia is directly accountable for, whereas her comment was lumping a whole lot of innocent people in the same box as terrorists, based on their religion. Big difference!
Also, I wish people would stop saying we have the right to freedom of speech in Australia. I'm preeeetty sure we don't.
23-07-2016 12:29 #206
23-07-2016 18:15 #207
Sonia Kruger - glass house?
The media all around the world are targeting Muslims. We need to look at how things are reported and why. On Thursday evening a man drove his car into Merrylands police station with open gas cylinders and set himself alight. All over the news it was an apparent and imminent terror attack. Merrylands in Sydney is an area with a lot of Muslims and George Christensen was all over it saying it was going to happen eventually. The next day (yesterday) hardly a mention. Why? Because this guy was a 61 year old white guy. He was a lone wolf. Even if it was a lone wolf Muslim, it would've been just what Sonya and Pauline wanted to justify their position to ban all Muslims from entering Australia.
Does this person's religion matter?
24-07-2016 08:56 #208
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24-07-2016 13:41 #210
Apparently he was heard shouting on the street that he's a German. Definitely no affiliation to ISIS or any connection to Islam.
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