Why has Junaid Thorne been granted bail?
It is a good question, but there are no good answers for it.
Less than three months ago, two people died as a result of insane bail laws. You might remember this: it was called the Lindt Café terrorist attack.
However, even though much of the nation was up in arms as a result of the stupidity that aided in that attack, it appears that any lessons learnt have been given the big CTRL+ALT+DEL and dumped into the garbage bin.
Because the same insanity is once again on display. And it is breath-taking.
For a start, we seem to have trouble keeping tabs on Islamic trouble-makers around these parts. The Saudis don’t. They deport them. Here. To Australia.
Junaid Thorne was given the heave-ho to Australia because even the land of the Islam didn’t want him hanging about causing a ruckus.
And since he’s arrived back in Australia, the Saudis must be laughing themselves silly at how stupid we all are.
Junaid Thorne supports the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
Junaid Thorne is linked to Millatu Ibrahim, an Islamic group banned in Germany because it is so violent.
Junaid Thorne says that the crazed, knife-wielding maniac shot dead by Victorian police as he tried to slice their heads off last year in the wake of anti-terror raids was one of his disciples.
And Junaid Thorne is now on trial for flying around Australia under fake names. Gee, I wonder why he might doing that?
Yet, he was granted bail in the Perth Magistrate’s Court on Friday. And told to surrender his passport.
Yes, the only thing we are not prepared to let Junaid Thorne do is skip the country. I’d have thought, after locking him up, it was probably the next best thing that could happen for Junaid Thorne’s relationship with Australia. But no, he can’t go.
Instead, the rest of us have to put up with him wandering the streets here.
It is a disgrace.
If you want any more proof, just look at the video below released last year. It ends with a warning issued over the sound of a gun being cocked and fired: convert to Islam or die.
The videos released by Millatu Ibrahim use the same flag and the same logos as the video above. They are produced by Junaid Thorne’s mates. He mixes with them. He preaches to them as well. This is what peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, multicultural Australia is all about.
Are you starting to get an understanding now of why the law enforcement, intelligence and security agencies weren’t paying much attention to good ol’ Man Haron Monis last year, even though they had more than 100,000 pages of reporting on him?
The problem we face is not one of ignorance. Rather, we have more than enough information to build a detailed picture of what we are dealing with. The problem we face is that, even when the puzzle is put together for those in power, they are too afraid to say it as they see it.
As a result, more Australians will die. There is absolutely no doubt about that.