There should be no doubt whatsoever that the murder of Mia Ayliffe-Chung should be classed as an incident of Islamic terrorism.
The accused murderer, Smail Ayad, called on Allah as he wielded the knife. Or, as Queensland Deputy Police Commissioner, Steve Gollschewski said during a press conference:
“It is alleged that the suspect used the phrase ‘Allahu akbar’ during the attack and when arrested by police.
“Police are not searching for anyone else in relation to the incident at this time.”
Enter Bill Byrne, the Queensland Minister for Police:
“It is important that the public understand this is not about race or religion. It is individual criminal behaviour.
Investigators will also consider whether mental health or drug misuse are factors in this incident.”
Bill Byrne is a first class goose. He does not have the mental capacity, intestinal fortitude or courage to fulfil his important responsibilities. He should resign in shame.
And the political class should understand this very well: if they are going to ignore the very real danger that faces Australia, they should not be surprised when people start taking the law into their own hands.
I don’t want to see that happen. It will only further fray the fabric of our society and see the rapid deterioration of our public institutions. But it is bound to happen if our politicians continue to wilfully and obstinately allow organisations such as the police to succumb to political correctness.
Anyone who has paid the slightest attention to the Lindt Cafe inquest will know that public confidence in the police has been greatly damaged. It will only be restored if action is taken to protect Australians from the phrase Allahu Akbar and those who speak it.