Somali arrested in Australia on terror charges; planned to shoot New Year’s Eve revelers say police

He is a 20-year-old born in Australia to Somali immigrant parents which brings us to the questions everyone is avoiding:  So how do you screen for Islamists like this? How do you stop terrorists radicalized in the West after we ‘welcomed’ them and gave them an opportunity for a good life?

Notice that Hungary, Poland and Japan don’t have arrests like this—why? They don’t admit Muslim immigrants. 

One of many stories on the arrest, this one from News 24:

Melbourne – An Islamic State (ISIS) sympathiser planned to buy a gun and kill as many revellers as possible on New Year’s Eve in Melbourne’s popular Federation Square, police alleged on Tuesday after foiling the plot.

The 20-year-old, born in Australia to Somali parents, was detained in a raid on a house in the Melbourne suburb of Werribee on Monday. He is expected to be charged over the coming days.

Police claim he accessed a guide book online produced by Al-Qaeda on how to commit terror acts and use firearms, but was arrested before he could purchase an automatic rifle.

“What we will be alleging is that he was intending to use a firearm to shoot and kill as many people as he could in the Federation Square area on New Year’s Eve,” said Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton.

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Patton said the man, who lived with his parents, had been on their radar since the beginning of the year, part of a small community of extremists that police have been monitoring.

His behaviour had gradually escalated over time, but police believe he was acting alone.

We hear this all the time!

A person who knows the suspect told the Melbourne Herald Sun: “He is a very quiet guy. This is an absolute shock.”

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