Jihad Watch, by Robert Spencer, June 5, 2017:
He was, of course, “on parole and known to counter-terrorism cops,” like so many other Islamic jihadis. There are just so many to keep track of, and Western governments, apparently bent on national and civilizational suicide, are importing more all the time.
Still, Australian police say terrorism is only “one line of inquiry.” Of course. He could be a victim of the global outbreak of mental illness.
“REVEALED: ISIS-inspired killer ‘was on parole and known to counter-terrorism cops’ when he murdered one man and took a woman hostage in Melbourne apartment before he was shot dead by police,” by Josh Hanrahan, Daily Mail Australia, June 5, 2017:
A gunman who took a woman hostage and is suspected of killing another man called up a TV newsroom during the siege to claim: ‘This is for IS, this is for al-Qaeda’.
And it has now been revealed that the man who carried out Monday’s attack was out on parole, having been rated a low-risk of reoffending by counter terrorism police.
‘Severe gunfire’ rang out inside ‘The Buckingham’ serviced apartments on Bay Street, in the affluent east Melbourne suburb of Brighton, shortly after 6pm on Monday.
The hostage situation came to an end after the gunman stepped out of a hotel room and fired at officers – injuring three – before himself being killed in the exchange.
But moments before police shot the man dead, he called Channel 7’s newsroom to claim he was carrying out a terrorist attack on behalf of Islamic State and al-Qaeda.
As he made the chilling phone call at around 5.41pm, a woman, believed to be the female hostage, was heard screaming desperately in the background.
The gunman responsible for the act was reportedly well known to terror police in Victoria, with investigations ongoing about the link of terror to the attack.
‘Terrorism is one line of inquiry,’ Victoria police deputy commissioner Andrew Crisp said.
‘We’re extremely concerned about terrorism, we’re very attuned to the threat of terrorism here in Melbourne.’…