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There isn’t a lot of good news to wake up to this morning – particularly the breaking news that last night an 18-year-old man was shot dead after allegedly stabbing two police officers in Melbourne. He was also alleged to have been plotting an attack on Tony Abbott and was seen in recent days with an Islamic State flag.

After being invited to the police station to speak about an ongoing investigation, counter-terrorism police shot the man dead – he stabbed two police officers and was heard shouting insults about Tony Abbott and the government.

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius said, “It’s absolutely clear to us our members had no choice but to act in the way that they did”.

It is extremely shocking that something like this is happening now in our own back yards. Only a mere few weeks ago our news was not being flooded with alarming warnings and terrorism news…but now you cannot avoid it.

Will our happy and safe life in Australia be sabotaged by terrorism (threats or even just thinking and talking about it)? It seems like the word on everyone’s lips is this and it is sad to see a nation so terrified.


What do you think? Should counter-terrorism police even need to exist in our country? Are we jeopardising our safety just by alarming everyone to terrorism?

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  1. this is getting out of hand I don’t blame the police for shooting him I want our country to be safe for my grandkids to grow up free as we did if the muslims want to live with bombs beheading and filth let them all bugger of back where they came from

  2. Terrified I am not I used to go to work in Sri Lanka not knowing if the bus I was on had a Bomb on it or could be bombed, having the bus pulled over and been searched, so Terrified I am not, but saddened I am, to think that an 18 yr old boy, the law might say he is an adult but at 18 most young people are still very naive, and so easy to radicalise, Sad that people migrate here for a better life, and then can’t leave the their hatred behind, and live peacefully in their new homeland.

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    • Yes, it’s very sad Anne. Obviously, there are those that migrate here to ruin our way or life.

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      • It has not been said that he migrated here – nor his race or background. One of the policemen stabbed is in a critical condition and he went there armed to do harm. However, I would take a bet on relatives and friends saying “he was a lovely boy, good to his mother” Could have been under the influence of drugs or radicalists but he had to be stopped before he murdered someone

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