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Must see terrorvision: Goodbye and good riddance

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By Sam de Brito

The departure of radicalised Aussie Muslims for Syria and Iraq is an awesome opportunity to weed out our biggest nutcases once and forever.

ISIS in action, allegedly executing unarmed prisoners.

ISIS in action, allegedly executing unarmed prisoners.

The exodus of up to 200 radicalised Muslims from this country - headed for Syria, Iraq and jihad - has been met with much hand-wringing in the government and media, when it's actually an exceptional opportunity to weed out the biggest nutcases in our population, once and forever.

Much has been made of the fact convicted terrorist and welfare cheat, Khaled Sharrouf, managed to leave Australia using his brother's passport last December ... like this is a bad thing.

Weekend news reports and pictures identify Sharrouf as among a handful of Australian jihadists "believed to have carried out bloody, battlefield executions" of unarmed prisoners as part of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham's (ISIS) offensive on Iraq, according to The Weekend Australian newspaper.

"Highly graphic images of the executions have emerged on social media," writes Mark Schliebs and Paul Maley, "they show Sharrouf holding a pistol and leaning over the corpse of an Iraqi man who has been executed.

"The victim - dressed in civilian, not military, clothing - has died from a massive head wound, far too graphic to reproduce. The dead bodies of other men, also clad in civilian clothing, lie around the former Sydney man," reports the newspaper.

I'm sure you'll join me in my disappointment we're not going to run into this psychotic grub on a train late at night after he's watched his footy team lose at Telstra Stadium. Let's hope while Sharrouf's acting out his own religious horror movie he also fulfils his wish for martyrdom. 

He shouldn't have too long to wait if current trends continue.

Yesterday brought news another Sydney criminal, Zakaryah Radd, 22, had been killed in fighting, with an ISIS propaganda film captioning him as having "received shahadah fighting the sahwat in Al-Khayr (may Allah accept him)".

In other words, Radd is now brown bread and the world is a better place for it.

Radd was last year convicted for his part in whipping a Muslim convert 40 times as punishment for drinking alcohol and taking drugs, which should give you a clear idea of his IQ and temperament and has left me inconsolable he won't be cloggin' up Bankstown Local Court for the next couple of decades.

He is far from unique.

Aside from Radd, five Australians have died fighting in Syria, including former soldier Caner Temel, husband-and-wife Yusuf and Amira Ali, Lebanese-Australian Ahmad Moussalli and Muslim preacher Sheikh Mustapha al Majzoub.

While the deaths of these people has no doubt caused hurt and suffering for their families and communities, all I can say is, you pays your money, you takes your chances.

Religious war is not a video game and, unlike the Australian legal system, AK47s in the hands of the enemy rarely offer a second chance.

While all of these dead people could not be classed as terrorists - it strikes me as perverse some individuals are prepared to kill and die for a country they don't even want to reside in. 

That's set to change, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop already announcing the cancellation of a number of passports of Australians fighting in Syria and Iraq in an attempt to stop them returning home.

However, with the move by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to issue all Australian citizens with biometric passports embedded with a computer chip, it is also going to become increasingly difficult for criminal dills like Sharrouf and Radd to even leave the country.

This strikes me as a missed opportunity.

Frankly, I think we should set up an express lane at customs to expel them all the quicker. I doubt you’d find too many Australians who’d disapprove.

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106 comments so far

  • Hear hear.

    Disability welfare recipient turned militia. Only in the Great land of Oz.

    Commenter
    AJ
    Date and time
    June 24, 2014, 2:14PM
    • Finally !!! Someone writes what everyone is saying... Don't let them back in.... EVER.

      Commenter
      Ding Dong
      Location
      Rodd Point
      Date and time
      June 24, 2014, 3:41PM
    • Agree, Ding Dong - my concern is that they'll hop on a boat, destroy their papers and turn up here claiming they are someone else, make up a sob story, seek and be given asylum.

      How can we, as Australian citizens, be assured that these morons will not slip back in the country that way? They'll be back on the welfare gravy train with a new identity.

      Commenter
      why
      Date and time
      June 24, 2014, 4:04PM
    • I am wondering who supports these fellows' families while they are wreaking terror overseas and fear that you and I - the Oz taxpayer is picking up the tab. Can't we insist these would-be terrorists only be allowed to leave if they take their families? That would surely be a measure of both their priorities and principles.

      Commenter
      Ize
      Date and time
      June 24, 2014, 4:22PM
    • +1

      Did I hear some wacker say it's unconstitutional to cancel their passports??
      Then change the friggin' constitution sonny, you'd get a 99% yes vote!

      Commenter
      TheSmoker
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      June 24, 2014, 4:50PM
    • I'd be happy to chip in $500 for every ugly halfwit radical to leave the country - and die fighting for their 72 vestal virgins.
      But what does the wives of such freedom fighters get. An opportunity not to wear the burqua, a man who does the dishes, leaves the toilet seat down.

      I'll let you dudes in on a little secret. THERE IS NO GOD.
      So there!
      But happily die for the cause and return back to caves from once where you came from.

      Ultimately - Australia comes first, your religion is second! ALWAYS!
      If you don't like that - then consider yourself very fortunate you have the mobility to make another choice in citizenship.

      Commenter
      Tadd
      Date and time
      June 24, 2014, 6:47PM
    • Smoker. I think its in relation to cancelling ones citizenship gets a bit tricky - too many lawyers.
      However if Australians overseas break Australian or local laws then the foreign minister has discretion to cancel passports, effectively leaving them stateless.

      If any of the hideously ugly bozos get back into the country, the minister will have some answering to do.

      Commenter
      Tadd
      Date and time
      June 24, 2014, 6:52PM
    • @AJ its not just Australia - most of the jihadi's going to Syria/Iraq are coming from UK/Europe, many of them welfare recipients as well. Then the idiotic left tells us we have to accept more refugees that result from these conflicts, its time moderate Muslims got up and did something about those who kill in the name of their religion - i don't see that happening.

      Commenter
      Nicholas
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      June 24, 2014, 9:53PM
    • @Tadd- in Islam, men are forbidden to raise the toilet seat. It's one thing that unites sunnis and shias.

      Commenter
      world traveller
      Date and time
      June 24, 2014, 9:57PM
  • As long as they cannot return the i'm all for it.

    Commenter
    Jak
    Date and time
    June 24, 2014, 2:23PM

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