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6 stabbed to death at Sydney shopping center; attacker shot dead by police

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By Kirsty Needham and Jill Gralow

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Rest in Peace to the (minimum) six dead. Likely more victims.

Police investigating terror links. I'm afraid a certain "religion of peace" may have struck again.

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Terrible.

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Horrible situation. It seems one of the injured was nine months old.

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Ever wonder why a country where guns are pretty easy to get, this was a mass stabbing, not a mass shooting?

Because while America fetishizes guns as symbols of masculinity and freedom, Australia chooses to see them as nothing more than tools.

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Six dead now. The most recent being the mother of the baby that was stabbed who passed away in hospital.

From the most recent police reports and media conference, they are confident it was just the one attacker.

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This takes me right back to the 7 stabbed to death in the streets of Akihabara in 2008.

It was such a shock and the motive may be similar here - insanity.

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RIP to the dead, hope the rest recover especially the baby stabbed inthe stomach by this pos.

My friends in Aus have just now told me that the public are discussing if the coward is from those 'asylum seekers' not long ago released from the detention they correctly were in - they were mostly people who committed serious crimes before going to Australia like the hitman for example and many continued to commit crimes like rape after they were put into the community at the Aus public's expense.

This pos was shot dead by a brave police officer before he could do more and Austalians are relieved not just for that reason - they will now know his identity soon instead of it being hidden during legal proceedings. If he was one of those people, it will serve as a timely reminder to Japan to keep its intake of 'asylum seekers' very small.

Thousands of these kinds of attacks have occured in Germany and France over the last 10 yrs from the asylum seeker/refugee intakes and the Govt of Australia will be under pressure from the public to limit these intakes now to avoid the European experience. Japan should learn from these experiences and I think it will.

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Probably yet another psych failure.

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Terrible, just terrible.

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Police have just ruled out terrorism. The 40 year old coward who did this was "known to police" (ie. had a criminal record). A fair chance this coward was a woman-hater, as 5 of his tragic victims, so far, were women.

RIP to all victims. One of the poor deceased women saved her babies' life by handing her to a bystander for safety, who then stopped the baby bleeding to death. Hoping the others pull through.

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Further breakdown from information given by the NSW Police Commissioner.

The attacker is 40, but police do not say anything else about him. The breakdown of the dead are five females and one male.

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Thankfully, the cop had the gun, not the other way around.

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2024/4/13/d407fca8-8552-4283-9d57-06dbf7512175.jpg

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Unfortunately there are few psychopaths in Australia too.

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Because while America fetishizes guns as symbols of masculinity and freedom, Australia chooses to see them as nothing more than tools.

I think it is because Americans use the right tool for the task they want to accomplish, but you can have your opinion.

Crazy people exist everywhere. I'll leave it to the experts to decode what a crazed person thinks.

Images and footage from inside the shopping centre showed a male carrying a bloody knife. Several people inside the mall used bollards to try to stop the suspect, who was wearing shorts and a sports jersey.

The images I've seen show a man, with short dark hair and a beard. Hard to guess ethnicity from the photos, but I wouldn't guess Icelandic nor Native American.

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Because while America fetishizes guns as symbols of masculinity and freedom,

Masculinity, we don't, as a symbol of freedom, definitely.

Australia chooses to see them as nothing more than tools.

That is fine if they so choose, different country, different rules and laws.

Yes - he is "of Middle-Eastern/Arab appearance".

People here will get furious at this revelation, I'm sure.

Not furious, but not surprised either.

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Police have just ruled out terrorism. The 40 year old coward who did this was "known to police" (ie. had a criminal record). A fair chance this coward was a woman-hater, as 5 of his tragic victims, so far, were women.

BS excuse! It may not have been Islamic-related, but the act itself is a "terrorist attack." Call it for what it is, doing so doesn't make a person racist. Political correctness will be the ultimate downfall of society.

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bass4funk

Because while America fetishizes guns as symbols of masculinity and freedom,

Masculinity, we don't, as a symbol of freedom, definitely.

Sure, sure. Keep telling yourself that...

Police have just ruled out terrorism. The 40 year old coward who did this was "known to police" (ie. had a criminal record). A fair chance this coward was a woman-hater, as 5 of his tragic victims, so far, were women.

BS excuse! It may not have been Islamic-related, but the act itself is a "terrorist attack."

Sure, if you call every mass shooting in the USA a "terrorist attack."

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Was it an “Assault” knife / blade ?

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Sure, sure. Keep telling yourself that...

I don't need to, the act was done.

Police have just ruled out terrorism. The 40 year old coward who did this was "known to police" (ie. had a criminal record). A fair chance this coward was a woman-hater, as 5 of his tragic victims, so far, were women.

Again, the violent act in itself is terrorism, the police can say what they want.

Sure, if you call every mass shooting in the USA a "terrorist attack."

I never said it wasn't, but it is also not done usually by Islamic Jihadists.

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Good thing the police have guns in Australia.

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Police have ruled out a terrorism motive.

So what do posters here say ?

Oh...probably terrorism

The usual slurs

""religion of peace "

"Middle Eastern appearance ""...{does this include Jewish people ? }

Riffing on immigration and how Japan should be careful

Linking crimes in Europe to this.

No better than any other nasty comments about the "other " that seeks to dehumanise.

The hero bystander who confronted the killer was "of Middle Eastern appearance " as well.

RIP to victims.

Big praise for those that helped.

This stuff is very rare in Australia.

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