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Father of Sydney church attacker says he saw no signs of radicalism

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By Renju Jose and Lewis Jackson

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I read that totally wrong

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An idiot kid, with a knife, who spent too much time online.

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Is this "teenager" a "minor", in the eyes of the law?

Let be clear "that demarcates an underage individual from legal adulthood"

This a important point when the Judicial system has to impose upon a person reasonability for their actions,

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father of the teenager that stabbed an Assyrian bishop during a church service in Sydney said he saw no signs of radicalism,

If it's true that most children take on the beliefs of their parents, then perhaps the father was not able to believe that that his son had radical beliefs, because the father might not be able to accept his own beliefs were radical.

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Regardless of their religion, people who think that throwing rocks at police, destroying police cars and and attacking emergency service workers - eg ambulance personnel, nurses etc - is the normal way in Australia to respond to emergencies should not be living there.

An act of religious terrorism takes place and these people harm and attempt to harm some more lawful authorities who are assisting the victim yet are his supporters? Unbelievable.

Mob actions like attempting to seize the Muslim teenager who attacked the Christian priest in order to inflict 'an eye for an eye' 'justice' are not normal in Australia - again people are taking advantage of a western system.

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An act of religious terrorism takes place and these people harm and attempt to harm some more lawful authorities who are assisting the victim yet are his supporters? Unbelievable.

Mob actions like attempting to seize the Muslim teenager who attacked the Christian priest in order to inflict 'an eye for an eye' 'justice' are not normal in Australia - again people are taking advantage of a western system.

Middle-easterner on Middle-easterner.

This violent behaviour may be "normal" in their home nations, but should never be tolerated in Australia or elsewhere.

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This violent behaviour may be "normal" in their home nations, but should never be tolerated in Australia or elsewhere

Fair point. There is no place for religious barbarism, intolerance and violence in countries worth living in.

That said, let’s make sure we keep it in perspective and don’t jump the gun and blame groups for violence they didn’t perpetrate.

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The muted response of the Police Commissioner Webb that the rioters who attacked those trying to assist the victim of crime such as ambulance personnel, nurses and police, could 'expect a knock on the door' demonstrates why there is a perception among some groups that mob 'justice' is fine in Australia.

The normal language used by police spokespersons in Aus is that those who attack authorities especially emergency personnel and police will feel 'the full force of the law' and that these kinds of violent assaults carry heavier penalties when directed against emergency personnel and police.

Seems the tiptoeing is because the head of the NSW police fears that these people who are refugees will somehow claim 'discrimination' if they are treated with the same harshness as most of the population for such violence. Wake up Australia.

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I know the area well. And, well, this is not a surprise.

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Stabbings aint *happening all the time' in Japan and when they do they aren't motivated by terrorist ideology but more criminal/mentally ill reasons.

And my quote that you used, refers to the fact that the people who the ambulance drivers, nurses, police etc came to help were threatened and actually physically assaulted by those people. Since when do Japanese people riot against and assault these essential responders and officers of the law when they come to help? This is the shameful point.

Just as shameful is they were a potential lynch mob who attacked lawful responders and police officers because the police told them that the alleged attacker would not be handed over to them. And those rampaging would be lynchers think this disgusting behavior is somehow their right.

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Those who rioted - there were around 200, mostly of orthodox Christian faith - smashing up and stealing police cars, assaulting police officers and threatening paramedics - should all be jailed and then be sent back home to the Middle East (that is if they do not hold Australian passports).

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Sickening Act.

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