According to the Daily Mail, Yacqub Khayre carried out an “ISIS-inspired” attack in Melbourne, Australia. The Somali was well-known to counter-terrorism police. He was previously acquitted of planning a suicide attack on army base in Sydney and was deemed a low risk. It was reported Khayre was linked to the terror group al-Shabaab.
On Monday, he killed one man, wounded three police officers, and took a woman hostage before he was gunned down. Before the police killed him, Khayre called a TV news station and said he was acting on behalf of the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.
But after being acquitted of terror charges, he was jailed for three years for carrying out a drug-affected home invasion in Melbourne’s north in 2011.
High on meth, Khayre was reportedly armed with a knife when he broke into a house and violently assaulted a young woman and her father.
He fled with Apple electronics, a watch, laptop, jewelery and money.
In other words, Khayre was a violent criminal. I guess we’re supposed to believe the Islamic State and al-Shabaab are now recruiting drug addicts and home invasion thugs in the name of jihad and Allah.
This is reminiscent of supposed 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta. He liked to drink and go to strip clubs. And yet we are told he was religious and frequently attended a mosque.
The incident in Australia committed by a violent criminal who used the Islamic State and al-Qaeda as an excuse to murder and take a hostage will be used by the propaganda media to keep the war on Islam front and center. It will be used to build momentum and public consensus for additional murderous military forays into the Middle East and Africa.