Our Chief Security Agency Denies the Link Terrorism Has with Refugees and Islam

The main job of Australia’s security agencies to keep us safe from both domestic and international terrorist threats. However, if you if were looking for reassurance that they are alert to the main threats you would be disappointed. This was demonstrated at Senate Estimates last night when the head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) Duncan Lewis was question by One Nation leader Pauline Hanson (whom the media claims never shows up to Senate Estimates).

Hanson asked him if the terrorist threat was being “being brought in” via our refugee intake. His response was staggering “I have absolutely no evidence to suggest there’s a connection between refugees and terrorism’’. He added there was ‘’no evidence’’ to suggest that children of refugees were more likely to become adherents of radical Islam.

I’m no spy chief, but I don’t need access to classified intelligence to debunk this astounding claim, simply by looking at terrorist events that have occurred over the past few years. The Lindt Café siege gunman Man Haron Monis was a refugee from Iran. The shooter of police accountant Curtis Chang 15 year old Farhad Khalil ­Mohammad Jabar was the son of refugees. The man who was shot dead after attempting to stab two policemen in Endeavour Hills in 2014, 18-year-old Numan Haider was the son of Afghan refugees. Yet the head of ASIO sits there and denies any connection.

But it got worse when Hanson pressed on by asking about the link between terror attacks in Australia and Islam. Lewis’ response was “But I’ve got to stress, senator – this is very important – ASIO does not make its inquiries or its assessments on the basis of somebody’s religion’’. Really? You don’t look at what a terror suspect may be inspired by? He was also quick to highlight that one of the alleged terror plots “involved a right-wing extremist” as if that one case meant that the threat from the so called far right was on par with Islamism.

He further added “We are only interested in people who are exhibiting or offering violence, and to the extent that there is violent extremism – which is very frequently inspired by a warped version of Sunni Islam – that’s when our interests are invoked.” It would appear he buys the line that Islamic terrorist are not exhibiting true Islam and that it is a religion of peace.

It is extremely alarming that our chief security agency appears to deny link between both our refugee program and Islam. But of course, we have a federal government that does its best to deny this as well so we shouldn’t expect its agencies to be much better even though they claim they are above politics.

The leftist media is reporting this as Pauline Hanson getting shut down. However, all it demonstrated is we have a security agency that is incapable of understanding where the terror threat is coming from.

Lewis’ closing assessment does not fill the Australian people with confidence that ASIO is successfully countering the terrorist threat “So this is not the end, it’s not the beginning of the end, it’s more like the end of the beginning. We don’t see this finishing any time soon’’. The truth of this exchange is that Pauline Hanson has yet again exposed how our government is covering up the threat posed by both Islam and our current immigration policies.

  • David Jordan

    What a FUCKING MORON.

  • Kathie Garnham

    We are doomed if this is what ASIO thinks!! Doesn’t he read the papers or watch TV? The man is delusional if he thinks terrorism in our country has nothing to do with muslims or islam!!

  • Fergus O’Byrne

    They are FUCKING IMBECILES!

  • Wallace Hill

    Wow what a total moron obviously got his job from Turnbull who is following the orders of his Islam masters to help destroy Australia by making our Security Service as well as our military totally ineffective. We really need a change of government yesterday.

    • Bill Edwards

      Halal Mal the Muzzies Pal and his flunkies seems to be following a pattern here, in the past he hasn’t demonstrated he has a lot of smarts and he’s not getting any better.

  • Kim Dianne

    Time for him to go!!

  • gapeterson

    ISLAM IS AN EVIL DEATH CULT…..ISLAM”S PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS COMPLETE AND TOTAL WORLD DOMINATION….Muslims are not capable of co-existing with the human race ALL MUSLIMS SHOULD BE SHOT IN THE FACE….repeatedly…..yes I am yelling because the people who need to be listening ARE NOT!!!

    • usucdik

      Christians are the same way. They all need to be dealt with.

      • gapeterson

        you are so correct, organized religion is the bane of all mankind….ALL organized religions are based on fairy tales, silly superstitions exclusion and hatred….

      • Shayneedward

        How many ‘Christian Terrorist’ events happen as compared to ‘Muslim Terrorist’ events? And no, White Extremist does not = Christian. As a matter of fact, neither Christian Identity or the KKK are Christian either, if you look at the ideology, as there is absolutely no scriptural basis for their extreme beliefs/ actions. And before you raise the point, the difference between groups like ISIS (though most Muslims will vehemently deny that ISIS is truly Muslim) and Christian Identity is that Muslim Extremists can and do justify their acts through the Qu’ran. The Qu’ran does advocate violence in several places. The New Testament does not.

        • Rod Harper

          Hi Shane…tell that to the Incas and Aztecs.

        • usucdik

          “And no, White Extremist does not = Christian.”

          Nice way of discounting pretty much all terrorism for white folks just so you can act like your culture is clean and pure. It’s funny because they’re the ones that terrorized the world through imperial colonialism in modern times, and even continued that trend after they brought slaves from Africa and tortured them further because of a small dick complex. Your deranged bias is much too transparent.

          Maybe if you actually read the bible then you’d know how utterly shitty your apologia is.

  • Shayneedward

    This is what happens when political ideology gets in the way of reality. A lot of left wingers would rather keep their head in the sand rather than admit that their pet issues are problematic. Even if keeping their heads in the sand means lives lost. Unless their own life is on the line, of course.

  • Rob West

    Regrettably Australia has generally had a succession of unimpressive & unpatriotic self interested people since WW 2 who hold positions of power. Not just politicians including self perpetuating, bulging public service. I suspect most countries around the world have suffered the same fate, especially Europe!

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  • Magicmaninthesky Nothanks

    He wants to keep his job. That’s all.

  • Jeffrey Krupa

    That’s it then: We’re f*cked.

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    Fantastic.
    I’ll bet this cockhead uses Steve Wonder as his driver…