Schadenfreude Update: “Jihadists celebrating Victoria fires; taking joy in the scenes,” by Eleni Hale for the Sunday Herald Sun, February 15 (thanks to Michael):
JIHADISTS are celebrating the worst tragedy in Victoria’s history.
Terror watchdogs said fundamentalists had blogged on websites across the globe, applauding the lives lost and destruction in the Victoria fires.
Senior analyst at SITE Intelligence Group Adam Raisman said they were posting pictures of burnt homes and devastated victims and “taking joy in the scenes”, the Sunday Herald Sun reports.
One jihadist wrote: “It would be an act of revenge for Australian’s participation in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.”…
Regional Islamic Council vice-president Dr Ameer Ali said the comments did not represent the wider Muslim community.
“They have no idea what they are talking about,” he said.
Great, Dr. Ali. What are you doing to make sure such attitudes don’t take root within the Islamic community in Australia?