What are they doing to ensure that they will not try to wage jihad at home?
“Counter-terrorism police have prevented 116 suspicious passengers from travelling overseas since July,” Renee Viellaris, The Courier-Mail, September 12, 2015:
AN INCREASING number of wannabe jihadists have been nabbed at Australian airports with terror tool kits that include DIY bomb-making gear.
Threats of bigger jail sentences, being stripped of dual citizenship, and expanded RAAF air strikes against ISIS in Syria are failing to deter Australian traitors from fighting in the Middle East.
Authorities are also considering new laws to force jihadi teenagers as young as 14 to wear tracking devices to prevent an imminent terrorist attack in Australia under a new wave of anti-terror laws.
Since July, counter-terrorism police have pounced on 116 suspicious passengers, some booted off international flights just before take-off. From July 2014 to June 2015, 336 suspicious passengers – about six a week – were prevented from flying out of Australia. Now there are about 10 a week.
War-zone specific first-aid kits are being found on suspicious travellers, along with items from a “terror shopping list”, including doorbells and door-stop alarms. It is understood that doorbells and door-stop alarms can be used to make deadly improvised explosive devices.
Counter-terrorism units have also detected about $4 million in undeclared currency in just 11 weeks. Some of the passengers have been fined, had their passports suspended or cancelled, and some are the subject of ongoing counter-terrorism investigations.
Last month, counter-terrorism units stopped seven young men from leaving Australia. Five heading to the Middle East were carrying large amounts of cash and tried to board another flight the next day….
The Sunday Mail can reveal that the Australian Federal Police is in talks with the Government amid concerns terror groups are increasingly targeting children and teenagers as “cannon fodder’’ for ISIS. Under existing laws, control orders cannot apply to children under 16 years old. Unlike 18 year olds, the control orders for minors only apply for three months, not 12.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton warned that foreign fighters were unlikely to survive overseas.
“My message to those who are considering leaving Australia to fight with Daesh is simple: don’t go,” he said.
“If you try, we’ll almost certainly catch you; if you make it there, you’re unlikely to come back alive. And if you do get back, you will be prosecuted and jailed.”