Australia: New federal police commissioner says Martin Place siege not a Muslim issue

The Martin Place siege was about “criminals doing terrible things” and is not an issue for Islam or Australia’s Muslim community, the federal police commissioner, Andrew Colvin, has said in his first official speech…

…He would not elaborate on whether the AFP was engaging with disillusioned Australians jihadis who might wish to leave Islamic State, saying only that it was a “very active policy consideration” and the police were “very interested in talking to anyone” who reached out.

He expressed reluctance to talk about Australia’s Muslim communities in relation to terrorism, saying “they often felt understandably targeted”, but “we could not have had success in stopping attacks without them.”

Attacks on Muslims in the wake of the Martin Place siege were “a terrible indictment on this country and this society”, he added.

  • I knew it was those Amish.

    • Frau Katze

      Many suspected them from the start.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Probably an IEB (Improvised Explosive Buggy). Those canny Amish.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Australia would not have HAD these attacks without them, the minister should remember.

  • Surele Surele

    Of course it is not a Muslim issue. And the Pope is not a Catholic. Who gave birth to this idiot(s)?

    • Alain

      Or who appointed this incompetent fool to the position in the first place? These are all political appointments with nothing to do with actual police experience.

  • Another PC idiot.

    How long will the leftists vote these clowns into office?