Australia: One or more suspected Aussie jihadists taken off international flights every day

MORE than one suspected Australian jihadist a day is being pulled from international flights, counterterrorism ­officers have revealed.

Exclusive figures show 18 travellers were intercepted and “offloaded” from flights in the two weeks to April 22 by ­special teams at Australia’s eight international airports. The total number of “passenger offloads” for the past eight months has jumped to 267.

The news comes as the ­Department of Foreign Affairs revealed it gets calls from desperate parents asking officials to cancel their children’s passports to stop them becoming foreign fighters.

“Passports are looked at for cancellation because their parents ring,” a government official said. “But you don’t want it to be that last minute”…

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  • That’s a lot of Jihadis.

  • barryjr

    Maybe the parents should act responsibly and not bring up their kids as Muslims then they wouldn’t be radicalized. As I was learned when doing a course on incident investigation follow it back to the root cause and in these cases it all come back to Islam.

  • Ed

    Gosh, I wonder how they’re recognized???

    • Justin St.Denis

      Hairy shoulders?

  • P_F

    “MORE than one suspected Australian jihadist a day is being pulled from international flights”
    And how many are able to fly to their destination ‘Islamic state’ is anybody’s guess. The situation is not better in any other western country.

  • tom_billesley

    You abuse your children by indoctrinating them in a death cult, then expect sympathy when it motivates them to fly the coop?