WEED OUT TER­ROR EVIL

Sunday Territorian - - FRONT PAGE -

PRIME Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son has come out swing­ing in the af­ter­math of the fa­tal Bourke St ter­ror­ist at­tack.

“I need to call it out. “Rad­i­cal, vi­o­lent, ex­trem­ist Is­lam that op­poses our very way of life,” he said.

He said no re­li­gion was im­mune from ex­trem­ism.

PRIME Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son has come out swing­ing against the small mi­nor­ity who seek to di­vide Aus­tralians.

“I need to call it out. Rad­i­cal, vi­o­lent, ex­trem­ist Is­lam that op­poses our very way of life,” he said.

He said no re­li­gion was im­mune from ex­trem­ism.

“But here in Aus­tralia, we would be kid­ding our­selves if we did not call out the fact that the great­est threat of re­li­gious ex­trem­ism in this coun­try is the rad­i­cal and dan­ger­ous ide­ol­ogy of ex­trem­ist Is­lam,” Mr Mor­ri­son said.

Op­po­si­tion Leader Bill Shorten echoed his po­lit­i­cal ri­val’s sen­ti­ments.

The lead­ers’ com­ments come amid rev­e­la­tions that ter­ror­ist Has­san Khalif Shire Ali had planned to kill many more peo­ple than he man­aged to in Fri­day’s Bourke St at­tack in Mel­bourne.

Po­lice be­lieve the way in which the 30-year-old packed gas cylin­ders into his Holden ute be­fore set­ting a fire shows his aim was to cause mass ca­su­al­ties.

In the end, his fail­ure to build a more so­phis­ti­cated bomb meant that as­pect of his at­tack failed.

He stabbed Mel­bourne cafe owner Sisto Malaspina to death and in­jured two other men be­fore shot by po­lice.

AUS­TRALIA RE­ACTS TO TER­ROR HOR­ROR P16

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