Why did we take their passports off them?

The Australian Security and intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has released details that show that jihadist tourists looking for a fight in the Middle East are dying just as quick as they get there.

Make you wonder if we have done the right thing in stopping these scumbags buggering off for a jihadist adventure.

It seems it is a one way trip to “paradise”.

Australians going to fight with extremist groups in the Middle East are dying as fast as they are arriving, meaning that the total number of fighters has remained stable at about 70, security agency ASIO has revealed.

ASIO deputy director-general Kerri Hartland told a Senate hearing on Thursday that the organisation knew of at least 20 Australians who have now been killed in Syria and Iraq while fighting with groups such as the Islamic State.

“The overall number of Australians currently fighting with or supporting Islamic extremist groups in Syria and Iraq has remained consistent over recent months,” Ms Hartland said.

“However, this does not reflect a reduction in the number of Australian travellers. Instead it reflects the relatively high casualty rate for Australians, with the numbers of new arrivals roughly keeping pace with the fatalities.”

Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

Ms Hartland also revealed ASIO had recommended to the foreign minister the cancellation of nearly 100 passports of Australians they suspected of wanting to fight in the Syria-Iraq conflict, with about half of those cases this year alone.

The government’s policy of cancelling passports came under fire from Queensland Liberal-National Senator Barry O’Sullivan, who said most ordinary voters would rather the government let them go.

“If I’ve got a frustrated terrorist, my preference would be to have the frustrated terrorist somewhere else other than within Australia,” he told the committee.

Senator O’Sullivan said “most freethinking voters” felt that if people were suspected of being terrorists they should be arrested or, if there was not sufficient evidence to arrest them, they should be allowed to travel.

He said Australians were worried about “frustrated” extremists returning to the suburbs after being prevented from travelling.

“The average punter would be happy for you to let them go, in fact encourage them … That’s the mood down here in punter land,” he said.

Yep, let them go. What is ironic is that it may well be their own SAS dispatching them.




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  • steve and monique

    Lets all chip in and buy them one way tickets.

  • In Vino Veritas

    This is probably the funniest thing I’ve read for a good while! The Arab Muslims are using the overseas Muslim recruits as cannon fodder. Brilliant!

    • Wheninrome

      Their theory being only the true believers remain.

  • conwaycaptain

    And when they want to go home ISIL knocks them off as well. Win win situation

  • LabTested

    ..Punter Land. Love it. – That has replaced ‘the Man in the Street’

  • cows4me

    The best of solutions for these deluded fools. I’m sure the reality is not what they picture, that of some religious cursade where they get to enforce their sick values on poor unfortunites . These are the useful idiots, retarded bullies. The Australians should be putting on all expenses paid flights for the clowns, it would be a much better place without them.

    • mommadog

      Agreed. The problem with taking their passports of them is that they become even more deluded and are more likely to practice their religious crusade by committing terrorist acts within Australia. Safer to allow them to get on a plane to wherever. I could see that initially it was a bad look for the government when other countries ask why they are you letting Australian citizens add to (what ever they are calling themselves) bad guy numbers and kill civilians that don’t agree with their religious beliefs. Now they have some data and can reply that they are only adding to the death rate. I was initially in agreement with NZ doing the same thing (pulling passports) but I think I have just changed my mind. Escort them to the plane…..

  • Rex

    A no brainer. Let these glory hunters go. Hopefully they might take their mates who are dithering about going, with them as well. It solves so many problems for OUR Country.

  • conwaycaptain

    I see another mosque in Sweden has been set alight and they are worried about the rise of R Wing Parties.

    • Orange

      But if it’s like here then wouldn’t it be different factions attacking each other?

    • BlitzkriegNZ

      It was a Muslim who did that, don’t forget they all hate each other just as much as they hate us.

      • Isherman

        And that’s part of the problem that sometimes gets forgotten. Its not just Jihadi’s carrying out attacks in the west, its the sectarian conflicts between themselves being brought to Western shores.

  • Bart67

    I am wondering what would be the reaction if you were planning to fight on the side of the Kurds? I wouldn’t mind too much if a few NZ Citizens were to take up arms ‘against’ ISIS.

    • FredFrog

      The Kurds are not classed as a terrorist organisation, so no problem. There are already many Dutch & German motorcycle gang members fighting with the Kurds, and their governments have no problems with them doing so.

      • Isherman

        Although some Kurdish groups are, such as the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), listed as a terrorist organisation by NATO, US and EU, along with Turkey. I was under the impression that our recent legislation (foreign fighters bill) applied to those wanting to fight on any side, not just IS or any other Jihadist group in particular.

  • Wallace Westland

    All very well and good in theory to let them go get killed overseas but of course the reality is these disaffected scumbag bullyboys are actually boarding planes in the hope of going to rape and torture innocent women and children and occasionally if they can find a convientant rock to hide behind kill a man that is only trying to protect his women and children.

    These vermin need to be identified monitored then when they commit their inevitable internet rant or access a bomb making manual they need to be detained under anti terrorist legislation removing all rights of appeal and held in captivity until such time as they are determined to no longer pose a threat to free peoples everywhere.
    This point will usually occur about 30 seconds after being pronounced dead!

    • FredFrog

      Sew them into a pigskin and bury them alive. No heaven or virgins for them then.

  • FredFrog

    They do need to their passports taken off them.

    However, the confiscation of their passport needs to occur AFTER they are on board their flight to Syria. They can leave, but never return.

    • Phoenician

      Not ever. San ferrier, traitors.

  • Catriona

    My husband has a question. If the male jihadists get to paradise and 72 virgins await them, what is the glorious reward for the female jihadists then?
    Does anyone know the answer to this question please?

    • Imogen B

      In that culture women don’t count for a hill of beans.
      They’d only be allowed into paradise to satisfy the debauched fantasies of men who’ve been blown to bits for the cause.

  • Bartman

    “What is ironic is that it may well be their own SAS dispatching them”. One of the 6 “S’s” will be of help to the SAS – that famous Aussie twang will be a dead-giveaway for directing line of fire!
    I agree with the idea of letting them go, but ensuring they fully understand at point of departure they can only return in a coffin.
    Very understandable that most succumb quickly – no matter how gung-ho they may be back in ‘fair dinkum’ land, there’s no second chance to learn the tricks of the trade when dealing with seasoned extremists. One miss-step and it’s all over ocker!

    • Wheninrome

      Expensive to return them in a coffin, send their relatives over for their funeral, “kill” two birds with one stone so to speak, i.e. cancel their passports so no return.

  • KiwiKaffir

    I understand there are Islamists from New Zeland over there to? Just who and how was the radicalisation done. Probably in a mosque near you!

  • tinfoilhatguy
  • KiwiKaffir

    I’ve asked permission to post a link here but had no reply so if I’m not allowed, I’m very sorry …. But here is a Facebook page regarding islam and its impact on the west.

  • The2Game

    The ‘jihadist tourists’ in question would all appear to have merited Darwin Awards consideration, heh heh…