This ought to be basic common sense and standard practice everywhere in the free world. But common sense is vanishingly rare in the free world these days.
“Prime Minister Scott Morrison considers plan to kick extremists out of Australia,” by Natalie Wolfe, News.com.au, November 22, 2018:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is debating the idea, which would see potential terror threats, with heritage from a foreign country, stripped of their Australian citizenship.
Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration Jason Wood also called for residents, who were born overseas, but later became Australian citizens, to be immediately deported if they engaged in extremism.
“As far as I’m concerned, if you’ve put your hand up to say you uphold the rights and responsibility of Australian citizenship, but the next minute you want to talk jihad all day, it’s a breach of contract and you need to go,” Mr Wood said.…
Immediately after the Bourke Street attack, the prime minister criticised the Muslim community, claiming it was “making excuses” for extremism.
The group of Muslim leaders slammed the PM’s suggestion the entire community was culpable.
“Many in the Muslim community … are deeply concerned and disappointed with statements made by senior government ministers and the prime minister in the recent past which infer that the community is collectively culpable for the criminal actions of individuals,” the letter said.
“These statements have achieved nothing to address underlying issues, but rather, have alienated large segments of the Muslim community.”
Mr Morrison addressed the boycott yesterday, saying the leaders were “continuing down a path of denial”.
“Extremist radical Islam is a serious problem …We all have responsibilities to make Australia safe,” he said….
“I won’t cop the excuses,” he said.
“For those who want to stick their head in the sand, for those who want to make excuses for those who stick their head in the sand, you are not making Australia safer. You are giving people an excuse to look the other way and not deal with things right in front of you.
“If there are people in a religious community, an Islamic community, that are bringing in hateful, violent, extremist ideologies into your community, you’ve got to call it out.”
Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer