By KIM VUGA & BIANCA BARDEN
June 24 2019
In an orchestrated and organised return, the children of Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf have been evacuated from Syria, with the ultimate destination being Australia.
“Repatriating these children was not a decision that the Australian Government made lightly”, the Prime Minister said.
“Australia’s national security and the safety of our personnel have always been our most important consideration in this matter”.
The operation was the end result of careful and strategic planning by the Australian Government.
Tara Nettleton, Karen Nettleton’s daughter, took the Sharrouf children to Syria in 2014 to join her husband Khaled while he participated actively with ISIS. Khaled had already been convicted of terror plots to bomb targets in both Sydney and Melbourne.
Khaled posted a picture of his eldest son holding a severed head of a Syrian official.
In the recent Federal Election, the coalition government, lead by Scott Morrison ran on a platform of protecting and looking after Australian citizens as his priority. Today he claimed that “children should not be punished for the crimes of their parents”.
Mr Morrison seems to be missing a fundamental point. These aren’t your everyday children. These are kids, who through their parents and their actions, have been witness to ungodly atrocities, including severed heads. They have been trained to use hardcore weapons.
Save the Children CEO Paul Ronalds claimed, “we know that the local community will rally around these woman and children and do everything possible to help them reintegrate into society”.
How? We can’t even deradicalize adult terrorists. No Australian parent in their right mind would want for their child to sit beside a child that has been taught how to behave according to the thinking of ISIS, and know how to use weapons at such a young age.
How much experience do our government agencies have in deradicalizing kids that have been brainwashed at such a young age to think and act like a terrorist?
When it comes to ISIS fighters wives, girlfriends and children wishing to return to Australia, we say NO. Many do not show any remorse or regret and aren’t phased by decapitated heads and bombs all around them because they have seen this as normal. Therein lies the problem.
Without a doubt, we will see a second generational wave of terorrists, in the offspring of Jihadi terrorists returning to our shores, that despite the best intentions of authorities will grow up conditioned that Islam comes first, whereby we will see the very text of the Quran played out on our own soil.
This is a risk Australia cannot afford.