A random beheading—that’s what’s believed to have been prevented by Australian security by arrests on Wednesday. The Independent reported that 15 people were arrested, with one charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was quoted by the Independent as singling out an Australian who is apparently a senior ISIS member as the one giving orders for the attack. The New South Wales Police Force posted on Facebook that one person was charged “with possessing ammunition without license and unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon.”
Abbott, in a separate interview to the Sunrise program on Seven Network that was posted to his website, said the Australian ISIS operative was in Syria. “Because we believed that a demonstration execution was likely quickly, we acted as we did to disrupt this particular network,” said Abbott.
Abbott further told Seven Network that the Parliament House in Australia is also a target, with “chatter” about attacks on the Australian government having been out there for “some time.”
Abbott said the Australian Federal Police has been tasked with security of the Parliament building following a review from roughly a week ago.
Concerns about ISIS attacks outside the Middle East have been posed for a while, but it apparently is now a reality.
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, September 18, 2014)