Melbourne right-wing extremist convicted of terrorism charges

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  1. Roswell Crash Survivor

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    Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/phillip-galea-jury-verdict-plot-to-blow-up-buildings/11755432

     
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    Galea's conviction was welcomed by Adel Salman, the vice-president of the Islamic Council of Victoria, who said he was worried about a "growing tide of far-right extremism, nationalist extremism".

    Mr Salman said many in Australia's Muslim communities were concerned that the threat of far-right extremism had not been taken seriously enough.

    "Given the size of the problem I think we need to see more ongoing focus on this and we're hoping that the security services are doing that," Mr Salman said.
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    Thank you Mr Salman, indeed it's a great opportunity to recap & reminisce last 10 years of terrorism and terrorism incident planning in Australia. (dead/injured)
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    "Only Muslims can be terrorists"
    Are you upset he got held to account and wasn't able to enact his plans?
     
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    I believe @jultorsk is upset that Salman is describing a tidal wave of right-wing extremism when, in fact, it is at most a single-digit list of nutters with mental illness. Meanwhile, we are told not to be 'Islamaphobic" when it seems every month there is another Jihadi slashing innocents in the CBD. Who let these violent extremists into the country?
     
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    It all started with this tool back in early 70's.

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    Wow. they finally found the one "right wing Extremist" that exists in Australia.

    "Right wing extremist" is not an actual descriptor of an actual group of people, it's a post-modernist slogan that they use to describe anyone that they disagree with.
     
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    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019...lty-to-attack-pregnant-islamic-woman/11770716

    Funny, just found another. Sweeping right wing extremism under the rug is the same crime levelled at Muslim apologists for terrorist attacks. The fact is hate has no creed and is universal amongst individuals that have no value for others besides themselves.
     
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    Hear Hear!
     
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    What makes you assume that he is "right wing"? There is nothing mentioned about his political views in the article. the political Left are far more racist than the political right, the left judge everybody by their skin colour. Where is there anything whatsoever in that article about "right wing extremism"? Sounds like you are making things up to fit your biases.
     
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    I guess his headstomp was part of a recruitment drive for the local LGBT chapter of the Greens Party in your opinion? Still continuing to skirt around the issue though. Right wingers can't admit they have extremists, left wingers can't admit they have extremists, and that leaves the rest of us scratching our heads thinking how the world is so fucked up. Mr Galea has learnt an important lesson about the long arm of the law in Australia, and I hope anyone that shares his sentiments also end up in jail. no one left right or upside down has the right to resort to violence to fulfill their crooked world view or gore fetishes.
     
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    He told the court the plan uncovered by police was "fake" and was designed to root out a "dog" informer who Mr Galea believed had infiltrated the right-wing group Reclaim Australia, which he was part of in 2014.
     
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    He's referring to my linked article where he is correct there is no reference to right wing extremism but doesn't take a PhD to work out that lefties don't typically bash minorities but Nazis do
     
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    the closest organisation to the Nazis in terms of racial intolerance, bashing and assault on minorities and violent persecution of religious groups is Antifa. And they are the foot soldiers of the left. So if you are going to throw the Nazi word around the radical left epitomise their violent suppression agenda more closely than any conservative group. And they are proud of it.
     
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    Agree re antifa but average bloke identifies nazi with facism and right wing extremism. Word games still don't matter and never will. The idiot in Sydney was dumb enough to refuse legal counsel, so here's hoping he gets a taste of headstomping during his long prison sentence.
     
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    It’s funny though, Antifa are rigidly run according to the right wing fascist handbook, they ape the Brown Shirts fascists and then call themselves “anti-fascists” which is straight out of the Critical Theory handbook. Lie about everything to sow confusion.

    I agree, word games don’t matter - To Conservatives. But to the radical Left word games are everything, word games and taking control of the language and policing speech and though is the foundation of their ideology.

    I am of course referring to the radical left, not your average member of the “compassionate left”.
     
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    This is the ABC report, and it lays it out in very black and white terms it seems to me. This fellow was planning violence towards "leftists" and "muslims", which pretty much leaves him in the "right wing, racist" camp.

    So in the article, the Islamic Council are fearful of a rising rightwing extremist movement, which mirrors the same fear on the other side of the fence.

    It looks like more fear and ignorance fed by idiot politicians and irresponsible "news" outlets to my tired, old eyes.

     
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    Nicely put.

    It's a good distinction I think. At times I've thrown 100 million dead from Stalin, Mao arguments down at a dinner party discussion when perhaps that distinction might have been a better approach! lol.

    Now I think I'll claim a "compassionate, left-wing conservative" label!

    ;)
     
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    Far-right United Patriot Front did a pretty good job of mimicking Nazis.

    So do individuals I know who support Pauline Hanson and those other ratbag Qld national-socialists like Fraser Anning stoking riots and violence against non-whites.

    Left-wingers can't be described as Nazis, their behaviour may be similar at times but it's a different political ethos.
     
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    That's abhorrent and inexcusable violence which should be condemned and will be punished as the law deems right and just; but it's not an act of terrorism, though. I thought the topic in this thread was terrorism incidents and planning of acts of terrorism in Australia. The fact remains the overwhelming majority of planned and completed acts of terrorism in Australia with fatalities and injured individuals have been committed by islamists, jihadists or Daesh sympathisers (in short, "members of vulnerable minorities").

    Appropos the Antifa history is very interesting.
    - The first organization known as Antifa, Antifaschistische Aktion, was established by the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) based on the principle of a Communist front
    - The KPD did not view "fascism" as a specific political movement, but primarily as the final stage of capitalism, and "anti-fascism" was therefore synonymous with anti-capitalism. Throughout the Weimar era the KPD regarded the centre-left Social Democratic Party(SPD) as its main adversary; the KPD considered the SPD to be "social fascists" based on a theory proclaimed by Stalin and supported by the Comintern in the early 1930s, according to which social democracy was a variant of fascism, and even more dangerous and insidious than open fascism
    - Occasionally the Communist Party cooperated with the Nazis in attacking the social democrats, and both sought to destroy the liberal democracy of the Weimar Republic.
    - In 1929 the KPD's paramilitary organisation, the Roter Frontkämpferbund ("Alliance of Red Front-Fighters"), an effective predecessor of the later Antifaschistische Aktion, had been banned as extremist by the governing social democrats.
    - During the Cold War "Antifascism" in East Germany generally meant the struggle against the western world and NATO in general, and against the western-backed Federal Republic of Germany and its main ally the United States in particular, which were seen as the main fascist forces in the world by the East German communist party.
    - In East Germany the anti-Zionist struggle was seen as an important part of the anti-fascist struggle, and Israel was regarded by the East German regime as a "fascist state" alongside the United States and West Germany

    Today, Antifa in Australia seems to be advocating firmly anti-democratic policies, abolishment of private property rights and calling for action towards rule of the mob.

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    Well he wasn't wrong about the phone tapping.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10...ed-phillip-galea-begins-in-melbourne/11578380
     
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