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Stories about "terrorism":
Vince Kean, Murwillumbah. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and has feathers like a duck, it’s a duck. There seems to be some serious reluctance to characterise mass murder events in the USA as terrorist attacks.
The man booted off a Tigerair flight from Melbourne to the Gold Coast last Saturday for doodling the word ‘Terrorismadeup’ on his notepad has told The Echo of his experiences.
How serious a threat is terrorism to Australians? We devote billions of taxpayer dollars to it, impose economic costs on ourselves and our industries and sacrifice some of our most basic freedoms for it. So it must be a huge threat to Australia, correct?
Canberra's response to revelations that Australian citizens have gone to fight for the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq follows the same pattern of state fear-mongering used after 9/11 by Western governments in order to boost military spending and introduce draconian surveillance powers.