If an Islamist view of the world teaches there is no distinction between Israelis and Jews, it makes sense that such individuals might target Australian Jewish neighbourhoods. If Israelis are the enemy, Jews also are the enemy. So these horrors compound and reverberate here, on our streets.
The mind boggles how, after more than two decades of draconian laws and an outsizes focus on homegrown terror, NSW police have been unable to identify those chanting “Gas the Jews” at the heart of our biggest city.
There is so much that is unspeakable about the horrors flashing across our screens. There is something unhealthy about news outlets’ seemingly endless live updates and the garbled hot takes of every person who, fresh from commenting on epidemiology, now suddenly has a PhD in Middle East politics.