The Knives of Jihad By John Steele
Good work Aussie Security guys for stopping the jihadists gassing a plane, which may have crashed into a city. However, mass immigration has potentially made the West into the next battle field, and it is only a matter of time before some catastrophe like that, or worse, happens.
An example of this “battleground Australia” is seen in the incident involving Islamist Numan Haider, who had been identified by ASIO as a national security risk. He was interviewed by two Victorian police, who almost died from the incident. Here is the account given by The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/national-security/it-was-him-or-my-partner-when-cop-knew-he-had-to-kill-jihadist/news-story/f16cb379b6f1d774e27aa3b54c9d97a2
“As they walked towards Haider, who had agreed to meet police, the Victoria Police officer, who legally can be known only as Officer A, sensed something was wrong.
Although the teenager was not showing any of the typical signals police are trained to look for, there was something about the way he was carrying one arm. They shook hands and Officer A asked Haider if he could be searched. Haider said: “No worries.”
His AFP colleague, who can be known only as Officer B, had walked around to the side of the car in which Haider had arrived, to make sure that there was no one else inside as Officer A began the search.
Before he had time to react, Haider pulled an 8cm knife from his inside-right pocket and thrust it into Officer A’s arm, severing two nerves.
The officer fell to the ground, the body and brain working against each other, as he fended off further attacks.
One of the officers had instinctively yelled “knife” as the ordeal unfolded.
As Officer A hit the deck, Haider calmly walked past him and walked towards Officer B, who had only just looked up to see a knife coming towards him.
It is unclear where the first entry was made, but it was severe enough for Officer B to suffer auditory and psychological failure, rolling into a ball on the ground to protect himself.
His training had conditioned him to reach for his gun, which had become jammed in its holster. He was being repeatedly stabbed: in the side of the head, in the shoulder and in the abdomen, piercing his liver.
Haider wasn’t rushing. He was methodical. As Officer B looked up, he could see Haider over him. It was then he thought that the teenager was going to chop his head off.
Having pulled himself up, Officer A had only seconds to react as he saw Haider in the final stages of his assault.
Haider had turned his attention to Officer B’s head, bending down with a black Shahada flag hanging from his pocket.
Officer A could hear the grunts of heavy breathing consistent with a stabbing attack.
Officer A issued a challenge: “Get off him.”
As the coronial inquiry yesterday found, he was then faced with the ultimate choice. The life of his officer mate, or that of Haider.
With only several centimetres separating Officer B and Haider’s head, due to the line of sight, Officer A squeezed the trigger of his Smith and Wesson, firing a single bullet through the top of Haider’s forehead, killing him instantly.
Officer B heard and saw the sound of a gunshot and a muzzle flash, then the thud as Haider hit the ground.
That single shot brought to an end Australia’s first Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack outside a dimly lit police station on a cold Melbourne night.
It lasted all of 53 seconds.”
Actually, it will last longer than that as all soldiers who have killed enemies know; the memories of fleeting faces come back in restless sleeps. These officers though nearly lost their lives. Vietnam still haunts me.
Far be it for me to be critical, and that is not my intention. Clearly, when confronting dangerous jihadists, it is necessary to be able to clear one’s gun without it getting stuck in a holster. This must not happen. Administration have to ensure that correct holsters are supplied: they do it in America. In the future police must be on the alert for such attacks and will need to conduct more thorough searches of suspects.