Australia: “Experts” claim Muslim who slit woman’s throat and screamed “Allahu akbar” is not a terrorist

“People jump to that conclusion. But the people who very bravely responded were quick to point out they weren’t jumping to that conclusion, and it does look much more like a mental health come [sic] drugs problem come unhappy messed-up life, sad loner rather than somebody who was motivated by extremist ideas. The police will check it out very thoroughly.”

Yet he “had a USB full of terror propaganda.” Why do Australian authorities believe that if Mert Nay had mental health issues, he couldn’t be a jihadi? Why couldn’t a believing Muslim who has mental health problems try to cure himself by acting upon the Qur’an’s promise to “heal the hearts” of Muslims who wage jihad against non-Muslims? “Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the hearts of a believing people” (Qur’an 9:14-15).

The “experts” never consider questions of that kind. Perhaps they think that to do so would be “Islamophobic.” In any case, they confine their analysis to the most superficial level, which renders their conclusions worse than useless.

“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)

These “experts” are reminiscent of the imbecilic “terror expert” Max Abrahms, who insists that jihadis are “ignorant about Islam.”

“Experts say knifeman behind Sydney rampage was not a terrorist,” News.com.au, August 14, 2019:

The knifeman behind yesterday’s stabbing rampage had a USB full of terror propaganda, but he wasn’t a terrorist, experts say.

Mert Ney, 20, ran through the streets of the Sydney CBD yesterday afternoon wearing a balaclava and brandishing a knife after allegedly slashing the throat of a sex worker near Wynyard station.

He was apprehended by good Samaritans after earlier escaping from a mental health facility.

Ney, who has a long history of mental illness, spent Tuesday night under police guard at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick. He is yet to be charged but is facing murder charges as well as potential terrorism charges.

But police and experts say while the attack has all the hallmarks of terrorism, and the offender was carrying a thumb drive with terror propaganda, the offender is likely not a terrorist.

Deakin University terrorism expert Professor Greg Barton says he can see why people “jump to conclusions”.

“Yeah, it’s an understandable response and the fact that we have video of him yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’,” he told the Today show.

“People jump to that conclusion. But the people who very bravely responded were quick to point out they weren’t jumping to that conclusion, and it does look much more like a mental health come [sic] drugs problem come unhappy messed-up life, sad loner rather than somebody who was motivated by extremist ideas. The police will check it out very thoroughly.”

“What we appear to have is someone attempting suicide by police and they wanted to go out by a blaze of glory,” Prof Barton said.

“Apparently, there was reference to the Christchurch attack and other attacks, he may have been inspired to do something by what happened there.

“That doesn’t mean that he internalised those ideas.”

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller described Ney as a “lone actor” and said early inquiries found he may have held some concerning ideologies, but the incident was not terror related….

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