With the wrongful arrest of Mohamed Nizamdeen boiling down to romantic revenge, I suggest we pause to reflect on our behaviour. Or the face of our true antagonist.
Highlighting domestic terrorism it over a larger, clearly more dangerous issue is why it continues to repeat. In 2018, sixty women are dead. Where’s our political exposure? Why are men not being told to dob in their own?
Mohamed Nizamdeen is a PhD student at UNSW. He was publically brought in under suspicion for enabling terrorism. The charges were dropped, and now his life is in tatters.
The news that police will soon be able to stop anyone at airports and ask for their ID was met with hideous criticism. However, the move seems to be grounded in logic.
With the AFP unable to find anything concrete in yesterday’s raids, we twist the narrative to fit our political station. However, this thinking sets a dangerous precedent.