Concrete bollards, bag checks and vehicle blockers: Police beef up anti-terrorism security ahead of Anzac Day dawn march in Sydney

Concrete bollards, bag checks and vehicle blockers: Police beef up anti-terrorism security ahead of Anzac Day dawn march in Sydney, by Adam McCleery.

Beefed up security measures including crowd control, bag checks and new vehicle blockers will be deployed across Sydney for this year’s Anzac Day commemorations.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend Anzac Day events across the city on Wednesday, with NSW Counter Terrorism Minister David Elliott saying there is no specific threat and the measures are in place to ensure the community felt safe.

The words “Islam” and “Muslim” do not appear in the article, even though the ideology behind the feared attacks is Islam, and everyone knows it.

The situation the article deals with is, at its root, all about Islam and its unhappy presence in the west, with which it cannot (bar a complete recalibration), coexist. That’s the herd of elephants in the room, a herd that’s studiously avoided. This is an example the dishonest ‘journalism’ we see such a lot from the western MSM today. Newspeak.

Robert Spencer:

Concrete bollards, bag checks and vehicle blockers — why is all this necessary? Because of the possibility that some Muslims might try to carry out a jihad massacre. But don’t Sydney authorities know that it’s a Religion of Peace and only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise? How dare they suggest that there is a problem with jihad terrorism — even as, of course, they refuse to name it or identify the source of the threat in any way? They need “Islamophobia” reeducation, pronto.

Bollards and wind turbines are signs of the modern times, but also signs of the inability of our current generation of leaders.