A Bangladeshi student who plunged a knife into the neck of her Melbourne homestay host has pleaded guilty to engaging in a terrorist act in the name of violent jihad.
Momena Shoma, 25, entered the plea to a single charge during a brief Victorian Supreme Court hearing on Thursday.
The diminutive woman came to Australia under the guise of a student visa and had been in Australia a week when she allegedly took a 25cm kitchen knife to Roger Singaravelu’s neck as he dozed beside his five-year-old daughter.
By her plea, Shoma admitted the act at the Mill Park house last February was done with the intention of “advancing a political, religious or ideological cause, namely violent jihad”.
It was also done to coerce, or influence by intimidating, the government or the public, or both. …
Shoma told police Islamic State had been encouraging women to carry out jihadist attacks in the West and most of her interaction with the group was via Facebook.
“I just felt obligated, and it was like a burden on me. Yeah, I just had to do it.“
Yes, but would she vote for the Labor Party?
The disgust is at the system that lauds Islam as a religion of peace, ignores the evidence about Islam, and lets in such people without vetting. A rather conspicuous lack of due diligence coupled with political self-interest, at the expense of the rest of us.
hat-tip Stephen Neil