A man reported to be a Muslim has used his car as a weapon to kill three people and leave over two dozen injured in Australia.
None of the press reports that I’ve seen mention that the Melbourne killer yelled “Allahu Ackbar” as he went about his business of running over people.
You have to go to Twitter to get the truth. After a press report, some Tweets that peel back the Aussie government’s blackout of the Muslim allegation are presented.
UPDATED WITH FIRST PHOTOS OF ALLEGED KILLER.
The driver who deliberately mowed down pedestrians in a busy Melbourne shopping mall – killing three, including a 10-year-old child, and injuring 29 others – was well-known to police and has a history of mental health and drug problems.
He was charged over a family violence incident less than a week ago.
The police chase through Melbourne’s Bourke St mall ended in gunfire on Friday, with police shooting the driver in the arm in front of shocked lunchtime shoppers. He is in hospital under police guard with non life-threatening injuries.
As well as the 10-year-old victim, police said a man and woman, both in their 30s, were killed. Several other children were among the casualties including a critically injured baby.
Another witness, Sian Bayliss, said the driver “was just driving in a really determined fashion, just in a straight line”.
“There was no hesitancy as he got to the crowds, he didn’t swerve, he just drove right through them.”
He said the footpath was full of people.
“I’ve got years of first-aid training so the moment I realised what had happened – as soon as the police had driven past and it was safe – I ran across to the other side to see who needed treatment.
“I got to [a] young man who has passed away – I don’t think there was anything we could have done for him.”
One young boy, aged about nine, had a bad abrasion to his head.
“There was just constant, high-pitched, panicked screaming, the terror in his eyes -he just looked straight at me while I was talking to his father and just… screaming. Out of control.”
Others had terrible injuries.
“You know, there was one lady who looked like she had had a fairly serious spinal injury. They were just holding her very, very still, and it felt like a long time. . But the response time was great, but every minute seems like an hour, so she was lying there waiting for what felt like a very long time.”
St Vincent’s Hospital said it was caring for three women in their 30s, two men in their 40s and a 31-year-old man. All are stable with severe injuries.
As well as the critically ill baby, the Royal Children’s Hospital is treating a two-year-old in a serious condition, a nine-year-old and a 23-year-old with limb injuries, and it is assessing a 12-year-old.
The Alfred is treating seven patients – two are critical but stable, two are seriously hurt and three are stable.
As I went through the Tweets at #Melbourne, I noticed that there were many denying any link to Islam or terrorism, preferring a mental illness/domestic violence explanation for the mass murder. These fuckwits also denounced any suggestion of Islamic motives as bigotry and racism.
These Tweets offer an on-the-ground look at events.
News.com.au offers more pictures and more details on the horrible day in Oz. That report is in depth, but given that the media in Oz must cover up Islam related crimes, there’s nothing in the story about the eyewitness reports that finger the killer as a Muslim. That’s just pathetic. They’re not fooling anyone but idiots. Whatever happened to “Honesty is the best policy?”