Death cult coming for us, says PM
ALL that is needed for terrorism these days is a knife, a camera phone, a flag and a victim.
Those were the chilling words from Prime Minister Tony Abbott who spoke in the aftermath of three terrorism attacks across the globe.
He said those items were all that was needed to carry out a terrorist attack in France.
Authorities found a severed head hanging from a fence near a US-owned factory in France over the weekend. The head was hanging with two flags or banners.
In Tunisia, three gunman opened fire on beachgoers at an oceanfront, killing at least 38 people. About 25 people died in a separate attack when a suicide bomber blasted a Mosque in Kuwait.
"This illustrates, yet again, that as far as the Daesh death cult is concerned, it is coming after us," Mr Abbott said.
"We may not always feel that we are at war with them, but they certainly think that they are at war with us."
Mr Abbott said the lifting of Australia's terrorist threat level from medium to high last September meant attacks were likely.
He said there were people with the intention and the capability of carrying out attacks in Australia.
Mr Abbott said the Australian Government was not considering more domestic measures following the weekend's attacks.
But he confirmed the legislation before Parliament to strip citizenship from terrorist who were dual-nationals would not render people stateless.
He said the proposed changes would be for dual national terrorist - not those who had only Australia citizenship.
"About half of the Australians who have gone abroad to fight with the death cult are dual nationals but about half of them have only Australian citizenship," he said.
"The legislation that is before the Parliament now obviously gives us a way of now saying to dual nationals, 'you are never coming back'."
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten did not make a stance on this proposal. He said they had not seen the latest scheme but would consider it.