Letters

Terrorists by any other name

Ed,
The Belgian lawyer of the Paris “terrorist” charged with the Paris attack has described him as “having the intelligence of an empty ashtray”.
A man charged with complicity in the murder of Curtis Cheng gives an ISIS salute in a Sydney court. A 16 year old tries to buy a gun from an undercover police officer in the lead-up to ANZAC Day. I really don’t think any of these people should be charged with a terrorism related offense.
Rather, there needs to be new indictable offense of “Criminal Stupidity” with the same penalties attached. These people just aren’t bright enough to even qualify as “terrorists”.
Ian Saunders, Maclean

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