By Andrew Bolt ~
Yes, refugees from war zones can be traumatised. But is it fair to take the punt with the safety of Australians and bring them in? Take this shocking case of Buai Jal:
Mr Jal is a 22 year old citizen of South Sudan . Following a period spent in a refugee camp in Kenya, Mr Jal arrived in Australia, on 12 April 2006 (then aged 12 years old), on a Class XB Subclass 200 Refugee and Humanitarian (Permanent) visa..
Mr Jal has a significant criminal history which commenced as a juvenile less than 2 years after his arrival in Australia (on 12 April 2006) and comprises 26 offences committed as a juvenile and 22 offences committed as an adult. His convictions include several offences of violence, burglary and other property offences, attempting to pervert the course of justice, wilful damage and breaches of bail…
On 19 October 2012, Mr Jal was sentenced by the Midland Magistrates Court for:
- Assault occasioning bodily harm – 8 months imprisonment;
- Without lawful excuse trespassed on a place – 2 months imprisonment; and
- Wilfully and unlawfully destroy or damage property – 3 months imprisonment to be served concurrently.
On 11 June 2013, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the Department) decided not to cancel Mr Jal’s visa and instead issued him with a formal warning…
On 23 October 2014, Mr Jal was sentenced by the District Court of Western Australia to 16 months imprisonment for aggravated burglary and commit offence in dwelling and 6 months imprisonment for attempt to pervert justice, to be served concurrently. A few days later, on 27 October 2014, Mr Jal was sentenced by the Perth Magistrates Court, to 12 months imprisonment for assault occasioning bodily harm, 10 months’ imprisonment for aggravated burglary and commit offence in place, and 2 terms of 3 months imprisonment for respective convictions of stealing motor vehicle, with all terms of imprisonment imposed on this date to be served concurrently.
On 9 September 2015, Mr Jal’s visa was cancelled by the Minister under s 501(3A) of the Act…
The Tribunal acknowledges that Mr Jal had an unfortunate and traumatic upbringing and that he may have ongoing issues associated with that upbringing. However, as stated above, these mitigating factors were taken into account by the relevant judges in sentencing Mr Jal.
So he was treated leniently, and on the grounds that of course he was more likely to be a criminal, given his background.
Which raises again the question: so why let him in? Why expose Australians to this entirely foreseeable risk of danger?
GUESTS at a 16th birthday party in Aspendale were forced to cower when a group of gatecrashing youths smashed in windows and doors, showering them in glass.
The attack happened at the Glen St Reserve clubrooms on Parkview Drive, where about 180 people were celebrating at the party on Saturday night.
The party had been going for several hours when someone shut off the power at 9.30pm, plunging the rooms into darkness.
One of two security guards employed for the night went to investigate, when he was confronted by a group of 15 young men believed to be of African appearance.
He was knocked to the ground and kicked in the head and body.
The gatecrashers then smashed windows at the front and rear of the building while partygoers cowered inside.
Investigators have been told the victim and one friend then walked to another car on Robert Street a short distance from the party…
As they were walking along Mons Parade the pair heard a person yelling from behind them.
They have turned and saw [two men]. One man was armed with a knife and the two offenders threatened the victim and his friend…
One offender armed with a knife stabbed the victim a number of times to the chest, stomach and upper leg…
The two offenders are described as being African in appearance and aged in their early 20s.
And here are more people who were somehow let in – or are the children of people we let in:
TWO radical schoolboys allegedly on their way to behead an innocent victim with bayonets in Bankstown yesterday have links to Islamic State, police said this morning.
Police swooped on the 16-year-olds in a laneway behind a Bankstown mosque about midday, hours after the pair allegedly bought two bayonets at a gun shop…
In a bizarre twist, soon after the arrests radical Muslim preacher Junaid Thorne appeared in the street and demanded police tell him, “Where are my brothers?”
Thorne, 27, is a known political radical who spent four months in Goulburn’s Supermax jail last year for trying to evade counter-terrorism authorities by flying from Perth to Sydney using a false name…
One of the accused is linked on social media to another well-known political extremist, Wissam Haddad.
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.