/ 18 April 2024

A devastated dad speaks up

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

The father of the 16yo Wakeley terror attack accused says his son showed no signs of being radicalised. Muslim community leader/lawyer Gamel Kheir spoke on behalf of the teen’s father yesterday, saying the boy was increasingly “disobedient”, but “there was nothing he could see that he had gone that far down”. The teenager allegedly stabbed 3 people at the Christ The Good Shepherd Church in Sydney’s southwest on Monday night – he hasn’t been charged yet and remains in hospital under guard. Police yesterday charged a 19yo in relation to the riot that broke out after the attack, in which two police officers were injured and dozens of police cars damaged. And on Sydney’s other major stabbing attack – Bondi Junction Westfield will reopen today. No retailers are opening their doors and there will be increased security – the idea is to allow for “community reflection”. 

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