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September 18, 2014

Australia Arrests 15 Alleged IS Terrorists, Claiming They Planned to Kidnap Citizens and Publicly Behead Them

Helter Skelter.

Police said the planned attack was to be "random." The killers were to behead a victim and then drape the body in the black Islamic State flag, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The Associated Press reported 800 officers raided more than a dozen locations in Sydney, Brisbane and Logan.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says this is "not just suspicion."

"Direct exhortations were coming from an Australian who is apparently quite senior in [the Islamic State] to networks of support back in Australia to conduct demonstration killings here in this country," Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said at a press conference, as the BBC reported. "So this is not just suspicion, this is intent and that's why the police and security agencies decided to act in the way they have."

There's actually a lot more there. A Christian school -- which contained "Maronite" in its name, and thus might suggest to Middle Easterners that it has some connection with the Christians in Lebanon -- was targeted with death threats, a nun reported.

Below, nightvision aerial footage of a raid on one address.


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