[fusion_text]Written by: Justin Sibley Published: 27 January 2015
[dropcap color=”” boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”0px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]he Four Corners program recently aired an interesting documentary on Farhad Jabar, who murdered a unsworn member of the NSW Police Service in Parramatta. The underlying theme of the documentary, is the involvement of conspirators from earlier plots (spanning back to Operation Pendennis). What the program does not do, is talk about the potential alienation caused by the involvement of law enforcement and security forces around the world, who have unwittingly encouraged individuals to develop their dislike for the West. Similar mistakes may be occurring again, through the unrelenting focus and suspicion levelled against individuals involved in the conflict in Syria, attempting to overthrow President Bashar al Assad. Policies such as legislation targeting Foreign Fighters, and simplistic approaches to terrorism financing investigations, do little to help prevent a new generation of would-be terrorists. A more balanced discussion of the issues is needed, including an understanding of the peculiar role that Syria plays for Lebanese Australians in particular.
To watch the full program, please visit: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2015/11/23/4355252.htm[/fusion_text]