ACL reconstruction


The Canberra Times reports…

“ACT police have confirmed the van that exploded outside the Australian Christian Lobby offices in Canberra on Wednesday night was detonated by the driver but have ruled out political motivation as a reason.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Deputy Chief Police Commander Mark Walters said the driver appeared to have ignited gas cylinders inside the vehicle about 9.30pm.

The resulting explosion damaged the vehicle and building.

“As a result of our conversations with this man, we’ve been able to establish that his actions were not politically, religiously or ideologically motivated,” Mr Walters said.

He said the driver, a 35-year-old man from the ACT, walked with serious burn injuries to Canberra Hospital, where he was briefly interviewed by police before treatment continued.

An ACT Health spokeswoman confirmed the man was in a “critical condition”.

He was not previously known to police.

The driver is understood to have parked the van outside the ACL’s headquarters in Deakin before causing the explosion.

Mr Walters said the investigation was ongoing but could not confirm the ACL had been the target. Police said they had spoken to the man’s family but didn’t provide details of the conversation.

Earlier on Thursday morning, Australian Christian Lobby managing director Lyle Shelton said the incident was an attempt at political intimidation.

“I think something of this nature, that appears to be so deliberate, is an attack against the sort of things that we’ve been saying in the public square,” Mr Shelton told ABC radio.

He also suggested that rhetoric from “extreme left” politicians who had portrayed the ACL as a hate group motivated “unhinged” people to act violently.

When asked to respond to the police statement, Mr Shelton told Fairfax Media that the explosion came against a backdrop of abuse and death threats levelled at the ACL.

“It’s all very sensitive, we don’t know the motives of the person last night; we hope it’s not related,” Mr Shelton said.

“Obviously I respect what the police have to say. I’m not sure how they can know for sure.”

Mr Walters reassured the community that there was no concern for public safety.

“Police are conducting a thorough investigation and there is no threat to public safety.

“We want the Canberra community to go about their business today reassured that ACT Policing is working to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident,” he said.

The investigation would include previous threats to the ACL.

Police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6049560. Information can be provided anonymously.”


13 thoughts on “ACL reconstruction

  1. Disgusting. No class. This is a public forum and you just showed the world you’re a low-life scumbag. Show this joke to your wife and daughter Fatman.


  2. So a penguin is driving his car in the desert. All of sudden his car breaks down. Luckily, he’s pretty close to gas station. So he waddles behind his car and pushes it to the gas station. He asks the mechanic to take a look and find the problem. Mechanic tells him to come back in 30 minutes. So the penguin is getting hot being in the desert and all, and decides to find something to cool him off. He goes in the convenience store and buys some vanilla ice cream. He eats the ice cream and makes a big mess on his face. Finally he goes back to the mechanic to find out the problem. Mechanic says,” Looks like you blew a seal.” To which the penguin replies, “No, no. It’s just a little ice cream.”


    A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003, records obtained by The Associated Press show”

    And if a man wants to stop that he’s a racist.

    Franklin Graham will be leading prayer at the inauguration. Wish I could be there.


  4. No probs Bicko.
    You bias clearly clouds your judgement.
    But I will say that any group of people who teach their children to hate and live for the day that a nation is driven into the sea, and straps bombs to their kids, are unjust.


  5. Nah Q, we can’t have a conversation, your bias clearly clouds your judgement. But I will say any man who thinks he can take another mans house and land even though his family has lived there for generations at the point of a gun is unjust.

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  6. @Bicko
    Look at a map of the Middle East.
    Then look at human rights in the different countries.
    Read up on the hatred that Muslim kids are raised on, then we can have a conversation.

    It’s great that Trump will stand with Israel.

    Greg- I don’t know. Prob made a mistake on my iPhone.

    I’m not a pony. And I know lots of tricks.


  7. If Trump can restore the middle class then yes he would be a great president but to support Israel and it’s crimes is disappointing.


  8. In case you guys missed it, and you probably did, the black church burned and sprayed with “vote Trump” ? A black church member was arrested.
    Several other hoaxes have been exposed. Muslim women saying they were abused by Trump supporters etc.

    Not it’s Trump and Trump supporters being on the receiving end of hate. Beaten, spat on, his conventions being sabotaged by democrat operatives.
    Disgraceful. And he still won.

    Time will show him to be a great President. He’ll even fix the inner cities where murder and black on black crime are at higher levels when the Nobel Prize winning golf addict took office and promised hope but delivered racial strife, increasing black crime, and a return to Cold War situation with Russia.

    Hope has arrived.
    Stop the hate, quit reading malicious websites –
    Things are looking up for the first time in years!


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