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Man sought over 'deliberately-lit fire' at East Ivanhoe (first photofit of Australian fire suspect)
news.com.au ^ | 12th February 2009

Posted on 02/12/2009 3:42:08 AM PST by naturalman1975

POLICE have released an image of a man sought for questioning over a scrub fire that threatened houses at East Ivanhoe, in Melbourne's northeast.

Up to 50 Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) officers fought the three hectare blaze blaze in scrub that began in the Yarra Flats at East Ivanhoe about 3pm (AEDT), police said.

It's believed the fire was deliberately lit and police are investigating.


(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: arson; australia; bushfire; fire; fires; ropalert; tm
This person is a suspect in a relatively minor fire - but it is the first image of a suspect released so far.
1 posted on 02/12/2009 3:42:08 AM PST by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

looks like he knows in what direction mecca lies


2 posted on 02/12/2009 3:44:19 AM PST by usshadley (crying racism--the new "last refuge of the scoundrel")
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To: usshadley

Hard to say. He looks a bit native Australian.


3 posted on 02/12/2009 3:48:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: usshadley

I don’t know, looks Amish to me.


4 posted on 02/12/2009 3:48:20 AM PST by dforest
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To: naturalman1975

Does Australia still have issues with the Aboriginals? Is there any running separatist movement there, or are they provided the American/ Canadian equivalent of Indian Reserves and First Nations?


5 posted on 02/12/2009 3:50:50 AM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: cripplecreek

Well ya gots to know the natives may have a bone to pick with other Australians.
I mean they did to the aborigonees what we did to the American Indians, tried to wipe them out.


6 posted on 02/12/2009 3:54:09 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

No real separatist movement but there are certainly issues. The most radical of the indigenous movements want a treaty, but really most just want access to a decent standard of living and realise the best way to get that is to work with other Australians to resolve the problems that still exist and to find solutions.

As an Australian, I have to say this photofit does not, in my view, particularly resemble an Australian aboriginal.


7 posted on 02/12/2009 4:10:15 AM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

bump


8 posted on 02/12/2009 4:14:36 AM PST by Freedom Dignity n Honor (There are permanent moral truths.)
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To: naturalman1975

I’m just going by the nose and eyes for my opinion on him being a native (possibly mixed race) but it is only a composite drawing.


9 posted on 02/12/2009 4:23:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, I too was thinking in those lines, especially the sunken nostrils.


10 posted on 02/12/2009 4:30:44 AM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: Joe Boucher
How can we dance when the Earth is turning?
How do we sleep while our beds are burning?

Maybe the kid took Midnight Oil too seriously.

11 posted on 02/12/2009 4:35:34 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: cripplecreek
Have to say; he looks more 'Mid-Easr than Aussie/or Aboriginal. . .(cheekbones, for one; et of eyes. . .) There has already been speculation, of course, as to murderous perps here becaue of earlier warnings. Am only wondering if the PC in Australia; will be as contained as it is here.

(Don't think so. . .)

12 posted on 02/12/2009 4:39:17 AM PST by cricket (America's Freedom Rings! Thank You ~ U..S.A. Military~/)
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To: rabidralph

Dang.....brutal....he should have just followed in Peter Garrett’s footsteps and become a lawyer and a member of the Australian House of Representatives....


13 posted on 02/12/2009 4:40:02 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: usshadley

Looks like this belongs on the religion of peace (ROP) ping.


14 posted on 02/12/2009 4:47:56 AM PST by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: naturalman1975
What Australia's fightighter's union's been up to apparently...

Australia urged to act on climate

15 posted on 02/12/2009 4:51:01 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: naturalman1975; Fred Nerks

Think the perp might be muslim? It’s not too far-fethched an idea given all the problems they have been causing recently.


16 posted on 02/12/2009 4:59:27 AM PST by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: usshadley

Islam group urges forest fire jihad

* Josh Gordon
* September 7, 2008

AUSTRALIA has been singled out as a target for “forest jihad” by a group of Islamic extremists urging Muslims to deliberately light bushfires as a weapon of terror.

US intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website calling on Muslims in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to “start forest fires”, claiming “scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels’ forests when they do the same to our lands”.

http://www.theage.com.au/national/islam-group-urges-forest-fire-jihad-20080906-4b53.html?page=-1


17 posted on 02/12/2009 5:00:47 AM PST by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: Liberty Ship

Wow - look at my post above yours. Thanks for the link!!


18 posted on 02/12/2009 5:02:59 AM PST by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: Liberty Ship

Meanwhile, the fighterfighter’s union is siding with the enviroweenies....


19 posted on 02/12/2009 5:04:14 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, he sure “doesn’t look like the guys on the dollar bills.”


20 posted on 02/12/2009 5:05:36 AM PST by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: Liberty Ship
Wow, great link.

Interesting bit at the end:

But starting bushfires was still often regarded as less effective than other operations because governments could easily deny terrorism as the cause.

21 posted on 02/12/2009 5:28:03 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

He doesn’t look aboriginal much, more like Indonesian.


22 posted on 02/12/2009 6:53:16 AM PST by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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To: naturalman1975

Indonesian?


23 posted on 02/12/2009 6:53:46 AM PST by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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