1. Abdul Numan Haider shooting
There are reports that the 18-year-old man, Abdul Numan Haider who was shot dead outside a Melbourne Endeavour Hills police station planned to behead officers and post the images online.
According to Fairfax Media police believe the young man had intended to follow a statement given on social media by Islamic State and behead the officers, cover the bodies in an IS flag and then take photos to post via the Internet.
There are reports today that in his back pocket was a large IS flag.
Police say they had chosen to meet him outside the police station to avoid inflaming the situation.
The Australian reports that just days ago on his Facebook page he posted a pic of himself in military fatigues holding an Islamic State flag which a status that read “Let’s not put the focus on other things. The main message I’m sending with these statuses and photos is to the dogs of the Australian Federal Police and ASIO who are declaring war on Islam and Muslims.”
2. Obama urges world to defeat IS
In his annual address to the UN General Assembly US President Barack Obama has said that U.S. led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are necessary to stop the terrorist threats of the Islamic State and others
“The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.”
3. IS behead French hostage
An IS linked Algerian jihadist group who abducted a French tourist say they have killed him after France refused to end its airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq.
The group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah (Soldiers of the Caliphate) released a video titled “A Message with Blood to the French Government” that appears to show the beheading of 55-year-old Herve Gourdel a mountaineering guide from Nice.
4. Chloe Valentine inquest
She lived in a trash strewn rat infested house – known to be infamous for drunken violence and drug use.
How can a four-year old survive that?
An inquest into the death of Chloe Valentine has heard the first comment her mother made after her death was “I’m glad that’s all over so I can get pissed again”.
The Advertiser reports that Chloe’s mother Ashlee Polkinghorne was identified by Families SA as being a drug user who might put her child at risk.