When we are seeking to better our country and political climate, it is never considered that we might be in danger. We in the West have not had to face political retaliation for many decades. Some countries have been free of political and religious violence for over a century.
Now, with the rise in Islamic terror, there is a new age dawning. We see the end of the desire for free speech. And if the government will not restrict speech some will take it upon themselves to get rid of the unwanted voices.
Australia is the latest victim.
A van reportedly filled with gas canisters was driven into the Australian Christian Lobby office in Canberra, in what appears to have been a car bombing attack.
Lyle Shelton, the Managing Director of the ACL, posted photos of the burned-out van on Twitter, and offered reassurances that all of his staffers were safe.
“Police contacted me and told me that someone has driven a white van into the carpark of our office and it has been loaded with gas cylinders and then it has been detonated,” Shelton told the Telegraph. He added that none of his staffers were in the building at the time of the explosion.
“We have had the normal trolls on social media and even had death threats sent to our Canberra office over the year but I am very concerned someone would do this,” he said. “It is a relief the building was unoccupied at the time and we are all very thankful our staff are all safe.”
Now, the obvious culprit would be Islamists, but this might be a rush to judgment. Who knows how many groups would like the ACL silenced. Many do not want a Christian influence on their government.
The driver did survive and is being treated. We may soon know what his motive was after all.