Days after Belgium suffered tragedy Prime Minister Turnbull offends the nation by saying what happened was a perfect storm and he refuses to apologise to the nation. The Prime Minister on Lateline said ““everything I said was carefully checked by my security advisers”.
”My job as Prime Minister of Australia is to explain these events to Australians and in particular to explain the context,”
The Prime Minister said that what happened in Brussels was a perfect storm because of the “failed or neglected” integration of migrants and the return foreign fighters. Turnbull also stated that the security agencies in Europe were struggling to keep up with the influx of refugees.
The Prime Minister also quoted France’s former head of domestic intelligence who said a favourable ecosystem for an Islamist milieu had been created in Europe.
The Belgian Ambassador to Australia has said that Mr Turnbull’s comments are dangerous as they play into ISIS’ hands. He said ISIS wants people to make a link between refugees and terrorism.
“Our Prime Minister during his first press conference yesterday, actually asked for solidarity, and asked for people not to blame one community,” commented the Belgian Ambassador