Ray Goodlass | Opinion, December 8, 2015

December 8 2015 - 8:00pm
Sovereign citizens the nation’s biggest threat
Sovereign citizens the nation’s biggest threat

LAST week my attention was taken by a leaked confidential NSW Police document broadcast by the ABC’s 7.30 which identified anti-government extremists known as “sovereign citizens” as a potential terrorism threat in Australia. Though of course terrorist threats from groups such as IS or Al Qaeda are a real danger the fact that “sovereign citizens” have attracted little tabloid media attention does tend to demonstrate that much anti-terrorist rhetoric is racially based, or the result of Islamophobia, when in fact all terrorist threats need to be seen in unblinkered perspective.

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