A concerned mayor has spoken out against Waleed Aly after speaking out against the repatriation of ISIS brides and their children from war-torn Syrians to his community in western Sydney.
Fairfield Mayor Frank Carbone criticized the government for making his region the “landfill” for resettled Islamic State families.
Mr Carbone explained that concerns had been raised by several members of his local community, many of whom were refugees themselves fleeing Syria to escape the terror group.
“I don’t think he (the Prime Minister) has taken into account the tens of thousands of refugees who have fled their homes, burned their homes in Syria, lost their loved ones, saw many of their families beheaded and burned, and came and resettled in western Sydney,” he said on the show.
He argued that Syrians who aided the Australian armed forces in the fight against ISIS terrorists “were more Australian citizens than anyone else” – before Waleed Aly intervened.
Legally they are not, Australian citizens are a different category. We have obligations to Australian citizens that we do not have to refugees,” Aly said.
Waleed Aly and Fairfield Mayor Frank Carbone fired at The Project over the repatriation of ISIS brides and their children from war-torn Syria to Western Sydney
Four women, all married to terrorists, and their 13 children landed in Sydney on Saturday after being removed from the al-Roj camp in Syria (pictured, a camp in Syria)
Carbone fired back, accusing the ISIS brides of committing treason under “Commonwealth Criminal Code section 80.”
“Treason is when you leave your country and help and support, it doesn’t matter if you bake a cake or scones and help ISIS, you are committing treason,” he said.
“Under that law, you can have your citizenship revoked.”
Aly replied, “You should judge them and then do that first, Frank, and that didn’t happen.”
‘You talk a lot about children here, in fact mainly about children. Would you leave children in camps abroad if they are Australian citizens?’ he asked.
Mr Carbone stuck to his stance and demanded that the Prime Minister “come to Western Sydney” to address the issue.
‘Why is it Western Sydney? Why is it Western Sydney when we have tens of thousands of people who have fled ISIS,” he said.
“Australia is a big country, they (ISIS families) don’t necessarily have to be in Western Sydney.”
A woman who was once married to an Islamic State fighter was spotted with her children after arriving at a McDonald’s in Sydney’s southwest (pictured)
Mr Carbone told Aly that many Fairfield residents who shared their concerns about families being repatriated were refugees who had fled Syria to escape the violence of Islamist terrorists (ISIS pictured)
The exchange came after Mr Carbone, Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun, and Campbelltown Mayor George Greiss appeared on Sunrise on Wednesday and said their outraged communities refused to be a “landfill” for people “turning their backs on their own lands.” had turned.”
Four women, all married to Islamic State fighters before they were killed in the war, and their 13 children landed in Sydney on October 29 after being rescued from the al-Roj refugee camp in Syria.
Dozens more are expected to follow in the coming weeks, many of whom claim they were tricked into leaving Australia by their terrorist husbands.
Mr Carbone and Mr Mannoun told TV presenter Natalie Barr in the morning that they had signed a joint letter asking Anthony Albanese to meet with them to discuss the resettlement of the latest recruits to their LGAs.
“The repatriated women and children are not to be resettled in south-west Sydney due to the high level of fear and concern of the communities fleeing the brutality of the Islamic State,” the letter read in part.
“Your government has listened to the views of the repatriated families, but has not taken the time to consult with the communities affected by this decision.”
Mayors Frank Carbone (left) and Ned Mannoun (right) told Sunrise host Natalie Barr on Wednesday that they had signed a joint letter asking Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to meet with them to discuss their LGAs’ latest acquisitions.
Mr Carbone said communities had told their mayors “loud and clear” how they felt about the wives and children of Islamic State fighters who moved next door to them.
“We have a very harmonious community here in western Sydney, people from all over the world, but it’s important that we get people who want to come back to us and be a part of us, instead of fighting us.” ‘, he said.
Mr Mannoun said the government has not approached any of the councils to flag plans regarding the repatriation of ISIS families.
“There’s a lot of anxiety in the community, people are very concerned about this, and if you don’t talk to us, how will we work together and do our job,” he said.