Islamic State worse than Nazis, says Abbott

2015-09-03 07:59
Tony Abbott. (File: AFP)

Tony Abbott. (File: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Sydney - Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday Islamic State was worse than the Nazis during World War 2.

"The Nazis did terrible evil but they had sufficient sense of shame to try and hide it. These people boast about their evil. This is the extraordinary thing," Abbott told conservative radio host Alan Jones on Sydney's Radio 2GB.

"They act in the way medieval barbarians acted only they broadcast it to the world with an effrontery that is hard to credit and it just adds a further dimension to this evil."

Abbott said everything possible needed to be done to defeat the "unspeakable evil of the Daesh death cult".

His comments came as his government considers a request from the United States to expand Australia's contribution to the fight by joining aerial attacks on Islamic State positions in Syria.

Abbott said the decision will be made next week when Defence Minister Kevin Andrews returns from overseas.

Australia has in Iraq six F/A-18F Hornet fighter-bombers, refuelling and command aircraft and 300 army instructors training Iraqi troops.

Australia is part of coalition forces conducting airstrikes on Islamic State positions inside Iraq. The coalition includes the United States, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Coalition nations currently conducting airstrikes against Islamic State forces inside Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Read more on:    isis  |  nazis  |  tony abbott  |  australia

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.