Yesterday the story broke about three children who had been involved in a disturbing attack at their home in Broadmeadows, Melbourne  and today we hear that the man who allegedly conducted this attack, who is also being questioned over the murder of his suspected wife, is a former terror suspect.

Bassad Raad (34 years old) was arrested yesterday morning in relation to the alleged beating of three children, who suffered non-threatening injuries. Back in 2008 he was acquitted from one of Australia’s biggest terror trials. Raad was acquitted of financing and being a part of terrror group, Benbrika. He is the cousin of two suspects jailed over the plot and has relatives who are believed to have fled to Syria

The Herald Sun is reporting that family and neighbors had not seen Raad’s wife, Zaynab, in months and that the children had been asking where their mother was. Zaynab and Bassad Raad married after he was acquitted of terror charges.

The Herald Sun is also reporting that “a deceased woman, who police had been unable to identify since her body was discovered in Dallas on June 17, is Raad’s wife.”


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  • Sounds like a dangerous man.


  • Let’s hope he isn’t acquitted of any charges this time


  • I reckon he isn’t only a danger to his family, he is probably a danger to a lot of other people in Aust. He should receive a sentence for each child not just a total of what would normally apply for one. The sooner his wife is located the better.Sadly, I feel she probably met with foul play. Lock him up, then when he is ever released – I hope they never do -I feel his children won’t be safe if he is. No parole and no appeal allowed. If he isn’t an Aust. citizen deport him but don’t make the children go home with him.


  • Surely attacking children will be enough to lock him up for a long, long time. I hope he didn’t hurt his wife, but her disappearance points to something bad having happened to her.


  • So basically, he’s bad news and a danger to those kids.


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