The official position of the authorities in response to a man shouting, "Allahu Akbar" and attacking people is "mental illness".
I believe the official diagnosis is xenophobia.
A blood-soaked man screaming 'Allahu Akbar' has gone on a rampage with a butcher's knife through central Sydney - allegedly killing a 21-year-old woman inside a unit and stabbing another in the back at a nearby pub.
The dead woman was found inside a King Street apartment, allegedly with her throat slit, after the knifeman was subdued by heroic bystanders about 2pm using chairs and a milk crate in Wynyard Street after he attempted to stab multiple people.
They do not believe the incident is terror-related, and said the alleged attacker did not have links to any terrorist organisations - despite witnesses reporting the attacker was muttering religious slogans including 'Allahu Akbar'.
A Muslim terrorist ran around attacking people while shouting, "Allahu Akbar". And his thumb drive contained a motivation for the attack.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said however they found information on the man including a USB stick 'suggesting he had some ideologies related to terrorism'.
The thumb drive allegedly also referenced mass shootings in New Zealand and the USA - including March's Christchurch terror attack.
It's okay. Let's stick to mental illness.
9 out of 10 articles on the attack don't bother to mention the attacker's origins.
Ney grew up in a brick home in Marayong, near Blacktown in Sydney's west, the middle of three siblings and the son of Turkish-Cypriot parents.
'He was not much of a talker,' said Reen Elomari, who went to primary school with Ney at Marayong Public.
Another man who went to high school with Ney told Daily Mail Australia his former classmate recently converted to Islam, and had been posting about his newfound religion on social media.
Again, clearly mental illness.
New vision shows the moment alleged Sydney stabber Mert Ney was taken away by police.
In it, the accused knifeman can be seen in the back of a police van saying: "Allahu Akbar he will protect me".
No, but the authorities and the media will.