Mackay resident stalked by woman in 'Muslim attire'

A woman wearing Muslim attire allegedly attempted to coax a Mackay resident into her car
A woman wearing Muslim attire allegedly attempted to coax a Mackay resident into her car

MEMBERS of a Mackay prayer group called police after a woman in "Muslim attire" allegedly tried to coax one of them into a car.

Margaret Airoldi of Mackay Region Safe Communities, and also a member of the Padre Pio group in Farleigh was concerned enough that she also called Crimestoppers to report the incident, which she says happened in Mackay, near the post office in Sydney St.

She also contacted The Daily Mercury, and said: "A strange thing happened with a member of our prayer group".

"A woman dressed in Muslim attire just kept driving along beside her slowly and asking her to get in the car. My friend ended up getting really cross about it, and when she eventually got to the post office, she went inside, when she came out that same car was just trolling slowly around the block.

"We didn't think much about it until someone sent us the Isis newsletter number nine, which details ways to attack people, so we contacted Crimestoppers."

A police spokesperson responded with a statement: "While the National Terrorism Threat Level is at 'probable', there is no known specific threat to Queensland.

"That said, Queenslanders are encouraged to remain vigilant but should go about their daily lives and routines as usual.

"Anyone who sees anything suspicious should contact the National Security Hotline on 1800 123 400, Policelink on 131 444 or triple zero (000) in an emergency."

The latest edition of a Jihadi propaganda magazine, Rumiyah, features a section on tactics.

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