Category: terrorism

What is terrorism? The controversial label that is used and abused around the world – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia and it’s allies US and Israel support Al-Qaeda affiliates such as Al Nusra Front in Syria. We declare them terrorists any Australian caught sending them money will be jailed. So why does our government support terrorist groups while jailing Australians? (ODT)

“Until we start to broaden our understanding of what these movements are, we are going to continue to play whack-a-mole, which is what we have been doing for years.”

 

Significant terror attacks on Australian soil:

  • September 1972 — Croatian separatists were believed responsible for bombing a Yugoslav agency in Sydney’s Haymarket injuring 16
  • February 1978 — A bomb targeting a government meeting at the Sydney Hilton Hotel left three dead and 11 injured
  • December 1980 — An attack claimed by the Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide took the lives of the Turkish Consul General and his secretary, while a bomb targeting the Melbourne Turkish Consulate in 1986 killed only the bomber
  • 1980-1985 — A series of attacks on officials associated with the Family Court of Australia left four dead
  • 1980’s — Targeted bombings and attacks on the Asian population of WA were carried out for more than a decade by neo-Nazi group The Australian National Movement
  • July 2001 — An anti-abortion attack on a clinic in Melbourne left one man dead
  • December 2014 — The Lindt Cafe siege left three dead, including the perpetrator, and four injured
  • 2014-2018 — A series of Islamic motivated shootings and stabbings have claimed three innocent lives and injured 10
  • In the GTI’s ranking of countries most impacted by terrorism, the US came in at number 32 and Australia 65.
  • “Defining a group as a terrorist organisation is an intrinsically political act,” said Charles Lister, the Middle East Institute’s director of extremism and counterterrorism, told the ABC.

via What is terrorism? The controversial label that is used and abused around the world – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Woman charged with terrorism after alleged ‘Islamic State’ stabbing

Australian Federal Police Acting Deputy Commissioner National Security Ian McCartney (Left) and Victoria Police acting ...

Asked why police suspected that was the case, he said: “We know things like Inspire Magazine and some of the online publications of both al-Qaeda and ISIS can be a source of inspiration.”

 

“When that radicalisation occurred is the subject and real focus of the investigation,” he said.

The case highlighted “that the threat in relation to terrorism in Australia is real and ongoing”.

This sounds very much like a definitive political and irresponsible statement by the police rather than an investigative one. The trial seems to have run it’s course. If Penthouse magazines were found in Robert Doyle’s garage would that make him a predator guilty of sexual assault? Why are the police being so public and wait till Dutton and Andrew Bolt gets hold of this one?   (Old Dog)

via Woman charged with terrorism after alleged ‘Islamic State’ stabbing

Radical White Terrorists committed Most 2017 Killings in US

Radical White Terrorists committed Most 2017 Killings in US

 

In 2017, 53 percent of domestic extremist-related killings were perpetrated by white supremacists, while in the period between 2008 and 2017 it was 71 percent. The report warns that the “alt-right” movement’s jump from the internet to the physical world raises “the likely possibility of more such violent acts in the future.”

via Radical White Terrorists committed Most 2017 Killings in US

‘I thought I was in 007’: Terror plot accused said he was approached by ASIO

Ali Khalif Shire Ali tells a gathering that ASIO organised a meeting with him at the Werribee Nando's outlet.

The man who allegedly planned to commit mass murder on New Year’s Eve once claimed he had been approached by ASIO to spy on terror plotters.

Ali Khalif Shire Ali told a forum that ASIO attempted to recruit him because they suspected he knew Farhad Jabar, the 15-year-old boy who shot dead a police employee in Parramatta, and other extremists.

‘I thought I was in 007’: Terror plot accused said he was approached by ASIO

Why The Government Can’t Bring Terrorism Charges In Charlottesville : NPR

“And the third is, this is an act of domestic terror, which isn’t itself a crime,” he noted. In short, the government can’t file a criminal charge of domestic terrorism, but so defining the incident does allow it to investigate not only an individual suspect, but also any group the suspect may be affiliated with.

Source: Why The Government Can’t Bring Terrorism Charges In Charlottesville : NPR

US seeks to ‘milk’ terrorism sponsor Saudi Arabia – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to RT — RT News

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As the US influence in the Middle East wanes, it increasingly associates itself with dictatorships like Saudi Arabia, whose “dark face” and “role in supporting terrorism is known to everyone in the region,” a high ranking Iranian Revolutionary Guard official told RT.

Source: US seeks to ‘milk’ terrorism sponsor Saudi Arabia – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to RT — RT News

Terror, Terror, Terror… But Let’s Not Politicise It Unless We Can Stick It To Labor! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Malcolm Turnbull was quick to wonder why that guy who committed the terrorist attack in Brighton was on parole… Now, we know it’s a “terrorist attack” because Khayre said that he was doing it for “ISIS and Al Qaeda” which some pedants have suggested was rather strange considering that there’s a major split between the…

Source: Terror, Terror, Terror… But Let’s Not Politicise It Unless We Can Stick It To Labor! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Quebec mosque attack suspect liked Trump, Israeli army, French far-right | The Electronic Intifada

Canadian prime minister condemns “terrorist” attack that killed 6 during evening prayers.

Source: Quebec mosque attack suspect liked Trump, Israeli army, French far-right | The Electronic Intifada

Melbourne terror plot: Extremist radicalised terrorism is a statistically enduring anomaly – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Better understanding the causes of social alienation is the key to solving the problem of domestic terrorism — not closing the gates on the alienated entirely, writes Christopher Elliott.

Source: Melbourne terror plot: Extremist radicalised terrorism is a statistically enduring anomaly – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

U.S. Peace Council returns from Syria: “It is not President Assad against his own people, it is President Assad and the Syrian people, all together, against outside mercenary forces, terror organisations, supported by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United States, and underneath it, Israel” | the real Syrian Free Press

The truth about Syria and what is happening in Syria is all here, in the video below, outlined and documented during this press briefing by the U.S. Peace Council (USPC).We cannot be sure how l…

Source: U.S. Peace Council returns from Syria: “It is not President Assad against his own people, it is President Assad and the Syrian people, all together, against outside mercenary forces, terror organisations, supported by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United States, and underneath it, Israel” | the real Syrian Free Press

Normandy church attack ‘symbolic’, attempt to ‘cultivate war between West & Islam’ — RT Op-Edge

The murder of a priest in a church in the Normandy region of northern France is very symbolic and is part of terrorists’ psychological warfare aimed at demonstrating nowhere is safe and creating a gap between Christians and Muslims, experts say.

Source: Normandy church attack ‘symbolic’, attempt to ‘cultivate war between West & Islam’ — RT Op-Edge

All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 94% that Aren’t | loonwatch.com

According to the official FBI database, only 6% of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil from 1980 to 2005 can be attributed to Muslims. This compared to 7% for Jews and 42% for Latinos. No, not all terr…

Source: All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 94% that Aren’t | loonwatch.com

US Mil. ‘Expert’ equates Muslim Veiling with ‘Passive Terrorism’; One woman has Questions for Him | Informed Comment

By Domenica Ghanem | (Foreign Policy in Focus) | – – The U.S. military apparently thinks Muslim women’s clothing choices …

Source: US Mil. ‘Expert’ equates Muslim Veiling with ‘Passive Terrorism’; One woman has Questions for Him | Informed Comment

In Cameroon, Christians And Muslims Protect Each Other From Boko Haram AnonHQ

by John Vibes at trueactivist.com   In Cameroon, a terrorist group allied withISIS called Boko Haram has been attacking local communities with raids and suicide bombings. Boko Haram has been growing in influence in recent years and controls parts of Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon. However, there …

Source: In Cameroon, Christians And Muslims Protect Each Other From Boko Haram AnonHQ

British Muslims are literally paying to condemn Isis. So everyone can stop going on about it now

Hundreds of British Muslims have taken out an advert in the national press to highlight their “united condemnation” of terrorism after the attacks in Paris.

Source: British Muslims are literally paying to condemn Isis. So everyone can stop going on about it now

Mali terrorist attack: At least 27 dead after Islamist gunmen storm Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako

All remaining hostages at the Malian siege where at least three people died are now safe and out of the Radisson Blu in Bamako where they had been held, ministerial adviser Amadou Sangho told French television station BFMTV.

Source: Mali terrorist attack: At least 27 dead after Islamist gunmen storm Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako

Globally, terrorism is on the rise – but little of it occurs in Western countries – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

If it seems like terrorist attacks are happening more and more often, it’s because they are.

Source: Globally, terrorism is on the rise – but little of it occurs in Western countries – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Our terrorism double standard: After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look at ourselves – Salon.com

We must mourn all victims. But until we look honestly at the violence we export, nothing will ever change

Source: Our terrorism double standard: After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look at ourselves – Salon.com

‘Everyone wants to die for Allah’: Teen tells inside story of Australia’s most-watched Islamic State group – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A teenage member of the Islamic State-supporting group linked to the Parramatta shooting speaks publicly for the first time about life inside the brotherhood.

Source: ‘Everyone wants to die for Allah’: Teen tells inside story of Australia’s most-watched Islamic State group – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Your theory about violent extremism doesn’t help us understand why a teenager would kill | Anne Aly | Comment is free | The Guardian

After the murder of Curtis Cheng the speculation about how Farhad Jabar ‘was radicalised’ began. Any real expert will tell you it’s too soon to say

Source: Your theory about violent extremism doesn’t help us understand why a teenager would kill | Anne Aly | Comment is free | The Guardian

New leader, new language in response to terrorism – but not everyone has evolved – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The response from authorities in the aftermath of the Parramatta shooting is far more calm and measured than what we were used to from the Abbott government, but the media is still sticking to the old script of fear and finger-pointing.

Source: New leader, new language in response to terrorism – but not everyone has evolved – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Revealed: How I saw Farhad Jabar change a week before he became a killer | Australia news | The Guardian

Exclusive: Before the Parramatta shooting, one man tried to help Farhad Jabar. He tells how this ‘gentle’ boy gave him the cold shoulder at their last meeting

Source: Revealed: How I saw Farhad Jabar change a week before he became a killer | Australia news | The Guardian

US Soldier: “The Real Terrorist Was Me And The Real Terrorism Is This Occupation”

A powerful confession by US soldier Mike Prysner on his experience fighting in Iraq. “Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don’t understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it’s profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it’s profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it’s profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it’s profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of us.” – Mike Prysner

Zaky Mallah’s reaction highlights government need to woo young Muslims not alienate them. Character assassination

A screen grab  from <i>Q&A</i>  shows Zaky Mallah  accusing the government of policies likely to encourage Australian Muslims to join ISIS.

Zaky Mallah’s reaction highlights government need to woo young Muslims not alienate them.

How is it the MSM is so blind to the fact that not all IS sympathisers are Muslim. Zacky Mullah is not an IS sympathizer nor is the representative of Islam in Australia. He is an Australian born citizen.  We saw live on TV the tactless act of alienation by this government Minister.

Why hasn’t our MSM put any focus  on the dreadful behaviour by Steve Ciobo  and his responsibility for creating this furore. People who have pleaded guilty to past offences are  allowed on Q&A even Prime Ministers who were found guilty of malicious destruction of public property.

What you saw was a minister who failed to communicate and in simple terms an articulate  lawyer who had a tin ear disparaged a young less articulate Australian kid. Tony Abbott with the assistance of Newscorp have turned a human being into a Kafaesque cockroach for nothing other than political advantage.

Tony Abbott is the bovver boy he’s always been and he marshall’s ministers in his image. Zacky Mullah is innocent he’s not a terrorist or a terrorist sympathizer. He spreads the anti IS message and he’s right this Abbott government with Ministers like Ciobo and  the help of Newscorp 2GB and other main stream media  simply help to alienate and radicalize most of us because their description of what’s happening is the antithesis of the reality we have and are now experiencing. Some but an  extreme minority are motivated by youth possibility of change, So no you don’t need to be marginalized but you sure do need to be increasingly alienated from our government’s view of reality which is becoming an extreme facist overreach.

The techniques of successive governments to disparage citizens in this 2 lacked Cultural Capital and are still being deomonised

Abbott and Murdoch Media turning Zacky into Kafka’s cockroach

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US media turning Jane Fonda into  Kafka’s cockroach during the Vietnam War

John Howard and Murdoch Media  turning David Hicks into Kafka’s cockroach the photo was a lie

 

So what’s up with all the Islamophobic, terror hysteria spread by the government and media?

It’s not easy to pull off jokes about terrorism, but comedian Sean Devlin knows what he’s doing.

We hear the word “terrorism” in bouts of media hysteria — usually about Muslims — a lot more than any of us would prefer these days.

Devlin, who lives in Vancouver, was watching the news one day when he saw a reporter raise a simple but important question. The reporter asked politician Peter McKay, Canada’s former defense minister, how the government defined terrorism.

The minister’s curt reply: “Look it up.

(That’s Madonna, not Peter McKay.)

Devlin took it upon himself to find out.

He felt a little hung up on the words “unauthorized or unofficial.”

(Cue laugh track.)

Still unsatisfied, he kept digging for more and found a report released by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (Canada’s CIA) that lays out all the groups they see as a threat to national security.

Devlin was shocked to see one group in particular that was dismissed as a threat: white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups.

According to the report (which you can read in full if you like), the explicitly racist groups “do not overly propose serious acts of violence.”

Devlin goes on to recount one of several horrifying stories that occurred since that report was written. The short of it is that two white supremacists allegedly set a Filipino man on fire … just because. To which he makes a great point:

The video closes with with a seemingly contradictory finding from the Canadian spy agency’s documents — that “lone wolf” acts of terror are more common among white supremacist and right-wing extremist groups than radical Islamist groups.

So what’s up with all the Islamophobic, terror hysteria spread by the government and media?

Devlin’s comedy troop, Shit Harper Did, is exploring this topic and a bunch of other important issues in a new documentary called “Pull the Rug.” Check out their website for it if it interests you.

Should the Charleston Attack Be Called Terrorism? | Mother Jones

Should the Charleston Attack Be Called Terrorism? | Mother Jones.

Islamic State: Tony Abbott’s ‘death cult’ tag feeds terror group’s propaganda machine, expert warns – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A still showing the boy posing with a gun during the video

Islamic State: Tony Abbott’s ‘death cult’ tag feeds terror group’s propaganda machine, expert warns – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).