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Terrorist Attacks

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Islamist killers work on West’s weaknesses
Jason Thomas
The Australian
October 30, 2020
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Despite the horrific murder of three people at the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice on Thursday and the beheading in France last week of history teacher Samuel Paty, many in the West remain too weak to name that enemy. The enemy is Islamist extremism. And, like Australians, the French must never accept this evil. Australian soldiers resting eternally on French soil did not sacrifice their lives to end one tyranny only to have another replace it. To recast a Winston Churchill phrase, the malice of the wicked must not be reinforced by the weakness of the woke.

The Islamist global insurgency has been turning our system against us for some time. Following defeats in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, a physical caliphate is no longer needed.

And the weakness of the West is fertile ground. There have even been protests in Paris supporting those on trial for their connection to the slaughter of the Charlie Hebdo staff. They are also linked to an attack on a Jewish shop, killing four people. The 2015 Charlie Hebdo massacre was a call to arms and set off a terrorist killing spree across Europe and Britain. Yet many of those who spoke against Islamist violence were labelled Islamophobic.

The clever al-Qa’ida strategist Abu Musab al-Suri (real name Mustafa Setmariam Nasar) who in 2005 was arrested in Quetta, Pakistan, wrote a 1600-page book, The Call for Global Islamic Resistance. Demonstrating his appreciation of the West’s weaknesses, al-Suri described a changed strategy that is now playing out playing out on our streets. Al-Suri may not know their names, but his disciples swim in the warm waters of the West until such a moment that they become activated. It is a decentralised network in which every participant’s centre of gravity is metaphysical. They are not given instructions, but they know them.

We are the enemy. Their footsoldiers in this undeclared war are out to eliminate the “grey zone” within Western society where no one can remain neutral. Al-Qa’ida and ISIS understand that the moral asymmetric weakness of the West’s democratic principles allows them to drive Muslims and non-Muslims into polarising positions. And they identified and cultivated a sympathetic voice among Western institutions, media, academia and civil society. That’s what good insurgents do.

Now big-man global Muslim leaders such as Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reinforce the idea that the teacher’s beheading is the will of Allah. Instead of distancing their faith from this heinous crime, they feed the minds of those who hate us by their vitriol against French President Emmanuel Macron. Erdogan insists Macron is deranged and calls for a boycott of French products. Macron’s crime was to defend France’s national motto, Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. Incidentally, it strikes one as odd that if you hate a country and its principles so much, why live there? No refuge was offered by either Erdogan or Khan.

When the great 12th-century military commander Saladin threatened war against the Ismaili sect, the Assassins, their leader, Hassan-i-Sabbah, replied with one of the best rebuttals in military history. Sabbah explained: “We have read the gist and details of your letter and taken note of its threats against us with words and deeds, and by God it is astonishing to find a fly buzzing in an elephant’s ear and a gnat biting statues . . . you know the outward aspect of our affairs and the quality of our men, what they can accomplish in an instant and how they seek the intimacy of death. We suggest you prepare means for disaster and don a garment against catastrophe, for I will defeat you from within your own ranks and take vengeance against you at your own place and you will be as one who encompasses his own destruction.” Today’s Islamist strategy is the same. They know Hassan-i-Sabbah was on to something. Killing one individual by someone living among us, using nothing more than a knife, has deep psychological and mobilising effects on sympathisers and opponents. The tactic is so cheap to deploy, so simple to implement, and almost impossible to detect. And deadly attacks replicate through self-sacrifice. When one dies it inspires other like-minded extremists.

Our freedoms, laws and human rights are being exploited to attack us. Then those freedoms are used to defend the same terrorists. It is what US military strategist William Lind describes as fourth-generational warfare. If only we acquiesced to their nonviolent demands, the terrorism would stop. France, the epitome of freedom and liberty, is the antithesis of this psychopathic movement.

Today’s Islamists are applying lessons from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. As Sun advised, seize that which your adversary holds dear or values most highly, then they will conform to your desires. In the case of Islamic extremists, their nonviolent sympathisers can jump on board, further spreading the infiltrator’s narrative, shutting down dissension from within. Instead, Macron should be supported. Whether in Australia or France, there must never be a social contract with barbarians.

Andrew Hastie, as chairman of parliament’s intelligence and security committee, has explained that our terrorist threat level remains at “probable”. This means a significant number of individuals retain the intent and capability to attack us. This year 11 convicted terrorists will be released from prison into the Australian community. Think yourself lucky we are not in the UK where it is estimated 40,000 people are on MI5’s potential terrorist list, with 3000 identified as a direct threat. The task of monitoring them all requires being lucky always.

The Islamist extremist global insurgency has unfinished business. Given our military history and cultural ties, an attack on France is an attack on our own.
 

Brodders17

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Global terrorism down, but right wing terrorism up.
Perhaps we should be banning right wingers from entering Australia, for safety.
 
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Baloo

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Global terrorism down, but right wing terrorism up.
Perhaps we should be banning right wingers from entering Australia, for safety.

I might start carrying a can of pepper spray for safety when in Australia
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Global terrorism down, but right wing terrorism up.
Perhaps we should be banning right wingers from entering Australia, for safety.
Exhibit A for what's wrong with lefty journalism.

Though if the ABC was Charlie Hebdo'd I might be less upset than I should be.
 

Brodders17

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Exhibit A for what's wrong with lefty journalism.

Though if the ABC was Charlie Hebdo'd I might be less upset than I should be.
I must admit I didnt fact check the article or background check the Institute for Economics and Peace report it is based on.
Can you let us know what parts are wrong?

or is the problem that the article is actual reporting, and not opinion based like the many News Corp articles you like to link to?
 
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Sintiger

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I must admit I didnt fact check the article or background check the Institute for Economics and Peace report it is based on.
Can you let us know what parts are wrong?

or is the problem that the article is actual reporting, and not opinion based like the many News Corp articles you like to link to?
There have been similar reports released over the last few years about the rise of far-right terrorism, this is by no means the only one. As you say it's not an opinion piece, it's an article quoting a report. Not sure how it can be construed as left wing journalism apart from presenting information that may not suit the view of those who believe otherwise.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Can you let us know what parts are wrong?
It says 13,800 people died in terrorist attacks in 2019, and "far-right groups including neo-Nazis, ultra-nationalists and white supremacists" caused 89 of the deaths. 51/89 were down to *smile* head Tarrant in NZ.

Yet the article is all about right-wing terrorism. It is representative of the crazy, crazy, fact-averse brainwashing of people who can't or don't have time to think for themselves. It is Z-grade bull *smile*.

(Apologies, the swear filter has a few holes in it.)
 
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Coburgtiger

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Yeah. Neo-nazis and white supremacists are barely even right wing. Basically centrist now. Essentially socialist.
 

DavidSSS

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It says 13,800 people died in terrorist attacks in 2019, and "far-right groups including neo-Nazis, ultra-nationalists and white supremacists" caused 89 of the deaths. 51/89 were down to *smile* head Tarrant in NZ.

Yet the article is all about right-wing terrorism. It is representative of the crazy, crazy, fact-averse brainwashing of people who can't or don't have time to think for themselves. It is Z-grade bull *smile*.

(Apologies, the swear filter has a few holes in it.)

The article stated that less than 1% of of all deaths through terrorism happen in advanced Western Economies.

The headline is "Far Right Terrorism grows in the West" - note the headline specifies the West, ie: advanced Western Economies.

So, you can screw around with what the article says or you can be honest with what is being discussed.

1% of global deaths according to the very number you quote is 138 deaths (1% of 13,800) and another number you quote is the 89 caused by far right groups.

So, according to your own figures, but including that little fact you chose to omit about 1% of deaths from terrorism being in advanced Western Economies, we can see that over 50% of deaths in advanced Western Economies which are caused by terrorism are caused by far right groups (89 out of 138 is more than 50%).

I should also add that 96% of terrorism occurs in the context of ongoing conflict, which is not happening an advanced Western Economies.

You want to see some crazy crazy selective omission of facts which only fool those who can't or don't have time to think for themselves, read your own posts.

Selectively including only some of the story might work with some, but Richmond supporters have superior intellect so you need to do better.

DS
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Selectively including only some of the story might work with some, but Richmond supporters have superior intellect so you need to do better.
The opening paragraph states "In the past decade a new threat has been emerging, with far-right attacks increasing significantly in many regions". That is the gist of the article.

Let me guess - the Australian animal liberationist attack mentioned in the article was classed as "right-wing extremism" and the US Antifa-led riots this year will not register.

It is dogshit journalism on the back of a dogshit political group (IES). Flagrant filthy abuse of data. The type of dogshit propaganda they get fed in China.

Eat dogshit, think dogshit.
I should also add that 96% of terrorism occurs in the context of ongoing conflict, which is not happening an advanced Western Economies.
ISIS has shifted its focus to Africa. It's all about getting a foothold and establishing a base from which to attack the rest of the world.
You want to see some crazy crazy selective omission of facts which only fool those who can't or don't have time to think for themselves, read your own posts.
ABC journalism is for wankers who like to think they're intelligent but are actually clueless imbeciles happy to be led by the nose.
 
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AngryAnt

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The opening paragraph states "In the past decade a new threat has been emerging, with far-right attacks increasing significantly in many regions". That is the gist of the article.

Let me guess - the Australian animal liberationist attack mentioned in the article was classed as "right-wing extremism" and the US Antifa-led riots this year will not register.

It is dogshit journalism on the back of a dogshit political group (IES). Flagrant filthy abuse of data. The type of dogshit propaganda they get fed in China.

Eat dogshit, think dogshit.

ISIS has shifted its focus to Africa. It's all about getting a foothold and establishing a base from which to attack the rest of the world.

ABC journalism is for wankers who like to think they're intelligent but are actually clueless imbeciles happy to be led by the nose.

Reading lee on this is just like being on Twitter.
 
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Sintiger

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The opening paragraph states "In the past decade a new threat has been emerging, with far-right attacks increasing significantly in many regions". That is the gist of the article.

Let me guess - the Australian animal liberationist attack mentioned in the article was classed as "right-wing extremism" and the US Antifa-led riots this year will not register.

It is dogshit journalism on the back of a dogshit political group (IES). Flagrant filthy abuse of data. The type of dogshit propaganda they get fed in China.

Eat dogshit, think dogshit.

ISIS has shifted its focus to Africa. It's all about getting a foothold and establishing a base from which to attack the rest of the world.

ABC journalism is for wankers who like to think they're intelligent but are actually clueless imbeciles happy to be led by the nose.
How about this one from Time Magazine
 

Brodders17

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The opening paragraph states "In the past decade a new threat has been emerging, with far-right attacks increasing significantly in many regions". That is the gist of the article.

Let me guess - the Australian animal liberationist attack mentioned in the article was classed as "right-wing extremism" and the US Antifa-led riots this year will not register.

It is dogshit journalism on the back of a dogshit political group (IES). Flagrant filthy abuse of data. The type of dogshit propaganda they get fed in China.

Eat dogshit, think dogshit.

ISIS has shifted its focus to Africa. It's all about getting a foothold and establishing a base from which to attack the rest of the world.

ABC journalism is for wankers who like to think they're intelligent but are actually clueless imbeciles happy to be led by the nose.
so from what i understand it is an article about terrorism that doesnt slur all Muslims as terrorists so it is dogshit?
ill remember that, the only terrorism that is bad terrorism is Islamic terrorism.
 
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Brodders17

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ISIS has shifted its focus to Africa. It's all about getting a foothold and establishing a base from which to attack the rest of the world.
And that is impossible because in the words of the leader we all need, and the President who has his election stolen there is no ISIS to shift focus:
"we obliterated 100 percent of the ISIS caliphate and killed its founder and leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi." - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/28/us/politics/trump-rnc-speech-transcript.html
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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so from what i understand it is an article about terrorism that doesnt slur all Muslims as terrorists so it is dogshit?
Yes, it is dogshit.

"Far-right attacks up by 250 per cent over five years" says the subheading.

250% of nothing is nothing. It's not a lie, strictly speaking. It's something worse.

"Right-wing terrorism", such as it is, is merely a reaction to the other. And the other is the spawn of leftism, which is why you lot are so keen to dismiss it or explain it away or occasionally even justify it.
 

Coburgtiger

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Yes, it is dogshit.

"Far-right attacks up by 250 per cent over five years" says the subheading.

250% of nothing is nothing. It's not a lie, strictly speaking. It's something worse.

"Right-wing terrorism", such as it is, is merely a reaction to the other. And the other is the spawn of leftism, which is why you lot are so keen to dismiss it or explain it away or occasionally even justify it.

Just cause you've thrown your lot in with terrorists, don't take it out on us.