June 6, 2017
It is useful to the Jewsmedia and ISIS itself to frame everything as “ISIS RESPONSIBLE.”
This just wrapped-up a couple hours ago.
The Australian authorities are treating an abduction and a killing here in Melbourne on Monday, which ended with the gunman dead, as a terrorist attack.
The police killed the gunman after he held a woman hostage at an apartment complex in Brighton, one of Melbourne’s wealthiest suburbs. The woman was rescued, and another man was found dead in the lobby, the police said. The authorities did not immediately identify the victims.
The police identified the gunman as Yacqub Khayre, an Australian citizen with a long criminal record who came to the country from Somalia as a child refugee. Graham Ashton, the chief police commissioner for Victoria State, said Mr. Khayre was known to the police “for a whole range of offending,” including drug and violent crimes and arson.
Mr. Khayre served a significant amount of prison time and was on parole at the time of the attack, the commissioner said. The gunman was acquitted in an investigation of a terrorism plot in New South Wales several years ago, but since then, he was involved in routine criminal activity, Mr. Ashton said. “There wasn’t anything suggesting he was about to do this.”
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack early Tuesday morning, Melbourne time, calling the assailant a “soldier” of the terrorist group. The statement said he had acted in response to the group’s public calls to supporters to carry out violent attacks against countries in the coalition that is trying to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Australia is part of the coalition.
He’s a “member” of ISIS in the sense that he saw a YouTube video where ISIS was like “yo, go kill people randomly lol.”
Again, it is necessary for Western states to tie everything back to “networks” of some kind, because that can theoretically be fought. Random guys just all of the sudden deciding to go kill people randomly cannot be fought.
It is also good propaganda for ISIS to claim responsibility for everything. So you’ve got a sort of marketing synergy going on here between the state/media and ISIS.
“There are some very, very grave questions,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday. “How was this man on parole? He had a very, very long record of violence.”
The episode started with reports of a possible explosion about 4 p.m. Roughly two hours later, the police declared that they had the situation under control.
…The evidence pointing to terrorism first emerged with a call to a television station during the siege, in which a man said, “This is for I.S.,” presumably a reference to the Islamic State, and, “This is for Al Qaeda.” The station, 7 News Melbourne, said that it and the police believed that the call had come from inside the building where the siege took place. A woman could be heard screaming in the background, 7 News said.
Oh, so it was for two distinct terrorist groups.
So basically, just a random guy doing terrorism and giving shoutouts to terrorists he likes.
Sort of like a random skateboarder doing a big trick and saying “this is for Tony Hawk.”
But instead, the impression the media gives – without ever saying it straightforwardly, as a direct lie (at least without usually doing that) – is that ISIS is contacting these people, “recruiting” them and telling them specific things to go do.
Because if that were the case, that would be something you could fight. Random people doing attacks randomly is not something you can fight.