April 21st, 2018 with the upcoming ANZAC Day public holiday on the 25th as in years before* the terror spruiking ramps up a notch resulting in this years arrest of a single person so far, a Greg Ceissman aged 24, an Aboriginal man who converted to Prislam (whilst serving a vehicle theft sentence) and has alleged to have plotted to attack Bankstown Shopping Centre. Ceissman, who was first charged with robbery when he was nine years old, was later granted bail despite the Terrorism High Command Risk Offenders Committee recommending agaisnt it.
“not to use the internet”
This obligatory “jail peice” from 2016 and the character ‘Stan’ from NITV “Never Going Back” (extract below) combined with the media coverage of this event has some strange angles of stupid.
“Ceissman is understood to have lived in Marrickville before his incarceration and clashed repeatedly with local police.”
“It is understood the judge reserved his final decision but granted interim orders imposing more than 60 conditions, including that he stay away from Marrickville. He is next due to appear in court on May 4.“
For example the insertion of “Redfern” referring to the Sydney suburb in which Ceissman’s father resides. A totally unnecessary detail which is only used to draw attention to Ceissman Junior as an inner city “little battler” who has had a rough patch. Further to this are the particulars of his Aboriginality which fails to be relevant again to the matter of making terror threats and race baits and flares the event into something entirely different to what it is.
A pile of dung.
Ceissman granted bail and looks very different. Sadly he is under the spell of the 72 virgins ether dream just like the men that drive VBIED’s.
This is the few lines this slow motion train wreck garnered in the pulp presses.
Al Kataib video production release “A Gift for the Blessed Eid Al-Adha” a twenty seven minute video built around content from the June 26 2015 attack on the African Union base in Somalia by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia. The base was manned by 100 soldiers from Burundi, part of a 22,000 man African Union Mission in Somalia. The base came under attack in April 2015, (here). It was shortly after the June 26th 2015 attack, AMISOM forces left the area. (here) Note : Burundi has its own set of issues as outlined, here in recent time.
The battle is edited amongst dialogue transitions, starting with an Osama bin Laden speech, along with dialogue from a suicide bomber who later drives off to initiate the attack on the AMISOM base at Lego, Lower Shabelle. As Toyotas with cannons reverse over the poorly constructed defences, the Burundi soldiers, outnumbered and outgunned and with out any support incoming, retreat as they stand little chance of surviving a fire fight. The base is looted and any injured soldiers playing possum are dispatched.
This particular release timed for Eid-al-Adha, 24th September 2015 is an example of how Islamic State will use events from one region, to push an agenda in another region. The production releases are well subtitled carrying a message of duty and honour with notions of punishment and reward within extreme religious zeal.
As many countries constrict the travel to “no go” zones, hindering the flow of foreign fighters the pressure is now on the Islamic State media outlets to enhance the ‘struggle for Islam’ to a point of indoctrinating and inspiring singular events by individuals or small cells, who may already have grievances against society and the government and just need a tipping edge. This is how that edge begins.
The reality of the content is a small guerrilla force struggling for supply, without a geopolitical address, fighting and dying for an agenda they don’t understand, for a country or region they have never heard of.