A Yahoo 7 news post (which I rarely read) today (12.7.2014) headed…..
- My comments in CAPITALS
- Script in bold – highlight critical information
- Script in Italic – identifying superfluous chatter – the stuff that pads in maybe’s, bears no relevance or is not confirmed
“Manila (AFP) – An Australian convert to Islam who used the Internet to urge people to join “jihad” in Iraq and Syria was arrested in the Philippines on Friday, local police said. Robert Edward Cerantonio, 29, who also goes by the name Musa Cerantonio, was detained in the central Philippine city of Cebu and will be deported to Australia, said Superintendent Conrado Capa, the region’s deputy police chief.
“In one broadcast on his website, he called on brother Muslims to join the war in Iraq and Syria,” said Capa.
“We cannot say with certainty that he had any contact with local Muslim groups,” Capa added. The Philippines has a large Muslim minority in the southern region of Mindanao, a hotbed for a decades-old Muslim insurgency and where Islamic militants linked to Al-Qaeda also operate. But Cebu’s police commander, Chief Superintendent Prudencio Banas, said there was “no evidence linking him to any terror act”.
SO THE PHILIPPINES HAS NO REASON TO ARREST THIS MAN? …..He was In Capa not Mindanao why does the report have the Mindanao Philippine “Muslim Insurgency” info if its not relevant?
“Cerantonio was arrested at the request of the Australian government and will be deported because Canberra has cancelled his passport, making him an illegal alien, Banas added.”
OK NOW I GET IT -WE CANCELLED HIS PASSPORT AND ASKED THEM TO SEND HIM BACK
“A media officer at the Australian embassy declined to comment when asked about the arrest.”
YEH NO COMMENT……WHATS NEW……HEY THAT WOULD BE A GREAT JOB EH, MEDIA OFFICER FOR THE ABBOTT GOVERNMENT………NO COMMENT!
Television footage aired by the ABS-CBN network showed a bearded Caucasian man in a white robe being ushered out of an apartment by officers wearing helmets and flak jackets. The station later showed him being escorted by police through Manila’s airport, wearing a hooded jacket.
HE LIKES BEARDS AND HOODS EH? WELL THAT’S CRIMINAL!
Police said they had been monitoring the activities of the Melbourne native since February when he arrived in Cebu, the country’s largest metropolis outside Manila. He lived with a Philippine woman and moved around Cebu until his arrest at a one-room apartment near the airport, Capa told AFP in a telephone interview from Cebu.
“For the most part, he keeps to himself in his rooms, in hotels or apartments,” Capa said, adding that the woman bought food and other supplies for him.
A HOME BOY GEEK WITH A WOMAN RUNNING AFTER HIM? TYPICAL!
The 32-year-old woman was wanted by police over an unrelated fraud case and was also arrested Friday, Capa added.
SHE’S INTO FRAUD?! MAYBE SHE TOLD HIM THE FOOD WAS HALAL!
A police intelligence officer involved in the operation said Cerantonio had also visited Mindanao, though there was no indication he had tried to recruit Filipinos to fight alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large swathes of territory in eastern Syria and in neighbouring Iraq
OH HE DID VISIT, DO WE NEED TO HEAR THIS AGAIN?
“Sometimes he mentions the Philippine government (on his website), but does not call for violence” against it, the officer added, adding that the Australian has “no overt following” in the Philippines.
AND AGAIN? HE IS NOT CALLING FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PHILIPPINES
A report in The Australian newspaper last month described Cerantonio as a preacher and “one of (the Islamic State’s) most influential propagandists”, and that Australian police were planning to move against him.
The newspaper said Cerantonio called for the assassination of Western leaders in a Facebook post in December, and that a study had found one in four foreign fighters in Syria followed his Twitter account.
OK so now you’ve read it…………….
What are you thinking?
Here’s what I reckon.
THIS IS WHAT THE GUYS SUPPOSED TO HAVE DONE
- Used the Internet to urge people to join “jihad” in Iraq and Syria
- In one broadcast on his website, he called on brother Muslims to join the war in Iraq and Syria
BY THE WAY JIHAD IN ITS LITERAL FORM IS NOT ILLEGAL. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/beliefs/jihad_1.shtml
SO WHO IS HE AND WHY IS HE SO DANGEROUS?
Here’s what I picked up FROM THE MEDIA:
on 17.4.2014 the Guardian reported…
The California company confirmed it took action to remove the page following revelations that Musa Cerantonio, an Islamic preacher from west Melbourne, was urging about 12,000 subscribers to “assassinate” US politicians.”
He has variously been called…
Sydney Morning Herald: “Australian religious extremist”
Herald sun: “RADICAL Australian hate preacher”
On 2.7.2014 the SMH reported
“A firebrand Australian Muslim preacher says he is joining the ”caliphate” established by ultraviolent jihadists in the Middle East – a move that could prove a powerful magnet to would-be extremist fighters. Melbourne-born Musa Cerantonio, regarded internationally as an influential cheerleader for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, appeared on Twitter early Wednesday morning to heap praise on the group and its announcement of a new Islamic state…………
………The case of Mr Cerantonio is particularly troubling because of his large online following and the risk that his presence in the Middle East would encourage other Australians to travel to the region…………………………………..”Insha’Allah (God-willing) I will be arriving in Ash-Sham (the Levant) very shortly, keep us in your du’a (prayers), getting ready to travel,” he wrote. ”May Allah bless and protect our Imam, our Amir, our Khalifah, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
…… Mr Cerantonio was described in a recent report by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College, London, as one of the three most influential preachers online. One in four foreign fighters in the Middle East followed his Twitter account, while his Facebook page was the third most ”liked” page among jihadists, the study found.
SO WHO ARE THESE DUDES WHO ARE CHECKING ACCOUNTS, THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF RADICALISATION AT KING”S COLLEGE?
WHY IS THERE NO INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF NEOCONSERVATIVE INDOCTRINATION?
Senator Brandis said he would introduce new laws to the Senate in two weeks that would reform security agencies’ powers and ensure there were no legal loopholes in the fight against terrorism.
OH WELL WE”RE SAFE THEN.
AUSTRALIAN [related] “ONE of Australia’s most-wanted terrorists and a suspected war criminal, Khaled Sharrouf continued to receive a taxpayer-funded disability pension months after arriving on the battlefields of Syria.”
Heres the guilt by association: DISABILITY PAYMENT?!!!!!
NOW THAT’S GOING TO GET THE MEDIA CHANNEL CHAT ROOMS ABUZZ – PENSIONER