There is no hint in this article that this was a jihad terror plot, but there are several clues that give it away. One is that the teen was arrested in Auburn, a suburb in southwest Sydney with a high Muslim population.
Another comes from a different report, from ABC.net.au: “AFP Sydney state manager Commander Chris Sheehan praised the work of his colleagues and warned of the risks of online radicalisation. ‘In Australia and around the world, the age of people radicalised is getting younger, with online grooming tactics similar to those used by sexual predators.'” This talk of “online radicalisation” is generally only used in connection with jihadis, in line with the unshakeable assumption that they couldn’t possibly have been “radicalized” in their benign local mosques, and so it had to have happened online.
And in this report, Sheehan says: “A cohesive society and social inclusion is critical in driving a counter-narrative to extremist ideology.” “Social inclusion” is PC code for accepting Muslim immigrants, and the “extremist ideology” generally refers primarily to the jihad doctrine.
Also, who else would target Anzac Day?
But why must we constantly read tea leaves in this way in order to determine what is going on with the foremost threat to freedom in our time?
“Sydney teenager, 16, charged with alleged Anzac Day terror plot,” by Melissa Hills, 7News, April 25, 2016 (thanks to dumbledoresarmy):
UPDATE: Justice Minister Michael Keenan admits he’s concerned about Anzac Day services being the target of terror attacks following the arrest of a Sydney teenager.
“It’s very disturbing when Australians are out there commemorating what is a very important national day for us, some people would think that’s an appropriate time to target those services – I’m very worried about that,” he told ABC radio on Monday.
However, Australians should take comfort authorities have been effective in preventing possible attacks such as that allegedly planned by the 16-year-old, he said.
At a press conference Commissioner Andrew Scipione said officers had enough information to act over the threat and the boy was arrested near his Auburn home on Sunday.
The boy was was questioned extensively overnight and police say they believe the boy was acting alone.
It is believed he was planning some kind of attack in Sydney, no further details have been released.
The boy was taken to Auburn Police Station, where he was charged with one count of preparing or planning an act of terrorism, the offence carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment….
AFP State Manager Sydney Office, Commander Chris Sheehan, said family and friends are vital when it comes to connecting with those young people who may be susceptible to carry out criminal acts that attract significant penalties.
“A cohesive society and social inclusion is critical in driving a counter-narrative to extremist ideology,” he said….