“Gardaí have said they have found no established link to indicate the attacks, in which the Japanese national was fatally stabbed and two other people were wounded, were terror-related.”
They mean that they haven’t found that he was in contact with someone in Iraq or Syria, or has any ties that they can discover to jihadis anywhere. But that doesn’t mean this has nothing to do with jihad, and this false assumption stems from the further false assumption that jihad terror has nothing to do with Islam, and those who engage in it are only members of jihad terror groups, who themselves also have nothing to do with Islam. The Muslims who are misled into joining these groups are, this mistaken view goes, quite different from ordinary Muslims, who are peaceful and tolerant and have nothing to do with terrorism. If Mohammed Morei was, as far as Irish authorities were concerned, one of that group, then he could not possibly have been susceptible to the call that the Islamic State issued in September 2014 (Morei attacked gardai after he stabbed Sasaski):
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
Morei stabbed a random person on the street. That makes him a terrorist, whether or not he has an al-Qaeda membership in his wallet. But Irish authorities, just like authorities all over the West, don’t admit there is a jihad against the West, and treat each jihad attack as a separate criminal action. And so they say this was not terrorism-related.
“Teen charged with murder of Japanese man in Dundalk,” RTÉ, January 5, 2018:
An 18-year-old man has appeared in court in Dundalk charged with the murder of a Japanese man in the town yesterday.
Mohammed Morei was accused of murdering 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki in Dundalk.
He was remanded in custody to Cloverhill District Court next Thursday 11 January.
The prosecuting garda, Inspector Martin Beggy, said there was an issue with the accused’s nationality, which is undetermined at present.
Gardaí have said they have found no established link to indicate the attacks, in which the Japanese national was fatally stabbed and two other people were wounded, were terror-related.
They say the threat level from international terrorism remains unchanged at moderate, where an attack is possible but not likely.
The individual had come into contact with gardaí in Dundalk on New Year’s Day when inquiries about his immigration status were conducted.
It is believed he had applied for asylum in Ireland.
The series of attacks began when a 24-year-old Japanese man, who had been living in Ireland for the last year, was fatally stabbed on Avenue Road shortly before 9am.
He has been named as Yosuke Sasaki and is understood to have come from Ebina, west of Tokyo.
He worked at National Pen, a call centre in Dundalk, and it is believed he was targeted randomly as he made his way to the office….