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Are we seeing a rolling plan of terrorism?

Editorial Staff

The news that two bombs were detonated, about five minutes apart, at a busy bus station in Jakarta last night is, at the time of writing, the latest in a series of mass murders, apparently perpetrated under the false-flag of Islam. The bus station, in the Eastern part of the city, is a primary transport hub for working class Indonesians, the vast majority of whom are Muslim. The two suicide bombers succeeded in killing three police officers and injuring about 30 members of the public. What is worse, is that the attacks are disrupting preparations for the Holy Month of Ramadan which begins on Saturday.

Indonesia is starting to see the beginnings of what might turn into civil war as extremists, supporting al Qaeda and Da'esh, have been maintaining a policy of many, mainly low level, attacks in Jakarta and other cities. Their aim is to expand the radical regime now operating in Aceh, under which a near-medieval interpretation of Shariah law is brutally enforced,

South East Asia cannot consider this to be a little local difficulty: it has long been the policy of the fundamentalists who pretend to be Muslim to create a "caliphate" across much of South East Asia including the Southern Philippines, Southern Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and, of course, Indonesia. Some are using political pressure in pursuit of their objectives, as the ever-less resistant Malaysian government demonstrates.

On Wednesday, in The Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law in Mindanoa, a rebel stronghold where there was been an uneasy truce - which in reality amounted to a surrender by the government, but the truce has been more on paper than on the ground and fighting has continued. The response to that declaration was that bombs exploded in other parts of the country leading Duterte to say that he would consider imposing martial law across the country.

Across Africa, in particularly north Africa, a campaign of bombing by supporters of various groups affiliated with al Qaeda and Da'esh, as well as so-called lone-wolf attacks has been increasing daily with dozens being killed or injured each weak.

The spread of recruitment via social media and other means popular amongst the young, in particular, is highlighted in Nigel Morris-Cotterill's book The Ten Real Life Exploits That Da'esh / ISIS use to Hack The World - Essential Reading on the rapid rise of ISIS and how it will influence global organised crime.