Michael Wesley, in The Weekend Australian, 21 December 2014 , where the title is “Sydney siege: Welcome to Jihad 3.0, the third wave of terrorism and the most unpredictable”
JIHAD 3.0 arrived in Australia at 9.44am on Monday morning. This is a new and more dangerous form of terrorism, and if we misunderstand its methods and intentions, we risk getting our response to it badly wrong. Some commentators argue that because Man Haron Monis had no formal connection to Islamic State, the Martin Place siege should not be regarded as terrorism. Others have argued it was no more than a “lone wolf” attack, a law-and-order issue. But this is a profound misunderstanding of what terrorism has morphed into.
The attack at Martin Place was very different from first-generation or second-generation terrorist attacks — but it was terrorism, and terrorism of a brutal and more unpredictable sort.
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