Violence and Security

  • Hezbollah Leader Warns Israel of United Islamist Front

    June 23, 2017

    In the context of rising tensions between Israel and the Lebanese Shiite militant movement Hezbollah, the Islamist group's leader warned that a united front of Iran-backed Shiite Islamist states and movements from the Mideast to Southwest Asia would commit to a war against Israel.

  • IS Destroys Mosul Mosque in Battle over Caliphate

    June 23, 2017

    Using a scorched-earth policy in their battle with US and Iraqi forces for control over the Islamic State (IS) capital of Mosul, IS fighters destroyed the city's most famous mosque and blamed US airstrikes for its annihilation.

  • UN Agent Denies Security Implications of Migration

    June 22, 2017

    In an address to a recent UN conference that serves as a consultation on a global migration pact to be agreed in 2018, UN Special Representative for International Migration Louise Arbour highlighted the UN's broad treatment of "irregular migration" as an unqualified benefit to host societies and called for the expansion of legal avenues toward migration.

  • UN Agent: Anti-Terrorism Measures Feed Islamophobia

    June 21, 2017

    In an address to the UN Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism Mutuma Ruteere blamed "hate speech and security measures" against Islamic extremism for contributing to racism and Islamophobia and pushed for anti-terrorism measures to focus on economic inequality.

  • IS Leverages Anti-Muslim Violence for Extremist Purposes

    June 20, 2017

    The Islamic State (IS) is adeptly leveraging anti-Muslim violence such as the recent UK van attack against mosque worshipers in London's Finsbury Park to justify dissemination of extremist views and perpetration of jihadi violence.

  • Al-Shabaab Sustains African Jihadi Campaign

    June 20, 2017

    Al-Shabaab continues to live up to its designation by security experts as Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group with its second high-casualty attack against civilians within a week in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, as part of the group's unrelenting jihadi war to impose sharia law throughout East Africa.

  • UN Reports on Surge in Civilian Casualties in Raqqa

    June 19, 2017

    The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has warned that a precipitous spike in civilian casualties due to the escalation in airstrikes by the US-backed Arab and Kurdish forces fighting to capture the Islamic State's (IS) Syrian capital city of Raqqa is producing huge refugee outflows and internally displaced persons from northeastern Syria.

  • Experts: Policies to Counter Islamism Need an Overhaul

    June 19, 2017

    Experts in security strategy are seeking a paradigm shift in policies to counter Islamist extremism away from the overwhelming emphasis on countering violence and terrorism toward a primary focus on policies that reject the notion of Islamist partners whose theological commitments are incompatible with pluralism and rule of law.

  • Islamism, Organized Crime Converge in Latin America

    June 19, 2017

    The Lebanese Islamist militant group Hezbollah has established a sophisticated network of organized criminal activities in Latin America to finance the dissemination of radical Islamist ideology and possible terrorist operations throughout the Western Hemisphere.

  • UNESCO Chief Seeks "Magic Formula" for Intercultural Peace

    June 15, 2017

    At the recent UN World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Azerbaijan, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova called for world leaders to find the "magic formula" for encouraging people to coexist and for constructing "inclusive and resilient" societies.

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