Violence and Security

  • Taliban Uses Burqa as Cover for Suicide Attack

    August 04, 2017

    A Taliban suicide bomber used the cover of a burqa, the full-body covering for women prescribed by fundamentalist Islamism, to perpetrate a lethal suicide bombing attack against a NATO patrol in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Australia Stops Islamist Land and Air Terror Plots

    August 04, 2017

    Austrialian police have released details in the arrest of individuals for what is being described as an Islamist plan to execute a sophisticated series of terror attacks, involving the disbursal of chemicals in public spaces in Australia and the detonation of an improvised explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight from Australia to the United Arab Emirates.

  • Islamist Extremism Puts down Roots in Kazakhstan

    August 02, 2017

    Homegrown Islamist extremist ideology and movements have put down deep roots in the socioeconomic poverty and political corruption of Kazakhstan, contributing to the broader destabilization in the geopolitics of Central Asia and to the region's growing importance as a connective space for jihadi activities in Europe and Asia.

  • Turkey Decries Criticism by US Official

    August 02, 2017

    Recent comments by the US Special Envoy for the Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), critiquing Turkey for continuing to support al-Qaeda and for turning a blind eye to jihadis and weapons crossing from the country into Syria, provoked an official complaint from the foreign ministry in Ankara to Washington.

  • UK Court Convicts "Three Musketeer" Jihadis in Terror Plot

    August 02, 2017

    A British court has convicted the self-styled "Three Musketeer" Islamic State and al-Qaeda supporters whose plot to attack British military facilities in the name of radical Islamism was prevented by the country's intelligence services.

  • Syrian Child Survivors of IS Face Long-term Trauma

    August 01, 2017

    Child survivors from areas of Syria formerly under Islamic State (IS) control are facing long-term, post-trauma physical and psychological challenges, including the effects of malnutrition and diseases like polio and of shock from being forced to witness beheadings and social forms of militant Islamist terror.

  • Philippines Security Warns of Islamist Threats to ASEAN Meeting

    August 01, 2017

    Philippines state security forces are on high alert for potential threats from former Maoist hitmen-turned-pro-Islamic-State militants as foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) convene throughout the week in Manila.

  • Nationalist Islamists Attack Istanbul Synagogue

    August 01, 2017

    Hardline nationalist Islamists recently attacked Istanbul's famous Neve Shalom Synagogue, part of the broader trend of anti-Semitic discourse, practices, and incitement to violence against Jews by members and supporters of Turkey's Islamist government.

  • German Security Was Aware of Hamburg Knife Attacker

    July 31, 2017

    The perpetrator of a knife attack that killed one person and wounded five others in a Hamburg supermarket was a failed asylum seeker from the United Arab Emirates who was known to German security officials as a radicalized Islamist.

  • US Confirms IS Losses of Propaganda, Finance Leaders

    July 31, 2017

    The US military's Central Command confirmed the death of seven key leaders in the Islamic State's propaganda and finance structures, losses that significantly degrade the caliphate's global operations capabilities.

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