Homeland Security & Terrorism

Islamic Sectarianism Driving Violence in Iraq

March 19, 2014

Iraq experts are concerned about the sharp uptick in violence throughout the country, as attacks against Shiites by the al-Qaeda splinter group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are catalyzing a re-activation of the Iranian-backed Shiite paramilitary, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, which is retaliating against Sunnis.

Al-Qaeda Targets Child Recruits for Jihadi in Syria

March 12, 2014

International human rights activists are expressing alarm about video evidence and on-the-ground reporting of al-Qaeda's deliberate targeting of teens and young children for recruitment into training camps for jihad against the al-Assad regime and non-extremist Muslims.

Turkey's Corruption Networks Linked to Financial Support for Radical Islamists

March 12, 2014

In a recently-published report by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the think tank details how the footprint of corruption scandals reveals linkages between financial crimes in Turkey and Turkey's financial support for Islamist radicals and terrorists.

UN Reports Anti-Muslim Bigotry Drove Violence Against Rohingya in Myanmar

March 12, 2014

A UN report concluded in the aftermath of the recent attack on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by local security forces and civilian followers of a radical Buddhist ideology concurs with human rights organizations that anti-Muslim bias is driving the cycles of violence against the Muslim minority in Myanmar.

Militant Ugandan Islamists in Congo Under Siege

March 12, 2014

The United Nations Mission in Congo announced a successful operation with troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), aimed at defeating a constellation of Ugandan Islamist militants (the ADF-NALU militia) that has been using DRC territory to launch raids against the government of Uganda and DRC civilian targets.

Egypt Bans Hamas, Continues Crackdown on Islamists

March 12, 2014

After outlawing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the government in Cairo has now imposed a ban on all Hamas activities inside Egypt, maintaining that Egypt faces serious security threats from radical Islamism from domestic sources and from neighboring Gaza in Palestine.

Boko Haram Razes School in Ongoing Effort to Make Nigeria Sharia State

March 10, 2014

The extremist Islamist group Boko Haram launched another in a spate of recent attacks against civilian target in Nigeria, razing a school complex and killing many of the students blocked inside, in the militants' continuing campaign to bring down the Nigerian government and impose sharia law throughout the country.

UN Plans to Expand Drone Use over DRC

March 10, 2014

UN officials have indicated their plans to increase the number of unmanned aerial drones they are using to support their peacekeeping efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), pointing to the success of these drones in monitoring the movements of opposition groups.

Tunisia Officials Raise Concerns About Security Risks of Strict Islamist Dress

March 10, 2014

The wearing of the niqab covering by women, which strict Islamists maintain is required for compliance with sharia law, has come under scrutiny and new restrictions by Tunisian security officials, concerned that terrorists are using the niqab as cover to evade justice.

Nigeria's Militant Islamist Footprint Expanding to Neighboring States

March 10, 2014

Boko Haram, the militant Islamist insurgency fighting in Nigeria to establish a sharia state, has begun to destabilize the neighboring countries of Cameroon and Niger, using them for cross-border retreats to regroup for renewed attacks into Nigeria.

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