Homeland Security & Terrorism

Turkey's Islamists Caught in Jihadist Competition

April 9, 2014

Analysts' claims that Turkey's Islamist government has been providing support to the al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra that is fighting against the Assad regime in Syria help to explain the recent attack inside Turkey by members of the alternative anti-Assad jihadist group ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham).

Islamist Extremists Draw Support in Palestinian Refugee Camps

April 9, 2014

The failures of the Palestinian Authority to de-weaponize civilian paramilitaries connected to Islamist extremist groups continues to make Palestinian West Bank refugee camps a fertile recruiting ground for Islamist jihadi groups.

HRC Adopts Resolution to Investigate Drone Strikes

April 2, 2014

Over the objection of the U.S. and other countries, the UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution seeking to determine whether targeted strikes by unmanned aerial drones comply with international law.

Somali Islamists Attack African Union Peacekeepers

March 26, 2014

Al-Shabaab, the militant Somali Islamist group responsible for terrorist attacks in Somalia and Kenya, is continuing its campaign to impose Sharia law throughout East Africa, most recently attacking Somalia's African Union Peacekeeping Force AMISOM.

Nigerian Schools Shuttered Against Islamist Terror

March 26, 2014

Amid continuing terror attacks by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, which aims to establish sharia law throughout Nigeria, high schools in the northeastern part of the country are being closed indefinitely until the security situation improves.

Iraqi Prime Minister Calls Out Saudi Arabia and Qatar for Exporting Islamist Extremism

March 26, 2014

In a recent interview with French media, Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called out Saudi Arabia and Qatar for what he claims is their deliberate policy of exporting violent Islamism throughout the Middle East.

Islamic Caliphate in Middle East the Goal of Foreign Jihadists in Syria

March 21, 2014

Sunni Muslim civilian refugees from Syria are warning about the hijacking of the opposition war against the al Assad regime by competing Islamist militias which, whether funded by Sunni or Shiite patron states such as Saudi Arabia or Iran, are committed to the establishment in Damascus of an Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East that will, in turn, be used to wage jihad in Europe.

Islamist Terror Group Uses Modern Marketing to Recruit in the West

March 19, 2014

Signaling a move to ramp up recruitment in Muslim immigrant and convert communities in the West, al-Qaeda has launched an English-language magazine that uses glossy images and sophisticated graphics to message jihad as the best way to address social injustice in the West.

Somali Militant Islamists Call for Jihad Against Ethiopia

March 19, 2014

Coming months after it executed a terrorist attack in a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the Somali Islamist terror group, al Shabaab, which is fighting to establish a sharia state in Somalia, has now called for the expansion of jihad into neighboring Ethiopia.

Global Jihadi Training Networks Affect Diversity of Islamist Currents

March 19, 2014

A recent report by the think tank The Jamestown Foundation suggests that global jihadi training networks linking the North Caucasus with the Middle East and Europe are also sharpening militant features in Islamist political groups in cases as diverse as Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Russia, and EU member states.

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