Violence and Security

  • U.S. DoJ Charges Iranian Intel Agents in Abduction Plot Against American Citizen

    July 21, 2021

    The US department of Justice’s (DoJ) National Security Division has indicted four Iranian intelligence agents operating inside the United States for their plan to abduct a Brooklyn-based Iranian-American journalist critical of the human rights abuses of Iran’s Islamist regime. 

  • Troop Withdrawals from Afghanistan & Africa Represent Victories for Global Islamism

    July 19, 2021

     According to opendemocracy.net, the U.S. and French withdrawal of peacekeeping and stabilization forces from Afghanistan and the African Sahel region, respectively, marks a serious defeat of Western militaries by Islamist extremist groups, including the Taliban, IS, and al-Qaeda.

  • Pakistan's Islamic Conservatives Block Bill to Criminalize Wife-Beating

    July 19, 2021

    Conservative Islamic clerics and societal groups in Pakistan have succeeded in pressuring the country's Parliament to revise the proposed Domestic Violence (Protection and Prevention) Bill 2021, which criminalizes domestic violence against women and girls, with opponents claiming that the proposed legislation controvenes Quranic permissions for "light" wife-beating.

  • Islamist Regimes Collude in Trading POW Returns for Military Information

    July 16, 2021

    The Islamist regimes of Azerbaijan and Turkey are colluding in trading Armenian POWs from the recent Azerbaijan-Armenia war in Nagorno-Karabakh in exchange for minefield maps from Armenia, with the wife of Turkey’s Islamist president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, caught on video telling the Azeri president not to return the POWs until the mine information is provided. 

  • New Accounts of Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Abuses

    July 14, 2021

    International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch highlights the endemic torture and abuse of prison detainees in Saudi Arabia, especially women’s rights activists who are subjected to beatings and whippings, sexual harassment, and electric shocks.

  • Islamist Groups Ramp Up Geopolitical Agenda with U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

    July 12, 2021

    The drawdown of America’s military presence in Afghanistan is laying bare the geopolitical agenda of the Taliban and associated radical Islamist groups, with Taliban leadership warning Central Asian not to support future US “over-the horizon“ counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan.

  • Turkey Withdraws from Women’s Rights Convention

    July 12, 2021

    Turkey’s Islamist regime formally withdrew the country from the Council of Europe’s Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, as the government critiqued the international framework as contrary to Turkish family values and as a tool for promoting homosexuality. 

  • Pro-Iran Militias Continue Strikes on U.S. Bases in Iraq and Syria

    July 12, 2021

    Pro-Iranian militias launched another round of drone and rocket attacks against U.S. bases at the Syria-Iraq border, with minor injuries to personnel caused by this latest in a series of attacks by Shiite extremist groups against the international coalition combatting a resurgence of the Islamic State.

  • Boko Haram & Bandits Drive Lawlessness in Nigeria

    July 07, 2021

    Voice Of America reports that the degrading conditions of lawlessness in Nigeria are being driven by militants from the Boko Haram Islamist extremist group and other bandits, who recently kidnapped more than 140 high schools students and teachers, as well as patients from one of the country's National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Center.

  • The Guardian: Taliban Continue Advance Towards Full Control of Afghanistan

    July 05, 2021

    The militant Islamist Taliban are contingent their steady advance across Afghanistan, taking advantage of the slow, gradual withdrawal of NATO and other stabilization forces to fight for full control over the geopolitically important South Asian state. 

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