Violence and Security

  • French Courts Sentence IS Foreign Fighter to 30 Years in Landmark Extradition Case

    July 07, 2020

    A Paris court sentenced a French national to 30 years in prison on charges associated with his jihadist activities abroad as part of the Islamic State (IS).

  • Italian Busts Show COVID-19 Hasn’t Slowed IS Narcotics Production for Terrorist Financing

    July 07, 2020

    The massive drug busts of IS-trafficked methamphetamines and hashish by Italian police over the past two weeks underscores the Islamist extremist group’s ability to maximize narcotics production and market share, in order to sustain revenues for terrorist financing purposes worldwide.

  • IS Kills More Civilians in Latest Jihadi Attack in Nigeria

    July 07, 2020

    The Nigerian branch of the IS (ISWAP, Islamic State of West Africa) has killed more civilians in its latest attack in the West African country, part of the expanding scope  of jihadi violence by various Islamist extremist groups in the region.

  • Philippines Police Kill Four in IS Sleeper Cell in Capital City

    July 04, 2020

    Philippines police killed four IS militants in a raid on a local sleeper cell in the country’s capital city of Manila, indicating that the local IS branch is beginning to expand into urban areas from the Islamists’ concentration in the southern part of the island nation. 

  • Italian Police Bust IS Narcotics Motherload

    July 04, 2020

    Italian police reported the single largest seizure ever of amphetamines narcotics, with the drug bust of an IS shipment at the port of Salerno exposing the use of narcotics trafficking in Europe as a major financing tool of the Islamist terror group. 

  • State Dept. Warns About a Globalized IS

    July 01, 2020

    The U.S. State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Nathan Sales, is warning that the Islamic State (“IS”) has evolved into a globalized entity able to inspire islamist extremist ideology and violent operations carried out by local affiliates.

  • Swiss Courts Reduce Fine on IS Propagandist for “Change of Heart”

    July 01, 2020

    Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court reduced the sentencing for a man convicted of spreading IS propaganda on Facebook, concluding that his “change of heart” regarding violent Islamism warranted a second successive reduction in what was an initial jail sentence and monetary fine.

  • IS-AQ Growing Islamist Civil War Makes West Africa a Killing Zone

    July 01, 2020

    The recent expansion of violent confrontations between Islamic State (“IS”) and al Qaeda (“AQ”) at the Mali-Burkina Faso border indicates the dangerous expansion of a growing Islamist civil war for hegemony over the entire African Sahel region.

  • Pakistan PM Accuses U.S. of Making Osama bin Laden a Martyr

    June 26, 2020

    Pakistan’s Prime Minister responded to a recent U.S. State Department report critical of religious freedom conditions in the South Asian country by condemning the United States for its operation against the Pakistani hideout of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, describing the Islamist terrorist’s death as “martyrdom.”

  • Pakistan Convicts Four Islamist Terrorists on Financing Charges Linked to Mumbai Attack

    June 23, 2020

    A special counterterrorism court in Pakistan sentenced four members of the outlawed Islamist extremist organization Lashar-e-Taiba (LeT) on charges of financing linked to the 2008 high-casualty terrorist attack in Mumbai, India.

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