Violence and Security

  • Kurds and Islamists Battle in German City Streets over IS Assault on Kobani

    October 17, 2014

    Violent street clashes took place over the last week in Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city, between Kurds protesting Islamic State ("IS") attacks on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani and Salafist Islamist sympathizers to the jihadi activities of IS.

  • Chinese Rule of Law and Due Process Challenges Raise Doubts about Government Counter-Terrorism Measures

    October 17, 2014

    The significant procedural shortcomings relating to China's recent prosecution and conviction of Uighur Muslim assailants allegedly driven by Islamist separatist ideology in the killings of Xinjiang citizens highlight the importance of distinguishing between legitimate and repressive counter-terrorism measures in China and elsewhere.

  • Islamic State Website May Change Iceland's Internet Freedom Paradigm

    October 17, 2014

    A website using the domain name of the jihadist movement  Islamic State (“IS”) and running videos of IS hostage executions has been shut down by Iceland's official internet provider, signaling that Iceland may consider changing its international leadership position on Internet freedom in response to threats from the globalization of violent Islamism.

  • Western Jihadists Decry Coalition Attacks on Islamic State

    October 17, 2014

    In a collection of interviews with CBS news, Western jihadists fighting for the expansion and consolidation of The Islamic State (“IS”) defend the idea of an Islamist theocracy and decry coalition military attacks on IS.

  • Jihadi Islamists Increase Attacks in West Africa

    October 17, 2014

    A jihadi Islamist group known as The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa has been ratcheting up attacks on United Nations Peacekeepers and civilians in Mali and its West African neighboring countries.

  • American Jihadist Discusses Support for Radical Islamism

    October 17, 2014

    A Somali American who joined Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda franchise fighting against the  Syria regime of Bashar al Assad, told a CBS news interviewer why he supports militant Islamism in its battle against the United States.

  • Turkey's Ultimatum to U.S. and NATO on Syrian Town of Kobani Besieged by Islamic State Fighters

    October 17, 2014

    The government of Turkey has given the United States and NATO an ultimatum: either declare the ouster of Syrian President Assad as NATO’s main priority or Turkey will continue to refuse to support undermanned Kurdish and Arab forces and civilians battling Islamic State forces in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani.

  • Split Worth Watching Between Islamists of Hamas and Islamic State

    October 15, 2014

    The leadership of the Palestinian organization Hamas has undertaken a media and diplomatic campaign designed to specify precisely Hamas's rejection of the doctrinal and ideological version of Islamism propounded by the extremist-terrorist group The Islamic State ("IS"), including a rejection of the IS commitment to violent jihad to implement a global sharia state.

  • Belgian Islamists Accused of Recruiting for Jihad Begin Trial

    October 08, 2014

    The trial of members from the Belgian Islamist Group, Sharia4Belgium, has begun, with 46 individuals charged with recruiting for jihadi violence in Syria, as Belgium seeks to staunch the transnational radical Islamist networks operating inside the country.

  • Anarchy Prevails in Libya Torn Apart by Islamists, Secularists, Towns, and Tribes

    October 08, 2014

    Continuing violence in post-Qaddafi Libya has yet to produce an outcome other than political and social anarchy, as militias and paramilitaries aligned with Islamist and secularist groups, tribal and town affiliations, are also looking to foreign patrons for support.

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