Violence and Security

  • Jihadists Cost Mozambique Billions

    April 27, 2021

    French energy behemoth Total announced that is suspending all work in a multi-year project in Mozambique's liquified natural gas resources, due to the continuing escalation in jihadist activity aimed at capturing the country's energy infrastructure and imposing sharia law across the country.

  • IS Remains Active Security Threat in Egypt, Targets Christians

    April 21, 2021

    The Islamic State’s (IS) branch in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula remains an active security threat to the country, with Egyptians Christians particularly at risk as targets for the jihadists.

  • Islamists Destabilize Pakistan, Threaten French Nationals

    April 19, 2021

    One of Pakistan's hardline Islamist parties, Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan (TLP), has spearheaded days of violent protests against the French government for last year's controversies over cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed, calling for a boycott of French products and threatening French nationals working in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

  • The National Review: Vitality of Global Islamism Relies on Infrastructure in the West

    April 14, 2021

    The globalized network of radical Islamist groups depends and thrives on a complex support infrastructure based in Western countries and often operating in plain sight, including accounting and banking entities, law firms and lobbying groups, as well as youth movements and voluntary associations.

  • Al-Shabaab Calls for Attacks on US & French Targets

    April 12, 2021

    The leader of Somalia’s homegrown al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab issued a video message calling on the Islamist group to prioritize attacks in US and French targets in Djibouti, the Horn of Africa country whose geostrategic location affects the Red Sea choke point for global commercials.

  • Terrorists Arrested in U.S. Mark Continued Islamist Extremist Threat

    April 09, 2021

    The US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Counterterrorism Division arrested two U.S. citizens on charges of providing material support to IS, based on evidence that indicated that the New York and Alabama residents had planned to travel to the Middle East to fight with the Islamist terror group and explored options for committing a terrorist attack against the US Military Academy at West Point. 

  • Rights Group Warns Spike in Boko Haram Violence in Cameroon

    April 07, 2021

    International rights group, Human Rights Watch, is warning that the West African state of Cameroon has suffered a sharp escalation in high-casualty attacks against civilians and other soft targets during the past year by the Boko Haram Islamist extremist group, signaling a generalized expansion in jihadist operations in the region. 

  • Managing the journey out of violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin


    April 06, 2021

  • IS Siege in Mozambique Imperils Women and Children in IDP Flows

    April 05, 2021

    The latest siege by the local Mozambique affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) has generated thousands of civilian casualties and flows of internally displaced persons (IDPs), with particularly egregious targeting of children and women for beheading and hostage-taking by the Islamist militant perpetrators.

  • The Diplomat: Afghanistan's Intellectuals become Islamist Targets

    March 30, 2021

    The Diplomat reports that the UN and Afghan human rights experts are warning that Islamist extremist groups over the past year have increased targeted assassinations, kidnappings, and extra-judicial killings of Afghanistan's intellectual class, in a campaign designed to silence debate and contestation.

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