Violence and Security

  • German IS Woman Convicted for Crimes against Humanity for Enslaving Yazidi Child

    October 27, 2021

    A Munich court has sentenced a German woman who supports the Islamic State in Syria to ten years in prison for participating in the purchase, enslavement, and death of a Yazidi woman and child captured by jihadist group in its caliphate operations in Iraq and Syria.

  • Pentagon Official: IS Could Attack U.S. in Six Months

    October 27, 2021

    In remarks to Congress, Colin Kahl, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, testified that Islamic State in Afghanistan intends to attack the United States and, in six months, will have the capacity to do so.

  • Tajikistan Rejects Engagement with Taliban Regime as Threat to Central and South Asian Stability

    October 20, 2021

    The President of Tajikistan has taken a categorical position against recognition of the Taliban Islamist regime of Afghanistan, warning that the Taliban is a clear and present threat of Islamist radicalization and security destabilization for all of Central and South Asia.

  • IS in Afghanistan Escalates Islamist Sectarian Violence

    October 20, 2021

    Islamist extremist groups are using high-casualty sectarian attacks to intensify what is developing as a low-level jihadist civil war in Afghanistan, as Islamic State Khorasan Province (IS-K) carried out a series of attacks on Shiite mosques.

  • Iran’s New Cabinet Signals Strength of Islamist Hardliners

    October 13, 2021

    Iran’s new Cabinet under President Ebrahim Raisi is comprised of Islamist hardliners who are veterans of the security and military-intelligence apparatus, as well as individuals sanctioned by Western governments because of human rights violations and terrorist-related economic activities.

  • Globalized Al-Qaeda Threat Keeps United States in Africa as Afghan Outcome Echoes

    October 13, 2021

    The globalized nature of the security threat from al-Qaeda has United States special forces hunkered down in the Horn of Africa, where the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan may embolden al-Shabab, a branch AQ in Solamia.

  • Taliban Reject Cooperation with US in Combatting IS Extremism

    October 13, 2021

    Taliban officials have rejected the possibility of cooperation with America in countering the influence of Islamic State (IS) influence in operations within and from Afghanistan, despite the uptick in IS anti-Shiite sectarian violence in the South Asian country.

  • Boko Haram Expands Control in Nigeria

    October 06, 2021

    Operating since 2009 in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous, oil-rich state, the Boko Haram jihadist group is demonstrating operational resilience and ideological staying power.

  • IS Shows Durability and Sustained Threat in Syria

    October 06, 2021

    Islamic State (“IS”) forces continue to demonstrate durability and resilience that makes the group a sustained threat in Syria.
     

  • Taliban Islamization Targets Women and Judiciary

    September 29, 2021

    According to Claire Press at BBC News, after receiving death threats following the Taliban's takeover of Afhanistan and with a forthcoming wholesale release of men convicted by female judges of rape, torture, and forced marriage, over 220 female judges have gone into hiding.

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