Violence and Security

  • Taliban Win in Afghanistan Likely to Encourage Radical Islamization in Pakistan

    September 29, 2021

    According to a DW report, the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan is likely to encourage Islamist and jihadist forces inside neighboring nuclear Pakistan, where the country government has already catered its social discourse and legislative agenda to hardline Islamist groups.

  • AQ 9/11 Video Underscores Islamists' Long-term Commitment to Jihadist Activities

    September 22, 2021

    One of Al Qaeda's (AQ) media entities ran a 9/11 20th anniversary video to celebrate the jihadists' terror attack on the United States, in a media production that reflected a commitment to ideas and a great narrative themes of jihadist resilience and perseverance.

  • Iranian Fuel Arrivals in Lebanon Point to Hezbollah's Political Dominance

    September 22, 2021

    Shiite extremist group Hezbollah's dominance as Lebanon's largest political party and hegemon over the state is being amplified with the arrival of a tanker convoy with Iran-sourced fuel aimed at easing Lebanon’s protracted energy crisis.

  • Taliban Win in Afghanistan Raises Questions about Future Paradigm of Islamist Militancy

    September 22, 2021

    The Taliban's victorious establishment of an Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has opened a debate about the future paradigm of Islamist militancy, between a commitment to transnational and globalized operations versus a focus on localized consolidation of power and governance.

  • Sharia Law in Afghanistan Threatens Survival of Christians

    September 15, 2021

    The Taliban's imposition of sharia law throughout Afghanistan threatens the lives of all of the country's Christians, who are overwhelmingly first-generation converts from Islam and, therefore, according to sharia law, considered apostates who are subject to the death penalty, unless they revert to Islam or emigrate from Afghanistan.

  • Europe Is a Key Target of Jihadist Activities Since 9/11

    September 13, 2021

    Jihadist organizations have targeted their full range of activities on Europe over the past two decades since the 9/11 attacks on the United States, with Europe's combination of porous external borders permeable to massive migration flows from countries with active Islamist radical networks, high numbers of returning fighters from jihadist wars in the Asia and Africa, and problems with Muslim communities' socioeconomic integration in European countries.

  • Blair: Bio-Terror, Ungovernable Spaces, and Ideological Dedication Are Islamist’s Weapons

    September 13, 2021

     Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair told the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in a speech marking the 20th anniversary of Al-Qaeda's 9/11 attacks on the United States that radical Islamism remains a first-order threat to world security, and warned Western democratic governments to plan for Islamist threats in the form of biological weapons of terror attacks, state corrosion and ungovernable spaces due to Islamist violence.

  • Islamist Extremism at Center of Current Trial for 2015 Paris Attacks

    September 08, 2021

    The ongoing threat of Islamist extremism is at the center of the trial of 20 suspects associated with the Islamic State's (IS) suicide bombing and gun attack that killed 130 and wounded hundreds more in 2015 in Paris, with today's opening of what is expected to be a months-long trial reminding of the lone-wolf Islamist terror attacks suffered by France since the 2015 event.

  • Taliban Delivers US Military Materiel to Iran

    September 07, 2021

    Social media sites associated with Iran's Islamist regime showed the Taliban delivering a convey of US military vehicles to Iran, part of the estimated billions of dollars of weapons seized by the Taliban's newly established Islamic Emirate in the aftermath of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • High-Casualty Jihadist Attack in Burkina Faso Indicates Expanding Islamist Extremism in Africa

    August 23, 2021

    A high-casualty attack in Burkina Faso at the contiguous “three-border” space linking Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali is a reminder of the expanding Islamist extremist operational environment that is destabilizing the Sahel and sub-Sahara region of Africa.

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