Violence and Security

  • Florida Man Arrested for Terrorism

    March 02, 2021

    A Florida man has been indicted by a US federal grand jury on terrorism charges for providing material support to IS, after the man traveled from America to Turkey as a pathway into Syria to fight with caliphate militants.

  • China Provokes Jihadist Reactions

    March 02, 2021

    According to, international jihadist actors are beginning to take action against China for its repression of its Uighur Muslim population and for Chinese interventionism by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), with Turkic and Pakistani Islamist militant groups, along with al-Qaeda and Islamic State franchise, targeting Chinese targets across the globe.   

  • Hezbollah’s Future in Failed Lebanese State

    March 02, 2021

    According to Lawfare, the failure of the Lebanese state has left Hezbollah with opportunities to grow due to the patronage of Syria and Iran despite the challenges it may face with the EU and U.S.’s financial and diplomatic support to Lebanon’s leaders.

  • Nine Women Arrested as Potential Islamist Suicide Terrorists

    March 01, 2021

    Nine women associated with the Philippines Islamist extremist group Abu Sayyaf have been arrested by state security forces on suspicion of their plans to execute suicide bombings as part of Abu Sayaf's ongoing campaign to promote an independent sharia state in part of the Southeast Asian island nation.

  • Turkeys Maps Underscore Geopolitics of Islamist Expansionism

    February 22, 2021

    A well-known media and construction conglomerate connected to Turkey's Islamist government has circulated maps outlining Turkey’s geopolitical sphere of influence extending from the Caucasus into Europe and North Africa.

  • BBC: Pandemic Helps IS Resurgence in NE Syria

    February 15, 2021

    IS militants, who reconstituted their forces underground, are making gains towards the goal of recapturing control in northeast Syria, expanding practices of beheadings, kidnaps for ransom, and suicide bombings, following the ejection of Syrian government and Kurdish resistance forces as well as local police’s focus on pandemic security priorities. 

  • Experts Brief UN Security Council on Potential Islamist Attacks in COVID Context

    February 15, 2021

    ABC News reports that a a panel of security experts briefed the UN Security Council on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the threat of violent Islamism, with empirical evidence showing how redirection of law enforcement resources towards pandemic management actually created permissive conditions for Islamist extremism in already existing conflict zones.

  • Italy’s Counter-Terrorism Prevention Against Islamist Extremism

    February 15, 2021 reports that in order to combat Jihadism in Italy, security forces are retooling approaches that were once used to combat mafia corruption and leftist ideological terrorism.

  • Turkey Rounds Up Islamist Terrorists Under US & UN Pressure

    February 10, 2021

    Following a recent US Treasury and UN report that identified Turkey as a global hub for Jihadist funding, transit, and operations including IS, al-Qaeda and the Taliban, Turkey's police forces have have rounded up over 150 suspects connected to Islamist terror groups.

  • Executions on the Rise in Iran

    February 10, 2021

    The Iran Human Right Monitor reports that Iran’s courts have increased death sentences that disproportionately target ethnic minorities, political dissidents, and non-violent criminals in an attempt to use executions as a tool for intimidation and silencing of any opposition or “corruption” of the regime’s Islamist power structure.  

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