Category Archives: Terrorism

November 14, 2017

Terror survivor’s call for open speech on extremism

Bjorn Ihler read Anders Breivik’s book only a week after jumping into lake Tyrifjorden in Norway to escape the terrorist’s bullets.

Bjorn was one of the survivors on Utoya island where Breivik killed 77 people in July 2011.

What Bjorn found in the far-right “manifesto” surprised him.

“His worldview was not purely driven by hatred,” he says. “It was much more about fear of what was happening to his society.

“This was a guy who grew up in the same city as me, we had similar backgrounds, we went to similar schools, but he saw the world in a completely different way.”

Since this experience, 26-year-old Bjorn devoted his life to trying to keep other young people from following a similar path to Breivik.

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November 13, 2017

YouTube finally blocks a known terrorist propagandist from its site

The videos that once populated YouTube ranged from Awlaki’s early work as a mainstream imam in the U.S. to his later association with Al Qaeda.

Three-quarters of those videos are now gone from YouTube’s archives, the New York Times reported Sunday. The Times called the move by YouTube a “watershed moment” for platforms that have facilitated terrorist recruitment online.The extremist jihadist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike six years ago. But until this month, he was the leading English-speaking jihadist recruiter through more than 70,000 videos posted on YouTube.

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and even Airbnb have long claimed that they’re just platforms that bear no responsibility for the material that appears on them. In the post-Russian election interference era, however, some of these platforms have been forced to start accepting slightly more responsibility.

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November 9, 2017

Illegal Immigrant Opens Fire on TX Interstate Drivers with Assault Rifle — Child Shot in Head (Video)

“We have a lot of crime scenes. We have several people that were injured in this,” said Austin Police Assistant Chief Joseph Chacon on Saturday.

Police identified a man accused of shooting at cars with an assault rifle along an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 35 Saturday morning.

Late Sunday night Rolando Martinez, 25, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a 2nd-degree felony. Four people including a 7-year-old girl were hit. The child remains in critical condition as of Saturday evening.

Austin police say the shooting began about 2 a.m. Saturday and ended around 3:15 a.m. Calls to 911 came in from multiple places along I-35, stretching from south Austin at Stassney Lane up to Wells Branch Parkway.

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KXAN spoke with one of Martinez’s sisters and learned he’s the oldest of six siblings. She described him happy, calm and was shocked to hear the news. The family hasn’t had the chance to speak with him and tearing up, she said she’s “not sure what went wrong that night.”

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November 2, 2017

TRUMP CANCELS Diversity Lottery Program – NYC Killer Sponsored 23 PEOPLE Since Coming to US!

President Trump also called for an end to chain migration.

On Tuesday Islamist Sayfullo Saipov, a 29=year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan, murdered eight people in a truck attack in New York City.

Saipov entered the US under the “Diversity Visa program” in 2010.

The “Diversity VISA Program” is a lottery for individuals from nations with few immigrants in the United States.

The immigration program was the brainchild of none other than Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Today President Trump called for an end of the Diversity Lottery Program.

President Trump also called for an end to chain migration.
Sayfullo Saipov reportedly brought in 23 people with him since 2010!

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October 18, 2017

Britain is facing a terrorist threat as unrelenting as it is unprecedented, MI5 chief warns (Video)

Jihadis can ‘accelerate from inception to planning to action in just a handful of days’

Britain is experiencing a terrorist offensive which is as unrelenting as it is unprecedented, drawing from a growing pool of Islamist extremists, and with some murderous plots taking just a few days from inception to the point of attack, the head of MI5 has warned.

Andrew Parker, the director general, said he had never faced such a high tempo of attempted and successful bombings, shootings and stabbings in his 34 years of working in the Security Service.

With jihadis returning from fighting in Isis ranks in Syria and Iraq, and the internet providing motivation and material, the pace of violence shows no sign of falling.

Charting the scale of the problem, Mr Parker said that MI5 and police have stopped seven attacks by Islamists in the past seven months. Twenty major acts have been detected in the past four years and 379 suspects have been arrested in the first six months of this year.

There are, at present, 500 live operations under way targeting 3,000 people with 20,000 more who have been on the counter-terrorism radar and others who are not even known to the law agencies.

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Oasis Singer Slams ‘Hippie’ Idealism Allowing Islamic Terrorism To Prosper (Video)

“Our government, and the government before them, and the next f***ing government after this one will be powerless to stop it because of some hippy ideal about people’s religious beliefs. F*** those c***s is what I say,” the musician continued.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, former Oasis singer Noel Gallagher blasted the U.K.’s “hippie” idealism toward Islam, which he says is rending the government powerless to stop attacks and allowing jihadist to walk free.

“Our government, seemingly, are powerless to f***ing stop this sh*t,” said Gallagher, referring to the fatal Islamic bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester this summer. “I have children and they’re growing up in London and they take the tube and I take the tube and we all take public transport, because I can’t drive, and there’s like bombers roaming free around the f***ing city.”

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Gallagher’s hit song, Don’t Look Back in Anger, became an anthem of sorts in the wake of the Manchester bombing when a young girl began singing the tune after a moment of silence for the 22 victims. Gallagher, who performed the song during a benefit concert, expressed regret that Don’t Look Back in Anger is now linked to Islam and what he might call “hippie idealism.”

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October 11, 2017

FBI report: “Black identity extremists” a domestic threat

In a leaked FBI counterterrorism report, “black identity extremist” or BIE are described as a domestic threat for motivating attacks against law enforcement. Critics say the government report is racist, targeting African Americans, while the FBI stands by its findings.

The 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has spawned a violent domestic threat from “black identity extremists” who have stepped up attacks on police, according to an explosive new report by the FBI’s counterterrorism division.

The warning, first reported by Foreign Policy magazine, says that “it is very likely BIEs proactively target police and openly identify and justify their actions with social-political agendas commensurate with their perceived injustices against African Americans …”

Brown, an African-American 18-year-old, was shot in August 2014 after struggling with white police officer Darren Wilson. Although Brown’s supporters claimed it was a deadly case of police brutality, Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing and resigned in November 2014.

Police officials said that Wilson stopped Brown after getting a call about a robbery at a convenience store in which the clerk was strong-armed after the suspect – with whom Brown was a match — attempted to leave.

Wilson and Brown got into a scuffle as Brown reportedly reached for the police officer’s gun, and Wilson then gave chase, shooting him. Brown’s family said he had his hands up when he was shot, police said it was untrue.

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October 9, 2017

ISIS sympathizers planned to ‘create next 9/11’ in NYC

3 suspects in terror cell plotted attacks on concerts, subways, Times Square.

Three men living outside the U.S. planned to attack concerts, Times Square and crowded subways in 2016 in an ISIS-inspired attack that one of the suspects said he hoped would be “the next 9/11,” authorities announced on Friday afternoon.

The FBI said the three men — Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian citizen; Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen based in Pakistan; and Russell Salic, a 37-year-old orthopedic surgeon in the Phillipines — allegedly used chat apps to talk about bringing a car bomb into the Crossroads of the World, gunning down subway riders before detonating vests and opening fire on concertgoers in the vein of the Paris terror attacks of 2015.

“NY Needs to fall. This is a must,” Haroon allegedly wrote in a message to an undercover agent posing as an ISIS sympathizer.

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October 8, 2017

Migrants Threaten Swedish Migration Board Employees with Rape, Violence

In the first nine months of 2017, the Swedish migration board has reported 2,875 serious incidents against their staff including threats of rape and assault, and threats to set fire to their offices.

Particularly worrying for the female employees of the migration board, which handles all the country’s asylum claims, has been the number of sexual harassment incidents from migrants. So far, there have been 15 cases of sexual harassment including one in which a migrant threatened to rape a female employee, Aftonbladet reports.

Maria Johansson, working environment specialist at the Swedish Migration Board, said the incidents “can be anything including an inappropriate comment related to a sexual act. This is not a common problem with us, but it is serious when it happens.”

Threats often come via email and over the telephone, with one female employee being verbally abused over the telephone when a migrant yelled, “What do you doing you fucking pussy?!” before hanging up.

A case in Södermanland during the summer saw a female employee followed by a migrant man as she was going outside for fresh air. She decided to ignore him and look at her mobile phone but he started kissing her hand and then trying to kiss her on the lips before she pushed him off.

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Canadian man pleads guilty to terrorism in plot targeting NYC landmarks: unsealed records

A Mississauga teen is awaiting sentencing in the 2016 plot and will be sentenced this December.

A 19-year-old Mississauga, Ont., man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to terrorism offences in a 2016 plot to detonate bombs in New York City.

The charges against Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy were made public Friday when the U.S. Attorney’s Office (Southern District of New York) revealed the details of the plan that allegedly included detonating bombs in Times Square and in the New York subway system, as well as shootings at various concert venues.

According to the unsealed information, El Bahnasawy purchased bomb-making materials and helped secure a cabin within driving distance of the city for the purpose of building explosive devices.

Two others, Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen living in Pakistan, and Russell Salic, a 37-year-old Philippine citizen, were also charged in connection with the alleged plot. The two were arrested outside of the U.S. and the hope, according to the release, is that they will be extradited to the U.S. for prosecution.

In an interview with CBC News, El Bahnasawy’s lawyer Sabrina Shroff stressed his young age and called him “vulnerable.”

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