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The Jerusalem Post ‘Unprecedented’ violence in Gaza leaves 58 Palestinians dead, thousands wounded Monday's death toll was the highest in a single day since Operation Protective Edge in 2014. By Anna Ahronheim More than 50 Palestinians were killed and thousands wounded as Gazans clashed with IDF forces all along the Gaza-Israel border fence on Monday.It was the highest Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip by Israeli fire since Operation Protective Edge in 2014.The Hamas-run Health Ministry said 58 Palestinians were killed by IDF fire, including several teenagers, and 2,771 others were wounded, many by tear gas, with 116 in serious or critical condition.Gazans have been protesting along the border with Israel for the past six weeks as part of what organizers have called the “Great March of Return.” But the mass protests on Monday were “unprecedented,” according to IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis.According to the army, the violence began at...
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Fox News Greg Gutfeld criticized former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for telling a college commencement crowd that the "greatest threat to American democracy" is political dishonesty."The greatest threat to American democracy isn't Communism or jihadism... It is our own willingness to tolerate dishonesty in service of party and in pursuit of power."Gutfeld said Bloomberg's words were likely directed at his fellow Big Apple billionaire, President Donald Trump.Bloomberg was elected in the aftermath of 9/11 as a Republican to replace term-limited Rudolph Giuliani (R). He later became an Independent. Gutfeld wondered aloud whether then-Mayor Bloomberg was more concerned with political dishonesty versus terrorism after two jets took down the Twin Towers in his city. Read more and watch Video: http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/05/14/michael-bloomberg-rips-trump-dishonesty-over-terrorism-commencement-new-york-mayor...
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The Daily Caller String Of Deadly Terrorist Attacks Rocks Muslim-Majority Indonesia In Just 24 Hours [VIDEO] Ryan PickrellChina/Asia Pacific ReporterThree families were involved in a string of Islamic State-inspired attacks in a period of less than 24 hours Sunday in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, sounding alarms over rising extremism.A family of six — a husband and wife and their four children — launched three suicide attacks on three separate Christian churches in Surabaya Sunday morning, ending the lives of a dozen people Sunday. The family is believed to have been affiliated with Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, a terrorist organization directly affiliated with and loyal to ISIS.ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks on the churches. A family of five, suspected friends of the first family of attackers, bombed a police station later that same day. Four of the five attackers were killed in the assault, but one, an eight-year-old girl,...
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Cairo - Asharq Al-Awsat Egypt's prosecutor general, Nabil Sadeq, referred 278 suspected Muslim Brotherhood members to military trial Sunday on "terrorism" charges. Of the 278 people referred for trial, 141 are already in detention.The suspects are facing charges including joining Brotherhood-linked militant groups Lewaa al-Thawra and Hasam. They are also accused of carrying out 12 "terrorist operations" including targeting and killing police officers and personnel.Sunday's announcement comes after 555 people were referred to military trial last week, accused of belonging to a branch of ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula.  Read more: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1267926/egypt-military-trial-278-people-terrorism-offenses...
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By Robert Gearty, Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News The Chechnya-born attacker who fatally stabbed a man and injured four other people in Paris Saturday night, apparently pledged allegiance to the ISIS terror network in a video made before his death.In the video, obtained by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a man identified as 20-year-old Khamzat Azimov called on ISIS supporters living in the West to immigrate to the group's so-called "Caliphate" or else carry out attacks locally. "They have closed the doors of immigration in our faces, so let's strike them in the center of their homes," the man said in French, adding, "We are on the truth ... despite the alliance of all these unbelievers against us, they will not fulfill their goal." Addressing the so-called "unbelievers," Azimov apparently said: "It is you who began bombing the Islamic State ... so when we respond and take vengeance,...
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Times of Israel Inside story of 'unprecedented' clandestine successTV reports say Israel utilized expansive operational infrastructure on Iranian soil; PM's exposé said aimed chiefly at IAEA; unconfirmed report of mass arrests in Iran after breach. By TOI staff    Agents of Israel’s spy agency Mossad smuggled hundreds of kilograms of paper and digital files on Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons program out of the Islamic Republic with Iranian agents “on their tails,” Hadashot television news reported Tuesday night, based on briefings by Israeli officials.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed the operation Monday as he displayed the trove of documents in a presentation aimed at proving that Iran has lied about its covert atomic weapons program. The operation required an expansive operational infrastructure within Iranian territory, Hadashot reported. The warehouse storing the files was located in the Shorabad suburb in southern Tehran, in an industrial area. Mossad discovered the warehouse in February 2016, and...
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ZeroHedge.com by Tyler DurdenOut of the blue, on Thursday morning a euphoric President Trump tweeted on Thursday that five of the "Most Wanted leaders of ISIS" have been captured. Hours before, a security advisor to Iraq's government said that Iraqi agents had detained a top aide to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, then used an app on his smartphone to lure four commanders from the terrorist organization into a trap - convincing the four Iraqis and one Syrian to cross the border from Syria to Iraq where they were captured by officials. The aide, Ismail al-Eithawi (a.k.a. Abu Zaid al-Iraqi) was captured in Turkey by authorities and handed over to Iraqi counterparts, according to an account told to Reuters by Iraqi security advisor Hisham al-Hashimi. What followed was a three-month operation to track a group of senior Islamic State leaders hiding in Syria and Turkey. Following the capture of Eithawi,...
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Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau EAST LANSING — What started out as a relatively civil and calm debate of the seven Republican and Democratic candidates for governor Thursday ended with a bitter exchange on sharia law and connections to terrorism.Sen. Patrick Colbeck, a Canton Republican, repeated his unfounded claim that Democrat Abdul El-Sayed has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, who he claims are focused on a “civilization jihad,” of the United States.“I have very deep concerns,” said Colbeck. “Abdul El-Sayed, has a handful of affiliations with Muslim Brotherhood,” including his membership in the University of Michigan Muslim Student Association. But El-Sayed said the accusations are the racist conspiracy theories espoused by white supremacists.“I do solemenly swear to uphold the constitution of the United States and this state. That is this oath that any one of us will swear to, including the right to pray as I choose to...
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The California resident is also accused of illegally accessing the website of the NYC comptroller. By Michael Woyton, Patch.com WEST POINT, NY — Federal authorities have charged a California man with hacking government websites, including one at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and of the New York City comptroller. Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said Thursday that Billy Ribeiro Anderson, 41, of Torrence, CA, was charged with three separate counts of computer fraud.Anderson, also known as "Anderson Albuquerque" and "AlfabetoVirtual," allegedly obtained unauthorized access to and defaced data on the websites for the Combating Terrorism Center in West Point and the New York City comptroller in New York.He was arrested Thursday morning at his home in California, and will be presented in federal court Thursday in Los Angeles."Billy Anderson allegedly used specialized computer skills and knowledge to hack important U.S....
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Reuters by Agustinus Beo Da CostaDEPOK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Islamist militant prisoners have killed five members of an elite Indonesian counter-terrorism force at a high-security jail and were holding one of them hostage on Wednesday, police said. One convicted terrorist had also been killed in clashes at the jail in Depok, on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, national police spokesman Muhammad Iqbal told reporters.Authorities were unsure how many people remained inside the prison complex.“Five of our colleagues died ... one of our colleagues is still inside and being held hostage,” Iqbal said, adding that the hostage was reported to be safe. It was the highest death toll suffered by the counter-terrorism police force, known as Detachment, or ‘Densus’, 88, which was set up in 2003 and received training and funding from Australia and the United States.The squad largely broke up militant cells in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. But...
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  Israel opens shelters, braces for imminent Iranian attack ■ Syria TV: Air defenses down Israeli missiles ■ Israel military calls up some reserves by Yaniv Kubovich and Amir Tibon Syria on Tuesday said Israel carried out an attack on a military base south of Damascus, which was used by Iranian forces. According to reports, Israeli fighter jets entered Syrian airspace and struck Iranian missiles aimed at Israel.The military said it identified what it said was unusual movements of Iranian forces in Syria, and it believed those forces were preparing for an imminent retaliation against Israel. Earlier on Tuesday, the Israeli military ordered communities in the Golan Heights, bordering Syria, to open public shelters. Intelligence officers and other specialized forces have been called up, though reserve combat units have not been drafted. Israeli military bases were preparing for a possible Iranian attack. Read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-u-s-embassy-in-israel-issues-travel-warning-for-golan-heights-1.6071960...
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'Attacks no longer having a clear purpose' Times of Malta by Sarah Carabott Despite terrorism having been around for centuries, terrorism trends in Europe have changed completely over the past two decades, with attacks no longer having a clear purpose, according to crime historian Eddie Attard.“Internal terrorism seems to have stopped, with most of the recent attacks being triggered from outside of Europe, allegedly caused by religious differences.“Interestingly, France and the UK seem to be of particular interest to these terrorists. Why have Italy and Eastern European countries not been targeted? Is it an issue of security or are the latter not considered a threat?” the former police officer asked.Speaking to the Times of Malta following research ahead of the publication of his new book, It-Terroriżmu fl-Ewropa (Terrorism in Europe), Mr Attard noted that in the past, whether triggered by religious groups or related to territory or power, there was...
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JewishPress.com by Hana Levi Julian Eco-terror attacks on Israeli farmland left fields torched Monday by Molotov terror kites flown across the security fence from Gaza.Helium balloons bearing rags soaked in kerosene and set aflame touched down in the wheat fields between Kfar Aza and Kibbutz Mefalsim, and grasslands in the Be’eri Forest area, setting both afire. The damage was estimated in the tens of thousands of dollars – hundreds of thousands of shekels. All of the fires were extinguished by firefighters who raced to the scene; but the loss of the wheat harvest so close to the harvest has cost the farmers – and the state – dearly.“This is not agricultural terrorism, but actual terrorism,” Ofer Liberman from Kibbutz Nir Am told the Hebrew-language Maariv newspaper. He said he didn’t want to imagine what might happen if a combine harvest operator were to be trapped in a field during a...
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The Clarion Project The Muslim Brotherhood raises money in the West by launching online ‘human-rights’ appeals using campaign names that mislead donors as to the intended recipients of the cash and how it is going to be spent, according to an Egyptian journalist.The websites largely target Canadian and British residents, with a focus on their Muslim populations. The group’s marketing team uses glossy language to cover over the connection to the Brotherhood, said Lamis el-Hadidi, reporting for CBC TV. The campaign speaks of human rights and aiding prisoners. She claims the British crowdfunding website Reprieve is among those used by the Brotherhood to raise funds. “We need to know how our enemies behave,” said el-Hadidi, predicting a new wave of Muslim Brotherhood attacks. These strikes may not be restricted to terrorism but could be in the realm of public relations, using foreign media outlets under the pretense of human rights.El-Hadidi...
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Fox News by Elizabeth Zwirz President Trump announced on Tuesday that he would be pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal, calling the agreement “defective at its core.”“At the heart of the Iran deal was a giant fiction, that a murderous regime desired only a peaceful, nuclear energy program,” Trump said from the White House. “Today, we have definitive proof that this Iranian promise was a lie.”Under the 2015 nuclear deal struck by the United States under the Obama administration, world powers, and Iran, sanctions against Tehran were lifted in exchange for Iran’s cooperation in restricting its nuclear program. Following Trump’s comments, former President Barack Obama released a statement on Facebook, labeling the announcement “so misguided.”“Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies, and an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals negotiated,” Obama said.He argued that the Iran deal, also...

Integrating Islam or Islamizing Integration?

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Gatestone Insitute by Josef Zbořil It is becoming increasingly evident that immigrants from Muslim countries do not spontaneously integrate. On the contrary, there has been a controlled Islamization of integration, rather than the other way around. The fear among Czechs is that such a trend will lead, within a few decades, to a dangerous demographic shift and ultimate theocratic totality in Europe as in the Middle East. The government of Singapore controls the interpretation of Islam and Muslim finances, to prevent them from being used for violence and jihad. If polls are to be trusted, one of the next countries most likely to follow Britain's lead and exit the European Union is the Czech Republic. In 2016, after the Brexit referendum, a mere 25% of the Czech public said it was satisfied with membership in the EU. There are three main reasons for this dissatisfaction. Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12100/integrating-islam-or-islamizing-integration...
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By Hillary Vaughn - FOXBusiness A former chief information security officer (CISO) for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is blasting tech companies – like Microsoft – for making insecure computers and selling them to consumers.In an interview with FOX Business, Robert Bigman, former CIA CISO and current advisory board member at AppGuard, says bad computer operating systems are the biggest threat to cybersecurity. “I would love to name a company that’s really taking cybersecurity seriously. It’s all because frankly Microsoft and everyone else puts performance -- puts sexiness -- puts usability ahead of security.”Bigman says right now Microsoft, Apple and other companies are knowingly making insecure devices and he says – security programs are just adding a layer on top of an weak foundation. “None of the vendors here at this massive show are fixing that problem. They are all fixing the symptoms, right, but not the root cause,” says...
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Futurism by Abby Norman You’ve probably heard of Transitions lenses that can adapt to changing light conditions. Now, get ready for facial recognition lenses.Police officers in Zhengzhou, China have been spotted wearing sunglasses equipped with facial recognition software that allows them to identify individuals in a crowd. These surveillance sunglasses were actually rolled out last year, but a recent report from China’s QQ published a series of photos of the glasses in action.China has consistently been ahead of the curve in terms of utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) for surveillance. The country’s CCTV system tracked down a BBC reporter in just seven minutes during a demonstration in 2017. But this new technology, developed by LLVision, takes China’s surveillance efforts to a whole new level. Not just in theory, either — reports from the official People’s Daily newspaper seem to indicate that it’s improving police work.Surveillance That Actually WorksWith the Lunar New...

What Exactly Is Terrorism? Why Words Matter

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JewishPress.com by Abigail R. Esman It is a concept and a word that has shaped politics worldwide for decades, all the more since September 11: terrorism. But what does "terrorism" really mean, actually? And how well do most people understand it?Not very, it seems. Over the past year, in the face of last August's white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville and subsequent death of Heather Heyer, the mass shooting in Las Vegas last October, and multiple school shootings, people have increasingly taken to social media to demand that such episodes be declared terrorism. And while the Charlottesville killing has been treated as a terrorist incident, the others have not – often to the frustration of far left activists, so-called "millennials," and others.Now the recent serial bombings in Austin, Texas, have raised the issue once again. On Twitter, discussions have broken out questioning descriptions of bomber Mark Anthony Conditt, who killed himself...
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AllAfrica.com By Stella CheronoDetails of a terrorist attack foiled by police last month show that al-Shabaab local operatives are increasingly posing a grave danger to Kenya.The plot by homegrown elements of the Somalia-based terrorist group targeted the Judiciary.Detectives are still processing the seized vehicles, which suicide bombers reportedly planned to use in the raid.Those familiar with the sophisticated plot say it shows the changing face of terrorism.The classic picture of AK47-wielding men with bushy beards behind a black flag is no longer the major focus in the war against violent extremism.Mr Tyrus Kamau Muya, a security consultant, says terrorism has evolved in recruitment, membership and tactics.TERRORIST"It is not easy to single out a recruit or recruiter. It is even more difficult because the stereotype of your typical terrorist has moved from an individual of Arabic or Somali extraction to just about anyone," Mr Kamau said. Read more: http://allafrica.com/stories/201804110253.html...