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Switzerland Welcomes Radicalization?

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Gatestone Institute Switzerland Welcomes Radicalization   by Judith Bergman   There are approximately 250 mosques in Switzerland, but the authorities do not know who finances them. By rejecting the proposal compelling mosques to disclose who finances them, the Swiss authorities can now remain willfully blind. The Muslim World League is behind "a whole network of radically-oriented mosques in Switzerland... with the clear intention of spreading Salafist thought here". — Saïda Keller-Messahli, expert on Islam in Switzerland. Above all, the Swiss government seems not to have considered the rights of Swiss non-Muslim citizens, who are the ones left to live with the consequences of the government's ill-thought-out policies. Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12558/switzerland-islam-radicalization...
RT  A bare-chested man has been arrested in Tours, France, after he reportedly attacked passers-by with a knife, shouting "Allahu Akbar" and asking the police to shoot him.Armed with a kitchen knife, the man had reportedly tried to attack pedestrians on a footbridge spanning the Loire river in Tours, a town in France’s central Loire Valley region. He managed to overpower a man in his 60s and threatened to throw him over the railing of the bridge before police moved in and arrested him, according to French media. The 30-year-old man lived in Tours and was reportedly known to police for previous violent acts. He will be evaluated by mental health professionals on Wednesday night, and anti-terrorism authorities have been notified. Read more: https://www.rt.com/news/430358-france-detained-allahu-akbar/...
Lawfare By Lorenzo Vidino, Seamus Hughes Although many view the downfall of the Islamic State’s territorial project as a moment of relative respite, U.S. counterterrorism authorities continue to contend with potential terrorist threats against the homeland. Most analysts recognize the challenges posed by returning American foreign fighters, online radicalization, and lone Islamic State sympathizers. But somewhat overlooked is yet another substantial concern: the impending release of terrorists who have served their time in prison.The problem is widely debated in Europe. Last week, France’s top terrorism prosecutor, François Molins, revealed that about 40 convicted terrorists are due to be released from the French prison system, calling the phenomenon a “major risk.” British authorities have recently expressed similar concerns. It has in fact been revealed that some 80 individuals convicted of terrorism offenses between 2007 and 2016 in the UK will be released by the end of the year, and that many...
IFSEC Global Wesley CharnockHead of Digital Content, Aviation IFSEC 2018The rise of individuals inspired by terrorist groups is creating a new type of threat which governments must adapt their techniques to tackle, a leading security expert has warned.Michael Chertoff, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of The Chertoff Group, made the comments in the opening keynote address at IFSEC 2018. Chertoff is best known for his role as the second United States Secretary of Homeland Security, serving under President George W. Bush. He was also the co-author of the USA Patriot Act. Terrorism 1.0According to Chertoff, the world’s security authorities have become adept at tackling Terrorism 1.0 – the Al-Qaeda style attacks. “Bin Laden was a micro-manager. He was insistent on having something high visibility and high impact, he said. “But this was vulnerable, you need to move money, you need to move people, and you need to communicate; we quite quickly...
Sky News The man suspected of helping Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam escape the French capital after the 2015 attacks has been released and placed under judicial supervision in Brussels.Ali Oulkadi is believed to have driven Abdeslam - the suspected sole survivor - across the border into Belgium the day after the attacks.The Paris prosecutors' office said on Tuesday that the conditions of Oulkadi's release back to the Belgian capital included regularly reporting to police and a curfew. He is also banned from leaving the country, making contact with a list of individuals and possessing a weapon.It comes after Abdeslam told investigators earlier this year that his friend knew nothing about the attacks.Abdeslam, 28, is in solitary confinement in a French prison, awaiting trial for his alleged role in the killings. Read more: https://news.sky.com/story/amp/paris-attack-suspect-freed-and-placed-under-watch-11409602...