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Terrorism

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Jihad Watch by Robert Spencer Will Hamas-linked CAIR now denounce traffic stops as “Islamophobic”? “Man Who Allegedly Had 2 IEDs in His Car in Brea Is Charged With 4 Felony Counts,” by Angela Rose Bickmann, KTLA, September 21, 2018 (thanks to the Geller Report):    A Salinas man was charged with four felony counts after being found with two homemade bombs in his vehicle at a traffic stop in Brea on Tuesday night, authorities said.    Saleh Ali, 47, was charged Thursday with intent to unlawfully make a destructive device, two counts of possession of a destructive device, and the sale and transportation of a destructive device, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.    Brea Police Department officers pulled Ali over for having expired registration at a traffic stop in the area of South Orange Ave and Imperial Highway. Police say they found the two bombs when they checked his black...
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HAARETZ ISIS Releases Video Purporting to Show Iran Military Parade Attackers'We will destroy them with a strong and guerrilla-style attack, inshallah,' a man is seen saying Reuters Islamic State's Amaq agency has posted a video of three men in a vehicle who it said were on their way to carry out an attack on an Iranian military parade, which killed at least 25 and wounded 60 others.A man wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with what appears to be a Revolutionary Guard logo discussed the impending attack in Farsi in the video. "We are Muslims, they are kafirs (non-believers)," the man says. "We will destroy them with a strong and guerrilla-style attack, inshallah (God willing)," he adds. Four assailants fired on a viewing stand in the southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, where Iranian officials had gathered to watch an annual event marking the start of the Islamic Republic's 1980-88 war...
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PIX11 -  New York by Jennifer Bisram NEW YORK -- The 73rd annual United Nations General Assembly kicks off Tuesday and world leaders have started to trickle into New York City, with the bigger names, like President Trump coming into town next week, all to discuss issues on a global scale.PIX11's Jennifer Bisram went for a ride along the East River with the NYPD’s counterterrorism marine unit as the department beefs up security.“Our primary focus is proactive security of the water around the UN itself," said Sgt. Harold Salters, who works with the NYPD's Counterterrorism Maritime Unit.The department's marine unit patrols about 650-square miles of water in the city all-year round.But their focus the next two weeks, while world leaders are in town, will be security on the water around the United Nations.“On the water we have choke points - anything that enters in and out of the security zone...
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Defense News By: Daniel Cebul   WASHINGTON — A report released this month by the Center for International Policy’s Security Assistance Monitor finds that U.S. counterterrorism aid intended to bolster U.S. and its allies' efforts to combat violent extremists has also had the unintended consequence of fueling corruption and funding terrorist group activities and recruitment.Colby Goodman and Christinia Arabia, the authors of the report, say although the U.S. has included mechanisms designed to stymie the diversion of U.S. weapons and other kinds of security aid, “there are still important gaps in U.S. government efforts to assess, monitor, and evaluate U.S. counterterrorism aid, particularly related to corruption risks.”“Corruption involves far more than a waste of money,” Goodman notes. “It also poses a grave danger to U.S. and global security by reducing the effectiveness of U.S. counterterror programs. In some instances, widespread corruption in military aid programs actually strengthens terrorist organizations by...

The Fight Against Terrorism Online: Here's The Verdict

Posted by on in Terrorism
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Forbes by Nikita Malik I was studying counter terrorism prosecutions in the United Kingdom recently.Individuals who commit terrorism-related offenses often have political, religious, racial, or ideological motivations. These are different from typical criminal motivations, which may be for personal gain or revenge, for example.Over the years, a number of offenses and powers have been designed to counter the activities of terrorists. Examples of terrorism offenses include, but are not limited to: preparation of terrorist acts, collecting information, dissemination of terrorist publications, and other common offenses including membership or support of a proscribed organization, encouragement of terrorism, or attendance at a place for terrorist training.I found that in 2018 to date, there have been 25 counter terrorism prosecutions. 20 of these have had some element of the internet or technology involved – whether to promote and disseminate terrorist material, communicate, or spread hatred and religious controversy.20% of the cases to do...