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Terrorism

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Minneapolis Star Tribune Ahmed AbdiKarin Eyow was among several hundred people killed when a truck driven by a suicide bomber exploded in a busy part of Mogadishu. The blast is the deadliest single terrorist attack in the East African nation's history. By Erin Adler Star Tribune A Bloomington father who aspired to work for the United Nations and rebuild his homeland of Somalia was visiting the country’s capital city Saturday when a terrorist attack took his life.Ahmed AbdiKarin Eyow was among several hundred people killed when a truck driven by a suicide bomber exploded in a busy part of Mogadishu. The blast is the deadliest single terrorist attack in the East African nation’s history.Eyow, 50, who was on a short trip to Kenya and Somalia, was in his hotel room when the blast went off, Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of CAIR-MN, said at a news conference Sunday afternoon.“We here...

Guilty verdict reached in Chelsea bombing trial

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By NY1 News NEW YORK - The man accused of setting off a bomb in Chelsea in 2016 has been found guilty on all counts.Ahmad Rahimi now faces a mandatory sentence of life behind bars.Jurors returned the verdict late Monday morning.Thirty people were injured in September 2016 when police say a bomb planted by Rahimi went off on 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues.Rahimi left another one that didn't explode four blocks north, and a third in New Jersey, which did not hurt anyone.Rahimi was arrested days later after a shootout with police in New Jersey.He pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.In a statement, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York said, in part, "Today’s verdict is a victory for New York City, a victory for America in its fight against terror, and a victory for all who believe in the cause of...
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South China Morning Post by Christy Leung Hong Kong plans to set up anti-terror task force in response to global threatNew team headed by Security Bureau to share intelligence and planning across spectrum of law enforcement and disciplined services. Hong Kong is planning to set up its first anti-terrorism task force, drawn from the city’s police and other law enforcement agencies, to centralize intelligence gathering and sharing, sources have told the Post.Hundreds of officers from the disciplined forces, including immigration, customs and correctional services, will work together to boost Hong Kong’s preparedness and capability in light of global terror threats and attacks.A senior government source revealed that the Security Bureau would be taking the lead in creating new posts at law enforcement agencies, while the police force was looking into establishing a “counter-terrorism bureau”.Security experts welcomed the idea, saying it would address communication gaps and fragmented intelligence gathering. Chief Executive...
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National Review by Oren Litwin The little-known, terror-financing, influence-buying SAAR network always manages to escape punishment. Under the Trump administration, American policy towards Islamist threats seems to be toughening. The Obama administration planned to award Countering Violent Extremism grants to Islamist groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood; in June, the Department of Homeland Security rescinded the grants. President Obama was widely seen as friendly to the Muslim Brotherhood; the current administration continues to advocate designating the Brotherhood itself (or perhaps smaller parts of it) as a terrorist entity. A reevaluation of America’s stance toward Islamist threats is welcome; we badly need to correct the many missteps of previous administrations. In particular, this gives the United States the opportunity to revisit the sordid case of the SAAR network — an organization of Islamist terror financiers in the United States that has inexplicably escaped punishment. The SAAR network is a web of...
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Fox News The first public recording of high-pitched, cricket-like sounds out of Havana could be linked to the attacks on U.S. Embassy workers, according to a new report.The recording, first released by the Associated Press on Thursday, is reportedly one of several from Havana that first led investigators to believe a sonic weapon was involved.Of Americans affected in Cuba, not all of them reportedly heard the sounds. But some who did said, while not identical, that the recording was relatively consistent with what they heard.“That’s the sound,” one witness said. The recording, which has not yet provided much insight about what is harming diplomats, has been sent to the U.S. Navy for further examination. The Navy has advanced capabilities for analyzing acoustic signals.It is unclear whether the sounds are directly responsible for the attacks, which have been shown to cause hearing, cognitive, visual, balance, sleep, and other problems.At least 22...