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Jihad WatchExposing the role that Islamic jihad theology and ideology play in the modern global conflicts By Robert Spencer “‘Nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature in these assaults,’ the sources said, adding that the attacker had targeted ‘strangers in the street.'” In a sane society, a Muslim migrant stabbing strangers in the street would be taken as a sign “of a terrorist nature in these assaults.” Why? Because the Islamic State issued this call in September 2014: So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or...
Washington Post Associated Press CAIRO — Egypt’s military says its special forces have held drills with special forces from the United States to exchange expertise on combating terrorism.The announcement was made in a Thursday statement by Egypt’s armed forces.The anti-terrorism drills come ahead of the “Bright Star” exercise on Sept. 8-20, which will involve additional countries including Greece, Jordan, Britain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Italy and France.The first “Bright Star” exercise took place in 1980, but the Obama administration postponed them in 2011 following the uprising that toppled longtime President Hosni Mubarak, and scrapped them in 2013 after Egyptian security forces killed hundreds of protesters while breaking up a mass sit-in.Last September, Egypt held the war games with U.S. troops for the first time in eight years. Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/egypt-us-special-forces-hold-drills-on-combating-terrorism/2018/09/06/c15c31ae-b1e8-11e8-8b53-50116768e499_story.html?utm_term=.20ad94acd4b8...

Iraq says seven men convicted of 'terrorism' executed

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AFP Iraq executed by hanging seven of its citizens convicted of "terrorism", the head of the health ministry in the southern province of Dhi Qar said on Monday. Doctor Abdel Hassan al-Jabri said the bodies of the seven men were handed over on Monday to the morgue of the state hospital of Nassiriya, the provincial capital. They had been tried and convicted on charges of "terrorism", he said. In December last year Iraq declared "victory" over the Islamic State group after a three-year war against the jihadists who once controlled nearly one third of the country. In June, Iraq executed 13 jihadists after IS claimed responsibility for the murder of eight civilians. Iraq has repeatedly faced criticism from international human rights groups over the high number of death sentences handed down by its anti-terrorist courts. In 2017, at least 111 convicts were hanged in Iraq and this year 44 people...

Sweden: The Left Party's Ties to Terror Groups

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by Tobias Petersson  •  Gatestone Institute On his Facebook page, Said Hadrous praises the Samer Issawi, a member of the DFLP terrorist group who was convicted in Israel of possession of explosives and attempted murder. In a post on Facebook on August 29, Lars Adaktusson, a Swedish member of the European Parliament for the Christian Democrats, said that the EU should designate the DFLP as a terrorist organization. Another Left Party candidate in the upcoming elections, Dr. Ali Hadrous, is running for the Landskrona City Council. He often shares Facebook posts showing sympathy with jailed Palestinian terrorists. Osama Tamim was a member of the DFLP in Syria and is now running for the Åmål City Council on the Left Party list. In 2015, Tamim's organization, Amal Palestina, distributed to children in Åmål a booklet in Arabic in which youngsters are portrayed favorably as instigators of violent activities. Anyone who believes...

The FBI still hasn’t found these 9/11-era terrorists

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NY Post By Paul Sperry After 9/11, the FBI warned the public about a number of potential terrorists they believed were being groomed for an encore attack. The feds described them as “the next Mohamed Atta” and put them on their Most Wanted Terrorists list. Today, these dangerous suspects remain on that same list and are still at large. Yet oddly, the FBI no longer talks about them.The only thing that’s changed, besides the descriptions of their appearances, is that the FBI is now offering bigger rewards for them, along with several key al Qaeda leaders also still on the loose.Families of 9/11 victims want to know why, after two wars costing trillions of dollars, do we appear no closer to capturing these top terrorists? Did the FBI stop hunting for them? Has it given up hope of finding them? Terrorism experts are equally troubled by the delay in bringing...