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Norway: Threat of Jihad

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Gatestone Institute by Judith Bergman Norway seems to be making the same poorly thought-out choices as Britain.It has apparently not occurred to these authorities that encouraging Muslims in prison to study the Quran and hadiths, with their exhortations to jihad against the "infidels", may in itself serve to radicalize the inmates.The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) just published in February its yearly threat assessment. It concluded -- as did its threat assessment for 2016 -- that Norway might experience an Islamic terrorist attack from Islamic State (ISIS) sympathizers acting upon ISIS's call to carry out independent attacks. The PST explains:"These calls to action are one reason why we have seen an increase over the last few years in the number of lone terrorist attacks in the West. The likeliest scenario for a terrorist attack in a Western country is an ISIL-/AQ-inspired attack carried out with a simple weapon against a...
Jerusalem Post By Lahav HarkovAs Jerusalem continues to reel from Friday's terror attack at the capital's light rail, Israeli politicians lament the increase in Islamic terrorism in Israel and across the globe. The stabbing attack on Jerusalem’s light rail Friday is another terrifying example of Islamic terrorism’s impact on cities around the world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following the attack.“The terrorism of radical Islam strikes the world’s capitals. Unfortunately, it struck the capital of Israel – Jerusalem – today,” he stated. “A Palestinian terrorist murdered a 23-year-old student, a citizen of Great Britain, in cold blood,” the premier said, sending condolences in the name of all of Israel.The Palestinian terrorist, a 57-year-old man from east Jerusalem, also wounded two Israelis. Netanyahu added that security forces are constantly fighting terrorism and prevented several attacks in recent days.“Our forces will continue protecting Israelis around the clock,” he said.Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon...
  By: Homeland Security Today Staff Federal, state and local entities are committed to sharing counterterrorism information by undertaking programs and initiatives that have improved information sharing, however, the Inspectors General (IG) of the Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) identified in a joint report on the domestic sharing of counterterrorism information that there are numerous gaps and shortfalls in “several areas in which improvements could enhance the sharing of counterterrorism information.” The IGs’ joint report stated that, “To share information effectively, the federal, state and local entities actively involved in counterterrorism efforts must understand each other’s roles, responsibilities and contributions, especially when multiple agencies are involved in complex investigations. The review found that this is an area where information sharing could be strengthened. For example, both DHS and the FBI have counterterrorism-related missions and a role in gathering and disseminating counterterrorism information, yet...
Express In the wake of the Westminster and Stockholm terrorist attacks, the British Government is ramping up efforts to protect our cities. Exclusive by Belinda Robinson The Government has been using architects to redesign British cities and buildings to create bollards and barriers that can block terrorists who want to use trucks or bombs to kill. Anti-terror barriers have been secretly built into public spaces in London, Bristol, Manchester and other UK cities to withstand heavy impacts – like a seven-tonne truck driven at 50mph. The work has been carried out with little public knowledge over the past several years. And, the Home Office has been working alongside the Royal Institute of British Architects, the police and engineers - often without the public noticing. MI5 and its partners are busy implementing even more counter terrorism efforts once again, weeks after the Westminster terror attacker Khalid Massood, 52, killed five innocent...
Heat Street By Robert Verkaik The use of vehicles to carry out terror atrocities across Europe has forced the security services to rethink their counter-terrorism strategy. Stockholm, where a radicalised, determined killer used a truck to bring carnage to the city streets, has grimly highlighted how difficult it is to defend against low-tech terror. What will have particularly worried Western security officials was that Rakhmat Akilov, 39, an asylum seeker from Uzbekistan, had also managed to turn his vehicle into a moving bomb. Had the home-made explosive device detonated, the death toll would have been much higher. Security chiefs have long feared a shift from sophisticated terror plots, popular with al Qaeda, to attacks carried out by lone wolves making use of weapons from whatever is at hand. It means the often slow build up to an attack, which has proved vital in providing intelligence warnings of such plots, is...