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Terrorism

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Voice of Europe Syrian refugee excuses stabbing a German woman because he acted according to his religion By Stan M Six months ago Abdullah A, a 17-year-old Syrian refugee, stabbed a woman with a jackknife in Burgwedel. The 24-year-old woman required emergency surgery and had to be put into an artificial coma. She remained in a life threatening condition for several days.The attacker came to Germany as a refugee along with his family in 2013. The prosecution is charging him with aggravated assault. This could mean between 6 months and 10 years in prison for him.German tabloid Bild reports his lawyer’s written statement: “His client doesn’t know any differently and according to his culture conflicts are solved with knives. An insult warrants stabbing somebody and if the offence is perceived as a serious one killing is permissible.” Read more: https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/09/syrian-refugee-excuses-stabbing-a-german-woman-because-he-acted-according-to-his-religion/...

FLORIDA: Man Arrested After Making Al-Qaeda Threat At Disney

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Orlando Sentinel by David Harris - Contact Reporter Orange County deputies arrested a man after he told two employees at a Disney resort that he was sent by al-Qaida to “blow the place up,” according to an arrest affidavit.Deputies responded to Saratoga Springs Resort on July 21 after two employees greeting guests reported the comments. They identified the suspect as Gregory Lazarchick, 56, who was visiting from New Jersey, the affidavit said.The greeters told deputies they were asking guests about their days when he said he was having a bad day.He then said al-Qaida “sent me to blow the place up,” according to the affidavit. Lazarchick did not appear to be joking, the employees told deputies. Lazarchick admitted to saying something about al-Qaida but didn’t remember what exactly he said. He was remorseful and apologetic, deputies said. Deputies searched his room and didn’t find any bomb-making materials. Read more: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-al-qaeda-threat-disney-20180905-story.html...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday designated an al Qaeda affiliate in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, as a foreign terrorist organization, cutting off its funding and blocking U.S. citizens from doing business with it.The group has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks and kidnappings since it was formed in March 2017, the department said in a statement. It said Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) was responsible for an attack in June 2017 at a resort popular with Western expatriates outside Mali’s capital, Bamako, as well as attacks on Malian troops, and coordinated attacks in Ouagadougou, the capital of neighboring Burkina Faso, in March this year. “Al-Qaeda and its affiliates like JNIM remain deadly threats to the United States and our allies. These designations are part of our continuing efforts to squeeze al-Qaeda’s finances, denying it the resources it needs to carry out attacks,” said Nathan Sales, the...

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Dutch police say they are looking 'at all scenarios, also terrorism' after a man stabbed two people inside Amsterdam's central station before being shot and injured by police.   ...

Pompeo Heads to Pakistan to Take on Terrorism, Seek 'Reset'

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The Diplomat The U.S. secretary of state’s arrival in Pakistan comes after a challenging eight months for the bilateral relationship. By Ankit Panda U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Pakistan on Wednesday for talks with the country’s new government, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party. Khan, a populist with an anti-American streak, become prime minister after the controversial July 25 elections in Pakistan.Days before Pompeo’s scheduled trip, the U.S. Department of Defense announced a final decision on the suspension of a $300 million tranche of Coalition Support Fund (CSF) reimbursements for Pakistan, which had been announced earlier this year by the Trump administration.“Due to a lack of Pakistani decisive actions in support of the South Asia Strategy the remaining $300 million was reprogrammed,” a Pentagon spokesperson told Reuters. CSF payments reimburse Pakistan for expenses incurred combating terrorism on its own soil.“We certainly haven’t...