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Terrorism

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By: Homeland Security Today Staff Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly was asked Tuesday for information about directives in Trump’s original January 27 Executive Order, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, which weren’t affected by the court's temporary restraining order (TRO). On February 3, a federal court issued a TRO preventing the enforcement of five specific sections of the original Executive Order, but several provisions of the original order were not subject to the TRO. In a letter to Kelly, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, pointed out in a statement that “while a federal court issued a temporary restraining order preventing the enforcement of some of the Executive Order’s most controversial provisions, several significant sections of the original Executive Order were not affected by the TRO...
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by Greg Myre - NPR WikiLeaks has released a huge trove of documents that reveal information about the CIA's cyber-espionage capabilities. Its hacking tools let it compromise computers, mobile phones and even TVs to use as spying devices. Transcript ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: WikiLeaks has published what it says are the CIA's secrets for hacking into computers, phones and even smart televisions. It's the site's first dump of U.S. intelligence documents since Donald Trump became president. NPR national security correspondent Greg Myre has more. GREG MYRE, BYLINE: The WikiLeaks claim is startling. It says it now possesses CIA software that can be used to break into almost any electronic device. Just one example is what the CIA apparently calls Weeping Angel, which involves a Samsung TV that connects to the Internet. The owner thinks the TV is turned off, but in reality, it's still on and is being used as a...

Former ISIS Recruit Now A Weapon Against Terrorism

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The Wall Street Journal By Nicole Hong Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn believe they have found a special weapon in their fight against terrorism: a young man named Mo.   Mo, a U.S. citizen whose full name is under seal, left New York City in the summer of 2014 to join Islamic State in Syria.   Mo, now 28 years old, quickly became disillusioned, he says now. Four months in, he sent an email to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “Please help me get home,” he wrote, according to court documents. “I’m fed up with this evil.”   While the FBI was still verifying the email, a civilian smuggler helped Mo escape and reach a U.S. State Department outpost in Turkey.   Authorities in November 2014 deported Mo back to Brooklyn, where he pleaded guilty to two terrorism charges. He told the FBI that he acted as a building guard for...
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Business Standard Police have detained three people from Hoshangabad district Press Trust of India  |  Shajapur Ten people were injured, three of them seriously, in an IED blast on a passenger train near Jabdi station on Tuesday, in what is suspected to be a terror attack. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh told PTI that "the initial investigation suggests the blast is a terror attack and investigation is underway to unravel the conspiracy behind the incident."   Police have detained three persons from Pipariya town in Hoshangabad district.   Railway PRO, Indore, Jitendra Kumar Jayant said the explosion took place in a general coach of the train between 9.30 AM and 10 AM when it was on its way to Ujjain from Bhopal. Ratlam Divisional Railway Manager Manoj Sharma said 10 people were injured in the blast, three of them seriously. While two of the seriously injured were rushed to...

Troops find ISIS textbooks used to brainwash children

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By John Huddy - FoxNews.com The textbooks are titled “English for the Islamic State.” Iraqi troops found them at an orphanage when they liberated eastern Mosul in February. They are unlike other textbooks most people grew up with. The courses in reading, writing and arithmetic are also an introduction to war, jihadism and terrorism. In the alphabet, “B” is for battle, “G” for gun – with a picture of an AK-47. The letter “S” is for sniper, with a picture of, presumably, an ISIS fighter aiming his rifle. The letter “W”, or woman, shows an indiscernible black figure – presumably a burqa-clad female. And then there are the pictures of AK-47s and bombs used for math exercises.   While many people have seen videos of the so-called “cubs of the caliphate” executing people by shooting them in the head or cutting their throats, these textbooks illustrate ISIS’ indoctrination and brainwashing...