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Terrorism

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USA Today New Zealand mosque shooting suspect faces 50 murder charges, 39 attempted murder charges Nick Perry, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The man accused of carrying out the Christchurch mosque attacks will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he makes his second court appearance, New Zealand police said Thursday.Police had earlier filed a single, representative murder charge against 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant. He is due to appear via video link during a brief hearing on Friday, and won’t be required to enter a plea.Fifty people died in the March 15 attacks on two mosques and another 50 were injured.Police said in a brief statement that they were considering filing more charges against the alleged shooter but couldn’t comment further as the case was before the court.Tarrant’s first appearance was on the day after the attacks in the Christchurch District Court. His case has...
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Jihad Watch by Robert Spencer “If I did not harm to anyone, if I committed no harm in Syria for four years, what kind of threat can I be to Britain?”That she committed no harm in Syria for four years remains unproven, and even if it is true, she was in the Islamic State, and she was a true believer; to whom could she do harm there other than the occasional Infidel sex slave? But in Britain, she could aid in jihad recruitment, in which she has engaged before, raise jihadi children, and more.“I know the British public, they are scared, they don’t want to deal with us, but they must deal with us.”Why must they? And the answer is likely this: because Theresa May and/or Jeremy Corbyn will force them to do so.“I feel British, but Britain refuses to take us.” Read more: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/04/isis-recruiter-demands-to-return-to-uk-the-british-are-scared-they-dont-want-to-deal-with-us-but-they-must...
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Department of Justice Office of Public AffairsMissouri Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to TerroristsRamiz Zijad Hodzic, 44, of St. Louis County, Missouri, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and one count of providing material support to terrorists.  Hodzic appeared today before Judge Catherine D. Perry who accepted his plea and set his sentencing for June 18, 2019.  Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey B. Jensen for the Eastern District of Missouri and Special Agent in Charge Richard Quinn of the FBI’s St. Louis Division made the announcement.Charged in the indictment are: Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, and Armin Harcevic, all of St. Louis County, Missouri, Nihad Rosic, of Utica, New York, and Mediha Medy Salkicevic, of Schiller Park, Illinois.  All defendants are charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources...
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Forbes Why We Must Use The Rome Statute To Prosecute Terrorists For Human Traffickingby Nikita Malik, Cybersecurity Previously, I have written about how terrorist groups are increasingly involved in human trafficking, whereby women and girls of ideologically opposed groups or religions are targeted. This phenomenon involves the perpetration of various forms of sexual violence against the victims of trafficking.The commission of the interlinked crimes of human trafficking, sexual violence, and terrorism is relatively new, encompassing a vicious cycle in which each crime effectively flows from the commission of the others: sexual violence is facilitated by human trafficking, human trafficking is motivated, in part, by sexual violence, and both crimes spread terror among civilian populations.In light of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) signaling the possibility of investigating crimes of human trafficking committed in Libya, I co-wrote an academic article last month arguing that the link between human trafficking,...
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The Jerusalem Post Israeli intelligence allegedly shared the new information with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who warned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri of the secret facility on his state visit in March. By Uri Bollag Hezbollah has built a new missile factory in Beirut with the help of Iran, a Channel 13 report revealed on Monday night.Israeli intelligence reportedly shared the new information with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who warned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri of the secret facility on his state visit to Lebanon in March and expressed his concern about the threat the terrorist organization poses to the country. Read more: https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Hezbollah-established-new-missile-factory-in-Beirut-report-585459...