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The changing face of Islamic terrorism

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American Thinker The changing face of Islamic terrorism By Rick MoranVera Mironova, writing in Foreign Policy, says that in 2019, the terrorists menacing the west will not primarily be from the Middle East. Look to Russia's Muslim provinces for the "New face of terrorism."    The threat posed by Middle Eastern terrorists has been shrinking for some time. Even during the war against the Islamic State, Russian speakers from former Soviet countries were already committing many of the major attacks in the West. Those included relatively simple lone-wolf events, such as the 2017 truck strikes on pedestrians in New York and Stockholm—both conducted by Uzbeks—but also more complicated operations, such as the 2016 suicide bombing of Istanbul’s airport—which was allegedly organized by a Russian national—and the 2017 attack on a nightclub in the same city, led by an Uzbek.    There are several reasons for the relative increase in anti-Western terrorism coming...

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By Clarion Project     Read more: https://clarionproject.org/larges-terror-funding-case-why-not-prosecuted/...

UK Welcomes Extremists, Bans Critics of Extremists

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by Douglas Murray  • Gatestone Institute In November, it was reported that the Pakistani Christian mother of five, Asia Bibi, was unlikely to be offered asylum by the British government due to concerns about "community" relations in the UK. What this means is that the UK government was worried that Muslims of Pakistani origin in Britain may object to the presence in the UK of a Christian woman who has spent most of the last decade on death row in Pakistan, before being officially declared innocent of a trumped-up charge of "blasphemy". One person who has had no trouble being in London is Dr Ataollah Mohajerani, Iran's former Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Mohajerani is best known for his book-length defence of the Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa against the British novelist Salman Rushdie. This week we learned that the UK government has allowed in a man called Brahim Belkaid, a...

Terrorism greets the New Year, from Britain to Japan

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  Kurdistan 24 by Laurie Mylroie WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan24) – As the year 2019 began, Britain, Germany, and Japan all saw terrorist attacks, although each attack had a different political motive, and at least two of them may also have involved mental illness.In the northern British city of Manchester, a British couple suffered serious injuries after being stabbed by a 25-year-old Somali immigrant wielding a large knife. The attacker lived in the city with his parents and four siblings.The New Year’s Eve assault occurred at Manchester’s train station, and a video, taken by a witness on his cellphone, showed the suspect shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “Long live the caliphate.”In Tokyo, shortly after midnight on New Year's Day, a 21-year-old Japanese man rammed his car into a narrow street crowded with pedestrians. The attack, in a district known for shopping and tourism, injured nine people, one of them seriously. Read more:...
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In Homeland Security December Terror Threat Snapshot: Vigilance For The HolidaysBy Glynn CoskerManaging Editor, In Homeland Security Each month, the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee releases its Terror Threat Snapshot – authored by the committee’s chairman, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas). The current report’s release coincided with another deadly attack at a Christmas market in Europe, and as we approach the holiday season in the United States, it is vital that we stay focused on deterring any possible attacks here at home.“In the midst of the holiday season, we must remain even more vigilant as jihadists remain intent on spreading fear and terror during this time of year,” Rep. McCaul exclusively told In Homeland Security. “We are solemnly reminded of the heinous attack at a Christmas market in Berlin only two years ago – and just this week, a radicalized gunman opened fire in Strasbourg at one of France’s oldest Christmas...