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Jihad Watch “The terror will begin”: The Islamic State calls for lone-wolf jihad attacks at World CupBy Robert Spencer Even if nothing happens at the World Cup, these threats serve to “strike terror in the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60). “‘The terror will begin’: ISIS calls for lone-wolf World Cup attacks in chilling series of posters showing bomb blasts at venues in Russia,” by Julian Robinson, MailOnline, June 14, 2018:    ISIS fanatics have called for lone-wolf World Cup attacks in a chilling series of posters showing bomb blasts at venues in Russia.    One of the terror group’s mocked-up images shows flames engulfing a stadium and nearby facilities at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in the World Cup host city of Sochi, southern Russia.    Another calls for lone-wolf jihadists to ‘kill them all’ with the phrase written in French along with a picture of a knife slicing through a tournament logo against...
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Fox News By Lucia I. Suarez Sang An Islamic terrorism plot to launch a deadly attack with the toxin ricin was reportedly thwarted in Germany, prosecutors revealed Thursday.Authorities said a 29-year-old Tunisian, identified only as Sief Allah H., was taken into custody Wednesday after an investigation uncovered he had procured the materials needed to create ricin in mid-May and even succeeded in creating the toxin earlier this month. Investigators found the toxin after a search of his apartment in Cologne, federal prosecutors in Karlsruhe said in a written statement. "He procured 1,000 castor bean seeds online as well as an electronic coffee grinder," they said. The shell of the castor bean plant seed is highly poisonous and can be used to create ricin.Prosecutors said they are still investigating exactly how the suspect planned to use the toxin, and said he was working on a “biological weapon” attack in Germany. Read...

Al Nusrah Front Returns To The Embrace Of Al Qaeda

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Eurasia Review By Uran Botobekov*The US State Department announced on May 31, 2018, that it has amended the terror designation for Sunni Jihadi group Al Nusrah Front (also known as Jabhat al-Nusra) to include the “alias” Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).It should be noted that Al Nusrah Front is primarily known for being the Syrian unit of Al Qaeda and the militant leader of the Central Asian Islamic terrorist groups Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad, Katibat al-Imam Bukhari, the Turkestan Islamic Party and Katibat al Ghuraba al Turkistani.The State’s statement says that «in January 2017, al-Nusrah Front launched the creation of HTS as a vehicle to advance its position in the Syrian uprising and to further its own goals as an al Qaeda affiliate». Since then, the “group has continued to operate through HTS in pursuit of these objectives.”Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, State’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, noted that “today’s designation serves...
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Jerusalem PostBy YONAH JEREMY BOB Using traditional and new big-data abilities, the Shin Bet has prevented 250 terrorist attacks so far in 2018, director Nadav Argaman told a group of visiting interior security ministers Wednesday at a closed session of a Jerusalem international conference on terrorism.Though Argaman’s presentation was closed to the public, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) provided a summary to the media.Argaman said that the agency had succeeded in blocking major terrorist attacks involving suicide bombings, kidnappings and shootings.The Shin Bet chief said that especially big-data abilities had helped the agency to hone in on lone-wolf attackers in a way that was impossible before Israeli intelligence advanced its abilities in massively tracking postings on social media.Argaman said that the Shin Bet was striking the right balance between continuing its effective human intelligence collection programs and new cyber intelligence gathering abilities.One of the flagship issues was to stay...

Border Patrol agent shot in Arizona

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 By Stephen Dinan - The Washington TimesA Border Patrol agent in Arizona was shot early Tuesday, authorities said.Details were scant, but Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the Border Patrol, said the agent was “involved in a shooting incident” and was hit with gunfire.The agency said “several subjects” who were in the area were taken into custody, while the agent was taken to a hospital.Read more: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/12/border-patrol-agent-shot-arizona/...