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Terrorism

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AllAfrica By Fred MukindaA significant number of youth who have been pursuing degrees in Kenyan universities have ended up in ruin, after they fell into the trap of terrorists, Sunday Nation can reveal.The young men have been killed in battles in Libya while the young women were sold off as sex slaves to terrorist militants and are now struggling to return home.The Nation has learnt that security agencies - Kenya Police Service, Immigration department, Directorate of Criminal Investigations, National Intelligence Service, Probation Department and Kenya Prisons - are grappling with the calls for youngsters who have survived the terror network and are willing to return home.TERROR ATTACKA confidential dispatch shared among security agencies in Kenya and seen by the Sunday Nation paints a grim picture of the youngsters' life in the hands of terrorists. The most prominent are Farah Dagane Hassan, 26, and Hiish Ahmed Ali, 25, who were medical...
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Heat Street By Lukas Mikelionis A Muslim man who broadcast a threat towards the attendees of Christian conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Facebook, is facing charges of terrorism despite earlier being let go by the police. On Friday a Sioux Falls police spokesman said the local police department wouldn’t press charges against the 45-year-old man, identified as Ehab Jaber. “He had a lot of guns with him, but he wasn’t breaking any laws,” local police officer Sam Clemens told KDLT-TV after the incident. “He didn’t threaten anybody directly. He didn’t threaten any groups of people, anything like that, and it’s not illegal to carry guns or have guns with you.” However, the decision not to press charges against Jaber was later reversed and he has been charged with one count of making a terrorist threat – a class five felony with a maximum sentence of five years in prison,...

Vigilance, Not Complacency

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City Journal Two counterterror officials warn that the terror threat remains profound. by Judith Miller The warnings from two senior counterterrorism officials this week could not have been starker, though they differed dramatically in tone and style. Americans have grown unduly complacent about the threat of Islamic terrorism, the officials said. We ignore it at our peril. Director of Homeland Security John Kelly, a retired Marine general, was extraordinarily blunt Tuesday in a speech at George Washington University. “Make no mistake,” he said. “We are, in fact, a nation under attack.” Despite all that Washington has spent and done to protect Americans, the U.S. now faced “the highest terror threat level in years.” There have been 37 Islamic State-linked plots to attack the U.S. since 2013, according to Kelly. An estimated 10,000 Europeans have joined the Islamic caliphate in Syria and Iraq, plus “thousands more” from Asia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere....
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New York Post Associated Press MOSCOW — Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee says the leader of an Islamic State “sleeper cell” and one of the cell’s members have been killed in a shootout with police. The committee said in a statement Saturday that the shootout took place late the previous night in the Stavropol region, about 750 miles south of Moscow. Stavropol is adjacent to several majority-Muslim republics, including Chechnya where Islamic separatists fought an all-out war with Russian forces. The committee said the shooting broke out when police tried to stop an automobile and its occupants opened fire. It says the officers found bomb-making components in the car and later discovered IS literature at one of the suspects’ residences. Read more: http://nypost.com/2017/04/22/leader-member-of-isis-sleeper-cell-killed-in-police-shootout/...
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International Business Times Crack down on terror suspects was intensified after the first reported Isis attack on Indian soil in early March. By Ananya Roy Indian security forces have arrested three terror suspects believed to be members of an Isis module scattered across five states in the country. Six other suspects were also taken into custody for questioning.The arrests were made on Thursday (20 April) morning as part of a massive anti-terror operation conducted simultaneously in the five states – Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh over the past five days.The crack down on terror suspects was intensified in the past month after the first reported Isis attack on Indian soil – a low-intensity bomb blast in a train in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh in early March. Counter-terror operations that soon followed the attack led to the killing of Saifullah - the leader of the Isis module that allegedly...