Category Archives: Jihadists

Aussie police name ‘terrorist’ in Melbourne knife attack, investigation finds plans for explosion using gas cans, car

The lone terrorist who fatally stabbed a man in Bourke Street on Friday planned to cause an explosion in Melbourne by igniting gas cylinders in his car, police say.


ISIS Threatened Bioterror in Australia Before Melbourne Attack, Vows More Attacks Coming

The network of ISIS-supporting groups waging an online propaganda, incitement and recruitment campaign quickly seized upon the terror group’s official claim of a Friday attack in central Melbourne with a vow to strike the country “however we want.”

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Homegrown Jihad: 10 Years of Terrorist Radicalization in the Somali-American Community

Ten years ago today — the same day that Barack Obama was elected president — a group of young Somali-American men left Minneapolis intending to join the al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia. Nearly two dozen men were part of that first wave of terror recruits, but they wouldn’t be the last. And Somalia wouldn’t be their only destination.

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Upholding the Jihadist’s Veto

In his provocative essay The Age of Reason, Thomas Paine didn’t mince words on Christianity. ”What is it the Bible teaches us?” he asked, and answered: ”repine, cruelty and murder. What is it the New Testament teaches us?—to believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married; and the belief of this debauchery is called faith.”

In 1819, the English deist Richard Carlile was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to two years in prison for selling the Age of Reason.

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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in notes to law enforcement: ‘I did what is necessary’

The 68 pages of notes revealed Monday were included in court documents filed by his lawyers, who are asking the court to suppress all statements made to law enforcement officials while hospitalized after his arrest on April 19, 2013. His lawyers say their client was coerced into making the statements.

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