Category Archives: Terror groups

FBI, DHS warn of more ‘antifa’ attacks

Federal authorities have been warning state and local officials since early 2016 that leftist extremists known as “antifa” had become increasingly confrontational and dangerous, so much so that the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities as “domestic terrorist violence,” according to interviews and confidential law enforcement documents obtained by Politico.

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The British government bans extremist organisations – unless they are Islamists that murder Jews.

Living in London right now is reminiscent of my youth: I am transported right back to the 1970s. I’m in my early 20s and the IRA is carrying out regular bombings that maim and kill civilians. Whenever my friends and I venture into the centre of London for a night out we try to avoid pubs and clubs that are either located near to (or have links with) the military. It never works. The IRA’s campaign hits innocuous targets such as shopping malls and country pubs, places that appear to have no overt connection to the establishment. The element of surprise is what terrorism demands. It works.

h/t Marvin

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Hamas-linked Canadian charity is fighting to be removed from terror list

A Canadian Islamic organization which lost its charitable status and was subsequently listed by Public Safety Canada as a terrorist group for transferring over $14 million worth of resources to various organizations linked to Hamas between 2005 and 2009, is fighting to be removed from the terror list.

In an application filed with the Federal Court on February 24, 2017, International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy-Canada (IRFAN-Canada) is requesting the Minister of Public Safety to de-list the organization as a terrorist entity and to be awarded the costs of the application.

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Poverty not source of terrorism, ex-CSIS specialist tells Hamilton forum

There’s a myth that needs to be shattered when Canadians imagine the standard template of a radicalized terrorist, according to Canadian terrorism expert Phil Gurski.

Many people believe the usual profile of a terrorist is a disenfranchised and alienated young man who came from a bad home environment, is poorly educated, has poor job prospects and may have some mental health issues.

“It couldn’t be any further from the truth,” said Gurski, who spent 15 years at CSIS, specializing in al-Qaida-inspired extremism and radicalization.

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