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.
“Terrorism is defined as ‘the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims’. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations,” reads the petition.
Abu Walaa had appeared in propaganda videos with his back to the camera, covered in a black cloak, earning him the nickname the “preacher with no face.”
It’s leftist Newsweek: I’m fairly certain they didn’t call him “preacher”.
The US report said Pakistan did not take sufficient action against terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad in 2016.
Joe and his film crew have been attacked during their work to expose these groups, it’s similar to the treatment Tommy Robinson received while doing similar work in the UK.
U.S. Africa Command confirmed an “advise and assist” mission took place but offered no details to the AP. The raid is the latest in a series of escalating actions against the terrorist group under new authorities provided by President Donald Trump.
The Department of Homeland Security in New Jersey has officially listed Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization after a rash of violent attacks by the group targeting supporters of Donald Trump.
Anarchist Extremists: Antifa
h/t RM & Mom
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.
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.
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.
The threat to U.S. airports from terror groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State is expected to grow because of instability in parts of the Middle East and Asia, a former high-ranking intelligence official said Thursday.
The focus on fighting Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has allowed al-Qaeda and its offshoots to “rebound” in countries including Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan, said Michael Morell, former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
The FBI issued an alert to Louisiana law enforcement agencies warning of violence against officers and planned riots in the aftermath of this week’s high-profile fatal shooting of a black man by Baton Rouge Police. Judicial Watch obtained a copy of the situational information report, which was distributed to police and sheriff departments in Bossier, Caddo Parish and east Baton Rouge as well as Louisiana State Police.
Georgia: Police Officer Shot Multiple Times
Man Arrested for Allegedly Shooting at Police Officer in Georgia
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation: Black Man Fired at Police Officers on Highway
Police officers around the country ordered to patrol in pairs in wake of deadly Dallas massacre and rash of attacks on law enforcement that have left many shaken
The death toll stands at one hundred and twenty-seven:
French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack the Islamic State group without mercy as the jihadist group admitted responsibility Saturday for orchestrating the deadliest attacks on France since World War II.
He said at least 127 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking inside a concert hall. Another 200 or so were injured, dozens critically.
Hollande, who declared three days of national mourning and raised the nation’s security to its highest level, called the carnage “an act of war that was prepared, organized, planned from abroad with internal help.” …
Authorities said eight died, seven in suicide bombings, a new terror tactic in France. Police said they shot and killed the other assailant.
Prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said authorities couldn’t rule out the possibility that other militants involved in the attack remained at large.
The violence raised questions about security for the millions of tourists who come to Paris and for world events routinely hosted in the normally luminous capital, where 1,500 troops were deployed to support police in restoring order and reassuring a frightened populace.
If the French learned and did nothing after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, when will they get the resolve to do something about this?
After a violent campaign directed at security forces, Egyptian militants appear to be zooming in on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s most vulnerable point: the economy.
Attacks on two prime tourist sites in the space of eight days are deeply worrying for a government which has staked much of its credibility on reviving the economy after years of political turmoil.
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday near the ancient Karnak temple in Luxor, wounding four Egyptians. A week earlier, two police officers were killed in an attack near the Giza Pyramids, hundreds of miles to the north…