Category Archives: terrorism

Seattle plane theft, crash confirm expert fears that one of the biggest threats to aviation is airport employees

The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem.

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Canadians express more concern about radical Islam than white supremacy as a motivation for attacks

July 12, 2018 – A new public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute, conducted in partnership with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, finds Canadians feeling generally less concerned about homegrown terrorism today than they were shortly after the October 2014 shooting on Parliament Hill.

That said, most still see homegrown terrorism as a “serious threat” to this country, rather than something that has been “overblown” by politicians and the media. Specifically, the possibility of attacks motivated by radical Islamic beliefs is of greater concern to Canadians than the prospect of white supremacist or white nationalist homegrown terrorism – though many are worried about both.

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UK counter-terror bill risks criminalising curiosity – watchdog

Academics, journalists and those with “inquisitive and foolish minds” would be at risk of prosecution and prison sentences of up to 15 years under proposed counter-terrorism laws, a parliamentary human rights watchdog has said.

In a critical report, the joint committee on human rights (JCHR) raises serious concerns that the counter-terrorism and border security bill going through parliament does not comply with human rights.

The proposed legislation includes a clause that would criminalise viewing terrorist material online three or more times – a measure designed to extend current laws to cover streaming services such as YouTube.

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Japanese doomsday cult leader behind sarin gas attack on Tokyo subway that killed 13 in 1995 is hanged along with six followers

Shoko Asahara, the doomsday cult leader who masterminded the Tokyo subway sarin attack in 1995, has been executed alongside six of his followers.

Thirteen people were killed and thousands more injured when members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult dumped bags of sarin on packed rush hour trains, piercing the pouches with sharpened umbrella tips before fleeing.

The nerve agent caused horrendous deaths and injuries, and prompted mass panic, turning Japan’s busy capital city into something resembling a war zone.

Born Chizuo Matsumoto, Asahara, 63, was hanged today after he had been on death row for nearly 14 years.

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Hamas’ ‘terror kites’ and ‘arson balloons’ latest destructive weapons in war against Israel

Kites – and also balloons – outfitted with incendiary devices ranging from flaming rags to explosives, are being blamed for scorching more than 6,000 acres of land and causing $2 million in damage after sailing into the Jewish State’s territory from the Gaza Strip.

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Muslim Asylum Seekers Killed 182 People And Injured 814 In Europe Since 2014

The findings echo warnings by law enforcement chiefs that some so-called Islamic State fanatics who are bent on murder posed as refugees fleeing war and persecution. It was claimed they exploited the migrant crisis by pretending to be asylum seekers to sneak into Europe and cause carnage.

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Belgium Receives 60 Reports on Potential Terrorists Daily

The Belgian Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis, operating under the authority of the Federal Public Service Interior, started receiving about 60 reports daily from citizens about individuals who pose a potential terrorist threat after the deadly knife and shooting attack in the city of Liege, De Morgen reported Saturday.

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