Category: Terrorism

Muslim Turks Threaten to Kill Priest over Swiss Minaret Decision

Islamic hate crimes In response to a Swiss vote banning the construction of new mosque minarets, a group of Muslims this month went into a church building in eastern Turkey and threatened to kill a priest unless he tore down its bell tower, according to an advocacy group.

The threats may reflect a larger and well-established pattern of anti-Christian attitudes in Turkey.

Born in U.S., a Radical Cleric Inspires Terror

Muslim hate criminal Anwar Al-Awaki In nearly a dozen recent terrorism cases in the United States, Britain and Canada, investigators discovered the suspects had something in common: a devotion to the message of Anwar al-Awlaki, an eloquent Muslim cleric who has turned the Web into a tool for extremist indoctrination.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., on Nov. 5, is only the latest suspect accused of perpetrating or plotting violence to be linked to the cleric.

Muslim terrorists smuggle fatwas promoting Jihad out of secure UK prisons

Muslim terrorists promote jihad from prison In an authoritative report, Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank funded by the UK’s Home Office, claims “mismanagement” by the Prison Service is helping Al Qaeda gain recruits and risks “strengthening jihadist movements”.

For instance, Abu Qatada, described by MI5 as “Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe”, has published fatwas — religious rulings — on the internet from Long Lartin prison, in Worcestershire, calling for holy war and the murder of moderate Muslims, it reveals.

New Dimension in India’s Anti-Christian Violence Feared

Hindu terrorism After the recent arrests of numerous Hindu terrorists for exploding bombs, authorities increasingly view Hindu rightwing extremists as a threat not only to Muslim and Christian minorities but also to national security.

Historically Hindu terrorist groups have traded blows with India’s Muslim extremists, but because of a perceived threat from Christianity many analysts believe Hindu terrorists increasingly pose dangers to Christians as well.

Terrorist plot against employees of Mohammad cartoons newspaper

Islamic terrorism Two Chicago men have been charged in what officials said was a plot to attack employees of a Danish newspaper that in 2005 published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that offended many Muslims, according to criminal complaints unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Chicago.

One of the men had initially targeted a building occupied by the Danish newspaper, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten in Copenhagen.

MI5: Terrorists not frustrated religious loners

MI5 terrorism report Research from the security service found it was impossible to draw up a typical profile of a “British Terrorist” contradicting the perception that all are traditional religious fanatics or Islamic fundamentalists.

The classified report on radicalisation concluded there was no single pathway to violent extremism and no easy way to identify those who would become involved in terrorism in Britain.

Bush critics say US is losing war on terror

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. terrorism experts Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon have reached a stark conclusion about the war on terrorism: the United States is losing. Despite an early victory over the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan, the two former Clinton administration officials say President George W. Bush’s policies have created a new haven for terrorism in Iraq that escalates the potential for Islamic violence against Europe and the United States. America’s badly damaged image in the Muslim world could take more than a generation to set right. And Bush’s mounting political woes at home have undermined the chance

Terrorists inept at waging war with chemicals

AMMAN, Jordan – After the warehouse raid in northern Jordan, the word from authorities horrified the people of Amman. Terrorists linked to al-Qaida had assembled a fearsome array of chemicals and planned a bombing that would send a 2-mile-wide “poison cloud” over this Middle East capital, killing as many as 80,000 people, military prosecutors said. Osama bin Laden’s foot soldiers had finally concocted a weapon of mass destruction. A year later, in the hard light of scientific scrutiny, that sinister scenario looks more fictional than factual. “Eighty thousand! That would have been like Hiroshima. And that was an atomic bomb,”

London Hit Again With Explosions

Small Blasts on 3 Trains and a Bus Reminiscent of Deadly July 7 Attacks LONDON, July 21 — Four small explosions shut down the city’s public transit system at lunchtime Thursday and sent panicked passengers fleeing for safety in an echo of the deadly suicide strikes of two weeks ago. Police reported one injury. Just as on July 7, men carrying bombs concealed in backpacks hit three subway trains and a double-decker bus in quick succession. Initial investigation suggested that explosives in the bags only partially detonated, officials said, preventing carnage on a scale of the previous attacks, which killed

Look where the terrorists are from

WASHINGTON – As the shock waves from Thursday’s terrorist attacks in London reverberate across the Atlantic, a grim truth should become increasingly clear: One of the greatest terrorist threats emanates not from the graduates of Middle Eastern madrasas, but from some of the citizens of Britain. Richard Reid, the “shoe bomber” who tried to blow up a jet flying between Paris and Miami in 2001, is British. So is Saajid Badat, who pleaded guilty in London four months ago to plotting to use a shoe bomb to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight in late 2001. And Ahmed Omar Sheik, who