Fundamentalism and terrorism: Is it a British awakening?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Two important statements were issued by British ministers on Thursday. The first one was by Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson who spoke about the British people who joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Williamson spoke in support of killing them and said: “a dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.”The second one was by Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson as he said that the government will examine the Brotherhood’s international links, ...

Abdullah bin Bijad Al-Otaibi

Trump says New York attack highlights need for immigration reform

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

President Donald Trump said on Monday the homemade bomb attack in New York City that authorities said was carried out by a Bangladeshi man highlights the “urgent need” for Congress to enact immigration reform legislation.Trump said in a statement the suspect had entered the United States on a family immigrant visa, benefiting from a US policy known as chain migration, which the president said “is incompatible with national security.”The suspect, Akayed Ullah, was taken to ...

British security services foil Theresa May assassination plot

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

British security services believe they have foiled a plot to assassinate Theresa May in Downing Street, British daily The Independent reported on Wednesday. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to kill the Prime Minister by using a bomb disguised as a bag to blow off the gates of Downing Street and then attack her with knives. The two accused of the plot are aged 20 and 21, the Daily Star reported. The men, 20-year-old Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, from north London, and a ...

Chad, an African dike against terrorism

Friday, 1 December 2017

A Levantine woman who was part of a delegation to Russia told me that during their meeting with President Vladimir Putin, he honestly told them: “If you want democracy, go to the US and if you want security and stability that protect the economy of your rich state, talk to us.” The horrific massacre which recently happened in Sinai reflects much of this logic. Democracy cannot flourish amid terrorist threats that are present in every corner. The West won against ISIS in Iraq and ...

Huda al-Husseini

Taliban, disguised in burqas, attack agriculture college in Pakistan

Friday, 1 December 2017

Pakistani Taliban gunmen disguised in all-enveloping burqas stormed the campus of an agriculture university in Pakistan on Friday, wounding at least five people, police said.Police and army troops summoned to the scene killed all of the attackers at the Directorate of Agriculture Institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar about two hours into the attack, the military’s press wing said.The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in message from spokesman Mohammad ...

The truth behind terror in the name of religion

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Islamic Military Alliance’s meeting to combat terrorism concluded yesterday where Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince addressed a gathering of defense ministers and military officials representing the member states of the alliance.“Terrorism in the past years has been working in all our countries, and most organizations operate in several countries without a strong, good and unique coordination among Islamic countries,” he said adding that today this has led to the existence ...

Sawsan Al Shaer

Incident at London's Oxford Circus station over says police

Friday, 24 November 2017

Police rushed to London's Oxford Circus on Friday, sparking fears of a terror attack, but they have now stood down after finding no evidence to support reports of shots fired, the Metropolitan Police said. "Our response on #OxfordStreet has now been stood down. If you sought shelter in a building please now leave, and follow the direction of police officers on the ground if you need assistance," the force said on Twitter. London's police force said they had received reports that shots ...

Council of Pakistani scholars warns of Iran’s destabilizing activities

Friday, 24 November 2017

The Council of Pakistani scholars warned Muslim countries and the international community of Iran’s continuous attempts, along with its terrorist militias Hezbollah and the Houthis, to destabilize the region and harm its security. During a meeting held in Lahore, the council called on the international community to realize the Iranian threat and decisively deal with Iran and its terrorist militias to deter them and protect the region and the world from disastrous consequences. The ...

In ‘unprecedented’ hiatus, ISIS media offline for a day

Friday, 24 November 2017

The ISIS online propaganda channels went mysteriously quiet for more than a full day between Wednesday and Thursday, in what analysts said was an “unprecedented” silence.ISIS, which uses messaging application Telegram to broadcast daily updates on military operations and claims of attacks, published nothing between 0900 GMT on Wednesday and 1001 GMT on Thursday.Charlie Winter, senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence, ...

Iraq launches operation to clear last ISIS holdouts from desert

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Iraqi forces announced the launch of a major operation on Thursday to flush remaining ISIS militants out of the western desert near the border with Syria. The arid, sparsely populated wastelands between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are the last refuge of the militants in Iraq after troops and paramilitaries ousted them from both valleys and all urban areas. ALSO READ: US carries out air strikes against ISIS in Libya “The Iraqi army, the federal police and the Hashed al-Shaabi ...

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