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The Collapse of the Islamic State? What Comes Next?

On June 29, 2014, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. In the summer of 2014, at the height of its expansion, the Islamic State’s territory covered about a third of Iraq and between a quarter and a third of Syria Via: terrorism-info.org That large expanse, from the outskirts ...

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Germany: Sharp increase in Stabbings

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door migration policies have set in motion a self-reinforcing cycle of violence in which more and more people are carrying knives in public — including for self-defense. Via: Soeren Kern   A 40-year-old man stabbed to death his 31-year-old wife and mother of their three children. Police said the man was angry that his wife was using social media. ...

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Sweden mulls introducing digital ‘anti-terror’ fences

Sweden plans to use digital ‘geo-fences’ in larger cities to protect against potential terror attacks. Infrastructure Minister Tomas Eneroth hopes to introduce the ‘geo-fences’ in urban areas next year and which use technology that can digitally stop large vehicles  or reduce their speed. Via: Lee Roden  In April, a stolen van was used to mow down pedestrians on a Stockholm street ...

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Study Shows Islamic Terrorism is Islamic

Although the internet evidently did play a role in the radicalization process, the study showed that face-to-face encounters were more important, and that dawa, the proselytizing of Islam, played a central role in this process, as the men themselves became missionaries for Islam. Via: Judith Bergman The third factor was the establishment of a “them and us” distinction between the radicalized men ...

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German police arrest Syrian suspected of planning bomb attack

German police arrested a 19-year-old Syrian suspected of planning an Islamist-motivated bomb attack in Germany with the aim of killing as many people as possible, the federal prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. Via: Paul Carrel  The man, whose name was given as Yamen A., was arrested in the early hours in the northeastern town of Schwerin. Police searched his home and ...

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ISIS chilling threat to World Cup finals

This chilling poster of Lionel Messi crying blood is being used in a campaign of terror by ISIS supporters to threaten to next year’s World Cup in Russia. Via: mirror.uk The image – released by known Islamic State mouthpiece Wafa Media Foundation – is the latest propaganda piece designed to spread fear through fans hoping to visit the festival of football. ...

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Returning ISIS Jihadists Pose Long, Uncharted Challenge

For months now, Western counterterrorism experts have sounded the alarm: as ISIS loses ground, foreign fighters from America and Europe may try returning home. When they do, the experts cautioned, they will carry the terror threat with them, ready and willing to strike. Law enforcement needs to be prepared. Via: Abigail R. Esman Now, with the fall of the Iraqi city ...

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Meet the Yazidi women that wants revenge: After freeing their sisters from the battle for Raqqa​

The flags and pictures on the wall of the Raqqa home serving as a Yazidi women’s unit seem familiar, even though they can’t be. Via: Bethan McKernan A big red Sinjar Women’s Protection Units (YJS) flag, with its spiky yellow sun on a green background, in the middle. Next to it, a bronze picture frame with photos of martyred friends, and below that, a picture ...

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Why More Jihadists in the West

Western countries are much more lenient toward the jihadists and Islamists. In the Middle East, there are severe consequences if they preach against their own political system. They are permitted to grow only if they teach antagonism towards the West, Christianity, Judaism, and Western values. Via: Majid Rafizadeh In Iran, when the Islamist party of Ayatollah Khomeini came to power, it ...

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British Students invite radical Islamic speakers to over 110 events in a year

Speakers with a history of extreme comments invited to 112 events in 2016  Universities include elite institutions Oxford, Warwick and Manchester Invitees included Moazzam Begg, director of Cage, an organisation which once described Jihadi John as a ‘beautiful young man’  Via: Eleanor Harding  Radical Islamic speakers have been invited to more than 100 events hosted by student societies over the past ...

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