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Europe face a grim future with terrorism as a fact of life

New Islamic State efforts to sow terror in Europe are pushing counter terrorism authorities to their limits, forcing citizens and their leaders to resign themselves to a new era where attacks may be a fact of life, not an exception. European Union leaders say they have swept away barriers among security agencies and bolstered border controls in the wake of ...

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Sweden’s New Extremism Tsar: ‘White Power’ Causes Islamism

Sweden’s newly appointed anti-terror coordinator attracted criticism yesterday after seeming to suggest Islamic terrorism is caused by the “white power movement”. Hours after her appointment to the post of coordinator against violent extremism on Tuesday, Anna Carlstedt was asked why Sweden is the country which has the most jihadists per capita travelling to the Middle East to fight with extremist groups. She ...

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12 dead, many injured as truck plows into Christmas market in Berlin

Berlin: at least twelve dead after truck crashes into Christmas market Police on the ground have said this is a suspected attack on German shoppers. A witness said “people are crushed” while another said people are passed out on the ground underneath the articulated truck. Videos and pictures emerging online have shown market stalls crushed by the huge lorry. The ...

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Supporting terrorism? Pay more tax in Sweden

More than 100 people suspected of financing terror activities have been forced to pay more tax as part of a collaboration between the Swedish tax agency and security police. The project started around a year ago at the initiative of Sweden’s national security services Säpo. It has so far handed over a list of 400 people suspected of financing terror-related ...

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Eleven Arab nations accuse Iran of sponsoring ‘terrorism’

Eleven Middle East and North African countries accused Iran of sponsoring “terrorism” and constantly interfering in the internal affairs of Arab nations, sparking tension and instability in the region.In a letter to the U.N. General Assembly circulated Monday, the 11 countries cited Iran’s support for Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen and the Shiite Hezbollah group in Lebanon which has sent fighters ...

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U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday

U.S. intel Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday. It is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned. A U.S. law enforcement source briefed on the threat information ...

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ISIS Terror Attacks Sweep US

A wave of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks have swept the United States, including pipe bombs in New Jersey, pressure cooker bombs in New York City, and an “Allah Akbar” stabbing attack in Minnesota, all over the space of 24 hours. At least 29 people were injured in the attacks, and the Muslim stabber was killed in Minnesota. No one was injured ...

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Bomb rips through New York City

An explosion from a suspected bomb in a trashcan ripped through Manhattan on Saturday night leaving at least 29 people injured – and police are investigating a second suspected bomb in a pressure cooker. Terrifying CCTV footage shows the blast ripping through New York’s affluent Chelsea neighborhood at around 8.30pm on Saturday night. The Office of the Deputy Commissioner Public ...

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The Folly of Fighting Terrorism by Lawsuit

When Congress returns from summer break this week, it will face enormous pressure to pass the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. Although enticingly named, Jasta is far more likely to harm the United States than bring justice against any sponsor of terrorism. Counterterrorism policy in the past eight years has been a failure, but this bill won’t fix it. ...

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Facebook, Twitter and Google have become a ‘recruiting platform for terrorism’

Facebook, Twitter and Google and are deliberately failing to stop terrorists from using their websites to promote terrorism because they believe it will “damage their brands”, MPs have warned. MPs warned that social media websites are becoming the “vehicle of choice” for spreading terrorist propaganda but websites are policing billions of accounts and messages with just a “few hundred” employees. The ...

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