Suicide attack

ISIS ‘planned suicide attack on Armed Forces Day parade’ in London today

Posted on Updated on

 07:57, 27 June 2015  Tim Moynihan

An Islamic State plot to target soldiers from the unit of murdered Lee Rigby today is reported to have been foiled

Reuters A fighter ISIL holds an ISIL flag and a weapon in Mosul
Plot foiled: ISIS are said to have been planning an attack in London today

Islamic State had planned to target an Armed Forces Day parade in south London today, it has been claimed.

The suicide attack was reportedly intended to strike soldiers from the unit of murdered Lee Rigby – the day after more than 50 people were killed in terror attacks across three continents, including 38 people in Tunisia.

The majority of those killed at the African beach resort are believed to be British.

Follow the latest updates following the Tunisia hotel attack here

The Sun claims a plot to explode a pressure cooker bomb in London – killing soldiers and bystanders on the route – failed after one of its leaders in Syria unwittingly recruited an undercover investigator from the newspaper to carry it out, the report said.

It is alleged that a leading figure in IS, whom it named as Junaid Hussain, originally from Birmingham, told the investigator: “It will be big. We will hit the kuffar (unbelievers) hard InshAllah. Hit their soldiers in their own land. InshAllah. Soldiers that served in Iraq and Afganistan will be present. Jump in the crowd and detonate the bomb. Read the rest of this entry »

Counter-Terrorism: The Al Qaeda War On Internal Corruption

Posted on Updated on

Terrorism Timeline

Terrorism Timeline (Photo credit: danxoneil)

January 23, 2014Al Qaeda was originally described as a group of well-organized terrorists, who were quick to use the latest technology and paid attention to logistics and financial matters (fund raising, and staying on top of corruption).  That’s all generally true, although it’s often ignored that Islamic terrorists, much like the rest of the Islamic world, has big problems with corruption. This is ironic, because one objective of most Islamic terrorist groups is to reduce or eliminate corruption. Despite the fact that many, if not most, Moslems are quick to participate in corrupt practices, most also wish there was less of it. Yet whenever large quantities of terrorist organization records are captured there are always many documents dealing with corruption (how to detect it within al Qaeda, how to punish the offenders and how to prevent it.)

Read the rest of this entry »

Suicide Bomber Strikes Shi’ite Muslim Shrine In Kabul

Posted on Updated on

Published 6 December 2011A suicide bomber attacked a Shi’ite Muslim shrine in central Kabul on December 6, killing at least 30 people in what appeared to be a sectarian attack. The bombing took place as worshippers were observing the festival of Ashura.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

In Somalia, a New Template for Fighting Terrorism

Posted on

Mohamed Dahir/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

ANARCHY Two policemen lay dead last July. But a new government may now have an interest in allowing attacks on terrorist leaders.

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

Published: October 17, 2009

Somalia isn’t just a nagging geopolitical headache that won’t go away. It is also a cautionary tale. Few countries in modern history have been governmentless for so long, and as the United States has learned, it would be nice to think you could ignore this wild, thirsty, mostly nomadic nation 7,000 miles away. But you can’t. Read the rest of this entry »

French warn of “body bomb” threat for airplanes

Posted on

Tue, 10/06/2009 – 12:45pm

Al Qaeda’s newest suicide bombing tactic — cellphone activated explosives hidden inside the bomber’s rectum — has French security officials worried:

French anti-terrorism chiefs are expected to recommend widening examinations already used to catch drug smugglers after President Sarkozy’s new domestic intelligence directorate (DCRI) learnt of an attack in Saudi Arabia in which the bomber detonated such a device in his rectum.

Al-Qaeda gave video publicity to its new method tested by Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri, a 23-year-old terroristwho blew himself apart at a meeting in Jeddah in late August with Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the Saudi anti-terrorism chief. Read the rest of this entry »

Galina Kozhevnikova: Russia journalist incompetent and suffering from xenophobia

Posted on

Community – News – Islam and Muslims in Russia and the world

October 6, 2009 – 2:17 am

Moscow media as opposed to regional colleagues is much more likely to use “hate speech”. The questionable “merit”, if not in formation, the maintenance of negative ethnic or religious stereotyping, as well, mostly owned by journalists, human rights activist Galina Kozhevnikova wrote in a study on “The journalists of the religious groups: between incompetence and hostility.” The text published on the website information-analytical center “Sova”.

“For many journalists, especially reporters, have no skills of the professional response to the unusual situation – the author claims. – And when there is something extraordinary, the first reaction of a journalist is unprofessional. As a result, instead of discreet and comprehensive description of events in the air and on the pages of newspapers often get panicky rumors are usually painted household xenophobic media workers. Read the rest of this entry »

Terrorism: Al-Qaeda suspects accused of planning attacks

Posted on

Rome, 12 May (AKI)

Italian police have accused two French men of planning Al-Qaeda attacks in France and Europe. The French nationals were detained in Italy over alleged illegal immigration offences in November and are now believed to be important figures in the terror network.

The suspects are Bassam Ayachi, 63, an imam of Syrian descent with French nationality, and Raphael Gendron, a 34-year-old French citizen.

Their suspected terror targets included France’s main international airport, Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, and unnamed locations in Britain.

The men have been held in an Italian jail in the southern city of Bari since November as part of an investigation into illegal immigration involving local police and Ucigo, the anti-terrorism police division. Read the rest of this entry »