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One of U.K.’s Most Prolific Extremist Cells Is Regrouping

The security services have expressed alarm at the prospect of the extremist group Al Muhajiroun re-energizing with ISIS fighters returning from Iraq and Syria.
Tags: Terrorism, Muslims and Islam, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Security Service (MI5, Choudary, Anjem, Great Britain


Burkina Faso Wracked by Escalating Violence

A once-stable country is plagued by extremists pouring over its northern border, restive farmers and herdsmen battling for land, and militias bent on tit-for-tat vengeance.
Tags: Terrorism, Defense and Military Forces, Muslims and Islam, Religion and Belief, Al Qaeda, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Security Council (UN, United Nations, Kabore, Roch Marc Christian, Burkina Faso, Gulf of Guinea


Indonesia Says It Foiled Plot to Detonate Bombs via Wi-Fi

The alleged plot highlights advances in bomb-making in a country with a history of militant activity tied to the Islamic State and other extremist groups.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Islamic State, Southeast Asia, Terrorism, Aman, Wireless Communications, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Bombs and Explosives, Jakarta (Indonesia, Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, Abdurrahman


Lowdown: The Christchurch Call signed by global tech companies and governments including India

Two months after the Christchurch terror attacks, the world’s biggest technology companies have jointly pledged to tackle violent and terror online content. Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft have signed the Christchurch Call to Action, which is being spearheaded by New Zealand... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, News, Microsoft, Government, India, Policy, Regulation, Terrorism, Freedom Of Speech, Christchurch, Intermediary Liability, Safe Harbour


Trump Administration Balks at Global Pact to Crack Down on Online Extremism

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing American’s free speech protections, the administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which urges major online platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, Social Media, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet, Emmanuel (1977-, Ardern, Jacinda


America Will Not Join Call To Stop Extremism Online, Because Republicans Like Winning Elections, I Guess

It would appear the White House thinks violent extremism is a feature, not a bug.
Tags: Law, Government, White House, America, Social Media, Terrorism, First Amendment


White House Refuses to Support 'Christchurch Call' That Condemns Extremism Online, Releases Absolutely Bonkers Statement

The White House has declined to endorse a non-binding response condemning the spread of hate speech and terrorist radicalization on social media. The response, dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” was written in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, France, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Live, Emmanuel Macron, White Nationalism, Paris accord, President Trump


White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Extremism

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet


White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet


Taliban Train Sights on Aid Groups, an Ominous Turn in Afghanistan

Humanitarian casualties are on the rise again after years of decline in Afghanistan, one of the most dangerous places for aid workers.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Foreign Aid, Humanitarian Aid, Civilian Casualties, Afghanistan War (2001-


Pakistan Says Separatists Killed 5 in Attack on Luxury Hotel

An assault on a hotel frequented by guests from China, which is investing heavily in the region, was “an effort to sabotage our economic prospects,” Prime Minister Imran Khan said.
Tags: News, China, Pakistan, Terrorism, Imran Khan, Khan, Imran, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Defense and Military Forces, Baluchistan Liberation Army, Gwadar (Pakistan, Baluch (Ethnic Group, Pearl Continental Hotels


Jacinda Ardern: How to Stop the Next Christchurch Massacre

Social media needs reform. No one should be able to broadcast mass murder.
Tags: News, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Christchurch, Facebook Inc, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Christchurch (New Zealand, Attack (March 2019


Gunmen Attack Pakistan Hotel Used by Chinese and Vow Further Violence

The Baluchistan Liberation Army, a separatist group, claimed responsibility. A Pakistani military official said the gunmen had killed a security guard.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Terrorism, Baluchistan Liberation Army


Gunmen Attack Pakistan Luxury Hotel Used by Chinese

The Baluchistan Liberation Army, a separatist group, claimed responsibility. A Pakistani military official said the gunmen had killed a security guard.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Terrorism, Baluchistan Liberation Army


Two French Soldiers Killed in Raid that Frees Four Hostages in Burkina Faso

Two French citizens, an American and a South Korean were freed, in a region wracked by armed conflict and terrorism.
Tags: News, France, Africa, Terrorism, Burkina Faso, Benin, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, United States Defense and Military Forces, Defense and Military Forces, Kidnapping and Hostages


Facebook autogenerates content promoting terrorist groups and propaganda, AI detection a failure, says whistleblower complaint to US SEC

An anonymous whistle-blower complaint against Facebook to the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows that Facebook inadvertently facilitated militant and terror propaganda by auto-generating videos and pages consisting graphic violence, insurgency activity, logos, promotional videos and other... ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Internet, US, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Terrorism, SEC, Content, Hate Speech, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Content Moderation


Taliban Open New Front Against Aid Workers While Talking Peace

The group was unusually harsh in its rhetoric toward main target, pointing out U.S. ties, even as peace talks with American envoys continued in Qatar.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Foreign Aid, Care, United States Agency for International Development, United States International Relations, Afghanistan War (2001-, Counterpart International


Taliban Attack Aid Group Office in Kabul, in Setback to U.S. Peace Talks

Experts said the attack in Kabul, the capital, was a clear signal about the state of the peace talks the United States is holding with the militants in Qatar.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Terrorism, Kabul, United States Agency for International Development, Kabul (Afghanistan, Counterpart International, Taliban Attack Aid Group Office


What Should Be Done With the Women and Children of ISIS?

Tens of thousands of foreign fighters and their families are stuck in Iraq and Syria. Their countries are grappling with what to do with them.
Tags: Europe, Isis, News, Iraq, Syria, Terrorism, Torture, Tunisia, Detainees, Human Rights Watch, International Relations, Great Britain, Politics And Government, Women and Girls, Begum, Children and Childhood


Taliban Attack Office of U.S.-Funded Aid Group in Afghanistan

The group, Counterpart International, is involved in the country’s election process. The Taliban called it a “U.S. network.”
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, United States Agency for International Development, Kabul (Afghanistan, Counterpart International, Taliban Attack Office of U S Funded Aid Group


Menace of Maoist Terrorism: 15 commandos' deaths in Maharashtra, Five including MLAs killing in Chhattisgarh

Deadly attacks by Maoist terrorists on security personnel took place in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, in recent weeks.First, in Chhattisgarh, a BJP MLA was among those killed when his convoy was targeted in the Bastar region. Then, 16 persons including 15 commandos and a driver, were killed in the IED blast in Maharashtra.These were apart from other attacks by Maoists in this period. However, the killings of security personnel that are otherwise played in media, didn't evoke much response on th...
Tags: India, Religion, BJP, Terrorism, Chhattisgarh, Terror, Kashmir, Maoism, Maharashtra, Lucknow, Lok Sabha, Pulwama, Meerut, Bastar, CRPF, Naxalism


Trump Pardons Ex-Army Soldier Convicted of Killing Iraqi Man

Former First Lt. Michael Behenna shot the Iraqi man in the head and chest while interrogating him about suspected terrorists during a deployment in 2008.
Tags: News, Iraq, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Trump, Murders, Donald J, Attempted Murders and Homicides, United States Defense and Military Forces, Amnesties, Commutations and Pardons, Michael Behenna, Trump Pardons Ex Army


Fragile Cease-Fire Takes Hold Between Israel and Gaza After Weekend Attacks

Two days of rocket attacks and airstrikes left 22 Palestinians and four Israelis dead, in the worst violence between the two sides since the 2014 war.
Tags: News, Israel, Terrorism, Gaza, Hamas, Gaza Strip, Palestinians, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Embargoes and Sanctions, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Civilian Casualties, Defense and Military Forces


Europe Is Reining In Tech Giants. But Some Say It’s Going Too Far.

Bids to block harmful and violent content online in Europe are drawing criticism for limiting free expression and undercutting the ideals of an open web.
Tags: Twitter, Europe, News, Privacy, Censorship, Social Media, European Union, Terrorism, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Law and Legislation, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Rumors and Misinformation, Freedom of Speech and Expression


Trump Dials Up the Pressure on Iran

The latest set of sanctions on Tehran could make a bad situation worse.
Tags: News, Obama, China, Iraq, India, Israel, Iran, Syria, Terrorism, Bolton, Tehran, Yemen, Lebanon, Defense Department, Hezbollah, New Yorker


‘We Knew What Was Coming’: Sri Lanka Sees ISIS’ Hand in Attacks

After years of warnings, the travel patterns of several suspects and the design of their bombs suggest a larger Islamic State role in the Easter attacks.
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Turkey, Syria, Terrorism, Sri Lanka, Murders, 2019, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Muslims and Islam, Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, Sri Lanka Easter Bombings (April


He Was Trained by Al Qaeda to Bomb the Subway. Then He Switched Sides.

Najibullah Zazi, convicted in a 2009 plot to bomb New York trains, will be released soon from prison after having provided extensive information to American agents.
Tags: England, News, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Najibullah, Najibullah Zazi, Zazi, September 11 (2001


Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, as 'dangerous'

Facebook says it has banned accounts for Infowars, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, and others from both Facebook and Instagram, citing its “dangerous individuals and organizations” policy. Some accounts are still up, however, at the time of the coordinated, multi-publication, embargoed news release. The ban apparently hasn't fully gone into effect as of 1130am PT, and Milo even posted something to Instagram mocking the news, and promoting his email newsletter. Fa...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Cnn, Atlantic, Terrorism, Islam, Watson, Hate Speech


Sri Lankan Cardinal Cites ‘Foreign Intelligence’ Saying More Attacks on Churches are Possible

Due to new security reports, all Catholic churches and schools are now closed "until further notice."
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Terrorism, Catholic, Sri Lanka, Onetime


Fighting for the Soul of Islam in Sri Lanka

After the Easter bombings, I am struggling to understand how violent ideology has taken hold in my Muslim community.
Tags: News, Terrorism, Sri Lanka, 2019, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Muslims and Islam, Colombo (Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Easter Bombings (April