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On Terrorism, an 'Unavoidable Conclusion'
On Terrorism,
an 'Unavoidable

On Terrorism, an 'Unavoidable Conclusion'

After 9/11, the 'warning lights are blinking red again': Foreign Affairs op-ed

(Newser) - Both current FBI chief Christopher Wray and Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla, who heads up US Central Command, have issued recent warnings on the threat of terror attacks inside the United States and against American interests abroad, and other officials have concurred. The threat level from groups such as al-Qaeda,...

Teen Charged With Terrorism in Sydney Church Stabbing

Injured bishop says he forgives attacker

(Newser) - A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing two Christian clerics during a Sydney church service has been charged by police with terrorism offenses. Authorities said the stabbing was declared a terrorist act because of the teenager's suspected religious motivation and because the boy traveled up to 90 minutes from his...

He May Be the World's First Incel Terrorist
He May Be the World's
First Incel Terrorist

He May Be the World's First Incel Terrorist

Maclean's explores the groundbreaking case of Oguzhan Sert in Toronto

(Newser) - Oguzhan Sert is serving a life sentence in Canada as a convicted terrorist, but as Lana Hall writes in Maclean's , he appears to be the first person in the world convicted of his particular brand of terrorism. As a 17-year-old, Sert walked into a massage parlor in Toronto in...

Report: US Wasn't Only Nation to Warn Russia of Attack

Ally Iran alerted Russia days before, citing intel from interrogations, Reuters reports

(Newser) - If a warning from the US didn't get the attention of Russian security officials ahead of last month's horrifying terrorist attack in Moscow, a direct warning from Iran ought to have done. According to Reuters , Iran warned Russia of a possible "terrorist operation" in Russian territory after...

Iran: 'Terroristic' Attack at Tribute Event Kills Dozens

More than 170 were also injured after explosions at event for general slain by US 4 years ago

(Newser) - Explosions at an event honoring a prominent Iranian general slain in a US airstrike in 2020 have killed at least 73 people and wounded more than 170 others, state-run media in Iran reported Wednesday. A senior official called the blasts a "terroristic" attack, without elaborating on who could be...

Cops: Deadly Crash in Upstate NY May Have Been Terrorism

2 dead, 5 injured after collision outside Kodak Center in Rochester after NYE concert

(Newser) - Two are dead and multiple people are injured after an early Monday car crash outside the Kodak Center in Rochester, New York—and authorities are now looking into the incident as possible terrorism, reports ABC News . Per the AP , police officers were helping to direct traffic outside the venue after...

Police Open Fire on Woman at Paris Subway Station

She allegedly threatened to blow herself up, 'made remarks of a rather Islamist nature'

(Newser) - Paris police opened fire Tuesday on a woman who threatened to blow herself up after allegedly making death threats and speaking in support of terrorism on a train heading into the French capital. It was the latest security incident in France, which has been on heightened anti-terror alert since a...

It's an 'Unusual Resolution for a Highly Unusual Case'

Man accused of plotting DC-area terror attacks sentenced to time served

(Newser) - A federal judge on Monday ordered the release of a Maryland man who has been imprisoned for more than four years on charges that he plotted ISIS-inspired attacks at an airport and at a shopping and entertainment complex in the Washington, DC, area. Rondell Henry, 32, of Germantown, Maryland, pleaded...

In Modern Warfare, the Rules Are Gone
In Modern Warfare,
the Rules Are Gone

In Modern Warfare, the Rules Are Gone

In the 'Atlantic,' Anne Applebaum warns that 'open brutality' is the new normal

(Newser) - The Hamas fighters who kidnapped and murdered Israeli civilians did not attempt to hide their war crimes, writes Anne Applebaum in the Atlantic . In fact, they made a point to capture their atrocities on film and then circulate the videos, the better to create "misery and anger." These...

Philly DA: Teen Bomb-Maker Was 'Grave Danger to Everyone'

17-year-old nabbed in Philadelphia was allegedly testing devices, communicating with terrorists

(Newser) - A 17-year-old "aspiring terrorist" is facing multiple state felony charges in Pennsylvania after he was found to be communicating with a foreign terrorist group while building a weapon of mass destruction, officials said Monday. At a press conference, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said the unnamed teen "was...

Navalny's Situation Gets More Grim
Navalny's Situation
Gets More Grim

Navalny's Situation Gets More Grim

Russian opposition leader facing decades more in prison on new charges

(Newser) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is facing up to 65 additional years in prison on new, unsubstantiated charges of extremism and orchestrating "terrorist attacks," according to his team. Navalny, one of Vladimir Putin's most outspoken critics, is currently serving a nine-year sentence following a 2022 conviction for...

Sexton Killed, Priest Injured in Church Machete Attack

Spanish authorities are investigating possible terror link

(Newser) - A machete-wielding man killed a sexton and injured a priest in attacks at two churches in the city of Algeciras on Wednesday before being arrested, Spain’s interior ministry said, in what authorities are investigating as a possible act of terrorism. The suspect was arrested in the southern city and...

Kansas Woman Who Led ISIS Battalion Gets the Max

2 of Allison Fluke-Ekren's children requested the sentence

(Newser) - Update: A Kansas woman who pleaded guilty to leading an all-female ISIS battalion in Syria was on Tuesday handed the maximum possible sentence: 20 years. The AP reports two of Allison Fluke-Ekren's children asked the judge to give her that sentence, alleging they suffered physical and sexual abuse at...

Iceland Cops Foil 'Unprecedented' Terror Plot

Police seize firearms, ammo apparently meant to be used in terror attacks, a rare phenomenon in that nation

(Newser) - A raid Wednesday in and near Reykjavik turned up not only a mess of firearms and ammunition, but also the discovery of an alleged terror plot that was apparently foiled. Gunnar Horour Garoarsson, a spokesman for Iceland's national police force, announced that four native men, all believed to be...

Twice a Survivor, 86-Year-Old Takes Family to Germany

Shaul Ladany was held in Bergen-Belsen and on Israeli Olympic team attacked in 1972

(Newser) - Shaul Ladany lived through a Nazi concentration camp and escaped the massacre of 11 fellow Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Decades later, the 86-year-old is back in Germany to visit the two places where he narrowly avoided death. On Saturday, Ladany, who was born in 1936...

Shooting at Pride Fest Leaves 2 Dead, 10 Seriously Injured

Police investigating mass shooting in Norwegian capital of Oslo as possible terror attack

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire in Oslo's nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving 10 seriously wounded in what police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack during the Norwegian capital's annual Pride festival. Investigators said the suspect, identified as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran,...

Paris Attack Defendant Apologizes to Victims

Salah Abdeslam says he decided against suicide bombing; prosecutors say his device failed

(Newser) - The victims of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, in which 130 people were killed, have received an apology and a request for forgiveness. "I wish to express my condolences and offer an apology to all the victims," Salah Abdeslam said in court in Paris, the BBC reports....

Kansas Mom of 5 Turned Alleged Jihadist Denied Bail

Allison Fluke-Ekren is charged with aiding a terrorist organization

(Newser) - Update: The so-called "all-American girl" turned alleged jihadist was denied bail during a court appearance in Virginia Thursday, the BBC reports. The judge said factors including the safety of the local community are considered during bond hearings, and Allison Fluke-Ekren did not contest the order to remain in custody...

Police: 'By the Grace of God,' 2 Students Thwarted Plan

Police say John Hagins was talking about carrying out a mass shooting on Snapchat

(Newser) - Two students at a private university in Florida may have thwarted a mass shooting Thursday by saying something. That's according to police, who responded to their alert and arrested a student carrying a collapsible semi-automatic rifle, six loaded magazines, and plenty more ammunition in his backpack. John Hagins, a...

They Cheered Against India, Now Face Sedition Charges

At least 7 arrested in India for cyberterrorism after celebrating Pakistan's cricket win

(Newser) - If you're in India, you'd better cheer for India. That's the message from authorities in Uttar Pradesh, where police have arrested at least seven people for allegedly celebrating Pakistan's victory over India in Sunday's T20 World Cup cricket match in Dubai. All seven face charges...

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