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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...

Convicted Arsonists Are Executed En Masse in Syria

Human rights activists 'shocked' that 24 were put to death for 2020 wildfires

(Newser) - Wildfires that swept through Syria last year were intentionally lit, and now 24 individuals linked to setting them have been executed, per the country's Ministry of Justice. Al Jazeera notes that while executions aren't uncommon in Syria, so many being killed at once is unusual. It's not...

NYT : We Missed Red Flags in 'ISIS Executioner' Podcast
'ISIS Executioner'
Admits He Made It All Up

'ISIS Executioner' Admits He Made It All Up

Shehroze Chaudhry featured in key episodes of the hit 'NYT ' podcast series 'Caliphate'

(Newser) - Update: The Canadian man who pulled the wool over the eyes of the New York Times, among others, by weaving tales of time spent as an ISIS executioner, admitted to his lies in a Canadian court on Friday. In doing so, Shehroze Chaudhry, now 26, saw the charges against him—...

Hotel Rwanda Hero Just Got Convicted

Paul Rusesabagina called terrorism trial a sham orchestrated by Rwandan President Paul Kagame

(Newser) - The man whose actions were acclaimed in the movie Hotel Rwanda has been convicted of terrorism. But Paul Rusesabagina and outside observers call the trial a sham orchestrated by President Paul Kagame to silence dissent. More:
  • Conviction: On Monday, a court in Rwanda convicted Rusesabagina and fellow defendants of forming

Judge Sentences Extremist to Read Better Literature

A 21-year-old in England was sentenced to start with Pride and Prejudice

(Newser) - It’s probably not the first time someone told Ben John to read a book already. John, 21, was recently sentenced to read something more enriching than white supremacist literature or a recipe for making a bomb, Vice reports. He was found guilty of possession of information useful for preparing...

Teens Rank 9 Biggest Threats to Their Generation
Teens Rank the
9 Biggest Threats
They Are Facing
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Teens Rank the 9 Biggest Threats They Are Facing

Climate change fails to make the top 5

(Newser) - Teenagers are perhaps less concerned with climate change than you might think, ranking it sixth in a list of the nine greatest threats to their generation, according to a new Washington Post -Ipsos poll. The national survey of 1,349 teens aged 14 to 18, conducted online in May and...

Terrorism Alert Warns About Eased Restrictions

Homeland Security says new conditions could provide opportunities

(Newser) - A national terrorism alert issued Friday warns that violent extremists may take advantage of the easing of pandemic restrictions to attack. The alert does not cite any specific threats, the AP reports. But it warns of potential danger from an increasingly complex and volatile mix that includes domestic terrorists inspired...

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