Tag Archives: terrorism

Belgium: Police arrest four "contacts" of Brussels station attacker

Source: Politico

"Belgian authorities made four arrests late Wednesday in the investigation into the terrorist attack in Brussels’ Central Station, local media reported. Those arrested are thought to be 'regular contacts' of suspect Oussama Zariouh, a 36-year-old Moroccan national who lived in the Molenbeek district of Brussels and was shot dead by soldiers Tuesday after he detonated explosives in an attempted attack at one of the busiest train stations in Brussels." (06/22/17)


Mali: Armed men storm resort in Bamako

Source: Al Jazeera

"At least two people have been killed after an attack on a popular tourist resort on the outskirts of Mali's capital, Bamako, according to officials, but dozens of guests were rescued. Armed men stormed the luxury Le Campement Kangaba complex near Dougourakoro on Sunday, attacking a resort frequented by top officials and foreign residents, especially during the weekend. Malian troops and soldiers from France's Bakhane counterterrorist force headed to the scene. Local residents reported hearing shots fired while smoke billowed into the air. Mali's Security Minister Salif Traore said late on Sunday that at least four attackers were killed by security forces." (06/19/17)


UK: One dead, ten injured in attack on London mosque

Source: Telegraph [UK]

"One man has died and 10 others are injured after a van was rammed into worshippers in a terror attack near a London mosque, before the driver is said to have screamed: 'I'm going to kill all Muslims.' The van driver — described by witnesses as a large white man — was detained by members of the public after the incident in Finsbury Park early on Monday that police said had 'all the hallmarks of terrorism.' The white van ploughed into pedestrians as the area was busy with worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers in Seven Sisters Road at 12.20am." (06/19/17)


Islamic State takes credit as suicide bombers hit Kabul Shiite mosque, kill four

Source: Japan Times [Japan]

"Suicide bombers struck a crowded Shiite mosque in Kabul late Thursday, killing four people in the latest in a series of militant attacks to rattle the Afghan capital during the holy month of Ramadan. The assault claimed by Islamic State jihadis left eight others wounded when the bombers blew themselves up in the kitchen of Al Zahra mosque after police prevented them from entering the prayer hall packed with worshippers." (06/16/17)


ISIS's message: We are still deadly

Source: CounterPunch
by Patrick Cockburn

"Isis uses terrorism in a deliberately sadistic and attention-grabbing way to counter-balance any perception that it is weakening or is fought out. In return for minimum expenditure of men and resources on its part, it can demonstrate to the world that it is still in business despite its loss of territory. It welcomes denunciations because its savagery is geared to topping the news agenda. For this purpose, Isis films its own massacres, ritually decapitates journalists, burns captives alive or drowns them in cages. Last week, a bomb exploded outside an ice cream shop thronged with children in Baghdad killing at least 15, with some reports saying 30 people were killed and dozens more injured. It has been suggested that the Western mass media plays into the hands of Isis or al-Qaeda by the wall-to-wall coverage of their crimes. But self-censorship is unrealistic since there is overwhelming and understandable public demand for information about terrorists and terrorism which needs to be satisfied." (06/06/17)


Australia: Police treat deadly shootout as terror attack

Source: CBS News

"Australian police said on Tuesday that a shootout in which two men died, three police officers were wounded and a female hostage was freed was being treated as a terror attack. Police were called to an apartment building in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton on Monday in response to reports of an explosion and discovered the body of a man in the lobby. Police tried to negotiate with a gunman in one of the apartments, an official said. The gunman later left the building and shot three officers before police killed him. … Victoria state Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said on Tuesday the gunman, who he did not name, had been implicated in a thwarted suicide attack at a Sydney army barracks in 2009." (06/05/17)


UK: May, dancing atop still warm bodies, demands Internet censorship because "terrorism"

Source: CNN

"Prime Minister Theresa May has called for closer regulation of the internet following a deadly terror attack in London. At least seven people were killed in a short but violent assault that unfolded late Saturday night in the heart of the capital, the third such attack to hit Britain this year. May said on Sunday that a new approach to tackling extremism is required, including changes that would deny terrorists and extremist sympathizers digital tools used to communicate and plan attacks." (06/04/17)


Iraq: Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; Islamic State claims responsibility

Source: Washington Post

"A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad just after midnight Tuesday, killing 13 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved apparently remotely detonated explosives inside a parked car. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity in line with regulations. The attack came just days into the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during daylight hours. After sundown, families break their fast, and Baghdad’s restaurants and cafes quickly fill." (05/29/17)


Why Salman Abedi grew to hate us

Source: spiked
by Alaa Al-Ameri

"Abedi was not disenfranchised. He was not rejected by British society. He was taught to reject and hate it, despite everything it gave him and his family. His older sister has reportedly said that Abedi was looking for 'revenge' for the 'ill-treatment' of Muslims in the UK and Syria. This is the circular logic of the Islamist victimhood narrative that almost every Muslim growing up in the UK will have been exposed to at one time or another. Western governments, and therefore Western societies, are to blame for all instances of intervention in Muslim majority countries, and are equally culpable should they fail to intervene." (05/25/17)


UK: Police arrest three in Manchester bombing investigation

Source: ABC News

"Three arrests have been made in connection with Monday's deadly explosion in Manchester that killed 22 people and injured more than 60 others at one of Europe's largest and most well-known arenas, U.K. authorities said today. The suspects were apprehended in south Manchester early this morning, according to the Greater Manchester Police. Police previously announced that they had arrested a 23-year-old man on Tuesday in connection with the attack. ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the bombing." (05/24/17)