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  • FBI Investigating Radical Terrorists in All 50 States as Threats Hit Peak

    04/18/2017 1:18:32 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 29 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 04/18/2017 | Adam Kredo
    Terrorists inside America plotting attacks 'each and every single day'! Federal authorities have open investigations into radical Islamic terrorists in all 50 states, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which is warning that the threat of terrorism in the United States has reached an all time high with radicalized individuals in the country plotting to strike "each and every single day." The FBI has "open terrorist investigations in all 50 states," according to DHS Secretary John Kelly, who disclosed on Tuesday that there have been at least 37 "ISIS-linked plots to attack our country" since 2013, a number that...
  • Disguised as refugees: ISIS general is 'back in Europe with 400 soldiers' [trunc]

    12/30/2016 4:35:24 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 December 2016 | Julian Robinson
    An ISIS general once pictured decapitating a prisoner is back in Europe with up to 400 of his most trusted soldiers after fleeing the war zone in Syria, it has been claimed. Ex-NATO soldier Lavdrim Muhaxheri and his men are among thousands who have fled after ISIS suffered devastating losses in war-torn Syria, according to sources in the Italian intelligence services. Many of the fighters are feared to have disguised themselves as refugees in order to cross borders to get into Europe without being identified, according to information leaked from the spying agency. Muhaxheri, also known as Abu Abdullah al...
  • Spanish Military Report: Islamic Terrorists Operate, Raise Cash in Latin America to Attack U.S.

    12/28/2016 11:22:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 28, 2016
    Latin America is a hotbed of Islamic terrorism where groups like ISIS and Hezbollah operate freely and raise large sums of money to finance terrorist activities in other countries, mainly the United States, according to a new report released by Spain’s Defense Ministry. “Latin America represents an important region for Islamic radicalism because conditions enable the free, almost undetectable, movement of their members throughout the region,” the defense document states. Governments in the region consider Islamic terrorism to be a foreign problem, the report says, and intelligence agencies are ill equipped to handle the threat they represent. “The ignorance involving...
  • Authorities probing if Florida man has ties to terrorism

    12/22/2016 6:34:37 AM PST · by LSUfan · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Dec 16 | Unknown
    A joint terrorism task force is investigating whether a 21-year-old man has connections to terrorism after he was arrested at the New Port Richey, Florida home he shares with his parents. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said on Twitter Wednesday it would be foolish for him to say the case is "definitely not connected to terrorism." Paramedics were called to the home Wednesday morning after Sherif Elganainy's father became unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital. His mother called deputies to ask them to check out suspicious fumes she said were in her home. The sheriff's office says "suspicious materials"...
  • 20-Year-Old in North Carolina Planned to Murder Hundreds for Islamic State

    11/29/2016 9:10:08 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov 29 2016 | John Hayward
    20-year-old Justin Nojan Sullivan pled guilty on Tuesday morning to a chilling terrorist plot in which he planned to use a silenced gun to murder hundreds of people in Virginia and North Carolina on behalf of the Islamic State. He has agreed to serve a life sentence in prison.
  • Two Dead as Gunman Storms Catholic Monk Retirement Home in France

    11/24/2016 3:25:50 PM PST · by LSUfan · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 16 | Breitbart London
  • 'Threat of imminent attack on US Jews is real'

    09/22/2016 9:03:44 AM PDT · by Lera · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/22/16 | Ron Kampeas
    Deputy Homeland Security Secretary paints grim picture of Jewish communities' vulnerability to terrorism, says leaders not doing enough. JTA - Painting a grim picture of Jewish vulnerability in the United States, a top U.S. security official said that the vast majority of funds earmarked to secure non-profits goes to Jewish institutions because their need is most acute. Alejandro Mayorkas, the Deputy Homeland Security Secretary, speaking Wednesday to the Orthodox Union's annual leadership mission to Washington, said rising extremism in the United States and its threat to the Jewish community keeps him awake at night. He said the threat had shifted...
  • CNN: ISIS intended Paris attack to be more extensive but two terrorists were delayed in Greece

    09/05/2016 6:42:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | September 5,2016 | John Sexton
    CNN has a detailed report on the travels of four ISIS operatives who made their way from Raqqa, Syria to Austria posing as refugees last year. Two of the four would later make their way to France and blow themselves up at the national stadium in Paris. However, two more operatives who were apparently supposed to be part of the Paris attack were delayed after their fake passports were discovered in Greece. CNN reports: Haddadi and Usman, who was identified by investigators as a suspected bombmaker for the Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, set out from the capital of the self-declared...
  • California: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar!” through a bullhorn terrorize church during worship

    08/11/2016 6:28:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/11/16 | Robert Spencer
    Father Josiah Trenham mentioned “intimidation” to the parishioners of St. Andrew Orthodox Church, and he was quite right: Islamic supremacists and jihadis routinely traffic in intimidation. That’s based on a Qur’anic command: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows” (Qur’an 8:60). When they practice this intimidation, they generally find Westerners — especially Christian leaders — unwilling and unable to do anything in response but submit to...
  • Targeting Churches: Fox News Produces Ominous Report on Threats in America

    08/10/2016 6:43:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    Fox News, Guardian UK via Get Religion ^ | August 9, 2016 | Fox News, Guardian UK via Jim Davis
    No one is saying, yet, that terrorists are ready to attack American churches the way they have in the Middle East or, more recently, against the Rev. Jacques Hamel in France. But as Fox News reports, the threats are already looming. And before you say, "What else would Fox say?", consider the examples in the article: hate speech, death threats and aborted attack plans of the type that would be familiar to Jewish leaders. This is how ominous it can get – and how some police are slow to address the situation, according to Fox: As Father Josiah Trenham prepared...
  • ISRAELI HACKERS hack ISIS heavily encrypted dark net, reveal past & future attack plans

    08/06/2016 2:48:09 PM PDT · by wtd · 25 replies
    BareNakedIslam ^ | August 6, 2016
    ISRAELI HACKERS break into the Islamic State on the heavily encrypted dark net, revealing past and future attack plansAn Israeli cyber intelligence company has hacked ISIS communications on the dark net and learned about the group’s plans to attack U.S. air bases in Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. According to the latest Homeland Security report, which calls the terrorist’s success rate “alarmingly high” and “growing,” statistics claim 44% of the group’s plots have been completed so far this year Haaretz According to cyber intelligence company Intsights, ISIS uploads potential targets – the French church attack was among them –...
  • Islamic State promises jihad massacre at Rio Olympics “in the name of Allah, the merciful”

    08/08/2016 6:38:46 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 16 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 08/08/2016 | Robert Spencer
    "A since deleted Twitter account by Islamic State sympathizer Abu al Abdel promises that the “Islamic State lions” will attack the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Yesterday, Islamic State terrorist channels on the encrypted messaging app Telegram were reminding would-be jihadists that it was the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic games. Rita Katz, founder of Site Intel, reports that Islamic State is instructing its followers on how to attack the games. Katz further reports that ISIS is telling jihadists to become “lone wolves” and “obtain guns or cause traffic accidents” and to attack public transit, take...
  • DC Metro Transit police officer charged with aiding ISIS

    08/03/2016 8:28:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2016 | Matthew Dean
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Washington, D.C. Metro Transit police officer who was a convert to Islam and once dressed up as Jihadi John for Halloween was charged on Wednesday with trying to provide material support to ISIS -- the first time a law enforcement officer has been charged with an ISIS-related crime. Virginia resident Nicholas Young, 36, who has served with the department since 2003, was arrested Wednesday morning by FBI agents. Authorities allege in a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday that Young attempted to send money to ISIS through a mobile-based gift card using an unnamed messaging service the terror...
  • Police officer for D.C. subway system accused of trying to help ISIS

    08/03/2016 8:31:49 AM PDT · by NRx · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-03-2016 | Rachel Weiner
    A Metro Transit police officer has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State, marking the first time a U.S. law enforcement officer has been accused of trying to aid the terrorist group. Nicholas Young, 36, of Fairfax, Va., was arrested Wednesday morning at Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Washington and his employment was terminated. Young, at the request of an undercover federal agent, sent codes for mobile messaging cards that Young believed would be used by Islamic State fighters overseas to communicate, according to an indictment filed in federal court in Alexandria, Va.
  • US Military Families Ordered to Evacuate Turkey

    03/29/2016 10:26:52 PM PDT · by PA Engineer · 29 replies
    Military.com ^ | Mar 29, 2016 | Amy Bushatz and Richard Sisk
    U.S. military families have been ordered to evacuate bases in Turkey to keep to them safe from possible attacks, officials announced Tuesday. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the order to leave Turkey would affect about 670 of the total of 770 dependents in the country. The 670 dependents are at the main Incirlik airbase and two other smaller bases at Izmir and Mugla, Cook said. The approximately 100 dependents who are being allowed to stay were with spouses assigned to Ankara, the Turkish capital, and Istanbul, which were considered safer postings, Cook said. Cook did not give a timeline...
  • Israel calls on citizens to 'immediately leave Turkey

    04/08/2016 7:56:28 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    Y Net News ^ | April 8 | Itamar Eichner
    Counter-Terrorism Unit further upgrades travel warning and urges Israelis not to visit Turkey, citing a high-level and concrete threat of an ISIS terror attack in the country. Israel's Counter-Terrorism Unit once again upgraded its travel warning to Turkey on Friday, urging Israelis currently in the country "to leave Turkey as soon as possible." The upgraded and urgent warning, set at level two (indicating a high level, concrete threat) comes on the heels of a warning issued by Turkish authorities a week and a half ago of an ISIS plan to attack Jewish targets in the country, including synagogues, Jewish schools...
  • Man accused of planning terrorism acts in Phoenix, Tucson

    07/02/2016 7:33:30 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 36 replies
    http://www.heraldcourier.com ^ | July 2, 2016 | AP
    PHOENIX (AP) — A Tucson man has been arrested by the FBI and the Arizona Attorney General's Office for threatening to commit acts of terrorism on Arizona government buildings. The Attorney General's Office says 18-year-old Mahin Khan appeared before a Phoenix judge Saturday morning. He was ordered held without bond in Maricopa County Jail. Khan faces two counts of conspiracy to commit terrorism and terrorism.
  • Islamic State threatens jihad mass murder at US, UK airports over July 4 weekend

    07/02/2016 2:37:09 PM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/1/16 | Robert Spencer
    The areas outside the security checkpoints are crowded and vulnerable. The recent Islamic State jihad attack in Istanbul showed how vulnerable those areas really are. This means that the TSA is likely to grow even more intrusive and annoying, while of course continuing to be one step behind the jihadis. "Pro-ISIS twitter account threatens attacks at London Heathrow, Los Angeles and New York's JFK airports on July 4 weekend," by Charlie Moore, Mailonline, July 1, 2016: A pro-ISIS twitter account has threatened attacks at London Heathrow, LAX and New York's JFK airports over the July 4 holiday weekend. The account...
  • Feds: Homeland Security employee caught with gun, knife

    06/21/2016 8:34:14 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 21 June 2016 | CLAIRE GALOFARO
    Federal prosecutors are investigating whether a Department of Homeland Security employee with top-secret clearance was planning an attack at the agency's Washington headquarters when he entered the building with a gun, a knife, an infrared camera, pepper spray and handcuffs.
  • It Was John Brennan Himself Who Halted LEO Training on Islam, Jihad

    06/16/2016 10:47:34 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2016-06-16 | Robert Spencer
    While testifying in an open session of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CIA director John Brennan admitted Thursday: Despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach. He added that a significant element of that global reach is because the Islamic State: … has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West … [ISIS is] probably exploring a variety of means for infiltrating operatives into the West, including refugee flows, smuggling routes, and...