Years after 9/11 and apologetic tropes for terrorism go on let's speak up
Earlier this month, we marked 19 years since Islamist terrorists murdered 2,977 innocent people in a series of coordinated attacks on the US. The events of September 11, 2001, need no description, the images and videos are seared into our collective consciousness. I was just 11 at the time but can still vividly recall where I was when I found out what had happened, and the immediacy of the realization that this was something truly awful and unprecedented.No one event more starkly highlights the contrast between all that is precious about the secular, liberal way of life we enjoy in the West – ...
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New Daesh leader was informant for US, says counter terrorism report
NEW YORK: The man widely believed to be the new leader of Daesh was once an informant for the US, according to a new report from the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC), a research body at the US military academy of West Point in New York.“Stepping Out from the Shadows: The Interrogation of the Islamic State’s Future Caliph” is based on Tactical Interrogation Reports (TIRs) — the paper trail the US military creates when enemy fighters are detained and interrogated — from Al-Mawla’s time in captivity in the late 2000s.Before his release in 2009, Al-Mawla named 88 extremists involved in terrorist a...
Baku: Armenia’s ecological terrorism threatens environment in region
By Akbar MammadovArmenia violates all principles of international law related to the protection and management of water resources in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and at the transboundary level, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said in a joint statement with the Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry on September 15.“The latest open provocative activities of the Armenian leadership, including the recent ecological terrorism show that the aggressor country in addition to grossly violating international law and fundamental human rights continues to be a serious threat to peace and security...
US 'spy' to be charged with terrorism: Venezuela
Caracas (AFP) - An "American spy" arrested near Venezuelan oil installations last week will be charged with "terrorism," Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Monday.Venezuela announced the arrest on Friday, saying a US citizen he identified as Matthew John Heath had been spying on two oil refineries when he was captured with cash and weapons.Seven Venezuelan citizens were arrested in follow-up raids over the weekend, Saab said.One of them was a serving member of the Venezuelan Armed Forces."All the Venezuelan citizens are going to be charged with the crimes of treason, terrorism, illi...
‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero charged with terrorism, financing rebels
Kigali. Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions during the genocide inspired the Oscar-nominated film “Hotel Rwanda”, was charged Monday with terrorism and other serious crimes in his first court appearance in Kigali.Rwandan investigators announced last month the surprise arrest of Rusesabagina, a high-profile government critic who had been living abroad for years, to stand trial in his homeland for allegedly creating and sponsoring armed militias.There was a heavy police presence as Rusesabagina, who is credited with saving more than 1,200 Rwandans during the genocide by sheltering them in a hotel, ...
Turkish MP convicted of terrorism after treating wounded Kurdish militants
A Turkish court on Friday sentenced pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakerRemziye Tosunto 10 years in prison on the charge of membership in an armed terror organisation.Tosun was found guilty of treating wounded Kurdish militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) during a 2015 Turkish army operation in the southeastern district of Sur.The PKK, which is blacklisted as a terrorist group by Turkey and its Western allies, has waged an insurgency against the Turkish state since 1984.The Turkish army frequently conducts operations against PKK hideouts in southeastern Tur...
Norway orders remand for man suspected of link to 1982 Paris attack
A Norwegian court on Thursday ordered that a man suspected of being involved in a 1982 attack on a Paris restaurant be held in custody on remand, a day after his arrest by the Norwegian security service PST.The man was to be held in custody for four weeks, the Oslo district court ruled, citing a possible flight risk.The suspect immediately appealed the decision, Oslo daily Dagbladet reported from the court."I am innocent," the man was quoted as saying in the report, adding he did not trust the French government.The suspect's arrest in Skien, south-west of Oslo, was made on "a European arrest w...
Economic terrorism by COVID-19 | Daily FT
India crashed to -23.9%, Maldives -11.1%Australia -7%, Brazil -9.7%Sri Lanka -1.6%Whilst the world is challenged with the COVID-19 virus attacking over 26 million people with 0.8 million deaths, we see the real impact of from the pandemic is emerging only now. None of us are sure on the originator of the virus but it can be branded ‘economic terrorism by COVID-19’.Why economic terrorism?India announced that the economy has contracted -23.9% with unemployment hitting 24% in Rajantan and 20% in Delhi, which means millions of people have lost their sources of income. I guess when an economy contr...
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Insecurity: group drums support for Military to end terrorism
Nigerians have been enjoined to support the ongoing Military campaign against terrorism and banditry by volunteering credible information that will aid troops in flushing out the insurgents.The Concerned Professionals’ Congress (CPC), a Civil Advocacy Group, particularly urged Nigerians to keep faith with the Military High Command under the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin to sustain the military-led onslaughts against armed bandits in the North West, where hitherto sacked farmers are returning to their farms.The group, in a statement in Abuja, jointly Abuja by its Chie...
AMLC, DOF renew ties, step up campaign vs terrorism
AMLC, DOF renew ties, step up campaign vs terrorismLawrence Agcaoili(The Philippine Star) – September 4, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has renewed its partnership with the Department of Finance (DOF) to step up the government’s campaign against money laundering and terrorism financing.AMLC Secretariat executive director Mel Georgie Racela yesterday said the agency has signed an updated memorandum of agreement (MOA) that aims to strengthen the cooperation and exchange of information between the two agencies in detecting, investigating and prosecuti...