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Category: Terrorism :: International Islamic Terrorism
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WorldViews: Chart: Are you a jihadist? The French government made this checklist 29.1.2015 Washington Post: World
On Wednesday, the most sensational story to emerge from France was that of police questioning an 8-year-old boy in the southern city of Nice for allegedly making statements sympathetic to extremist militancy. The child is said to have declared, "I am with the terrorists" at school after not taking a part in a moment of silence to mark the Jan. 7 terror attack on the Paris offices of satirical news magazine Charlie Hebdo. He reportedly told police when questioned that he didn't know what terrorism was.Read full article ...
Here's what a Hamas training camp for teens looks like 29.1.2015 Washington Post: World
GAZA CITY — Judging by the orderly rows of hundreds of young wanna-bes lined up in crisp military fashion at their graduation ceremony here Thursday, the armed wing of the Islamist movement Hamas will have plenty of eager recruits this year.Read full article ...
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Kenyan police nab suspect behind terror attacks 29.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Lebanese-Israeli border area quiet after concerns of another war erupting 29.1.2015 Washington Post: World
JERUSALEM — Israel and Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah militia appeared Thursday to be seeking calm a day after exchanging lethal fire across a fractious frontier that raised concern of another war erupting between the arch-enemies. Read full article ...
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UN chief condemns Libya hotel attack 29.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Isis: sunset deadline for Jordan to free bomber and save hostage 29.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Deal to swap jailed terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi for Jordanian pilot leaves unclear the fate of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto

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French police question eight-year-old over terrorism comments 29.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Child expresses ‘radical ideas’ and ‘solidarity’ with Hebdo gunmen after refusing to take part in minute’s silence in honour of victims

An eight-year-old boy in France was questioned by police for half an hour Wednesday after he allegedly made comments in school in praise of terrorists, police said.

The child triggered concern when he refused to take part in a minute’s silence at his school in the southern city of Nice after Islamist gunmen shot dead 12 people at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on 7 January, according to Marcel Authier, in charge of the region’s public security.

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French prisons, long hotbeds of radical Islam, get new scrutiny after Paris attacks 29.1.2015 Washington Post: World
FLEURY-MEROGIS, France — The man was sent to France’s largest prison for armed robbery. He emerged a toughened radical who would go on to take part in the bloodiest terrorist attacks on French soil in decades.Read full article ...
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France launches video campaign to deter would-be jihadis 28.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Government hopes juxtaposing extremists’ statements with the reality will stop more French nationals joining Islamic militants

The French government has launched a shocking video campaign to try to dissuade would-be jihadis from going to war.

A film called #StopJihadism attempts to counter what officials believe are the most common arguments used by extremists to recruit French fighters and send them to Syria and Iraq to join the ranks of Islamic fundamentalists.

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Ghastly fallout of the Iraq invasion 28.1.2015 HBL: Opinion
The explosive growth of Sunni extremism has turned the whole world into a dangerous place
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Jordan ready to swap terrorist prisoner for pilot held by Islamic State 28.1.2015 LA Times: Top News
Birmingham school unites faiths: not through grand gestures but hard work 28.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
St Alban’s C of E academy, in city reeling from Trojan horse scandal, highlights common bits shared by religions in effort to truly integrate communities It is Friday morning at St Alban’s Church of England academy in Highgate, a gleaming new £17.6m building whose colourful exterior spreads a warm glow over this deprived corner of Birmingham. The school, where the vast majority of students are Muslim, is a stone’s throw from Birmingham central mosque, one of the largest Islamic centres in western Europe, and a short bus ride from the schools thrown into turmoil last year by allegations of a hardline Islamist takeover – the so-called Trojan horse affair ...
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Can Islam and Democracy Coexist in the Same Nation? 28.1.2015 The Moderate Voice

The recent violence against those who had satirized religion and particularly Islam, perpetrated by a small group of Muslim terrorists, does not necessarily mean that Islamic ideas are incompatible with democracy. Or does it? Though a number of Muslims in France marched in solidarity with the supporters of Charlie Hebdo and denounced the attacks and [...]

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An arrest in Lebanon lifts the veil on the life of Islamic State leader’s ex-wife 28.1.2015 Washington Post: World
BEIRUT — For months, the ex-wife of perhaps the most wanted man in the world used Lebanon as a base to secretly transfer cash to Islamist militants, according to Lebanese military officials. They say that she concealed her identity with fake documents, which listed her as a Syrian citizen named Mallak Abdullah. Eventually, officials say, they discovered that she was Saja al-Dulaimi, an Iraqi who had been briefly married six years ago to the man who now heads the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In November, the army detained Dulaimi with a girl who is Baghdadi’s biological daughter, the officials say.Read full article ...
Japan PM slams 'despicable' Islamist execution threat 28.1.2015 CNN-IBN: World
An angry Japanese prime minister on Wednesday slammed as "utterly despicable" an Islamist terrorists threat to kill both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot unless Amman releases a jihadi bomber.
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Islamic State is forced from Kobane 28.1.2015 Bill Roggio
After months of fighting for control of the Syrian border town, the Islamic State has withdrawn from Kobane in the face of advances by Kurdish forces and Syrian rebels.
Obama's visit to India gives Pakistan pause 28.1.2015 L.A. Times - World News
For three days, Pakistan watched as President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged closer cooperation on defense, economic and civilian nuclear issues, and Obama repeatedly endorsed India’s bid for a permanent United Nations Security Council seat.
Saudi Arabia and the west: how a cosy relationship turned toxic 28.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Oil has always given the Gulf monarchy huge power. But the US may be less dependent in future – and the world is fast losing patience with Saudi Arabia’s stance on human rights and extremism. Will King Abdullah’s death change anything? Continue reading...
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Ignoring the ‘other Osama’ 28.1.2015 Hindu: Opinion
That Pakistan’s government has ignored evidence to prosecute Hafiz Saeed is shocking, but equally, it is as much evidence of the U.S.’s lack of follow-through as it is of India’s helplessness
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Islamic State's 'province' claims responsibility for attack on hotel in Tripoli 27.1.2015 Bill Roggio
Gunmen assaulted the Corinthia hotel in Tripoli early this morning. According to some accounts, a car bomb was detonated outside of the hotel during the attack.
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