September 6, 2018
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September 6, 2018

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August 3, 2019

The Khawarij Paradigm: Takfirism as Expression of Unconstrained Islamism

Summery: The evolution of the ‘Islamic State’ from an integrated to a fragmented group is now close to becoming an irreversible process. Senior figures of internal […]
May 17, 2019

ISIS Brides: Perpetrators or Victims?

SUMMARY A report from the International Center for the Study of Radicalization suggests that 41,490 international citizens became affiliated with ISIS since 2014. 13% of these […]
March 17, 2019

Militancy and Its Impact on the Foreign Policy of Pakistan

Summary: A militant is a person who, in order to achieve certain aims, pick up arms and do fighting; A militant can also be motivated by […]
January 27, 2019

Scientific Process of Radicalisation

Executive Summary Prevention measures include many initiatives and one of most vital initiatives is to use indicators of radicalization and identify early any vulnerable, effected and going […]
January 1, 2019

Exploring the Concept of Jihad and Qital in Islam

SUMMARY The word Jihad, which has become very infamous in the world media these days, has a completely different perspective on Islam. The word Jihad is […]
October 9, 2018

The Concept of Islamist Terrorism

Terrorism is itself a crime and it should be dealt with as a crime, however in some countries it has been dealt with differently. For example, […]
September 29, 2018

Durban Bomb Series and the East African Connection

Introduction The recent spate of bomb scares in Durban, KwaZulu Natal had the media, public, and security establishment astir. In a statement to parliament, the investigative […]
September 21, 2018

Disrupting Hezbollah’s Global Operations via Extradition

Summary: There exist many excellent articles that describe the U.S. Department of Treasury sanctions and designations of global terrorists related to Iran and their Lebanese proxy Hezbollah. […]

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February 18, 2021

UK terrorism threat level lowered to ‘substantial’

The UK’s terrorism threat level has been downgraded from “severe” to “substantial”. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the move followed a “significant reduction” in the momentum […]
November 17, 2020

British security expert warns of increased terrorism in 2021

A British security expert has warned that prolonged global lockdowns to help stop the spread of coronavirus could increase the likelihood of terrorist attacks in 2021, […]
November 17, 2020

Vienna terror attack: Austrian police investigating 21 potential accomplices

The list of people suspected of being accomplices of a jihadist gunman who carried out a deadly attack in Vienna has grown to 21, prosecution spokeswoman […]
November 3, 2020

UK raises terror alert level to ‘severe’

United Kingdom has raised its terror threat level to SEVERE after a string of terror attacks in Europe. It means it is “highly likely” there could […]
July 12, 2020

More addresses in Leicestershire and London being searched by UK counter-terrorism police

A second address in Leicestershire was being searched after counter-terrorism police arrested a man in the county this week. Police also swooped on three addresses across […]
July 12, 2020

29 terrorists to be released onto UK streets soon

29 terrorists are due to be released from prison within the next three years, with 11 of them back on the streets before April and three […]
July 12, 2020

Terrorist groups must be stopped from exploiting ‘fragilities’ caused by global health pandemic: United Nations

While the coronavirus has put the international community in the crosshairs of a crisis like no other since the founding of the United Nations 75 years ago, António […]
July 12, 2020

Islamic State supporter Safiyya Shaikh jailed for life over terrorism plot

The 37-year-old Islamic State supporter, Safiyya Shaikh of west London, was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum term of 14 years for a plot […]
July 12, 2020

Luton man sentenced over terrorism plot

A Luton man found guilty of planning a terrorist attack in London has been sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday, 9 July at Woolwich Crown Court. […]
June 27, 2020

Newcastle man jailed for inciting terror attack in Germany

BBC report:   A man who incited a German terror cell to commit mass murder with a car, explosives and a meat cleaver has been given […]
June 20, 2020

Multiple dead and wounded in stabbing attack in Reading, UK

Counter-terrorism police have joined the investigation after a stabbing attack in Reading left three people dead and two critically injured. Thames Valley said officers and other […]
June 16, 2020

Two suspects remanded by Turkey for links to Islamic State

Two suspects arrested in a Turkish operation were remanded in custody Monday over their alleged links to the terrorist group Islamic State, according to Turkish judicial […]
May 25, 2020

17 migrants suspected of terror links to be deported from Cyprus

Cyprus will deport 17 migrants who are being held on suspicion of having links to extremist groups or involved in acts of terror, the country’s interior […]
May 25, 2020

Islamic State launched 260 attacks during Ramadan

In the past month, since the start of Ramadan, Islamic State (also known as ISIS) has claimed responsibility for more than 260 attacks across Iraq, allegedly […]
May 20, 2020

4 arrests over alleged ISIS plans to attack US bases in Germany

German authorities say police arrested four suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who were planning an attack on American military facilities, […]
May 15, 2020

Facebook reports a spike in terrorism takedowns

Facebook Inc on Tuesday reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which it […]
May 15, 2020

France gives online firms deadline to pull ‘terrorist’ content

Social media and other websites will have just one hour to delete offending content under a new law passed by France’s parliament. The one-hour deadline applies […]
April 11, 2020

Telegram deletes thousands of accounts and channels in latest purge against IS content

Telegram, the cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service, has deleted and banned hundreds and hundreds of accounts, channels and numbers in the latest purge […]
April 11, 2020

Counter-terrorism probe opened in knife attack by French authorities

French counter-terrorism prosecutors have opened a judicial investigation after a knife attack south of Lyon left two people dead on April 4th. Attacker killed two and […]
March 18, 2020

Islamic State advises its members to avoid Europe for jihad amid virus scare

After years of urging its terrorists to attack major European cities, Islamic State is now advising them to steer clear due to the coronavirus. New IS al-Naba newsletter contains […]
March 9, 2020

Turkey says it deported 282 Islamic State militants since November

The Turkish interior ministry announced Sunday deporting two German nationals and one Swedish ISIS militant holding French citizenship as part of a program to extradite foreign […]
February 21, 2020

Female Islamic State supporter admits to plotting to bomb London’s St Paul’s Cathedral

A female supporter of the terrorist group Islamic State on Friday pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb London’s historic St Paul’s Cathedral and an unnamed hotel […]
February 11, 2020

Hamas has stolen Israeli tech to bolster its capabilities in Gaza

Hamas last week stole state-of-the-art communications equipment provided by Israel to the Palestinian Authority for non-military use in Gaza, it was reported by YNet. The report […]
February 11, 2020

Luton man convicted of planning terror attacks on London tourist hotspots

A man has been convicted of planning a terror attack at London tourist hotspots, just over a year after he was cleared of attacking police with […]
February 11, 2020

Emergency terror law to be presented to British Parliament

Emergency legislation designed to end the release of people convicted of terrorism offences halfway through their sentence is to be presented to the British Parliament. The […]
January 30, 2020

Islamic State declares war on Israel in new audio message

Islamic State spokesman Abu Hamza al-Qurashi stated in a speech published by the terror group’s media arm Al-Furqan on Monday that ISIS was “declaring war” on […]
January 30, 2020

Turkish police arrests 10 IS terror suspects

Turkey has arrested 10 suspects linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Ankara, security sources said Wednesday. Anti-terror police carried out raids at the […]
January 30, 2020

Belgian court rules PKK is not a terrorist group

Belgium’s Court of Cessation ruled on Wednesday that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is not a terrorist organization, ending proceedings launched in 2008 against a number […]
January 30, 2020

US officials say they now know the true identity of new IS emir

U.S. defense officials believe they have unmasked the Islamic State terror group’s current leader, until now known by his nom de guerre, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi. […]
January 20, 2020

Profile of new Islamic State emir revealed

The Guardian has revealed the profile of the new Islamic State leader (emir) Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, who was announced by IS last year.  The Guardian […]
January 17, 2020

UK shuts down Islamic school after extremism fears

One of the terrorists behind the 2017 attack on London Bridge worked in a classroom and raised questions about the regulation of schools. Metropolitan Police via […]
January 15, 2020

EU renews its terrorist list of persons and organisations subject to sanctions

The European Council has renewed the so-called EU terrorist list, which sets out persons, groups and entities subject to restrictive measures with a view to combating terrorism. Persons, groups and entities on the […]
January 15, 2020

UK government considering new law to ban the possession of terrorist propaganda

A new law that would make it illegal to possess extremist material, such as videos of Islamic State beheadings, is being considered by the Government in […]
January 10, 2020

Inmates wearing fake suicide vests attack officers in Whitemoor prison, anti-terrorism investigation launched

Counter-terrorism police are investigating an attack by two inmates at a maximum-security jail that resulted in five prison officers being taken to hospital. The two prisoners […]
January 1, 2020

Former member of the Irish Defence Forces charged with a terrorist offence released on bail

A former member of the Irish Defence Forces charged with a terrorist offence linked to the Islamic State group has been released on bail. Lisa Smith, […]
December 12, 2019

Luton man arrested by counter-terrorism officers

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in terrorism. The man was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command in […]
December 12, 2019

Over a dozen arrested in Denmark over suspected Islamist terror plot

Police in Denmark say they have arrested more than a dozen people during raids over a suspected Islamist terror plot. Investigators are said to have carried […]
November 30, 2019

Denmark court finds 3 men guilty for buying drones for Islamic State

A Copenhagen court has found three men guilty of helping a terror organization by buying drones and components on behalf of the Islamic State group, the […]
November 29, 2019

Europe on high alert following stabbing attacks in London and The Hague

A suspected terrorist who fatally stabbed two people was wrestled to the ground by witnesses and shot dead by police on crowded London Bridge on Friday. […]
November 6, 2019

al-Baghdadi’s several family members arrested by Turkey

The sister of former Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been captured in northern Syria, Turkish officials say. The 65-year-old, named as Rasmiya […]
November 3, 2019

French soldier killed in ISIS bomb attack in Mali

A French soldier was killed on Saturday in Mali after his armoured vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, the French Presidency said in a statement. […]
October 31, 2019

ISIS announces new chief and spokesman following the death of top leadership

ISIS announced the name of its new leader as well as a new spokesman Thursday after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a American-led raid in […]
October 26, 2019

Dutch man arrested at Schiphol Airport for producing terrorist propaganda

Authorities in the Netherlands arrested a Dutch man at Schiphol Airport after Swedish officials accused the man of producing terrorist propaganda, the Dutch prosecution service OM said on […]
October 24, 2019

ISIS reportedly using TikTok mobile app for recruitment

Short-form video platform TikTok has removed two-dozen accounts for posting propaganda for the Islamic State, Georgia Wells at The Wall Street Journal reported. Videos featuring ISIS fighters with […]
August 12, 2019

Children of ISIS members in warzones to be left to their fate, UK government rules

The children of British ISIS fighters stuck in warzones will be left to their fate because it is too dangerous to rescue them, the UK government […]
August 12, 2019

Retired Pakistan Air Force officer helps foil a Far-Right terrorist attack at a Norway mosque

Muslim men at a Norway mosque overpowered a gunman who fired shots at them in a terror attack, foiling an attack and preventing any loss of […]
July 23, 2019

UK terror threat level will now include extreme right wing as well as Islamist and Northern Ireland related terrorism

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced changes into how UK terror threat level will be measured from now onward.   I am today announcing changes […]
July 18, 2019

Three jihadists sentenced to death for killing Scandinavian hikers in Morocco

Three Islamic State supporters have been sentenced to death over the murder of two young Scandinavian women in Morocco, the lawyer for one of the victim’s family […]
June 29, 2019

German far-right group ‘used police data to compile death list’, report says

A group of German rightwing extremists compiled a “death list” of leftwing and pro-refugee targets by accessing police records, then stockpiled weapons and ordered body bags […]
June 28, 2019

Entire British family of 12 who fled Luton home to join ISIS are now all dead

United Kingdom: A family who fled their home in Britain to join terrorist group ISIS are now all dead. Three sons from the Mannan family died when fighting for […]
June 28, 2019

‘Germany has a terrorism problem’: German foreign minister

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called for protests against right-wing extremism, claiming in an op-ed published in the Saturday edition of Bild newspaper that Germany “has a […]
June 28, 2019

Terrorism threat in Europe still high: Europol

The threat from terrorism is still high in the EU, a report from the police agency Europol said on Thursday. Although there have been fewer attacks […]
June 22, 2019

Briton who joined ISIS as a teenager says he had been an “enemy of Britain”

United Kingdom: Jack Letts, who left the UK to join the Islamic State group as a teenager, has said he had been an “enemy of Britain”, […]
June 19, 2019

British teens convicted for promoting far-right terrorism online

United Kingdom: Two teenage neo-Nazis who incited terror attacks on targets including Prince Harry have been jailed. Michal Szewczuk and Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski were members of a group calling itself Sonnenkrieg […]
June 14, 2019

Europol report details ISIS propaganda targeting Muslim women

The European Union’s police agency says that ISIS extremist group’s recruitment and use of women to support its extremist cause could pave the way for different […]
June 14, 2019

Belgium brings six ISIS orphans home

Belgium: Belgian authorities have brought home six orphans on Thursday, born to Belgian citizens who joined ISIS and were subsequently killed in battle – leaving their […]
June 14, 2019

France brings home orphans of ISIS fighters from Syria

France: Twelve orphaned children of French jihadists were flown home on Monday from Syria, along with two Dutch orphans who will be handed over to the […]
May 27, 2019

Suspects arrested over Lyon ‘suitcase explosion’

French police have arrested four people after an IED exploded outside a bakery in Lyon, France’s third most populous city. Several people were wounded and hospitalized […]
May 15, 2019

Islamic State still a major terrorism threat, warns German intelligence

Germany: Even though it was militarily defeated in Syria and Iraq, the so called Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is emerging as a top terrorist […]
May 8, 2019

Danish tax fraud on chicken, cheese and chocolate funded Spanish jihadist cell

A Spanish jihadist cell funded itself through tax fraud on chicken, cheese and chocolate sold in Denmark, according to an investigation published Tuesday led by non-profit […]
April 29, 2019

Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in new video released by al-Furqan Media

Islamic State’s (IS) chief Abu Bakr Baghdadi made his first video appearance in almost five years on Monday, vowing to continue the battle against the U.S. […]
April 25, 2019

Australian PM plays down Islamic State plot to target Anzac Day Gallipoli events

Ankara: Turkish police said they had arrested a Syrian national who was planning retaliation for New Zealand mosque attack. The suspect, a Syrian national, was arrested […]
April 20, 2019

Belgian security agency says over 100 Salafist organisations are active in the country

Brussels: The federal state security agency (VSSE) of Belgium has listed more than 100 Salafist organisations in Belgium, many of them extremist in nature, according to a written […]
April 15, 2019

British Islamic State fighters could be tried in Iraq as part of a new deal

United Kingdom: British jihadists who fought for Islamic State (IS) could be tried at an international tribunal in Iraq to keep them out of jails back […]
April 14, 2019

Russian forces kill 2 ‘ISIS militants’ in anti-terrorist operation in Tyumen

Russia: Russian counter-terrorism police say they prevented an imminent Islamic State attack in the Siberian city of Tyumen, as two armed terror suspects were eliminated in an […]
April 14, 2019

German intelligence chief says Islamic State can still launch attacks in Germany

Germany: The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has warned against underestimating the threat posed by “Islamic State” despite the militant group’s apparent defeat in Syria and […]
April 6, 2019

Germans with a second nationality who fight abroad for groups like IS to lose their citizenship

Germany: Germans with a second nationality who fight abroad for groups like Islamic State will lose their citizenship, it was reported by Reuters on Wednesday. The measure, […]
April 3, 2019

Tooba Gondal, British jihadi known as the ‘ISIS matchmaker’, found in Syrian refugee camp and wants to come home

Syria: Tooba Gondal, the British jihadi known as ‘the ISIS matchmaker’ has been found in a refugee camp in northern Syria, it was reported earlier this week. Tooba Gondal, […]
April 2, 2019

The threat of far-right terror is growing, say MI5 and police chiefs

United Kingdom: Far-right terrorism has been identified as a key threat to the safety and prosperity of the country, according to the director general of MI5, Andrew […]
April 2, 2019

First Briton to face trial for fighting against Islamic State in Syria

United Kingdom: The first Briton to face a terror trial for fighting against Islamic State in Syria said he wanted to stop “the world’s  biggest evil” and was willing […]
April 1, 2019

Irish ISIS bride ‘should be detained for her own safety’ on return from Syria, says former counter-terror chief

United Kingdom: A former head of counter-terrorism in the UK’s Foreign Office has said Irish ISIS bride Lisa Smith should be detained if she returns to […]
March 15, 2019

ITCT condemns twin mosque attacks in New Zealand, calls on Muslim community to stay vigilant

United Kingdom: At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying, […]
March 11, 2019

15th European Day of Remembrance of victims of terrorism

The European Commission has commemorated the 15th European Day of Remembrance for the victims of terrorism. Victims of terrorism, victim associations and first responders shared their […]
March 8, 2019

UK announces new counter-terrorism information sharing platform

United Kingdom: A new counter-terrorism project to keep the public safe by enhancing collaboration between business, industry and the public sector has been announced today. This joint […]
March 6, 2019

‘Radicalised’ inmate detained after slashing security guards in French prison

France: A “radicalised” inmate at a prison in northwest France, who seriously wounded two guards in a knife attack on Tuesday, was shot and injured in a […]
March 6, 2019

Top French jihadis killed in Syria

Syria: A prominent French militant who joined the Islamic State group, Jean-Michel Clain, died over the weekend from wounds suffered in an earlier air strike that killed […]
March 3, 2019

Only one in 10 British jihadis returning from Syria prosecuted

United Kingdom: Only one in 10 jihadis returning from Syria to the UK have been prosecuted, The Independent reported last month. Ben Wallace, the security minister, said around 40 […]
February 25, 2019

UK bans Hezbollah along with two other terrorist organisations

United Kingdom: On Monday, British Home Office announced that it has decided to ban Hezbollah in its entirety along with two other terrorist entities. From […]
February 21, 2019

British ISIS bride Shamima Begum to be stripped of British nationality and will not be allowed into Bangladesh

United Kingdom: British teenager Shamima Begum, who moved from London to Syria four years ago to join ISIS, has said she was “a bit shocked” to learn […]
February 17, 2019

MI6 warns of more IS attacks

United Kingdom: The head of MI6 has warned that the Islamic State group is reorganising for more attacks despite its military defeat in Syria, the BBC reported […]
February 13, 2019

Morocco arrests three French nationals suspected of terrorism financing

Morocco: Moroccan authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest in Salé, near the capital Rabat, of three French nationals, including one of Algerian origin, for their “alleged involvement […]
February 13, 2019

British government accused of straying towards ‘thought crime’ as new anti-terrorism law carries 15 year sentence for anyone who clicks on terrorist propaganda even once

United Kingdom: Anyone who views terrorist propaganda once online can be jailed for up to 15 years under new laws that have sparked human rights concerns. MPs had […]
February 13, 2019

UK police receives new powers to investigate hostile activity by terrorists and states

United Kingdom: New laws which gives the give the UK greater powers to crackdown on hostile state activity received Royal Assent on Tuesday. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security […]
February 7, 2019

Human Rights Watch warns against secret transfer of jihadists from Syria

Any transfers of suspected foreign jihadists and their relatives out of Syria should be transparent, Human Rights Watch told AFP, as camps in the northeast fill […]
January 30, 2019

U.S. intelligence community releases new worldwide threat assessment

On 29th Jan, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a new worldwide threat assessment that highlights the presence of various militant groups in […]
January 26, 2019

Belgium has released 182 radicalized terrorists and prisoners since the rise of the Islamic State

Brussels: Nearly 182 terrorists, terrorist accomplices, hate preachers and radicalized individuals, that have been sentenced since the rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the […]
January 21, 2019

Iran’s Mahan Air banned by Germany over terrorism and spying fears

Germany: Iranian airline Mahan Air has been barred from operating in Germany over fears that it is being used for military and terrorist purposes by Iran’s Revolutionary […]
January 16, 2019

British man found guilty of funding sister who joined Islamic State

United Kingdom: A British man whose sister joined the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has been found guilty of funding terrorism by sending her money, the […]
January 13, 2019

Belgian Islamic State fighter handed over to Iraq by SDF

Erbil: A Syrian Kurdish group has handed over a Belgian national it captured fighting with the Islamic State over to the Iraqi government, Brussels-based media reported on […]
January 12, 2019

Irish terror finance unit only has two staff

Ireland: A specialist Garda unit tasked with assessing intelligence on the financing of terrorism only has two members attached to it, despite external calls on the State […]
January 9, 2019

Syrian terror suspect in Germany to be extradited to the Netherlands

Germany: A German court on Wednesday ordered the extradition to the Netherlands of a Syrian suspected of planning a “terrorist crime” there along with four other […]
January 9, 2019

Pakistan says it has frozen assets of banned outfits

Pakistan: A Pakistani delegation on Tuesday told the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Asia Pacific Group (APG) that the bank accounts and assets of banned outfits have […]
January 9, 2019

Iranian spy unit sanctioned by EU over terrorism

Europe: The EU on Tuesday froze the assets of an Iranian intelligence unit and two of its staff and designated them as terrorists over Tehran’s role […]
January 9, 2019

Switzerland investigating reports that Palestinian textbooks promote violence, racism

Switzerland: The Swiss government will review reports that the Palestinian curriculum promotes violence, antisemitism, and other themes that undermine a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, […]
January 9, 2019

Saudi Arabia calls for updating religious narrative to combat Islamist terrorism

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The need to use modernized religious rhetoric to combat extremism was addressed during a seminar at the 33rd Janadriyah cultural festival in Saudi […]
January 5, 2019

Islamic State supporter claims he was ‘bullied into’ Oxford Street terror plot

United Kingdom: An Islamic State (IS) supporter has claimed an IS militant based in the Philippines “bullied” him into mounting a terror plot targeting shoppers on Oxford Street in […]
January 4, 2019

Abu Hamza’s son investigated for murder

United Kingdom: A man held as part of the investigation into the murder of a security guard in Mayfair on New Year’s Day is the son […]
January 1, 2019

Stabbing attack at Manchester Station, three injured including a police officer

United Kingdom: A knife attack which saw two rail passengers and a policeman stabbed by a man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ is being treated as an act of terrorism, […]
December 30, 2018

EU introduces tighter measures to fight terrorism

Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism in the European Union took effect on Friday as the 28-nation bloc seeks to improve security by sharing information […]
December 29, 2018

Norwegian police says it is worried about Islamic radicalisation in ‘Quran schools’ abroad

Norway: The Norwegian police have raised concerns about the ongoing radicalization process in so-called ‘Quran schools’ in Somalia, where kids from immigrant families residing in the […]
December 29, 2018

Germany planning to introduce ‘mosque tax’ in an attempt to stop foreign funding for Islamic seminaries

Germany: Lawmakers from Germany’s grand coalition government said on Wednesday that they were considering introducing a “mosque tax” for German Muslims, similar to the church taxes that […]
December 28, 2018

German female ISIS member charged for murder

Germany: A 27-year-old German female citizen identified as Jennifer W. has been charged for murder by a court in Munich. As an alleged member of a female […]
December 28, 2018

62 ISIS-linked terror suspects arrested in Turkey

Turkey: A total of 62 ISIS-linked terror suspects were arrested across Turkey, Turkish security sources said on Friday, reported Anadolu Agency. Turkish Police arrested 52 ISIS […]
December 28, 2018

Man arrested at Luton Airport on suspicion of terror offences

United Kingdom: A man suspected of fighting in Syria has been arrested on his return to the UK. The 32-year-old suspect was detained at Luton Airport […]
December 28, 2018

Friend of ISIS terrorist who planned to kill PM Theresa May found guilty of terror offences

United Kingdom: A friend of an Islamic State terrorist who plotted to assassinate Theresa May has been found guilty of trying to join terrorists in the Middle East. Mohammed […]
December 23, 2018

UK govt funding Pakistan’s special civilian courts prosecuting terror suspects, reveals new report

United Kingdom: British taxpayers are funding prosecutions in Pakistan that have led to dozens of death sentences, according to newly disclosed details of a secretive UK aid programme, The […]
December 23, 2018

Morocco says Scandinavian hikers’ murder was terrorism

Morocco: Moroccan authorities said three fugitive suspects were arrested on Thursday over the grisly murder of two Scandinavian hikers, as investigators follow a link to Islamic […]
December 23, 2018

British security minister warns a resurgent al-Qaeda is plotting terrorist atrocities involving airliners and airports

United Kingdom: Al-Qaeda is resurgent and is seeking to carry out new terrorist atrocities involving airliners and airports, the British security minister Ben Wallace warned on […]
December 21, 2018

Suspect linked to Charlie Hebdo attacks in French custody

A suspected jihadi linked to the brothers who carried out the 2015 Charlie Hebdo killings is in French police custody in Djibouti, a law enforcement source […]
December 21, 2018

Teen blogger from Holland jailed for publishing graphic terrorist videos online

A teenager who shared graphic terrorist videos online and stockpiled instructions on bomb making and knife attacks has been jailed for three years and four months […]
December 20, 2018

Terrorists are welcome: British government allows radical Islamic preacher who fled Germany to settle in the UK

United Kingdom: A German Islamic hate preacher who fled Germany after being accused of leading a group inspiring 140 terrorists to join IS and al-Qaeda, has been […]
December 18, 2018

Offenders with Muslim names are not jailed for longer, new study finds

United Kingdom: Offenders who have Muslim names do not appear to be receiving unfairly long sentences from crown courts in England and Wales, according to a […]
December 18, 2018

German police raids Berlin mosque in terrorism probe

Germany: German authorities say police are searching a Berlin mosque as part of an investigation into its imam on suspicion he raised money to support an Islamic […]
December 17, 2018

Indian and French investigation reveals new details about the Indian suspect linked to 2015 Paris attacks

India: Following the Indian and French investigation into Subahani Haja Moideen, the Indian suspect detained in connection with 2015’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris claimed by […]
December 17, 2018

EU counter-terrorism chief says Europe ‘may see something like Daesh 2.0’

The level of terrorist threat remains “pretty serious” in several EU countries, Gilles de Kerchove, the EU’s counter-terrorism coordinator, told in an interview hours before […]
December 17, 2018

Gibraltar Parliament passes counter terrorism legislation

The Gibraltar Parliament has unanimously passed fundamental legislation designed to equip law enforcement agencies with the tools that they require to counter the “scourge” of terrorism. […]
December 16, 2018

Survivor of APS Peshawar attack joins counter-extremism efforts in the UK

Pakistan: A survivor of a major terrorist attack in Pakistan, Ahmed Nawaz, who is just 17 years old and lost his younger brother Harris Nawaz in […]
December 15, 2018

Iranian man remanded on terrorism charge in UK

United Kingdom: An Iranian man from Newcastle has appeared in court after being accused of buying a knife and chemicals in preparation for a terrorist attack […]
December 14, 2018

The Hollywood-worthy story of how a chemistry professor hired mercenaries to free her student from ISIS war zone

A chemistry professor at Sweden’s Lund University dispatched a team of mercenaries into an Islamic State (IS/ISIS) war zone to free one of her doctoral students […]
December 12, 2018

France declares Strasbourg Christmas market shooting a terror attack

France: The shooting at a crowded street market in Strasbourg, France, was an act of terrorism, officials said Wednesday, as the police continued an intensive search for […]
December 5, 2018

Afghanistan recorded the highest number of terrorism deaths in 2017, reveals new report

According to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) deaths from terrorism fell for the third consecutive year, after peaking in 2014. The annual Global Terrorism Index, […]
December 3, 2018

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) releases worldwide travel alerts for this holiday season

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued global travel advice for various countries with regards to terror attacks for this holiday season. Australia The FCO […]
November 30, 2018

Belgium facing ‘persistent’ terror threat due to jihadist radicalisation in prisons: intelligence report

Belgium: Belgium faces a ‘persistent terror threat’ and a ‘wave of jihadism’ because prisoners are being radicalised in its jails, the country’s top intelligence agency has warned. […]
November 30, 2018

Lebanese businessman with ties to Hezbollah jailed in Paris drug trial

France: A shadowy businessman from the Lebanese diaspora was sentenced in Paris on Wednesday to seven years in prison for being a lead member of a crime […]
November 30, 2018

Palestinian man arrested in Italy for plotting a chemical attack targeting town’s water supply

Italy: A Palestinian man with links to the Islamic State group was arrested in Italy Wednesday on suspicion that he was planning a terror attack on the island […]
November 29, 2018

Security conference on counter-terrorism held in Singapore encourages prevention and strengthening intelligence

Singapore: Specialist police forces from around the world are visiting Singapore this week to exchange expertise and intelligence, and also observe the Republic’s counter-terrorism measures. The inaugural […]
November 29, 2018

Teenager arrested in London on suspicion of encouraging terrorism

UK: British police say a man has been arrested in the capital on suspicion of encouraging terrorism. Counter-terrorism officers arrested the 18-year-old man in south London on […]
November 28, 2018

Austrian ISIS fighter Abu Usama al-Gharib killed in Coalition airstrike in Syria

Syria: The Austrian Islamic State fighter Mohammed Mahmoud, also known as Abu Usama al-Gharib, has been reportedly killed in a Coalition airstrike on an ISIS prison in […]
November 22, 2018

Employees of French mining firm FORACO targeted in Niger attack

Niger: Eight people were killed on Thursday in an attack by armed men on French drilling company Foraco’s water well site in southeastern Niger, Reuters reported. Seven […]
November 22, 2018

Strengthening Resilience in MENA

Since 2015, the Middle East and North Africa – MENA – has been the least peaceful region in the world. Youth in the region were once […]
November 22, 2018

Germany carries out largest counter-terrorism drill in its history

Germany: On Tuesday night German counter-terrorism forces and regular police officers carried out a major drill at the Cologne/Bonn Airport, which is being termed Germany’s largest counter-terrorism […]
November 22, 2018

Islamic terrorists have quadrupled since 9/11, says a new report by U.S. think tank

USA: According to the Washington think tank Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), there are as many as 230,000 Salafi jihadist fighters in nearly 70 […]
November 20, 2018

US sanctions illicit Russia-Iran oil network supporting the Assad regime, Hezbollah and Hamas

On Tuesday U.S. Treasury announced new sanctions over oil shipments to Syria including two Iranians, a Russian, a Syrian, an Iraqi and a Lebanese. Two of the […]
November 20, 2018

UK counter-terrorism police asks businesses to make security the first priority this Christmas

With the festive rush about to get underway, UK Counter Terrorism Policing launched its biggest-ever winter advertising campaign to the public on Monday 19th Nov, as […]
November 20, 2018

Stabbing attack in Brussels targets cops

Belgium: A man wielding a knife has been shot after he attacked a police officer outside a police station in central Brussels early on Tuesday morning, […]
November 18, 2018

European intelligence officials say Islamist terror threat is as strong as ever

It has become “the new normal,” a structural part of 21st-century life. And the jihadist threat against the West is just as strong now as ever. […]
November 18, 2018

Chechnya: woman blows herself up at security checkpoint in Grozny

Russia: A woman blew herself up on Saturday near a police checkpoint in the Chechen capital Grozny in southern Russia but nobody else was killed or injured, reports in […]
November 16, 2018

ITCT launches a new feature called the Threat Meter to monitor global terrorism trends

On Sunday 11th November, ITCT launched a new feature called the Threat Meter, designed to keep the public and professionals updated about the latest terrorism trends […]
November 10, 2018

Full English transcript of Taliban speech at Moscow talks on Afghanistan

Russia hosted a landmark international meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow aimed at kick-starting peace talks after decades of war, where Taliban leaders also participated. Members of […]
November 9, 2018

Islamic State released issue no. 155 of al-Naba magazine

On Friday Islamic State released issue no. 155 of its weekly al-Naba magazine. In the issue, IS claims 100 attacks over the past week in different […]
November 9, 2018

British Director of Public Prosecutions won’t use the phrase ‘Islamic Terrorism’

UK: Max Hill QC, the newly appointed Director of Public Prosecutions, has categorically refused to use the phrase ‘Islamic Terrorism’, starting a new round of debate in […]
November 9, 2018

Palestinian former Prague imam charged with supporting terrorism

Czech Republic: On Friday, Czech justice announced the temporary detention of former Prague imam Samer Shehadeh, charged with supporting terrorism. Former Prague imam Samer Shehadeh, charged […]
November 6, 2018

Life of Dutch envoy in Pakistan at serious risk, says Pakistani government

Pakistan: The life of Dutch Ambassador to Pakistan Ardi Stoios-Braken is at serious risk amid the worsening law and order situation in the country, especially due to […]
November 1, 2018

Pakistani ISIS militant deported by Spain arrested at Islamabad airport

Pakistan: A militant belonging to the Islamic State terrorist group has been arrested from the Islamabad International Airport on Thursday morning. Muhammad Afzaal, who arrived in […]
October 21, 2018

British ISIS terrorist ‘Jihadi Sid’ reportedly killed in a drone strike in Syria

UK: Islamic State’s poster boy executioner, British ‘Jihadi Sid’ aka Siddhartha Dhar, has been killed alongside his wife and five children in a drone strike in Syria […]
October 20, 2018

Over a thousand companies in UK sign up for new counter terrorism training course

Over 1500 companies across the UK have signed up to an innovative training scheme that could help prevent terror attacks. Called ACT Awareness e-Learning, the training […]
October 19, 2018

British pro-ISIS radical Islamic preacher released from prison

UK: British radical Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary, jailed for inviting support for the Islamic State group, has been released, it was reported on Friday. The cleric […]
October 18, 2018

Several NATO soldiers wounded in Taliban attack

Afghanistan: A bombing targeting a NATO convoy near Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, has killed at least two civilians and wounded several alliance soldiers, Afghan and NATO officials […]
October 15, 2018

Syrian asylum-seeker shot in Germany in a suspected ISIS hostage situation

Germany: A 55-year-old Syrian national has been shot and taken into custody by German police after he threw a Molotov cocktail inside a McDonald’s restaurant and […]
October 13, 2018

Four Jihadi suspects charged over ISIS terror plot in Kosovo

Kosovo: Four suspected jihadists have been charged in Pristina on suspicion of planning a series of terror attacks including at a church in Kosovo, two discos […]
October 12, 2018

ISIS-linked group released new magazine “Youth of the Caliphate”

On Thursday, Islamic State linked Media group al-Abd al-Faqir Media released issue no. 1 of a new magazine titled “Youth of the Caliphate”. The magazine consists […]
October 10, 2018

British jihadist of Somali origin among 5 men executed by al-Shabaab firing squad in Somalia

Somalia: Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed alias Mohammed Baby, a Somali-British jihadist who fled from London in 2013 has been reportedly killed in Somalia by an al-Shabaab firing squad […]
October 10, 2018

UK drops objection to death penalty for ISIS suspects

UK: The British home secretary, Sajid Javid, has decided to cooperate with US authorities in the prosecution of two alleged Islamic State fighters, without assurances they would not […]
October 4, 2018

France announces new terrorism research centre

France: French President Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a new museum dedicated to terrorism that would also serve as a research centre to gather data on […]
October 3, 2018

U.S. raises terror threat level for the Netherlands

The United States Department of State has updated travel advice for the Netherlands because of the threat of terrorism. The threat level for the Netherlands was […]
October 2, 2018

Headquarters of a Shiite Islamic association suspected of terror links raided by French police

France: According to reports in French media, authorities in France raided the headquarters of an Islamic Shiite association and the homes of its leaders near the […]
October 2, 2018

Finnish intelligence warns of future release of over 200 terrorists in Europe

Finland: Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo) said that more than 200 people convicted of terrorism-related crimes would be released from prisons in Western Europe in the […]
September 30, 2018

Austrian government wants to ban Rabia hand sign of Muslim Brotherhood

Austria: According to reports in European media, Austrian government is planning to ban hand signs and symbols of extremist organizations, including the Rabia hand sign of […]
September 30, 2018

British children being used by Hizb ut-Tahrir to peddle books on Jihad

UK: Hizb ut-Tahrir, an extremist Islamist group banned in more than a dozen countries, is using British children as young as 13 to peddle books supporting suicide […]
September 29, 2018

Over 100 children of French jihadists detained in Syria

France: At least 120 children of French nationals who joined terrorist groups abroad have reportedly been detained in Syria, with the French government planning to review […]
September 28, 2018

Three people brutally stabbed in southwestern Germany, suspect apprehended

Germany: At least three people have been seriously injured after being stabbed in Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, in southwestern Germany. One of the victims was said to have received ‘life-threatening […]
September 28, 2018

Syrian arrested in Germany for plotting a chemical attack in Israel

Germany: German Police special forces have arrested a 21-year-old Syrian Muslim who was planning to carry out a chemical terror attack in Israel, German media reported on […]
September 28, 2018

Islamic State released Al-Naba issue no. 149

Islamic State released new issue of its weekly al-Naba magazine on Friday. The Al-Naba issue # 149 carries photos of the five attackers Islamic State says […]
September 25, 2018

Kurds say international community must do more to prosecute foreign ISIS fighters

Syria: Kurdish officials have said the international community is shirking its responsibilities by not taking back captured foreign members of Islamic State terrorist group, currently being held […]
September 23, 2018

Al-Qaeda threatens the West and ‘blasphemers’ in new press release

South Asia: Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) issued a press release in Urdu on 11th September (1st of Islamic month of Muharram) titled “May our […]
September 21, 2018

Islamic State releases Al-Naba issue no. 148

On Friday, the global Jihadist group Islamic State released latest edition of weekly Al-Naba magazine, issue no. 148.   Unusually, there’s very little coverage of Wilāyat […]
September 20, 2018

Two 15-year-old boys held on suspicion of plotting terror attack in UK

UK: Two boys aged 15 were arrested in Kent on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack, on Thursday. Counter-terrorism police raided the teenagers’ homes in Ramsgate, […]
September 19, 2018

Iran remains world’s top state sponsor of terrorism, says new report on global terrorism by US State Dept

Washington: Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said Wednesday in an annual report that also highlighted another drop in terrorist attacks […]
September 19, 2018

CCTV footage shows final days of preparation of Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood

UK: New CCTV footage that has emerged recently shows Khalid Masood’s final days of preparation before he carried out the car ramming plus stabbing attack in […]
September 18, 2018

British former soldier who fought against the Islamic State in Syria sentenced for “terrorism” in Turkey

UK: Joe Robinson, a former British soldier who volunteered with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in 2015 to fight against Islamic State in Syria, was […]
September 17, 2018

ITCT press release on the brutal murder of American-Israeli Ari Fuld

UK: According to a press release put out by the Islamic Theology on Counter-Terrorism (ITCT), which appeared in Israel’s Jerusalem Online, ITCT’s Founder and Executive Director Noor […]
September 17, 2018

Britain, Pakistan agree to join efforts to curb terrorism

Islamabad: While on a visit in Pakistan, Britain’s home secretary Sajid Javid, a son of Pakistani immigrants, said that the eradication of terrorism is a priority […]
September 15, 2018

Russia says it has neutralized three militants during a counter-terrorism operation in Dagestan

Moscow: Three militants were eliminated during a counter-terrorism operation in the area of the Talgi village in Dagestan in Russia’s North Caucasus, the Information Center of […]
September 15, 2018

Swiss government seeks harsher sentences for terrorism

Bern: People convicted of terrorist activities on Swiss soil could face up to 20 years in prison, according to the new measures being considered by the […]
September 15, 2018

Russian accused of funding ISIS from inside EU extradited by Belgium

A 30-year-old Russian citizen has been extradited by Belgian authorities at the request of Russia’s law enforcement agencies, Russian domestic intelligence agency the FSB said in […]
September 15, 2018

Islamist extremism caused 84,000 deaths worldwide in 2017, new report by Tony Blair Institute for Global Change reveals

A new report by Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, a British non-profit set up by former British PM Tony Blair, has revealed that 121 groups […]
September 14, 2018

American intelligence tip helps thwart bomb attack on German gay nightclub

14th September 2018: A German teenager has been arrested for planning an Islamic extremist bombing attack in the Frankfurt area, German prosecutors said on Thursday.  Frankfurt […]
September 14, 2018

Terrorism convictions in the UK hit 10-year peak

14th September 2018: The number of terrorists brought to justice following investigations in Britain has reached its highest level in almost 10 years, according to latest […]

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