The Italian government has announced the deportation of three African migrants suspected of close ties with Islamist terrorist groups, including one who had expressed the desire to kill “white tourists” and “Christians”. The Ministry of the Interior led by Matteo Salvini released a statement on Friday with a brief description of the three men, adding that they had been identified as linked to “Islamic extremism”, were judged to be “a danger for national security”, and therefore “repatriated.”The first was a 22-year-old Moroccan man with “numerous precedents” for common crimes, drunkenness, and disorderly behaviour. In October 2017, the man had threatened passers-by outside the synagogue in Florence brandishing a kitchen knife and shouting “Allah Akbar” (God is Greatest). The second is a 24-year-old Gambian national, who had also been arrested for common crimes, and is accused of having served … [Read more...] about Italy’s Salvini Deports Islamic Extremist Who Wanted to Kill ‘White Tourists’ and ‘Christians’
Kurdish fighters in Syria say they have captured around 900 Islamic State fighters from various European countries and are now calling on those countries to take the jihadis back. A spokesman from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) operating in Syria has claimed that the group has now captured far more Islamic State foreign jihadis than previously reported, nearly double the figure of 520 released only a month ago, the Times of Israel reports.According to spokesman Nuri Mahmoud, “Around 900 IS terrorists are in our jails… from 44 countries”, adding: “The numbers have increased over the past months from the battles between our forces and IS.” Mahmoud also claimed that Western countries had been “flouting their responsibility” when it came to taking back their citizens who had left to join the terror group. Earlier this year it was revealed that at least 41 Swedish Islamic State jihadis were captured by Kurdish … [Read more...] about Kurds Call On European Nations to Take Back 900 Captured Islamic State Fighters
WASHINGTON, DC — The United States is facing an “escalating” threat from the use of civilian drones as weapons by the likes of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and MS-13, the FBI director cautioned on Wednesday. In written testimony prepared for hearing by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, FBI Director Christopher Wray declared:The threat from Unmanned Aircraft Systems [UAS] in the U.S. is steadily escalating….While there has been no successful malicious use of UAS by terrorists in the United States to date, terrorist groups could easily export their battlefield experiences to use weaponized UAS outside the conflict zone. We have seen repeated and dedicated efforts to use UAS as weapons, not only by terrorist organizations, such as ISIS and Al Qa’ida, but also by transnational criminal organizations such as MS-13 and Mexican drug cartels, which may encourage [the] use of this technique in the U.S. to conduct attacks. The FBI … [Read more...] about FBI Chief Warns: MS-13, Islamic State May Use Drones to Attack U.S.
caption Amazon has come under fire in a piece from the Times. source Mike Segar/Reuters Amazon facilitated contributions to charities flagged as having links to Islamic extremism, The Times first reported. The donations were made through Amazon Smile, Amazon’s charity programme which lets online shoppers donate a small percentage of their purchase’s value to charity. Among Amazon’s listed charities were two backed by Haitham al-Haddad, an Islamic scholar described as a “hardcore Islamist” by thinktank Quilliam and identified by the UK government as an Islamist speaker. Amazon said in a statement that it relies on the UK’s charity regulator to determine which organisations are eligible to participate in Amazon Smile. Amazon facilitated donations to UK charities with links to Islamic extremism through its service Amazon Smile, The Times reports. The Amazon Smile scheme donates 0.5% of a … [Read more...] about Amazon facilitated charity donations to Islamic extremists through its Amazon Smile scheme
The Islamic State has released new threats against European countries in propaganda that shows the terrorist group may target mass transit systems in Germany. The terror group, which has largely been routed and destroyed in Iraq and Syria, released the new threats through Al-Mughirat Media, a previously unknown propaganda arm, according to the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA).A photo released by the Islamic State shows an explosion at the Pempelforter Straße subway station in Dusseldorf and was found by BKA officers on the Jaish al-Karrar channel on the encrypted messaging app Telegram. “Oh, you crusaders. You will not live in peace and quiet for as long as we can not live in peace in the Muslim countries,” the group is alleged to have said. The Islamic State is known to use Telegram to communicate. The messaging app, along with another app called Zello, was used by Stockholm terror attacker Rakhmat Akilov shortly before he carried out … [Read more...] about Islamic State Makes New Threats Against German Subway Systems