Dozens Killed As 2 Attacks Target Coptic Christians In Egypt

At least 44 people were killed and more than 100 injured after suspected suicide bombings in two different Egyptian cities at Coptic Christian churches Sunday.

The interior ministry said one of the explosions was a bombing in Mar Gerges church in Tanta, a city in the north of Egypt in the Nile Delta, located between Cairo and Alexandria. The church was full at the time with worshippers observing Coptic Christian Palm Sunday.

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London attack: Four dead in Westminster terror attack

Three people have died and at least 40 have been injured after an attacker drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman and was shot dead by police in the grounds of Parliament.

The dead officer was named as PC Keith Palmer, 48, a husband and father.

PM Theresa May said the attack on Wednesday was “sick and depraved” and struck at values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech.

The attacker has not been named.

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Nice jihad murderer is Muslim of Tunisian origin

Another indication that Muslim migration into Europe has lethal consequences that will have to be faced sooner or later, one way or the other.

“INFO NICE MORNING. A Niçois of Tunisian origin at the wheel of the truck,” translated from Nice-Matin, July 14, 2016 (thanks to Bill):

A 31-year-old Niçois of Tunisian origin was driving the truck that claimed over 70 people on the Prom in Nice on Thursday night.

The Frenchman was 31 years old.

According to our information, it was a Niçois from Tunisia who drove the truck. The young man of 31 years also fired on the crowd as he drove. More than 70 people died.

At least 77 are dead after a truck drove into the crowd after the fireworks in Nice.

His truck was loaded with weapons and grenades.

The driver was shot dead by police.




There’s a key difference between the Orlando attack and past ISIS-claimed massacres

ISIS has claimed responsibility for another massacre: an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that killed at least 50 people early Sunday morning.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Brussels attack that killed dozens

Dramatic raw videos show people fleeing from Brussels airport and a metro station after several deadly explosions rocked the city. USA TODAY.

BRUSSELS — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for brutal attacks that brought blood and chaos to this capital city’s airport and downtown metro station Tuesday, killing dozens of people, wounding more than 150 and heightening terror alerts around the world.

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Indonesia Links Deadly Attack to Islamic State

At least seven people killed, including civilians and terrorists, officials say

By Ben Otto and
Resty Woro Yuniar
Updated Jan. 14, 2016 10:33 a.m. ET
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JAKARTA, Indonesia—Multiple blasts and gunfire jolted the Indonesian capital Thursday in what officials said were coordinated Islamic State-linked terror attacks, killing seven and shattering a relatively peaceful period.

The extremist group claimed responsibility for the attacks in an official Arabic-language statement distributed to its social media accounts, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors global jihadist activity.

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Paris under siege: More than 150 dead in terror attacks

Terrorists killed at least 153 people and wounded scores of other innocents in coordinated shooting and suicide-bomb attacks in Paris late Friday that included a mass execution at a rock concert, authorities said.

The carnage began at about 10 p.m. Paris time, with one group of jihadis targeting venues packed with people in a night-life district and another attacking near a soccer stadium where President Francois Hollande was watching a match with Germany, French police said.

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Nigeria military says closing in on Boko Haram militants

Lagos (AFP) – The Nigerian army said Sunday it was closing in on Islamist Boko Haram militants and warned them of serious consequences should they fail to “surrender”.

“They should follow their colleagues who have so far surrendered. Failure to surrender will result in serious consequences as our troops are fast closing up on them,” army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement.

“We wish to inform them that we are aware of all their hideouts, camps and enclaves,” said the statement sent to AFP.

The military has claimed that more than 200 members of the militant group surrendered September 25 when troops regained control of the northeastern town of Banki, a launching point for attacks into Cameroon.

There was no independent verification of the military’s statement.

Boko Haram has denied its members surrendered and that 241 women and children were rescued when troops cleared what the military said were “terrorist camps” near Banki.

The statement on Sunday appealed to all Nigerians to persuade them to desist and renounce their membership of the group.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has set his military commanders a three-month deadline to early November to end Boko Haram violence, which has left at least 17,000 dead since 2009, mostly in the three affected states in the northeast: Borno, Adamawa and Yob.

The military has claimed a series of successes against Boko Haram recently, including the rescue of the 241 women and children.

But the group struck again this weekend, with 41 people killed on Saturday and 48 were wounded in triple explosions in a Chadian city on the shores of Lake Chad, blamed on Boko Haram, the government in N’Djamena said Sunday.

Lake Chad is bordered by Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. Boko Haram has continued to attack in these neighbouring countries.

In another statement, the military said that security agencies were working to secure the release of school girls kidnapped in Chibok on April 14 last year and other citizens held hostage by the Islamists.

“The search for abducted Chibok school girls and the rescue of other Nigerians in hostage has never relapsed…,” military spokesman Colonel Rabe Abubakar said in the statement.

“The military has and will continue to sustain the operation until the entire northeast is cleared of all terrorists and miscreants,” it added.

The abduction of more than 200 school girls from their dormitory triggered international uproar and condemnation.

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Ben Carson: Muslim Unfit to Be President Because Islam Is Inconsistent With Constitution

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he would not support a Muslim to become president of the United States. In fact, he believes a Muslim would not be fit to be president, because he doesn’t think Islam is consistent with the country’s Constitution. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” Carson said on NBC’s Meet the Press.

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Terrorist Attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait Kill Dozens

BEIRUT, Lebanon — In a matter of hours and on three different continents, militants carried out attacks on Friday that killed scores of civilians, horrified populations and raised thorny questions about the evolving nature of international terrorism and what can be done to fight it.


The Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City after a suicide bomber killed at least 25 Shiite worshipers during Friday Prayer. Credit Raed Qutena/European Pressphoto Agency

On the surface, the attacks appeared to be linked only by timing.

In France, a man stormed an American-owned chemical plant, decapitated one person and apparently tried to blow up the facility. In Tunisia, a gunman drew an assault rifle from a beach umbrella and killed at least 38 people at a seaside resort. And in Kuwait, a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque during communal prayers, killing at least 25 Shiite worshipers.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait, according to statements on Twitter. But it almost did not matter for terrorism’s global implications whether the three attacks were coordinated. Each in a different way underlined the difficulties of anticipating threats and protecting civilians from small-scale terrorist actions, whether in a mosque, at work or at the beach.


A body on a Tunisian beach. Credit European Pressphoto Agency

The attacks occurred at a time of fast evolution for the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations, which continue to find ways to strike and spread their ideology despite more than a decade of costly efforts by the United States and others to kill their leaders and deny them sanctuary.

The United States has killed leaders of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Yemen and elsewhere, but the group has maintained a string of branches and melded itself into local insurgencies. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has worked on two levels, seeking to build its self-declared caliphate on captured territory in Iraq and Syria while inciting attacks abroad.

Fueling that expansion are civil wars and the collapse of state structures in Arab countries from Libya to Yemen that have opened up ungoverned spaces where jihadists thrive, while social media has given extremists a global megaphone to spread their message.

While officials in the three countries investigated the attacks, many noted that leaders of the Islamic State have repeatedly called for sympathizers to kill and sow mayhem at home.

Earlier this week, the spokesman for the Islamic State, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, greeted the group’s followers for Ramadan, telling them that acts during the Muslim holy month earned greater rewards in heaven.

“Muslims, embark and hasten toward jihad,” Mr. Adnani said in an audio message. “O mujahedeen everywhere, rush and go to make Ramadan a month of disasters for the infidels.”

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