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Family of suicide bombers attacks 3 churches in Indonesia, killing 7, police say

By Masrur Jamaluddin, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Susannah Cullinane, CNN

Updated 1902 GMT (0302 HKT) May 13, 2018

Police converge on Santa Maria Catholic Church in Surabaya.

Jakarta (CNN)Police believe a husband, wife and their four children carried out the suicide attacks on three churches in Surabaya that left seven people dead, Indonesia's top cop said Sunday.

The attackers included two daughters aged 9 and 12 years old, said Head Gen. Tito Karnavian, the country's highest-ranking police official.

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Home Office official was the ringleader of £6million conspiracy which allowed 437 illegal immigrants into Britain

  • Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a scam that falsified at least 437 records
  • Iqbal and three other men netted £6million after he 'exploited' a trusted position
  • Taxpayer could have lost £56million from illegal immigrants claiming benefits 

By CHRISTIAN GYSIN FOR THE DAILY MAIL

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Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a gang which exploited his ‘trusted’ position to falsify records for at least 437 people

Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a gang which exploited his ‘trusted’ position to falsify records for at least 437 people

A Home Office official was at the centre of a £6million conspiracy which allowed hundreds of illegal immigrants into the country.

Shamsu Iqbal, 61, was the lynchpin of a gang which exploited his ‘trusted’ position to falsify records for at least 437 people.

French supermarket siege: gendarme dies after taking place of hostage

Number of victims rises to four with death in hospital of Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame following attacks in Carcassonne, southern France

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Police outside the supermarket in Trèbes, southern France. An armed man initially took eight people hostage.

Police outside the supermarket in Trèbes, southern France. An armed man initially took eight people hostage. Photograph: AP

An undated picture of Radouane Lakdim.

An undated picture of Radouane Lakdim. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A gendarme who exchanged himself for a hostage during the French supermarket siege has died, bringing the number of victims to four. Police shot dead the attacker after a series of attacks claimed by Islamic State in Carcassonne, southern France, that culminated in the three-hour hostage-taking.

Isis fanatic tried to recruit children for 'death squad' to launch terror attacks in London

Umar Haque showed children Isis propaganda videos and made them act out terror attacks

The Independent Online

Heathrow Airport was on a long list of potential targets PA

An unqualified teacher has been convicted of trying to recruit an “army of children” to launch a series of Isis-inspired attacks on dozens of targets across London.

Umar Haque brainwashed young pupils he taught at an Islamic school and mosque and made them act out atrocities.

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Medical report: Muslim “reformer” and accused rapist Tariq Ramadan’s health compatible with his continued detention

http://timesofoman.com/article/127327

No surprise here. “War is deceit,” said Muhammad. Ramadan was denied bail, so his lawyers attempted a subterfuge of ill-health to get him sprung. If he is released eventually on whatever pretext, he will likely leave France and get himself beyond the reach of the law.

“Medical report shows Tariq Ramadan’s health compatible with his continued detention,” Al Arabiya, February 20, 2018:

Muslim academic and rape-accused Tariq Ramadan will remain in custody following the emergence of new details related to the charges against him, according to Agence France-Presse.

Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

KATHY GANNON

FILE - In this July 9, 2010 file photo, Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi is photographed in the Jamrud tribal area, Khyber region of Pakistan. Afridi who reportedly used a vaccination scam to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, has been languishing in jail since the al-Qaida leader was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in 2011 -- his case a metaphor for downward spiraling relations between his country and the U.S. (AP Photo/Qazi Rauf, File)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader.

Egypt attack: Gunman targets Coptic Christians in church and shops

 
 

Media caption Blood and bullet holes mark the scene of the church attack

Nine people have been killed in two attacks on Coptic Christians in Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry has said.

Six civilians and a policeman died when a gunman tried to storm a church but was intercepted and arrested, it said.

It said the man had previously attacked a Coptic-owned shop in the same area, killing two brothers.

In 2018 the ISIS fight will shift into a deadly new phase

Report: ISIS militants moving to remote deserts

Greg Palkot reports on international headlines.

America and our allies have made major progress against ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorists this year, but as we head toward 2018 the battle against these murderers is shifting into a new phase. Unfortunately, the terrorists are far from being eliminated.

ISIS – which stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – lost most of the territory it controlled in those countries this year, making a mockery of its claim to be a “state.” The liberation of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, with the help of U.S. military advisers and air bombardments, sent ISIS fighters fleeing like rats from a sinking ship.

Asylum seekers who formed child sex grooming gang caged for vile abuse

The Kurdish immigrants plied the youngsters with drugs and alcohol after targeting vulnerable girls.

By Tom White

A sex grooming gang who used code names such as "Star" and "Shark Tooth" targeted vulnerable teenage girls, holding them in thrall with a constant supply of drink and drugs.

The four men, all asylum seekers who originally entered the UK illegally, abused and trafficked the youngsters who were as young as 13.

The Kurdish gang, who lived in Newcastle, would contact the girls on Facebook to discuss sex parties and on one occasion demanded sex in return for paying for a tattoo.

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Egyptian cleric claims men can marry their own DAUGHTERS so long as they were born outside marriage

Mullah Mazen Al-Sersawi is filmed at open lecture in Egypt making sick claims

By Neal Baker
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A MUSLIM cleric tells hardline followers that men can marry their own daughters if they are born out of marriage.

Egyptian mullah Mazen Al-Sersawi — a prominent preacher of the Salafist sect in Egypt — says incest between men and their daughters is permitted if she is illegitimate.

 Mazen Al-Sersawi is a prominent Salafist preacher in Egypt. He was filmed making sick statements about incest in 2012

Mazen Al-Sersawi is a prominent Salafist preacher in Egypt. He was filmed making sick statements about incest in 2012

His shocking comments are filmed at an open lecture from 2012 and the footage has now gone viral online.

My Salafist Life: Former Islamist Gives Inside Story on Radicalism in Germany

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Salafists hold Western society in contempt and accuse it of consisting of "pornography, naturist and swingers clubs;" their recruitment techniques are becoming more and more sophisticated, former German Salafist Dominic Schmitz, author of a book on life as a German Islamist, told Sputnik Deutschland.

The ranks of Salafists in Germany have swollen in recent years as an increasing number of young Germans turn to radical Islam. The Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz (BfV), Germany's domestic intelligence service, is aware of 10,300 Salafists; in 2011 the authorities were aware of 3,800 Salafist followers.

Dominic Schmitz is one such person. He turned to radical Islam in the early 2000s, when he was 17 years old. He has now left the organization and written a book about his experiences called "I was a Salafist" (Ich war ein Salafist).

Dominic Schmitz of the cover of his book, which has the subtitle My time in the Islamist parallel world
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Dominic Schmitz of the cover of his book, which has the subtitle "My time in the Islamist parallel world"

Schmitz says that he entered the world of Salafism in search of answers to some of life's difficult questions, about justice and the meaning of life. At the time, he "really did not realize that this was such a drastic step."

Coptic Priest Samaan Shehata Killed in Cairo Attack
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OCTOBER 12, 2017

 A Coptic priest, Samaan Shehata, was killed after he had been attacked by a man on Thursday in Cairo, according to a statement by the Coptic Orthodox Media Center.

The victim is from Beni Suief governorate; he was on a visit to Cairo with another Coptic priest who is reportedly injured, due to the attack that took place in el-Salam city, Cairo.

This is only another episode in a series of attacks against Christians of Egypt.

لحظة مقتل القس سمعان شحاتة بالقاهرة في حادث ارهابي

Candid camera showing the murder of Christian Priest Fr. Samaan Shehata in Cairo

Is Al-Azhar University a Global Security Threat?

 

Al-Azhar University, the world’s largest Sunni Islamic educational institution, is where many of the world’s most brutal terrorists received their formal religious training. This is to be expected, given the nature of the material taught there. Al-Azhar has thousands of affiliated mosques, schools, learning centers, and universities around the world, such as the Islamic American University in Michigan. The institution has also been unofficially controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood for decades.

London terror attack latest: Second man arrested in tube bombing

Lauren Said-Moorhouse

London (CNN)British authorities have arrested a second man in connection with the bombing ofa London Underground train on Friday, officials said Sunday.

The 21-year-old man was arrested late Saturday in Hounslow, west London, by detectives from the London Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command.

Buckingham Palace suspect was brandishing 4ft sword, police say

he repeatedly shouted "Allahu Akbar", police say.

Police tape outside Buckingham Palace

A man arrested outside Buckingham Palace on Friday night was brandishing a 4ft sword as he repeatedly shouted "Allahu Akbar", police say.

Dean Haydon, head of counter-terrorism at Scotland Yard, said the man drove at a police vehicle before stopping and being confronted by three officers.

CS gas was used to "quickly" restrain the 26-year-old, from the Luton area, who is now in custody, Cdr Haydon said.

Finland 'terror attack': knife-wielding attacker 'shouting Allahu Akbar' stabs at least eight people leaving two dead

An injured victim lies at the scene of the attack in Turku, Finland

Two people have been killed and at least eight others have been hospitalised after a knife-wielding attacker went on the rampage in Finland.

Armed police officers are said to have shot one suspect in the leg after the group allegedly started stabbing people in the city of Turku this afternoon.

As they carried out the terrifying attack, cries of "Allahu Akbar" were apparently heard - although the phrase sounds like "watch out" in Finnish. Police said they cannot confirm if the man was shouting in Arabic.

At least eight people - reportedly including a woman with a pushchair - were hospitalised after the rampage, the city's hospital told local news agency STT.

Two people are said to have been killed.

The incident, which has sparked terror fears, comes just a day after a white van mowed down crowds of pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain, killing 14 and injuring more than 100 others.

An injured victim lies at the scene of the attack in Turku, Finland (Image: Twitter)

 

Barcelona attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Media captionEyewitness tells the BBC: "Families were screaming for their kids"

Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say.

The rented vehicle sped along the pedestrian area that is popular with tourists, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover.

'Three Musketeer' jihadis get life sentences for UK terror plot

    Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain and Mohibur Rahman

    Image copyrightWEST MIDLANDS POLICEImage captionNaweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain and Mohibur Rahman were sentenced at the Old Bailey

    Three would-be jihadists who dubbed themselves the Three Musketeers have been jailed for life for plotting an attack on a police or military target.

    Naweed Ali, 29, Khobaib Hussain, 25, both of Sparkhill, Birmingham, and Mohibur Rahman, 33, of Stoke-on-Trent, had planned a "mass casualty attack".

    Tahir Aziz, 38, also from Stoke, was given a life term for the same crime.

    PAKISTAN – Christian bicycle mechanic arrested for “blasphemy” after refusing Muslim “holy man” discount

    Ashfaq Masih, a Christian bicycle mechanic from Lahore, has been arrested by police after being accused of “blasphemy”. After Ashfaq had repaired a local Muslim man’s bicycle, the man demanded a discount, claiming that he was a Sadhu – a term for a “holy man”, usually associated with Hinduism. Ashfaq refused and said that he did not follow anyone other than Jesus. A crowd gathered and one of them accused Ashfaq of “blasphemy” and called police, who arrested Ashfaq and officially registered a case against him on 15 June.

    In May, a Christian from Rawalpindi was sentenced to life imprisonment for “blasphemy”, despite lawyers stating that there was “no concrete evidence” against him. This latest arrest appears to be another case of Pakistan’s infamous “blasphemy” laws being used to settle personal grudges against the vulnerable Christian minority.


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