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In Britain, Islamist extremist Anjem Choudary proves elusive

Anjem Choudary has become one of Britain's most outspoken defenders of the Islamic State. Critics say he's helped indoctrinate dozens of impressionable young men who have gone on to plot or carry out attacks. (Griff Witte, Karla Adam and Casey Capachi/The Washington Post)

LONDON — As British war planes arc through Middle Eastern skies and security services race to unravel terrorist plots at home, the nation’s most prominent propagandist for the Islamic State sits in a London sweets shop, laying out his radical vision between bites of dessert.

 

'Up to 2,000 Brits fighting with IS in Syria and Iraq'

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As many as 2,000 British jihadists are fighting with Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, Labour MP Khalid Mahmoud claims.

The politician said more UK youngsters than ever were being recruited by the terror group.

He told the Sunday Mirror: "The official figures are a huge understatement. The true figure of British radicals in Syria and Iraq is closer to 2,000. Still the numbers are rising."

 

Teenage girl jihadis 'want to come home' after joining Islamic State

Sabina Selimovic, 15, (left) and Samra Selinovic, 17 (right).
Sabina Selimovic, 15, (left) and Samra Selinovic, 17 (right). Credit: Interpol

Two teenage girls who fled home to join Islamic State militants reportedly want to come home after being married to foreign fighters and falling pregnant.

Sabina Selimovic, 15, and Samra Kesinovic, 17, left their families in Austria in April and were believed to have traveled to Turkey before crossing over to Syria.

However, the Telegraph reports that the pair have grown disillusioned with the restrictions of life under the radical Muslim group, which forbids women to talk with whomever they like.

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Vatican Summit on Christian Persecution in Mideast Affirms Military Action Against ISIS; Blames Trafficking of Arms for Problems

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Pope Francis touches the wall that divides Israel from the West Bank, on his way to celebrate Mass in Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 25, 2014.

A three-day summit of Vatican ambassadors from the Middle East and North Africa, called upon by Pope Francis to discuss persecution of Christians by Islamist extremists in the region, concluded this weekend with a call for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reaffirmation of military force against ISIS.

Vatican envoys from Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Turkey met in the Vatican for three days to discuss how persecution of Christian minorities in the region could be better prevented.

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Qatar and Saudi Arabia 'have ignited time bomb by funding global spread of radical Islam'

General Jonathan Shaw, Britain's former Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff, says Qatar and Saudi Arabia responsible for spread of radical Islam

Gen Jonathan Shaw is a former commander of British forces in Basra

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have ignited a "time bomb" by funding the global spread of radical Islam, according to a former commander of British forces in Iraq.

General Jonathan Shaw, who retired as Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff in 2012, told The Telegraph that Qatar and Saudi Arabia were primarily responsible for the rise of the extremist Islam that inspires Isil terrorists.

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Attacks on Church in East Jerusalem Grow More Intense

 

Palestinian militants seek to stop ministry and seize property, Christians say.

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http://morningstarnews.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7ec6d7eb2533a90581f839110&id=21849cd5a3&e=b2cec00157ISTANBUL, Turkey, September 30, 2014 (Morning Star News) – In the latest of several attacks on a congregation in East Jerusalem, young men with ties to a Palestinian militant group wired shut a church door and sprayed a gaseous substance at those inside hours before dawn on Monday (Sept. 29), church sources said.
 

 
Blair: Radical Islam Is A 'Global Problem'
    
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The former prime minister warns a global campaign to defeat the forces of radical Islam will take a generation. 

Tony Blair has told Sky News that radical Islam is a "global problem" that will take a generation to defeat.

Speaking to Sky's Adam Boulton from New York, the former prime minister said defeating the forces of radical Islam will need a "global response".

"I think President Obama is doing absolutely the right thing in assembling the broadest alliance against Isis," Mr Blair said, referring to Islamic State militants.

"(But) even if we deal with this Isis group, you've got a plethora of these types of groups, not just in the Middle East but in North Africa and elsewhere in the world.

"Looking at this broader issue of radical Islam ... this is a global problem.

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UK to place 'curbs' on Muslim Brotherhood

   

UK to place 'curbs' on Muslim Brotherhood

Although it is unlikely the movement will be banned in the UK, it is highly speculated that restrictions will be put on the group especially by the Charity Commission.

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The United Kingdom is on the verge of introducing curbs on the Muslim Brotherhood and organizations linked to it after senior diplomat and ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Sir John Jenkins, filed a report raising concerns over their connections to 'extremist' groups in the Middle-East.


 

Australia raids Islamic center, arrests two for militant links

Australian police Wednesday raided an Islamic center and seized two men for alleged involvement in recruiting and sending militants to Syria.

The raids involving 180 police came a day after the country’s spy chief said he was “actively considering” raising the terror threat level over Australians’ involvement in overseas militant groups.

Australian Federal Police said the men, aged 21 and 31, were arrested for terrorism offences, alleging they were “involved in recruiting, facilitating and funding people to travel to Syria to engage in hostile activities”.

 

Christian, Hindu in Custody in Pakistan on Accusation of Defiling Koran

Family of convert from Hinduism says Muslims retaliating for refusal to convert to Islam.

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School in southern Punjab Province where defiling of Koran allegedly occurred. (Voice Society)LAHORE, Pakistan, September 9, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan have taken into custody a Christian convert from Hinduism and his Hindu co-worker for allegedly burning a Koran and a chart of Koranic verses.
 

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Isis: British women led by Aqsa Mahmood 'running sharia police unit for Islamic State in Syria'

The al-Khansaa brigade reportedly upholds the strict religious rules implemented by the Islamic State (Isis) in the city of Raqqa  

  

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As many as 60 British women have joined an all-female sharia police unit for the Islamic State (Isis), reprimanding those who fall foul of the jihad’s strict rules.

The al-Khansaa brigade is believed to be operating in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is controlled by Isis militants and works as their Syrian headquarters.

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Woman beheaded: 'Muslim convert' known as Fat Nick suspected of slaughtering grandmother pictured for first time

Horrific: victim Palmira Silva and her alleged attacker Nicholas Salvadore

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Details have begun to emerge about the man arrested for the murder of a great grandmother beheaded in her back garden.

He was named locally as Nicholas Salvadore, a 25-year-old would-be cage fighter who is believed to be a Muslim convert, who had been living a few doors from 82-year-old Palmira Silva.

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Exclusive: Islamic State guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence

A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State, fighting to redraw the map of the Middle East, has been coaching Egypt's most dangerous militant group, complicating efforts to stabilize the biggest Arab nation.

Confirmation that Islamic Sate, currently the most successful of the region's jihadi groups, is extending its influence to Egypt will sound alarm bells in Cairo, where the authorities are already facing a security challenge from home-grown militants.

 

16 suspected Islamic militants arrested in Bosnia

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Bosnian police officers hold a suspected man who was detained during an action in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Bosnian police say they have detained 15 people suspected of having fought in Syria and Iraq or of recruiting and funding other Balkan men to join the Islamic militants there. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police have detained 16 people suspected of having fought in Syria and Iraq or of recruiting and funding other Balkan men to join the Islamic militants there, they said Wednesday.

Police said about 200 officers from a number of Bosnian law enforcement agencies were involved in an operation targeting 17 locations around the country.

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Four Christian Egyptians Kidnapped by Armed Men, Remain Missing in Libya

Violence has reportedly escalated in Libya due to an unstable government. (Scrap TV)

Four Egyptian Christians were reportedly kidnapped by unknown persons this week in Libya near the city of Sirte while attempting to leave the country.

According to the Libya Herald, the four victims are named as brothers Jamal Matta Hakim, Rafat Matta Hakim, and Romani Matta Hakim, and the son of their cousin, Adel Sadiki Hakim.

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Terror attack on UK 'highly likely' as threat level raised

Terror threat level raised to 'severe' amid concerns British jihadists from Syria and Iraq may target UK

The UK terror threat level has been raised to its second highest meaning an attack on the country is “highly likely”.

It is the first time the threat level has been at “severe” since 2011 when it was reduced to “substantial”.

David Cameron says cause of threat is 'a poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism'

 

 

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said the decision was taken in light of the increasing dangers posed by British fanatics and other foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria.

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Palestinian Church Forced Out of Building in East Jerusalem, Israel

Pastor has lost other worship sites to Islamist antagonists.

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Morning Star News) Seven years of harassment and attacks by hard-line Muslims have finally forced a Palestinian church in East Jerusalem out of their building, church leaders said.
 
The congregation of Calvary Baptist Church, under Holy Land Missions, moved out of their building in the Shofat area of Jerusalem in July after Islamists threatened their landlord. They are looking for a safer, more permanent place to meet.

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Real or imagined: Racism 'fear' over Rotherham child abuse

Rotherham Town Hall Did fear of being labelled "racist" leave at least 1,400 of Rotherham's children in the hands of vicious abusers?
A "taboo" subject, "ignoring a politically inconvenient truth", threatening "community cohesion", "fear of being thought racist".

The report which revealed the abuse of more than 1,400 children in Rotherham - mainly by men of Pakistani heritage - found many reasons why the shocking scale of child sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town remained hidden.

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Jihad 'Made in Kosovo'

Over the span of two days, 43 Islamic extremists were arrested in Kosovo. Dozens more are under watch, both at home and in the Middle East. As fears of terror attacks grow, Kosovo is clamping down.

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The act that triggered the largest police action in Kosovo since the war in 1999 was terrible and barbaric. The Kosovar jihadist Lavdrim Muhaxeri posted before and after photos of the beheading of a 19-year-old in Syria, where the jihadist is currently fighting for the Islamic State (IS). Those images were published in nearly every Kosovo newspaper and Internet portal and sparked outrage and deep shock among Kosovars.

 

 

Terrifying legacy emerges from success of Operation Pendennis

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Khaled Sharrouf is one of the Pendennis Nine, who managed to leave Australia on his brother's passport.
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Khaled Sharrouf is one of the Pendennis Nine, who managed to leave Australia on his brother's passport. sharrouf3.jpg

Almost a decade after their arrest, much of the most comprehensive terrorism cell in Australian history continues to menace the country with the same messages of violence and anti-Western hate, which are being spread either by cell members or some of their close relatives.


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