Category Archives: Terrorism

FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism – Fox Nation

Internal report labels white supremacists, black separatists, militias, abortion extremists main domestic extremists
     
The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.

Instead, the internal FBI intelligence report concluded in its 2013 assessment published this month that the threat to U.S. internal security from extremists is limited to attacks and activities by eight types of domestic extremist movements—none motivated by radical Islam.

FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism – Fox Nation

‘Significant increase’ in terror chatter as 9/11 nears

The U.S. intelligence community has observed a “significant increase” in chatter among terrorist organizations as the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks nears.

“We’ve noticed a significant increase in chatter among Islamic terrorist organizations overseas both on the Internet and phone lines,” a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Blaze.

“The threat is two-fold because ISIS is in war with core al Qaeda,” former CIA case officer Brian Fairchild told The Blaze. “ISIS was kicked out of al Qaeda in February and they’ve been fighting each other internally for leadership. ISIS is winning right now. They have captured the imagination of young Muslims from around the world and depriving al Qaeda of its own fighters. Al Qaeda is split down the middle and now you have 9/11 [anniversary approaching]. It would be beneficial to both camps that on 9/11, some great attack in the United States takes place,” he added.

‘Significant increase’ in terror chatter as 9/11 nears; Islamic State’s rise complicates analysis – Washington Times

Why Is Britain a Breeding Ground for ISIS Terrorists? – NBC News.com

Britain has a “deeply entrenched problem,” according to the Quillam Foundation, an anti-extremist think tank. “London historically has had Islamist ideology being taught openly without being challenged and there are many people who have grown up knowing and believing that the only way to be Muslims is to create this Islamic state,” said Harris Rafiq, Quilliam’s head of outreach. “It’s not surprising that jihadis have been able to cherry-pick these people.”

However, the numbers are inevitably higher in European nations with large Muslim populations. “When you look at the raw numbers, it’s not the best way to get a sense of how deep the problem is,” said Shiraz Maher, senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization at London’s King’s College. “What we’ve done is to wade through the numbers of foreign fighters in relations to the Muslim population of those countries. When you do it like that, Belgium is actually way off the chart. But the Scandinavian countries feature very highly, and Britain as well.”

Why Is Britain a Breeding Ground for ISIS Terrorists? – NBC News.com

When you let monsters into your society then this is what happens. They eventually turn on you.

The problem is serious and fundamental. The rise of modern liberalism makes people blind to danger. While you and I can see monsters, the modern liberal is completely blind to it. In fact, it is worse than blindness. They view you and I as the problem, and the Muslim as a victim. Therefore, the problem of monster (Muslim) terrorism is going to get worse. Just wait until Iran gets nuclear weapons. Welcome to the age of nuclear terrorism. You will see nuclear terrorism within a decade.

Wait! You know Muslims and the ones you know aren´t monsters. That´s true. I´ve had Muslim friends too, and they were not monsters. So what gives? First, they were not good Muslims. Most Muslims are not good Muslims because they do not follow the Quran faithfully. Second, if the number of Muslims in an area is small then they will not generate a lot of trouble. Once their number get big enough, then things change. The monsters take over the Mosque and lead the people in a new direction. Gradually more and more Muslims will turn into monsters.

I just can´t see things getting better. In fact as I just said, the age of nuclear terrorism is coming. Terrorism is about to get a lot worse with no end in sight. Sorry, I know this is depressing. I would love to be wrong too, but I don´t think I am.

Fixing the problem of Muslim terrorism will basically mean eradicating Islam from the planet. Is that going to happen any time soon? No. That is a delusion and is never going to happen. In fact, it will be the other way around in my opinion. Islam will eradicate all the other religions.

US is no safer after 13 years of war, a top Pentagon official says – CSMonitor.com

The nation is no safer after 13 years of war, warns a top US military official who leads one of the nation’s largest intelligence organizations.

“We have a whole gang of new actors out there that are far more extreme than Al Qaeda,” says Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, which employs some 17,000 American intelligence collectors in 140 countries around the world.

That the United States is no safer – and in some respects may be less safe – even after two wars and trillions of dollars could prove to be disappointing news for Americans, noted the journalist questioning General Flynn at the Aspen Security Forum last week.

US is no safer after 13 years of war, a top Pentagon official says – CSMonitor.com

US Flying Blind To Looming Terror Plots | Breaking Defense

The fact that terrorists have succeeded in a series of recent terrorist attacks overseas that the intelligence community failed to detect, however, suggests that something other than luck is at play. Increasingly, senior U.S. intelligence officials believe that a blind spot has been identified in U.S. defenses by ascendant Al Qaeda-linked terrorist groups. If these experts are right, then the risk of another major attack on the U.S. homeland has increased significantly.

“Imagine if the United States was under attack by a wave of warplanes that we had on our radar, and then those planes turned off their transponders and suddenly became invisible to us. That’s the analogy I would use to explain what is happening with terrorist plots,” General Keith Alexander, the former director of the National Security Agency, said in an interview. He cites statistics released by the State Department earlier this year showing that the numbers of terrorist attacks and resultant deaths worldwide spiked nearly 40 percent between 2012 and 2013. “Believe me, those terrorists didn’t just decide one day to give the United States and Europe a pass. They are still trying to kill us. Only now, thanks in large part to Edward Snowden revealing our intelligence collection techniques and procedures, the terrorists know better how to get around our defenses.”

US Flying Blind To Looming Terror Plots « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that ‘terrorist groups’ seized nuclear materials | Reuters

Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country’s north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to “stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad.”

Nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University, Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

“Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state,” Alhakim wrote, adding that such materials “can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction.”

Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that ‘terrorist groups’ seized nuclear materials | Reuters

Islamist plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled, say French police – Telegraph

France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules.

French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as Ali M, and one of the highest-ranking members in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM.

According to Le Parisien newspaper, in April last year, the married father of two who went by the pseudonym Abu Jaji was asked by his AQIM contact, whose web alias was Redouane18, to make “suggestions concerning how to conduct jihad in the place you are currently”.

Islamist plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled, say French police – Telegraph

Al-Qaida May Attack West to Regain Spotlight from ISIS: Experts | Global Security Newswire | NTI

“If al-Qaida wants to reclaim some semblance of legitimacy, it will desperately pursue a major strike,” wrote Middle East academic Aaron Zelin in a report released by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

The ISIS leader and self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has “opened up a lead on al-Qaida, which has a steep hill to climb just to stave off its own relative decline,” Zelin said.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s recent claim that it had established a caliphate in newly seized territory “poses a huge threat to al-Qaida and its longtime position of leadership of the international jihadist cause,” said Charles Lister, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center.

Al-Qaida May Attack West to Regain Spotlight from ISIS: Experts | Global Security Newswire | NTI

Dick Cheney predicts ‘far deadlier’ attack against U.S. in next decade – CNN.com Blogs

“You can imagine what would happen if somebody could smuggle a nuclear device, put it in a shipping container and drive it down the beltway outside Washington, D.C.”

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday he expects another terrorist attack on U.S. soil within the next 10 years.

“I think there will be another attack, and next time I think it’s likely to be far deadlier than the last one,” he said on the conservative Hugh Hewitt radio program when asked if the United States could get through another decade without another “massive attack on the homeland.”

Cheney continued: “You can imagine what would happen if somebody could smuggle a nuclear device, put it in a shipping container and drive it down the beltway outside Washington, D.C.”

Dick Cheney predicts ‘far deadlier’ attack against U.S. in next decade – CNN.com Blogs

I’ve talked about nuclear terrorism in the past. The US won’t be around much longer, so it will be Europe who gets to worry about nuclear terrorism. Once Iran gets nuclear weapons, then started worrying if you live in Europe. Rome has a big bulls-eye on it because it represents the heart of Christianity. And Muslims have already been threatening to destroy Rome.

Al Qaeda surge: Islamic radical groups skyrocketed since 2010, new study finds – Washington Times

An new report by RAND Corp. released Wednesday finds that the number of Islamic radical groups operating in the world has skyrocketed since 2010.

The study’s author looked at “thousands of published primary source documents, including public proclamations and internal memos written by senior operatives from al Qaeda and other terrorist groups,” the security website Defense One reported Wednesday.

RAND Corp. concluded that there has been nearly a 60 percent increase in the number of Islamic radical groups over the last four years and a 300 percent jump in the number of attacks perpetrated by al Qaeda and its affiliated groups.

Al Qaeda surge: Islamic radical groups skyrocketed since 2010, new study finds – Washington Times