Eye on Extremism

Extremism News Roundup

December 10, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 10, 2020

“The Manchester bomber’s brother said they launched the terror attack in support of Isis, an inquiry has heard. Hashem Abedi denied involvement in the plot until October this year, after he was jailed for life for his part in the murders of the 22...

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December 9, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 9, 2020

“France's anti-terror prosecutors have called for defendants on trial for a series of militant Islamist attacks in Paris to be given long jail terms. The January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine, a policewoman and a Jewish supermarket left 17...

Extremism News Roundup

December 8, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 8, 2020

“Slovenia has designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. The Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs now considers the Lebanese military and political organization in its entirety a “criminal and terrorist organization posing a global threat to...

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December 7, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 7, 2020

“President Trump ordered the Pentagon to pull nearly all U.S. troops out of Somalia, where for 13 years they have been fighting a low-intensity battle against the local al Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab, U.S. officials said. The roughly 700 troops...

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December 4, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 4, 2020

“The Taliban have denied they are deliberately targeting journalists in attacks amid the surge in violence throughout Afghanistan. The US watchdog Sigar (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction) says Taliban violence has risen by 50%...

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December 3, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 3, 2020

“The Islamic State (IS) has in recent days claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the Siniya oil refinery in Iraq’s northern Salahuddin province and for the killing of soldiers, policemen, local officials and others in neighboring Anbar. In...

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December 2, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 2, 2020

“A man deliberately plowed an SUV through pedestrian streets and a central square in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, police said, killing at least four people including a 9-month-old baby. Authorities said they arrested the...

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December 1, 2020

Eye on Extremism: December 1, 2020

“An Iranian diplomat suspected of leading a failed state-sponsored bomb attack in Europe has received a 20-year prison sentence in Belgium. Assadollah Assadi, 48, faced trial in Antwerp, Belgium, last week, alongside three other Iranians over his...

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November 30, 2020

Eye on Extremism: November 30, 2020

“An attack by Boko Haram Islamist insurgents on rice farmers in Nigeria’s northeast left at least 110 of them dead, a United Nations official said. “I am outraged and horrified by the gruesome attack against civilians,” Edward Kallon, the UN resident...

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November 24, 2020

Eye on Extremism: November 24, 2020

“Votes are being counted in Burkina Faso after Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections, where threats of extremist violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State prevented parts of the country from casting ballots. Election workers began...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On July 23, 2016, two suicide bombers targeted members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic minority who were demonstrating in Kabul. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed at least 97 people and injured 260 others. 

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