Tag: Terrorism

Syria war: Those bombing Aleppo ‘must answer to God’

Pope Francis has decried the bombing of Aleppo in Syria, saying those responsible for killing civilians will have to answer to God. Speaking in St Peter’s Square in Rome, he called it “an already martyred city, where everybody is dying”. Russian-backed Syrian government forces have launched a fierce campaign to take control of rebel-held eastern […]

Homegrown terrorists to target concerts, sporting events, DHS warns

The nation’s top counterterrorism official testified Tuesday that the world’s army of terrorists is “broader, wider and deeper than any point since 9/11,” the day al Qaeda attacked America. Nicholas Rasmussen, who directs the National Counterterrorism Center, said the Islamic State may be losing ground in Iraq and Syria but its ability to strike abroad, […]

US owes blacks reparations over slavery and ‘racial terrorism’

The United States should give African Americans reparations for slavery, UN experts said Tuesday, warning that the country had not yet confronted its legacy of “racial terrorism.”   Amid a presidential election campaign in which racial rhetoric has played a central role, the UN working group on people of African descent warned that blacks in […]

‘Hell itself’: Aleppo reels from alleged use of bunker-buster bombs

The roar of the explosion was unlike anything Abdulkafi al-Hamdo had heard before. Stones from a kilometre away fell in front of the home where the teacher had taken shelter with his wife and seven-month-old daughter.   Arriving at the scene in the early afternoon on Friday, he took in the destruction of the Mashhad […]

After weekend of terror, Abbas says Palestinians attack Israelis ‘because they’ve lost hope’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday apparently attempted to distance the PA establishment from the recent spate of terror attacks against Israelis, saying the perpetrators conducted such violence on their own initiative.   He described the lone-wolf attackers as “martyrs” and youth who “have lost hope.”   Without referring directly to this weekend’s spate […]

After weekend of terror, Abbas says Palestinians attack Israelis ‘because they’ve lost hope’

Abbas’s comments come after a violent weekend that saw six attacks within a 48-hour period in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday apparently attempted to distance the PA establishment from the recent spate of terror attacks against Israelis, saying the perpetrators conducted such violence on their own initiative.   […]

Palestinian Preacher: Blow Up DC Because ‘Allah Has Promised Us The White House’

TEL AVIV – Allah has promised us the White House and we will stand on top of it and shout Allahu Akbar, a Palestinian cleric said in a September 14 address at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Palestinian preacher Abdallah Ayed also beseeched Allah “to vanquish America and Russia.”   “Oh Allah, blow up their […]

Justice Minister: BDS movement is a terror organization

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) participated on Sunday in a conference held by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in New York.   Speaking during the event, Shaked slammed the BDS movement, calling it “a new extension of terrorism.”   “BDS is the new face of terror. While in Gaza [terrorists] are digging underground tunnels […]

NYC, NJ bombing suspect taken in shootout

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was apprehended Monday, Sept. 19, after a shootout in Linden, New Jersey, just hours after local and federal authorities launched a massive manhunt to capture him on suspicion of planting bombs in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend. An alert with his photo was widely published by cell […]

New York-area bombings: Terrorists want to inspire fear in us but we will not succumb, President Obama declares

President Obama has spoken out against the bombings in New York and New Jersey, insisting that the American way of life would not be undermined by fear and hate.   His remarks came shortly before suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested during a shoot-out in Linden, New Jersey.   He was being sought for questioning following the detonation […]