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Is Saudi Arabia to blame for Islamic State?

<b>Is Saudi Arabia to blame for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIL)? It is commonly claimed that Wahhabism, the strict form of Islam originating in the Kingdom - and the Saudi state's aggressive promotion of it - has fuelled terrorism.</b><p>Saudi Arabia is also accused of funding IS, either …

Saudi Arabia

Here are the devices law enforcement use to spy on you

The Intercept obtained the catalog of devices used by federal and local law enforcement to collect and monitor cell phone data. The tracking hardware -- including the infamous Stingray -- in the catalog is accompanied by its capabilities including, limitations, "planning factors," price and …

Scrutiny of Tashfeen Malik's fiancee visa fell short, congressional investigators say

Immigration officials failed to sufficiently scrutinize Tashfeen Malik's petition to enter the U.S. to get married, allowing her in with an unverified assertion from her fiance and untranslated Arabic passport stamps as the only evidence that the couple had spent time together, congressional …

U.S. Dept. of State

Pentagon weighs cybercampaign against Islamic State

The Pentagon is considering increasing the pace and scope of cyberattacks against Islamic State, arguing that more aggressive efforts to disable the extremist group's computers, servers and cellphones could help curtail its appeal and disrupt potential terrorist attacks.<p>Military hackers and coders …

Alleged gun buyer in San Bernardino shooting denied bail

The man accused of purchasing two of the guns used in the San Bernardino shooting rampage will remain in custody as a criminal case against him proceeds, a federal judge ruled Monday.<p>Enrique Marquez has lived with his mother and stepfather for the last 10 years and does not own a passport, but U.S. …

Secret document exposes how the U.S. government spies on your cellphone

<i>The Intercept</i> has obtained a secret, internal U.S. government catalogue of dozens of cellphone surveillance devices used by the military and by …

A city held hostage: how the LA bomb threat exposed our urban vulnerability

Cities,Los Angeles,Police,US policing,London,New York,UK news,US news,World news,Surveillance,Civil liberties - international,NYPD,UK security and counter-terrorism,Paris attacks,France,Paris,Europe,Law<p>This week, New York and LA reacted very differently to the same bomb scare. So how does a city …

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Police chief's son arrested in connection with attack on Sikh man<p>Video shows teen being pushed off bridge into river<p>Surveillance video shows suspect …

New Jersey

SoCal terror probe exposes marriage-for-visa racket

The ever-widening investigation of the San Bernardino terrorist massacre has revealed at least two dubious marriages that experts say expose huge loopholes in the immigration system and continue to put national security at risk.<p>(Tatiana Chernykh, (l.), the sister-in-law of terrorist Syed Rizwan …

In disrupting a radical group's 2012 plans, FBI may have foiled Farook's earlier plot

At the shooting range, Miguel Alejandro Santana selected an M4 assault rifle.<p>His friend, Ralph Kenneth Deleon, filmed him as he pulverized the target. Then Deleon took a turn.<p>Later that day, according to court records, they discussed the roles they would take on when they joined an Islamic …

This is the economic cost of terrorism

Security shocks, such as terrorist attacks, have the potential to cause damage to a nation's domestic economy, particularly investment and consumer confidence. Attacks carried out against civilians, for example, can harm a nation's tourism industry, while attacks against major financial …

The Curious Case of the Jihadist Who Started Out as a Hacktivist

Since the Paris attacks last month, many denizens of the hacker collective Anonymous have set out to take on their most fearsome target yet: ISIS—or its digital wing anyway. As they wage a new kind of war in this social-media era, they’re up against an enemy that’s learned at least some of its …

Why Are We Scared?

Before launching off on this discussion, let me say that I realize that many people will say that my premise is simply wrong. The country is so …

Why ISIS has the potential to be a world-altering revolution – Scott Atran

​​​​​‘Virtue, without which terror is destructive; terror, without which virtue is impotent. Terror is only justice prompt, severe and inflexible; it …

London jihadist sentenced to 4yrs jail for possessing terror training videos

A British jihadist who claimed to be a spy working for MI5 has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after being caught in possession of terror training videos.<p>Mustafa Abdullah, 34, was stopped at Gatwick Airport last year on his way back from Syria.<p>After examining his computer, police discovered …

Ben Carson Accuses Muslim Civil Rights Group of Having Ties to Terror

Ahead of Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate, Dr. Ben Carson called for the State Department to “fully investigate” the Council of America-Islamic Relations (CAIR) “as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and a supporter of terrorism."<p>Carson listed the investigation in his “Seven Steps for a …

Saudi Arabia to Head ‘Islamic Military Alliance’ to Fight Terror, but Check Out the Questionable Members and One Glaring Omission

Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it would head a new “Islamic military alliance” to fight terror, but one of the participating nations, Sudan, is considered by the U.S. State Department to be a “state sponsor of terrorism.”<p>Another participant is “Palestine,” whose president, Mahmoud Abbas, …

One Woman’s Case Proves: It’s Basically Impossible to Get Off the ‘No-Fly List’

The U.S. government admitted it made a mistake when it put this Stanford Ph.D. on a terror watch list. She’s still not allowed in the United</i> …

EU Acts on Refugees, Terrorism With Tougher Border Controls

Beset by the refugee crisis and fears of terrorism, the European Union floated plans to stiffen its external border controls for Europeans and …

ISIS Gives Us No Choice but to Consider Limits on Speech

It has become increasingly clear that terrorist groups such as ISIS can extend their reach to American territory via the Internet. Using their own …

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British Man Sentenced for Terrorism-Related Crimes

Mustafa Abdullah, who returned from Syria with terror training videos, was sentenced to 4 1/2 years<p>LONDON—A British jihadist who returned from Syria with firearms training videos and material explaining how to carry out a Paris-style terrorist attack was sentenced to 4½ years in jail by a U.K. …

Terrorism

War of words: The fight over 'radical Islamic terrorism'

When President Barack Obama spoke to the nation on Dec. 6 about the San Bernardino attacks from the Oval Office, he didn’t even use the words Islamic …

Islamic Terrorism

The Responsibility of Ayatollahs and Muftis for Terrorism

Terrorists groups and cults have murdered thousands of people over the past two decades. Their most important victims have been Muslims, however. People around the world, particularly Muslims, feel utterly insecure, as they believe that they might be killed by terrorists. If we have any hope of …

Religion

Clinton Spells Out Anti-Terrorism Strategy

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spelled out her strategy for fighting terrorism Tuesday, making a not-so-disguised swipe at her …

Hillary Clinton

No Improvement Just Absurdity in Kneejerked Visa Waiver Program Bill

<i>Co-authored with Georgianne Nienaber.</i><p>Only a few crickets chirped after our 2014 HuffPost warning of gaps in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Our second post, however, came out at the same time the President and Congress had suddenly clicked into gear to tighten the program, obviously in reaction to …

Al-Qaeda

NSA ruling puts lawmakers on edge

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell spar over the future of the National Security Agency's phone-data collection program after it was ruled illegal.<p>A court ruling Thursday against the National Security Agency’s phone data collection sparked a war of words between the Senate’s leaders over the future of …

Al Shabaab defectors tell their stories

<i>At least 700 Kenyans, who had gone to Somalia to join al Shabaab, have quietly returned home after quitting the militant group. In this special</i> …

Africa

Assassinating Terrorists Does Not Work

Alex de WaalNovember 24, 2015Two important events in the confrontation between the Islamic State and the West occurred on November 12 and 13. …

Middle East