Extremism

Two Killed in Portland After Trying to Stop Anti-Muslim Rant, Police Say

Two men were fatally stabbed Friday on a train car in Portland, Ore., when they tried to intervene as a fellow passenger screamed anti-Muslim insults at two women, the authorities said.<p>The victims were attacked when they tried to calm the man, who was ranting and talking disparagingly about the …

Portland, OR

Man sentenced to 6 years for acid attack on woman who refused to marry him

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut man who police say threw acid at a woman who refused to marry him has been sentenced to at least six years in prison.<p>…

Crime

Portland train killings: Man 'shouted racist slurs at Muslim women' before cutting throats of passengers who tried to help

A man shouted racist slurs at two young Muslim women on a train before fatally stabbing two passengers who intervened to help them by cutting their …

Muslim Women

Thugs who broke every bone in defenceless grandmother’s face are jailed

<b>A pair of thugs who broke every bone in a disabled grandmother’s face during a baseball bat attack have been jailed for a combined 37 years.</b><p>Barbara …

Crime

What Is A Coptic Christian? At Least 26 Killed In Egypt Bus Attack

At least 26 people were killed and 25 were wounded Friday in Egypt when gunmen attacked two buses and a truck full of Coptic Christians on their way …

Egypt

White House budget slashes program to fight violent extremism at home

The suspect in the Manchester bombing, Salman Abedi, wasn’t unknown to UK counterterrorism officials. In fact, members of the Libyan community where Abedi lived had reported him before, worried about some of the views he was expressing.<p>That kind of keeping an eye out, as a community, is exactly …

The White House

Man gropes woman on BART, police say

BERKELEY — A man traveling on BART reportedly groped a female passenger Wednesday night and then fled after the train pulled into a station.<p>The train …

Pathway to extremism: what militants across the political spectrum have in common

The case of Devon Arthurs, a former neo-Nazi who allegedly killed his friends for disrespecting Islam, sheds light on the roots of extremism<p>When 18-year-old Devon Arthurs burst into a Florida smoke shop with a pistol and took customers and an employee hostage, he told them that he was upset about …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Manchester attack: Hate crime 'doubles' since incident

<b>A surge in the number of hate crimes reported to Greater Manchester Police (GMP) followed in the wake of Monday's attack, the force has said.</b><p>A total of 56 hate crimes were recorded by GMP on Wednesday, a significant rise on the 28 reported on Monday.<p>Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said the force could …

Ian Hopkins

Abedi mosque leaders offer themselves for police questioning

Senior figures at Didsbury mosque attended by Manchester bomber condemn attack and say they have nothing to hide<p>Senior figures from a mosque attended by the Manchester Arena bomber, Salman Abedi, have voluntarily gone to the police to offer themselves for questioning.<p>The Didsbury mosque’s chair of …

One-legged rapist who begged ‘vulnerable’ teen not to run away jailed

<b>A rapist who attacked a vulnerable teenager in a secluded square after telling her ‘not to run away because he had one leg’ has been jailed.</b><p>Mohammed …

Crime

Coptic Christian attack: 10 of the 29 dead ID'd as children heading to monastery to pray

Ten of the 29 victims killed in Friday’s ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo were identified as children, a top bishop told The Wall Street Journal.<p>As many as 10 masked attackers in three SUVs stormed the bus dressed in military uniforms and demanded that …

Egypt

Attack on Christians in Egypt indicates sponsored sectarianism: Iran

Iran says the recent armed attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt was a clear example of sectarianism.

Egypt

Trial opens over 2015 Tunisia beach attack | News | DW | 26.05.2017

Twenty-six people have gone on trial in Tunisia over a jihadi beach attack that killed dozens of foreign tourists. Some defendants are police charged …

Terrorism

Manchester attack aftermath: Two more persons arrested by British police, bringing total to 11

<b>London:</b> British police on Saturday made two more arrests in connection with the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people …

Terrorism

Eric Clanton, former Calif. professor, arrested in ‘violent’ bike lock attacks on Trump supporters

A former community college professor has been arrested in connection with using a U-shaped bicycle lock to violently attack several people during an …

What we know about the suspects arrested after the Manchester terror attack

Ten people, including a 16-year-old boy, have been arrested by Greater Manchester Police in relation to Monday’s terror attack.<p>Salman Abedi killed 22 …

Terrorism

Malaysian police arrest 6 for suspected links to Islamic State

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police have arrested six men for suspected links to Islamic State (IS) across several states between May 23 to 26, according …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Why does the Prevent strategy divide opinion?

<b>In the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bomb attack, the government's approach to tackling radicalisation has once again come under scrutiny. Reality Check has been looking at the government's Prevent programme - asking how it works and why it divides opinion.</b><p>What is Prevent?<p>Prevent is one of four …

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena to pay tribute to 22 victims

<b>Hundreds of Muslim children and their families marched to Manchester Arena last night to pay tribute to those killed in Monday’s attack.</b><p>Twenty-two …

Manchester Arena

Tunisian trial opens over beach attack on British tourists

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Six security officers and 20 other people are on trial in Tunisia over a 2015 Islamic extremist attack on a beach resort that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists.<p>Tunisia's tourism industry has yet to recover, and the country still struggles against extremist violence.<p>The …

Terrorism

Bomb factory flat of Manchester attacker revealed by landlord’s tip off

<b>Police believe they have found the bomb factory flat where the explosives detonated by Salman Abedi were made.</b><p>Officers have raided a high-rise block, …

Terrorism

Report: 70-year-old fights Abu Sayyaf member hand to hand, assisting in terrorist’s death

A 70-year-old Filipino grandfather in the Bohol province of the Philippines reportedly engaged an ISIS-linked terrorist with a bolo knife, waylaying him in hand-to-hand combat until the Armed Forces of the Philippines arrived and shot the Abu Sayyaf member dead.<p>According to the government-run …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The Islamic World Has a Blasphemy Problem

How have such bad laws gotten on the books in Muslim countries? It's complicated.<p>JAKARTA, Indonesia — This month, Jakarta’s embattled former …

Islam

Reporter describes watching gay Indonesian couple being caned in front of cheering crowd

Before two men were publicly caned 83 times each for having consensual gay sex in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia to practice Shariah law, …

LGBTQ

Vietnamese wedding guest goes on stabbing spree after getting booed during karaoke

Man accused of killing one and seriously injuring another after getting mocked for singing<p>A man at a wedding in south Vietnam killed one guest and …

Vietnam

Quiet college dropout turned bomber: Who was Salman Abedi?

LONDON (AP) — He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer — and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain's Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, killing himself and 22 others.<p>While some claim Salman Abedi …

Terrorism

What is the anti-terror Prevent programme and why is it controversial?

The terror attack in Manchester has thrown the spotlight on the government's anti-radicalisation programme after it emerged that the security services missed a number of opportunities to prevent the atrocity.<p>The aim of the government's Prevent strategy is to safeguard vulnerable individuals who are …

Manchester Arena

After Manchester Attack, Britain Looks at New Ways to Curb Extremism

The suicide bombing of Manchester Arena by a home-grown extremist has Britain grappling with many difficult questions — among them, whether the …

Conservative Party

Angry Landlord Attacks 32 Dogs With Acid, Machetes & Axe In Chandigarh’s Animal Shelter

In a shocking incident, on May 22, three men allegedly used acid, machetes, and axe to attack an animal shelter in Chandigarh. Not only did they …