Terrorism

When does a crime become an act of 'terrorism'?

The attack on the UK parliament has been called 'terrorism'. Who decides whether a crime is a 'terror' act?<p>British police have said 52-year-old Khalid Masood was the man who carried out Wednesday's attack outside the parliament in London.<p>Police say Masood was born in the UK as Adrian Russell Ajao, …

London Attacker Khalid Masood’s ‘Profile Is Highly Unusual’

LONDON — The journey of British Parliament attacker Khalid Masood from criminal to deadly terrorist underscores the challenges faced by security services in identifying and tracking extremists.<p>The 52-year-old, who killed an American tourist, a police officer and two others in a car-and-knife …

Westminster Bridge

Westminster attack: police scramble to piece together past of London killer

Met police seek to establish if Khalid Masood, who had violent criminal history, acted ‘totally alone’ or had support<p>London attack: follow the latest updates What we know so far<p>Counter-terrorism investigators have been investigating Khalid Masood’s life and associations across Britain as they raced …

Westminster Bridge

How many people are killed by terrorist attacks in the UK and how safe am I?

Westminster was brought to a standstill on Wednesday after Khalid Masood murdered four people - including a police officer guarding Parliament.<p>Prime Minister Theresa May, who said the attacker was known to police, vowed "we are not afraid and our resolve will never waiver in the face of …

Europe

UK Muslims Are Angry At Islamic Stereotypes Following London Terror Attack

Muslims in London were reacting with anger and frustration to the resurfacing of stereotypes about adherents to their religion following the apparent …

Islamophobia

The Latest: Westminster attacker born Adrian Russell Ajao

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in London (all times local):<p>8:30 a.m.<p>London's top terror officer says Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain's Parliament, killing four people and wounding some 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao.<p>Counter-terror chief Mark Rowley revealed the name in a briefing …

Trafalgar Square

British cop’s last moments before terror attack

Brave bobby Keith Palmer was captured in a poignant photo with an American tourist – less than an hour before he was killed by a homegrown British …

‘Women’s March' Organizer Is Leaving the Country—After Being Caught For Lying About Terrorism

One of the “Women’s March on Washington” and “Day Without a Woman” organizers, is being kicked out of the United States.<p>Rasmea Yousef Odeh failed to …

How popular schoolboy Khalid Masood became a mass murderer

As fears grew that Khalid Masood had not been the lone wolf many had originally assumed, more details emerged of the seemingly rootless, troubled …

UK News

Ex-Terrorist Who Led ‘Women’s March’ Will be Deported

A convicted Palestinian terrorist and a key figure of the recent Women’s March will be deported from the United States after accepting a plea bargain …

Conservative POV

Experts Say London Mayor Was Right: Terrorism Is A Reality Of City Life

"The Trumps and their supporters have embraced this crazy myth that you can completely eradicate terrorism."<p>Donald Trump Jr. criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan following the city’s deadly terror attack Wednesday for saying in September that terrorism threats are a part of urban life and officials …

Islamophobia

Isis celebration over the London attack is a dance of defeat

Extremists appeared jubilant after the killings in Westminster, but the images they posted online were revealing<p>Within hours of Wednesday’s attack in Westminster, social media channels used by Islamic extremist activists and sympathisers were flooded with new images of London “under attack”. …

Islamic State (ISIS)

London attack: Why no amount of political correctness will save the world from Islamist terrorism

The attack near the British Parliament, we have been told, was carried out by a Birmingham-based Briton called Khalid Masood whose birth name was …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Muslim woman photographed in front of Parliament speaks out, debunks alt-right theories

A photograph of a Muslim woman in a hijab walking by a victim of the London terrorist attack outside Parliament Wednesday went viral after right-wing …

Islamophobia

The London attacker lived among them. Now, Birmingham’s Muslims worry about the consequences.

BIRMINGHAM, England — When alerts went off Wednesday, breaking the news of the devastating London terrorist attack, many in Birmingham hoped that the trail would not lead to their city, which is approximately 100 miles to the north of the capital. But the next morning, helicopters circled over …

Birmingham, UK

ISIS Claims Deadly Attack on Russian Base in Chechnya

Six soldiers died and three were injured in the assault on a national guard compound.

World News

London’s Terror Attack Exposes a Right-Wing Fallacy

While the usual suspects rushed to blame immigration policy, it was revealed that Khalid Masood was radicalized in the U.K. and born in Kent—the same county as Nigel Farage himself.<p>A 75-year-old man has been named as the fourth victim of Wednesday’s terror attack in London, in which an assailant …

Brexit

Flushing Out Terror, From Molenbeek to Birmingham

In the aftermath of the Belgian terrorist attack a year ago, the world learned of the Brussels district of Molenbeek. After Wednesday's attack in the heart of London, we may hear more about Birmingham.<p>The London attacker, identified by U.K. police as a 52-year-old career petty criminal named Khalid …

De Blasio finally calls white supremacist attack ‘terrorism’

Mayor Bill de Blasio finally came out and called Monday’s calculated killing of a black man by a white supremacist in Midtown an act of …

New York City

How to measure the terrorism threat after the Westminster attack

Two questions have been particularly prominent in the aftermath of the attack on Westminster. First, why was the attacker – named by police as Khalid …

Weapons of Mass Destruction

John Frade posts tribute to his wife who died in Westminster terror attack

John Frade, the grieving husband of the mother of two killed by Khalid Masood, has paid a poignant tribute to his wife Aysha on Facebook.<p>The father of two changed his profile picture alongside another image of him with his wife and one of their daughters, to a photo of a rose by the message: "Roses …

Westminster Bridge

The Westminster attack was not new. London has faced far worse

In the face of terrorism, we need clear-eyed analysis. Isis is not the IRA, and the capital is safer than at any point in the last century, despite what some may say<p>Westminster has seen all this before. On 17 June 1974, the IRA exploded a bomb at the Houses of Parliament. A fierce fire broke out, …

Driver who sped amid Antwerp shoppers faces Belgium terrorism charges

A man who sped a car down a pedestrian shopping street in Antwerp has been charged with attempted terrorist murder, Belgium’s federal prosecutors said on Friday.<p>No one was injured in the incident, but authorities said pedestrians had to jump out of the way and police found knives in the vehicle of …

Brussels Attacks

Confronting Terrorism Is Every American’s Responsibility

Wednesday’s terrorist attack near Parliament in London—on the one-year anniversary of the Brussels airport attack—is a vivid reminder not only of the …

Conservative POV

Sick terror guides ‘telling extremists how to use a car to crush victims found online’

<b>Sick internet guides telling extremists how to carry out a car terror attack have been found on Google and Twitter.</b><p>Fourth London Terror attack victim …

Westminster Bridge

London attack: The path from violent crime to killer

<b>Westminster attacker Khalid Masood had a history of violence, but how typical is his past of those who go on to carry out acts of terror?</b><p>Masood, 52, who has been claimed by so-called Islamic State as a "soldier of the Caliphate", had spent time in prison for offences including violent assaults and …

King's College London

Prosecutors: Tunisian Man Tried London-Style Attack in Belgium

BRUSSELS—The 39-year old Tunisian man arrested for trying to drive through a crowd in central Antwerp one day after the attack in London has been charged with attempted terror assassinations and assaults, the Belgian Federal prosecutor’s office said Friday.<p>The suspect, identified as Mohamed R., who …

Parliament terror attack: Hero MP Tobias Elwood who battled to save life of stabbed officer is honoured

Tobias Elwood, the foreign minister who ran towards gunfire and tried to save the life of the police officer stabbed in the Westminster terrorist attack, has been appointed to the Privy Council in recognition of his act of heroism.<p>The Tory MP attempted mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to PC Keith …

Europe

Khalid Masood simply doesn't fit profile for jihadists and reality is the police and MI5 can't monitor everyone

Britain sustained its first Islamic terrorist attack in July 2005 when I was responsible for coordinating the national intelligence agencies in …

Driver charged with terror attack for aiming gas-loaded car into Antwerp crowd

Suspect known as Mohamed R alleged to have driven at shoppers in vehicle containing weapons, gas canister and unidentified liquid.<p>Belgian police have …