“It’s like hackers, unidentified kamikazes. It can come up anywhere there’s someone with an [extremist mindset] and a web connection… No one’s ready.” BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel and Mike Giglio speak with government officials and jihadis alike on the new breed of terror facing the West.
Are there more attacks to come?
New data from the BBC World Service and academics at King’s College London shows that there were more than 600 attacks in 14 countries in the month of November alone.
Areeb Majeed reportedly admitted that he was kept on the sidelines by the militant group, and made to perform menial tasks that didn’t live up to his expectations of the job.
The teen girls from Colorado were stopped in Germany on their way to Syria to join militant groups, including ISIS, according to the FBI.
A “mujahid walking the streets of LA” recruited three other Californians to engage in “violent jihad.”
“They kill people under the name of Islam, but Islam’s not like that.”
“Bloody hell become a terrorist… wat a ripper bloody unreal”.
Twitter and Instagram reveal the mundane side of life as a jihadi.
The chatter is on the margins, and could be more Russian propaganda point than reality — for now. “If one of the key players makes this decision then Russia could quickly be playing a very different game,” said one intelligence analyst.
She claims that she simply wanted to let everyone know when her 3-year-old son Jihad’s birthday was. She’s currently charged with “glorifying crime.”
After falling out with al-Shabaab, Alabama native Omar Hammami gets a comeuppance from someone who seems like a fellow Western jihadi. Did Hammami rip off someone else’s jihadi rap?
Mitt Romney has all but stopped talking about something that was once a central part of his stump speech: radical Islam. During the 2008 campaign cycle, a major cornerstone of Romney’s campaign was the need to fight “radical jihad.” He warned of the threat of radical Muslims wanting to “united the world under a single Islamic caliphate.” That he’s dropped the subject marks a recognition that we’re no longer in the 9/11 era, politically speaking. Here’s a compilation of some of his greatest jihad hits from 2008.
After the Jihadist threat against his life last week, David Letterman shares a list of people who hate him.
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The FBI is investigating death threats directed towards David Letterman found on a jihadist website, including statements such as, “Is there not among you (someone)…to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever?” The author of the threats was angered over jokes Letterman has made involving al-Qaida leaders Osama bin Laden and Ilyas Kashmirandi. Oh, and Letterman isn’t Jewish.
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There’s been a recent flap over Whole Foods promoting halal food as part of a Ramadan marketing campaign, and most of said flap stems from one post by a crazy-pants blogger who thinks Muslims are “savages.” Here is that blogger’s post, called Anti-Israel Whole Foods Wishes You a Happy Ramadan, boiled down to the nuttiest soundbites and paired with the Michele Bachmann cover of Newsweek.
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