Islamic Terrorism

Islamic terrorism is defined as any terrorist act or campaign which is committed by individuals or terrorist organizations who openly proclaim Islamic motivations behind their acts. Although the highest numbers of incidents occur in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Nigeria, Islamic terrorism has been on the rise all over the world, including the West.

French Gendarmes patrol past wooden barracks shops after a shooting in Strasbourg, France
Analysis: Strasbourg attack fits previous model of criminal-terror nexus in Europe

The problem appears to be the gap between surveillance of members of the criminal-terrorist extremist nexus, and prosecuting perpetrators for crimes such as acquiring illegal firearms.

Personnel are seen at the scene of a knife attack in Paris, France May 12, 2018
Chechen man suspected in deadly French knifing

The Chechen-born French citizen was on two terrorism watch lists.

French PM vows to combat 'slow-burn' threat of radical Islam

"Islamist radicalization is a threat to our society, and not just when it leads to violence. It's a challenge every time the law of the state is respected only if compatible with religious tenets."

A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon.
Dating-site couple jailed for planning ISIS-inspired attacks on Britain

"I am looking for a man I can vibe with on a spiritual and intellectual level. Someone who can teach me new things and inspire me," El-Hassan wrote on her dating profile.

 A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces walks past a wall painted with the black flag commonly
Britain warns of ISIS attacks in South Africa after couple kidnapped

Jasmine Opperman, director of Southern Africa Operations at the Terrorism, Research and Analysis Consortium think tank, said the British alert was "alarmist."

Compilation photo of US President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Cut in US aid to Pakistan imminent, say congressional aides

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that Washington would withhold $255 million in assistance to Pakistan.

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