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  • The Justice Dept is getting after it! All posted was in Dec. 2017
    Akayed Ullah Charged With Terrorism and Explosives Charges in Connection With the Detonation of a Bomb in New York City
    Akayed Ullah, 27, of Brooklyn, New York, and a lawful permanent resident from Bangladesh, has been charged in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with Ullah’s attempted detonation of a bomb in a subway terminal near the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City on Dec. 11. At least three people were injured as a result of the detonation.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente, Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim for the Southern District of New York, Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr., of the FBI’s New York Field Office and Commissioner James P. O’Neill of the NYPD made the announcement. Ullah will be presented before the Honorable Katharine H. Parker.

    more at link


    • Seven different incidents in Dec 2017

      Monday, December 11, 2017
      Houston Man Taken Into Custody on Charges of Terrorism

      Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, an 18-year-old U.S. citizen from Houston, has been charged with unlawfully distributing explosive making information and attempting to provide material support to Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
      Authorities arrested Damlarkaya late Friday, Dec. 8, upon the filing of a sealed criminal complaint. It was unsealed this morning as he made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dena H. Palermo, at which time he was temporarily ordered into custody pending a detention hearing set for Dec. 14.
      According to the charges, beginning in or about early August 2017, Damlarkaya engaged in online communications with undercover FBI agents and other sources. During those conversations, he allegedly shared his intentions to travel overseas to fight for ISIS or, if unable, to commit an attack in the United States. The charges also indicate Damlarkaya asked if he could provide a farewell video to be published should he follow through with an attack resulting in his death in order to inspire others. Damlarkaya further provided instructions on how to build an AK-47 or AR-15 assault rifle from readily available parts in order to avoid detection from authorities, according to the criminal complaint.

      Monday, December 4, 2017
      Texas Resident Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to ISIS

      Asher Abid Khan, 23, of Spring, Texas, pleaded guilty today to providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
      Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente, Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI’s Houston field office made the announcement.
      The investigation began in 2014 when Khan and his friend, who was living in South Texas, devised a plan to travel to Turkey and then to Syria for the purpose of fighting on behalf of ISIS. Khan had been living with a relative in Australia. Prior to leaving for Turkey from there, Khan told Mohamed Zuhbi, a Turkish-based foreign terrorist fighter facilitator, that he wanted to join ISIS.
      Khan provided instructions to his friend on travel and how to reach him once Khan arrived in Turkey. During this part of the planning phase, it was Khan - not his friend - who was in touch with Zuhbi. On Feb. 24, 2014, Khan and his friend met in Istanbul, Turkey. At that time, Khan gave his South Texas friend money, knowing he intended to travel to Syria and join and fight with ISIS.
      Khan then departed from the Istanbul Airport in Turkey and returned to the United States after his family tricked him into coming home to Houston because of an alleged hospitalization of his mother.

      Zuhbi is still at large and is believed to be residing in either Turkey or Syria. There are pending criminal charges in the Southern District of Texas against Zubhi. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the FBI at 713-693-5000.
      U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes accepted the guilty plea today and has set sentencing for March 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. At that time, Khan faces up to 15 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted of any offense, the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


      • A former U.S. Marine from Northern California has been arrested for allegedly offering to carry out a terrorist attack on Christmas Day in San Francisco at the Pier 39 tourist attraction.


        • Glad they caught him. imho, 20 years isn't long enough,


          • Explosion in a supermarket in St Petersburg.

            4 person got wounded. Official sources are talking about an explosive device being at the origin of the blast.

            Vladimir Putin just confirmed it was indeed a terrorist attack.
            Last edited by Ivan le Fou; 28-12-2017, 12:22 AM.


            • Christians in shock after deadly attack on Coptic Church in Egypt




              • Well, the usual suspect, clearly has "mental" and "emotional" issues (no "religious" motivation, of course....) odd, seems to be from the same region on earth, where others have acted-out in a similar manner, a connection?


                SHELBURNE, Vt. — Police say a man in Vermont has used a machete to attack a woman in her 70s as she delivered meals to a motel being used as emergency housing for the homeless.
                WCAX-TV reports 32-year-old Burlington resident Abukar Ibrahim is accused of attacking the 73-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer who was dropping off meals at Harbor Place, which serves as a temporary emergency housing facility. The attack happened Friday in Shelburne.


                • Netanyahu hints Israel has stopped hijacked planes crashing into European cities

                  PM tells NATO ambassadors that Israeli intel has thwarted 'several dozen major terrorist attacks,' some involving civil aviation

                  Last edited by GB_FXST; 09-01-2018, 11:20 AM.


                  • Germany hunts for Iranian agents who reportedly spied on Israeli, Jewish targets

                    Local media says suspects are from al-Quds Force, a branch of Iran's military engaged in covert operations abroad and considered a terror group



                    • Charges: Former student set fires on St. Catherine campus in retaliation against U.S. military intervention

                      "You guys are lucky that I don't know how to build a bomb," Tnuza Hassan allegedly said.


                      • According to the charge, Hassan said similar attacks happened on “Muslim land” and no one cared if Muslims were hurt.
                        1. According to Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of Our Nature", about 300 Muslims are killed each day by other Muslims. Seems as though she couldn't be arsed to care neither.

                        2. Do we not care at all, though? In many Western countries and even some places of the United States even the involuntarily caused death of Afghan or Iraqi citizens created a louder uproar than the intentionally caused death of coalition troops.

                        Fuck her. Fuck her and all who think like her.


                        • ISIS hits Save The Children office in Jalalabad.

                          The media office for Nangarhar province told CBS News four people were killed, including two members of the security staff at the Save the Children office. At least 25 others were left wounded in the attack, including four more of the charity's guards.
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                          ISIS' Afghan branch, known as ISIS Khorasan, issued a statement several hours after the attack claiming responsibility for, "a martyrdom-seeking operation using an explosive-laden vehicle and three commandos," but it also claimed multiple Western targets were hit.

                          Maybe in the future we could build some kind of robots that are at the same time teachers, nurses, guardians and terminators?
                          Last edited by Gumiman; 24-01-2018, 10:19 AM. Reason: typo


                          • Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 11 at Pakistani Army base

                            ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — At least 11 soldiers, including an army captain, were killed and 13 others were injured Saturday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a highly guarded army base in northern Pakistan, officials said.

                            The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, one of the deadliest against the military in recent years. The powerful explosion, which rocked the surrounding area, occurred in the Kabal region of Swat, a picturesque valley in the northern part of the country.


                            • Three males were taken into custody after the incident at the gate of the Maryland military base.


                              • Reports of casualties in US shooting at Florida school in Parkland.