All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘terrorism’

Abu Hamza Trial Comes To A Close, Says He Never Conspired To Harm Anyone

Abu Hamza was the imam of Finsbury Park Mosque in London. He preached militant Islamism, Islamic fundamentalism, and jihadism. Hamza is on trial in the U.S. with several charges of terrorism. Hamza told his followers that they had a religious obligation to kill. Ian McGinley, assistant district attorney for New York’s southern district, delivered the prosecution’s closing speech. He said …

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China Explosion: President Xi Vows “Decisive Action”

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed action against the terrorist strike yesterday. His visit to the region, focused on combating terrorism, coincided with the attack. China’s Xinjiang province was rocked by an explosion yesterday at a train station. Assailants attacked civilians with knives, then set off explosives. The coordinated nature of the attack left officials to believe it was motivated …

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Sarah Palin Talks Waterboarding, Baptism

Former Govern[/timeout]or of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin gave a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis Saturday, in which she’d sensationally discussed her opinions concerning the Obama administration’s policy on terrorists and firearms. Regarding her views on how she would deal with suspected “enemies who would utterly annihilate America – they who’d …

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American Airlines Terror Threat: Dutch Teen Arrested

There has been a new twist in the story of a 14-year-old who tweeted a terroristic threat to American Airlines on Sunday. It has been reported that the teen responsible has been arrested and taken into custody. In a statement to Business Insider, Dutch police spokesman Wessel Stole said that law enforcement officials were not able to “communicate any state …

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Habanero Peppers Close Down Colorado School

An unknown substance initially designated as a “toxic irritant” forced the evacuation of Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado Monday. Students had come in from recess complaining of eye and skin irritation. After a school-wide evacuation on Monday, the K-12 institution remained closed Tuesday as investigators tried to discern what “toxic irritant” had been deployed on the playground. Police, …

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Fort Hood Shooting Not Linked to Terrorism

A senior Department of Homeland Security spokesperson has stated that the shooting that occurred Wednesday at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas was a “soldier on soldier” incident, and that no links to terrorism have yet been suspected. The Homeland Security source added that there was “currently no (counter terrorism) nexus” and that the shooter killed himself. The shooter has been …

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Flight MH370 Theories Already Rampant

Flight MH370 was announced just recently to have been almost surely downed in the Indian Ocean. Satellite evidence and research from multi-national search teams is fairly conclusive. The families are mourning, weeping and protesting after the news and are looking at a long road of recovery. They face possibly never recovering the remains of their loved ones and having that …

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Georgetown Student Arrested for Making Ricin in Dorm

A Georgetown student was arrested in Washington Friday, after showing his resident advisor a bag of homemade ricin he’d made in his dorm room. The advisor contacted police, and Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, of Bethesda, Md., was taken into custody, after testing confirmed the substance was ricin, according to a court document. Milzman claims to have learned how to produce …

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Brazil No-Fly Zones for World Cup: With a Catch

Brazil’s Air Force has established no-fly zones around the stadiums hosting the 64 soccer games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup taking place July 12-13. A four mile perimeter has been set around each stadium, and the suspensions will begin one hour before each game, and last 4-5 hours, though takeoffs are permitted. Planes cannot land at any of the …

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Malaysia Airlines Plane: The Mystery Continues

The mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 remains unexplained, even though multinational search teams are in the Asian waters, where it is thought to have gone down, and in the air, searching relentlessly. One consideration of the disappearance is foul play, as suspicions were raised by officials discovering that two passengers were traveling on fake passports. Interpol said in …

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Malaysia Airlines Plane: Was It Hijacked?

As the search for the vanished Flight MH370 continues, the likely outcome becomes grimmer and grimmer with each passing minute. Already the surviving family members of those on board have been told to prepare for the worst. Even though it remains uncertain exactly what went wrong or even where the plane may have crashed, investigators are already considering various scenarios. …

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Americans Still Cite Terrorism as Top Concern

It’s been over 12 years since the World Trade Center tower fell, yet terrorism still remains the top concern for Americans when considering threats to their country. New Gallup poll results out today show that 77% of U.S. adults believe international terrorism is a critical threat to the vital interests of the U.S. Another 19% consider terrorism to be an …

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