ADL: 50% Increase in U.S. Homegrown Jihadi Arrests

by Christopher W. Holton

Before we explain this report, we should mention that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) did not use the term Jihadi in their report. We inserted that term because it is the proper term that everyone should use to describe Islamic terrorism.

For some time now we have heard over and over that the biggest domestic terror threat in the U.S. is from “white nationalists” or “white supremacists.”

The ADL report would seem to indicate that there is still an active Jihadi network in the U.S. plotting terrorist attacks and providing material support for terrorist organizations.

Read more at The Jerusalem Post…

https://www.jpost.com/international/adl-50-percent-increase-in-us-arrests-linked-to-domestic-islamist-extremism-628526

Another Caliphate

posted by Christopher W. Holton

For some time now we have pointed out that Africa has become the central front in the global jihadist movement. Organizations such as Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Shabaab in Somalia have grabbed headlines with horrible, barbaric acts of jihad. Meanwhile, Al Qaeda and the Islamic State have carried out jihad campaigns in places like Mali, Libya, Algeria, Cameroon, Niger, Kenya and Tanzania.

More recently, the jihadist insurgency has come to the southeastern African nation of Mozambique, where jihadists recently seized a coastal town of 30,000 people.

The Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) has now declared their intention to take control of all of Mozambique.

Their stated goal? It’s the same goal as EVERY jihadist group in the world:

We hear them again lay out their ultimate objective: the establishment of an Islamist state regulated by Shari”a rule.”

Despite the fact that this goal has been repeated over and over again by jihadists from the Philippines to Western Europe, western security services–including the U.S. military, intelligence apparatus and the FBI–refuse to acknowledge this simple, but hard, reality.

MI5: 43,000 Suspected Jihadis in the UK

posted by Christopher W. Holton

Back in 2017, British intelligence disclosed that they believed that there were 23,000 suspected Jihadis in the UK.

At that time the number 23,000 was shocking to almost all observers and illustrated that there was no physically possible way for the various security agencies and services to track and keep tabs on anywhere near that number.

Well, as it turns out, the number 23,000 was a very low estimate. The UK government now reports that it is “aware” of 43,000 terrorist suspects. That includes 3,000 suspects that are described as being “actively investigated.”

Read more at BreitBart…

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/04/14/mi5-aware-of-43000-terrorist-suspects-nearly-double-than-previously-disclosed/

Federal Bureau of Prisons failing to properly monitor terrorist inmates

posted by Christopher W. Holton

This is nothing short of infuriating.

If the federal authorities can’t even properly monitor terrorists who are in their custody in prison, can they be expected to keep track of terrorist suspects who are at large?

This is yet another reason why the U.S. needs a Terrorist Offender Registry modeled after the sex offender registry so that state and local law enforcement, who tend to be more accountable, know when a convicted terrorist is living in their jurisdiction.

Federal prisons aren’t properly monitoring terrorist inmates, Justice Department IG report says…

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/federal-prisons-aren-t-properly-monitoring-terrorist-inmates-report-says-n1168616

Jihad Continues Despite Wuhan Virus

by Christopher W. Holton

While the overwhelming majority of the world is captivated by the Wuhan virus pandemic, not everyone is focused in that direction.

That was brought home forcefully in the past 24 hours by two significant Jihadist attacks in Africa which have received scant attention in the news media.

We’ve been pointing out for a long time that Africa is becoming the new ground zero in the global Jihadist insurgency.

It’s easy to dismiss Africa, mainly because Americans and Europeans have been dismissing Africa for centuries. But jihadist insurgencies are raging to various degrees in no fewer than 14 countries on the Dark Continent. Should Jihadists be successful in taking control of even half of those countries, it could threaten natural resource commerce and produce a humanitarian refugee crisis that dwarfs what we’ve seen so far.

Allowing Jihadists to have a safe base of operations anywhere in the world is a proven loser.

We must not forget that Al Qaeda’s war against the US pretty much started in Africa in 1998 when Osama Bin Laden was based in Sudan and launched attacks against US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

In the past 24 hours, Islamic State jihadists have struck in Nigeria and Mozambique with two major attacks.

In Nigeria, ISIS jihadis ambushed a Nigerian army unit and killed 70 Nigerian soldiers…

https://thearabweekly.com/isis-rejoices-epidemic-offshoot-group-kills-70-nigerian-soldiers

In Mozambique, ISIS jihadis captured the port city of Mocimboa de Praia in a night time amphibious raid…

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-03-24-mozambique-jihadists-capture-strategic-port-in-major-victory/

Houthis in Yemen use Wuhan Virus Fears to Impose Sharia

posted by Christopher W. Holton

Many people are ignorant of just who the Houthis are and what their goals are. Some casual observers in the US have assumed that the Houthis only oppose Saudi interference in the internal affairs of Yemen. They are often referred to as “rebels.”

That just isn’t the case. The Houthis are outright jihadists.

The Houthi movement’s official name is Ansar Allah, which means Supporters of Allah. The movement originated in northern Yemen in the early 1990s and they are called Houthis because their founder, Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, was from the Houthi tribe. They are now led by his brother, Abdul Malik al-Houthi.

While the Houthis have gone to some lengths to portray themselves as an anti-corruption movement seeking to create greater economic opportunity for Yemenis and to resist Saudi influence, a closer examination shows that the movement is called Ansar Allah for a reason. They are trained, funded, and armed by Hezbollah and its sponsor, Iran.

Ansar Allah’s slogan is, “God is great, death to the US, death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam.”

One tell-tale sign of just what the Houthis are up to can be seen in this news article linked below. The Houthis have raided beauty salons in the name of fighting the Wuhan virus. Given that they have harassed such establishments before the virus ever appeared, what they’re clearly actually doing is imposing sharia, which is of course the goal of every jihadist group in the world…

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/2195151/women’s-beauty-salons-raided-yemens-houthis

US air strike takes out 15 Al Shabaab Jihadis

posted by Christopher W. Holton

The Voice of America (VOA) is reporting that U.S. airstrikes in Somalia last week killed more than 15 al-Shabaab jihadis.

The U.S. has conducted 31 air strikes against al-Shabaab so far in 2020.

https://www.voanews.com/africa/africom-tells-voa-us-kills-15-al-shabab-terrorists-latest-somalia-airstrikes

Iranian man confesses to planning jihad in Germany

posted by Christopher W. Holton

Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 35, confessed this week in British court to inciting terrorism in Germany and plotting to provide explosives for attacks.

According to The Guardian newspaper, Abdullah “bought more than 8,000 matches, fireworks, fuses, explosives precursors – or substances that could be used to manufacture explosives – and a remote control detonator. His intention was to help Omar Babek and Ahmed Hussein commit acts of terrorism in Germany. He encouraged others to commit terror attacks in the country, including by driving a car into a crowd, attacking people with a meat cleaver and setting off bombs.”

Read more at the Jerusalem Post…

https://www.jpost.com/International/Iranian-national-admits-to-planning-terror-attacks-in-Germany-621714

Justice Dept Seeks Lengthy Sentences for Two Convicted Illinois Jihadis

posted by Christopher W. Holton

Federal prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison sentence for Edward Schimenti and a 17-year prison sentence for Joseph D. Jones, two Zion, Illinois men convicted in June 2019 on terrorism charges, including conspiracy for provide material support for the Islamic State (ISIS).

Read about the details at the Chicago Sun-Times…

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/3/20/21188436/feds-seek-prison-time-zion-men-convicted-terrorism

Gokmen Tanis convicted by Dutch court in jihad attack

posted by Christopher W. Holton

A Dutch court convicted 38-year old Gokmen Tanis on Friday, 20 March in the 18 March 2019 murder of 4 people on a train.

The Dutch man of Turkish descent was sentenced to life in prison.

Tanis boarded the tram, and drew a pistol with which he, while shouting “Allah,” shot innocent passengers in cold blood. He used a pistol equipped with a silencer to shoot the passengers and then jumped off of the tram and shot a driver sitting behind the wheel of a car.

Three people on the train died as did the man in the car.

The attack, which happened just days after the massacre at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand received very little news coverage at the time…

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/dutch-court-convicts-tram-shooter-of-deadly-terror-attack/ar-BB11sJJ0

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