Tag Archives: Islamic Extremism

News from North America, Friday 7th June 2013

New York Times: “The federal government has been secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of national security threats, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night. The confirmation of the classified program came just hours after […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 5th June 2013

Huffington Post: EDL march with Muslims in Ipswich in memory of Lee Rigby. ‘It might seem a provocative pairing, but when the English Defence League marched with Islamic charity Jimas to pay tribute to Lee Rigby, the protest was peaceful. Since the Woolwich attack, the far-right group has clashed with anti-fascist organisations in marches organised in response to the killing.’ The […]

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News from North America, Monday 3rd June 2013

Daily Telegraph: “More than three years after the anti-secrecy website began publishing a trove of classified US government documents, Private First Class Bradley Manning will appear for the start of his long-delayed court martial. The 25-year-old soldier faces life imprisonment if military prosecutors successfully argue that the largest intelligence leak in American history also aided […]

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News from North America, Friday 31st May 2013

BBC News: “Surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has recovered enough to walk, his mother says. In an interview for the Associated Press, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said her son told her in a phone call that he and his brother, killed in a police manhunt after the blasts, were innocent. Mr Tsarnaev, who was shot […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 29th May 2013

Channel 4 News: Far-right extremism: who are the EDL? ‘Online support for the EDL has soared since the murder of Lee Rigby. But who are its supporters, and what does the far-right group stand for? Channel 4 News investigates.’ Huffington Post: Overreacting to extremism ‘could bring back Al Qaeda’ ex CIA officer warns. ‘One of […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 28th May 2013

BBC News: “US Senator John McCain has visited Syria to meet rebels in the war-torn country, his office has told the BBC. Sen McCain has repeatedly called for the US to provide military aid to members of the Syrian insurgency. He becomes the highest ranking US official to travel to Syria, though McCain spokesman Brian […]

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News from North America, Friday 17th May 2013

New York Times: “F.B.I. agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombing have repeatedly questioned Musa Khadzhimuratov, a Chechen refugee and former separatist fighter who says he had a passing social relationship with one of the two bombing suspects. They searched his family’s small apartment here on Tuesday, scouring his computers, subjecting him to a polygraph, and […]

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News from North America, Thursday 16th May 2013

Wall Street Journal (subscription required): ‘Suspect Raised No Red Flags: Tsarnaev’s Seeming Lack of Ideology Exposes Possible Gap in Anti-Jihad Strategy.’ Washington Post: “The Obama administration released 100 pages of e-mails Wednesday that reveal differences between intelligence analysts and State Department officials over how to initially describe the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 15th May 2013

The Guardian: “The US attorney general, Eric Holder, has defended the Obama administration’s controversial seizure of phone records from the Associated Press, saying that a story run by the news organisation had posed a major security threat to the American public. Holder, speaking at a press conference at the Department of Justice on Tuesday, said […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 14th May 2013

New York Times: “President Obama, facing re-energized Republican adversaries and new questions about the administration’s conduct, on Monday dismissed a furor over the handling of last year’s attacks in Benghazi, Libya, as a political “sideshow” but joined a bipartisan chorus of outrage over disclosures that the Internal Revenue Service had singled out conservative groups for […]

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