Tag: terrorism

Threats Sent to Miami, Houston Schools [VIDEO]

Schools in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Houston will be open Thursday, even after receiving threats on Wednesday night. Officials say the messages were “less than credible” and nearly identical to ones sent to New York City and Los Angeles schools Tuesday. The Los Angeles Unified School District shut down schools, while schools in New York…

London Knife Attack Suspect in Court [VIDEO]

The man charged with attempted murder for stabbing people in a London Tube station Sunday has appeared in court. Muhaydin Mire, 29, reportedly shouted “This is for Syria” as he carried out the attacks. One man suffered “serious” wounds, and another person was injured in the attack. As he was arrested, one Londoner shouted: “You…

US State Dept Issues Worldwide Travel Warning [VIDEO]

The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Monday warning U.S. citizens about the risk of potential terrorist attacks by ISIS and other militants. “Information suggests that ISIL (aka Daesh), al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions,” the statement reads. The alert is in effect until…

ISIS Magazine: This Was Plane Bomb

Islamic State has released a new issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, which includes a photo of a soda can and other components it says made up the bomb which took down a Russian jet in Egypt on October 31. The magazine also carried a claim that two hostages, a Norwegian and a Chinese man,…

Nigeria Market Blast Kills 32, Wounds 80 [VIDEO]

An explosion at a market in the Ne. Nigerian city of Yola on Tuesday killed 32 people and injured 80 others, according to local police and witnesses. No one claimed responsibility, but officials suspected Boko Haram, the militant Islamic group that has killed thousands across the country. Yola has twice been hit by deadly blasts…

Russia: Bomb Brought Down Metrojet [VIDEO]

Russia’s security chief said Tuesday a terrorist act brought down the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Oct. 31, after revealing traces of explosives were found on board the Airbus A321. Federal Security Service (FSB) Chief Alexander Bortnikov said a homemade bomb equivalent to as much as 2 pounds of TNT exploded…

U.S. Officials 99.9% Sure Bomb Took Down Russian MetroJet Flight

Russian MetroJet Crash: U.S. officials ‘99.9% certain’ Metrojet flight was brought down by terrorist bomb. Senior intelligence, military and national security figures said they were increasingly sure the plane had been the subject of a terrorist attack when it broke apart and crashed in the Sinai desert on 31 October. It comes as an Egyptian…

Trevor Noah: Syria ‘Kind Of’ Gets Boots On The Ground [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah reminded us of that time President Obama promise not to send troops into Syria to fight ISIS but despite this the President makes dubious changes to U.S. military strategy in the Middle East. “But here you are with your boots on the ground,boots on the ground, boots on the ground, looking like a…

U.S. Soldier Killed in Iraq [VIDEO]

U.S. soldier was killed in Iraq on Thursday during a rescue mission that freed 70 Kurds from ISIS captivity. The circumstances of the soldier’s death have not yet been disclosed. The New York Times reported earlier that a special-operations raid was launched near Hawija, Iraq, with Kurdish troops to liberate the ISIS prison. Several ISIS…

Trump Predicted 911, Continues to Go After Jeb & George Over Attacks

In his 2000 book The America We Deserve, the billionaire entrepreneur describes with chilling accuracy what would become a reality when terrorists hijacked planes on the morning of September 11, 2001. “I really am convinced we’re in danger of the sort of terrorist attacks that will make the bombing of the Trade Center look like…

Trump: Syrian Refugees ‘Could Be ISIS’ [VIDEO]

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would send home Syrian refugees coming to the U.S., warning “they could be ISIS.” Speaking at a high school in Keene, New Hampshire, Trump said he was “putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration, that if…

Afghan Forces Claim Control of Kunduz [VIDEO]

Afghan officials said government forces had recaptured key areas of Kunduz on Thursday while the Taliban insisted it still remains in control of large parts of the city, according to local reports. Afghan forces regained control of government landmarks in an overnight operation, just days after militants stormed the city and seized control of one…

Muslim Boy Cuffed for Homemade Clock [VIDEO]

A student was suspended and taken into police custody after he brought a homemade clock to school of Irving, Texas. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, designed the clock using a circuit board and power supply wired to a digital display, which he put inside a pencil case. A teacher in Mohamed’s engineering class confiscated the clock and…

14 Years After September 11 Attacks [VIDEO]

From New York City to Shanksville, Pa., from the White House to baseball stadiums around the nation, America will pause once again Friday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The largest ceremony will take place at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum near…

ISIS: Satellite Images Show Syria’s Temple of Baal ‘Destroyed’ [VIDEO]

Satellite images confirmed ISIS militants have destroyed the 2,000-year-old Temple of Baal in Syria’s ancient Palmyra city, the United Nations said on Monday. UN training and research agency UNITAR provided satellite images from before and after an explosion in the Roman-era structure in the central desert city on Sunday. The UN imagery contradicted earlier reports…

U.S. Heroes Get France’s Highest Honor [VIDEO]

The three childhood friends who tackled and disarmed a suspected radical Islamist gunman on a French train were awarded the country’s highest honor by President François Hollande on Monday. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler received the award at the Elysee Palace, alongside Briton Chris Norman. “In the name of France, I would like…

Islamic state militants blow up temple in ancient city of Palmyra [VIDEO]

Islamic state militants blew up on Sunday the temple of Baal Shamin, one of the most important sites in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, the country’s antiquities chief Maamoun Abdul Karim said. The militants, who captured Palmyra in May, had until now only blown up a few Muslim shrines in the ancient city, saying they…

Turkey First Bomb Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria [VIDEO]

Turkey has struck a military and security cooperation pact with the US that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of coalition air strikes. But what US officials describe as a game-changing deal also comes with a potentially high price tag: the escalating spillover of the Syria-Iraq conflict into neighboring Middle East countries. In cutting the deal,…

TSA failed to Detect Weapons a Shocking 95 percent of the Time

Acting TSA Director is out amid major failures at security checkpoints. Airport screeners failed to detect explosives and weapons in nearly every test that an undercover Homeland Security team conducted at dozens of airports, according to an internal investigation. The Department of Homeland Security reassigned the acting director of the Transportation Security Administration and ordered…

Jon Stewart: ISIS Is the New IRAQ

ISIS takes over the capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter offers the country less-than-supportive words. Jon Stewarts’ take on the hopeless situation in Iraq and the Iraqi army’s inability to stand up to ISIS, the vacuum will be filled, but don’t worry, Joe Biden made a phone call.

Morning Joe: Rand Paul GOP Hawks ‘Created’ ISIS [VIDEO]

On Wednesday Rand Paul said to Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe that it was Republican hawks like John McCain and Lindsey Graham who helped give rise to ISIS. “ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS”. “These…

U.S. Special Ops forces kill ISIS commander in Syria raid [VIDEO]

U.S. Special Operations forces conducted a raid in eastern Syria overnight Friday to Saturday to capture Abu Sayyaf, a senior ISIS commander, sources familiar with what happened on the ground in Syria. Sayyaf, who was in charge of ISIS’ oil and gas operations and directly and increasingly involved in ISIS command and control, fought capture…

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Texas Cartoon Attack [VIDEO]

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. It was the first time the Islamic State, which frequently calls for attacks against the West, had claimed responsibility for one in the United States.