Tag: Islam

Trinidad’s Troubling Islamist Yasin Abu Bakr

Jamestown.org The twin-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago would seem to be the last place to raise alarm bells over the threat of radical Islam.  Trinidad was briefly catapulted into the spotlight in June 2007 when reports surfaced that…

Swedish cartoonist attacked at Uppsala University

Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who caricatured Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog, was attacked during a public lecture at Uppsala University near Stockholm on Tuesday, officials and media reported.

Belgium: Terrorist group threatens to perpetrate terrorist attacks because of “Burqa ban”

A video clip threatening Belgium with terrorist attacks has been broadcasted on Wednesday evening by the Flemish television channel VTM. Posted on the internet by an “Arab terrorist group”, the video clip shows images of Taliban fighters wearing war uniforms. The threat came…

Spain/Security: Clashes outside Cordoba Mosque

Two police officers were injured and two Muslims arrested on Thursday after clashes between the police and Muslim tourists who wanted to pray inside in Roman Catholic Cathedral in Cordoba. The Cathedral had been a mosque before it was rebuild in…

Syria politics: Roads to Damascus

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Syria is becoming increasingly comfortable with its regional position. It is being courted by all sides with political interests at stake in the Middle East, and its fledgling market economy is attracting the attention of serious…

Al-Shabaab attack Kenyan forces near border

A band of Somali Al-Shabaab fighters attacked a Kenyan paramilitary security unit camp in Liboi, near theKenya–Somalia border. An unspecified number of officers were wounded in the attack.

‘Jihad Jane’ behind terror plot to kill Swedish cartoonist

Colleen LaRose, a resident of Philadelphia, has been indicted by the US Justice Department on Tuesday for allegedly recruiting terrorists to carry out attacks and plotting to assassinate Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog.

Bosnian police raids Wahhabi village

In a move to flush out suspected terrorists who pose a security threat to the country, Bosnian police on Tuesday launched a major raid in a village home to radical Islamists.