Australian who vowed to fight ‘Muslim invaders’ said to be behind deadly NZ mosque shootings

The man said to be behind the deadly New Zealand mosque shootings is an Australian who vowed to fight against ‘Muslim invaders’. Inspired by a Norwegian terrorist, he livestreamed himself while shooting worshippers. The attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand claimed 49 lives, the police comissioner confirmed. Four people were[…]

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Entrapment on Terror Charges

OPINION by Dr Firoz Osman The sensational headlines following the arrests of Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie, as well as Ebrahim and Fatima Patel, have dominated the media over the last few weeks. The #TerrorArrests, as they have been dubbed on social media, came a month after the US embassy issued[…]

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Terror attacks set to impact travel sector

A recent wave in high-profile incidents of terrorism is likely to have detrimental effects on the tourism sector, with cancellations to popular tourist destinations across Europe already on the rise, according to a local tourism researcher. A series of coordinated attacks in Paris, suicide bombings in Beirut and other parts[…]

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Knesset bill to jail minors passes 1st vote

The Israeli parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow Palestinian minors under 14 who are facing terrorism charges to be sentenced to time in prison, a Knesset press release said. The bill was approved in a preliminary vote with 64 in favor of the bill and 22 against.[…]

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SA “woefully unprepared” for terror attack: Analyst

While South Africa registers low on the global risk radar of potential terrorist attacks, of concern is that the country remains a relatively easy target for radical groups to flourish in, according to managing editor of the African Defence Review, John Stupart. A series of high profile terrorist attacks in[…]

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Terror attacks can be traced to US, Nato: Nzimande

The origin of recent terror attacks can be traced to interventions by the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) in Middle Eastern and North African countries, SA Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Sunday. “The SACP expresses condolences to the communities who have been[…]

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SA could be at risk of terrorist attacks: Security expert

The whole world, including South Africa, is at risk of terrorist attacks, a senior researcher from the Institute for Security Studies said on Monday. “The Islamic State declaring its intention to attack western interests in any part of the world makes any country, including South Africa… vulnerable,” Martin Ewi told[…]

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Zuma reaches out to France as terror grips country

President Jacob Zuma has sent a message of condolences to French President Francois Hollande after more than 120 people were killed in attacks around the country on Friday night. “The South African president has already made contact to send a message of condolences to President Hollande, the government, and the[…]

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US terror alert irresponsible: Samnet

A terror alert released by the U.S. embassy in South Africa is vague and extremely irresponsible, according to Dr. Faisal Suliman of the South African Muslim Network (Samnet). A warning was issued by the embassy on Tuesday that radicals may be targeting US interests in South Africa, and that information[…]

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