Monthly Archives: October 2014

THE MOTIVATIONS OF SYRIAN ISLAMIST FIGHTERS

CTC By Vera Mironova, Loubna Mrie, and Sam Whitt During the last three years, jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq have developed a strong international component, attracting around 12,000 foreign fighters from 50 countries.[1] Among these are Southeast Asian jihadists … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM: RECRUITMENT, FINANCING, AND ARMS TRAFFICKING IN THE LAKE CHAD REGION

CTC Sentinel \By Vera Mironova, Loubna Mrie, and Sam Whitt With the Syrian civil war now well into its third year, there are scores of armed rebel forces fighting against the Bashar al-Assad regime, as well as against one another. … Continue reading

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Financing Terror Bit by Bit

by Combating Terrorism Center By Aaron Brantly In July 2014, Cameroon’s Defense Ministry announced that Boko Haram[1] was a growing threat in the Lake Chad region and now has approximately 15,000 to 20,000 members.[2] A Nigerian journalist with longstanding contacts … Continue reading

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SAHARAREPORTERS: SECRET INVESTIGATION REPORT INTO THE THEF T AND SALE OF ARMS TO NIGER DET A GUN RUNNER BY AN OFFICER AND SOME SOLDIERS O F THE 1 BASE ORDNANCE DEPOT KADUNA

References: A. S.362/7036 dated 9 Feb 07. B. S.362/7039 dated 12 Feb 07. C. HQ NAIC/42/1/G dated 15 Feb 07. D. S.362/7082 dated 19 Feb 07. E. HQ NAIC/172/1/A dated 20 Feb 07. F. HQ NAIC/172/1/A dated 21 Feb 07. … Continue reading

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Haaretz: “Messianic” Settler, Roni Alsheikh, Designated Next Shin Bet Chief

by RICHARD SILVERSTEIN on OCTOBER 31, 2014 In the past, I’ve posted about the competition between two senior Shin Bet officers to become the next chief, replacing the current one, Yoram Cohen. Though Israeli media cannot name these figures, I … Continue reading

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The Who, What, Where, When and Why about the Islamic State

Overview The Islamic State is a transnational Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group that has expanded its control over areas of northwestern Iraq and northeastern Syria since 2013, threatening the security of both countries. Its forerunner is Al Qaeda in … Continue reading

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Senate Forecast: Cloudy With a Good Chance of a Republican Majority

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Sabato’s Crystal Ball Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley, With less than a week to go until Election Day, the picture in several key races remains hazy. But when the dust settles, the most likely result is a … Continue reading

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Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and Martin Couture-Rouleau: How Canada tracks homegrown radicals

Compiled Reports CBC Parliament Hill, Quebec attacks renew concerns about home-grown extremists Brazen attacks on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., last week have renewed concerns about homegrown extremists and the ability of Canadian security agencies to identify … Continue reading

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DER SPIEGEL ONLINE : ISIS Recruiter : ‘Democracy Is For Infidels’

ACD How does Islamic State think? How do its followers see the world? SPIEGEL ONLINE met up with an Islamic State recruiter in Turkey to hear about the extremist group’s vision for the future. The conditions laid out by the … Continue reading

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LIFE IS A BITCH THEN WE DIE: CROSS MY LEGS HOPE TO GET MONEY: Former Playboy Model Now A Beggar: Dorothy Christa McKenna-Americans Dont Give Her More Than 7 Dollars A Day

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