Supporters of radical cleric al-Sadr storm Green Zone

Al-Sadr supporters turned protesters stormed Iraq’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday and later stormed into parliament. Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have been holding demonstrations and sit-ins for months to demand an overhaul of Iraq’s corrupt and ineffective political system, but Saturday was the first time they broke into the Green Zone, home to most government ministries and foreign embassies. Iraq has been mired … Continue reading Supporters of radical cleric al-Sadr storm Green Zone

9 former Gitmo detainees sent to Saudi Arabia

Defense Department officials announced that nine Guantanamo detainees were transferred to Saudi Arabia on Saturday. The detainees are originally from Yemen but could not be released earlier because of violence and political instability in Yemen. Eight were cleared for release from Gitmo since at least 2010, and one was approved for release by a review board last year. The transfer, which brings the number of … Continue reading 9 former Gitmo detainees sent to Saudi Arabia

CIA chief tosses out use of waterboarding

CIA Director John Brennan says he will no longer use waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation” tactics. Brennan spoke to NBC News saying, “I will not agree to carry out some of these tactics and techniques I’ve heard bandied about because this institution needs to endure.” Trump said the technique, considered torture under international law, and other methods he characterized as “a hell of a lot … Continue reading CIA chief tosses out use of waterboarding

Math and Global Terrorism

Originally posted on Immersive News Network:
For this week’s post I have decided to introduce you to a lesser known, yet fascinating, approach concerning solutions for combating global terrorism. In the last two decades, terrorists attacks and activities are undoubtedly on the rise and the question still remains; what are we, as a society, as a nation, or even as a worldwide force, able to… Continue reading Math and Global Terrorism

Germany warns of potential ISIS attack

Munich police warned of a “serious” imminent threat by ISIS suicide bombers, wanting to commit a terror attack on New Year’s Eve and requested people to stay away from the city’s main train station and a second train station in the Pasing neighborhood. Authorities on Thursday took to Facebook saying they had “serious information” that the attack had been planned for New Year’s Eve. Munich Police … Continue reading Germany warns of potential ISIS attack

San Bernardino shooters were in contact with suspected terrorists

Law enforcement officials in San Bernardino confirmed on Thursday that Syed Rizwwan Farook was radicalized an in touch with people being investigated by the FBI for international terrorism. Farook’s apparent radicalization contributed to his role in the mass shooting of 14 people Wednesday during a holiday party for the San Bernardino County health department, where Farook worked. FBI’s Los Angeles office assistant director, David Bowditch … Continue reading San Bernardino shooters were in contact with suspected terrorists

Terrorist strikes Copenhagen cafe after attack on free speech forum

Just mere hours on Saturday, after a gunman opened fire during a free-speech rally at a Copenhagen café, three people including two police officers were injured in another shooting near a synagogue also in Copenhagen. Danish authorities are still unsure whether the shootings are connected. Copenhagen police say one person was shot in the head while the two officers were shot in the arms and … Continue reading Terrorist strikes Copenhagen cafe after attack on free speech forum

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack

Senior leader of al-Qaeda in Yemen Nasr al-Ansi appeared on a video on Wednesday, claiming responsibility for the attacks on the the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 people in Paris last week. In the 11-minute video titled Message regarding the blessed raid in Paris, al-Ansi said that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula chose the target, laid out the plan and … Continue reading Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack