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Mosques ‘too conservative’ – “Good Muslims grow beards, not moustaches,”

COLOGNE, Germany, Oct 28, (RTRS): Hani Salam escaped civil war in Syria and survived the journey from Egypt to Europe. But when he saw men with bushy long beards at a mosque near his current home in Cologne last November, he was worried. The men’s appearance reminded him of Jaish …

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Radical cleric jailed 5 years

LONDON, Sept 6, (AFP): Radical cleric Anjem Choudary, long a thorn in the side of British authorities, was jailed in London Tuesday for five-anda- half years after being convicted of encouraging support for Islamic State (IS) jihadists. Supporters of the 49-yearold and his co-defendant Mohammed Mizanur Rahman — who received …

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Software ‘unveiled’ to fight online extremism

WASHINGTON, June 18, (AFP): A software tool unveiled Friday aims to help online firms quickly find and eliminate extremist content used to spread and incite violence and attacks. The Counter Extremism Project, a nongovernment group based in Washington, proposed its software be used in a system similar to one used …

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Tunisia kills top extremist

TUNIS, May 19, (Agencies): Tunisia’s military has killed a jihadist described as “one of the most dangerous terrorist leaders” in the country during a security operation, the defence ministry said Thursday. Seifeddine Jameli, as known as Abou al-Qaaqaa, belonged to the Tunisian branch of the Islamic State (IS) group, Jund …

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‘GCC must step up efforts to curb illegal arms, extremism’

KUWAIT CITY, April 18 (KUNA): Assistant Undersecretary for Special Security Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Mahmoud Al-Dousari stressed the importance of exchanging experiences among authorities of GCC member states, reinforcing security procedures and improving the level of training to confront the challenges facing the region. During the inauguration …

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Germany indicts Islamic extremist over ‘terror’

BERLIN, April 12, (AP): German prosecutors say they have formally indicted one of the country’s most prominent Islamic extremists on suspicion of supporting a foreign terror group. Federal prosecutors say Sven Lau is accused of four counts of supporting the group Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, or JAMWA, which was designated as …

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Muslim moms fight extremists in global effort – Race against recruiters

VIENNA, April 1, (AFP): There were small signs that her son was changing: He prayed more and swapped jeans for traditional long tunics. “But I wasn’t worried. Not for one second did Syria enter my mind,” Fatima Ezzarhouni told AFP. And yet that’s where the young man was headed in …

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Child murder ‘act of revenge’ – Moscow says nanny ‘schizophrenic’ as Syria claim emerges

MOSCOW, March 3, (Agencies): A nanny accused of decapitating a 4-year-old girl and brandishing her head outside a Moscow subway station said during an apparent interrogation captured on video that the killing was an act of revenge against President Vladimir Putin for Russian airstrikes in Syria. Asked about the video, …

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US to up fight against domestic extremists – ‘They present a clear and present danger’

WASHINGTON, Feb 4, (RTRS): The US Justice Department is considering legal changes to combat what it sees as a rising threat from domestic antigovernment extremists, senior officials told Reuters, even as it steps up efforts to stop Islamic State-inspired attacks at home. Extremist groups motivated by a range of US-born …

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Police arrest man in Islamist terror probe

LONDON, Dec 23, (AFP): Police in Britain said Wednesday they had arrested a 31-year-old man in London in connection with suspected “extremist Islamist terrorism”. “The man was detained by offi cers at a business address in south London” on Tuesday, London’s Metropolitan Police said. “The arrest is being linked to …

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