Jihad

'Around 800 jihadis across Europe ready to attack'

August 27, 2015

Spanish counter-terrorism officials warned this week that around 800 Islamist militants are preparing to launch attacks around Europe.

The intelligence sources said that the extremists had mostly returned from Syria or Iraq where they had been recruited by Daesh or groups affiliated to al-Qaeda.

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Huge jihadi strike in Sinai spells danger for Egypt and Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 2, 2015

The coordinated attack carried out on Wednesday by an affiliate of Daesh in Sinai against multiple Egyptian military targets, killing at least 70 soldiers and capturing a coastal town for a few hours, was the largest such operation carried out on Egyptian soil and could turn out to be a pivotal moment for the region.

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French synagogues batten the hatches after Lyon jihad horror

By Michel Gurfinkiel, July 2, 2015

French police have said that the jihadi attack near Lyon last week was part of a wider terror operation and, as a result, Jewish institutions across the country are taking extra security measures.

Sources say that further terrorist attacks could happen at any moment and that while there are many targets, Jews and Israelis are clearly on the front line.

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'Euro Jewry needs shift in mindset on security'

By Shirli Sitbon, May 7, 2015

Jewish groups in Europe are realising that they cannot rely solely on the intelligence services, the police or even their own - often threadbare - security organisations for protection.

This was one of the key messages to emerge at the American Jewish Committee's conference on antisemitism, titled "A Defining Moment for Europe", which took place in Brussels on Tuesday.

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American drone strike on al-Qaeda killed Jewish aid worker, White House reveals

By Sandy Rashty, April 23, 2015

American Jewish hostage Warren Weinstein – who was captured by al-Qaeda in 2011 – was killed in January by an American drone, it was revealed today.

The aid worker was abducted by terrorists from his home in Lahore, Pakistan. According to his daughter, Alisa Weinstein, the gunmen posed as neighbours offering food before abducting her father.

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CST warned charity about Cage links to extremists

By Marcus Dysch, March 4, 2015

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Concerns about the campaign group linked to Islamic State terrorist Mohammed Emwazi were raised with a prominent charity by the Community Security Trust two years ago.

CST alerted the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) to antisemitic material on the website of Cage in July 2013.

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Middle East's new map?

By Orlando Radice and Anshel Pfeffer, October 2, 2014

A series of new strategic alliances between Israel and its Arab neighbours were outlined this week by Benjamin Netanyahu in his speech to the UN General Assembly.

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'Zionist' editor accused of inciting jihad

By Marcus Dysch, July 10, 2014

The editor of a Jewish newspaper was bombarded with antisemitic abuse after being falsely accused of stirring up jihadi activity in a bizarre case of mistaken identity.

Richard Ferrer, editor of London's Jewish News, was targeted because users of a Muslim website believed he had posted a message "pledging allegiance to the caliphate".

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Israel fires warning to jihadis

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 4, 2014

As the jihadis in Iraq gain ground and control of the country's borders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged this week that Israel plans to support Jordan if the Hashemite Kingdom is threatened.

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Jewish-born jihadi sent to prison

By Claire Moses , May 2, 2014

The Jewish-born founder of RevolutionMuslim.com, a radical Islamic website, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison by a US court last Friday for disseminating threats against Jewish organisations.

Youssef al-Khattab, 42 — born in New Jersey as Joseph Leonard Cohen — pleaded guilty in October last year to inciting terrorism, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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