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Posts Tagged ‘jihad’

Iraqi-Born Canadian Citizen Faces Possible Extradition to U.S.

BBC News reports that Sayfildin Tahir Sharif, an Iraqi-born Candian citizen, is accused of assisting Tunisian jihadists kill five American soldiers and seven civilians during two attacks on an Iraqi police station. The article further states that Sharif, who is also known as Furuq Muhammad Isa, is facing extradition to the U.S. following phone call […]

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Oct 21st, 2012 Current Affairs

Twitter replaces smuggled video as terrorists’ preferred way to communicate: McClatchy

On August 29th, 2012, Hannah Allam wrote for McClatchy Newspapers  on how jihadists are increasingly using Twitter as a media outreach tool.  Of course, jihadists have always used other media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and good ol’-fashioned audiotapes to spread their message.  However, Twitter is different because it “still offers a rare unfiltered space for […]

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Sep 9th, 2012 al-Qaida, Weblogs

Man indicted for allegedly plotting attack on Pentagon, U.S. Capitol – CNN

On September 29, 2011, CNN reported that 26 year old Massachusetts resident Rezwan Ferdaus was charged for attempting to provide material support to al-Qaeda. Federal authorities noted that although he has no direct connection to a foreign terrorist organization, Ferdaus watched radical videos on the internet. Ferdaus was arrested as a result of an undercover […]

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North Carolina resident pleads guilty to supporting terrorists – Los Angeles Times

On September 15, 2011, the Los Angeles Times reported that 24 year old Dylan Boyd of North Carolina pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. In 2009, Dylan, along with his brother, father, and four other men were indicted by federal authorities for conspiring "to advance violent jihad…and committing acts of murder, […]

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