Police have identified the man who took 17 people hostage at a Lindt cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place on Monday as 50-year-old Man Haron Monis. An Iranian who received political asylum in Australia in 1996, Monis was known to police and on bail in Sydney facing a number of serious charges at the time […]
The government argues that the new powers—intended to prevent British jihadists from fighting abroad and to stop them from returning if they do—are necessary to keep Britain safe. Civil liberties groups counter that the measures are “draconian” in scope and represent a dramatic expansion of government surveillance powers, ones that are ripe for misuse if […]
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced the Expatriate Terrorist Act on Monday. If passed, the bill would revoke U.S. citizenship from anyone fighting for or supporting ISIS. “It is beyond time for us to secure our borders,” Cruz said on the Senate floor. “As long as our border isn’t secure, we’re making it far too easy for terrorists to follow […]
Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is going before a Florida federal judge to face a longer prison term after a federal appeals court ruled his original sentence was too lenient. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke was to impose the new sentence at a hearing Tuesday. She originally gave Padilla more than 17 years behind bars […]
Those increasingly loud footsteps you hear could be the sound of U.S. military boots marching closer to Iraq, following a visit Wednesday by 20 American troops to plot a way to rescue thousands of Yezidi refugees on a mountain surrounded by Islamic militants in northern Iraq. While they reported fewer stranded than originally thought, Pentagon […]
As an active duty Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician I tend to get asked a lot of questions about my job. I want to answer a few of the more popular questions here. Question 1: Is it just like “The Hurt Locker”? My home away from home; FOB Bernstein Iraq 2007 NO!, it’s not just […]
Pope Francis signals support for Iraq military action to protect Christians from brutal Islamic jihadists
Graham to Obama: Expand Iraq airstrikes or risk terrorist attack | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour.