France terror attack: 47-year-old decapitated in Paris suburb

France terror attack: 47-year-old decapitated in Paris suburb named as teacher Samuel Paty The French president describes it as a cowardly attack, saying the man was killed because he taught the freedom of expression. The teacher killed in a suburb of Paris in an Islamist terror attack was a teacher named Samuel Paty, Sky News has confirmed. Mr Paty, 47, was assassinated, France’s president has said. The history teacher, who is said to have discussed…

Terror inquiry after stabbing near Paris

A man has been stabbed in a suburb north-west of the French capital Paris, media reports say, with the attacker shot dead by police. Reports suggest the victim in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine was beheaded but police have not confirmed this. He is said to be a teacher who showed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a classroom, media reports say. The French anti-terrorist prosecutor has been called in to lead an investigation. France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin,…

UN humanitarian chief: Sahel is very close to tipping point

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that daunting problems in Africa’s Sahel region are getting worse and the region is very close to a tipping point — and so by extension are its African neighbors, Europe, and the world. Mark Lowcock said in a virtual speech to students at the Paris Institute for Political Science that he deals with the world’s worst humanitarian tragedies, and nowhere scares me more than the Sahel. He said six…

UK Inmates at HMP Whitemoor guilty of terrorist murder plot

Two serving inmates have been found guilty of trying to murder a guard at a top security jail. Brusthom Ziamani, 25, was jailed for 22-years plotting an attack inspired by the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. He was caught with a hammer and knife en route to behead a soldier in 2014. While being held at HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire, Ziamani befriended radicalised Baz Hockton, 26, and the pair hatched a terror attack behind bars,…

British ISIL Beatles set to be charged in US.

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, from London, are accused of being complicit in the murders of 27 people British Islamic State militants dubbed The Beatles are set to be indicted in the US over the kidnapping and killing of Western hostages, The Telegraph understands. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, from London, who are accused of being complicit in the murders of 27 people, are expected to be formally charged by the US Department…

UK man sentenced to four years and eight months in jail for downloading extremist videos

Manchester man who downloaded guides on how to make a bomb and suicide vest jailed he wanted to know how to best conduct Jihad. Liam Fenn was sentenced to four years and eight months in jail A Muslim convert from Wigan who downloaded extremist videos and documents which glorifies and encourages terrorism has been jailed. Liam Fenn, 21, downloaded an enormous amount of material, even after receiving a clear warning when he was referred to…

Paris Attack Suspect Wanted to Target Charlie Hebdo With Arson

PARIS The man suspected of stabbing two people outside the former Paris office of Charlie Hebdo last week admitted to investigators that he wanted to set the building on fire, and he railed against cartoons of the prophet in a video found on his phone, but he did not pledge allegiance to any known terrorist group, French authorities said on Tuesday. Jean-François Ricard, the top antiterrorism prosecutor, said at a news conference that the video…

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was flagged by MI5 18 times

The public inquiry was told that Salman Abedi, 22, had been identified associating with six MI5 subjects of interest The Manchester bomber came to MI5’s attention at least 18 times, including for his attempts to travel to Syria and his links to Islamic State fundraisers, it emerged yesterday. The public inquiry into the suicide attack at a pop concert in May 2017 was told that Salman Abedi, 22, had been identified associating with six MI5…

UK – Teenage boy developed extreme views and made homemade bombs during lockdown

A 14-year-old boy developed extreme views influenced by the so-called Islamic State and attempted to make homemade bombs during the coronavirus lockdown, a court has heard. The defendant, who is now 15 and cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly filmed homemade videos telling viewers how he would carry out Jihad and become a martyr, as well as creating notes on his iPhone which said women are tools, an object to be used… a sex…

Man arrested after knife attack near former offices of Charlie Hebdo

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with an attempted terrorist murder after he seriously wounded two people outside the former Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, the magazine that was attacked by jihadists in 2015. The man was not named but told police he carried out the attack and that he had been born in Pakistan and come to France as a child, according to BFM TV. He was arrested on the steps of…