No increase to Newcastle and London terror convicts jail terms

The attorney general’s bid to increase the minimum sentence of a Newcastle man who incited a German terror cell to commit mass murder has failed. Lawyers for Suella Braverman argued that Fatah Abdullah’s nine-year minimum term was too lenient. They also challenged the 14-year minimum term given to Safiyya Shaikh, from West London, for plotting a terror attack at St Paul’s Cathedral. However, judges at the Court of Appeal have ruled they should remain the…

US Army Soldier Arrested on Terror Charges

Cole Bridges was arrested after he talked about a possible attack with an F.B.I. informant posing online as a sympathizer with the Islamic State. An American soldier discussed targets for potential terror attacks in the United States and shared instructions for killing American troops in the Middle East with someone he believed was an Islamic State supporter, federal authorities said on Tuesday. While stationed in Germany last fall, the soldier discussed possible targets, including the…

Police armed response at Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport

Man, 38, sparks mass evacuation and armed response at Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport when he shouts I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar after police confronted him for not wearing a mask. Man, from Slovenia, acted aggressively towards police at Frankfurt InternationalAirport was evacuated and footage saw armed officers surrounding a suspect. A man sparked a mass evacuation and armed response at a German airport when he shouted Allahu Akbar after police confronted him for…

US Minnesota man who trained with Islamic State pleads guilty

A Minnesota man who traveled to Syria and Iraq where prosecutors say he became a soldier for the Islamic State group pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a terrorism count. Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 24, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court of Minnesota to one count of providing and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. According to his plea agreement and court documents, Al-Madioum left his family while they were visiting extended relatives in…

Cuba placed back on US terrorism sponsor list

The US has placed Cuba back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, citing the communist country’s backing of Venezuela. President Donald Trump’s administration made the announcement just days before he leaves the White House. President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office on 20 January, has previously said he wants to improve US-Cuban relations. Cuba called the move political opportunism. Mr Biden has said he is seeking closer ties between the long-term adversaries but Mr…

UK Man jailed for life for murdering three men in Reading terrorist attack

A terrorist who brutally murdered three men and tried to kill another three will spend the rest of his life in jail after being sentenced at the Old Bailey, London.Khairi Saadallah killed James Furlong, aged 36, David Wails, aged 49, and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, aged 39, during a meticulously-planned knife attack in Forbury Gardens in Reading, on 20 June.The 26-year-old of Basingstoke Road, Reading, also attacked and tried to kill three other men.The offender was arrested…

Al-Qaeda: Pompeo says Iran is jihadist network’s new home base

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has publicly accused Iran’s government of allowing the jihadist network al-Qaeda to establish a new home base there. Unlike in Afghanistan, when al-Qaeda was hiding in the mountains, al-Qaeda today is operating under the hard shell of the Iranian regime’s protection, he told the National Press Club. Mr Pompeo provided no concrete evidence to support his allegations. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called them warmongering lies. Last November,…

Police arrest man on suspicion of Islamist terrorism offences

A 47-year-old terrorist suspect was arrested at address in Redhill, Surrey. He is currently being held by police on suspicion of Islamist terrorism offencesThere is not believed to be any imminent threat to public and inquiries continue Police said the 47-year-old was detained at an address in the Redhill area today as part of an ongoing investigation. Detectives from Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) arrested the man at an address on Friday under Section…

UK Essex Teenager Charged With Terrorism Offences

The boy was arrested under the Terrorism Act as part of a pre-planned operation. The 17-year-old from Essex, who cannot be named due to his age, has been charged with six terrorism offences following an investigation led by Counter Terrorism Policing North East, supported by Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) and Essex Police. On the morning of Tuesday 29th December, the boy was arrested and detained under the Terrorism Act, as part of a…

USA Explosive device discovered and destroyed at Republican Party headquarters

Two devices discovered on day of chaos and violence. A pipe bomb is said to been found and destroyed at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington DC, close to the US Capitol building. Reports said a second package was found close to the offices of the Democratic National Committee, which were evacuated as a result. The New York Times said the explosive at the RNC building, was a pipe bomb. The two buildings are…