THE BLOODY “PALM SUNDAY” IN EGYPT
(Security Analyst and RIEAS Research Associate)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 21 April 2017
Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).
The Mary Girgis church in Tanta and Saint Mark's church in Alexandria were attacked on Sunday, April 9, 2017, as the Coptic Christian community celebrated Palm Sunday, one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar. The total number of casualties in the two attacks climbed to 47 dead and 126 injured, in the deadliest militant attack in Egypt against civilians in decades. Read more
FOREIGN TERRORIST ATTACKS BY THE ISLAMIC STATE (2002-2016)
Copyright: The Henry Jackson Society (UK) – www.henryjacksonsociety.org - Publication on RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 26 March 2017.
Terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) around the world have, since IS established its "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria in June 2014, become an increasingly regular feature of the international news landscape. But IS began its efforts to conduct foreign attacks before that, with several plots discovered earlier in 2014, and a trail of violence in Europe and beyond back to 2002, when IS had entered Iraq and the United States had not. Read more
HOW ISIS GUIDES WORLD’S TERROR PLOTS BY “REMOTE CONTROL”
(Author, Asharq al-Awsat, Saudi Arabia,.London)
Hyderabad, India — When ISIS identified a promising young recruit willing to carry out an attack in one of India’s major tech hubs, the group made sure to arrange everything down to the bullets he needed to kill victims.For 17 months, terrorist operatives guided the recruit, a young engineer named Mohammed Ibrahim Yazdani, through every step of what they planned to be ISIS’ first strike on Indian soil.They vetted each new member of the cell as Yazdani recruited helpers. They taught him how to pledge allegiance to the terrorist group and securely send the statement. Read more
FEMALE JIHADISTS PLAY CRITICAL ROLES IN TERROR GROUPS
(Editor at Terrorism and the Economy)
Publication in RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 10th December 2016
A new study examining the roles of American jihadi women and found a significant increase in their participation in terrorist activity in the past five years. Within the wider movement, American women served primarily as plotters, supporters, and travelers. While few female American jihadists appear to act alone or carry out violent plots, many support activities along with friends, siblings, and romantic partners. The women are active online and offline, and social media use is common. Read more
INTERVIEW: DANIEL PIPES ON MUSLIM IMMIGRATION
Breitbart News Daily
August 31, 2016
Middle East Forum President Daniel Pipes was interviewed on August 31 about Donald Trump's Muslim immigration policy by Breitbart London Editor Raheem Kassam on Breitbart News Daily (SiriusXM). The full transcript of the interview follows.
Raheem Kassam: What a day, actually, to have you on because you've written this article recently in the Washington Times about part of Trump's immigration policy, specifically about his Muslim visa policy. But it's a big day for Donald Trump today as well with regard to his visit to Mexico to see the Mexican president and we know there are all sorts of Islamic terrorism issues concerning Latin America also. Then he'll be giving a speech in Arizona. Mr. Pipes, do you have a take on his visit to Mexico?
Daniel Pipes: I think it's a very high-risk undertaking because the sides begin so far apart that unless they have some groundwork in place, some kind of preliminary draft agreement on what they're going to say, it could work out to the detriment of Donald Trump...Read more
NEW INFORMATION POINTS TO PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN ISIS INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Copyright: https://intelnews.org Publication at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) in 11 August 2016.
The Islamic State has set up a secretive intelligence agency whose task is to set up sleeper cells abroad and has already sent “hundreds of operatives” to Europe and Asia, according to information emerging from interrogations of suspects. According to The New York Times, the information about the intelligence agency comes from “thousands of pages” of intelligence files from American, French, Belgian, Austrian and German agencies. The documents include information from interviews with captured members or defectors from the Islamic State, which is otherwise known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).... Read more
THE CONCEPT OF LONE JIHAD
Marcin Styszyński (PhD)
(Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Chair of Asian Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)
Copyright: Marcin Styszyński on Line. Publication date in RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) in 7 August 2016.
Recent terrorist attacks in the world, including the tragedy in Nice show that terrorist acts carried out by jihadists still pose a significant threat to international security and demonstrate some new forms of activities....Read more
JIHAD AWAKES EUROPE
by Daniel Pipes
(President, Middle East Forum)
Copyright: Gatestone Institute, July 15, 2016.
Hello. I'm Daniel Pipes and I'd like to speculate about the future of Europe. I can see three most likely possibilities.
One is, when it comes to Islam, that everybody gets along, all is well, the future generations are better than the present generations, and there's no real problem. I don't think that's likely, although that is the working hypothesis of governments and, more broadly, the establishments: things will work out, we'll muddle through, it'll be okay. Read more
THE UN MISSION IN MALI: A BRIEFING PAPER
(RIEAS Research Associate)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 4 May 2016
This is a briefing paper on the effect of the current intervention in Mali, which was a response to the rebellion of 2012 in the Northern regions. Any peacekeeping operation consists of the context, local armed groups, and the intervention (International Alert, 2004)... Read more
FEMALE MOTIVATION FOR TERRORIST ACTIVITY
(PhD candidate at Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade University, Serbia
& RIEAS Research Associate)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 3 April 2016
Studies have shown that women have had an extensive history of participating in terrorist activities. It is has been proven in modern terrorism that female involvement began in the nineteenth century with the Russian People's Will, with the onward appearance of Chechen Black Widows and the Tamil Tiger's Birds of Paradise, and other terrorist organizations. Today, we witness that more and more women join terrorist organizations, especially to the Islamic state, and that the role of women are altering and growing, which creates the need for a detailed examination of this phenomena.... Read more