Thursday, April 22, 2021

Islamic State

Indonesian cops step up Easter security at churches after terror attacks

President Joko Widodo says there is no place for terrorism in Indonesia.

IS sympathiser behind attack on Indonesia police HQ, says official

Authorities say they have identified the woman as a university dropout who left a suicide note at her family home in Jakarta, which they raided after the shootout.

Militants beheading children in Mozambique, says charity

More than 2,500 people have been killed and 700,000 have fled their homes since an Islamist insurgency linked to the Islamic State began.

IS recruiting British youth in pandemic, says foreign minister

The country has been rocked in recent years by a series of deadly attacks perpetrated by those either with links to Islamist groups or radicalised by propaganda disseminated online.

UK Supreme Court rejects legal bid by IS bride to return

Five judges at the Supreme Court gave a unanimous decision in the case of Shamima Begum, whose legal battles have come to be seen as a test of how Britain treat nationals who joined jihadists.

‘Preacher Without a Face’ found guilty of recruiting for IS in Germany

The court ruled that the Salafist preacher and his network had radicalised young people and sent them to IS combat zones in the Middle East.

New Zealand condemns Australia for revoking citizenship of IS suspect

The woman had Australian and New Zealand citizenships, so Australia's action leaves Wellington responsible for her.

Malaysian cleaner radicalised by IS sent home as Singapore wife undergoes counselling

While no evidence was found that he planned to mount a domestic attack, he had wished to die a martyr and was willing to carry out attacks against countries which he deemed to be oppressing Muslims.

‘List of shame’ countries should reclaim their women, children from Syrian camps, says UN

Few countries have so far brought any of their citizens home from the 'sub-human and horrific' camps.

Cendol seller jailed 16 years for supporting, promoting IS

Nahzatulazran A Rahman was accused of supporting and promoting the IS group by possessing and distributing items such as flags with inscriptions as well as photos and videos of the group.

Islamic State claims attack on Pakistan Shia miners that killed 11

Hazaras are frequently targeted by Sunni Muslim militant groups in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.

UK Supreme Court to decide if ‘IS bride’ can return home

Rights groups argue that human rights principles are at stake and Begum should answer for any crimes in her home country.

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