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Video: ISIS-Linked Group Beheaded French Hostage

Herve Gourdel was kidnapped Sunday in Algeria

(Newser) - Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video released by terrorism watchdog SITE Intelligence Group. A group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah said after abducting Herve Gourdel on Sunday that he would... More »

ISIS Claims to Execute US Journalist Sotloff

Video emerges with apparent beheading, threatens British captive next

(Newser) - The captors of American journalist Steven Sotloff appear to have carried out their threat to execute him as they did James Foley , reports the AP . A new video posted online by the Islamic State, or ISIS, claims to show his beheading. A global terrorism monitor, SITE Intelligence Group, says the... More »

Al-Qaeda Launches English Magazine

Inspire aimed at extremists wannabes in West

(Newser) - Anwar al-Awlaki, the al-Qaeda propagandist who inspired several of the 9/11 hijackers and the Fort Hood shooter, has launched an English-language online magazine aimed at aspiring Muslim extremists who aren't so hot at Arabic. Inspire features articles like "How to Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.... More »

Terrorists Call for YouTube 'Invasion'

Jihadist site urges 'YouTube invasion'

(Newser) - Islamic extremists are being given training in how to use YouTube to spread anti-American propaganda, Reuters reports. A US-based terrorism monitoring organization discovered a posting on an extremist website that gives detailed instructions on best ways to use YouTube, and directions on finding software needed to utilize the site. The... More »

Al-Qaeda Crows About US Credit Crisis

Some supporters hope for McCain victory

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda websites are celebrating the crippling crisis sweeping the US economy and financial markets, with some internet postings crediting al-Qaeda for luring the nation into a war that has exhausted its resources, reports the Washington Post. Some writers are penning messages expressing hope for renewed terror attacks and a John... More »

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