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Bombing Suspect's Dad Told Cops His Son Was a Terrorist

And then he took it back shortly after his 2014 statement

(Newser) - The father of the suspect accused of two separate bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, as well as planting bombs in a third location, reportedly told cops two years ago that his son, Ahmad Rahami , was a terrorist, two senior law enforcement officials tell the New ... More »

Family Sues Middle School Over Boy's 'Terrorist' Confession

$25M suit alleges East Islip forced Muslim boy into it

(Newser) - A 12-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim boy with special needs confessed earlier this year to being a member of ISIS and plotting to blow up the school fence, and now his family is suing the school district in East Islip, NY, alleging that officials there forced a false confession and violated his... More »

Undercover Cops Tricked Terror Suspect Out of His Phone

It was used to convict him Friday

(Newser) - British police went undercover to trick a 25-year-old delivery driver into giving them his cellphone, leading to his conviction on terrorism charges Friday, CNN reports. Back in July, undercover officers posing as company managers showed up at Junead Khan's workplace and asked to see his work records. When they... More »

TSA Didn't Catch 73 Airport Workers on Terror Watchlist

DHS: Problem is TSA isn't allowed to receive every bit of terrorism-related data

(Newser) - The good news from the Department of Homeland's Security new report on the TSA's "multi-layered process to vet aviation workers for potential links to terrorism": That process is "generally effective." The bad news: There were still 73 individuals who should never have gotten jobs with... More »

Ex-Congressional Candidate Plotted to 'Destroy' Muslims

But Robert Doggart only pleaded guilty to minor charge

(Newser) - A former Congressional candidate in Tennessee has pleaded guilty after allegedly planning to assault a Muslim community known as "Islamaberg," court documents say. Robert Doggart, 63—who got just 6% of the vote as an Independent in 2014—was nabbed April 10 and hit with an array of... More »

Terror Suspect Calls Reporter, Admits US Attack Plan

Christopher Cornell, 20, says he's 'with the Islamic State

(Newser) - An alleged terrorist may have undermined his not-guilty plea by saying he's "with the Islamic State" and planned lethal attacks against the US Capitol and the Israeli embassy, Fox19 NOW reports. Christopher Cornell, arrested by the FBI in January in Ohio, apparently said that and more when he... More »

Shoe Bomber: Why God Wanted Me to Fail

Richard Reid speaks on his regrets, Charlie Hebdo

(Newser) - Months after 9/11, Richard Reid boarded American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami, planning to blow it up with a shoe bomb. His plan was foiled when a flight attendant caught him trying to light a fuse emerging from his shoe, and he was tackled by passengers. Now, he... More »

French Prez: Gunmen 'Have Nothing to Do With Muslim Religion'

Francois Hollande: siege at kosher market is 'act of anti-Semitism'

(Newser) - French President Francois Hollande gave a televised speech today urging his people to act with "vigilance and unity" following the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks , reports Euro News . The French "will not give in to fear and we are capable of defending ourselves against threats," he says. The... More »

Pentagon: Airstrike Targets Somali Terror Leader

Attacked aimed at al-Shabab leader in Somalia, officials say

(Newser) - A US airstrike in Somalia targeted a senior leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, the Pentagon said today. It did not identify the leader or say whether the strike was successful. In a brief written statement, the Pentagon said the airstrike took place today in the vicinity of Saakow, Somalia.... More »

Victims Face 'Terrorists' on Reality TV Show

But Iraqi program raises ire of human-rights activists

(Newser) - A popular Iraqi reality TV show depicts victims of ISIS attacks facing apparent terrorists who confess for the cameras—a "surreal" program designed to shore up interest in the war against Sunni militants, the AP reports. Amid cartoons, PSAs, and dozens of other pro-war programs, In the Grip of ... More »

Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Gets Life Sentence

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith showed 'no remorse whatsoever' for vocal role after 9/11

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced today to life in prison for acting as al-Qaeda's spokesman after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was sentenced by US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who said he saw "no remorse whatsoever" from the 48-year-old imam. "You... More »

ISIS' Big Mistake: Breaking bin Laden's Rules

Al-Qaeda leader urged fighters to avoid butality: William Saletan

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden was, to put it mildly, not a nice guy. But in some ways, he looks like a gentle soul compared to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The group, which al-Qaeda has disowned, breaks all seven of bin Laden's famed rules for effective terrorists, William... More »

Cuba: We Busted 4 Miami Residents in Terror Plot

Exiles sought to attack military installations: officials

(Newser) - Four Cuban exiles based in Miami have been arrested for allegedly planning terrorist acts in Cuba, Reuters reports. The country's interior ministry says the suspects—Jose Ortega Amador, Obdulio Rodriguez Gonzalez, Raibel Pacheco Santos, and Felix Monzon Alvarez—were targeting military installations "with the objective of furthering violent... More »

American Arrested, Accused of Plot to Join al-Qaeda

Nicholas Teausant planned flight to Syria, officials say

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors say a 20-year-old California man has been arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with trying to provide support to al-Qaeda's efforts in Syria. The Justice Department said today that Nicholas Teausant, of Acampo, Calif., was planning to travel to Canada before proceeding to... More »

US Debating Whether to Kill American Suspect via Drone

Justice Department building its case against the suspected terrorist

(Newser) - Amid reports that the Obama administration is easing up on drone strikes in Pakistan comes a report of an entirely different flavor: that the US is trying to decide whether to kill one of its own citizens via drone strike. This according to the AP , which has spoken with four... More »

UK Hacking Suspect Blows Kiss in Court

Michael Adebolajo kisses a Koran, too, and asks to be called Mujahid Abu Hamza

(Newser) - Give him this: Michael Adebolajo knows how to make a scene. The man accused of hacking a British soldier to death in the streets of London appeared in court today, where he asked that he instead be called Mujahid Abu Hamza, repeatedly interrupted proceedings, and at one point blew a... More »

Police Nab 'Conspirators' in UK Terror Killing

Meanwhile, reports identify second alleged stabber

(Newser) - The plot to kill a soldier in the streets of London may have gone deeper than the two men who hacked Lee Rigby to death . Police yesterday arrested two more people, a man and a woman, both 29, as suspected conspirators in the attack, the Wall Street Journal reports. They... More »

Witness Protection Program Lost 2 Terrorists

And there's more...

(Newser) - US officials lost track of a pair of "known or suspected terrorists"—the New York Times dubs them "former terrorists"—who were in the witness protection program. The good news: They are now "accounted for," per a Justice Department rep, who says they left... More »

New Worry: More Militants Speaking English

Officials fear Western militants could bring extremism back with them

(Newser) - The new terrorism worry: English-speaking militants. Reuters takes a look at the reported rise of just such extremists, pointing to European intelligence sources who say dozens of British men are believed to be in Syria, many possibly fighting with a rebel group with ties to al-Qaeda in Iraq. Reuters also... More »

Chad: We Killed Terrorist Who Led Gas Plant Attack

But France says it can't confirm the slaying of Moktar Belmoktar

(Newser) - The head of Chad's military has announced on state television that Chadian troops deployed in northern Mali killed Moktar Belmoktar , the international terrorist responsible for the attack on a natural gas plant in Algeria that resulted in the death of dozens of foreigners. The French military, which is leading... More »

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