Extremism

The Base and Hezbollah to be designated as terror organisations in Australia
November 28, 2021 By Faith Matters

The Base and Hezbollah to be designated as terror organisations in Australia

Australia intends to add far-right extremist group The Base and the entirety of the Lebanese group Hezbollah to its list of outlawed terrorist organisations. Hezbollah’s External Security Organisation has been listed since 2003, but including all Hezbollah entities as terrorist organisations would make being a member of, or supporting, those entities a criminal offense. “The […]

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Warrant issued for elder brother of Manchester Arena bomber to attend inquiry
November 28, 2021 By Faith Matters

Warrant issued for elder brother of Manchester Arena bomber to attend inquiry

The elder brother of Salman Abedi will be arrested and brought to the Manchester Arena Inquiry to give evidence if he comes back to the UK, a judge has ruled. Ismail Abedi, 28, had been ordered to attend the public inquiry into the May 2017 terror attack but boarded a flight to Istanbul from Manchester […]

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Christian convert receives death threat following Liverpool bombing
November 22, 2021 By Faith Matters

Christian convert receives death threat following Liverpool bombing

A Christian convert at a church connected with the Liverpool bomber has received a death threat in the wake of the Remembrance Sunday terror attack. Iraq-born Emad Al Swealmeen, the 32-year-old bomber, converted to Christianity in 2015 and in 2017 lived with Christian volunteers Malcolm and Elizabeth Hitchcott, who attended St Philemon’s Church in Toxteth. […]

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Ball bearings in Liverpool bomb could have caused significant death, police say
November 19, 2021 By Faith Matters

Ball bearings in Liverpool bomb could have caused significant death, police say

The bomb used in the Liverpool Remembrance Sunday attack was a homemade explosive with ball bearings attached to it and could have caused “significant injury or death”, police have said. Emad Al Swealmeen, 32, died when the taxi he was a passenger in exploded outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital just before 11am on Sunday. In […]

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Liverpool attacker had been buying bomb parts ‘at least since April’
November 17, 2021 By Faith Matters

Liverpool attacker had been buying bomb parts ‘at least since April’

The Liverpool bomber had been buying bomb components since at least April, police have revealed. Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson said that Iraq-born Emad Al Swealmeen had rented a property in Liverpool seven months ago and had started making “relevant purchases” for his homemade bomb “at least” since that time. In an update issued on […]

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Alleged co-founder of neo-Nazi group coined term ‘white jihad’, court hears
November 3, 2021 By Faith Matters

Alleged co-founder of neo-Nazi group coined term ‘white jihad’, court hears

The alleged co-founder of a neo-Nazi terror group dedicated to starting a race war in Britain has been likened to the Third Reich’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels, a court has heard. Ben Raymond, 32, is accused of setting up the “unapologetically racist” National Action group to wage a “white jihad” and race war in Britain. […]

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Satanic teenager jailed for life for murdering sisters
October 28, 2021 By Faith Matters

Satanic teenager jailed for life for murdering sisters

A teenager has been jailed for at least 35 years for murdering two sisters as part of a Satanic blood pact. Danyal Hussein, 19, savagely stabbed Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, to death in a Wembley park in June last year. The Old Bailey heard he had embarked on a “campaign of vengeance” […]

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At least 11 killed as ‘so-called Islamic State’ gunmen launch attack in Iraq
October 27, 2021 By Faith Matters

At least 11 killed as ‘so-called Islamic State’ gunmen launch attack in Iraq

Gunmen from the so-called Islamic State extremist group attacked a village northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding six others, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said the attack occurred in the predominantly Shiite village of al-Rashad northeast of Baqouba in Diyala province. The circumstances of the attack were not immediately clear, […]

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French schools pay tribute to teacher beheaded by radical Islamist
October 15, 2021 By Faith Matters

French schools pay tribute to teacher beheaded by radical Islamist

French schools have paid tribute to a teacher beheaded by a radical Islamist last year after he showed caricatures of the prophet of Islam to his class. Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, was murdered on October 16 near his school in a north-west Paris suburb by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin who had […]

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Terrorist will not answer questions if forced to attend, Arena bomb inquiry told
October 14, 2021 By Faith Matters

Terrorist will not answer questions if forced to attend, Arena bomb inquiry told

A convicted terrorist accused of grooming Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi will not answer any questions if he is forced to attend the public inquiry into the atrocity, a court has heard. The bereaved families of the 22 people killed in the explosion want Abdalraouf Abdallah, 28, to explain his links to Abedi and explore […]

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