Extremism

Boston Marathon bomber appeals conviction, death sentence
December 28, 2018 By Faith Matters

Boston Marathon bomber appeals conviction, death sentence

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday asked an appellate court to overturn his conviction and death penalty sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. Lawyers for Tsarnaev, 25, argued in a brief filed with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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Belgian judge orders repatriation of six children of Islamic State militants
December 28, 2018 By Faith Matters

Belgian judge orders repatriation of six children of Islamic State militants

A Belgian judge has ordered the government to repatriate six children of Islamic State (IS) militants and their mothers who have been detained in a camp in Kurdish-controlled Syria, the national news agency Belga said on Wednesday. Tatiana Wielandt, 26, and Bouchra Abouallal, 25, both Belgian citizens, and their children have been held in the […]

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Friend of PM Plot Terrorist Found Guilty of Making His Travel Plans
December 27, 2018 By Faith Matters

Friend of PM Plot Terrorist Found Guilty of Making His Travel Plans

A friend of an Islamic State terrorist who plotted to assassinate the Prime Minister has been found guilty of preparing to join terrorists abroad. Mohammed Aqib Imran, 22, made arrangements to travel for jihad, around the time Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 21, was set on a suicide attack on the heart of Government. Rahman, from Finchley, […]

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Iraqi Christians celebrate Christmas one year after Islamic State defeat
December 26, 2018 By Faith Matters

Iraqi Christians celebrate Christmas one year after Islamic State defeat

Iraqi Christians celebrated Christmas on Tuesday amid improved security, more than a year after the country declared victory over Islamic State militants. In northeast Mosul, people attended a mass on Monday (December 24) at the Grand Immaculate Church, surrounded by blackened walls still tagged with Islamic State graffiti. Dozens of worshippers prayed and received communion, and then […]

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Young Right Wing Extremist Can Be Identified
December 20, 2018 By Faith Matters

Young Right Wing Extremist Can Be Identified

A 17-year-old right-wing extremist can be named after he pleaded guilty to terror offences. Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, from west London, admitted two charges of encouraging terrorism at the Old Bailey on Thursday. The charges relate to publishing messages on social network Gab in August and September. His co-defendant, Polish national Michael Szewczuk, 18, from Bramley, in […]

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Neo-Nazi Couple Who Named Baby in Honour of Hitler Due to Be Sentenced
December 18, 2018 By Faith Matters

Neo-Nazi Couple Who Named Baby in Honour of Hitler Due to Be Sentenced

A neo-Nazi couple who named their baby in honour of Hitler are due to be sentenced. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were found guilty after a trial of being members of the extreme right-wing organisation National Action, which was banned in 2016. The pair will be sentenced on Tuesday with three other men […]

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UK: Knife Obsessed Teenager Jailed for Possession and Dissemination of Terrorist Material
December 17, 2018 By Faith Matters

UK: Knife Obsessed Teenager Jailed for Possession and Dissemination of Terrorist Material

A knife-obsessed teenager who talked about carrying out a terror attack with a blade or acid has been jailed for three years and four months. The individual concerned, Sudesh Amman, 18, was sentenced today in the Old Bailey after he pled guilty for being in the possession of terrorist material. Some of the material that […]

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Christmas market gunman evades French police two days after attack
December 13, 2018 By Faith Matters

Christmas market gunman evades French police two days after attack

The death toll in an attack on Strasbourg’s Christmas market rose to three on Thursday as police searched through eastern France and manned checkpoints on the German border in a hunt for the fugitive gunman. Police issued a wanted poster for Cherif Chekatt, the main suspect in the attack, who was on an watchlist as […]

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As election nears, religious tensions surge in an Indian village
December 9, 2018 By Faith Matters

As election nears, religious tensions surge in an Indian village

Nayabans isn’t remarkable as northern Indian villages go. Sugar cane grows in surrounding fields, women carry animal feed in bullock carts through narrow lanes, people chatter outside a store, and cows loiter. But this week, the village in Uttar Pradesh state became a symbol of the deepening communal divide in India as some Hindu men […]

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Exclusive: Polish Group Organising Independence Day Rally in Peterborough Has Problematic Past
November 10, 2018 By Faith Matters

Exclusive: Polish Group Organising Independence Day Rally in Peterborough Has Problematic Past

A Polish community group which is organising an Independence Day rally in Peterborough tomorrow has previously called for the release of a notorious Polish white supremacist who murdered an anti-Apartheid activist in South Africa in 1993 in hopes of triggering a race war, a Faith Matters investigation can reveal. We are concerned that Peterborough’s Mayor […]

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