Terror Articles

4 Jews Killed in Paris Attack Buried in Israel

3:22 PM, Jan 13, 2015

Under a cloudless Jerusalem sky, a crowd of thousands gathered at the cemetery at Givat Shaul on Tuesday, to bury the four Jews murdered at the Hyper Cacher in Paris. Yoav Hattab, Yohan Cohen, Philippe Braham, and Francois-Michel Saada were laid to rest in Har Hamenuhot, on the approach to Jerusalem from the west.

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CNN: 'Our Policy Not to Show Potentially Offensive Images of the Prophet'

9:31 AM, Jan 13, 2015

CNN described its reasoning for not showing the latest cover of Charlie Hebdo (the first issue to be published after last week's massacre) in a broadcast this morning:


"CNN will not show you the new cover, which depicts the Prophet Muhammad, because it is our policy not to show potentially offensive images of the prophet," the host declared this morning.

Here's the image CNN (and others!) refuse to show you:

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WH: Obama Attendance at Paris Rally Would've Impacted 'Common Citizens'

9:21 PM, Jan 12, 2015

White House spokesman Josh Earnest offered this excuse to explain why President Obama skipped the weekend rally in Paris: it would've impacted "common citizens."

"[H]ad the circumstances been a little bit different, I think the President himself would have liked to have had the opportunity to be there," Earnest said, after saying the White House should've sent a person of higher profile than just the U.S. ambassador to France.

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Paris Attacks: An Al Qaeda, Islamic State Combined Operation

12:20 PM, Jan 12, 2015

The terrorist attacks in Paris were nightmarish in many ways, but perhaps the most worrisome news to come out of the Charlie Hebdo affair is that followers of a “pure” al Qaeda affiliate – al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula – and of ISIS – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – worked together.

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On Being Jewish and French

8:02 AM, Jan 12, 2015

Tablet has one of the best articles I've seen from Paris, capturing the mood of French Jews--and the meaning for them of the state of Israel. Here are excerpts:

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House Homeland Security Chair: 'We'll See More and More' of Paris Style Attacks

12:34 PM, Jan 11, 2015

House Homeland Security Committee chair Mike McCaul said on CBS that he expects to "see more and more" of the Paris style attacks take place around the world:

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Report: 4 Hostages Killed at Kosher Market

12:03 PM, Jan 09, 2015

Reuters and Agence France-Presse report that four hostages at the Kosher market in Paris are dead.

#BREAKING Five dead, including gunman, in Paris supermarket hostage drama: security source

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Shots, Explosions at Kosher Market in Paris

11:18 AM, Jan 09, 2015

CNN is reporting that the sounds of shots and explosions were heard near the Kosher market in Paris, where a terrorist has reportedly been holding several captives.

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WH: America Needs to 'Redouble' Effort to Explain True 'Tenets' of Islam

8:01 PM, Jan 07, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters today that the United States needs to "redouble" efforts to explain "what the tenets of Islam actually are." He made the comments in response to a question about how the U.S. might respond to the terror attack today in France. 

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Suspect in Magazine Massacre Was Arrested in 2005 for Wanting to Kill American Troops

4:47 PM, Jan 07, 2015

French authorities have reportedly indentified the three suspects in today’s massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices—Hamyd Mourad, whose nationality has not yet been identified, and two French nationals, Said Kouachi and his younger brother Cherif Kouachi.

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Obama Warns: 'These Kinds of Attacks Can Happen Anywhere'

12:44 PM, Jan 07, 2015

In remarks from the Oval Office, President Obama warned that the kind of terror attack that took place earlier today in Paris can "happen anywhere in the world."

"I think it's going to be important for us to make sure that we recognize these kinds of attacks can happen anywhere in the world," said Obama.

"And it's one of the things I'll be discussing with Secretary Kerry today."

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Islamist Terror Attack in Paris

11:25 AM, Jan 07, 2015

The Islamist terrorist attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which, so far, has resulted in 12 deaths and many more wounded, should come as no surprise.

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Pentagon on ISIS Deaths: We Can't 'Count Every Nose That We Schwack'

10:10 AM, Jan 07, 2015

Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby, when asked Tuesday about the number of Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS) fighters killed in ongoing coalition strikes in Iraq and Syria, gave a rather colorful response: "[W]e don't have the ability to -

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Video: Shouts of 'Allahu Akbar' at French Magazine Shooting

7:42 AM, Jan 07, 2015

**Warning: Some of these videos are extremely graphic.**

Apparent video from today's shooting at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, where gunmen reportedly killed 11:

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The North Korean Menace

8:15 AM, Dec 20, 2014

December 17 was already an important milestone for the North Korean regime: It’s the day the “Dear Leader,” Kim Jong-il, died in 2011, opening the way for his son Kim Jong-un to succeed him as absolute dictator. That anniversary was marked Wednesday with commemorations to signal the end of a traditional three-year period of mourning and the emergence of Kim Jong-un as a leader in his own right.

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Video: Australian Prime Minister Responds to Hostage Crisis: Go About Your Business As Usual

9:02 PM, Dec 14, 2014

Tony Abbott, the prime minister of Ausralia, urged Australians to go about business as usual, despite the ongoing hostage situation at a cafe in Sydney:

Abbott called it a "disturbing incident," and said his thoughts and prayers are with the individuals "caught up" in this situation.

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Gitmo 'Poet' Now Recruiting for Islamic State

7:25 AM, Nov 19, 2014

An ex-Guantanamo detainee based in northern Pakistan is leading an effort to recruit jihadists for the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that controls large portions of Iraq and Syria.

Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, who was detained at Guantanamo for three years, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Dost’s oath of allegiance was issued on July 1, just two days after Baghdadi named himself “Caliph Ibrahim I” and declared that his Islamic State was now a “caliphate.”

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Kerry: Terror Attack 'Pure Result of Incitement'

1:01 PM, Nov 18, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry called today's terror attack in Jerusalem the "pure result of incitement" and called on "Palestinian leadership at every single level to condemn this in the most powerful terms." Here's video:

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Jindal Responds to Terror Attack in Israel: 'They Must Be Exterminated'

12:23 PM, Nov 18, 2014

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, will soon release this statement responding to the terror attack in Jerusalem.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families after this evil attack on a place of worship," the statement reads.

"An attack on a synagogue shows that there are no bounds for terrorists. These are people depraved of any humanity in their hearts, and they must not only be stopped, they must be exterminated.

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Obama Tells Palestinians And Israelis to 'Lower Tensions and Reject Violence'

12:03 PM, Nov 18, 2014

After a Palestinian terror attack that killed four in Israel, President Barack Obama is calling for both sides to be calm. "Too many Israelis have died; too many Palestinians have died. At this difficult time I think it's important for both Palestinians and Israelis to try to work together to lower tensions and reject violence," said President Obama, according to the White House pool report.

Here's the full report:

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North Korea Bans Tourism Due to Ebola

Bill Richardson Hardest Hit
8:49 AM, Oct 24, 2014

Foreigners should always stay out of North Korea. By traveling there, after all, tourists provide financial support to a manifestly evil regime. Moreover, they put themselves at risk – two American tourists are currently being held hostage there.

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House Homeland Chair: 'Homegrown Terrorism Is a Real Threat'

10:39 AM, Oct 23, 2014

House Committee on Homeland Security chair, Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, released this statement on the attack yesterday in Ottawa, Canada:

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Saudi Wahhabism and ISIS Wahhabism: The Difference

3:12 PM, Oct 21, 2014

Recently, some media commentators have argued that, rather than the product of a simple confrontation between Sunni and Shia Muslims in Syria and Iraq, the rise of the so-called “Islamic State” should be perceived as an eruption into those countries of Wahhabism, the only interpretation of Islam recognized as official in Saudi Arabia.

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What Happened to the ‘Sensitive Information’ Stolen in Benghazi?

No mention of 'Innocence of Muslims' Internet video in indictment of Benghazi suspect.
4:05 PM, Oct 16, 2014

The Justice Department has released a new, superseding indictment in the government’s case against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the only suspect held by the U.S. in connection with the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

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Panetta: I Knew Right Away Benghazi Was a 'Terrorist Attack'

12:12 PM, Oct 07, 2014

President Obama's former defense secretary and CIA chief, Leon Panetta, told MSNBC today that he knew the Benghazi attack was a "terrorist attack" right away:

"I didn't have any specific information, but the fact was: when you bring grenade launchers to a demonstration, there's something else going on," said Panetta. "And I just, from the very beginning, sensed that this was an attack -- this was a terrorist attack on our compound."

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Argentine Congress Fundraises for Hamas

3:04 PM, Oct 02, 2014

A new report from the Jewish Telegraph Agency details that the Argentine congress will be fundraising for the terror group Hamas. 

"A fundraising campaign for Palestine by the Argentine National Congress is being seen by one Jewish group as an endorsement of Hamas," reports JTA.

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Text of Obama's U.N. Address

9:14 AM, Sep 24, 2014

Here's the text, as prepared for delivery, of President Obama's address to the United Nations General Assembly:

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: we come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.

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Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Congressman's Office

10:43 AM, Sep 11, 2014

Just before 3 a.m., a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the office of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver. The office targeted was in his home district in Missouri, and not his Washington, D.C. office.

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Don't Replicate the Failure of Yemen

11:02 PM, Sep 10, 2014

In an address Wednesday night to the nation, President Obama held up America’s strategy in Yemen as a model for the counterterrorism strategy he intends to pursue in Iraq and Syria. By doing so, he committed to a strategy of targeting terrorists from the air and supporting local security forces in their counterterrorism fight.

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State Dept: 'Not Going to Put a Timeline' on 'Destroying' ISIS

7:09 AM, Sep 03, 2014

State Department spokewoman Jen Psaki reiterated her boss's claim that ISIS must be "destroyed." But she wouldn't say when.

“Obviously, destroying ISIL is the goal that not just the United States but many countries around the world have,” Psaki told the Daily Beast

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