Chancellor Hammond labels Rees-Mogg, Boris & co ‘extremists’ as Tory civil war gets ugly

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has enraged Brexiteers by labelling Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson, among others, as “extremists,” for their pursuit of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Hammond, who made the antagonistic remarks in an interview with Sky News shortly before May faced a vote of confidence in her leadership by Tory MPs, received […]

Facebook’s friend suggestions helped connect extremists

When you think of internet giants fighting terrorism online, there’s a good chance you think of them banning accounts and deleting posts. However, their friend suggestions may prove to be just as problematic. Researchers have shared a report to the Telegraph revealing that Facebook’s “suggested friends” feature has been connecting Islamic extremists on a routine […]

German prisons may face ‘wave of extremists’, state justice minister warns

Detention facilities in Germany are trying to cope with a growing number of radical Islamist extremists. Some 150 are currently being held in prisons across the country, and officials fear a “wave of extremists” in jails. Around 150 Islamists are currently being held in prisons across Germany, Die Welt reported on Wednesday, citing the Federal Criminal […]

The FBI’s new terrorist threat is ‘black identity extremists’ — critics say no such movement exists

Thomson Reuters As white supremacists prepared to descend on Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, the FBI warned about a new movement that was violent, growing, and racially motivated. Only it wasn’t white supremacists; it was “black identity extremists.” Amid a rancorous debate over whether the Trump administration has downplayed the threat posed by white supremacist groups, […]

Iraq plans to deport wives & children of Islamic State extremists – report

Iraq is preparing to deport more than 500 wives of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadists along with over 800 children, according to local officials cited by AFP. The group were reportedly moved Sunday from a camp south of Mosul, run by international aid agencies, to a detention centre in Tal Kayf. Read more A […]

Belgium opens 189 terrorism cases since start of 2017, focus on ‘homegrown’ extremists – reports

Published time: 25 Aug, 2017 18:23 Belgian prosecutors have opened more than 20 new probes against people suspected of terrorism-related offenses on average every month since the start of the year, with the total number reaching 189 to date, local media report. Read more The figure is already nearing the mark for similar cases opened […]

How the tech sector can legally justify breaking ties to extremists

Enlarge / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA—A woman leaves a note on the ground as people gather at a memorial for Heather Heyer after her funeral service on Wednesday. Heyer was killed after a car rammed into a group of people during a planned Unite the Right rally last Saturday. The Daily Stormer’s celebration of the death sparked […]

‘Criminal negligence’: Relatives of Palestinian toddler burned alive by Jewish extremists sue Israel

Relatives of an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler who was burned alive along with his parents in an arson attack carried out by an Israeli extremists in 2015 are now suing Israel for “criminal negligence”. The attack took place in the village of Kafr Duma near the West Bank city of Nablus in July 2015. Settlers set […]