Tag: Terrorism

‘So Heartbreaking’: Funerals Begin for New Zealand Attack Victims

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Azaam Afaan did not want to be late. The first funeral since Friday’s terrorist attack was about to begin, and though he had no idea who was being buried, he just knew he needed to participate. Staring through dark sunglasses at the cemetery’s fringe — fighting back tears for a slain […]

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Report Says U.S. Airstrikes Have Killed 14 Civilians in Somalia

WASHINGTON — For years, the Pentagon has maintained that no civilians have been killed in American airstrikes and raids in Somalia. Amnesty International, in a new report released on Tuesday, put the death toll at 14 since 2017 alone. The report linked the killings to President Trump’s decision to relax rules for preventing civilian casualties […]

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The New Zealand Shooting Victims Spanned Generations and Nationalities

One was a dairy farmer. Another aspired to be a pilot. One was an elder known for helping newcomers. Another was a teenager who called his mother when the shooting started. The 50 people slaughtered by a gunman at two Christchurch mosques last week spanned a range of backgrounds. Here is what we know about […]

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They Go to the Desert to Hunt for Truffles. But ISIS Is Hunting Them.

BAGHDADI, Iraq — As he hunted for a seasonal delicacy, Mohaned Salah Yasseen scanned the ground intently, searching for places where the soil is cracked and slightly raised — the telltale sign a desert truffle lies below. So he failed to notice the two pickup trucks, driven by men in military uniforms, until they were […]

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Money Raised for ‘Egg Boy’ Will Be Donated to New Zealand Victims

SYDNEY, Australia — Money raised for a teenager who shot to worldwide fame after smashing an egg on the head of an Australian far-right politician will go toward the victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings, according to his fund-raising page. On Tuesday morning, a GoFundMe page for Will Connolly, now commonly known as Egg […]

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ISIS Spokesman Ends Silence by Calling for Retaliation Over New Zealand Massacres

The spokesman of the Islamic State emerged from nearly six months of silence on Monday to mock America’s assertion of having defeated the group and to call for retaliation over last week’s mosque attacks in New Zealand. “The scenes of the massacres in the two mosques should wake up those who were fooled, and should […]

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Why Won’t Congress Take Domestic Terrorism Seriously?

Photo: Eric Lesser (Getty Images) Just hours before a deranged white man stormed two New Zealand mosques and killed some 49 people, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) sent his third letter to the FBI and the Justice Department asking for a committee briefing on the “evolving threat of domestic terrorism.” His first two requests had been […]

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The March of White Supremacy, From Oklahoma City to Christchurch

The Oklahoma City National Memorial consists of two stark structures connected by a reflecting pool, intended as monuments to the strength and resiliency of the city. It’s also a contemplative space, where visitors can reflect on and honor the 168 people who died in the April 1995 bombing, carried out by a white power terrorist […]

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The Anatomy of White Terror

Before he allegedly killed 50 Muslims praying at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, reportedly posted a 74-page manifesto titled “The Great Replacement” online. In his tract, Mr. Tarrant wrote that he had only one true inspiration: the Norwegian political terrorist, Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in […]

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West Bank Attack Raises Tensions Ahead of Israeli Elections

JERUSALEM — An assailant believed to be Palestinian carried out a stabbing and shooting attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, killing an Israeli soldier and ratcheting up tensions ahead of Israeli elections. The attack came amid a heated campaign for the April 9 ballot in which a former general leading a new, centrist […]

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‘God Is Testing Us’: Tears and Outrage at a New Zealand Hospital

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The families drifted from the mosques to the hospital, their emotions battered, their eyes bloodshot. More than a day had passed since the attacks on Friday that killed 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, and many still did not know the fate of loved ones they believed were at prayer […]

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In Australia Town Where Suspect Grew Up, Residents Are Stupefied

GRAFTON, Australia — Grafton is a peaceful and quiet eastern Australian town along the Clarence River, surrounded by farms and filled with families and retirees, a place where people leave their homes unlocked and everyone knows someone. The biggest event is the annual Jacaranda Festival, named for the blossoms of its indigo-flowered trees. The biggest […]

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New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: A Suspect Is Charged, and Details Emerge About Victims

• New Zealand grappled with grief and horror on Saturday, a day after 49 people were shot to death at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The terrorist attack appeared to have been carried out by a white nationalist who posted a racist manifesto online and streamed live video of the killings on Facebook. […]

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Massacre Suspect Traveled the World but Lived on the Internet

He announced his mass killing over social media and filmed it live on the internet. He shared a 74-page online manifesto peppered with sarcastic jokes about popular culture, repeating well-known internet memes and striving to mint new ones. He even laid out his explanation in a “Q. and A.” format, as though in an interview, […]

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White Nationalism Is an International Threat

On Friday, a gunman stormed a pair of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, showering worshippers with gunfire, and livestreaming the country’s deadliest mass killing since 1943. “I was able to hear the big sound of the shooting,” one survivor, Mohan Ibrahim, told the Canadian broadcaster CBC. Ibrahim fled through back entrance, people dropping around him. […]

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New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: Attack on Christchurch Mosques Leaves 49 Dead

Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, in a terrorist attack that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.” • Officials said that one man in his late 20s had been charged with murder, and that two explosive devices were […]

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New Zealand Muslims Await Word From Mosque Attacks: ‘Everybody Knew Each Other’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Muslims across New Zealand — members of a small, closely knit community of about 50,000 — were struggling to learn on Friday whether their loved ones were among the victims of an attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch. “Nobody’s answering their phones,” said Nasreen Hanif, a spokeswoman for […]

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Christchurch Shooting Live Updates: 49 Are Dead After 2 Mosques Are Hit

Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, in a terrorist attack that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.” • Officials said that one man in his late 20s had been charged with murder, and that two explosive devices were […]

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The West Doesn’t Want ISIS Members to Return. Why Should the Syrians Put Up With Them?

A fiery debate has raged around Hoda Muthana, an American woman, and Shamima Begum, a British woman, who joined the so-called Islamic State as teenagers and now want to return to their home countries. President Trump has refused to allow Ms. Muthana, who was born in New Jersey, back into the United States and Secretary […]

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