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Sri Lanka: Islamist Terror on Easter

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359 'People Were in Pieces!' Sri Lanka: Islamist Terror on Easter   by Raymond Ibrahim  •  Gatestone Institute     "We are a peace-loving community in this small city, we had never hurt anyone, but we don't know from where this amount of hate is coming. This city has become a grave with blood and bodies lying around.... Since the past three years, we don't know why, but we see an extremist's mindset developing among the Muslims. I know many good Muslims, but there are also a lot who hate us, and they have never been so before. It is in these three years that we see a difference." — A Christian man who survived the bombing of St. Sebastian's Church in Sri Lanka. In 2017, in Egypt, Islamic terrorists bombed two Coptic Christian churches during Palm Sunday mass, which inaugurates Easter week, murdering 50 people and wounding 120. On...
The Daily Caller News Foundation Convicted Islamic Terrorist Vallmoe Shqaire Held US Citizenship, Live In Country For YearsWilliam Davis - ContributorA Palestinian terrorist was reportedly able to gain citizenship and live in the United States for almost a decade before his conviction was uncovered.Vallmoe Shqaire was convicted of carrying out a terrorist attack against Israel in 1988 at the request of the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), according to a bombshell report published by CNN Thursday, which sites records from a U.S. District Court in California.The report states that 51-year-old Shqaire officially became a citizen in November 2008, even though his past conviction should have made him ineligible for citizenship. Shqaire was charged with illegally obtaining his American citizenship in December. (RELATED: REPORT: ISIS Gloats Over Notre Dame’s Destruction)“By concealing his violent, terrorist conduct, defendant circumvented the procedures our immigration system depends upon,” prosecutors wrote according to CNN. Read more:...

Sri Lanka Bombers Were Inspired By Islamic State

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The Wall Street Journal Sri Lanka Identifies 8 of 9 Easter Bombers Authorities say perpetrators of attacks were from country’s middle- and upper-middle classes By Niharika Mandhana and Jon EmontCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Authorities are starting to piece together profiles of the Easter bombing perpetrators, a group of well-off Sri Lankans police say includes two sons of a merchant family and a woman who detonated a bomb that killed herself and two of her children along with three police officers closing in on them.   Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/sri-lanka-bombers-were-inspired-by-islamic-state-government-says-11556090824?mod=hp_lead_pos4...

The Importance of Physical Security

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  The Everlasting Importance of Physical Securityby Ariel Benjamin Mannes It is no secret that the corporate sector’s focus on security, among many other facets of society, is becoming increasingly rooted in technology and cyber threats. In fact, it could be argued that in terms of investments, cybersecurity is now the most relevant hot button issue within the overall security conversation; which makes a lot of sense given the prevalence of cloud-based social media platforms, finance apps, community-based suite technologies, and an almost countless list of other cyber factors upon which personal and professional lives now thrive.Though cybersecurity is arguably crucial, it is not the be all and end all of securing personal or organizational assets and intellectual property. We cannot, in our growing dependence on technology, overlook the lasting importance of physical security practices, which remain just as vital as their digital counterparts.Worse, as corporate, personal and public funding...

Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to terrorism charges

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Fox News By IVAN MORENO | Associated PressMILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin mother of seven pleaded guilty Monday to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State group by distributing information online on how to make explosives and biological weapons.Waheba Issa Dais (dys) initially pleaded not guilty to two counts of providing material support to terrorists but prosecutors dropped one of the charges in exchange for her guilty plea.Prosecutors say in court documents that Dais, 46, used hacked social media accounts to discuss possible attacks with self-proclaimed members of the IS. She also tried to recruit IS supporters to carry out attacks and provided them with information on making explosives and poisons, according to the documents.Authorities never connected her to any attack plots, but U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger noted the seriousness of her actions, saying Dais put a lot of information online with instructions on how to harm...