Sudan needs greater international concern: Professors and women march against the regime

Sudan needs greater international concern: Professors and women march against the regime Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of President Omar al-Bashir continues to trample down on dissent and seems aloof to the need for genuine change. In the latest demonstrations, both professors and women once more witnessed the tyranny…

Burkina Faso and the Looming Jihadist Threat to Coastal West Africa

Burkina Faso and the Looming Jihadist Threat to Coastal West Africa Publication: Terrorism Monitor  By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation Ten years ago, the prospect that Nigeria would become a jihadist hotspot—let alone the world’s third “most terrorized” country after Iraq and Afghanistan—received hardly any consideration (Africanews.com, December 6). Nevertheless, much has changed in ten…

United States tech companies failing to heave Trump’s stance on China

United States tech companies failing to heave Trump’s stance on China Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times When U.S. President Donald Trump came into office, he left no one in doubt regarding his stance on China. Through actions, tweets, and utterances, President Trump sent out strong-worded messages that China has become U.S. arch rival. While the Chinese government appears perturbed by this development, it is apparent that its primary focus is helping Chinese firms build their global brands with Africa a strategic partner.…

Islamist sword in Nigeria aimed at Christians

Islamist sword in Nigeria aimed at Christians Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Christians in Nigeria continue to face the sword of Islam along with state indifference towards the followers of Christianity. In other words, 2018 continues to follow the usual pattern of massacres by Fulani Muslims against Christians and the same…

Tunisian Ennahda’s ‘Secret Apparatus’ Draws Comparisons to Brotherhood Origins

Tunisian Ennahda’s ‘Secret Apparatus’ Draws Comparisons to Brotherhood Origins by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A lawsuit accusing Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement of plotting the assassination of two political opponents poses the most serious challenge to the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group since its 1981 inception. Mohamed Brahmi and Chokri Belaid were killed…

The Mass Media and the reciprocal Al-Qaeda: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Syria, and now Myanmar

The Mass Media and the reciprocal Al-Qaeda: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Syria, and now Myanmar Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mass media corporations throughout the Northern Hemisphere that incorporate the Sunni Muslim media agenda, once more appear to be quenching the al-Qaeda and Sunni Islamist terrorist chord along with so-called humanitarian…

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Current Crisis and Future Directions

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Current Crisis and Future Directions Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Alison Pargeter The Jamestown Foundation   In July 2018, the Congressional Subcommittee on National Security held a hearing to examine the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood to the United States and its interests. This hearing—expected to pave the way for Congress…

Cameroon and the menace of Islamist terrorism: Boko Haram and Amnesty International

Cameroon and the menace of Islamist terrorism: Boko Haram and Amnesty International Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Cameroon is on the frontline in fighting the barbarity of Boko Haram terrorism. Yet, reports by human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, are often “useful tools for Sunni Takfiris.” Hence, latest…

Jaysh al-Ayman: A ‘Local’ Threat in Kenya

Jaysh al-Ayman: A ‘Local’ Threat in Kenya Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Sunguta West The Jamestown Foundation After a series of deadly attacks, Jaysh al-Ayman, an elite al-Shabaab unit formed about five years ago to carry out operations inside Kenya, has emerged as the deadliest terrorist cell in the East African nation. Although it started life…

Libya’s Rogue Militias Keep the Country From Tackling Human Trafficking

Libya’s Rogue Militias Keep the Country From Tackling Human Trafficking Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Alessandra Bocchi The Jamestown Foundation Since 2014, people smuggling and human trafficking has become a lucrative business in Libya, benefiting the country’s rival militias and tribes, but fueling instability. Efforts by the European Union (EU), in particular Italy, to combat the problem…

Christians face the Islamist sword in Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Fulani, and state indifference

Christians face the Islamist sword in Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Fulani, and state indifference Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Christians in Nigeria continue to face the sword of Islam along with state indifference towards the followers of Christianity. In other words, 2018 continues to follow the usual pattern of massacres by…

France to support Tunisia in order to help the democratic transition: North Africa and Macron

France to support Tunisia in order to help the democratic transition: North Africa and Macron Salma Zribi, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Emmanuel Macron of France is hoping to shore up the democratic transition in Tunisia. Indeed, Macron understands the need for stability in North Africa based on multiple negative…

Arab League cares for a Palestinian State when not killing each other or persecuting non-Arabs

Arab League cares for a Palestinian State when not killing each other or persecuting non-Arabs Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Arab League, an organization based on the Arab colonialist legacy of subjugating non-Arabs and destroying indigenous culture, is once more shamelessly pretending to care about Palestinians. Ironically, because countless Palestinians…

The Pope welcomes Sunni migrants while Sunni Islamists seek to cleanse Egypt, Iraq, and Syria of Christians

The Pope welcomes Sunni migrants while Sunni Islamists seek to cleanse Egypt, Iraq, and Syria of Christians Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The current Roman Catholic Pope who hails from South America is adamant that millions of Sunni Muslim migrants – usually economic – should be welcomed with open arms by…

Migrant Crisis in Italy via Libya: NGOs, Smugglers, and Arab Slavery of Black Africans

Migrant Crisis in Italy via Libya: NGOs, Smugglers, and Arab Slavery of Black Africans Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Carmelo Zuccaro, an Italian prosecutor, claims to have major evidence that several charities are involved with smugglers that are making vast wealth on the misery of vulnerable people. Indeed, if proven, these…