Al-Qaida-Linked Charities Funded Canadian Organization, Quran Competition

Report: Al-Qaida-Linked Charities Funded Canadian Organization, Quran Competition tby John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism A Toronto-area mosque received funding from a Kuwaiti charity blacklisted by the U.S. Treasury and the United Nations., the Kharon Brief found. The Kharon Brief describes itself as an open-source intelligence group headed by former senior officials from the U.S.…

Turkish Prosecutor’s Document Suggests Turkey Spying on U.S. Soil

Turkish Prosecutor’s Document Suggests Turkey Spying on U.S. Soil by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A Turkish prosecution obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) could offer the first public documentation showing Turkish spying on people in the United States. Turkey has cited information gathered in the 2017 document in a…

U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Lobby Congress for Third Straight Year

U.S. MB Supporters Lobby Congress for Third Straight Year by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Muslim Brotherhood supporters from the New York-New Jersey area lobbied members of Congress Monday to ask them to pressure Egypt about its execution of political opponents. The event piggybacked on a broader Muslim Advocacy Day organized by…

U.S. Envoy Met with Syrian Rebel Leader Who Expressed Solidarity with Al-Qaida

U.S. Envoy Met with Syrian Rebel Leader Who Expressed Solidarity with Al-Qaida by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism President Trump’s Special Envoy to Syria Joel Rayburn reportedly met Monday in Istanbul with a delegation that included a high-ranking pro-Turkish Syrian rebel leader who endorsed al-Qaida-linked rebels. A photo posted by the National Coalition of…

Wiretaps Show Turkish Intel Supported ISIS

Report: Wiretaps Show Turkish Intel Supported ISIS by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism Turkish prosecution documents show that the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was up to its eyeballs supporting ISIS, a new report by the London-based Investigative Journal has found. Wiretaps show that Turkey’s intelligence agency, known by its Turkish acronym MIT,…

Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal

Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Thousands of Islamist demonstrators in Pakistan continue to violently protest the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was falsely accused of blasphemy and spent the last eight years on death row. Protesters clashed with police, burned cars…

Emerging Islamist Political Clout Accelerates Europe’s Self-Islamization

Emerging Islamist Political Clout Accelerates Europe’s Self-Islamization by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Forget the beheading videos, the ISIS propaganda on social media, even the terrorist attacks themselves. Europe, says counterterrorism expert Afshin Ellian, is Islamizing itself, and in the process, the Western values on which its democracies are…

Government-Tied Turkish Organizations Support Global Jihadists and Islamists

IPT Exclusive: Government-Tied Turkish Organizations Support Global Jihadists and Islamists by Abha Shankar IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Turkish organizations with close ties to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration are partnering with, and supplying aid to, global jihadists and Islamist groups, a study by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) finds. For example, a…

Protecting Afghan Women Is A National Security Issue

Protecting Afghan Women Is A National Security Issue by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism There was the woman whose husband sliced off her genitalia, and then reached inside her with his hand, damaging her inner organs. There was the woman whose husband cut off her ear. More commonly, there…

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Inciting sectarian strife against Egypt’s Coptic Christians is not a novelty. Islamist propaganda targeting the Coptic Church, businesses and doctrine thrived for decades and often led to violence and prosecution. Earlier this month, a…

Tunisian Religious Reforms Challenge Egypt’s Al Azhar

Tunisian Religious Reforms Challenge Egypt’s Al Azhar by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi marched straight into a battle with Egypt’s highest Sunni authority, Al-Azhar’s mosque and university, when he proposed social and religious reforms giving women more freedom in marriage and guaranteeing them equal inheritance…

Islamic Radicalization in the U.S. Military Surfaces Again

Islamic Radicalization in the Military Surfaces Again IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism In November 2009, U.S. Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan opened fire on fellow soldiers at a Fort Hood, Texas processing facility, killing 13 people and wounding 30 others. An ensuing investigation determined Hasan had exhibited outward signs of his Islamist radicalization to…

Muslim Brotherhood Affiliate Claims Responsibility for Cairo Attack

Muslim Brotherhood Affiliate Claims Responsibility for Cairo Attack By IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The Muslim Brotherhood-linked Hasm Movement claimed responsibility for a deadly terrorist attack targeting Egyptian security forces in Cairo on Sunday. Its operatives detonated an “anti-vehicle explosive device” under a road “at the Maadi Autostrada south of Cairo… which led to…

Half of Prominent Jihadis Tied to “Non-Violent” Islamism, New Study Shows

Half of Prominent Jihadis Tied to “Non-Violent” Islamism, New Study Shows by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Half of the prominent jihadists profiled in a new study by The Centre on Religion & Geopolitics had ties to supposedly non-violent Islamists prior to joining terrorist organizations. The study’s authors – Mubaraz Ahmed, Milo Comerford, and…

Terrorist Attack in France and Karim Cheurfi: From the Cauldron of Prison to the Streets of Paris

Karim Cheurfi: From the Cauldron of Prison to the Streets of Paris by Patrick Dunleavy IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The initial reports regarding Islamic terrorist Karim Cheurfi, the man responsible for the latest attack that killed French police officer Xavier Jugele and wounded several others, contained the all-too-familiar phrase – “known to authorities.”…

How Erdogan’s Victory Might Be Europe’s Defeat

How Erdogan’s Victory Might Be Europe’s Defeat by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Over lunch in Istanbul last week, a friend and I spoke about the upcoming Turkish referendum. “Many European Turks are likely to vote ‘yes,’” I cautioned my friend, whom I knew was planning to vote ‘no,’…

London Terrorist Followed the Jihadist’s Twisted Path From Prison to Terrorist

London Terrorist Followed the Jihadist’s Twisted Path From Prison to Terrorist by Patrick Dunleavy IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Before he drove violently into the crowd on Westminster Bridge, before plunging the knives into the police officer’s body, Khalid Masood‘s twisted path into terrorism followed an all too familiar pattern from petty crimes to…

Erdogan Critics Beware: Turkey Probably is Watching

Erdogan Critics Beware: Turkey Probably is Watching IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism For some Americans, concerns about Russian spying and interference in its elections are growing, with new reports emerging nearly every day. But in Europe, officials are fighting off an even greater incursion from another country, which is now spying even on civilians:…

Dubai Security Chief Backs Trump Immigration Order

Dubai Security Chief Backs Trump Immigration Order by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism A prominent figure in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) security apparatus is endorsing President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning citizens of seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S., the Jordanian news service Al Bawaba reports. “We completely support Trump in…

My Journey Out of Radical Islam

My Journey Out of Radical Islam by Ammar Anwer Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism I grew up in Rawalpindi, a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan, in a family who had links with the Deoband school of thought (A sub-sect of Sunni Islam in the sub-continent) and Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest Islamist…