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…

Islamism in America and Egypt: Brooklyn Imam Linked to Qaradawi Group Calls for Sisi’s Head

Brooklyn Imam Linked to Qaradawi Group Calls for Sisi’s Head by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism A Brooklyn imam issued what appeared to be a call to behead Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi last Wednesday at an event sponsored by the pro-Muslim Brotherhood group Egyptian Americans for Freedom and Justice (EAFJ). Sisi has led…

Germany’s Military Probes Growing Threat from ISIS Infiltration

Germany’s Military Probes Growing Threat from ISIS Infiltration by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A growing number of radical Islamists are infiltrating Germany’s military, the Bundeswehr, raising concerns of an insider attack, reports the UK Sun. At least 80 suspected ISIS sympathizers were uncovered recently, forcing senior levels of Germany’s military counterespionage service to…

Europe’s Terror Challenges: The Returnee Threat

Europe’s Terror Challenges: The Returnee Threat by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Another week, another barrage of headlines illustrating the depth of Europe’s terror threat. The following examples came during a 24 hour window earlier this month: “Schiphol Airport Was Possibly A Target Of Terror Cell That Attacked Paris;”…

Soros Money, Muslim Advocates Leader, Helped Weaken Homeland Security Policies

Soros Money, Muslim Advocates Leader, Helped Weaken Homeland Security Policies by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A Muslim legal group, girded with $1.8 million in grant money from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF), has helped influence major policy changes in the war on terror, including the Department of Homeland Security’s screening…

With The Terror Threat Growing, Europe Changes Course

With The Terror Threat Growing, Europe Changes Course by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Sixteen years ago, when Dutch commentator Paul Scheffer published his “Multicultural Drama” declaring that multiculturalism in the Netherlands had failed, the response was swift and angry. Critics across Europe called him racist, bigoted, nationalistic. Others…

Syria: Jabhat al-Nusra’s Rebranding Aims To Ensure Group’s Survival

Report: Jabhat al-Nusra’s Rebranding Aims To Ensure Group’s Survival by Abha Shankar Investigative Project on Terrorism Jabhat al-Nusra’s July 28 announcement of its new name and avatar, the Fateh al-Sham Front (“The Victory in Al-Sham Front”), does not mean the terrorist group has formally split ties with al-Qaida, an Israeli intelligence report warns. Jabhat al-Nusra…

Erdogan-Gulen Power Struggle Divides European Turks

Erdogan-Gulen Power Struggle Divides European Turks IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism On the night of July 15, members of the Turkish military stormed the state-run TRT news agency in Ankara and forced an anchorwoman to read a statement calling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “traitor.” Within moments, tanks began to drive menacingly through the…

Egypt and America: Emails Show Clinton Was Told About Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda Links

Emails Show Clinton Was Told About MB-AQ Links by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails suggest that she may have known about connections between the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and hardcore jihadist groups such as al-Qaida early in the 2011 Arab Spring. Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal noted…

Report Suggests Radical Islamists Infiltrating German Military to Receive Training

Report Suggests Radical Islamists Infiltrating German Military to Receive Training by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A growing number of Islamist radicals are infiltrating Germany’s military, the Bundeswehr, with an estimated 30 former soldiers later joining international terrorist organizations, reports German press agency DPA International. Germany’s military counterintelligence service (MAD) says 65 active soldiers…

Leaflets in London Mosque Encourage Killing Ahmadiyya Muslims

Leaflets in London Mosque Encourage Killing Ahmadiyya Muslims by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism Pamphlets left at London’s Stockwell Green Mosque threaten death to Ahmadiyya Muslims unless they convert to mainstream Sunni Islam. Opponents have accused this mosque of helping promote acts of terror and hate in Pakistan in 2011, prompting a denial from…

Belgian Attacks Horrific, But Expected

Belgian Attacks Horrific, But Expected by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism As shocking as this morning’s simultaneous terror attacks at Belgium’s airport and in its Metro system may be, they show the disturbing depth of the terrorist infrastructure which was allowed to take root in the European Union capital’s back yard. A series of…