Risk Assessment – Threat of ‘lone wolf’ terrorism growing, experts warn


April 30, 2013

Source: The daily telegraph

All eyes may be on Africa, but there are fears of a new, unpredictable threat in the west: the so-called “lone wolf”.

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This isn’t about a particular country or cause, and some worry it could be a growing trend.

In 2011 Anders Behring Breivik shocked the world with a Norwegian terror rampage. He bombed government buildings in Oslo before going on a shooting spree at a camp held by the country’s Labour Party. The bombings killed eight people, and the shooting left 69 dead.

Breivik was later found to hold various far-right beliefs, including a perception of Islam and Marxism as “the enemy”.

There are fears this kind of attack could happen more often.

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In America, Nidal Malik Hasan is set to undergo court martial proceedings this year after being accused of carrying out a mass shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. The shooting, which happened in 2009, left 13 dead and 30 injured.

The Fort Hood attack is regarded by some as terrorism because of Hasan’s alleged radicalisation, with reports he had been emailing Anwar al-Awlaki, a cleric and alleged al-Qaeda recruiter based in Yemen, and monitored for several years as a security threat. The US Department of Defence, however, has referred to it as an act of workplace violence.

Lone wolf attacks could be related to various forms of extremism – for example, Islamism or neo-Nazism – but the danger is that they are hard to track. People operating alone can be harder to follow than a large organisation.

In a recent book, Lone Wolf Terrorism: Understand the Growing Threat, security consultant Jeffrey D Simon argues that lone wolves can be more creative than terrorist groups.

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He also points out the importance of the internet as a potential breeding ground for terrorists – though this is also an opportunity for counter-terrorism agencies to monitor potential threats.

Britons present their own risks, with a potential rise in British-born terrorists who have trained abroad before returning to the UK.

Last year the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think tank predicted that terrorists could put their training in countries including Somalia, Yemen or Nigeria to use on UK streets.

In a report, RUSI director-general Michael Clarke wrote: “The threat they pose, so far, is in the possibility that high numbers of such individuals, operating alone and unsupported, albeit in an amateur way, may nevertheless be lucky in a few attempts.

“They are harder to track and their behaviour much harder to predict.”

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Ansar Al-Islam Leader Mullah Krekar jailed for five years in Norway


Source: BBC

Mullah Krekar, the Kurdish founder of radical Islamic group Ansar al-Islam, has been sentenced to five years in jail in Norway for making death threats against officials and others.

Mullah Krekar, 55, came to Norway as a refugee in 1991.

Krekar, who says he is no longer involved with Ansar al-Islam, said in court he would appeal the ruling.

Ansar al-Islam, which is based in northern Iraq, is regarded by the UN and US as a terrorist organisation.

Mullah Krekar was found guilty of threatening the life of Erna Solberg, an ex-minister who signed his expulsion order in 2003 because he was considered a threat to national security.

He was also found guilty of threatening three other Kurds living in Norway who had burnt pages of the Koran or insulted it in another way.

Mullah Krekar – born Najm Faraj Ahmad – has lived in suburban eastern Oslo with his family since 1991 when he was granted refugee status in Norway.

From this base, he founded Ansar al-Islam, which Washington blames for attacks on coalition forces in Iraq. In 2006, the UN added the cleric to a list of people believed to have links with al-Qaeda.

The Kurdish cleric says he stepped down as leader of Ansar al-Islam in 2002 and denies any links with al-Qaeda.

He remains in Norway despite the deportation order against him because of the security situation in Iraq.

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UK / Pakistan – BHC calls for laws to stem child abductions


Source: The Nation

“Only two Muslim countries have ratified the Hague Convention”

ISLAMABAD (PPI) – British High Commissioner Adam Thomson has said that legislation is inevitable to curb the rising incidents of international child abduction.

He said this while addressing a seminar organized by SACH, an NGO, in collaboration with British High Commission here on Wednesday. Khalida Salimi, Executive Director SACH, Ahmer Bilal Sufi, President Research Society of International Law, Justice (Retd) Syed Manzoor Hussain Gillani and others were present on the occasion.

Addressing on the occasion, the British High Commissioner said that ratification of Hague Convention on the civil aspects of International Child Abduction Convention, 1980 will benefit both the countries, Pakistan and United Kingdom.

He said that over one million Pakistanis are living in UK, adding both the countries are tied in different strong bonds.

He further said that in the multi-culture marriages increase the incidents of abduction of children, adding during the last year 55 incidents of child abduction were reported between Pakistan and UK.

More cases are coming from Pakistan, he said, adding there is a very little hope that abducted children will return.

‘We talk about the mutual interests, UK and Pakistan are one family and law provides the bridges between the two countries”, he said.

He hoped Pakistan will become a global partner by ratifying Hague convention.

He was optimistic that this step would further cement ties between the both countries.

Earlier, Ahmer Bilal and Justice (Retd) Syed Manzoor Hussain Gilani addressing the seminar said that the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (October 25, 1980) was according to law of Pakistan and Islam.

They called for ratifying the said Convention to ensure children rights.

Ahmer Bilal also discussed the legal obstacles in the ratification of the Hague Convention.

Khalida Salimi shared the objectives of the constitution. Majid Bashir gave a presentation on The Hague Convention on the Civil aspects of international Child abduction. He said it meant to secure the prompt return of children wrongfully removed to or retained in any contracting state as well as to ensure that rights of custody and of access under the law of one contracting state are effectively respected in other contracting states.

He emphasized the need to ratify the convention in order to implement measures to enable parents currently separated from their children to maintain contact with them, ensure visitation rights and resolve their cases in any country.

Zulfiqar Naqvi and Zafarullah Khan Advocate discussed the barriers in handling any international parental child abduction case in the absence of the 1980 Hague Convention and urged the need for such a campaign to increase public awareness of the Convention by provision of information to the stakeholders. Ali Sultan, a speaker informed that only two Muslim countries have ratified the Hague Convention.

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They killed Osama Bin Laden


Today U.S Navy Seal Team six killed Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden

By: Robert W. Johnson

The military team that killed Osama Bin Laden is an elite special forces group unofficially called Seal Team 6.

Officially, the team’s name is classified and not available to the public, technically there is no team 6. A Tier-One counter-terrorism force similar to the Army’s elusive Delta group, Team 6’s mission rarely make it to paper much less the newspaper.

It shows how important the publicity about Bin Laden’s killing is to the U.S. that this morning, Team 6 is front pages news.

The members of Team 6 are all “black” operatives. They exist outside military protocol, engage in operations that are at the highest level of classification and often outside the boundaries of international law. To maintain plausible deniability in case they are caught, records of black operations are rarely, if ever, kept.

The development of SEAL Team 6 was in direct response to the 1980 attempt to rescue the American hostages held in Iran. The mission was a terrific failure that fell apart at many points and illustrated the need for a dedicated counter-terrorist team capable of operating with the utmost secrecy.

The Team was labeled 6 at the time to confuse Soviet intelligence about the number of SEAL teams in operation at the time. There were only two others.

Team 6 poached the top operatives from other SEAL units and trained them even more intensely from there. Even among proven SEAL’s the attrition rate for Team 6 is reported to be nearly half.

There are no names available for current Team 6 members, but the CIA does recruit heavily from their numbers for their Special Operations Group, so it makes sense that they were chosen to work with the CIA on this mission.

Team 6 is normally devoted to missions with maritime authority: ship rescues, oil rigs, naval bases or land bases accessible by water. There are no waterways near Bin Laden’s compound.

When a former Navy SEAL was called for a comment about this article all he could say was: “You know I’d love to help you man, but I can’t say a word about Team 6. There is no Team 6.”

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Bygger anti-islamsk nettverk


Den høyreekstreme bevegelsen English Defence League vokser ikke bare i rekordfart i England. Den har tette forbindelser til anti-islamske grupper i Norge, Europa og USA.

NDL beskriver seg selv slik:

«NDL er en mye mer tolerant og anti-rasistisk orientert organisasjon en dagens såkalte anti-rasistiske organisasjoner er. NDL tar blant annet sterk avstand fra nazisme og vi ønsker jøder hjertlig velkommne både som medlemmer av NDL og til å delta i våre demonstrasjoner.»(3)På denne måten unngår de nazi-stempelet, og prøver å skjule sin rasistiske agenda. Rasismen er derimot dårlig skjult, ettersom et angrep på islam iogforseg er et angrep på arabere. De fleste arabere er muslimer, og de utgjør også størsteparten av verdens muslimer. De bruker altså nøyaktig den samme strategien som nazistene og andre fascister brukte i mellomkrigsårene (demonisering av folkegrupper), selv om «fienden» nå er en annen. Selv om de brede lag av befolkningen offentlig tar avstand fra grupper som NDL, bidrar disse til å spre visse holdninger og vrangforestillinger av nyhetsbildet.

250 antirasister samlet seg på Stortorvet og rasistene fra Norges Defence League (NDL) dukket aldri opp. Lørdag 26. februar samlet antirasister i Oslo seg for å demonstrere mot rasistiske grupperinger og den økte rasismen mot muslimer etter at NDL hadde annonsert at de ville holde en demonstrasjon på Stortorvet i Oslo. Rasistene fra NDL dukket aldri opp etter å ha vært vitne til mobiliseringen og støtten som den antirasistiske demonstrasjonen fikk.

NDLs forbilde er English Defence League, en selverklært anti-islamistisk engelsk bevegelse som rekrutterer aktivt innenfor bl.a. fotballsupportermiljøene. Et nettsøk av bevegelsen viser at de har begynt å bli ganske aktive, både på sin vanlige bloggnettside og via ulike Facebook-grupper, hvor de til sammen har 800 medlemmer fordelt på ulike grupper. Med slagord som “no surrender”, sverger NDL på å “forsvare Norge fra sharialovgivning” og “forsvare ytringsfriheten”.

– Om islamiseringen forsetter så får vi en fremtid vi ikke engang tør forestille oss. Her er det ikke snakk om politikk eller om å utestenge folk, men om å ta avstand fra den ekstreme religionen islams inntog i Norge, Norden og Europa, skriver NDL på nettsiden norwegiandefenceleague.wordpress.com.

Vokser

Det siste året har bevegelsen vokst i rekordfart, med over 40000 medlemmer på Facebook. Etter først å ha operert i det skjulte, har den nå stått frem med et usminket budskap og med ledere som har valgt å røpe sin identitet. På EDLs hjemmeside er de også åpne om hvor og når de planlegger demonstrasjoner og aksjoner. I det siste er det blitt kjent at bevegelsen jobber målbevisst med å bygge allianser både i Europa og USA.

Tette bånd

Størst oppsikt har det vakt at EDL har tette bånd til den innflytelsesrike Tea Party-bevegelsen i USA. Da den kontroversielle amerikanske rabbineren og Tea Party-aktivisten, Nachum Shifren holdt en flammende appell til støtte for Israels krig mot militant islam i London i midten av oktober, deltok over 250 English Defence League aktivister i punktdemonstrasjonen. Mens rabbineren fordømte sharialover og advarte mot at «islam vil overta dette landet», skrek demonstrantene «E–D–L», og «no surrender»(ingen overgivelse). Søndagsavisen The Observer mener å vite at den kontroversielle rabbineren skal ha diskutert finansieringsstøtte til EDL. Les siste nytt i VG her og om PST sin trusselvurdering

Kilder: sos rasisme, Aftenposten, wikipedia og Utrop.no

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