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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2017, 10:43:19 »
DHS & FBI compare & contrast American & European anarchist extremists ...
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...  DHS and FBI assess the primary factor explaining the difference in targets between foreign and US anarchist extremists is foreign anarchist extremists’ focus on specific economic and governance issues relative to their geographic area, while US anarchist extremists tend to focus on symbols of capitalism. We assess the likely primary factor explaining foreign anarchist extremists’ greater willingness to use more violent tactics than their US counterparts is that these foreign anarchist extremist movements are often more organized—allowing for more complex attacks—and have a well-established tradition of lethal violence not currently seen in the United States.

The vast majority of US anarchist extremist attacks targeted property likely due to the location’s accessibility and as a symbol of capitalism and globalization. Most foreign anarchist extremist attacks targeted persons likely because of the cohesiveness of the movement and greater emphasis on issues that can be blamed on local, individual targets. US anarchist extremists targeted the banking/finance sector most often, as these perceived soft targets of capitalism are possible to attack with tactics that are non-lethal yet cause significant economic damage and pose significant public safety risks. Foreign anarchist extremists most often targeted government entities, likely due to the emphasis placed on local domestic issues by foreign anarchist extremists and their capabilities to commit attacks against hardened targets.

Arson was the most common violent tactic used by US anarchist extremists—approximately 70 percent (19 of 27) of attacks—while foreign anarchist extremists used arson in only a third of their attacks. US anarchist extremists likely use this tactic based on their intention to cause economic and property damage, which can be accomplished by arson with relatively limited resources and specialized skills. Unlike US anarchist extremists, foreign anarchist extremists frequently used explosives, likely due to their capability to develop more advanced explosive devices as a result of their more organized structure, having a history of using such tactics, and because their targets are hardened.



Social Justice

Social justice issues––specifically opposition to gentrification and opposition to perceived racism and fascism––were the second most common driver of violence for US anarchist extremists, as they accounted for 26 percent (7 of 27) of attacks. Social justice issues accounted for 12 percent of violent foreign anarchist extremist attacks, although these incidents occurred only in Greece and were all against perceived fascism. Although social justice issues can motivate anarchist extremists to violence, they are often a driver for violence if a social justice issue occurs within a location that also has an anarchist extremist presence.

Social justice issues often result in legal protest activities, and historically, in both the United States and abroad, anarchist extremists have been known to co-opt legal protests as a cover to commit violence against their targets. However, a review of data in this study indicated in the seven social-justice motivated violent incidents committed by US anarchist extremists, only one of those incidents exploited otherwise legal protest activity. The reasons for this finding are currently a reporting gap ...
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2017, 11:21:26 »
Toronto police arrest a home grown terrorist.
Good thing too,  that sign would have caused a lot of death and destruction.

https://m.liveleak.com/view?i=108_1486253318

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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2017, 11:58:05 »
Toronto police arrest a home grown terrorist.
Good thing too,  that sign would have caused a lot of death and destruction.

https://m.liveleak.com/view?i=108_1486253318

Let's see.....The guy was a known activist.  He was told not to go down the street that the protest was on.  He was told not to show his sign to incite the protest.  He intentionally went to a location where he pulled out his sign and with the intent to incite the protesters.  He was arrested peacefully and taken away.  The whole matter had nothing to do with the protest, nor Sharia, but of one idiot who was out to make a scene and got arrested.  Actually a case of sensationalizing a non-event, to incite people.  The police handled him in a respectful manner, even in the arrest, and no violence happened.
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2017, 12:15:51 »
I still find it weird the police can order someone not to walk down a street or hold up a sign which "intices people".  The sign seems hardly vitorlic.    So much for being held accountable for your own actions.

I'm sure I'm just being grumpy and melodramatic though.
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2017, 13:27:42 »
I still find it weird the police can order someone not to walk down a street or hold up a sign which "intices people".  The sign seems hardly vitorlic.    So much for being held accountable for your own actions.
There have also been cases where people carrying Canadian flags have been told, "don't go there - you'll only make things worse."
Let's see.....The guy was a known activist.  He was told not to go down the street that the protest was on.  He was told not to show his sign to incite the protest.  He intentionally went to a location where he pulled out his sign and with the intent to incite the protesters.  He was arrested peacefully and taken away.  The whole matter had nothing to do with the protest, nor Sharia, but of one idiot who was out to make a scene and got arrested.
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2017, 13:35:42 »
There have also been cases where people carrying Canadian flags have been told, "don't go there - you'll only make things worse."
Editing to head back on topic but want to say if Canadians are being told not to carry a Canadian flag for safety reasons (in Canada) then there is a big problem.
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2017, 10:29:57 »
My wife and I were just discussing how sh*thead in Quebec just handed the Islamists a free pass for the next while and tossed legal gun owners under the bus as well. I wish these guys when they get a bright idea of killing someone, they would practice on themselves first.

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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2017, 08:33:05 »
From earlier this week:
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A 29-year-old white supremacist from South Carolina allegedly plotting an attack inspired by Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was arrested by federal agents in an FBI sting this week.

His plan ran into some other logistical problems along the way: his mother wouldn’t let him use her cellphone, and he had to borrow money from his grandfather to buy a weapon from the undercover FBI agent he thought was a member of the Aryan Nations.

The FBI on Wednesday arrested Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell of Conway, South Carolina, in the parking lot of a Hampton Inn in Myrtle Beach after he purchased a disabled Glock and hollow point ammunition from an undercover federal agent for $109 ...
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Conway Man Arrested by the FBI on Federal Gun Charge

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell, age 29, of Conway, South Carolina, appeared before a federal magistrate judge this morning in Florence, South Carolina, for an initial appearance following his arrest last night in Myrtle Beach by the FBI. McDowell was arrested for a violation of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

A preliminary hearing and a detention hearing for McDowell have been calendared for Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 2:30pm at the McMillan Federal Building in Florence, South Carolina. McDowell remains in custody. The case is being investigated by the FBI, the Horry County Police Department, and the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

U.S. Attorney Drake stated that all charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2017, 09:07:46 »
I'll be honest, this thread sorta feels like a tit for tat kind of argument. So with that in mind,  do you think it's at all telling that examples of Religious/Extremist Terrorism:  Non-Muslim edition pop up in ones and twos yet in the last 4 days we see numbers like this from Islamic attacks?

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2 hours ago - Officials in Pakistan say they have killed at least 39 suspected militants in a sweeping security crackdown a day after a massive bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 88 people and injured hundreds more at a crowded shrine
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20 hours ago - At least 48 people have been killed in a car bombing in Baghdad that has been claimed by Isis

and just in general

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(CNN)Since declaring its caliphate in June 2014, the self-proclaimed Islamic State has conducted or inspired more than 140 terrorist attacks in 29 countries other than Iraq and Syria, where its carnage has taken a much deadlier toll. Those attacks have killed at least 2,043 people and injured thousands more.

Apologize if I'm off the mark with this.

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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2017, 10:36:34 »
I'll be honest, this thread sorta feels like a tit for tat kind of argument.

(...)

Apologize if I'm off the mark with this.
I think we have the jihadi terror discussion pretty well covered (at least 50 pages here, with more on specific incidents here, here and here, to show just a few). 

Just showin' 1)  it's not just one group/creed/affiliation/whatever being nasty, and 2)  trying to let people see how other bad guys do things (remember the Taliban propaganda threads?).
... do you think it's at all telling that examples of Religious/Extremist Terrorism:  Non-Muslim edition pop up in ones and twos ...
Zackly what this kind of thread shows (2 pages vs. how many pages elsewhere on the forums) - not much, but it's not zero, either.
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2017, 10:46:32 »
Fair enough!  It's important not to concentrate on one and ignore the other for sure.  I think I'll give my lamenting a rest for a while ;)

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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2017, 10:50:26 »
Fair enough!  It's important not to concentrate on one and ignore the other for sure.  I think I'll give my lamenting a rest for a while ;)
That's a pretty soft lament, bud  ;D

Thanks for asking - it's good for me to consider my motivations from time to time, esp. with the kind of passion-fanning stuff we & others sometimes discuss around these parts.
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2017, 13:49:01 »
Regardless of which flavour terrorist/******* ideology they spring from, I'm glad that they're catching those they can before they act upon their plans.  My gratitude goes out to all those labouring behind the scenes at the various intelligence/security/law enforcement agencies to this end.  I can well imagine the unpaid debt of gratitude I rack up on a daily basis.  :salute:

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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2017, 15:36:31 »
One can argue that M-103 will just create more of these Non-Muslim radical terrorists.

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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2017, 16:34:16 »
One can argue that M-103 will just create more of these Non-Muslim radical terrorists.
I really wish I could discount this completely, but ...  :(
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2017, 16:38:28 »
One can argue that M-103 will just create more of these Non-Muslim radical terrorists.

Agreed very much so.

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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2017, 07:24:00 »
This from the New York County District Attorney's office ...
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DA VANCE: JAMES JACKSON INDICTED ON CHARGES OF MURDER IN THE FIRST AND SECOND DEGREES, AMONG OTHER CHARGES

Defendant Charged With Murder in the First and Second Degrees As an Act of Terrorism, Murder in the Second Degree As a Hate Crime, Among Other Charges, For Fatally Stabbing Timothy Caughman

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of JAMES JACKSON, 28, for fatally stabbing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman on March 20, 2017. JACKSON is charged in New York State Supreme Court with Murder in the First and Second Degrees as an Act of Terrorism, Murder in the Second Degree as a Hate Crime, as well as three counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon.[1]

“James Jackson prowled the streets of New York for three days in search of a black person to assassinate in order to launch a campaign of terrorism against our Manhattan community and the values we celebrate,” said District Attorney Vance. “Last week, with total presence of mind, he acted on his plan, randomly selecting a beloved New Yorker solely on the basis of his skin color, and stabbing him repeatedly and publicly on a Midtown street corner. James Jackson wanted to kill black men, planned to kill black men, and then did kill a black man. He chose Midtown as his crime scene because Manhattan is the media capital of the world, and a place where people of different races live together and love one another. We must never take for granted New York’s remarkable diversity. We must celebrate it, protect it, and refuse to let violence and hate undermine the progress we have made as a city, a state, and a nation.”

Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi, Special Counsel to the District Attorney, is handling the prosecution of this case, with the assistance of Assistant District Attorneys Nicholas Penfold and Juan Abreu of Trial Bureau 80, under the supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division.

[1] The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.

Defendant Information:

JAMES JACKSON, D.O.B. 5/26/1988
Baltimore, MD

Charges:

    Murder in the First Degree (in furtherance of an act of terrorism), a class A-I felony, one count
    Murder in the Second Degree as a Crime of Terrorism, a class A-I felony, one count
    Murder in the Second Degree as a Hate Crime, a class A-I felony, one count
    Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor, three counts
More on this one from Google News here.
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2017, 08:43:47 »
Hope he rots in hell and I hope the dozens of New Yorkers who watched a bleed black man pass them on the sidewalk join him in hell. 
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2017, 11:38:24 »
Jewish kid arrested for hoax threats against Jewish centers world wide.

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.779087?v=B5A3983820BE90A38603F587C04433A8

I saw a post about an idiot Muslim doing this, I am posting this to show that particular idiocy is not stuck to one religion or ideology only.

Also.. i saw this right before i saw the other post and it has stuck together for a few days so needed to get it out 😂

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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2017, 05:34:18 »
The latest on the Charleston church shooter from June 2015 ....
(...)
P.S. -- Roof is also facing a state trial for the killings, which appears to be on hold while the federal proceedings unfold.
The latest:  Roof pleads guilty to state charges, gets 9 life sentences:
"Dylann Roof's 9 life sentences on state murder charges 'surest' route to federal execution, prosecutor says" (Charleston Post-Courier)
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2017, 02:08:50 »
This from an interesting Q&A with a former FBI undercover cop on radicalization ...
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... Q)  When you look at these kinds of white nationalist groups and you look at a group like ISIS or al Qaeda, their ideologies are very different but many of their tactics are the same. When you look at these groups, what are the biggest similarities and what are the biggest differences?

A)  Absolutely. When I left the FBI I wrote a book about this called “Thinking Like a Terrorist” in which I tried to explain that terrorism is a methodology and that all the groups that use terrorism tend to follow the same strategies.

One of the things that surprised me when I went undercover was how much these groups published about their methods and motives. I expected aimless violence, anger, and hatred. Instead, they were handing me pamphlets and literature, and signing me up for newsletters. And all this stuff was open-source, partly because these organizations are clandestine. They can’t directly communicate with one another so the way they communicate is through publication. They promote broadly the methodologies they expect people to use.

A former Klansman named Louis Beam published a piece arguing that groups could no longer afford to be hierarchical because police had gotten good at tracing those hierarchies, no matter what secret methods they tried to use. Instead, people should follow a model of leaderless resistance where groups of likeminded people just come together without direct orders and participate in attacks that they expect would help further the cause.

After 9/11, when there was a focus on al Qaeda, everyone was pretending these things were brand new, but if you knew the tactics you could predict exactly each step they were going to make. And again, all this is published. If you look at the al Qaeda manual it’s really not that different from the Irish Republican Army green book or a lot of the white supremacist documents. There’s even a Brazilian Communist, Carlos Marighella, who was one of the first to put all of this on paper in the Minimanual of the Urban Guerilla.

So it was very frustrating to me in the three years after 9/11 before I left the FBI that we weren’t paying attention to those manuals, paying attention to what those tactics were, and trying to get in front of their tactics. Instead, we did what they wanted us to, which was respond emotionally in a very broad way. This helped them to expand the conflict and, as we can see almost 16 years later, we are continuing to expand that conflict across the globe, where it would have been better to respond in a much more narrowly focused way.
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2017, 06:30:54 »
Stretching the thread definition envelope a touch - not extremist, but certainly (eventually discovered to be) non-Muslim - shared under the Fair Dealing provisions of the Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) ...
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Borussia Dortmund bombs: 'Speculator' charged with bus attack

Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price of shares in the team fell, prosecutors say.

The suspect has been charged with attempted murder, triggering explosions and causing serious physical injury.

He has been identified only as Sergej W, and was staying in the team's hotel overlooking the scene of the attack.

Two people needed medical help after three bombs exploded near the bus.

Spanish footballer Marc Bartra underwent wrist surgery and a police officer was treated for shock.

Following the attack on 11 April, Borussia Dortmund's home Champions League match against Monaco was rescheduled a day later, which led Dortmund fans to open their doors to stranded away supporters.

Police initially treated the blast as a terrorist attack.

However, the following week, investigators cast "significant doubt" on jihadist motivations being behind it.

They now say the attack was in fact motivated by financial greed.

Sergej W, 28, would have made about €3.9m euros ($4.2m; £3.2m) from his actions, Germany's Bild newspaper reported.

In a statement on Friday (in German), the German federal prosecutor's office said he has German and Russian nationality.

He was arrested on Friday near Tubingen in Rottenburg, south-west Germany.

The suspect had allegedly bought 15,000 put options on Borussia Dortmund shares - reportedly priced at €78,000 (£65,000; $83,600) - betting that they would drop sharply after the attack.

He would have made large profits if the team's share price collapsed.

Experts have likened the alleged plot to a sophisticated form of insider trading - because he tried to use information not widely available to the public to make money quickly.

He was staying at the team's L'Arrivée hotel in Dortmund on the day of the attack and had moved to a room on the top floor, overlooking the street where it took place, prosecutors say.

The suspect placed the bet on 11 April using an IP address traced to the hotel, after taking out a loan for the money.


What are put options?
  • A put option on a share or other asset is a contract, which allows an investor to sell the asset at an agreed price, on an agreed day in the future
  • If the market price falls before then, the investor can then buy the asset more cheaply on the open market and sell it at the higher, option price to whoever sold the option. The investor pockets the price difference


Investigators believe three explosive devices packed with metal pins were hidden in a hedge and set off as the bus passed.

The bus was damaged about six miles from the Westfalenstadion - officially called Signal Iduna Park - in Dortmund about 90 minutes before kick-off.

Pictures from the scene showed its windows broken and its tyres burst.
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
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False flag averted?
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Police have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee on suspicion he was planning an attack, apparently motivated by anti-foreigner sentiment, in a case that prosecutors said Thursday was “more than strange.”

The 28-year-old lieutenant, whose name wasn’t released, faces charges of preparing an act of violence, said Frankfurt prosecutor’s spokeswoman Nadja Niesen.

The officer, who was “of German background” and stationed in France, allegedly stashed a loaded pistol in a bathroom at the Vienna airport that was discovered, leading Austrian authorities to take him into temporary custody when he went to retrieve it in February, Niesen said.

Though under investigation in Austria, authorities there did not keep him in custody and he was arrested in southern Germany on Wednesday.

A 24-year-old student from the soldier’s hometown of Offenbach was also arrested ...
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