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Jihadists in Europe

Terrorism: The Rise of Homegrown Jihadists in Europe

By Dr. Melissa Schnyder
Associate Professor of International Relations at American Public University

A string of recent terror events including the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, the attacks in Copenhagen at a free-speech event and synagogue, and the anti-terror raids in Belgium that brought down a potential plot to kill police officers illustrate the threat of homegrown jihadism in Europe.
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NFL Stadium Terrorism Report a Cynical Ploy by AEG

What’s a conglomerate with an out-of-favor Los Angeles-area NFL stadium project to do with its chances at pay-dirt sagging by the minute?

Why, “here’s an idea,” said some ambitious executive with a thumb on the scale of insensitivity, “what do you say we release a terrorism report attacking the competing project just as the Department of Homeland Security is set to shut down?

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Boko Haram Expands With ISIS-Style Social Media Presence

By Kylie Bull
Managing Editor of HSToday
Special for In Homeland Security

Long focused on Nigeria, and perhaps therefore not troubling international media a great deal, Boko Haram recently extended its reach with attacks in Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

On Feb. 13 in Ngouboua, Chad, Boko Haram jihadists launched attacks against civilians, killing scores including the local traditional leader.

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US Intel: IS Militants Drawing Steady Stream of Recruits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has failed to slow the pace of foreign fighters flocking to join the Islamic State and other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern.

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