Extremists

  • Should social media networks be pulling the plug on extremists video? 4 days ago

    The graphic video footage showing the execution of US journalist James Foley created a debate as soon as it was released on social media. The debate being on whether social media networks should be pulling the plug on extremists video that is essentially propaganda. ...
  • Palestinians: Arab teen was burned to death July 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: The Palestinian attorney general says autopsy results of an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack show he was burned to death. The charred body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was found in a forest after he was seized near his home in...
  • Nigeria refused help to search for kidnapped girls May 12, 2014

    The president of Nigeria for weeks refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage against the government. The United Kingdom, Nigeria's former colonizer, first said it was ready to...
  • Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria April 15, 2014

    Maiduguri: Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said. The girls were abducted after midnight from a school in Chibok, on the edge of the Sambisa...
  • Attacks by Islamic extremists kill at least 99 Nigerians January 28, 2014

    Suspected Islamic extremists used explosives and heavy guns to attack a village and worshipers during a Christian church service in Nigeria's northeast, killing at least 99 people and razing hundreds of homes, officials and witnesses said. The attacks in Borno and Adamawa states resulted in one of the highest death tolls...
  • Illegal gun factory busted in Tripura, three arrested July 28, 2013

    A clandestine gun factory was busted by Assam Rifles troopers in Tripura and three people arrested, police said in Agartala on Saturday. Eight improvised guns, gun-making material and several hundred cartridges were recovered from the spot in northern Tripura, 195 km north of Agartala. "Acting on a tip off, the Assam...
  • Dargah dewan urges followers to fight against terrorism May 17, 2013

    Ajmer: Spiritual head and Dewan of the Ajmer Dargah, Zainual Abedin Ali Khan, on Thursday passed a resolution against terrorism asserting that terrorism in any form, from scaring to killing innocents, is un-Islamic and against the humanity. He urged followers of Sufi saints to fight the menace of terrorism and...
  • At least 185 killed in Nigeria attack, say Officials April 22, 2013

    Baga: Fighting between Nigeria's military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation's far northeast, officials said on Sunday, an attack that saw insurgents fire rocket-propelled grenades and soldiers spray machine-gun fire into neighborhoods filled with civilians. The fighting in Baga began on Friday...
  • Italy says 7 foreign hostages killed in Nigeria March 10, 2013

    Kano: Italy's foreign ministry said Sunday that seven foreign hostages kidnapped in northern Nigeria had been killed as claimed by Islamic extremists, the worst such foreign abduction violence to hit the turbulent West African nation in decades. Greece also confirmed one of its citizens had been killed by Ansaru, the...
  • Won't be bullied by terror any kind: Jaipur Lit Fest organiser January 24, 2013

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Literature festival began on Thursday under heavy security with Pakistani authors attending the programme as scheduled. Controversy surrounded the festival again this year with the Bharatiya Janata Party's youth-wing protesting against the participation of Pakistani authors following tension at the Line of Control. However, organisers say there...
  • 5 Northern Ireland lawmakers sent bullets in letters December 20, 2012

    Dublin: Five Northern Ireland politicians received letters containing bullets on Wednesday as an extremist Protestant campaign of death threats and street protests escalated over Belfast City Council's decision to stop flying the British flag year-round. Hours later, an off-duty police officer narrowly avoided being shot when confronted by a gunman...
  • Hafiz Saeed: No MFN status for India December 17, 2012

    Lahore: The Defa-e-Pakistan Council formed by Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief, and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind, Hafiz Saeed on Sunday launched a 'movement' to oppose the move to grant Most Favoured Nation-status to India. "On the pattern of a campaign against the reopening of NATO supply routes, today we announce the launching of...
  • Abu Hamza to receive new prosthetics in US jail October 27, 2012

    New York: A radical Islamist cleric facing terrorism charges will be outfitted with new prosthetics after US authorities refused to allow him to wear metal hooks in place of his missing hands when he is outside of his jail cell, his lawyer said on Friday. The Egyptian-born preacher, Abu Hamza...
  • Britain to extradite Islamist Abu Hamza to US October 6, 2012

    London: Britain said it would extradite Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to the United States as soon as possible after the one-eyed radical preacher finally failed in his eight-year battle to avoid deportation. The Egyptian-born Abu Hamza is accused by Washington of supporting al Qaeda, aiding a kidnapping in Yemen and...
  • Extremists slam India's move to allow Pak FDI August 3, 2012

    Lahore: Leaders of religious and extremist groups, including JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, have strongly reacted to India's decision to allow investments by Pakistanis, claiming that the move is part of a plan to destabilise Pakistan. Saeed called on "patriotic citizens and businessmen not to fall into the Indian trap." He claimed Pakistanis...
  • France fears Jewish school gunman could strike again March 20, 2012

    Los Angeles: French police stepped up the search on Tuesday for a gunman who filmed his carnage as he shot dead three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school, fearing the killer could strike again. Officials believe the scooter-riding gunman is a trained marksman with "extremist" views who may also...
  • 'Ban Gita' court battle restarts in Russia February 17, 2012

    Moscow/New Delhi: Hindus in Russia are bracing for a fresh court battle against attempts in the Siberian city of Tomsk to get their sacred 'Bhagavad Gita' branded as "extremist literature" and banned, after the state prosecutors filed an appeal against an earlier judgment in December last year throwing out their...
  • Russia regrets Bhagavad Gita controversy December 20, 2011

    Moscow: In the wake of an uproar over a move to ban the Bhagavad Gita in Siberia, Russia on Monday night expressed sadness over the development, saying it is "inadmissible" that a holy scripture is taken to court. "It is strange that such events are unfolding in the beautiful university...
  • Bhagavad Gita faces extremist branding in Russia December 17, 2011

    Moscow: Bhagavad Gita, one of the holiest Hindu scriptures, is facing a legal ban and the prospect of being branded as "an extremist" literature across Russia. A court in Siberia's Tomsk city is set to deliver its final verdict on Monday in a case filed by state prosecutors. The final pronouncement...
  • 20 killed, China blames terror camps in Pak August 1, 2011

    Beijing: China on Monday blamed "extremists" trained in terror camps in Pakistan for orchestrating attacks on civilians in the troubled Xinjiang province, where 20 people, including alleged militants, were killed in violent incidents over two days. While nine people were killed in a violent attack on Saturday, another 11, including five...
  • UK to take tough action to exclude hate preachers June 8, 2011

    London: British Government plans to take tough action to exclude foreign hate preachers as part of the new strategy launched on Tuesday to tackle homegrown terrorism. "The new strategy will see tough action to exclude foreign hate preachers and a greater effort to tackle extremist ideologies, including work with mainstream...
  • Pak army using war movies to counter jihad February 14, 2011

    Islamabad: After a night of fighting off a Taliban attack on his remote outpost, the Pakistani soldier lies wounded, with one of the attackers crawling on top of him. He grabs the assailant by the neck, but cannot prevent him from firing seven shots into his chest. The death of the...
  • Pak flays India's handling of Samjhauta probe February 5, 2011

    Islamabad: On the eve of Foreign Secretary-level talks in Thimphu, Pakistan on Saturday came out with a provocative statement saying that India's handling of the Samjhauta Express train bombing case showed that it lacked "courage to unearth culpability of Hindu extremists". "India seems to be lacking courage to unearth culpability of...
  • Govt warns of retaliatory attacks from Naxals March 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The Government on Monday warned of retaliatory attacks from Maoists in Naxal-affected states following the arrest of four Left Wing extremists and seizure of over 2,800 kgs of explosives. The Centre has alerted all its security forces operating in the Maoist-affected states to be on vigil as the...
  • Extremists a threat to civil society, says Manmohan January 5, 2010

    New Delhi: Voicing concern over the challenge posed by proponents of extremist ideologies through intimidation and terror, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said steps need to be taken to tackle this "grave menace". "The growth of extremist ideologies is threatening civilised existence. The proponents of such ideologies are challenging...
  • CBI has clues against Sanatan Sanstha: Goa CM January 4, 2010

    Kopargaon: Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat said on Monday that the CBI had found some clues indicating right-wing organisation Sanatan Sanstha's involvement in the Margao blasts. "The CBI has found some clues against Sanatan Sanstha during its investigations in Maharashtra and Karnataka," Kamat told reporters after visiting the Shirdi Saibaba temple. Two...
  • Engineering student arrested in Goa blast case November 11, 2009

    Panaji: A 20-year-old engineering student was arrested in connection with the Goa blast case on Wednesday from Khed, Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, police said. "Dhananjay Ashtekar was arrested after thorough interrogation in connection with hatching a conspiracy of triggering bomb blasts in the state," Superintendent of Police (PRO) Dilip Deshpande told PTI. Ashtekar...
  • 2 arrested in connection with Diwali eve blast in Goa October 31, 2009

    Panaji: Two people were arrested in Goa on Saturday in connection with the Diwali eve blast in Margao in which two members of the Hindu group Sanatan Sanstha were killed. The arrests were conducted on Saturday morning by the Special Investigation Team in Ponda, 30 km from Panaji, police sources...
  • Journalists under police scanner in Goa blast case October 27, 2009

    Panaji: At least three journalists are under the spotlight for their alleged role in the Diwali eve blast in Margao, say police officials investigating the case. Two members of the rightwing group Sanatan Sanstha (SS) were killed when they were ferrying the improvised explosive device (IED) in Margao, 35 km from...
  • Goa blast accused named others before dying October 21, 2009

    Panaji: The main accused in the Diwali eve blast in Goa's Margao town had told police about several others involved in the conspiracy before succumbing to his injuries, says Home Minister Ravi Naik. Sanatan Sanstha member Malgonda Patil, who received serious injuries in the explosion while ferrying the IED (improvised explosive...