Tag: terrorism

Report: Hamas Planned Church Bombings on Christmas

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood planned a series of bombings at Egyptian churches, according to a report in the Kuwaiti paper Al-Watan, according to Channel 10 news. According to the report, the attacks were to take place on Christmas. Terrorists in Sinai had succeeded in gathering explosives for the planned attack. Egyptian intelligence reportedly foiled the […]

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Man charged with threatening Fargo synagogue

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

FARGO – A man is facing federal civil rights and threats charges after officials at the Department of Justice said he called the synagogue here and left a message suggesting he was affiliated with Hamas and claiming Islamic Jihad against the head of the synagogue. Dominique Jason Flanigan, 41, of Fargo, also known as Kadafi […]

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Turkish police uncover plot to bomb synagogue

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Turkish police uncovered a plot linked to al-Qaida to bomb a synagogue in Istanbul, the US embassy in Ankara and other targets, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Twelve people were arrested during a raid on two houses in Istanbul and Corlu in February, according to the Times. Eight of them were Turks, two […]

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Plotter of NY synagogue attacks gets 10 years

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK – An Algerian immigrant to the United States convicted under a rarely invoked New York state terror statute of plotting to blow up synagogues and churches in Manhattan was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison. Ahmed Ferhani, 28, pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy as a crime of terrorism, related weapons […]

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Iranian student deported from India for spying on synagogue, Chabad

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

(JTA) — Police in Pune, India, deported an Iranian doctoral candidate for "undesirable activities," which reportedly included spying on a local synagogue and the Chabad house. It was discovered through intercepted e-mails that Hamid Kashkouli, who was studying for his doctorate at the University of Pune, was an undercover agent for the Iranian government, the […]

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NYPD beefs up security ahead of Passover; already had extra patrols after France attack

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK – The New York Police Department is beefing up security at the city's synagogues and other Jewish sites this week for the Passover holiday in the wake of a deadly attack on a religious school in France last month. Authorities stressed that there have been no specific threats reported in the city for […]

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Travel Warnings Ahead of the Spring Holidays

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The upcoming spring holidays (Passover, Independence Day and Lag B’Omer; especially Passover) are liable to provide incentive for terrorists around the world to attack Israeli and Jewish targets abroad. Against the background of a series of terrorist attacks and attempted terrorist attacks since the beginning of the year, Iran and Hezbollah are stepping up their […]

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Deadly attack on Jewish school prompts NYPD to beef up patrols at synagogues, other sites

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK — The NYPD has stepped up security at synagogues and other sites around the city in the wake of a deadly attack on a Jewish school in France in which three children and a rabbi were murdered by a gunman who opened fire on a motorbike. Paul Browne, a spokesman for the NYPD, […]

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‘Jews around world under growing terror threat’

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Former Counterterrorism Bureau chief tells 'Post' that jihadist organizations seeking to attack Israeli, Jewish targets overseas. Israelis and Jews around the world are under a growing threat from Islamic terrorists and need to demand that local authorities provide better security, former Counterterrorism Bureau chief Brig.-Gen. (res) Nitzan Nuriel said Monday, hours after a gunman killed […]

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Four killed in shooting at Jewish school in France

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Latest updates: France opens terrorism probe into shootings French police close off every street with Jewish institution in country Sarkozy and Hollande suspend campaigning efforts Four people were killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting at a Jewish high school in the southern French city of Toulouse, French media reported on Monday. The shooting […]

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Italy arrests man over Milan synagogue ‘plot’

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

A man aged 20 has been arrested in northern Italy on suspicion of plotting an attack on a synagogue in Milan. The suspect, described as Moroccan-born, was said to have had details of the synagogue and plans for an attack on his computer. Police in London said a 40-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion […]

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The Iranian threat hits home

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amid analysis of the Iranian nuclear threat and how America should respond on a national level, recent attacks on Israeli embassies in India and Georgia has Jewish institutions asking a question that is much closer to home: Does Iran pose a local terror threat? “Homeland security really starts as security in the neighborhood,” Paul Goldenberg, […]

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US Capitol plot suspect mulled synagogue attack

| February 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON – A Moroccan man who allegedly wanted to conduct a suicide bombing attack on the US Capitol had considered attacking a synagogue, according to authorities. Amine El Khalifi, 29, was arrested near the US Capitol on Friday wearing a vest he believed was full of al Qaida-supplied explosives and charged in an attempted suicide […]

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‘Iran, Hezbollah trying to attack Jews abroad’

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Counter-terrorism Bureau releases warning in light of information emerging after recent attacks, urges tourists to be alert. It appears as though Iran and Hezbollah are currently trying to carry out attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets abroad, Israel's Counter-terrorism Bureau warned Friday. The Bureau said it drew these conclusions, "in light of the findings emerging […]

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Dept. of Homeland Security ‘concerned’ over threats from Iran

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

As federal and local law enforcement plan to boost their communications with Jewish groups in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday told a House panel she is "concerned" over potential threats to the U.S. homeland from Iran or its surrogates and it's "a situation that bears watching." Napolitano said her department […]

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