Tag: terrorism

Pakistan’s security situation means high costs for Catholic schools

| November 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Catholic education administrators in Pakistan’s Punjab province say their schools face huge additional security costs as the security situation in the country deteriorates. Under provincial government guidelines in the wake of recent terror attacks, schools must provide eight-foot boundary walls, surveillance cameras, metal detectors and scanners, a barbed wire perimeter, and at […]

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Grenade blast near Philippine church, no one hurt

| October 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Manila – Suspected Muslim militants Tuesday lobbed a grenade at the back of a Catholic church in the southern Philippines, but no one was hurt in the attack, the military said. Major General Ben Dolorfino said the grenade was thrown over a rear wall of the Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Jolo town on Jolo […]

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Alert triggers tight security at Jewish places in Pune

| October 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

PUNE: Following an alert by central intelligence agencies that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is planning to attack Jewish religious places in Pune, the police have made tight security arrangements at the Ohel David Synagogue (Lal Deval) at Ambedkar road in Pune Camp and Chabad House at Koregaon Park. Acting on the information, city police commissioner Satya […]

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Jordan jails 12 ‘extremists’ for church attack

| October 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

AMMAN, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Jordan sentenced 12 men to between 15 and 20 years in jail on Thursday for shooting at a group of musicians and desecrating a church, judicial sources said. The men opened fire on a Lebanese choir after an outdoor performance in the downtown area of the capital in July 2008. […]

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Los Angeles Terrorist targets

| October 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

A Lake Elsinore man who lost his hand in an improvised explosion device (IED) is being held in custody today after he went to a hospital emergency room with his hand blown off. His brother and mother have been arrested on suspicion of making explosives and child endangerment, a Riverside county sheriff’s sergeant said. The […]

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DHS: Stadiums, hotels warned to watch for terrorists

| September 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Counterterrorism officials have issued security bulletins to police around the nation about terrorists' desire to attack stadiums, entertainment complexes and hotels – the latest in a flurry of such internal warnings as investigators chase a possible bomb plot in Denver and New York. In the two bulletins – sent to police departments […]

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Israelis in India warned of possible terror attacks

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Counter Terrorism Bureau says Pakistan-based group that carried out Mumbai attacks looking to target Israelis, westerners The Counter Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued a stark travel advisory for Israelis in India Thursday, warning them to refrain from visiting crowded tourist hubs that are not secured by armed guards. Israelis were also advised not to travel to […]

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NYPD’s Israeli Detective Warns Of Hamas Splinters

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

A former Israeli paratrooper now working for the NYPD in Tel Aviv told Jewish leaders here on Monday that Hamas splinter groups are a growing security threat, struggling to upset a delicate ceasefire with Israel. “In the Gaza Strip, we have seen the creation of ex-Hamas splinter groups who feel that Hamas has gotten soft […]

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SKorea seeks to curb missionary travel to Mideast

| August 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is considering restricting Christian missionaries' travel to the Middle East, where their evangelical work makes them vulnerable to terrorist attack. Foreign Ministry officials said Thursday that the government may impose restrictions because missionary work in some Middle Eastern nations threatens the safety of not only the missionaries themselves but […]

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70 Months in Jail for Plot to Attack US Synagogues, El Al

| August 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

(IsraelNN.com) A United States federal judge in southern California handed down a 70-month prison term on Monday to Hammad Riaz Samana, the fourth Muslim member of an anti-Jewish terrorist cell to be sentenced. Other members of the cell are serving up to 20 years in jail. Samana and his co-conspirators planned to attack synagogues, the […]

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| July 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY, JULY 5, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Violence is not the way to solve problems, Benedict XVI reiterated today as he condemned a bomb attack in the Philippines. At least five people were killed and dozens more were wounded when an improvised bomb was set off outside the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cotabato city as Archbishop […]

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Church institutions threatened with bomb attack

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

LAHORE, Pakistan : A Church center in Pakistan's cosmopolitan eastern city of Lahore has been threatened with a suicide bomb attack, one of a series of intimidating messages given to Christians as the country's security crisis worsens. The threat was delivered on June 10 to a Christian woman who lives next to Rabita Manzil, the […]

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Mid-Hudson synagogues always alert

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

MONROE — Rabbi Adam Kligfeld ponders the arrests of four Newburgh men on charges of plotting to blow up two synagogues and shoot down aircraft at Stewart Airport and wishes he could call it an aberration. But he cannot, and so he is deliberately vague about the security improvements that have been made at Congregation […]

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Four New Yorkers indicted in synagogue bomb plot

| June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AFP) — Four New Yorkers arrested in an alleged plot to bomb a synagogue and shoot down military planes were indicted Tuesday on eight charges, including attempts to use weapons of mass destruction. The four, arrested May 20 in New York, face several life sentences if convicted, the federal prosecutor's office said. They […]

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Anti-Semitic Incidents Decline For Third Straight Year In U.S., According To Annual ADL Audit

| June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

New York, NY, June 1, 2009 � The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined for the fourth consecutive year, according to newly issued statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The League's annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued today, counted a total of 1,352 incidents of vandalism, harassment and physical assaults against Jewish […]

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