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De-radicalization Efforts Fail as Terror Threat Continues to Rise

October 28, 2016

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France's De-radicalization Program Deemed a Failure

by Patrick Dunleavy  •  October 28, 2016  •  IPT News FacebookTwitter
The latest attempt by Western democracies to deal with the ever-growing threat of Islamic radicalization in the prison system has been deemed an utter failure. French officials announced Tuesday that they would no longer isolate inmates with jihadists tendencies from other inmates, or offer therapeutic services or specialized counseling aimed at de-radicalizing Islamic terrorists already in prison.

Europe Gambles on De-Radicalization Programs As Terror Threat Rises

by Abigail R. Esman  •  October 27, 2016  •  Special to IPT News FacebookTwitter
For the past several weeks, the news out of Syria and Iraq has been consistent and decisive: The Islamic State is losing ground. Battered by internal rivalries and mistrust, and by powerful attacks from foreign forces as well as various Syrian factions, the one-time future Caliphate is now struggling to survive.

Europe's Terror Challenges: The Returnee Threat

by Abigail R. Esman  •  October 19, 2016  •  Special to IPT News FacebookTwitter
Another week, another barrage of headlines illustrating the depth of Europe's terror threat. The following examples came during a 24 hour window earlier this month: "Schiphol Airport Was Possibly A Target Of Terror Cell That Attacked Paris;" "Police In Brussels Stabbed In Possible Terror Attack;" and "MI5 Missed Chance To Foil Paris And Brussels Attacks."

Islamists' Double Standards on FBI's Use of Informants

October 18, 2016  •  IPT News FacebookTwitter
American Islamists routinely criticize law enforcement sting operations involving Muslim terrorism suspects as "entrapment" and condemn the use of "agent provocateurs." But the role of an FBI informant last week in thwarting a planned bombing attack by a militia group targeting the Somali Muslim immigrant community in Kansas failed to evoke a similar reaction.

Jihadist Tactics 101 - Going on the Dole

by Patrick Dunleavy  •  October 17, 2016  •  IPT News FacebookTwitter
Milking the system for all they can get now appears to be a strategy employed by radical Islamic extremists. While counter terrorism investigators were busy searching for the funding terrorist organizations used to plan attacks and get out their message of violence against all non-believers, there is one place nobody thought to look: the social welfare line.

Brookings Fellow Briefs BDS Leaders

October 16, 2016  •  IPT News FacebookTwitter
A high profile Brookings Institution senior fellow participated Sunday in a national gathering outside Washington, D.C. of an anti-Israel group which pushes for a boycott and economic divestment from the Jewish state.

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The IPT Blog

·         Violent Incitement, Not Grievance, Drives Knife Wielding Palestinian Kids
Israeli security intercepted a plot Wednesday involving two 8-year-old, knife wielding Palestinian children seeking to carry out a stabbing attack against Israelis. The children "admitted to have been sent, armed with knives, in order to carry out a terror attack," the Israel Defense Forces said.
·         Europe Braces for Post-Mosul Jihadi Onslaught
European leaders fear onslaught of jihadists fleeing from Mosul after Iraq's government and its allies kick ISIS out of the city.
·         Arab Democracy Panelist Blames Obama for Russian Aggressiveness
Threats from Russia fill the news these days, from hacking to military assertiveness in Syria.
·         CAIR's Lamis Deek Fetes Jerusalem Terrorist
A Palestinian man shot dead Sunday after waging a terrorist attack that killed two people in Jerusalem and wounded five others was hailed as "the Lion of Jerusalem" and a martyr by an official with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Also in the News

John Bolton: Hillary Clinton's 'Fatal Mistake' Was Not Seeing Arab Spring Was Really 'Rise of Radical Islam'

October 27, 2016  •  Breitbart FacebookTwitter
On Thursday's Breitbart News Daily, former U.N. ambassador and AEI Senior Fellow John Bolton said California's attempt to claw back enlistment bonuses from thousands of National Guard members was "outrageous."

The Rise of 'Soft' Holocaust Denial

October 2016  •  The Tower FacebookTwitter
Holocaust denial is no longer solely the province of neo-Nazi cranks. A new, loosely-affiliated movement is making inroads by accepting key facts, but manipulating political contexts in order to implicate Jews, then and now.

Almost 400 ISIS jihadis trained in Iraq and Syria are now at large on Britain's streets

October 8, 2016  •  The Daily Mail FacebookTwitter
The shock figure is far lower than Ministers previously claimed and means almost 400 jihadis trained in Syria and Iraq are at large on Britain's streets. Experts told The Mail on Sunday they could use the deadly skills with automatic weapons and bombs that they honed on the battlefield to plot atrocities such as the Paris and Brussels attacks in the UK, massacring hundreds.
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