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Senior ISIS Leader Killed by U.S. Drone Strike in Syria

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ISIS leader killed in Syria
Debris at the site where a U.S. drone strike killed Maher al-Agal – RAMI AL SAYED/AFP via Getty Images

Islamist Extremism

Senior ISIS Leader Killed by U.S. Drone Strike in Syria

  • U.S. Central Command said it killed Maher al-Agal, one of the most senior leaders of ISIS and its top official in Syria.
  • Another ISIS member was wounded, but there were no civilian casualties reported. Read More

Florida Man Gets 20 Years for Helping ISIS

  • Romeo Xavier Langhorne, 32, of St. Augustine, Fla. was sentenced to 26 years in federal prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
  • Langhorne affirmed his support in 2018 and 2019 on various social media accounts and also posted terrorist group-produced videos to YouTube.
  • In 2019, Langhorne told an undercover FBI agent, who was posing as someone working on behalf of ISIS, that he wanted help to create and post an instructional video on bomb-making. Read More

Father of Al Qaeda Terrorist Deported

  • Mohammed Wali Zazi, 66, who was a naturalized citizen, was removed from the U.S. and sent to Afghanistan by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
  • Zazi was convicted of visa fraud, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice in February 2012.
  • The U.S. Magistrate Judge revoked Zazi’s naturalization in November 2018, and his Certificate of Naturalization was canceled.
  • Zazi’s son, Najibullah Zazi, is a member of al-Qaeda and was convicted of conspiring to bomb the New York subway in 2009. Read More

Alt-Right & Alt-Left Extremism

Twitter post offering $50 for sighting of conservative justices
Twitter via Foxnews

ShutDownDC Offers Bounties for Sightings of Conservative Justices

  • The left-wing activist group ShutDownDC tweeted an offer to pay people who messaged them the location of the six conservative Supreme Court justices.
  • Twitter prohibits any user from encouraging or calling for others to harass an individual or group of people, according to its rules and policies document. Read More

Former Oath Keeper Spokesman Speaks at Jan. 6. Hearing

  • Jason Van Tatenhove, a former spokesperson for the Oath Keepers militia group, spoke this week in front of the House’s Jan. 6 committee.
  • Van Tatenhove spoke about the organization’s propaganda efforts and radicalization. Hired as the Oath Keepers’ national media director in 2014, he has not been actively involved with the group since about 2017. Read More

Epidemic of Pro-Abortion Arson and Vandalism Continues

  • Two crisis pregnancy centers were vandalized in Worcester, Mass. by far-left extremists affiliated with the pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge.
  • Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, pro-abortion radicals launched a series of attacks, protests and arson.
  • Abortionists attacked state capitol buildings, burned pro-life pregnancy clinics, and launched intimidation campaigns outside justices’ houses. Read More

More News From the Alt-Right

  • Antisemitic fliers, claiming Jews are responsible for COVID-19, were found as part of a coordinated flier drop by the antisemitic Goyim Defense League (GDL). Read More

More News From the Alt-Left

  • Antifa militants gathered in downtown Portland, Ore. on July 4 to burn U.S. flags and attack people, drivers and businesses. Read More

Hate Crime

Derek Chauvin
Former police officer Derek Chauvin addresses the court at his state sentencing hearing on June 25, 2021, in Minneapolis – Pool/Court TV/AP via Washington Post

  • Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, 46, was sentenced to serve more than 20 years in prison for depriving George Floyd Jr. of his Constitutional Rights. Read More
  • Malachi Robinson, 26, of Kansas City, Miss. pled guilty to shooting a local teenager eight times in an attempted murder that was motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation. Read More

Hostile Foreign Influence Operations

Biden and Qatari leader
U.S. President Joe Biden meeting with Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar – Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Recent Arrests Highlight the Threat of Qatari Influence

  • The recent exposure of Richard Olson, the former ambassador to Pakistan, and General John Allen, former NATO commander in Afghanistan, as Qatari agents highlight Qatar as a powerful source of foreign influence hostile to American interests and values.
  • Qatar is spending billions of dollars to influence US politicians, policy-makers and universities. Read More
  • You can learn how much a particular university has recieved from Qatar and other hostile foreign nations via Clarion Project’s Foreign Funding Database.

Pro-Russia Hackers Claim Responsibility for Hack of U.S. Congress Website

  • Pro-Russia hacking group Killnet claimed responsibility for a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that briefly interrupted access to Congress.gov, a website run by the Library of Congress. Read More
US Homeland Security Secretary Aljandro Mayorkas
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas via Getty Images

DHS Could be Doing More to Fight Domestic Terrorism

  • A new report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of the Inspector General concluded that DHS “could do more to address the threats of domestic terrorism.” The Report found that DHS has only completed less than 30 percent of the actions first proposed in the 2019 Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence. Read More

How Antifa Helps Radicalize Far-Right Extremists

  • A new report shows how interactions with Antifa activists help fuel the recruitment and radicalization efforts of far-right and white supremacist violent extremists in the United States. Read More

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