Modern Barbarian Acts

Thousands of lives ruined in continuing crackdown on Gülen movement in 2020: report – Turkish Minute

According to Human Rights Watch, the largest group targeted by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan consists of people alleged to have links to the Gülen movement, a worldwide civic initiative inspired by the ideas and activism of Fethullah Gülen, a US-based Muslim cleric. According to a report by the Stockholm Center for Freedom, during the year …

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Suicide Bomber Targets Turkish Firm in Somalia – Asharq AL-awsat

Military operation spokesman for the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a car bomb that targeted workers of a Turkish company killing four people in Somalia on Saturday. Four people, including a Turkish national, and several other Turkish workers were injured after a suicide bomber attacked a road construction site in Somalia, security sources said …

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What are the Lessons From the Terrorist Attacks in France and Austria? | Martens Centre

A series of four terrorist attacks hit France and Austria between 25 September and 2 November 2020. All were perpetrated by young jihadists. At least eight people were killed, excluding the terrorists, and more were injured, some seriously. On 25 September in Paris, Zaheer Hassan Mahmoud, a 25-year-old Pakistani immigrant, stabbed two people outside the …

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Greece: An Unknown Site of the Holocaust – Deutsche Welle (Translated from german)

The war crimes of the Nazis in Greece are hardly present for most Germans. A memorial in Münster is now providing information about Greece’s victims’ villages and cities of martyrs during World War II. The occupation of Greece by the German Wehrmacht (1941-45) and the question of reparation for the crimes committed at the time …

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German Citizens Do Not Know About Nazi Crimes In Greece – Greek City Times

The issue of reparations still haunts Greek-German relations, often bringing back dark memories of German occupation, the mass executions and the Holocaust. “Contrary to what many Greeks believe, only a few in Germany and Europe know about the martyrdom villages and cities of Greece”, explained Babis Karpouchtis from the University of Jena. “The massacres and …

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Austria’s Leader Seeks Crackdown on Islamist Terrorism After Attack – New York Times

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced a set of legislative proposals that would make it easier to keep terrorists behind bars, close mosques and clamp down on funding for terrorists. BERLIN — Austria would allow courts to extend the sentences of convicted terrorists and it would establish a new criminal offense for people who “create the breeding …

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Attack on French Consulate Ceremony in Saudi Arabia Wounds at Least 2 – New York Times

PARIS — An explosion wounded at least two people in an attack on a non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday during a ceremony organized by the French Consulate for Remembrance Day, French officials said. Nathalie Goulet, a French senator and a member of a parliamentary friendship group between France and Gulf countries, said …

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Europe’s cowardly response to terror – The Spectator

Europe’s intelligentsia must bear the brunt of the blame for the fact that the continent has been in the grip of a guerrilla campaign for nearly two decades. The judiciary is particularly culpable. The Vienna Islamist reportedly duped Austrian authorities into believing he had been successfully deradicalised, just as one of the killers of the Normandy priest in 2016 had made a mockery of a French court months before his attack. The mastermind of the Barcelona attack in 2017 that killed 13 people, reportedly used the Human Rights Act to avoid deportation.

Vienna gunman: IS supporter who ‘fooled’ the system – Digital Journal

The gunman responsible for an attack in Vienna which left four people dead on Monday night was a convicted supporter of the Islamic State (IS) group who the government says “fooled” official de-radicalisation efforts. The 20-year-old, named as Kujtim Fejzulai, was shot dead by police and was armed with a shortened Kalashnikov, a handgun, a …

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14 Detained In Deadly Vienna ‘Terrorist Attack’ As Austrian-Macedonian Suspects Identified – RadioFreeEurope

Austrian authorities say they have detained 14 people in connection with what Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as a “repulsive terror attack” in Vienna that killed four people. Police urged people to stay indoors as they hunt for suspects after gunmen opened fire at six locations in the city center on the evening of November 2. …

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Turkish parliament speaker rejects draft bill to declare 1955 Istanbul pogrom a day of mourning – Duvar

Turkish parliament speaker rejects draft bill to declare 1955 Istanbul pogrom a day of mourning Turkish Parliament Speaker’s Office has rejected to hear a draft bill seeking to have the Istanbul pogrom, anti-Greek riots of Sept. 6 and 7 in 1955, recognized as a national day of mourning. Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop said that he …

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At least 4 dead in suspected terror attack near Vienna synagogue – Politico

At least four people were killed and 22 others injured in a shooting that started near the Stadttempel synagogue in central Vienna on Monday night, which Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said was connected to the Islamic State terror group. Police said Tuesday that they currently believe the attack was perpetrated by one man, who was …

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