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Al Qaeda Goes Local, Uses Tamil and Malayalam for Recruitment in South India














The Tamil language channel started by AQ supporters on social media

 

Taliban Militants Capture Jani Khel District In Of Paktia

ISIL Executes Own Senior Security Commander in Deir Ezzur

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India

Al Qaeda Goes Local, Uses Tamil and Malayalam for Recruitment in South India

Indian Government Set to Slap Terror Case on Zakir Naik, Ban His NGO

Indian Police Arrest Key Kashmiri Separatist Leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani

J-K: Police Constable Killed by Militants in Kashmir’s Pulwama

4 held for thrashing Muslim on suspicion of carrying cow meat in Surat

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South Asia

Taliban Militants Capture Jani Khel District In Of Paktia

Taliban’s Headquarter, Mine Making Factory Destroyed in Helmand Airstrikes

Bangladesh police kill 'mastermind' of Dhaka cafe attack

Pakistan grants 2,000 scholarships to Afghan students: Official

Pakistan concerned as Afghanistan expects more weapons from India

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Arab World

ISIL Executes Own Senior Security Commander in Deir Ezzur

15 Foreign ISIL Terrorists, 21 Others Killed in Iraqi Airstrikes

Another Senior Terrorist Commander Killed in Aleppo Battlefields

Russia’s Use of Hamadan Base is Profitable for Iran

Syrian Army Fortifying Positions inside Military Academy Buildings Southwest of Aleppo

Russian, Syrian Warplanes Pound Terrorists' Centers across Aleppo Province

Iran Unveils First Home-Made VTOL Drone with Photogrammetry Capabilities

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Africa

Eight Die In Attack on Beach Restaurant in Somalia

What next for Islamic State in Libya after Sirte?

Sheikh Zakzaky the most oppressed person in the world

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Mideast

Former Presidential Advisor Arrested Over Gülenist Links

Turkish PM Vows ‘All-Out War’ After Latest Deadly PKK Attack

Erdoğan, Putin talk Syria, bilateral relations in phone call

Turkish police detain 40 suspects in Konya and Adana over ISIL links

Free Syrian Army fighters clearing mines in Jarablus

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Southeast Asia

Indonesia’s Most-Wanted Awakens New Generation of Jihadists

Rakhine Nationalists Reject Annan's Commission on Myanmar Ethnic Violence

Muslims should’ve Helped Explain My ‘Kafir Harbi’ Remarks, Says Pahang Mufti

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Europe

200 Counter Terrorism Officers to Hunt Isil in Greek Islands

Czechs and Hungarians call for EU army amid security worries

Luxury fashion house Prada is hit by terror fears in Europe as sales fall for first time in five years

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Pakistan

Banned Groups Blamed For Attack on Levies Men in Gwadar

Pakistani Man Who Made Deer Skin Sandals for Shah Rukh Khan Arrested

Pak finance minister says Jaitley’s non participation in SAARC conference won’t matter

Pakistan seeks only legal action against MQM founder, no extradition

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America

American Catholic, Muslim Leaders Condemn Terrorism in Message Saying Both Faiths 'Love Life, Believe in One God'

CAIR worries banks are closing too many Muslim accounts under anti-terror laws

Ex-Republican Muslims Explain Why They Left the Party Behind

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Al Qaeda Goes Local, Uses Tamil and Malayalam for Recruitment in South India

Sat, 27 Aug 2016

Earlier this month, the Global Islamic Media Front, an international proscribed affiliate of the terror group al Qaeda that creates and disseminates Jihadi media, formed a new branch -- GIMF Sub-continent to publish and translate the group's messages, videos and magazines in Hindi, Bengali, Urdu and Tamil. Other AQ-related media and its supporters too have begun a big propaganda drive particularly targeting Tamil and Malayalam speakers to reach out to the Muslim youth for recruitment in South India.

This is the first time that AQ has gone local by translating its propaganda in Tamil and Malayalam spoken widely in the southern regions of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and also Sri Lanka in its bid to spread its ideology towards Islam, Sharia law, the armed conflict in Syria and Afghanistan and to motivate youth to join jihad.

Post-Dhaka attack in Bangladesh, both terror groups – the Islamic State and AQ – have upped their recruitment drive in the Indian sub-continent, with the former clearly winning more supporters online as it publishes its official information in Bengali language in addition to English, Arabic, French etc.

To counter the IS propaganda, AQ too has started disseminating messages, videos and jihadi literature in Tamil and Malayalam language. And it is heavily using the social media platform of Facebook for propaganda and communication. Groups like Tamil Ansar and Olivin Charathu (under the shade of Olive tree), Syria through Indian Eyes regularly update information on AQ and its activities in Syria in Tamil and Malayalam. Some of the AQIS pages on FB also invite users for group chats by posting links Telegram on fixed days and timings, which is an encrypted platform assuring secrecy in communication.

Counter-jihad experts and hackers operating online are seeing a rise in AQIS and GIMF activity. In recent weeks, more than a dozen such accounts and pages have been reported and blocked; many more are active on social media. Experts see this as an outreach effort by AQ to increase the volley of its online supporters and ultimately its recruits in the region. "Tamil and Malayalam speakers don't read or understand Urdu, Hindi or Arabic. It is possible they have started this propaganda to reach and target non English speaking youth from this region,'' an intelligence officer based in Hyderabad said.

Of the number of Indian youth who left for Syria, experts point out, a majority have joined AQ and not IS as they oppose it for being an un-Islamic barbaric terror group. From the documented cases of Indian fighters in Syria, many come from the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala who are likely to be helping in translating the material in Tamil and Malayalam languages.

Reports also indicate that Tamil Nadu based al Ummah – an anti Hindu, Islamic extremist organization--group has regrouped to become a new entity called Base movement. Since last year it has claimed responsibility for three low-intensity blasts in the court premises of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala by dispatching a letter to the authorities bearing a map of India and a photo of slain AQ leader Osama bin Laden. A similar letter was sent ahead of French President Francois Hollande's visit to Bangalore. Nagapattinam native Abu Bakr Siddique, 51, one of the master-minds in the blast at the BJP office in Bangalore in 2013 is believed to be the leader behind Base movement. Siddique is fluent in Tamil, Malayalam and English and is influential among the young generation.

Although still at large, police officials from Chennai following the al Ummah group suspect Siddique as he is an expert in IED assembling and the bombs in all three cases bear a similar resemblance made out of gun powder and digital timers. ``The Base movement appears a local group as the blasts and the pattern of claiming the attack is not sophisticated like AQ. By using Laden's photo they want to tell the security agencies that such a group exists and is active,'' an investigating officer said. Although Tamil Nadu police doubts al Ummah or the Base movement to have contacted AQ, they are also not ruling out the possibility of any linkages between the two. Before the Bangalore blast, Siddique was absconding between 1999 and 2011 and police is investigating if he like some of the al Ummah members left to join the jihad in Afghanistan.

dnaindia.com/india/report-al-qaeda-goes-local-uses-tamil-and-malayalam-for-recruitment-in-south-india-2249213

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Taliban Militants Capture Jani Khel District In Of Paktia

Sat Aug 27 2016

The Taliban militants have reportedly captured the control o Jani Khel district in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

The control of the district fell earlier today following heavy clashes between the Taliban insurgents and the Afghan security forces.

According to reports, both the Taliban insurgents and the Afghan forces have suffered casualties during the gun battle.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Naqibullah Atal confirmed the fall of the district and said at least five policemen lost their lives during the clashes.

He said at least five policemen also suffered injuries during the clashes but there are no reports regarding the Taliban casualties.

In the meantime the Taliban militants claimed that heavy casualties were incurred to the Afghan forces during the clashes that led to the fall of the district into the hands of the group’s militants.

Paktia is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents are active in a number of its remote districts.

The fall Jani Khel district comes as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant during the recent months across the country.

The group had earlier seized control of some districts in southern Helmand province and northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

khaama.com/taliban-militants-capture-jani-khel-district-in-of-paktia-01781

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ISIL Executes Own Senior Security Commander in Deir Ezzur

August 27, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorist group gunned down one of the most notorious security commanders of the Takfiri group in al-Sho'eitat region.

Va'el Kassb al-Quweider, known as the right hand of senior commander of ISIL  in Deir Ezzur Jafar al-Khalifeh, was killed by the group's security forces in the village of al-Kashkiyeh.

"Al-Quweider was notorious among the region's civilian for his atrocities against innocent people while occupation of villages of al-Sho'eitat region in 2014," local sources said, adding, "There is no any new about the cause of his execution."

On Friday, Russian Warplanes carried out several air raids on ISILs' military positions and gathering centers in Deir Ezzur province, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

The ISIL's military positions came under Russian fighter jets' strikes in the surrounding areas of al-Thardah Mountain to the South of Deir Ezzur airport and also two villages of Ayyash and al-Baqaliyeh in the Northern part of the province.

Scores of ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded in the Russian airstrikes on their military positions.

farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950606000855

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India

Al Qaeda Goes Local, Uses Tamil and Malayalam for Recruitment in South India

Sat, 27 Aug 2016

Earlier this month, the Global Islamic Media Front, an international proscribed affiliate of the terror group al Qaeda that creates and disseminates Jihadi media, formed a new branch -- GIMF Sub-continent to publish and translate the group's messages, videos and magazines in Hindi, Bengali, Urdu and Tamil. Other AQ-related media and its supporters too have begun a big propaganda drive particularly targeting Tamil and Malayalam speakers to reach out to the Muslim youth for recruitment in South India.

Full report at: dnaindia.com/india/report-al-qaeda-goes-local-uses-tamil-and-malayalam-for-recruitment-in-south-india-2249213

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Indian Government Set to Slap Terror Case on Zakir Naik, Ban His NGO

Aug 27, 2016

NEW DELHI: The Centre seems set to slap terror charges on Islamic tele-evangelist Zakir Naik+ for motivating over 50 people accused in terrorism-related cases, while declaring his Islamic Research Foundation+ (IRF) as an "unlawful" organisation.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-set-to-slap-terror-case-on-Zakir-Naik-ban-his-NGO/articleshow/53880542.cms

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Indian Police Arrest Key Kashmiri Separatist Leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani

 27 August 2016

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir said Saturday that they have arrested one of the key separatist leaders spearheading protests against Indian rule in the disputed region.

Police arrested Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who was already under house arrest, late Friday and locked him up in a government facility in Srinagar, the region's main city, a police officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity in keeping with department policy.

Full report at:  dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3761260/Indian-police-arrest-key-Kashmiri-separatist-leader.html#ixzz4IXOrTf20

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J-K:?Police constable killed by militants in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Aug 27, 2016

Militants killed a police constable in Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Saturday.

A senior police officer told IANS in Srinagar, “Selection grade constable Irshad Ahmad Ganai was leaving his home in Koil village for duties when a militant appeared and shot him from a close range. The constable died on the spot.”

Full report at: hindustantimes.com/india-news/j-k-police-constable-killed-by-militants-in-kashmir-s-pulwama/story-xvAzCrSEgREUXDaR6wQ9dJ.html

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4 held for thrashing Muslim on suspicion of carrying cow meat in Surat

August 27, 2016

Days after the driver of a tempo carrier was thrashed by a mob allegedly led by “gau rakshaks” on suspicion of carrying cow meat, Surat police on Friday made four arrests in connection with the case.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/4-held-for-thrashing-muslim-on-suspicion-of-carrying-cow-meat-in-surat/

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South Asia

Taliban militants capture Jani Khel district in of Paktia

Sat Aug 27 2016

The Taliban militants have reportedly captured the control o Jani Khel district in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

The control of the district fell earlier today following heavy clashes between the Taliban insurgents and the Afghan security forces.

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-militants-capture-jani-khel-district-in-of-paktia-01781

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Taliban’s headquarter, mine making factory destroyed in Helmand airstrikes

Fri Aug 26 2016

A headquarter of the Taliban group was destroyed in an airstrike in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan along with a mine making factory of the group.

Local authorities in Helmand said the headquarter used by the Taliban was destroyed in Nad-e-Ali district during a special night operation conducted on Thursday night.

Full report at: khaama.com/talibans-headquarter-mine-making-factory-destroyed-in-helmand-airstrikes-01779

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Bangladesh police kill 'mastermind' of Dhaka cafe attack

Sat Aug 27 2016

Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen alleged to have masterminded an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed, police said.

Full report at: reuters.com/article/us-bangladesh-militants-idUSKCN11204G

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Pakistan grants 2,000 scholarships to Afghan students: Official

Sat Aug 27 2016

A Pakistani official has said scholarships have been granted to at least 2,000 Afghan students in different colleges in the country including engineering and medical.

Abdul Qadir Baloch has informed regarding the approval of the scholarships to the Afghan students, according to local media reports in Pakistan.

Full report at: khaama.com/pakistan-grants-2000-scholarships-to-afghan-students-official-01782

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Pakistan concerned as Afghanistan expects more weapons from India

Sat Aug 27 2016

The Foreign Office of Pakistan expressed concerns regarding the growing military cooperation between Kabul and New Delhi as Afghanistan expects delivery of more weapons from India.

Nafees Zakaria, spokesman for the Foreign Office of Pakistan, told reports “Such cooperation should not be to the detriment of Pakistan.”

Full report at: khaama.com/pakistan-concerned-as-afghanistan-expects-more-weapons-from-india-01780

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Arab World

ISIL Executes Own Senior Security Commander in Deir Ezzur

August 27, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorist group gunned down one of the most notorious security commanders of the Takfiri group in al-Sho'eitat region.

Va'el Kassb al-Quweider, known as the right hand of senior commander of ISIL  in Deir Ezzur Jafar al-Khalifeh, was killed by the group's security forces in the village of al-Kashkiyeh.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950606000855

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15 Foreign ISIL Terrorists, 21 Others Killed in Iraqi Airstrikes

August 27, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq's counterterrorism department in a statement announced that 36 ISIL terrorists were killed in the Iraqi fighter jets' strikes on their military positions in the city of Mosul in Nineveh province.

It noted that 15 foreign terrorists were among the ISIL's casualties in Mosul city after the Iraqi air force's F16 fighter jets pounded and destroyed the ISIL's military base there.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950606000655

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Another Senior Terrorist Commander Killed in Aleppo Battlefields

August 27, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- A notorious commander of Fatah al-Sham (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) succumbed to the injuries he sustained in clashes with Syrian Army in the Southern districts of Aleppo city. Abu Abbas al-Adnani that was badly injured in clashes with Syrian army near Um al-Qara'a on Thursday died at a field hospital in Aleppo province.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950606000778

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Russia’s Use of Hamadan Base is Profitable for Iran

August 27, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- There is no disagreement between Moscow and Tehran over the use of Iran’s Hamadan air base by the Russian Aerospace Forces, according to the president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950606000623

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Syrian Army Fortifying Positions inside Military Academy Buildings Southwest of Aleppo

August 27, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army troops and their popular allies have significantly advanced against Jeish al-Fatah terrorists in Southwestern Aleppo city and are reinvigorating their defense lines in different parts of the military academy buildings, field sources said Saturday.

"The Syrian government forces, backed up by the army artillery units' shelling, continued to beat back Jeish al-Fatah fighters in the two fronts of Housing Project 1070 and military academy building," the sources said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950606000829

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Russian, Syrian Warplanes Pound Terrorists' Centers across Aleppo Province

August 27, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian and Syrian fighter jets carried out several combat flights over terrorist group's defense lines across the Northern province of Aleppo, military sources said, adding tens of terrorists were killed or wounded in the attacks.

"The Russian and Syrian jets bombed jointly militants' centers in Khan Touman, Maarata, Tal al-Bazo in Sothern Aleppo, ending in destruction of terrorists' machinegun-equipped vehicles," the sources said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950606000739

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Iran Unveils First Home-Made VTOL Drone with Photogrammetry Capabilities

August 27, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Saturday unveiled the country's first home-made Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) drone, named 'Roham', with special qualities, including photogrammetry capabilities.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950606000898

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Africa

Eight die in attack on beach restaurant in Somalia

August 26, 2016

MOGADISHU // Security forces in Somalia yesterday ended an overnight siege by Al Shabab gunmen who killed eight people at a beachside restaurant in the capital, Mogadishu.

Police captain Mohamed Hussein said six civilians and two soldiers were killed at the Benadir Beach restaurant, a popular hangout for the capital city’s youth. Two assailants also died.

One drove a carful of explosives at the restaurant and blew it up when security forces opened fire. Other terrorist gunmen returned fire and also threw hand grenades. One man with a head wound was detained on suspicion of being the bomber. By yesterday morning officials said all the attackers had been killed.

Full report at: thenational.ae/world/africa/eight-die-in-attack-on-beach-restaurant-in-somalia

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What next for Islamic State in Libya after Sirte?

27 August 2016

Militia groups aligned to the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord launched an operation in May to rid Sirte of IS and regain control of the city. The battle to expel the jihadists has achieved more success recently with the help of US air strikes.

It has damaged the jihadists, but does not spell the end for their presence in the country.

Why is losing Sirte significant?

Full report at: bbc.com/news/world-africa-37188226

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Sheikh Zakzaky the most oppressed person In the world

August 27, 2016

Sheikh Abdullahi Ahmad Zango the renowned Islamic scholar in the fold of Islamic Movement in Nigeria has condemned the Zaria massacre in the strongest terms describing it as the world worst injustice in the history of humanity.

Full report at: en.abna24.com/service/africa/archive/2016/08/27/774625/story.html

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Mideast

Former Presidential Advisor Arrested Over Gülenist Links

August 27, 2016

Three former top Turkish diplomats were arrested on Aug. 27 on charges related to the recent failed coup attempt.     

Gürcan Balık once served as executive assistant to former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu as well as foreign policy advisor to the country's 11th President Abdullah Gül.  

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/former-presidential-advisor-arrested-over-gulenist-links.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103288&NewsCatID=341

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Turkish PM vows ‘all-out war’ after latest deadly PKK attack

August 27, 2016

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has declared an “all-out war” against terrorism in the wake of an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that claimed at least 11 lives and wounded 78 others in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak on Aug. 26.

“No terrorist organization can enslave the Turkish Republic. We’ve declared all-out war against these terrorist groups,” Yıldırım said during a press conference with his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov in Istanbul on Aug. 26.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pm-vows-all-out-war-after-latest-deadly-pkk-attack-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103247&NewsCatID=338

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Erdoğan, Putin talk Syria, bilateral relations in phone call

August 27, 2016

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation on Aug. 26, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The conversation generally focused on bilateral relations, recent developments in Syria and the fight against terror, according to presidential sources.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/erdogan-putin-talk-syria-bilateral-relations-in-phone-call.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103265&NewsCatID=510

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Turkish police detain 40 suspects in Konya and Adana over ISIL links

August 27, 2016

Turkish anti-terrorism officers on Aug. 26 detained 40 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects in the Central Anatolian province of Konya and the southern province of Adana, a police source has told the state-run Anadolu Agency.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-police-detain-40-suspects-in-konya-and-adana-over-isil-links-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103261&NewsCatID=509

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Free Syrian Army fighters clearing mines in Jarablus

August 27, 2016

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is cleaning Jarablus of mines and explosives planted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants before their withdrawal from the northern Syrian town, Anadolu Agency reported.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/free-syrian-army-fighters-clearing-mines-in-jarablus-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103291&NewsCatID=352

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Southeast Asia

Indonesia’s most-wanted awakens new generation of jihadists

Saturday, 27 August, 2016

During a May 2011 shoot-out, Indonesia’s counterterrorism forces killed the leader of a militant group thought to be behind a series of failed bomb attempts around the city of Solo in Central Java.

Full report at: scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2009447/indonesias-most-wanted-awakens-new-generation-jihadists

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Rakhine Nationalists Reject Annan's Commission on Myanmar Ethnic Violence

August 26, 2016

Rakhine nationalists in Myanmar have rejected the news that former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will head a commission to discuss ethnic conflict and clashes in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

The creation of a commission led by foreigners with no background knowledge or capacity to understand the circumstances in Rakhine state would undermine the rights of all of Burma's ethnic groups, as well as Myanmar's sovereignty, said Arakan National Party vice chairperson Aye Nu Sein.

Full report at: voanews.com/a/rakhine-nationalists-reject-kofi-annan-commission-myanmar-ethnic-violence/3482531.html

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Muslims should’ve Helped Explain My ‘Kafir Harbi’ Remarks, Says Pahang Mufti

August 27, 2016

Pahang mufti Abdul Rahman Osman has rued the response towards his ‘kafir harbi’ remarks, saying that fellow Muslims should have assisted him in explaining the term.

Full report at: malaysiakini.com/news/353802

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Europe

200 counter terrorism officers to hunt Isil in Greek islands

26 AUGUST 2016

Some 200 counter terrorism officers will be deployed to the Greek islands within weeks in a bid to thwart a “strategic” level campaign by Islamic State to infiltrate terrorists into Europe, the EU’s top law enforcement officer has said.

Full report at: telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/26/200-counter-terrorism-officers-to-hunt-isil-in-greek-islands/

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Czechs and Hungarians call for EU army amid security worries

26 August 2016

The leaders of the Czech Republic and Hungary say a "joint European army" is needed to bolster security in the EU.

They were speaking ahead of talks in Warsaw with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They dislike her welcome for Muslim migrants from outside the EU.

Full report at: bbc.com/news/world-europe-37196802

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Luxury fashion house Prada is hit by terror fears in Europe as sales fall for first time in five years

27 August 2016   

Terrorism in Europe and weak demand in China have taken their toll on Prada.

The Italian fashion label posted its first fall in half-year sales since it floated five years ago.

Like rivals in the luxury sector, it has seen the effects on business of Islamic State inspired attacks in France and Belgium and Chinese woes after a crackdown on bribery in the country and a slowdown in its economy.

Full report at: thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-3760677/Luxury-fashion-house-Prada-hit-terror-fears-Europe-sales-fall.html

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Pakistan

Banned groups blamed for attack on Levies men in Gwadar

Aug 27, 2016

GWADAR/KARACHI: In the aftermath of an attack on the Levies Force in Gwadar on Thursday which left an ad-ministration official and six personnel dead, the Balochistan home minister accused the banned Baloch Republican Party and Balochistan Libe­ration Army of “shedding blood of innocents for an unachievable goal”.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1280237/banned-groups-blamed-for-attack-on-levies-men-in-gwadar

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Pakistani man who made deer skin sandals for Shah Rukh Khan arrested

August 27, 2016

Islamabad: Pakistan Wildlife Department on Friday arrested a shoemaker who made Peshawari sandals with deer skin for Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.

With years of experience and one of Peshawar’s oldest chappal maestros, Jahangir Khan boasted about the sandals in the media only to invite Wildlife Department to take action against him. The department later confiscated the Peshawari sandals and deer skin, ARY News reported.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pakistani-man-made-deer-skin-sandals-shah-rukh-khan-arrested-1008229/

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Pak finance minister says Jaitley’s non participation in SAARC conference won’t matter

August 27, 2016

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug. 27 (ANI): Playing down India’s move to isolate Pakistan in the region amidst escalating tensions between the two over the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley, Islamabad said New Delhi’s decision not to send its finance minister, Arun Jaitley, for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) finance ministers’ conference hardly matters.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pak-finance-minister-says-jaitleys-non-participation-saarc-conference-wont-matter-1008486/

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Pakistan seeks only legal action against MQM founder, no extradition

August 27, 2016

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Pakistan has said that it will not seek the extradition of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain from Britain, but will pursue legal action against him for his recent provocative speech that led to violence in Karachi on August 22.

Islamabad said that on Monday, it would provide evidence against Hussain to the British Government. It ruled out Hussain’s extradition as both nations don’t have a treaty to do so, reports Geo TV.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pakistan-seeks-legal-action-mqm-founder-no-extradition-1008474/

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America

American Catholic, Muslim Leaders Condemn Terrorism in Message Saying Both Faiths 'Love Life, Believe in One God'

27 August 2016 

Bishops across the U.S. are taking action to teach and shape policy in the face of accelerating threats over the erosion of freedom of religion in America. Archbishop Dolan also named Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut, to chair the new committee.

Full report at: christianpost.com/news/american-catholic-muslim-leaders-condemn-terrorism-in-message-saying-both-faiths-love-life-believe-in-one-god-168629/

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CAIR worries banks are closing too many Muslim accounts under anti-terror laws

August 27, 2016

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wants American Muslims to participate in a survey about bank account closures because, the Muslim civil rights organization says, banks have closed the accounts of some Muslims with no explanation — and may be closing the accounts improperly.

Full report at: en.abna24.com/service/america/archive/2016/08/27/774677/story.html

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Ex-Republican Muslims Explain Why They Left the Party Behind

August 27, 2016

According to the Council of Arab Islamic Relations (CAIR), about 70 percent of American Muslims voted for George W. Bush in 2000. Twelve years later, only 4 percent voted for Mitt Romney.

Full report at: vice.com/en_uk/read/muslim-americans-explain-why-they-left-the-republican-party

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