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9/11 21st Anniversary - The War Isn’t Over
Watching even a few minutes of this powerful documentary will take you right back to those gut-wrenching hours on September 11, 2001 that changed our world. Watch Here
In the wake of the attacks, former President Bush announced that America had just experienced another Pearl Harbor and declared war on terrorism.
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US Prosecutors May Negotiate Plea Deals With 9/11 Conspirators
U.S. military prosecutors are reportedly negotiating potential plea deals with 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other conspirators imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.
The other four defendants are Ramzi Binalshibh, Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, Walid bin Attash and Ammar al-Baluchi.
The al-Qaeda terrorists have been charged with terrorism, hijacking aircraft, conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war, attacking civilians and more. Read More
Couple Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Support ISIS
Arwa Muthana, 30, of Hoover, Ala., and her husband James Bradley, aka Abdullah, 21, of the Bronx, pled guilty to attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
Bradley and Muthana attempted to travel to the Middle East to Join ISIS.
While speaking to undercover law enforcement, Bradley expressed his desire to conduct a terrorist attack in the U.S. and discussed potentially attacking the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Read More
Jihadi Gets 93 Years Added to Life Sentence
Ali Muhammad Brown, 37, was sentenced in the Superior Court of Washington for King County to 93 years in prison for three counts of premeditated first-degree murder.
Brown committed the murders in 2014, in self-proclaimed jihad against U.S. policy in the Middle East
Brown was already serving a life sentence for killing a man in New Jersey. Read More
Court Dismisses CAIR Suit
A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Arizona on behalf of student Mohamed Sabra against Maricopa County Community College.
The lawsuit alleged that lessons and a multiple-choice quiz from a world politics class in 2020 violated Sabra’s religious rights.
CAIR has been identified by the Justice Department as an “entity” of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Read More
Alt-Right & Alt-Left Extremism
Chris Reyes, right-wing group leader, handcuffed and suffering from mace - News Share via Twitter screenshot
Antifa Brawls With Right-Wing Protestors at California Pride Parade
Antifa activists and a right-wing group exchanged punches outside a Riverside, Calif. LGBT Pride Parade.
A local activist, Chris Reyes, who was bloodied and maced during the fight, led the right-wing group. Local police later arrested Reyes when it ended. Watch Here
More News From the Alt-Right
Two members of the Proud Boys, Nicholas Ochs and Nicholas DeCarlo, pled guilty to obstructing the certification of the electoral college vote at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Read More
More News From the Alt-Left
BLM activist Darrell Brooks Jr., 40, who is accused of killing six people and injuring dozens of others by driving through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin last year, withdrew his insanity plea. Read More
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Rudy Coslopez, 41, of Queens, N.Y. was arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime after he harassed and head-butted an Asian man in an unprovoked attack. Read More
An assault on a Latino man, who suffered two jaw fractures and a head injury, near the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Ct. is being investigated as a hate crime. Read More
Hostile Foreign Influence Operations
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Microsoft Warns of Attacks by Iranian Hackers
Microsoft’s threat intelligence division assessed that a subgroup of the Iranian threat actor Phosphorus is conducting ransomware attacks. The attacks are being described as “moonlighting for personal or company-specific revenue generation.” Read More
North Korean Hackers Target Energy Companies
A new malware campaign by the North Korean hacker group Lazarus has been discovered targeting energy suppliers around the world, including companies in the U.S., Canada and Japan. Read More
Research & Trends in Extremism
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New Report Shows Boogaloo Boi Militia Growing on Facebook
A new report published by the Tech Transparency Project shows a surge in pages and groups on Facebook affiliated with the Boogaloo Boi Militia Movement.
The Boogaloo Boi movement is a violent and decentralized group with an ideology rooted in the desire to provoke a second U.S. civil war, as a way to destroy what they believe is a tyrannical U.S. government.
The movement appeared on an internal Facebook list of "dangerous individuals and organizations," yet the report notes that Boogaloo pages, groups and accounts have been able to flourish on Facebook despite the company's assurances it is doing all it can to keep extremists from using the platform. Read More
Facebook Reacts to the Above Findings
Following reporting of the findings by the Tech Transparency Project, Facebook shut down multiple groups affiliated with Boogaloo Boi Militia Movement.
The Facebook groups that were shut down included groups such as “Bigaloo Bogaloo,” which was recently highlighted in the news and by the report. Overall, the groups boasted a combined membership of over 20,000.
Prior to their shutdown, the Clarion Intelligence Network infiltrated these groups and was able to identify and report over 150 potential violent extremists to our law enforcement partners.
QUOTABLE “Since the general civilization of mankind, there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation.”
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