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Clarification: Treasury Department sanctions announced a few weeks ago do not formally designate the IRGC, which would require declaring that the IRGC is a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The authors, nevertheless, emphasize that last week's designations are consistent with such a declaration, which would be welcome for all of the reasons outlined in the article and a good first step toward formal designation.
The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions a few weeks ago on a host of Iranian companies and individuals as terrorists. It is a welcome development, which hopefully sends a signal to Tehran to rein in its global terror support, ballistic missile testing, and oppression of its people.
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'In Trappes the French Republic no longer exists. This is a town ruled by Islamists, jihadists, the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists.'
“In Trappes the French Republic no longer exists. This is a town ruled by Islamists, jihadists, the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists.”
MP Alain Marsaud, a former anti-terrorist investigating magistrate, made this claim in July 2016. Benoît Hamon, former municipal councillor of Trappes and Socialist Party candidate for the 2017 presidential election, dismissed
Faced with an array of developing threats to their stability and survival, Sunni Arab states have gone on an unprecedented military spending spree, buying up some of the very best capabilities the West has to offer. This development holds the potential for danger should these states be overrun by radical Islamists.
As long as the Sunni governments, guided by concerns over Iran, ISIS and other extremist actors, remain firmly in power, possessing high quality Western weapons in such large
"O Allah, Free the Muslim Prisoners."
The old adage, "Out of sight, out of mind" does not apply to dealing effectively with the threat of Islamism especially in the case of terrorists who have been captured or incarcerated.
Radical Islamic organizations such as al-Qaida and ISIS never forget their members. To them, going to prison is part of the pathway to paradise. Both groups' leaders, Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, spent considerable periods of time locked up. It did nothing to
Since the rise of ISIS as an Islamic extremist group, and certainly since its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared the official creation of the caliphate, researchers and intelligence groups worldwide have noted its popularity with Muslim women, even in the West. Unlike other terrorist groups, ISIS has pointedly recruited women. And many women have, on their own, found the promise of life in the Islamic State particularly appealing.
Along the way, researchers and intelligence agencies have