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The Lahad Datu Incursion and its Impact …

SEARCCT recently published a monograph entitled "The Lahad Datu Incursion and its Impact on Malaysia's Security". It looks at the various threats to Sabah Eastern seaboar... Read more

A Theoretical Framework for Understandin…

This article will firstly, attempt the aforementioned task. Second, it will also draw attention to the importance of cognitive extremism as a potential precursor to ... Read more

Definition and Framework of Cyber Terori…

Cyberspace is a virtual place that has become as important as physical space for social, economic and political activities. Many nations in the world are increasing their... Read more

The Pool of Terrorism: A Philippine Case…

There are many explanations on why young persons join terrorist organisations. One focuses on pull factors that strongly draw the youth to enter organisations that promot... Read more

The Evolving of Think Tanks in Counterin…

To counter violent extremism, over 100 think tanks are currently engaged in teaching, research, networking and outreach activities. The ability of think tanks to develop ... Read more

Understanding the Narrative of the Terro…

Terrorists have been very successful in capturing the hearts and minds of the young people. They have done so by developing and disseminating a rhetoric that depicts thei... Read more

Boston, United States: FBI offers reward for Massachusetts terrorism suspect.
The FBI in Boston is asking for the public’s help to find a former Massachusetts resident wanted on charges of seeking military training abroad with the aim of killing US soldiers.
The agency today announced a US$50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Ahmad Abousamra, 31, a dual US/Syrian citizen from Mansfield, who left the United States in 2006 and is thought to be living in Syria.
“Knowing that the public is the FBI’s best ally in finding fugitives, today we’re requesting your assistance to locate Abousamra,” said Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston office.
The FBI said Abousamra is an associate of Tarek Mehanna, another Massachusetts resident, who was sentenced in April to 17-1/2 years in prison on several terrorism charges, including “providing material support to terrorists” and conspiracy to kill in a foreign country.
Abousamra, who has a degree related to computer technology and is fluent in English and Arabic, was charged in 2009 with conspiracy to provide material support or resources to al Qaeda.
The charges include taking multiple trips to Pakistan and Yemen in 2002 and 2004 to seek jihad training. He also allegedly traveled to Iraq with the hope of joining forces fighting against Americans overseas.
The FBI said that one of Abousamra’s distinguishing characteristics is his “higher-pitched voice.”
The agency is blanketing traditional and social media in its efforts to find Abousamra. “Wanted” posters will be issued in English, French and Arabic. The FBI will also buy what it termed “limited advertising on a social media site” to reach an overseas audience.

Source: The Malaysian Insider      

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