Terrorism
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Pensacola shooter linked to al-Qaeda

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/18/20, 01:45 pm

Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani communicated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the months leading up to his shooting rampage at a Florida military base that killed three American sailors. U.S. officials said Monday that the Saudi air force officer had been radicalized for at least five years and meticulously planned his Dec. 6, 2019, attack on Naval Air Station Pensacola.

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German shooter had racist, xenophobic motives

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/20/20, 10:34 am

A 43-year-old German man killed nine people of foreign descent and injured six others in a shooting rampage on Wednesday outside Frankfurt, Germany. In a manifesto posted online, the suspect, who gave his name as Tobias Rathjen, called for the “complete extermination” of many “races or cultures in our midst.” Police said all of those killed had foreign backgrounds. Authorities found the alleged shooter and his 72-year-old mother dead at his home after the attack.

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Germany foils far-right terror plot

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/18/20, 10:39 am

German police rounded up 12 men who were planning to attack mosques in 10 states. After months of tracking their movement, police arrested four men as suspected terrorists and eight others—including an administrative police clerk—as accomplices. Authorities searching their homes discovered a 9 mm pistol and ammunition, as well as homemade hand grenades, axes, and several knives.

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