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New Zealand shooter faces terrorism charges

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/21/19, 10:37 am

New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the Australian man behind the Christchurch mosque shootings in March that killed 51 people. “A charge of engaging in a Terrorist Act under section 6A of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002 has now been filed,” police said in a statement. This is the first time New Zealand has charged someone under the terror law, which was enacted after the 9/11 attacks in the United States. The offense carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

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How to defeat jihad

Terrorism | Anti-terrorism expert Sebastian Gorka on winning the fight against Islamist extremism
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 5/16/19, 10:05 am

Sebastian Gorka is the radio host of America First With Sebastian Gorka and is a non-resident scholar at the Institute of World Politics. He previously served as an associate dean at the National Defense University, among other teaching posts, and served as a deputy assistant for strategy to President Donald Trump in 2017. He’s a guest instructor for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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Gunmen attack church in Burkina Faso

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/13/19, 11:10 am

Gunmen killed six people, including a priest, on Sunday during Mass at a Catholic Church in Burkina Faso, officials said. The attack in the northern town of Dablo is the second major attack against Christians in the country in recent weeks. At least 20 gunmen stormed the church at about 9 a.m. and opened fire as congregants tried to flee, Dablo Mayor Ousmane Zongo told Agence France-Presse. The attackers burned down the church, along with some shops and a cafe, and looted a local health center. “There is an atmosphere of panic in the town,” Zongo said.

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