Al-Qa’ida is enjoying a period of resurgence and is attracting recruits. This is a poor commentary on over 12 years of concerted international effort to counter the threat. Governments need more community support to confront the appeal. A new global fund aims to help them do so. A new global fund aims to help them find it.
Far-right extremist Pavlo Lapshyn has today been imprisoned for murdering a Muslim man and attempting to bomb mosques. The incident highlights that violent Islamists are not the only ones willing to murder in advance of a political ideology.
Coordinated emergency responses within and between the fire, ambulance and police service is hampered by the lack of standardised operational procedures, rather than technology according to a new report from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
When in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center the American Secretary of State Colin Powell declared that America was ‘at war’, he made a very natural but a terrible and irrevocable error. Leaders of the Administration have been trying to put it right ever since.
My name - for purposes that are made clear at the end of this article is - Osama bin Laden. But I do not share your trivialising obsession with personalities, and I may die soon - or perhaps as an individual entity I am already dead. So I invite you to understand me as OBL, the human intersection of Jihad’s militant networks. Think of me as an agenda and inspiration for self-directed action.