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I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists. I tell them that I was also a terrorist yesterday, but, today, I am admired by the very people who said I was one: Nelson Mandela - Larry King Live, May 16, 2000

Shortly after the terrorist attack on the USA on September 11, 2001, Russian President Putin stated: “Terrorism and religious extremism of various denominations today pose the main threat to peace.” - Vladimir Putin

 

 

 

In other words, it isn't enough to fight the alligators; we must drain the swamp.

Medieval Islamic scholars divided the world into two spheres - Dar ul Islam (the land of Islam) and Dar ul Harb (the land of war). In the first sphere Muslims lived under Sharia and Islamic rulers. In the second they lived in a hostile state ruled over by the infidel. Later scholars devised a third definition, Dar ul Ahd, which means the sphere of covenant of security. In such a place the Muslim population was a minority but the non-Muslim government was not considered to be hostile. Muslims could live peacefully and were required to obey the law of the land.

The Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael,) is the region which, according to the Bible, was promised by God to the descendants of Abraham through his son Isaac and to the Israelites, descendants of Jacob, Abraham's grandson. It constitutes the Promised Land and forms part of the Abrahamic, Jacob and Israel covenants. Mainstream Jewish tradition regards the promise as applying to all Jews, including descendants of converts. The Biblical definitions of Eretz Israel have encompassed different wider regions over time; the actual areas of those biblical regions are also subject to differences of opinion.

Our country is waging a difficult battle against international terrorism, which has blatantly thrown down the gauntlet before us. This is a fight for the life of the people of Russia, many of whom we lost in Moscow and Dagestan, in Volgodonsk and Buynaksk. This is a fight for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Russian Federation. It is also part of the international community’s effort against international terrorism. I am sure that those in the West who for some reason have still not understood this will be convinced that we are in the right. International terrorism has no borders. It now has the whole world in its sights. - Boris Yeltsin, December 1999

 

Analysts

 

Arms Dealers

  • Monzer al-Kassar
  • Operation Smoking Dragon
  • Victor Bout
  • Yaacov Nimrodi
  • Yehuda Abraham

Articles

  • How To Be Effective in Counter-Terrorism
  • Logic of Suicide Terrorism, The
  • Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training and Root Causes, The
  • Mass-Mediated Terrorism: The Central Role of the Media in Terrorism and Counterterrorism

 

Attacks

  • Beirut Barracks Bombing
  • Khobar Towers
  • Madrid Spain Bombing
  • Millennium Plot
  • Munich Massacre: 1972 Olympics
  • Oklahoma City Bombing
  • Oplan Bojinka
  • Reichstag Fire
  • September 11th
  • World Trade Center: 1993

Begats

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Beliefs

Books

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Convergence

  • Al Qaeda
  • Animal Liberation Front
  • Aryan Nations
  • Aum Shinryko
  • Earth First!
  • Earth Liberation Front
  • Hezbollah
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • MS-13
  • Palestine Liberation Organization
  • Ruckus Society
  • Seas of David

Conversion

  • Abdullah al-Faisal
  • Adam Gadahn (Adam the American)
  • Andrew Rowe
  • Bryant Neal Vinas
  • Christian Ganczarski
  • Christopher Paul
  • Clement Rodney Hampton-El
  • Daniel Boyd
  • David Courtailler
  • David Headly
  • David Hicks
  • Germaine Lindsay
  • Issa al-Britani
  • Jack Roche
  • James Ujaama
  • Jason Walters
  • Jerome Courtailler
  • John Walker Lindh
  • Jose Padilla
  • Lionel Dumont
  • Muriel Degauque

  • Nick Reilly

  • Richard Reid
  • Victor Alvarez
  • Willie Brigitte

Cook Books

  • Al Qaeda Encyclopedia of Jihad, part I
  • Al Qaeda Encyclopedia of Jihad, part II
  • Al Qaeda Firearms Manual
  • Al Qaeda First Aid Manual
  • Al Qaeda How To Fight Alone
  • Al Qaeda The Impending Battle
  • Al Qaeda Informing the People
  • Al Qaeda Manual on Bombmaking
  • Al Qaeda The Myth of Delusion
  • Al Qaeda Security and Intelligence
  • Al Qaeda Manual on Tanks
  • Al Qaeda Manual Towards A New Strategy
  • Anarchist's Cook Book by Robert Wells
  • Assorted Nasties by David Harber
  • Deadly Brew
  • Death Dealers Manual, The
  • Jolly Roger Cookbook
  • Poisoners Handbook
  • Poor Man's James Bond (The Original) by Kurt Saxe
  • Terrorist Handbook
  • Uncle Fester's Silent Death

Coordinated Attacks

  • Africa Embassy Bombings
  • Bali Night Club Bombings
  • Bali Twin Bombings
  • Dawson's Field Hijackings
  • Kenya Airport Missile Attack and Hotel Bombing
  • Kuwait "Six-Way" Attacks
  • London 7/7 Attacks
  • London 7/21 Attacks
  • Madrid Train Bombings
  • Mumbai Hotel and Train Siege
  • New York City Landmark Plot
  • Oplan Bojinka
  • Rizal Day Bombings
  • September 11 Attacks

Counterterrorism

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Definitions

  • Boaz Ganor
  • Brian Jenkins
  • Bruce Hoffman
  • David Rodin
  • Department of Defense
  • FBI
  • James M. Poland
  • Jessica Stern
  • Paul Medhurst
  • State Department
  • Walter Laquer

Disasters

  • Bhopal India Chemical Leak
  • Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster
  • Chernoybl
  • Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster
  • Hurricane Andrew
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Legionaires Disease Outbreak 1970s
  • Minneapolis Bridge Collapse
  • Rolling Blackouts
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Meltdown

Extremist Websites

Female Terrorists

  • Angela Atwood
  • Ayat al-Akhras
  • Camilla Hall
  • Camille Marino
  • Darine Abu Aisha
  • Emily Harris
  • Fusako Shigenobu
  • Hanadi Jaradat
  • Judi Bari
  • Kathleen Soliah (Sara Jane Olsen)
  • Leila Khaled
  • Lori Benson
  • Muriel Degauque
  • Patricia Soltysik
  • Patty Hearst
  • Samantha Lewthwaite
  • Sana'a Mehaidli
  • Shelley Shannon
  • Wendy Yoshimura

Funding

Goals

  • Armageddon
  • Causing disorder, undermine the myth that state can protect individuals
  • Desire for revenge (some humiliation or injustice)
  • Ending of a government policy or occupation
  • Internal dynamics of organization, like any other organization
  • Provoke the government to forcefully retaliate, alienating the public, creating more recruits
  • Publicity (killing of Israeli Olympic team)
  • Release of comrades (despite public denials, most governments will negotiate)
  • Show of strength, after the capture of leader, etc.

Gripe List from Terrorists

  • Anti-Modernists
  • Christian Perceptions of Muslims
  • Muslim Perceptions of Christians
  • Salafis
  • US Perceived Gripes of Salafis

Group Aliasing

  • al-Dawa
  • Black September
  • Jewish Defense League and Jewish Direct Action
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Groups

Homegrown

  • Army of God
  • Aryan Nations
  • Aryan Republican Army
  • Bishop, The
  • Christian Identity Movement
  • Christian Patriot Movement
  • Kamau Kambon
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • Lambs of Christ
  • Montana Freemen
  • Nation of Yaweh
  • Oklahoma Constitutional Militia
  • Portland Seven
  • Posse Comitatus
  • Republic of Texas

 

IEDs

  • Environment Affects Injury Patterns
  • Precursor Chemicals
  • Shrapnel and Fragments
  • Size Does Matter
  • Suicide IEDs
  • Videos of IED Explosions

 

Leaders

Manifestos and Fatwas

 

Methods


NYSE Chair Richard Grasso
meeting with FARC Commander
Raul Reyes

Negotiations with Terrorists

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News

 

Nuclear Breaches and Incidents

 

Planning

  • Avenue of Approach
  • Security Forces
  • Security Measures
  • Target
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Pre-Incident Activity

  • Recruitment
  • Preliminary Organization and Planning
  • Predatory Conduct
  • Terrorist Act
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Profile of Typical Terrorist

  • Dedication
  • Personal Bravery
  • Without the human emotions of pity or remorse
  • Fairly high standard of intelligence
  • Fairly high standard of sophistication
  • Reasonably well educated with a fair share of general knowledge

Radicalization

  • Pre-Radicalization
  • Self-Identification
  • Indoctrination
  • Jihadization
  • Attack
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Reports

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Research Studies

Roots of Terrorism

  • Imposed Oppression
  • Corruption
  • Terror as a Political Front
  • False Flag Operations
  • Controlling Domestic Populations
  • Denial of Common Justice and Access to Law
  • Imposed Oppression

 
Fictional depiction of nuked 
Washington DC (from Gamespot)

State Department Foreign Terrorist Organizations

  • Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
  • Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)
  • Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
  • Ansar al-Sunna (AS)
  • Armed Islamic Group (GIA)
  • Asbat al-Ansar
  • Aum Shinrikyo (Aum)
  • Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
  • Communist Party of Philippines/New People's Army (CPP/NPA)
  • Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA)
  • Gama'a al-Islamiyya (IG)
  • HAMAS
  • Harakat ul-Mujahedin (HUM)
  • Hizballah
  • Islamic Jihad Union (IJU)
  • Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
  • Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM)
  • Jemaah Islamiya Organization (JI)
  • Al-Jihad (AJ)
  • Kahane Chai (Kach)
  • Kongra-Gel (KGK/PKK)
  • Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LT)
  • Lashkar i Jhangvi (LJ)
  • Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
  • Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)
  • Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM)
  • Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)
  • National Liberation Army (ELN)
  • Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
  • Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
  • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
  • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC)
  • Al-Qaida (AQ)
  • Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI)
  • Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) [Formerly Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC)]
  • Real IRA (RIRA)
  • Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
  • Revolutionary Nuclei (RN)
  • Revolutionary Organization 17 November
  • Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C)
  • Shining Path (SL)
  • United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)

 

State Sponsors of Terrorism

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Strike Repetition

  • SPECIFIC TARGETS
  • al-Asqa Mosque
  • London Underground
  • Movenpick Hotel
  • Neveh Shalom Synagogue
  • US Capitol
  • World Trade Center
  • GENERAL TARGETS
  • Airplane Ticketing Counters
  • Airliners
  • Assassination
  • Embassies

 

Structure

  • Financial Committee
  • Legal and Religious Committee
  • Media Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Military Committee
  • NGO Committee
  • State Committee

Targets

  • Events
  • Infrastructure
  • People
  • Places - General
  • Places - Specific
  • Population

Think Tanks

Training Camps

Trial Transcripts

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Typologies

  • Discriminate vs. Indiscriminate
  • Dynastic Terror
  • Focused Random Terror
  • Mass Terror
  • Random Terror
  • Tactical Terror

US-Born International Terrorists

  • Adam Gadahn (Adam the American)
  • John Walker Lindh
  • Lori Berenson
  • Ted Kaczynzki
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Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Biological Weapons
  • Chemical Weapons
  • EMP: Electro-Magnetic Pulse Weapons
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Radiological Weapons