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October 16, 2020: Terrorist stabs teacher in France

On October 16, 2020 French teacher Samuel Paty was knifed to death near Paris suburb for having showed his teenage students a cartoon lampooning the Prophet Muhammad.

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Has Africa become the ‘Dark Continent’ for terrorism?

Africa will most likely continue to be a hot bed of terrorism for many years to come with little hope of a resolution to this threat

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October 11, 2019: Civilians shot at prayer in Burkina Faso mosque attack

On October 11, 2009 15 people were killed and two seriously injured in an attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso.

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October 10, 2009: Siege on military HQ in Pakistan

On October 10, 2009 Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan terrorists attacked Pakistan’s military HQ in Islamabad killing 11 soldiers and civilians .

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How does barring Islamist political parties from democracy help?

Democracies must allow Islamist parties to run for office: anything short of this provides terrorist groups with free propaganda and potential recruits.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 27, 2008: Car bomber strikes unknown target in Syria

On September 27, 2008 a car bomb on the outskirts of Syria’s capital Damascus killed at least 17 people.

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What do the New Zealand stabbings tell us about terrorism?

In a world where everyone has concluded that the only threat to the West comes from the ‘far right’, a series of stabbings in New Zealand reminds us this is not 100% accurate.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 16, 2006: Six bombs explode outside store in southern Thailand

On September 16, 2006 six bombs detonated in Thailand’s southern Songkhla province killing 4 and wounding 80.

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September 11, 2012: American ambassador killed in Benghazi attack

On September 11, 2012 Islamist terrorists launched an organised attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi killing the US Ambassador and three other Americans

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September 10, 2010: Unsuccessful bombing in Copenhagen

On September 10, 2010 a man set off a small explosion in the Jorgensen Hotel in Copenhagen, injuring only himself.