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Quick Hits 160 – Why on earth would someone lie about being in a terrorist attack?

It is safe to say that most people would avoid being anywhere near a terrorist attack. Some, however, seem to have a fascination with these events to the point where they distort their own experiences. Borealis weighs in on this curious phenomenon. Read New York Times article Port Authority Bomber Is Sentenced to Life in […]

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March Today in Terrorism

March 4, 1973: Attempted assassination of Israeli prime minister in New York City

On this day in 1973 the Black September terrorist organisation hatched a plot to assassinate then-Israeli prime minister Golda Meir during a visit to New York

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March 1, 1994: Gunman targets Jewish students on Brooklyn Bridge

On this day in 1994 a gunman opened fire on a van carrying more than a dozen Hasidic students on the Brooklyn Bridge, killing one and injuring three others

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September Today in Terrorism

September 17, 2016: Pipe bomb explodes inside a garbage bin in New York

A terrorist inspired by both ISIS and AQ placed three bombs in New York and New Jersey in September 2016, one of which detonated, wounding 39.

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September 11, 2001: Attacks in New York and Washington

September 11, 2001 was a Tuesday. And a glorious Tuesday it was. I had walked to my job at CSIS – the Canadian Security Intelligence Service – as was my usual practice.

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February 28, 1989 | Firebombing of Riverdale Press in New York

On this day in 1989 the offices of The Riverdale Press were heavily damaged by two firebombs thrown by a ‘man with a mustache’.

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January 24, 1975 | Bombing in New York City

Nationalist movements will resort to violence if some see it as advancing their cause. When it comes to colonial powers what comes to mind? I would imagine that you would first proffer countries like England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Even Italy had an overseas territory in the Horn of Africa and Libya. All […]

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LaGuardia Airport bombing – December 29, 1975

As good as some law enforcement and security intelligence agencies are, some terrorist incidents are never resolved.

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September 16, 1920: Wall Street bombing

On this day in 1920 a horse-drawn wagon passed by lunchtime crowds on New York’s iconic Wall Street, stopped near the JP Morgan bank headquarters and went boom.