Mohammed Rahami, father of Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is suspected of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey, alerted police of his son in 2014 after Ahmad had stabbed another of his sons amid an argument, the New York Times reported.
A black flag with a red heart and “love for all” in Arabic text was first seen hanging from an abandoned government building the morning after Valentine’s Day in Lubbock, Texas. The city then stopped traffic, called the feds, and opened an investigation.
Known as ISIL-K, the Afghanistan group claiming to be a branch of Islamic State can now legally be targeted by US troops, thanks to White House authorization. Military officials welcomed the move as a “significant step.”
The new Countering Violent Extremism Task Force will "integrate and harmonize" various federal efforts to neutralize terrorist recruitment, the White House’s national security council senior director, Ned Price, announced Friday.
A British Muslim family of 11 on their way to Southern California was denied access to their plane by US Department of Homeland Security officials without explanation. Now a UK politician is calling on her government to investigate.
Undermining FBI Director James Comey’s claim that encryption hinders terrorism investigations, the director of SITE Intelligence Group said the FBI was warned a week before the Garland, Texas attack occurred, citing the attacker’s public Twitter activity.
Every presidential contender says they want to destroy Islamic State, but John McAfee is the only one predicting a war involving cyberattacks, not conventional weapons. “We have to prepare ourselves” for an enemy that is “far more clever,” McAfee told RT.
Calling it the “ultimate irony,” New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton lobbied Congress for 9/11 first responders’ health benefits as lawmakers held hearings on terrorism. A deal is promised, but advocates ask only for action.