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April 28, 2015

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TERRORISM .com was established to provide intelligence, research, analysis, watch, and warning on international terrorism and domestic terrorism related issues. Terrorism is the systematic use of violence as a means of coercion often driven by political or idealogical objectives.

FBI investigating possible Islamic State terrorism plot in U.S.

April 25, 2015

“The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials.

A Federal law enforcement official who asked not to be named said there … Read More

Today’s most wanted domestic terrorists

April 19, 2015

“The FBI’s goal, of course, is to prevent ‘homegrown attacks’ before they happen. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. When acts of domestic terror do occur, the FBI investigates and tries to catch those responsible. From McVeigh and Nichols to Eric … Read More

Kansas-Based Violent Extremist Arrested after Attempting to Detonate Car Bomb at Ft. Riley

April 10, 2015

“The FBI have arrested Kansas-based John T. Booker of Topeka, Kansas, resident agency, for allegedly attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, maliciously damage and destroy by means of fire and explosive a United States government facility, and attempting … Read More

ISIS, Al Qaeda Franchising Efforts Changed the Face of Terrorism

April 3, 2015

“Creating franchises among groups claiming affiliation with al Qaeda or the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is among the biggest change in international terrorism, two leading experts told the Atlantic Council on Thursday.

Bruce Hoffman, director of … Read More

At Least 147 Dead in Kenya University Attack

April 2, 2015

“Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college campus in the town of Garissa in northeast Kenya on Thursday, killing at least 147 people in a bloody attack on students, authorities said.

Masked men burst into the Garissa University College in the early morning … Read More

The Red Teamer’s Top Ten Books

April 2, 2015

“If might expect a red teamer’s top ten list of books to feature volumes on coding, hacking, and pentesting, you’re going to be surprised. In my view, the overarching principles of red teaming exist independent of any specific domain of … Read More

Think tank tallies 64 terror plots targeting American homeland since 9/11

April 1, 2015

“The frightening plot to kill 150 National Guard members that unraveled last week when FBI agents nabbed two Chicago-area cousins was the 64th case since 9/11 of Islamist terrorists plotting to strike on American soil, according to a new report … Read More

Counterterrorism Book Released

February 25, 2015

The Terrorism Research Center has released the seminal work on counterterrorism issues. Developed over the course of 10 years, the book “Counterterrorism: Bridging Operations and Theory, is meant to help facilitate the gulf between those engaging in applied aspects of … Read More

Al-Shabaab threatens malls in Canada, UK, U.S. in new video

February 22, 2015

“Terror group Al-Shabaab has released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the UK and the United States.

In the propaganda video released Saturday, the al Qaeda-linked terror group talks about its September 2013 attack on a … Read More

ISIS photos appear to show Jordanian pilot burned alive

February 3, 2015

“Pictures published on ISIS’s official al Furqan media site apparently show Jordanian military pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh being burned alive while confined in a cage.

ISIS militants seized al-Kassasbeh after his jet crashed in Syria in December. The terror group said … Read More

MI5 boss warns al-Qaeda planning mass casualty attacks on the West

January 9, 2015

“The MI5 director-general gave a rare public speech Thursday evening warning about a group of core al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria planning mass casualty attacks in the West.

SEE ALSO: Intelligence officials look for al-Qaeda link in Charlie Hebdo attack

‘We … Read More

At least 11 killed in shooting at office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

January 7, 2015

“At least 11 people were killed and four were seriously wounded in Wednesday’s attack at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, French President Francois Hollande told reporters.”

Source: At least 11 killed in shooting at office of French satirical … Read More

Canada Attacks Follow al-Qaida, IS Instructions To A Tee

October 24, 2014

“These deadly acts appear to follow what al-Qaida has been preaching for years through articles or videos posted online, calling on recruits and volunteers to go it alone without specific orders or training.”

Source:Canada Attacks Follow al-Qaida, IS Instructions To … Read More

‘Horrific day’ amid shooting near Canada’s Parliament

October 22, 2014

“There were ‘several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa’ on Wednesday morning, police said on Twitter. ‘Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill.’ All Ottawa police buildings remain on lockdown and are closed to the … Read More

UK raises terror threat level, citing Syria, Iraq risk

August 29, 2014

“The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from substantial to severe, the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of territory. ‘That means that a … Read More