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May 15, 2018

May 11th, 2018: Female ISIS hit squad planned UK terror attack

SITUATION   A female ISIS hit squad consisting of a teenager and her mother and sister plotted an attack on the British Museum. Safaa Boular, 18, is said to have planned a knife attack at the British Museum after being blocked from joining her terrorist fiance in Syria. It is said that she initially planned the attack with guns and grenades. Her partner Naweed Hussain then told her all she needed was a car and knife. When Hussain was killed in Syria, she switched her plans to Britain. Investigators bugged her mother's home and taped conversations revealed Boular's plans. Boular was thwarted...

 

May 10, 2018

May 10th, 2018: BJP leader Pawan Kesari shot dead in Allahabad

SITUATION   Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pawan Kesari was shot dead by bike-borne unidentified people in the Phulpur district near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. He was attacked on Tuesday night. Pawan Kesari had sometimes back protested against the criminal elements that had, in turn, threatened him of dire consequences. As he feared for his life, he spoke to the Allahabad SSP over the telephone on Tuesday evening. He sought police protection. However, just one hour after his telephonic conversation with the SSP, he was killed by bike-borne attackers. Although he was rushed to the hospital immediately, he was declared brought dead. Station House...

 

May 10, 2018

May 9th, 2018: Man was charged in Toronto human trafficking investigation

SITUATION   Alexander Roberts, 20, is facing charges in a Toronto human trafficking investigation. The charges include child pornography and assault. York Regional Police say they began investigating a “suspected pimp” involved in trafficking teens, on April 3. Investigators allege the suspect was active online and may have used social media accounts to contact women. On April 26, police arrested the suspect after investigators located two victims. Police are not releasing the circumstances behind how the victims were found to protect their identities. The Toronto human trafficking suspect is facing 10 charges, including trafficking in persons under the age of 18,...

 

May 8, 2018

May 7th, 2018: Shooting in Punjab gets Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan Interior Minister, wounded

SITUATION    On the 6th of May, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan Interior Minister was shot and wounded on the shoulder during an election rally in central Punjab province. The Junior Interior Minister, Mr. Talal Chaudhry stated “Mr. Iqbal was returning to his car after a meeting when he came under attack. The minister luckily survived. Thank God he is out of danger". The shooter was identified as 21-year-old Abid Hussain, who tried to fire a second shot but was immediately arrested. "The attacker was about to fire a second shot when police and people at the meeting overpowered him," Punjab...

 

May 4, 2018

May 4th, 2018: Sunderland shopkeeper jailed over IS terror posts

SITUATION    A shopkeeper who tweeted support for Islamic State in IS terror posts and called for "death to Shias" has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Mohammed Zahir Khan, 40, of Nora Street, Sunderland admitted encouraging acts of terror and inciting religious hatred via his social media accounts. Furthermore, he shared messages on social media in which he said Shia Muslims should be burnt alive. The accused had served long sentences in the past for drugs supply offenses. He then moved to the northeast to make a break from gangs. In March last year, he posted on Facebook a statement about...