Newsletter - TEW Related Newshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related Newsen-us2019-01-22T05:08:44.5364805-06:00Former NCTC Director: Myth and Reality on Terrorists and the Southern Borderhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=52821/9/2019 12:00:00 AMOur federal courthouses and prisons are not filled with terrorists we&#8217;ve captured at the border. There is no wave of terrorist operatives waiting to cross overland into the United States.Scores of Bomb Threats Emailed Across U.S. Demanding Bitcoin Ransomhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=525412/14/2018 12:00:00 AMThe FBI has responded to an undisclosed number of emailed bomb threats sent to businesses and other strategic locations across the United States demanding thousands of dollars in Bitcoin to avoid device detonation.&nbsp;<br>Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12https://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=525012/12/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>STRASBOURG, France (AP) &#8212; A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt when he got away. France immediately raised its terror alert level.DECEMBER TERROR THREAT SNAPSHOThttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=524812/11/2018 12:00:00 AM<p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;">Washington, D.C.</span>&nbsp;&#8211; House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today released December&#8217;s&nbsp;<a href="https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/DecemberTTS.pdf" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;">Terror Threat Snapshot</a>, a monthly assessment of the Committee&#8217;s continuing effort to highlight the growing threat America, the West, and the world face from ISIS and other Islamist terrorists.</p><p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); text-decoration-line: underline;">Key Points&nbsp;</span></p><ul style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); margin: 0px; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><li style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px;"><a href="https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/canadian-man-found-guilty-committing-act-terrorism-transcending-national-boundaries-and-other" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;">November 13, 2018</a>: Amor M.Deaths from terrorism fell for the third consecutive year, after peaking in 2014https://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=525912/11/2018 12:00:00 AM<div class="subtilte-summary"><p>The Global Terrorism Index 2018, just released by the Institute for Economic&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;Peace (IEP), shows the total number of deaths decreased by 27 percent in 2017, with the largest falls occurring in Iraq and Syria. A drop in fatalities was also reflected in country scores with 94 countries improving, compared to 46 that deteriorated.Man accused of plotting large-scale attack at Ohio synagoguehttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=525312/10/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) &#8212; Federal authorities said Monday they have charged two people involved in planning separate large-scale attacks &#8212; one who wanted to carry out a shooting at a synagogue and another who had been plotting to attack a bar and blow up a pipeline.</p><div><br></div>Soldier who tried to help terrorists gets 25-year sentencehttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=523312/4/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>HONOLULU (AP) &#8212; A soldier based in Hawaii was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group.</p><div><br></div>Mexican Citizen Imprisoned for Operating Document Mill That Produced Over 1000 False IDshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=518911/8/2018 10:09:00 AM<p>A Mexican citizen who had been living in Marion was sentenced to more than four years in prison for operating a document mill that produced more than 1,000 false identification documents, as well as stealing the identity of another.</p><div><br></div>NOVEMBER TERROR THREAT SNAPSHOThttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=518611/8/2018 9:59:03 AM<p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;">Washington, D.C.</span>&nbsp;&#8211; House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today released November&#8217;s<a href="https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NovemberTTS.pdf" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;">&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">Terror Threat Snapshot</em></span></a><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">,</em></span><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">&nbsp;</em></span>a monthly assessment of the Committee&#8217;s continuing effort to highlight the growing threat America, the West, and the world face from ISIS and other Islamist terrorists.</p><p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><u style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;">Key Points:</span></u></p><ul style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); margin: 0px; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><li style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px;">Five senior members of the Taliban, Mohammad Fazl, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa, Abdul Haq Wasiq, and Noorullah Noori&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/world/asia/taliban-five-guantanamo-qatar.html" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/world/asia/taliban-five-guantanamo-qatar.html" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;">have all been appointed as members of the terrorist organization&#8217;s political office in Qatar</a>.Secret Service Intercepts Suspicious Devices Mailed to Obama, Hillary Clintonhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=517410/24/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>The U.S. Secret Service has intercepted two suspicious packages addressed to protectees, according to a Secret Service press release.Bipartisan bill targeting Hamas, Hezbollah for using human shields passes senate unanimouslyhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=516610/16/2018 12:00:00 AM<div class="subtilte-summary"><p>The United States Senate has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would enact sanctions on those who use civilians as human shields as a tactic of war, including terror groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and&nbsp;ISIS. The bill, called the Sanctioning the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act, was co-sponsored by 50 other&nbsp;senators.Terror attacks in U.K. fueling surge in hate crimeshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=516710/16/2018 12:00:00 AM<div class="subtilte-summary"><p class="MsoNormal">Terror attacks have helped drive up the number of hate crimes in England and Wales with spikes in the aftermath of incidents, Home Office official figures published today show. The number of offenses recorded by police jumped following the terror attack by Khalid Masood at Westminster last year.Fuller picture of the human cost from terrorist attackshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=516510/16/2018 12:00:00 AM<div class="subtilte-summary"><p class="MsoNormal">An average of 8,338 people died and 10,785 people were injured every year in domestic and international terrorist attacks between 1970 and 2016. Terrorist attacks injure far more people than they kill, leaving victims with lost limbs, hearing loss, respiratory disease, depression and other issues &#8212; but little research has measured the impact of that damage beyond the number of people who are&nbsp;hurt.UN: Links Between Organized Crime and Terrorism are Increasing, Lines Becoming Blurredhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=516410/14/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>Terror groups are getting increasingly-involved in &#8220;lucrative&#8221; criminal activities such as trading in natural resources and human trafficking, Mich&egrave;le Coninsx, the executive director of the UN&nbsp;Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate&nbsp;(CTED), told a Security Council briefing on Oct. 8.FBI says man planned to bomb National Mall on Election Dayhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=515510/10/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>NEW YORK (AP) &#8212; Federal authorities have charged a New York man with building a 200-pound (90-kilogram) bomb they say he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington.</p><div><br></div>OCTOBER TERROR THREAT SNAPSHOThttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=515210/9/2018 2:54:12 PM<p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;">Washington, D.C.</span>&nbsp;&#8211; House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today released October&#8217;s&nbsp;<a href="https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/October-Terror-Threat-Snapshot.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-cke-saved-href="https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/October-Terror-Threat-Snapshot.pdf" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">Terror Threat Snapshot</em></span></a><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">,</em></span><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">&nbsp;</em></span>a monthly assessment of the Committee&#8217;s continuing effort to highlight the growing threat America, the West, and the world face from ISIS and other Islamist terrorists.</p><p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); color: rgb(47, 79, 79);"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;">Key Points:</span></span></p><ul style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); margin: 0px; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><li style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px;"><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/nyregion/sayfullo-saipov-death-penalty.html" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/nyregion/sayfullo-saipov-death-penalty.html" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;">September 28, 2018</a>: Federal prosecutors announced that they will be seeking the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov, who conducted the October 31, 2017 vehicle attack on a bike path in New York City that left eight dead.</li><li style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px;"><a href="https://www.npr.org/2018/09/28/652476058/police-in-netherlands-arrest-7-suspected-in-terrorist-plot-to-attack-large-event" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.npr.org/2018/09/28/652476058/police-in-netherlands-arrest-7-suspected-in-terrorist-plot-to-attack-large-event" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;">September 28, 2018</a>: Dutch police arrested seven individuals for plotting a &#8220;large scale event&#8221; in the Netherlands.Germany: 8th man arrested over alleged far-right plothttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=514310/3/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>BERLIN (AP) &#8212; German authorities say they have arrested an eighth man on suspicion of forming a far-right terrorist organization that planned to attack foreigners and political enemies.</p><div><br></div>French police seize weapons, detain 3 in anti-terror raidshttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=514210/2/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>PARIS (AP) &#8212; French police detained three people and seized weapons during raids of a dozen homes and the headquarters of a Muslim association based outside the port city of Dunkirk during an anti-terrorism operation early Tuesday, officials said.</p><div><br></div>Germany arrests 7 suspected far-right extremists in Chemnitzhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=514410/1/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>BERLIN (AP) &#8212; German police have arrested seven men on suspicion of forming a &#8220;far-right terrorist organization&#8221; in the eastern city of Chemnitz and planning to carry out attacks against foreigners and political enemies, officials said Monday.</p><div><br></div>Evacuation decision-making: How people make choices in disastershttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=51319/27/2018 12:00:00 AM<div class="subtilte-summary"><p class="MsoNormal">Individual risk perception is the strongest predictor of who will evacuate before and during a hurricane. But it appears that some individuals&#8217; self-reports of their evacuation risk did not agree with what emergency response agencies decided were the highest risk areas.5 Times Terrorists Were Thwarted by 'If You See Something, Say Something'https://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=51209/25/2018 12:00:00 AM&#8220;If You See Something, Say Something&#8221; is more than just a campaign catchphrase, but the means by which terror plots have been disrupted and lives saved. Whether the ties bind as closely as relatives or the observer is no more than a casual bystander, these tipsters saw something that didn&#8217;t sit right and passed the information along to authorities.Death toll at 11 in China vehicle attack, 44 in hospitalhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=51059/13/2018 3:13:47 PM<p>BEIJING (AP) &#8212; The death toll has risen to 11 with another 44 people hospitalized after a man allegedly drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping out and attacking victims with a dagger and shovel, local authorities said Thursday.</p><div><br></div>SEPTEMBER TERROR THREAT SNAPSHOThttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=51099/4/2018 12:00:00 AM<p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;">Washington, D.C.</span>&nbsp;&#8211; House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today released September&#8217;s&nbsp;<a href="https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/September-Terror-Threat-2018.pdf" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">Terror Threat Snapshot</em></span></a><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">,</em></span><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;"><em style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204);">&nbsp;</em></span>a monthly assessment of the Committee&#8217;s continuing effort to highlight the growing threat America, the West, and the world face from ISIS and other Islamist terrorists.</p><p style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5rem; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); font-weight: bolder;">Key Points:</span></p><ul style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); margin: 0px; color: rgb(70, 87, 103); font-family: proxima-nova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><li style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.01) 0px 0px 1px;"><a href="https://nl.usembassy.gov/statement-on-attack-at-amsterdam-centraal-station/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-cke-saved-href="https://nl.usembassy.gov/statement-on-attack-at-amsterdam-centraal-station/" style="box-sizing: inherit; border: 0px solid rgb(184, 194, 204); background-color: transparent; color: rgb(208, 79, 56); text-decoration-line: none;">August 31, 2018</a>: Two Americans were seriously injured in a stabbing attack at the main train station in Amsterdam that Dutch officials said had a &#8220;terrorist motive.&#8221; The attacker was identified as 19-year-old Jawad S., an Afghan asylum seeker who had traveled to the station from Germany.US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered US as refugeehttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=50658/16/2018 3:43:38 PM<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) &#8212; An Iraqi man accused of killing for the Islamic State entered the U.S.UK police seek motive of Sudan-born Parliament car crasherhttps://sltew.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=TEW Related News&newsletterid=50688/15/2018 12:00:00 AM<p>LONDON (AP) &#8212; Detectives searched several properties as they built up a profile Wednesday of a Sudan-born man who crashed a car outside Britain&#8217;s Parliament in what police are treating as an act of terrorism.</p><div><br></div>