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'One minute you're a 15-year-old girl who loves Netflix and music and the next minute you're looked at as maybe ISIS.' We now have a generation--Muslim and non-Muslim--who has grown up only knowing a world at war on terror, and who has been socialised in a climate of widespread Islamophobia, surveillance, and suspicion. In Coming of Age in the War on Terror, award-winning writer Randa Abdel-Fattah interrogates the impact of all this on young people's political consciousness and their trust towards adults and the societies they live in. Drawing on local interviews but global in scope, this book is the first to examine the lives of a generation for whom the rise of the far-right and the growing polarisation of politics seem normal. It's about time we hear what they have to say.
Of all the books about 9/11 one has been missing until now – a panoramic narrative from the men and women caught up in the unprecedented human drama of that terrible day. The Only Plane in the Sky is nothing less than the first comprehensive oral history of 9/11, deftly woven and told in the voices of ordinary people grappling with extraordinary events. Drawing on never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, new and archived interviews from nearly five hundred people, historian Garrett Graff skillfully tells the story of the day as it was lived. It begins in the predawn hours of airports in the Northeast, where we meet the ticket agents who unknowingly usher terrorists onto their flights.
Today, war is often waged against organizations, as well as other countries. ISIS has been a relatively recent evolution, and forces have had to adapt combat techniques to deal with an organisation that continues to change and reorganise itself. This book gives a detailed picture of the forces combatting ISIS and explains the history of the fight, all from the point of view of the people involved who have experienced ISIS violence first-hand.
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Afghanistan is a landlocked and mountainous country in Central Asia with a population of nearly 35 million in 2018. It is bordered by Iran to the west, Pakistan to the south and east, and Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north. Afghanistan also has a short border with China in the northeast. The country is home to a multitude of ethnic groups, including Pashtuns (approximately 40 percent of the population), Tajiks (about 25 percent), and Hazara and Uzbeks (both around 10 percent). Afghanistan's two official languages are Pashtu (or Pashto) and Dari, but many other languages are spoken. The country's political system is an Islamic-based parliamentary republic with thirty-four provinces. The capital and largest city is Kabul.
Discusses the use of data mining in the efforts of the U.S. government in its war against terrorism. Overview of how data mining works; Description of how the U.S. government uses data mining to gather personal information; Information on the government data mining projects.
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The siege of Marawi City in 2017 by militants flying the black flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was one of the most significant events in the development of militant Islamism in Southeast Asia. The devastation of the attack, however, was followed by a major breakthrough in the peace process in the Southern Philippines with the formation in early 2019 of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
In recent years, far-right organisations have formed in response to what they believe to be the threat from the rise of Islam in Australia. Parallel movements have spawned an extensive literature internationally. In this study I investigate this movement in Australia using automated text analysis of all public posts from two of the most popular Australian anti-Islam groups on social media.
The war in Afghanistan began on Sept. 11, 2001. I was a freshly selected one-star admiral, the gold braid brand-new on the sleeves of my service dress blue uniform. My office was on the outer “E-ring” of the Pentagon, and through the windows across the corridor, I glimpsed a Boeing 757 just before it struck the building. The nose of American Airlines Flight 77 hit the first floor. I was about 150ft. away on the fourth floor, and was spared.
The Christchurch terrorist atrocity of March 15, 2019, highlighted some important lessons for New Zealand. For one thing, it revealed that even a geographically isolated state is not immune to an evolving and increasingly complex threat of violent extremism in a globalising world.
Terrorism is a global challenge that seeks to strike at the heart of our society. Australia is committed to the
fight against this evil, and it is important that all Australians are aware of our approach and able to contribute
to our collective safety.
This is a list of terrorist incidents in 2022, including attacks by violent non-state actors for political motives. Note that terrorism related to drug wars and cartel violence is not included. Ongoing military conflicts are listed separately.
With the world still reeling from the global COVID-19 pandemic, nearly two years in the making, few know what to expect terrorism trends to look like heading into 2022. However, certain trends from previous years seem likely to continue and may grow more severe.
Three men who planned to commit a terror attack in Melbourne's CBD, killing multiple people with a rifle, have each been sentenced to a decade behind bars. (2021)
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Ten years after the far-right extremist terror attack in Norway that killed 77 people, we meet survivors who've transformed their lives. (2021)
Reporter Yalda Hakim returns to Afghanistan for the first time since the Taliban took power. She finds a war-ravaged country on the brink of starvation and economic collapse, and a new terror threat on the rise. (2022)
A photo showing the car on fire and the man clad in black (in the centre) who attacked police officers (Photo: @chrismacheras) (2017)
Bomb squad police enter the Buckingham Serviced Apartments on Bay Street in Brighton, Melbourne on June 5, 2017. (Julian Smith / EPA)
Three Charged over Foiled ‘Potentially Deadly’ Terror Attack in Australia (Getty Images: William West)(2021)
Police kill 'terrorism' suspect after stabbing spree in Melbourne (Xinhua/Bai Xue via Newscom)(2018)
Melbourne terror plot trio Hanifi Halis, Ertunc Eriklioglu and Samed Eriklioglu sentenced (2021) (ABC News/ AAP))