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Just a few months after a terrorist attack at a Manchester Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people, another one of the popstar’s shows was threatened with an attack.
As you may recall, our overcooked, overdone steak-gobbling president is scheduled to pay a visit to the United Kingdom. While there, he would inflict himself upon both Queen Elizabeth and Parliament, and no doubt countless other innocents. But after starting a Twitter feud with London mayor Sadiq Khan, Khan is calling…
In the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack on London Bridge—one that left at least seven people dead—Facebook has announced its intent to render its platform “hostile” to terrorists.
On Wednesday morning, the Greater Manchester police announced that they had made three new arrests in connection with the terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night. Yesterday the police also arrested a 23-year-old suspect.
The explosion that occurred Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has now reportedly killed 22 people and injured 59 people. Two victims have already been named: an 18-year-old woman named Georgina Callander and the eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos. At least twelve children are believed to be among…
On Monday night, Ariana Grande performed in the city of Manchester, England to a vast, mostly adolescent audience. Nothing seemed amiss until the end of the show, when an explosion tore through the arena foyer. So far nineteen people have been pronounced dead, and at least 50 injured.
While the country was distracted with the passing of the Republican’s disastrous health care bill today, Reuters reports that the State Department is considering a rule that would require certain visa applicants to give the government access to their social media accounts, in what many see as a push towards the…
A three-month-old baby was taken in for questioning at the U.S. Embassy in London after his grandfather mistakenly marked the purpose of his trip to the U.S. as “terrorism” on the immigration form. There’s...a box for that? Genius! What a flawless system.
Christians across the world celebrated Palm Sunday on April 9, but at two Coptic churches in Egypt, this gathering ended in bloodshed. Forty-four people were killed in two bombings, and as of this evening, ISIS has claimed responsibility for these atrocities.
On Friday afternoon, a truck was driven into a crowd in a busy area of Stockholm, Sweden. The New York Times reports that three people have been killed. Authorities are saying “a large number” of people in the area were wounded.
Last week, 66-year-old Timothy Caughman was stabbed to death by James Harris Jackson, a 28-year-old Baltimore native who traveled to New York City expressly for the purpose of killing black people. Now Jackson is being charged with murder as terrorism.
Parliament was put on lockdown Wednesday, following a chaotic attack on Westminster bridge that has left at least one dead. Authorities are currently considering the incident an act of terrorism.
White House deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka went on NPR Wednesday morning, where he declined to unequivocally answer a direct, pertinent, seemingly easy question: Does Donald Trump (and by extension, the Trump Administration) view Islam as a religion?
On Monday, bomb threats were called into Jewish schools and JCCs in 11 states, including Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. On Sunday, 100 headstones were damaged in a Philadelphia Jewish cemetery, just a week after the same thing…
Swedes completed the three stages of processing a blatant Trump administration lie (confusion, followed by anger, followed by Twitter jokes), after the president implied at a rally in Florida on Saturday that Sweden experienced a terrorist attack on Friday.
In keeping with its tradition of lambasting the press, the White House last week released a list of 78 terrorist attacks from September 2014 and December 2016 to which it claimed journalists had not paid enough attention. The widely-covered shootings in San Bernardino and at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the attacks…
Moving in complete opposition to what Donald Trump has proposed when it comes to exploring extremist violence, Theresa May’s government has announced a £60 million plan to combat the “alt-right,” or as we should be calling them by now, Nazis.
Turkish officials have arrested eight people in connection with the shooting in an Istanbul night club called Reina on New Year’s Eve that left 39 dead and 69 injured.
At least 39 people were killed early Sunday morning when a lone gunman opened fire in an Istanbul nightclub amidst New Year’s Day celebrations. According to the Anadolu news agency, at least 24 foreigners are among the dead, including citizens of Belgium, Iraq, France, India, Libya, Israel, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Saudi…