Islamic extremist groups

DNA on juice bottle leads police to French soldier's suspected attacker

Police escort the suspect accused of stabbing a French soldier near Paris. Photo: AFP

Traces of DNA on an orange juice bottle and a surveillance video of a man praying in a mall have led to the arrest of a young suspect accused of stabbing a French soldier who was patrolling a crowded area just outside Paris.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 2:39am

Police arrest ‘radical’ Muslim over French soldier’s stabbing

An  image taken from surveillance cameras shows a man suspected of having carried out a terror-related knife attack on a French soldier at the La Defense commercial centre in Paris. Photo: Reuters

Police investigating the stabbing of a French soldier in Paris on Wednesday arrested a suspect sources described as a supporter of “radical Islam”.

30 May 2013 - 2:38am

Inmates reportedly inspired by soldier's killing attack UK prison guards

Two prison officers have been injured in an attack at a British maximum security jail, officials said yesterday, with media reports claiming the assailants were Muslim inmates inspired by the brutal murder of a soldier.

29 May 2013 - 3:06am

Move to prevent radicalisation of British Muslims

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street. Photo: AP

A battery of measures to prevent radicalisation of British Muslims was outlined by the home affairs minister, Theresa May. They included tougher pre-emptive censorship of internet sites, a lower threshold for banning extremist groups and renewed pressure on universities and mosques to reject so-called hate preachers.

28 May 2013 - 2:49am

Indonesian police officers held over beatings in video posted on YouTube

Soldiers from Indonesia's elite Detachment 88 anti-terror brigade pin a suspect to the ground. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Five Indonesian policemen have been arrested over the alleged torture of militants after a video posted on YouTube showed suspects being shot and abused. The blurry 14-minute video, also posted by several Islamic groups on their websites, depicts officers forcing a man to strip to his underwear before they shoot him, apparently in the chest.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:16am

US judge postpones radical cleric Abu Hamza's trial to 2014

Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza al-Masri. Photo: Reuters

Judge Katherine Forrest initially scheduled the trial for this summer, but said last Thursday that the long delay seemed necessary because of the vast amount of discovery material lawyers had to pore over, including sermons Abu Hamza made at mosques in Britain.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:23am

Pakistan must eradicate virus of extremism

A health department worker applies a polio vaccine dose to a child in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photo: EPA

Pakistan's hopes of becoming a polio-free nation are in peril after the suspension of an immunisation campaign in the wake of the recent extremist killings of vaccination workers in Karachi and Peshawar.

More than 3.5 million Pakistani children are now at risk after missing out on the vaccination shots.

1 Jan 2013 - 3:17am

France charges, imprisons seven terror suspects

French police officers outside a building where authorities discovered bomb-making material after the break up of a suspected terrorist cell in Torcy, east of Paris, on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Seven Frenchmen arrested as part of a weekend swoop on a suspected Islamist terror cell believed to have plotted attacks in the country were formally charged on Thursday, a legal source said.

12 Oct 2012 - 9:04pm

Paris bomb factory of 'anti-Jewish' radicals discovered

Police at the Paris estate where the cache of bomb-making materials and weapons were found. Photo: AP

French police believe they have discovered an "extremely dangerous terrorist cell" after finding weapons and bomb-making materials while investigating suspected radical Islamists.

11 Oct 2012 - 3:40am

Libyans storm militia in backlash of attack on US

Libyans, foreground, pass by a demonstration by Ansar al-Shariah and other Islamic militias, background, as they march against the militias in Benghazi on Friday. Photo: AP

Hundreds of protesters stormed the compound of one of Libya’s strongest armed Islamic extremist groups on Friday, evicting militiamen and setting fire to their building as the attack that killed the US ambassador and four other Americans sparked a public backlash against armed groups that run rampant in the country and defy the country’s new, post-Muammar Gaddafi leadership.

22 Sep 2012 - 2:12pm