Global terrorism thread:

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China

A car crashed and burst in flames in Tiananmen Square. According to the Ministry of Public Security (The ones in charge of the Public Security Police), the occupants were Uighur Muslims and are extremists according to seized evidence. Take it very carefully with the problems the CCP has with Xinjiang.

Kenya

Kenyan police announced that five suspects were arrested as being related to the mall shootouts.
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77 Nohbody9th Jan 2014 01:46:50 PM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
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Pakistani Teen stops suicide bomber from blowing up a school, at cost of his own life.

There's the type of martyr that is needed, and not the usual assortment of assholes trying for martyrdom.

Taliban prisoners held at Bagram to be released due to insufficient evidence.

Given the recidivism rate of those held at Guantanamo then released, I wonder how many of those guys released will be back at it in short order.
78 FFShinra9th Jan 2014 04:53:01 PM from Ivalice, apparently , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Beware the Crazy Man.
Pakistan's top anti-terror cop was killed in Karachi today. [1]
Final Fantasy, Foreign Policy, and Bollywood. Helluva combo, that...
79 TheHandle16th Feb 2014 07:23:02 AM from Barcelona , Relationship Status: In my bunk
The most dangerous thing...
Al Quaida, middle management, and grocery recipes.

Yeah. They manage a budget, and they keep a tight house.
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80 MarqFJA16th Feb 2014 09:52:04 AM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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Even considering the background of their late founder, it's surprising that he managed to spread this organizational model throughout the highly decentralized organization.
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81 Achaemenid1st Mar 2014 05:23:39 PM from Blades , Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
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29 dead in Chinese knife attack.

An attack by knife-wielding men at a railway station in Kunming in south-west China has left at least 29 dead, the state news agency Xinhua says.

Another 130 people were wounded in what authorities described as an "organised, premeditated, violent terrorist attack".

Four suspects were shot dead and others are being sought, Xinhua said.

Current speculation, by Chinese netizens and the local authorities, is that this was Muslim Uighur separatists from Xinjiang in Northwest China; their relationship with the CPC is about as good as you'd expect an ethno-religious minority's relationship with a Communist government to be. Uighur separatists carried out China's first suicide-bombing, in the Northwestern Chinese town of Kuqa in 2008.

I wonder why they seem to like stabbing; perhaps it's cultural, or perhaps it's because guns and explosives are hard to come by in China. Can't really do anything but condemn the attack - regardless of how just the Uighur cause may or may not be, attacking civilians is not on.

edited 1st Mar '14 5:24:48 PM by Achaemenid

82 DeMarquis1st Mar 2014 05:38:03 PM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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Uigher's have a very good case for international attention and sympathy, but terror tactics like this arent going to help their cause very much.
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83 Achaemenid1st Mar 2014 06:13:32 PM from Blades , Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
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The death toll has risen to 33.
84 DeMarquis1st Mar 2014 10:51:42 PM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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I dont wish to make light of what has happened, but I cant help wondering what they could have done if they had brought some guns...
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Probably would be worse.

IIRC, the penalty for using small arms to kill people can result in the death penalty by the use of firing squad.
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86 KnightofNASA2nd Mar 2014 12:47:28 AM from the Church of NASA, 2nd Regiment
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I...don't know what to say.

I mean, it is easy to see why they hate us. But this...

I don't know how to respond to this except condolence. No hatred nor forgiveness.
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http://www.interaksyon.com/article/81974/machete-rampage-may-signal-wider-china-troubles---analysts

A few analysts on the situation are convinced that it's not Uighur extremists, but was one done out of resentment against Han immigration.

edited 5th Mar '14 3:27:20 AM by Ominae

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88 Greenmantle5th Mar 2014 03:38:47 AM from Greater Wessex, Britannia , Relationship Status: Hiding
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[up] It looks like, slowly, the Chinese Communist Party are losing the "Mandate of Heaven".

edited 5th Mar '14 3:39:31 AM by Greenmantle

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89 Achaemenid14th Apr 2014 06:56:40 AM from Blades , Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Mr?
Nigerian bus station explodes; at least 71 dead.

Looks like Boko Haram are up to their old tricks again. Worrying in the extreme that they can hit this hard and this far out of their usual area of operations. Utmost sympathies for the victims, and for Nigeria as a whole. Attacking commuters is cowardly as hell.

edited 14th Apr '14 6:57:25 AM by Achaemenid

90 Quag1514th Apr 2014 07:48:14 AM from Portugal , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Looking through their history, we can agree that they're a bunch of stupid bastards.

And, looking through the history of their attacks, they'll continue doing it. It seems that they are a bit difficult to catch and stop.

edited 14th Apr '14 7:48:27 AM by Quag15

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91 Greenmantle14th Apr 2014 08:35:25 AM from Greater Wessex, Britannia , Relationship Status: Hiding
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92 Blurring14th Apr 2014 09:28:24 AM from an adjacent area right over there.
Because he is, that is why.
[up]Wasn't that a hoax?
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93 Greenmantle14th Apr 2014 09:37:20 AM from Greater Wessex, Britannia , Relationship Status: Hiding
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[up] Apparently not — the allegations look like they're credible enough to hold a high-level investigation into them:

An investigation into an alleged hard-line Islamist takeover plot of Birmingham schools has widened, with 25 schools now under the spotlight. Birmingham City Council said it had received more than 200 reports in relation to its inquiry. It has appointed former head teacher Ian Kershaw as its chief advisor.

Anonymous claims hard-line Muslims were trying to take over the running of some city schools were made in a letter sent to local authorities last year. The 25 schools now being looked at include primaries, secondaries and academies. The 200-plus reports to the council include emails and calls from staff, parents and governors.
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94 demarquis14th Apr 2014 06:04:38 PM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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I'm curios, exactly what would it mean if some religious sect "took over" a school? How would that even work exactly?
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95 SeptimusHeap14th Apr 2014 11:07:40 PM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Trying to infiltrate people of the sect into the school, like teachers, principals or the like. Which would allow them to control the curriculum.
96 Silasw14th Apr 2014 11:23:16 PM from The UNITED Kingdom , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
A procrastination in of itself
And what happens when school inspectors come round?
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97 Greenmantle14th Apr 2014 11:56:03 PM from Greater Wessex, Britannia , Relationship Status: Hiding
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[up] Nothing, in fact:

The Telegraph can disclose new details of problems revealed at Park View by a highly unusual two snap Ofsted inspections earlier this month. Lindsey Clark, the respected executive head who has an OBE for services to education, told the inspectors that she had been marginalised and that all decisions at the school were taken by Mr Alam and a small group of hardliners, including one senior teacher who has praised the al-Qaeda ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki at school assemblies. Other staff also said that they felt sidelined.

Inspectors were openly told by one senior teacher that the solution to Muslim problems would be the creation of a global Islamic state under sharia law, a key demand of extremists.
"Britannia Rules the Waves (if only)"
98 Silasw15th Apr 2014 12:38:59 AM from The UNITED Kingdom , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
A procrastination in of itself
Bloody Ofsted, they obviously save all their efficiency for trying to shut down children's democracies *grumble grumble*
"And the Bunny nails it!" ~ Gabrael

"If the UN can get through a day without everyone strangling everyone else so can we." ~ Cyran
99 Blurring15th Apr 2014 12:49:58 AM from an adjacent area right over there.
Because he is, that is why.
To evade the enemy behind us, reverse the polarity of the wave motion gun to activate the weaponised exhaust.
100 MarqFJA15th Apr 2014 02:49:41 AM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
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