Radicalism

FILE - In this March 17, 2019 file photo, a police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, where one of two mass shootings occurred. According to a report released Wednesday, March 18, 2020, by an organization that tracks far-right extremists, a recent surge in white nationalism in the U.S. has led to a growing threat of violence by factions that embrace bloodshed and advocate for a race war. The man accused of attacking two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and killing 51 people in March 2019 devoted a section of his manifesto to the concept of accelerationism, a fringe philosophy that promotes mass violence to fuel society’s collapse. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
March 18, 2020 - 12:19 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A recent surge in white nationalism in the U.S. has led to a growing threat of violence by factions that embrace bloodshed and advocate for a race war, according to a report released Wednesday by an organization that tracks far-right extremists. The Southern Poverty Law...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, friends and relatives hold up photos of victims of a shooting, in Hanau, Germany. The rampage this week in Germany in which a gunman killed nine people with foreign backgrounds was the country's third deadly far-right attack in a matter of months. German leaders openly acknowledge there is a problem, but so far, identifying a solution has been elusive. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
February 22, 2020 - 2:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — As Germany's president expressed his sympathy and shock during a candlelight vigil for nine people killed by an immigrant-hating gunman, a woman called out from the crowd, demanding action, not words. But the country's leaders are struggling to figure out how to counter a recent rise...
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This photo taken on Monday Jan. 22, 2020 shows a gold miner holding gold in Kidal, Mali. A gold rush is underway in northern Mali in an area where al-Qaida-linked militants operate, raising concerns that new profits from the artisanal mining could benefit not only the local economy but also the Islamic extremists. A coalition of armed Tuareg rebels known as the CMA controls the Kidal region and its leaders are the ones overseeing the gold panning activities. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
February 14, 2020 - 4:45 am
KIDAL, Mali (AP) — A gold rush is underway in an area of northern Mali where al-Qaida-linked fighters are active, raising concerns that profits from artisanal mining could benefit not only the local economy but also Islamic extremists. A coalition of armed Tuareg rebels known as the CMA controls...
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Smoke rises from the sites of anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Iraqi officials and activists say multiple anti-government protesters have been shot dead and dozens wounded in clashes with followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
February 05, 2020 - 4:09 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — At least eight anti-government protesters were shot dead and 52 were wounded in clashes with followers of a radical Shiite cleric in southern Iraq on Wednesday, Iraqi medical officials and activists said. The violence comes as new divisions have emerged among protesters and...
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January 23, 2020 - 3:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is banning the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 Deutschland in what the country's top security official said Thursday was a “clear message” against far-right extremism and anti-Semitism. More than 200 police officers carried out raids in six German states early Thursday, seizing...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019 file photo made available from the Mali Army, coffins being honoured during a funeral ceremony are pictured in Gao, Mali. As a security summit begins Monday in France with the leaders of Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger and Mauritania, Macron hopes to counter anti-French sentiment that has bubbled up amid frustration over the extremist attacks that killed thousands of people last year alone. (Mali Army via AP, File)
January 13, 2020 - 3:54 am
PAU, France (AP) — France is preparing its military to better target Islamic extremists in a West African region that has seen a surge of deadly violence. But first, French President Emmanuel Macron is asking African heads of state to answer a key question: “Do you want us there?" As a security...
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January 10, 2020 - 4:28 am
FADA N'GOURMA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The jihadists who killed Wabwa Ampougovni's son and two grandchildren wanted them to suffer: They cut the backs of their necks before slitting their throats, leaving them to a slow and agonizing death. They were among 14 people killed in late November when...
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French President Emmanuel Macron is welcomed by President Alassane Ouattara upon arrival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Friday Dec. 20, 2019. Macron is in Ivory Coast for a three-day official visit. (AP Photo/Diomande Ble Blonde)
December 21, 2019 - 5:13 pm
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — France's President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to boost the fight against Islamic extremism in West Africa as French troops killed 33 Islamic extremists in central Mali. Saturday was Macron's second day of his three-day trip to Ivory Coast and Niger that has been dominated...
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Navy midshipmen celebrate a Navy touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. Navy won 31-7. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 16, 2019 - 6:28 pm
When is OK not okay? Some West Point cadets and U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen flashed what looked like a sideways OK finger gesture during a live television broadcast over the weekend at the Army-Navy football game. Now military officials are probing their intentions. Was it an affirmation? An...
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A woman looks at a cake in the shape of La Scala opera house displayed in the window of Cava bakery, in downtown Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Milan's storied La Scala opera house opens its 2019-2020 season on Saturday with Puccini's "Tosca," which stars Russian soprano Anna Netrebko as the object of unwanted sexual attention from a powerful authority figure. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
December 07, 2019 - 8:06 pm
MILAN (AP) — The gala season premiere of Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and conducted by Riccardo Chailly received 15 minutes of applause from an audience of Milanese elite, in an evening that celebrated culture as a bulwark against political extremism. For the second year...
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