terrorism http://kuow.org en Seattle Somalis Worry Arrests Could Hinder How They Send Home Money http://kuow.org/post/seattle-somalis-worry-arrests-could-hinder-how-they-send-home-money <p>A Somali immigrant living in Kent was <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024145879_somaliarrest1xml.html">arrested Wednesday</a> on<a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/July/14-nsd-774.html"> charges of fundraising</a> for the Somali insurgent group Al-Shabaab. Her arrest could cast more suspicion on the system Somalis use to send money home. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:01:28 +0000 Amy Radil 38916 at http://kuow.org Seattle Somalis Worry Arrests Could Hinder How They Send Home Money How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think http://kuow.org/post/how-much-does-terrorist-attack-cost-lot-less-youd-think The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is flush with cash, and holds as much as $2 billion. Counterterrorism officials say the group knows how to use that money to its advantage. It's showing a kind of professional acumen and discipline that sets it apart from other terrorist organizations. But what kinds of attacks can its money buy?<p>Back in 2006, when Germany was hosting the World Cup soccer tournament, a terrorist attack was narrowly averted. With bombs hidden in their suitcases, two men in their 20s boarded commuter trains in the city of Cologne.<p>Richard Barrett was on a U.N. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:27:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 37019 at http://kuow.org How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think Militants Attack Kenyan Town, Leaving Dozens Of People Dead http://kuow.org/post/militants-attack-kenyan-town-leaving-least-48-people-dead Kenya saw another deadly attack when armed militants stormed a small coastal town Sunday night, leaving at least 48 people dead.<p><a href="http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/thecounties/article/2000124923/48-people-killed-in-mpeketoni-town-attack">Kenya's Standard Digital reports</a> that police warned the death toll could climb higher. The Standard adds:<p><blockquote><p>"Mpeketoni is now like a ghost town as many residents are missing and there is more gunfire being witnessed. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:40:00 +0000 editor 36458 at http://kuow.org Militants Attack Kenyan Town, Leaving Dozens Of People Dead Obama: 275 Troops Will Go To Iraq As Militants Take Ground http://kuow.org/post/militant-group-advances-iraq-taking-northern-iraqi-town President Obama has informed Congress that 275 U.S. Armed Forces personnel will go to Iraq to provide security for the U.S. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:53:00 +0000 editor 36452 at http://kuow.org Obama: 275 Troops Will Go To Iraq As Militants Take Ground Iraq In Crisis: Militant Group Gains Ground, U.S. Debates Response http://kuow.org/post/iraq-crisis-militant-group-gains-ground-us-debates-response <p>Marcie Sillman talks to <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/Backchannels/2014/0611/Iraq-s-Mosul-crisis-creates-strange-bedfellows-video">Dan Murphy,</a> national security correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, about the worsening situation in Iraq. Then, David Hyde talks to Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., a ranking member on the House Armed Service Committee, about the U.S. response to the violence.</p><p>The militant group Islamic State In Iraq and Al-Sham has been seizing cities in northern Iraq. Mosul, one of the largest city in northern Iraq, was seized Tuesday. Members of Congress are weighing in on the situation. Some Republicans have called for immediate military intervention there, but<a href="http://adamsmith.house.gov/"> Smith</a> thinks a military solution might not be the answer right now. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:23:14 +0000 Marcie Sillman, David Hyde & Amina Al-Sadi 36272 at http://kuow.org Iraq In Crisis: Militant Group Gains Ground, U.S. Debates Response Justice Department Renews Focus On Homegrown Terrorists http://kuow.org/post/justice-department-renews-focus-homegrown-terrorists The U.S. has devoted billions of dollars to fighting terrorism overseas in the years since the Sept. 11 attacks.<p>The Justice Department is increasingly warning about the danger posed by radicals on American soil, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wants prosecutors and FBI agents to devote more attention to the threat.<p>Nearly two decades ago, after the Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people, the Justice Department launched a group to fight domestic terrorism.<p>That group was set to meet on Sept. 11, 2001, but the meeting got canceled and the idea shelved as the U.S. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:31:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 35678 at http://kuow.org Attack On Street Market In Northwest China Kills 31 http://kuow.org/post/attack-street-market-northwest-china-kills-31 A coordinated attack on an outdoor market in northwest China has left 31 people dead and dozens wounded, prompting promises of a vigorous government response. Bombs and cars were used to inflict damage on people at the market.<p>The Chinese government called the early morning attack in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region, a "serious violent terrorist incident of a particularly vile nature," according to The Associated Press. Thu, 22 May 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34956 at http://kuow.org Attack On Street Market In Northwest China Kills 31 Who Are The Boko Haram? http://kuow.org/post/who-are-boko-haram <p>Marcie Sillman talks to Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. It has been almost a month since nearly 300 school-aged girls were kidnapped in Nigeria by the group Boko Haram. Downie explains who the Boko Haram are and what motivates their egregious tactics. Thu, 08 May 2014 22:24:38 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 34098 at http://kuow.org Who Are The Boko Haram? Confusion Reigns Over Missing Jet's Final Location http://kuow.org/post/no-terror-link-seen-between-stolen-passports-missing-malaysian-jet <h6>This post has been updated.</h6><p>There's no sign yet of <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/287635756/malaysia-airlines" target="_blank">Malaysia Airlines Flight 370</a> — the Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard that disappeared early Saturday while on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.<p>At the same time, there is confusion as to where authorities last spotted the jet.<p>The head of Malaysia's air force was quoted as saying the jet was hundreds of miles off course when it was last seen on radar. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:23:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 30245 at http://kuow.org Confusion Reigns Over Missing Jet's Final Location More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian School http://kuow.org/post/more-two-dozen-boys-killed-attack-nigerian-school Suspicion is immediately focusing on the Islamist group Boko Haram as word emerges about another horrific attack on school children in Nigeria.<p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/25/us-nigeria-violence-idUSBREA1O0G320140225" target="_blank">Reuters</a>: "Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight and killed 29 pupils, many of whom died in flames as the school was burned to the ground, police and the military said on Tuesday. ... All those killed were boys. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:28:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 29383 at http://kuow.org Marathoner Bill Iffrig Remembers When The Bomb Went Off http://kuow.org/post/marathoner-bill-iffrig-remembers-when-bomb-went <p></p><p></p><p>Bill Iffrig was 15 feet from finishing the Boston Marathon in April when the first bomb went off. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:51:10 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 26114 at http://kuow.org Marathoner Bill Iffrig Remembers When The Bomb Went Off Siege Over, Kenya Has 'Defeated The Monster Of Terrorism' http://kuow.org/post/siege-over-kenya-has-defeated-monster-terrorism <strong>Update at 12:55 p.m. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 20874 at http://kuow.org Siege Over, Kenya Has 'Defeated The Monster Of Terrorism' Al-Shabab's Attack In Kenya Was A Long Time Coming http://kuow.org/post/al-shababs-attack-kenya-was-long-time-coming <p>The deadly terrorist attack in a Kenyan shopping mall has so far left over 60 dead and many wounded. The Somali-based terrorist organization Al-Shabab claimed responsibility. While the attack came as a shock to many of us, law professor Makau Mutua says Kenya has known for a long time that an attack was coming.</p><p>Makau Mutua is the dean of University of Buffalo's Law School and member of the independent, nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations. Ross Reynolds talks with Makau about the context behind this act of terrorism. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:38:36 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 20904 at http://kuow.org Al-Shabab's Attack In Kenya Was A Long Time Coming Militant Group Al-Shabab Evolves With Help From Al-Qaida http://kuow.org/post/militant-group-al-shabab-evolves-help-al-qaida Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now, the strike on Nairobi was noteworthy in part because of the group claiming responsibility. As David and Gregory mentioned, al-Shabab is a militant organization from nearby Somalia. Analyst Bronwyn Bruton of the Atlantic Council says a few years ago it would've had little reason to strike outside Somalia's borders. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:47:00 +0000 editor 20869 at http://kuow.org Boise Man Arrested On Terrorism Charges http://kuow.org/post/boise-man-arrested-terrorism-charges <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/051613JR_TerrorArrest_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Federal agents arrested a man in Idaho Thursday suspected of conspiring to support a terrorist organization in Central Asia. Thirty-year-old Fazliddin Kurbanov is from Uzbekistan and lives in Boise.<p>Two federal grand juries – one in Idaho and one in Utah – handed down a total of four terrorism-related charges against Kurbanov. Federal authorities say he attempted to help the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan with money and computer software between August 2012 and May 2013. Fri, 17 May 2013 16:44:14 +0000 Jessica Robinson 13278 at http://kuow.org