|A screen shot of Osama bin Laden, from his latest audiotape. Image from AP/SITE Intelligence Group. |
German Homegrown Terrorist Eric Breininger Believed Killed
|It was unclear recently whether Breininger was still with the Islamic Jihad Union. The picture shows IJU members. Taifatul Mansura, the mainly Turkish group that reported his death, operates under the command of the Afghan Taliban and is closely linked to the IJU. Its statement says: "We, those responsible for the region Germany, regard it as important to mention that the jihad is getting increasing numbers of supporters from Europe, especially from Germany."|
As al Qeada and other groups find it difficult to be completely open in their memberships and locations they rely heavily on other terrorist groups to do much of the front line work. Al Qeada is still a force to be reckoned with but as terrorism is generally a compartmentalized operation the numbers of actual al Qeada members may be very small.
|Bekkay Harrach, speaking in a markedly soft voice, the German-Moroccan swears an oath of allegiance to terrorist leader Osama bin Laden on a recently released video.|
|Three Ontario men, from left to right, Khurram Sher, Hiva Alizadeh and Misbahuddin Ahmed, have been charged in connection with an alleged domestic terrorism plot. (Sarah Wallace/CBC)|
|The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said the arrest warrants for Maiwand Yar and Ferid Ahmed Imam are the result of a four-year national security criminal investigation known as Project Darken.|
Terrorism will always be a concern as the world moves to more openness and globalization. The recent events in the Middle East show case how venerable some countries are to things like social media and if groups like al Qeada are able to utilize them we will new issues to worry about.