islamic extremism

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    May 2, 2016  

    Five years ago, U.S. special operations forces launched a daring mission to kill al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin, who visited the scene shortly after the battle, describes what he observed, then former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta joins Hari Sreenivasan to reflect on how international terrorism has changed over the past five years. Continue reading

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    Five years after the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, former CIA Director Leon Panetta — the man responsible for the operation — said part of its purpose was to send a message to the world that “nobody attacks the United States and gets away with it.” Continue reading

  • Police control the access to Brussels central train station following Tuesday's bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2016.    REUTERS/Vincent Kessler - RTSBVKS
    March 23, 2016  

    European nations are boosting their national security efforts in the wake of the recent terrorist bombings in Brussels. How great a threat is the Islamic State group to Europe? Gwen Ifill sits down with former State Department official Daniel Benjamin and Joby Warrick of The Washington Post to learn more. Continue reading

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    March 8, 2016  

    In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and San Bernardino mass shooting, homegrown Islamic extremism has become one of the country’s most pressing national security concerns. Author Peter Bergen set out to document how and why Americans become enemies of their own state in his book, “United States of Jihad.” Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Bergen to learn more.
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  • Police react to a suspicious vehicle near La Carillon restaurant following a series of deadly attacks in Paris, November 15, 2015.    REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol - RTS779V
    November 21, 2015  

    In the U.S., FBI director James Comey says he is not aware of any credible threats of what he calls “Paris-type” attacks or of any U.S. connections among the Paris attackers. At the same time, Comey said the FBI currently has 900 open inquiries into Islamic extremists in the homeland and federal charges have been brought against 69 people for allegedly supporting ISIS. Matt Apuzzo of the New York Times joins Megan Thompson for more on domestic threats. Continue reading

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    May 11, 2015  

    Denmark, like other European nations, is struggling to stop its citizens from joining the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations in Syria. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Copenhagen on the story of a young man who left his home country to fight for the militant group, and how his mother is urging the government to do more to stem the tide of extremism. Continue reading

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    February 27, 2015  

    In a violent rampage through a museum in Mosul, Islamic State militants knocked statues to the floor, using sledgehammers and even a jackhammer to reduce ancient artifacts and some replicas — representing idols that past cultures worshipped — to rubble. Bernard Haykel of Princeton University and Michael Danti of Boston University join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the significance of the latest video. Continue reading

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    February 26, 2015  

    A day after the U.S. arrest of three men attempting to join the Islamic State, officials identified the man known as “Jihadi John,” an IS militant who has been seen in brutal videos executing hostages. What motivated Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen, to embrace extremism? Judy Woodruff talks to Peter Neumann of King’s College London about Westerners who may be drawn to terrorism. Continue reading

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    February 20, 2015  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the White House summit on fighting extremism, Jeb Bush’s foreign policy platform, Rudy Giuliani’s comments about President Obama’s upbringing and patriotism, as well as the Clintons’ foreign financial ties. Continue reading

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    February 19, 2015  

    President Obama addressed an audience of international delegates on fighting extremism overseas, emphasizing the importance of peaceful democracy and expanding human rights. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also spoke, calling for cool heads and alternatives to purely military responses. Judy Woodruff offers a recap of remarks at the White House’s Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. Continue reading

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