Radicalism

In this handout photo released by Courtesy of Jehovah's Witnesses, Dennis Christensen, who was leading the local Bible reading, is escorted from a court room in Oryol, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. A regional court in western Russia on Wednesday sentenced a Danish Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison, in arguably the most severe crackdown on religious freedom in Russia in recent years. . (Yuriy Temirbulatov, Courtesy of Jehovah's Witnesses via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 10:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A regional court in western Russia on Wednesday sentenced a Danish Jehovah's Witness to six years in prison, in arguably the most severe crackdown on religious freedom in Russia in recent years. The court in Oryol found Dennis Christensen guilty of extremism, making him the first...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 file photo, Herve Ryssen, left, close to the ultra-right and convicted for antisemitic and racist comments, wearing a yellow jacket, clashes with riot police officers on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris. Intolerance and conspiracy theories have haunted the margins of France’s “yellow vest” movement since the first protests over fuel taxes roused the discontented middle of French society. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
January 29, 2019 - 12:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Intolerance and conspiracy theories have haunted the margins of France's "yellow vest" movement since the first protests over fuel taxes roused the discontented middle of French society. The men and women in fluorescent safety vests blocking traffic and intimidating shoppers on the...
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FIEL - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, ailing radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, center, arrives for medical treatment at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. A lawyer for the ailing radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, the Indonesian government will release him from prison next week. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
January 19, 2019 - 2:42 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being released early from a 15-year prison sentence after the country's president relented on a condition that he renounce radical beliefs, lawyers confirmed Saturday...
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January 04, 2019 - 8:13 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's government says the death toll has jumped to 46 in community clashes earlier this week amid growing fears of extremism. Spokesman Remis Dandjinou in a statement read on national television on Friday said the new toll remains provisional while the...
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December 21, 2018 - 2:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — The new head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says he plans a significant expansion next year of the department that monitors far-right extremists. Thomas Haldenwang told Friday's edition of the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily that he wants a 50 percent increase in the department'...
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December 17, 2018 - 11:32 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say police are searching a Berlin mosque as part of an investigation into its imam on suspicion he raised money to support an Islamic fighter in Syria. Berlin prosecutors said Tuesday that 45-year-old Ahmad A., whose last name wasn't given in line with privacy laws...
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A French police officer controls a car in the city of Strasbourg, eastern France, following a shooting, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Police union officials identified the suspected assailant as Frenchman Cherif Chekatt, a 29-year-old with a thick police record for crimes including armed robbery and monitored as a suspected religious radical by the French intelligence services. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 12, 2018 - 4:58 pm
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 8:15 French authorities have issued a wanted poster and are calling for witnesses amid a massive manhunt for the suspected shooter nearly 24 hours after a deadly attack at the Strasbourg...
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This undated photo provided by Ablikim Abliz, shows his uncle's family posing with an unknown Han Chinese man, second from the right, in Istanbul, Turkey. Abliz heard the Han Chinese man was part of a government homestay program meant to monitor his relatives, part of a broader crackdown on religious expression in China's far western region of Xinjiang. More than a million Chinese civil servants have been assigned to move into the homes of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities, spending weeks as uninvited guests. While government notices about the "Pair Up and Become Family" program portray it as an affectionate cultural exchange, exiled Uighurs living in Turkey said their loved ones saw the campaign as a chilling intrusion, aimed at coercing Uighurs into living secular lives like the Han majority. (Ablikim Abliz via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 9:02 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman Idris did not know. Their grins were tight-lipped, mirthless. Her sister had posted the picture on a social...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, Nigerian President elect, Muhammadu Buhari, arrives for his Inauguration at the eagle square in Abuja, Nigeria. Shocked by a deadly new series of extremist attacks on soldiers, Nigeria's president on Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018, backed off past declarations that Boko Haram has been defeated and urged the military to "rise to the challenge." (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
November 28, 2018 - 1:04 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military finally revealed a death toll of 39 from a new series of extremist attacks on soldiers, while President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared that Boko Haram and Islamic State-linked fighters should be wiped "from the surface of the earth." Another 43...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2017, file photo, Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, speaks on the sideline of the National People's Congress in Beijing, China. The senior Chinese official is describing the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in the country’s far west as a system of training centers that saves Muslims from religious extremism by teaching them to speak Mandarin and accept modern science. It was a rare instance of the ruling Communist Party publicly detailing its vision of what the extrajudicial detention of an estimated 1 million ethnic minority Uighur and Kazakh Muslims is setting out to achieve. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
October 16, 2018 - 5:26 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday characterized its mass internment of Muslims as a push to bring into the "modern, civilized" world a destitute people who are easily led astray — a depiction that analysts said bore troubling colonial overtones. The report is the ruling Communist Party's latest...
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