Terrorism

Woman Gets Time Served Of 15 Months For Threats To Bomb Catholic School Over Same-Sex Wedding Notices

Via press release from the Justice Department: The Justice Department announced today that Sonia Tabizada, age 36, of San Jacinto, California, was sentenced to time served of 15 months and 13 days for intentionally obstructing persons in the enjoyment of their free exercise of religious beliefs by threatening to bomb the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC, in violation …

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US House Chamber Fortified With Bulletproof Doors

Axios reports: The House chamber is being transformed into a massive safe room for members with the addition of bulletproof doors. One of the most dramatic images from the Jan. 6 attack was Capitol Police officers inside the chamber holding protesters at bay by pointing their guns at them after they broke windows in the doors. The new doors will …

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Supreme Court To Consider Reinstating Death Penalty For 2013 Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsaraev

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a government appeal to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, granting review of a lower court’s ruling that errors during the trial had tainted the sentencing. Tsarnaev, 27, was convicted of dozens of crimes in the 2013 terror attack that killed three people and received …

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Neo-Nazi Gets 19 Years In Plot To Bomb CO Synagogue

Via press release from the Justice Department: A Colorado man was sentenced today in federal court in Colorado for plotting to blow up a synagogue. Richard Holzer, 28, was sentenced to over 19 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release. Holzer previously pleaded guilty to federal hate crime and explosives charges for plotting to blow up the …

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DHS Confirms It Once Employed Neo-Nazi Leader

Vice News reports: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed it once employed an American neo-Nazi terror leader now based in Russia after he posted what he said were letters of appreciation DHS and the Pentagon sent him thanking him for his service. Earlier this month, Rinaldo Nazzaro, 47, founder and leader of the Base, one of the most violent …

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Proud Boys Leader: We’re Here To Stay, Get Used To It

Right Wing Watch reports: “You will never be able to ‘splinter’ the bonds that have been created by men that have shared their joy, their sweat, their blood and their tears,” Tarrio wrote on his Telegram channel. “Journalists can write about it…our enemies can wish for it…but I won’t make it a reality. We have been through many storms throughout …

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Capitol Riot Renews Call For Domestic Terrorism Law

The Wall Street Journal reports: As a candidate, President Biden promised to make tackling domestic violent extremism — a long-simmering issue in the U.S. — a priority. The threat has taken on fresh urgency after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, which involved several far-right groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. The matter is fraught: Addressing …

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Sheriff: Hackers Tried To Poison Water Of FL Town

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Local and federal authorities are investigating after an attempt Friday to poison the city of Oldsmar’s water supply, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said. Someone remotely accessed a computer for the city’s water treatment system and briefly increased the amount of sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, by a factor of more than 100. The …

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Super Bowl To See Heavy Anti-Terrorism Security

The Hill reports: There will be heavy security at the Super Bowl on Sunday despite limited attendance after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) risk assessment found the event could be a target for criminal activity. DHS announced on Saturday that 500 DHS personnel will be at the Super Bowl since it garnered a Level 1 Special Event Assessment Rating. …

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Proud Boys Splinter After Leader Exposed As Informant

Right Wing Watch reports: The Proud Boys—a far-right, neo-fascist hate group that played a key role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection—appears to be splintering into separate entities. A handful of Proud Boys chapters have declared autonomy from the group’s leadership following recent reports that Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was a “prolific” informant for the FBI and local law …

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Canada Formally Labels Proud Boys As Terrorist Group

Bloomberg News reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government became the first in the world to label the Proud Boys a terrorist group in the aftermath of the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol. Canadian public safety authorities also banned three other far-right groups it described as “white supremacist” on Wednesday: Atomwaffen Division, the Base and the Russian Imperial Movement. “Violent …

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Man Charged In Bomb Threat To UK Vaccine Factory

Reuters reports: A man has been charged after a suspicious package was sent to a factory in Wales that produces AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine resulting in a temporary suspension of manufacturing, British police said on Saturday. The Wockhardt plant in Wrexham provides so-called fill-and-finish capacity for AstraZeneca’s British supply chain, which is the final manufacturing step of putting vaccines into vials …

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Videos Show DC Pipe Bombs Suspect Sought By FBI

The Washington Post reports: The two pipe bombs that were discovered on Jan. 6 near the U.S. Capitol shortly before a mob stormed the building are believed to have been planted the night before, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation and video footage obtained by The Washington Post. The explosive devices, which were placed blocks from …

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Homeland Security Issues National Terrorism Bulletin

The Associated Press reports: The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning of the potential for lingering violence from people motivated by anti-government sentiment after President Joe Biden’s election. The department did not cite a specific threat, but pointed to “a heightened threat environment across the United States” that it believes “will persist” in the weeks …

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Canadian Lawmakers Vote Unanimously To Classify Proud Boys As White Supremacist Terror Organization

Newsweek reports: Lawmakers in Canada’s House of Commons voted unanimously on Monday to classify the extremist far-right group Proud Boys as a white supremacist terrorist organization. Canadian Parliament member Jagmeet Singh introduced the proposal to classify the Proud Boys as a terrorist group on Monday. Singh said that all parties had agreed to provide unanimous consent to the motion, which …

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Apple Drops Parler, Amazon To Pull Web Hosting

The New York Times reports: Over the past several months, Parler has become one of the fastest-growing apps in the United States. Millions of President Trump’s supporters have flocked to it as Facebook and Twitter increasingly cracked down on posts that spread misinformation and incited violence, including muzzling Mr. Trump by removing his accounts this past week. By Saturday morning, …

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Canada May Ban Proud Boys As “Terrorist Organization”

The Independent reports: Canadian opposition party leader Jagmeet Singh has strongly condemned the far-right, white supremacist group Proud Boys, calling on the government to ban the organisation and designate them a terror group following their involvement in the storming of the US Capitol. “We must act urgently to stop the outbreaks of hate here in Canada by banning and designating …

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Capitol Police Chief To Resign Over Rioting Response

The Associated Press reports: Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund is resigning, effective Jan. 16, a spokeswoman for the Capitol Police said Thursday. The announcement comes one day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers were attempting to certify Joe Biden’s presidential win. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had called for the resignation of Sund, saying, “There was a …

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Rush Limbaugh: Stop “Calling For The End Of Violence”

“As recently as this time last year, anti-Trump protests were held in the Capitol during the impeachment. All of the sudden protesting Congress is being called the end of the world. Can’t have this. The worst crime against democracy in our nation’s history. “And yet, all kinds of anti-presidential protest were held in the Capitol during the impeachment and nobody …

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Leading QAnon Cultist Undermines “It Was Antifa” Lies

From Deanna Lorraine’s posts on Parler: I have never been more proud of our patriot movement than the display that I experienced today at the DC Capitol. Do not listen to anything the MSM says. We stormed the Capitol, we fought through dozens of rounds of tear gas and bullets and SWAT police all day. We climbed the rafters and …

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