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Virus lockdown could fuel radicalization – Europol

Jun 23, 2020 - 11:36 PM

Europol director Catherine De Bolle says the pandemic's worldwide economic and social impacts could escalate existing discontents

Forgiveness takes on a new meaning for Cherry Pie Picache in 'Radical Love'

Jul 07, 2019 - 9:32 AM

The documentary chronicles Cherry Pie's journey in forgiving her late mother's killer

Inside extremists' brains

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Studies suggest that just as there is no one simple cause to political, religious, or social radicalization, there is also no one strong hand punitive measure to solve radicalization

[OPINION] Women and violent extremism

May 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM

By empowering women, we, in turn, empower their communities and change the dynamics of these spaces, leading to the promotion of peace, tolerance, and respect

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on global security, threats in Southeast Asia

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Maria Ressa talks to terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna

PH charges social media-savvy widow of terrorist with inciting to rebellion

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Karen Aizha Hamidon, the wife of slain Ansar Khalifa Philippines leader Mohammad Jaafar Maguid, has recruited fighters to join the siege in Marawi City

CHARGED. Karen Aizha Hamidon is presented during a press conference at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Manila on October 18, 2017. Authorities arrested Hamidon who allegedly used the Internet and social media to recruit followers around the world for Islamist "terrorist acts," government lawmen said. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Why security in the Middle East matters to Southeast Asia

Dec 10, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Southeast Asia must brace for the effects of Donald Trump's declaration on Jerusalem and the loss of territory of ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa – both of which may have dire consequences for the region

JERUSALEM CRISIS. A Palestinian Red Crescent member aids a protester injured during clashes between demonstrators and Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint, between Ramallah and Jerusalem on July 21, 2017. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

A region in panic: ASEAN doubles down against ISIS threat

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:05 AM

World leaders understand that the ISIS threat is not over and a war could erupt again – in their countries, if not in the Philippines – as they expect the return of Asian fighters from the Middle East

URBAN WARFARE. The war in Marawi City challenged Filipino troops used to fighting in the jungles. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

ASEAN highlights need to reintegrate radicals to counter terrorism

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:52 PM

There will be an ad-hoc experts working group under the Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC) to carry out the plans

COUNTER-TERRORISM. Commitments to fight radicalization as counterinsurgency measures are one of the outputs of the 31st ASEAN Summit. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Marawi in 360: The Cost of War

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Part 2: Experience firsthand the living conditions of the evacuees. Listen to their pain and their worries. Witness the cost of the war through the first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary on the city and surrounding towns.

MASS BURIAL. Bodies were recovered from the main battle area in Marawi city where IS-linked Maute Group are holding ground. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi in 360: Inside the War Zone

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) Part 1: Experience firsthand what has been left by the battles in Marawi, and the challenges faced by the Philippine military through the region's first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary

ON THE GROUND. Soldiers at the battle zone. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

ASEAN officials begin talks to battle terrorism, illegal drugs

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Other crimes such as human trafficking, money laundering, and intellectual property theft are also on the agenda of the officials' meeting in the Philippines

ALL AGAINST CRIME. ASEAN senior officials join hands in a show of solidarity against transnational crime during the preparatory meeting for the 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC). ASEAN photo

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Aug 21, 2017 - 11:14 AM

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Spain to identify attack victims as manhunt for suspect deepens

Aug 21, 2017 - 7:36 AM

UPDATED The suspected jihadists had been preparing bombs for one or more attacks in Barcelona regional police chief Josep Lluis Trapero tells reporters

People stand next to flowers, candles and other items set up on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona as they pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack, three days after a van plowed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100 on August 20, 2017. Javier Soriano/AFP

Confronting Islamophobia

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Swami Tyagananda a Hindu monk offers a nugget of wisdom For him it is difficult to hate a religion when you personally know that warm intelligent and considerate people practice it

Indonesian domestic workers radicalized in Hong Kong – report

Jul 26, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Rights activists and the Indonesian Muslim community in Hong Kong said they were unaware of radicals and fear that reported links with IS would breed unfair suspicion

This picture taken on December 11, 2016 shows Dian Yulia Novi, one of two former domestic workers who had allegedly volunteered to become suicide bombers in Jakarta and Bali, in Jakarta.  Indonesian women are taking on a more active role in violent extremism, with some seeking to become Islamic State (IS) group suicide bombers, a leading security think tank has warned. The growing problem was highlighted after the arrest in December of two women with links to IS allegedly planning suicide attacks in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, according to a report from the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC). / AFP PHOTO / STR

How pro-ISIS fighters recruited Filipino youth for Marawi siege

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:28 AM

Through messaging app Telegram and by targeting university campuses in Mindanao pro ISIS fighters successfully convince Muslim youth to join their ranks in Marawi and contribute financially to the cause

DESTRUCTION. Smoke rises after aerial bombings by Philippine Air Force planes on Islamist militant positions in Marawi, on June 6, 2017. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

When hope fights back amid conflict in Marawi

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Violence may have become the new normal but people are not letting it get in the way of their lives

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MILF commits to implement fatwa vs radical extremism

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:05 PM

They extremists are creating intrigues and are sowing terror They are also thriving on the sufferings and hardships of people says MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

May 21, 2017 - 5:08 PM

4th UPDATE This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it says US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump speaks during the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Malaysia's Najib: Prosperity for all crucial in fight vs extremism

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:11 PM

In his first address on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Manila Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the region can avoid the wave of populism felt in other parts of the world by making sure its people benefit from economic growth

PROSPERITY FOR ALL. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers his keynote address to government and industry leaders. Photo from ASEAN video

Trump talks to world leaders amid alarm over policy on Muslim immigrants

Jan 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

3rd UPDATE US President Donald Trump s decree suspends the entire US refugee resettlement program for at least 120 days while tough new vetting rules are established

NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER. People attend an interfaith solidarity event at Masjid Gibrael Mosque in San Gabriel, California on January 26, 2017, where religious and community leaders denounced hate speech and anti-Muslim proposals that have contributed to a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric and crime. File photo by  Frederic J. Brown/AFP

France marks one year since Paris attacks

Nov 13, 2016 - 12:06 PM

3rd UPDATE French President Francois Hollande unveils plaques at sites across the city that were attacked by the Islamic State

French President Francois Hollande (L) and Paris' Mayor Anne Hidalgo unveil a commemorative plaque at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on November 13, 2016, during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Paris terror attacks. 130 people were killed on November 13, 2015 by gunmen and suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) group in a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris.    / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Christophe Petit Tesson

One year after Paris attacks, how has France changed?

Nov 10, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Many Parisians still confess to being troubled by unwelcome memories while enjoying themselves in bars or restaurants

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 17, 2015 shows a miniature Eiffel tower, candles and flowers displayed at a makeshift memorial outside "Le Carillon cafe" at the corner of Rue Bichat and Alibert in the 10th arrondissement and "Le petit Cambodge" restaurant, at the site of the attacks in Paris, in tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in which 130 people were killed and another 413 injured. / AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD

Indonesian police shoot man wielding machetes, ISIS symbol

Oct 20, 2016 - 1:42 PM

The man was shot 3 times as he stabbed wildly at officers on a busy intersection in Tangerang a satellite city outside the capital

German police hunt Syrian bomb plot suspect

Oct 09, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Security is stepped up at airports and train stations as the search for 22 year old Jaber Albakr continues

The police secures a residential area in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, on October 09, 2016, a day after the police found explosive material in the east German apartment of a Syrian man suspected of planning a bomb attack.  Police found several hundred grams of "explosive materials" in the east German apartment of a Syrian man suspected of planning a bomb attack, and arrested three people connected to him. The suspect who remains at large, 22-year-old Syrian Jaber Albakr, could have had "an Islamist motive" sources close to the police told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Hendrik Schmidt / Germany OUT

Is it true that full day school promotes "Revolusi Mental"?

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:46 PM

To what extent can FDS – or any similar educational system such as pesantren produce graduates with a high level of “revolusi mental” competence and awareness?

SCHOOL CHILD. An Indonesian primary school girl in Sukajadi, near Bogor, about 90 kms north of Jakarta. File photo by EPA

Indonesia radio denies Singapore's claim of airing content supporting ISIS

Aug 22, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The Indonesia station sometimes features speakers who preach extreme religious views the Singapore ministry said blaming it for the reason two Singaporean men tried to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS

An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. File Photo by Al-Furqan Media/AFP

Attacker staked out Nice site, accomplice suspected

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:05 PM

3rd UPDATE Seven people are now being held over the carnage

epa05429146 A slow shutter-speed picture taken 16 July 2016 shows two young women as they hold each other in tears near the site of a casualty, flags flying half-mast in the background, on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. According to reports at least 84 people died and many were injured after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous promenade during celebrations of Bastille Day in Nice, late 14 July. EPA/IAN LANGSDON (ALTERNATIVE IMAGE REPEAT)

Bangladesh bans TV station, tracks students after attacks

Jul 10, 2016 - 9:20 PM

As part of its fight against radicalization Bangladesh tells school authorities to provide info on students who go missing for 10 days or more

epa05412149 Security officials stand guard as Muslims offer prayers in the National Eid Prayer Ground at the High-Court in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 07 July 2016. Millions of Muslims across the country celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival amid security after the the terrorist attack at a popular restaurant in Dhaka on 01 July left 20 hostages dead and several injured. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

UP radicals, moderates in the 80s unite against Marcos Jr

Apr 16, 2016 - 12:06 AM

The martial law activists call on their fellow UP alumni to unite and oppose the Marcoses

Belgium's Muslims vow to fight radicalization after attacks

Mar 26, 2016 - 9:06 AM

The time has come to act Today we re launching a program against radicalization says Imam Ndiaye Mouhameth Galaye

ISIS attacks will lead to its own demise – Kerry

Jan 14, 2016 - 11:31 PM

John Kerry on the attacks in Jakarta: There is nothing in any act of terror that offers anything but death

KERRY ON FOREIGN POLICY. US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on the US foreign policy agenda for 2016, at National Defense University on Fort McNair base in Washington, DC, USA, 13 January 2016. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Jakarta attacks confirm regional fears over ISIS – analysts

Jan 14, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The blasts and gunfire that rock Jakarta come after 6 years of relative calm following a government crackdown that weakened the country s most dangerous homegrown Islamic networks

AFTER THE ATTACK. A handout picture provieded by the Indonesian Presidential Palace shows Indonesia President, Joko Widodo (C-L, white shirt) visiting the blast site near a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 14, 2016. Photo by Presidential Palace/EPA

Boko Haram kills at least 14 in Christmas Day attack in Nigeria: vigilantes

Dec 27, 2015 - 7:12 AM

At least 14 people are killed and several others injured by Boko Haram gunmen in a Christmas Day attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria

RESCUED. Nigerians rescued from Boko Haram camps in Kashingeri and Wale communities in Borno State disembarking at a camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, 30 July 2015. Photo by EPA

University of Batangas, PUP reap confidence, exposure from V-League

Aug 03, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Winless squads University of Batangas and Polytechnic University of the Philippines are set for an interesting clash in the Shakey’s V League 12 Collegiate Conference

WIN ONE SET. Polytechnic University of the Philippines' goal in its final match of the Shakey's V-League 12 Collegiate Conference is to win one set against fellow winless squad University of Batangas. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Santiago, Singh team up as NU keeps PUP winless

Aug 02, 2015 - 7:48 PM

Santiago finishes with 12 points and Singh has 11 as the Lady Bulldogs rise to 3 1 in Group A

NU's Jorelle Singh attacks PUP's net defense. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

British PM vows to 'de-glamorize' ISIS, tackle extremism

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:25 AM

David Cameron promises to clamp down on extremists at home including non violent ones

ONE NATION. British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech at Ninestiles Academy in Birmingham, central England, on July 20, 2015. Paul Ellis/Pool/AFP

UP makes quick work of PUP for first V-League win

Jul 18, 2015 - 9:42 PM

The Lady Maroons bagged their first victory in the tournament after dropping their opening game against National University in Group A

Rookie middle hitter Maristela Layug goes for a spike against the blockers of PUP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

9 arrested over explosives in Hong Kong

Jun 15, 2015 - 9:45 PM

It comes as a series of rallies take place in the lead up to Hong Kong legislature s vote on Friday on the divisive roadmap for the city s electoral system

SEIZED ITEMS. Guy Fawkes masks and other seized items are displayed before a press conference at the police headquarters in Hong Kong on June 15, 2015 after suspected explosives were seized at an abandoned television studio in the east-coast district of Sai Kung. AFP Photo

More than 6,000 European jihadists in Syria – EU official

Apr 13, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Focusing on those seeking to leave for Syria to wage jihad or those returning from the conflict meant intervening too late says EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jouriva

An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. Al-Furqan Media/AFP

Indonesia's religious affairs minister: Radicals have made heaven cheap

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:09 AM

The religious affairs minister of the country with the biggest Muslim population in the world speaks up about the rise of radicalism in Indonesia

Menteri Agama Lukman Hakim Saifuddin. Foto oleh Jet Damazo/Rappler

Australia stops third teenager headed for Mideast jihad

Mar 25, 2015 - 9:45 AM

The 17 year old boy was taken off a plane at Sydney airport on March 12 after being interviewed by counter terrorism officers Immigration Minister Peter Dutton tells reporters

In this file photo, passengers check in at Sydney International Airport on 27 November 2010. Sergio Dionisio/EPA

Brother of Copenhagen gunman arrested

Feb 28, 2015 - 12:49 AM

The suspect is charged with complicity in the perpetrator s actions

France reforms seek to tackle Muslim radicalization

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:45 AM

France outlines plans to set up a dialogue forum tapping leading associations intellectuals and other notable figures from the Muslim community for regular talks with the government

The Eiffel Tower shines a spotlight over the rooftops of Paris, France, 08 December 2011. Ian Langsdon/EPA

Nigerian president calls for US help as Boko Haram invade city

Feb 15, 2015 - 7:41 AM

I can tell you that there are no plans as I speak here to send US troops into Nigeria There are no US troops operating in Nigeria Pentagon spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby tells reporters

LEADER: File photo of Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. Boko Haram/AFP

UK's Prince Charles voices alarm at radicalization

Feb 08, 2015 - 9:13 AM

In a BBC interview the heir to the throne voices concern about Christians fleeing the Middle East in droves

ALARMED: File photo of the Prince of Wales. Chris Jackson/Getty Images/AFP

ISIS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit – report

Dec 20, 2014 - 10:50 PM

An activist opposed to both ISIS and the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assads says he verified 100 executions of foreign ISIS fighters trying to leave the jihadist group s de facto capital

An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. Al-Furqan Media/AFP