Sexual violence during armed conflict is not a new phenomenon. It has existed for as long as there has been conflict.

The main objective of Islam is to implement Allah's divinely ordained religion on Universe in its entirety. It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated; to impose its belief system on all the nations, not to be imposed upon religiously; and to extend its power to the entire planet, not to be governed by infidels.

With the recent revelations that a youth was picked up and arrested on the way to a suicide bombing, hundreds of arrests of suspected terrorists have been made, and security is being drastically tightened across the country, what is happening?

Unable to conduct traditional military operations, extremist groups such as ISIL attack civilian populations with the aim of inducing fear and terror and polarizing communities to further their harmful ideology. As extremist groups choose to use terror as a weapon to engage in asymmetric warfare around the world and to take the fight to their enemy, we as a society, need to decide what we can all do to fight back.

What do the terrorist attacks in Paris have in common with almost all the other attacks in Europe in the past decade? Molenbeek . This small district in Belgium has gained notoriety as being the hometown for most of Europe’s terrorists. What is it about Molenbeek that has made it Europe’s production factory for havoc?

The terror attacks mounted by radicalized groups around the world are exactly that. They are terrifying attacks. By attacking civilians in what would normally be a benign environment they induce feelings of terror in the wider population, which is ultimately their weapon of choice.

According to the Institute for Economics and Peace Global Terrorism Index (GTI) of 2014, violent acts of terrorism have increased dramatically, with estimates indicating a five-fold upsurge since 2000. In total throughout the last 15 years there have been over 48,000 terrorist incidents which have claimed over 107,000 lives.

As facts and information regarding the San Bernardino attacks are still falling into place commentators continue to go back and forth about whether the attack was an act of terrorism, a mass murder or simply a mass shooting as we have seen over 350 times this year.

“Hellfire awaits you. Europe is shaking. Russia is dying.” These words uttered in an Islamic State (DAESH) propaganda video in November 2015 projected a new vision of DAESH ideology.

The world mourns for Paris. A bloody Friday night of November the 13th kicked off what was supposed to be a regular weekend in Paris. The attacks that hit the city of lights were the worst violence in France since World War II, a series of terror attacks that killed more than 120 people.

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