Latest Radicalism News

Police: So far no indication of IS link to Cologne attack

Oct. 16, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Cologne police are investigating whether extremism was the motivation behind a bloody hostage-taking at the city's main train station, but so far have found no ties to the Islamic State group, authorities said Tuesday. Criminal police investigation leader Klaus-Stephan Becker told reporters...

China says camps for Muslims lead them to 'modern' life

Oct. 16, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

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 effort...

US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

Oct. 10, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers wants President Donald Trump to help Muslims respond to a sweeping crackdown in China's northwest. The group proposed legislation on Wednesday that would urge Trump to condemn "gross violations" of human rights in the Xinjiang region, where the U.N....

Malaysia arrests 8 suspected militants, 7 of them foreigners

Oct. 6, 2018 4:50 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Saturday that eight suspected militants, including seven foreigners, have been arrested for allegedly spreading religious extremism that could threaten national security and fan terrorism in the region. National police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the...

AP Interview: UNESCO chief says schools must fight extremism

Sep. 23, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The head of the U.N. education agency says schools are ground zero in the fight against anti-Semitism and extremist violence — and she will push world leaders meeting in New York this week to invest more in teaching tolerance. "No one is born a violent extremist," Azoulay said in an...

Far-right shuts French rapper out of Bataclan attack site

Sep. 21, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A popular French Muslim rapper said Friday he is canceling sold-out October concerts at the Bataclan music hall in Paris, a target of the deadly 2015 terror attacks, due to pressure from far-right groups who claim he promotes a radical ideology and is desecrating a now-sacred site. The...

Top German spy ousted after clash with Merkel over migrants

Sep. 18, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency lost his job Tuesday after his remarks downplaying anti-migrant violence became a battleground between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservative critics. The ouster of Hans-Georg Maassen is the latest political aftershock resulting from...

China, academics tout Beijing's human rights record at UN

Sep. 13, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Pro-Beijing scholars brought together by the Chinese government have briskly defended the country's human rights record as criticism grows over the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslim Uighurs in China's far west. In a move indicative of a new public relations push, Chinese officials for...

EU to give internet firms 1 hour to remove extremist content

Sep. 12, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European authorities are planning to slap internet companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook with big fines if they don't take down extremist content within one hour. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a speech Wednesday that the Commission is proposing the new...

Experts: Global extremism threat has grown since 9/11

Sep. 11, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Extremism poses a greater global threat today than it did 17 years ago, despite costly U.S. military action overseas, according to members of the U.S. government commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks. Deaths from terrorist attacks each year have increased substantially since...