Latest Radicalism News

The Latest: Russian envoy lashes out a UK defense minister

Feb. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 7 p.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has fired back at British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, calling him the "minister of war." Lavrov's comments Saturday came the day after Williamson...

Pope to visit Moroccan imam school to boost moderate Islam

Feb. 9, 2019 1:28 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with migrants in Morocco and visit a training institute for imams that seeks to be a bulwark against Islamic extremism during his March 30-31 visit to the North African nation. The Vatican on Saturday released the schedule for the pope's trip to Rabat, the capital...

New Zealander freed after arrest in Kenya, near Somalia

Feb. 8, 2019 7:30 AM EST

GARISSA, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court has freed a New Zealander held in police custody for several days on suspicion of links with extremism. Sulub Warfaa, 36, spoke to journalists outside the court in Garissa, in northwestern Kenya. "Just because I was born in Mogadishu does not mean that I am a...

Russian court sends Jehovah's Witness to prison for 6 years

Feb. 6, 2019 1:27 PM EST

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 Jehovah's...

UN chief: Mercenaries are 'feeding off' terrorism and crime

Feb. 4, 2019 6:51 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that reports suggest there has been "a surge in the use of mercenaries," who are not only fighting in wars and illegally exploiting natural resources but are now "feeding off" transnational organized crime, terrorism and violent...

Kenya says New Zealander arrested in crackdown on extremism

Jan. 31, 2019 4:17 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's interior minister says a man with two New Zealand passports is among 10 people arrested over suspected links with extremism. Fred Matiangi said Thursday the suspects were detained in a crackdown earlier this week on alleged extremists at the Dadaab refugee camp, which hosts at...

German far-right party founder: Can't keep extremists out

Jan. 30, 2019 10:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A founding member of the Alternative for Germany party has told a newspaper that he agrees with German authorities' decision to put it under increased observation amid concerns over far-right extremism, in comments released Wednesday. Bernd Lucke led the party, known by its acronym AfD,...

3 Iraqi refugees arrested in Germany over attack plot

Jan. 30, 2019 9:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities arrested three Iraqi refugees on Wednesday on allegations they were planning an Islamic extremist bombing attack, and searched properties in three states in connection with their investigation. Federal prosecutors said Shahin F. and Hersh F., both 23, and Rauf S., 36, were...

High-schoolers get face time with extremists in class

Jan. 29, 2019 4:45 PM EST

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — The recent videotaped encounter at the Lincoln Memorial left many wondering about the state of reasoned political discourse in the country, or if it exists at all in a hyperpartisan era of red "Make America Great Again" hats versus pink women's march caps. In a video from Jan. 18,...

French yellow vest movement dogged by intolerance, extremism

Jan. 29, 2019 3:52 AM EST

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 famed...