Tagged: domestic

Southern Poverty Law Center Warns of Growing Domestic Terrorism Threat, Urges Government to Take Action

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has written a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano warning of the increasing threat of domestic terrorism, specifically from radical right-wing extremist groups. The letter begins, “On October 25, 1994, six months before the Oklahoma City...

20 Years Later: The Waco Siege

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Waco siege, which lasted 50 days and ended with the deaths of 76 men, women, and children on April 19, 1993. The siege began when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) attempted to serve a search warrant at...

Looking Back: The Portland Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Bomb Plot, November 26, 2010

Today, November 26, 2012, is the second anniversary of the foiled terrorist plot to bomb Portland’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square. On that day in 2010, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized US citizen from Mogadishu, Somalia, attempted to detonate a vehicle bomb near a packed Christmas...

Lone Wolf Terrorism & Domestic Terrorism/Extremism: HSDL Expands Featured Topic List

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has identified and featured a selection of resources associated with primary topics in homeland security or topics particularly relevant to current issues in policy, strategy and organizational management. The Featured Topics can be found on the homepage of the HSDL website. The HDSL is...

7th Anniversary of the 2005 London Bombings

On the morning of July 7th, 2005, four suicide bombers attacked London’s transportation system. Three bombs went off at 8:50 a.m. on underground trains, and a final explosion occurred approximately one hour later on a double-decker bus. The individuals responsible killed 52 people in the attacks, and injured more than...

3 Year Anniversary – Little Rock, Arkansas Recruiting Station Attack

Three years ago today, on June 1, 2009, two soldiers were attacked outside a military recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, killing one and wounding the second. Minutes after the shooting the suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (aka Carlos Bledsoe), was apprehended by police as he fled the scene. Muhammad was...

Understanding the Threat Posed by Racist Skinheads

The Southern Poverty Law Center released a special law enforcement edition of its “Intelligence Report” focusing on “Racist Skinheads – Understanding the Threat“. The report “is an examination of the history and nature of the skinhead movement, prepared with the needs of law enforcement officers in mind, a glossary of...

17 Years Since the Oklahoma City Bombing Changed the ‘Face’ of Domestic Terrorism

Seventeen years ago a rental truck filled with ammonium nitrate fertilizer, liquid nitromethane and commercial explosives was detonated outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 168 people lost their lives on April 19, 1995; 99 were federal employees and a further 19 were children in...

19 Years After Waco: The Anniversary of the April 19, 1993 End of the Seige of the Branch Davidian Compound

Today is the 19th anniversary of the end of the stand-off by the Branch Davidians outside of Waco, Texas. A siege of David Koresh’s compound had begun fifty days earlier on February 28, 1993 when four agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) were killed while serving...