03Aug/18

3D printed guns: From “state to art” to “diy” terrorist and criminal mentality – by Maria Alvanou

In 2015, Hong Kong authorities arrested members of a terrorist group planning to attack the city. The big news was that they allegedly tried to modify airsoft guns with a 3D printer[1]. Today, of the most circulating news regards the ban by an american federal judge on sharing gun blue prints on the web[2]. Continue reading

30Jul/18

Terrorismo Biologico: strategia comunicativa o reale minaccia? – by Nicolò Spagna

Il gruppo autonomo Abdullah al-Faqeer ideologicamente affiliato al califfato ha iniziato la diffusione di materiale propagandistico su Telegram che persegue il filone narrativo del bio-terrorismo. Il video diffuso nell’ultima settimana invita i supporter del califfato in tutto il mondo a sostenere la jihad adottando una nuova arma: le epidemie. Continue reading

25Jul/18

Coordinated Terrorist Attacks in Canada? – by Angelo Raimondo

On the evening of July 22nd, 2018 a gunman identified as 29 year-old Faisal Hussein, opened fire targeting innocent civilians in a busy area known as Greektown on Danforth street in Toronto, Ontario. This incident left 13 injured and 3 dead, including the gunman. The following day, in Ottawa, a man identified as 24 year-old Jesse Mooney, was arrested on a busy Parliament Hill after an altercation with officials during the popular Changing of the Guard ceremony.   Continue reading

16Jul/18

Rapporto Europol 2018: Verso forme multipolari di insurrezione globale? – by B. Lucini e M. Maiolino

Secondo i dati presentati dal rapporto European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE_SAT 2018)[1] nel 2017 si è verificato un totale di 207 attacchi terroristici falliti, neutralizzati o completati, dei quali 137 di natura etno-nazionalista/separatista, 33 jihadista, 24 estrema sinistra e 5 estrema destra. Continue reading

02Jul/18

Crime-Terror nexus and Potential Jihadist’s Uses of Cryptocurrencies – by Daniele Maria Barone

This May, the analysis commissioned by the European Parliament TERR Committee[i] about terrorism financing by virtual currencies, “Virtual currencies and terrorist financing: assessing the risks and evaluating responses[ii]”, has depicted the complex nature of the actors generally involved in extremist groups’ online financing. Continue reading