Questions tagged [terrorism]

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Does mandatory registration of SIM cards reduce terrorism?

Like a number of other countries, Pakistan is no longer allowing the usage of unregistered SIM cards for mobile telephony: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9718441/Pakistan-...
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Did the policeman in charge of the Charlie Hebdo investigation take his own life?

Conspiracy news site, YourNewsWire, posted an article claiming that Commissioner Helric Fredou, the French policeman investigating the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris last week, took his own life last ...
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Have there ever been any real, credible bomb threats?

Bomb threats are common. Most alleged bomb threats also turn out to be fake. While done for various reasons, they serve as an effective denial-of-service attack and waste lots of manpower and ...
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Did the US Government invent ebola to test bioweapons in Africa?

It has been going around that the US government was responsible for creating Ebola in order to test their Bioweapons as stated by CBS news: The largest newspaper in Liberia published a conspiracy ...
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Is viewing extremist material a terrorism offence?

In regard to the quote from the Metropolitan Police warning, is it an offence specifically under the terrorism legislation to watch a video? A Met police spokesperson "We would like to ...
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Did Bin Laden warned his people from ISIS? [closed]

This article, originally posted on the daily mail, basically says that bin laden warned his people from ISIS, saying that they are brutal, you can read the article for more info. Is there any truth to ...
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Did the US create and fund al-Qaeda? [closed]

There are many claims that the US created and funded the terrorist group known as "Al-Qaeda". [1] [2] [3] and so on... But how legitimate are those claims? Did the US really create al-Qaeda?
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Do terrorist organizations have “sleeper cells”?

A threat that has been talked about a lot recently is the concept of a terrorist sleeper cell: Terrorists leading normal lives integrated into society for years, sometimes decades, until one day, they ...
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Have multiple intelligence services estimated that 15-25% of the Muslim population are “radical”?

In her recent response to a Muslim student (Saba Ahmed), Brigitte Gabriel has stated: There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world today. Of course not all of them are radicals. The majority of them ...
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Were terror attacks proposed to gain political support for a war against Cuba?

Recently I've been seeing this image make its way around Facebook, So government orchestrating terror is a silly conspiracy theory? Please explain Operation Northwoods. I didn't think ...
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Have the NSA spying programs stopped any terrorist attacks? [closed]

The government claims that these security programs are necessary for our safety, and have cited over 50 examples wherein terrorist plots were discovered and stopped due to this surveillance. However, ...
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Is the hunt for Osama bin Laden responsible for the setback(s) in Polio eradication?

If you've seen the movie Zero Dark Thirty, you've seen how the CIA tried to ascertain the identity of Osama bin Laden by sending a doctor to the compound where bin Laden was suspected to be hiding. ...
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Is Boston bombing victim Jeff Bauman double-amputee soldier Nick Vogt?

From 'Disgusting' Facebook group called 'Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is innocent' attracts more than 11,000 fans worldwide Others believe the iconic image of Jeff Bauman in a wheelchair, bloodied with his ...
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Destruction of WTC: is this version somehow substatinated? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On 911, was Building 7 destroyed in a controlled explosion? Recently I read an article that claimed that WTC in reality was blown up rather than fell due to fire. In discord ...
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Have six of the ten 9/11 commission members said that the US government was covering up something about the 9/11 attacks?

I often see claims like this repeated, "six out of the Ten 9/11 Comission members have gone on record since to admit there was a U.S. government cover-up." Any truth to it? This last time I saw it was ...
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Is Al Qaeda more likely to attack on anniversaries?

On Sep 8 2011 on CNN television, following President Obama's speech, a breaking news item was broadcast concerning a "New Terror Threat for 9/11 Anniversary." The news item claimed that "...
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Can photography be used for terrorism, and can restricting it reduce terrorism?

I'm seeing lots of claims that photography could contribute to terrorism, and photographers are being stopped on a regular basis in many more places than before, especially in the UK (see http://www....
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Does Pakistan harbor terrorists?

In wake of the recent killing of OBL, Pakistan has been accused of supporting and harboring terrorists. Neighboring old-time foe India has long accused Pakistan of using terrorism as an instrument of ...
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Internet Gambling Linked to Terrorist Financing?

Currently there is a debate in the United States over the legal status of Internet Gambling; specifically, playing Poker for "real money" over the Internet. Many of those who are opposed to Internet ...