Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Harboring Terrorists in Democratic Societies


Patrick Dunleavy, an American academic and expert on terrorism, spoke with Newslooks about how democratic countries should deal with terrorists, including Mohamed Hajib who has been encouraging violence against his home country of Morocco, and what the aftermath of the Afghanistan withdrawal means.    Read More in Newslooks


Tuesday, July 13, 2021



A disturbing report by the Justice Department Inspector General has revealed that incarcerated terrorists associated with international terror have been allowed to lead religious services in Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) chapels.  Something is wrong when incarcerated terrorists are allowed to ply their trade while behind bars.      Read More in IPT News...                  

Monday, June 14, 2021

Attempts To Rewrite Jalil Al Amin's Story Ignore His Violent History

 "Violence is a part of America's culture. It is as American as cherry pie...If America don't come around, we're going to burn America down."                                  These are the words of a young African American man known as H. Rap Brown. What began as a life involved in the nonviolent civil rights movement spiraled downward to violent crime and murder.  Brown's trajectory to a life a violent crime rapidly increased after he left the Black Panther Party. He was arrested in 1971 for armed robbery in New York City and sentenced to prison. He converted to the Dar ul Islam movement,while in Attica Following his conversion he changed his name to Jamil Al-Amin.  He was arrested in 2000 for the shooting death of Deputy Ricky Kinchen.  Courts found "substantial physical evidence" linking Jamil Al-Amin to the 2000 murder of Atlanta deputy Ricky Kinchen trying to serve an arrest warrant. But an Islamic Circle of North America branch casts Al-Amin as a persecuted civil rights leader.                                                             

"If you're asking me if I ever considered him a hero or a valuable contributor to the civil rights movement, my answer is definitely no,"  (David Kinchen, brother of slain officer)                                  

National Peace Officers Memorial Day was marked last month. Initiated by President Kennedy in 1962, it honors those law enforcement officers who were killed or wounded in the line of duty.  Attempts to re-write Jamil Al-Amin's story is an insult to Deputy Kinchen's memory.  Read More in IPT News...

Monday, May 3, 2021

France Seeking Tighter Security Measures on Released Terrorists

France now joins the United Kingdom in calling for enhanced security supervision conditions for those coming out of its prison system. Here in the United States, there are no uniform standards for restrictions on terrorists released from prison.  Each time a terrorist is released, the U.S. Probation Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office must apply to the court for changes to the supervised release conditions.  
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021


 Incarcerated terrorists exert enormous influence on vulnerable inmates.  But prisons need not become incubators of the disease. Counterterrorism efforts should not stop at the prison gate.  A concerted effort is needed by western democracies to develop effective strategies that deal with recently-released terrorists and those radicalized in prison.