Posts tagged "terrorism"

“Pro-Life” Terrorist Brings Bomb Into George Tiller Clinic

Nothing says pro-life like bombing people!

Robyn Pennacchia / August 18, 2015

Background Check Lapse Let Dylann Roof Buy His Gun

Dylann Roof should not have been able to buy the gun he’s accused of using to kill nine people inside a South Carolina church. Because Roof had admitted possessing drugs following an arrest in February, his purchase of the .45-caliber handgun should have been denied, says the FBI. But it turns out the information wasn’t…

Newser / July 10, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: “I Am Sorry For The Lives I Have Taken”

He’s sorry. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally spoke publicly today about his role in the Boston Marathon bombing, admitting his guilt in court and apologizing to the victims and their families. “I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering I have caused, and for the terrible damage I have done,” he said, report…

Newser / June 24, 2015

Family Members Of Victims In Charleston Shooting Forgive Shooter

In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Charleston, an unbelievable display of grace took place today from some of the families of the victims.
Addressing Dylann Roof from the courtroom today, several family members offered him a message of forgiveness, as well as a pledge to “pray for his soul.”
Their messages were not…

Katrin Higher / June 20, 2015

Meet The Iraqi Cellist Who Plays At Baghdad Explosion Sites

Karim Wasfi, accomplished conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has begun sharing music outside concert hall walls – these days, he plays at the sites of explosions in his hometown of Baghdad. He told NPR’s Morning Edition that he does this as a form of resistance:
“This was an action respecting the souls and

Claire Hannum / June 8, 2015

Yes, That’s Terrorism: Man Arrested For Sending “Anthrax” To Gay Bar

Terrorism: the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.

Robyn Pennacchia / April 10, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty On All Counts, Will Face Death

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all 30 counts he faced for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, including 17 that make him eligible for the death penalty, the AP reports. A US District Court jury in Boston returned the verdict after about 11 hours of deliberation, per NBC News. Read more

Newser / April 8, 2015

Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Are Allegedly Using Young Girls As Suicide Bombers

In case the mere act of attacking innocent passersby isn’t insidious enough on its own, terror group Boko Haram is allegedly using young Nigerian girls to do their dirty work as suicide bombers, because everything is terrible.On Saturday, a 10-year-old girl detonated explosives strapped to her body in a crowded marketplace in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The…

Claire Hannum / January 12, 2015

Fox Host Wonders How To Spot “Bad Guys” Without Knowing The “Tone Of Their Skin?”

Yeterday, the hosts of Fox’s “Outnumbered” decided to have a chitchat about what we, as Americans, can learn from the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. That lesson, according to co-host Eric Bolling, was that we need our police force to be even more militarized, and to possibly walk around everywhere with machine…

Robyn Pennacchia / January 9, 2015

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Uses Sydney Hostage Crisis To Defend CIA Torture Program

Yesterday, as a siege in Sydney, Australia unfolded at the hands of a lone gunman who took over a cafe and held over a dozen people hostage, “Fox & Friends” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck jumped at the chance to use the situation as a jumping off point to defend the CIA torture program — as if the…

Claire Hannum / December 16, 2014

5 Things To Know About The 7,000 Yazidi Women Being Held As Sex Slaves By ISIS

Militants from ISIS, a.k.a. the Islamic State/ISIL (or whatever else you’d like to name the terrorist group that’s been wreaking havoc on Middle Eastern society and by proxy, much of the rest of the world), has kidnapped close to 7,000 Yazidi women and children within the past two months to be kept as slaves and forced…

Claire Hannum / October 18, 2014

RIP Society: Now There’s A Petition To Classify Feminism As A Terrorist Group

A group of angry wackos are petitioning the United States government to classify feminism as a terrorist group. Yes, you can read that again.

The petition’s creator, Janet Wilkinson, included the following statement on its homepage (complete with Wilkinson’s typos left in for, ahem, clarity):…

Claire Hannum / June 3, 2014

Katherine Heigl Sues Duane Reade & 8 Other Ridiculous Celeb-Related Lawsuits

Katherine Heigl once had an extremely promising career, starring on “Grey’s Anatomy” and in a number of (shitty) rom-coms, but she hasn’t been able to get a job recently thanks to the terrible reputation she and her manager mom have for their diva-like demands. I don’t think her latest headline-making stunt is going to wi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2014

Toll Hits 59 In Kenya Mall Attack

The attack by al-Qaeda-linked militants al-Shabab yesterday at an upscale mall in Nairobi has now killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya’s interior secretary said today. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted this morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using grenades and…

Newser / September 22, 2013

Frisky By The Numbers: The Toddler/Terrorist Death Toll

The website Opposing Viewpoints revealed a rather sobering statistic this week: The number of people killed in the first five months of the year from gun deaths involving toddlers was nearly three times as many as from deaths involving terrorist attacks. Since January, there have been 11 deaths related to toddlers who somehow gained acce…

Julie Gerstein / June 14, 2013

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett Is The Heroine Of Yesterday’s London Terrorist Attack

By now you’ve probably heard about a disturbing terrorist attack in London yesterday: two Islamic extremists murdered a British soldier by hacking him to death with knives and then ranting to passersby wielding camera phones that the murder was in retaliation for Muslim lives lost.

But many terrible stories have a hero inside…

Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2013

Suspicious Letter To President Obama Intercepted

A letter containing a “suspicious substance” was sent to President Obama and intercepted at the White House’s off-site mail center, according to the Secret Service. It arrived yesterday, the same day as a letter addressed to a Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for ricin, CNN reports. A second letter sent to the US Senate ha…

Newser / April 17, 2013

The Latest News On The Boston Marathon Bombing [UPDATED]

The Frisky is going to go back to posting as usual today, but of course will be updating the site with any news about the attack in Boston. For now, here is a roundup of news from overnight.


The name of the second victim killed in yesterday tragic bombing ha…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2013

Gays Are “More Dangerous” Than Terrorism, Says Wackadoodle Politician

“Which has destroyed and ended the life of more people? Terrorism attack here in America or HIV/AIDS? In the last 20 years, 15 to 20 years, we’ve had maybe three terrorist attacks on our soil with a little over 5,000 people regrettably losing their lives. In the same time frame, there have been hundreds of…

Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2011