The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency claims that the terrorist who carried out an attack in Vienna, Austria yesterday was a “soldier of the caliphate.” Amaq identifies him as Abu Dujana al-Albani. He was imprisoned in 2019 after he attempted to join the Islamic State in Syria, but was released early.
Missing bomb plot teen arrested in Vienna
Waiting to be smuggled into Austria
One of two teenage Austrian girls who traveled to Syria in April to join the Islamic State is said to have been killed there. A suspicious package at a Vienna subway station was detonated; it was later found to have contained hand cream. The national prosecutors’ association has asked the Justice Ministry to keep their […]
A court has extended the detention of Vienna-based extremist cleric Ebu Tejma a.k.a. Mirsad O., who was arrested on Nov. 28 with 12 other suspects during raids in Vienna, Graz, and Linz. Investigators are looking into allegations that Tejma headed a “Bosnian cell” in Vienna that supported jihadist activities in Europe and is also suspected […]
Germany Reportedly Concerned About Radicalization Of Chechen Diaspora
Some 900 police officers conducted raids in Vienna, Graz, and Linz after a two-year investigation into jihadist recruitment networks, arresting 13 people, including Abu Tejma, a Bosnian Serb preacher based in Vienna. The suspects are also thought to be involved in fundraising for the Islamic State. Austria’s interior ministry has said that about 150 people […]
Nations Ponder How to Handle European Fighters Returning From Jihad