While Hamas operates locally, it is part of the the ‘global jihadist threat’ and is connected globally to terrorist organizations and Islamic terrorism.
The world is being victimized by an epidemic of terrorism – from the 9/11 attacks and the USS Cole bombing in Yemen to murderous kidnappings in the Philippines and bombings in Kenya, Bali, and Saudi Arabia. Islamic terrorism is no longer a Middle East threat, but rather a global threat to all countries. More threatening, is that this threat has become a reality in many countries and has been gaining momentum and members over the years.
While Hamas operates locally, it is part of the the ‘global jihadist threat’ and is connected globally to terrorist organizations and Islamic terrorism. Its practices and operations are designed to spread terror.
Islamic terrorism has occurred globally, in countless countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. Islamic terrorist organizations have been known to engage in tactics including suicide attacks, bombings, spree killings, hijackings, and kidnappings.
The threat posed by such organizations, collectively and on a global level, can be described as the most potent threat to the security and stability of nations today, both Western and non-Western.
Today, one of the most striking elements of the terror threat is the role of recruits from democratic countries in planning attacks on their once home-soil. These recruits together with the veteran Islamic extremists receive material support, training, weapons, and guidance from terror-sponsoring countries.
Islamist factions active in Europe
Islamist factions active in Africa
Islamist factions active in Asia
Islamist factions active in the Middle East