Teenager Jailed Following Music Festival Terror Plot

Teenager Jailed Following Music Festival Terror Plot

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 15 April 2024, a 16-year-old was sentenced to seven years in prison for plotting to conduct an Islamist-inspired terrorist attack {X}. According to the prosecutor, the individual had developed an “Islamic extremist mindset” in late 2021 and intended to attack people he believed had insulted Islam {X}. The individual had researched the Isle of Wight Music Festival repeatedly as well as weapons, vehicles, and stab vests {X}. After dismissing the festival as a potential attack target, the...
Terrorist Attack at Sydney Church

Terrorist Attack at Sydney Church

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 15 April 2024, an individual conducted a Bladed Weapons attack at a Sydney Church. The perpetrator targeted a bishop, a priest, and churchgoers during Mass at the Assyrian Christ The Good Shepherd Church. At least four people were injured, in addition to the perpetrator who was later arrested {X} {X}. Australian police stated that the attack was a religiously motivated “terrorist act”, however, did not state the religion of the attacker. The perpetrator allegedly made comments to the bishop...
Stabbing Rampage at Sydney Shopping Centre

Stabbing Rampage at Sydney Shopping Centre

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 13 April 2024, an individual conducted a marauding Bladed Weapons attack at the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre in Sydney, Australia. There were six fatalities, and twelve others were injured, including a nine-month-old baby. The individual was shot dead by a police officer. Of the six fatalities, five were women {X}. Although the motivation for the attack remains unclear, New South Wales police commissioner Karen Webb stated that it was “obvious…that the offender focused on women...
Russia: Highly Likely Crocus City Hall Terrorist Attack Conducted by Islamic State

Russia: Highly Likely Crocus City Hall Terrorist Attack Conducted by Islamic State

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 22 March 2024 at approximately 19:40, four individuals entered the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, Moscow, and conducted a Firearms and Fire as a Weapon attack (FaW). The perpetrators targeted an estimated 6,000 people at a rock concert and set fire to the venue. The roof of the concert hall later collapsed. Reporting suggests that there were at least 139 fatalities and more than 100 others were injured. Four individuals were later arrested in the Bryansk region of Russia, around 14 hours...
Three Charged with Attack Plot Against Islamic Education Centre

Three Charged with Attack Plot Against Islamic Education Centre

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 27 February 2024, three individuals were charged with preparing an act of terrorism following an investigation into a suspected Extreme Right-Wing attack plot against an Islamic Education centre.{X} It is alleged that the individuals prepared for the attack by acquiring instructions on making a 3D-printed firearm. Following a search of the defendants’ homes, detectives reportedly found a 3D printer, a 3D-printed FGC-9 semi-automatic firearm, various decommissioned firearms, knives, and...