Magnus Ranstorp

Type: Person
Name: Magnus Ranstorp
Organization: Försvarshögskolan
Nationality: Sweden
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

ISIS Is Trying To Weaponize Bubonic Plague (Obama Still Working On Strategy)

Back then the plague was called the "black death, It was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–53.  Could it happen again? The ... [Published YID With LID - 8 hours ago]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 3 reports

Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop

ANTAKYA, Turkey, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- An Islamic State laptop computer found in Syria allegedly contains plans to build chemical weapons for spreading bubonic plague.The computer, now in Antakya, Turkey, belonged to a Tunisian militant named Muhammad S., ... [Published UPI - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Chris Marshall: Must prevent young Scots following IS

We have a job on our hands to stop young men joining Islamic State, writes Chris MarshallWHEN images first appeared of Abdul Raqib Amin – his face hidden behind a thick black beard and sunglasses, an AK-47 by his side – his old friends in Aberdeen were ... [Published The Scotsman - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

‘Tartan Taliban’: Dundee man’s ‘close ties’ to al Qaida leader revealed

A Dundee man dubbed the “Tartan Taliban” has been linked to the leader of an al Qaida terror training camp in Afghanistan.Documents written by officials at Guantanamo Bay were released by Wikileaks and claim former Lawside Academy pupil James McLintock, ... [Published Evening Telegraph - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Israel says no difference between Hamas and Islamic State: True?

The Israeli government has been working hard to convince the world that Hamas and the Islamic State, the jihadi group in Iraq and Syria, are cut from the same cloth. Benjamin Netanyahu says the self-styled Islamic State and Hamas are basically the same ... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 2 reports

Police bid to trace Scots jihadists

Police have said they are working to identify people with links to Scotland fighting in Syria and Iraq.Counter-terrorism officers said it would be "foolish" to discount the fact that some of those travelling to the countries have connections to Scotl ... [Published BBC - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Europe Grapples With Its Homegrown Jihadists

It was a threat Europe’s security services had long feared coming true. In June, Mehdi Nemmouche, a French-born jihadist who had returned to Europe after fighting in Syria with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, shot four people to death in an attack ... [Published Weekly Standard - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Scandinavian suicide bombers

Seven men from Denmark, Sweden and Norway travelled to war zones last year to kill themselves – and others.International terror researcher Magnus Ranstorp said the men, however misguided, see themselves as heroes.“Suicide bombers see themselves as the ... [Published Copenhagen Post - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Sweden nags Norway on terror alert tactics

Terrorism expert Ranstorp and a policeman in Norway. Photos: TTA Swedish terrorism expert has come forward criticizing the way Norway has handled its recent terror threat, saying the day the threat began was a "total intelligence failure".Sweden has started ... [Published The Local Sweden - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Swedish women join Syrian rebels

Lyssna: "Some go to fight, some to do humanitarian work and others to marry warriors." At least six young Somali women travelled from Stockholm to Syria in May to support the Muslim rebels fighting the Assad regime, according to a Muslim association ... [Published Radio Sweden - Jun 11 2014]
First reported Jun 04 2014 - Updated Jun 04 2014 - 3 reports

Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun

As the Obama administration seeks to invest more heavily in training and arming 'vetted, moderate' rebels in Syria's three-year civil war, a conflict that has already claimed over 150,000 lives and drawn the largest-ever concentration of foreign jihadists, ... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jun 04 2014]
First reported Apr 25 2014 - Updated Apr 26 2014 - 3 reports

Drone War Doesn’t Stop Al-Qaeda’s ‘Obsession’ With Striking U.S.

Al-Qaeda is so many places these days that it’s easy to overlook the one spot on the globe arguably most dangerous to the West. But the stony hills of southern Yemen stood out vividly in the video that surfaced on the Internet last week, as did the ... [Published TIME.com - Apr 25 2014]

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"the real difficulty in all of these weapons ... [is] to actually have a workable distribution system that will kill a lot of people" said Magnus Ranstorp, research director of the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College...

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ISIS Is Trying To Weaponize Bubonic Plague (Oba... [Published YID With LID - 8 hours ago]
Laptop reportedly seized from ISIS hideout hint... [Published Gnom.es - Aug 29 2014]
Islamic State Bubonic Plague Bomb: ‘Laptop of D... [Published Inquisitr - Aug 29 2014]
Does laptop prove Islamic State wants a dirty b... [Published Channel 4 - Aug 29 2014]
The Islamic State's Terror Laptop of Doom [Published AINA - Aug 29 2014]
Recovered ISIS Laptop Reveals Terror Groups' Bi... [Published Gizmodo - Aug 29 2014]
Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State ... [Published UPI - Aug 29 2014]
ISIS Laptop Details How To Make Bubonic Plague ... [Published Daily Caller - Aug 29 2014]
Islamic State's 'Laptop of Doom' [Published American Thinker - Aug 29 2014]
Chris Marshall: Must prevent young Scots follow... [Published The Scotsman - Aug 27 2014]
‘Tartan Taliban’: Dundee man’s ‘close ties’ to ... [Published Evening Telegraph - Aug 26 2014]
Israel says no difference between Hamas and Isl... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Aug 25 2014]
Police bid to trace Scots jihadists [Published BBC - Aug 24 2014]
Police bid to identify 'jihadists' [Published Wharfvalley - Aug 24 2014]
Revealed: Experts believe up to 30 Scots have j... [Published Daily Record - Aug 24 2014]
Europe Grapples With Its Homegrown Jihadists [Published Weekly Standard - Aug 15 2014]
Bizarre Twitter outburst by ISIS fighters who r... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 12 2014]
'Still a specific attack threat': terror expert [Published The Local Norway - Jul 30 2014]
Scandinavian suicide bombers [Published Copenhagen Post - Jul 29 2014]
Sweden nags Norway on terror alert tactics [Published The Local Sweden - Jul 28 2014]
ISIS Is Hiring Judges, Doctors And Engineers As... [Published Zero Hedge - Jul 02 2014]
Swedish women join Syrian rebels [Published Radio Sweden - Jun 11 2014]
Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jun 04 2014]
Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun [Published The Long War Journal (Site-Wide) - Jun 04 2014]
Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun [Published The Long War Journal - Jun 04 2014]
Drone War Doesn’t Stop Al-Qaeda’s ‘Obsession’ W... [Published TIME.com - Apr 25 2014]
Drone War Doesn’t Stop Al-Qaeda’s ‘Obsession’ W... [Published The China Blog - Apr 25 2014]
Drone War Doesn’t Stop Al-Qaeda’s ‘Obsession’ W... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Apr 25 2014]
Al-Qaeda urges followers to bomb the Savoy [Published Telegraph - Mar 18 2014]
Al Qaeda Launch English-Language Terror Magazine [Published Breitbart Feed - Mar 10 2014]
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ISIS Is Trying To Weaponize Bubonic Plague (Oba... [Published YID With LID - 8 hours ago]
Back then the plague was called the "black death, It was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–53.  Could it happen again? The ...
ISIS Is Hiring Judges, Doctors And Engineers As... [Published Zero Hedge - Jul 02 2014]
As we reported earlier , in what was perhaps the first official action by the jihadists with the glossy year end brochures , the newly crated ISIS Caliphate which stretches from Syria to Iraq (and which is not longer ISIS, just IS, or Islamic State) ...
Swedish women join Syrian rebels [Published Radio Sweden - Jun 11 2014]
Lyssna: "Some go to fight, some to do humanitarian work and others to marry warriors." At least six young Somali women travelled from Stockholm to Syria in May to support the Muslim rebels fighting the Assad regime, according to a Muslim association ...
Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jun 04 2014]
As the Obama administration seeks to invest more heavily in training and arming 'vetted, moderate' rebels in Syria's three-year civil war, a conflict that has already claimed over 150,000 lives and drawn the largest-ever concentration of foreign jihadists, ...
Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun [Published The Long War Journal (Site-Wide) - Jun 04 2014]
As the Obama administration seeks to invest more heavily in training and arming 'vetted, moderate' rebels in Syria's three-year civil war, a conflict that has already claimed over 150,000 lives and drawn the largest-ever concentration of foreign jihadists, ...
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